40 Christmas Party Game Ideas

Naughty or good, everyone loves a good party game — especially at Christmas. They’re a great method to break the ice and encourage guests to start mingling. The trick is to select the right games for your group.

With that in mind, we fashioned this interactive collection of Christmas party game ideas. Use the buttons to describe your get-together and let the holiday magic begin. Whether you are having a Christmas party with family and companions or an office party with co-workers, here’s a list of games that will add some fun to your party.

  • 1-Find Santa’s Friends

A scavenger hunt to find Santa’s companions is a great way to host a friendly game in which everyone wins. After saving a variety of plastic elves and reindeer, you can hide them throughout the house. Some of Santa’s companions should be easy to find, just in case younger kids select to play, whereas other items should be harder to find for the older children. You can also choose out of using plastic and go for stuffed Christmas symbols instead. Each child that finds one of Santa’s friends will receive a Christmas gift. You can also hide an additional amount of reindeer and elves so children don’t feel left out.

santa friends

  • 2- White Elephant Gift Exchange

Every year I see forward to our annual White Elephant gift exchange party. Julie, our host, prints out this Gift Give-and-take Poem to spice things up a bit.

  • 3- Two Truths and a Lie Game

Two Truths and a Lie is a famous icebreaker game. In the game, a person tells 3 stories about themselves, 2 of which are true, and one that is not. The aim of the player is to determine which story is not true. You can play this in a Christmas get-together setting in a group with the theme topic of their worst Christmas gift.

  • 4-What If / Then Game

Every person gets in a circle and is given two pieces of paper and a pen. On the first paper, each guest put pen to paper down any “What If” question. Bring together all of those papers into a bowl.

Afterward, pass out the “What If” questions and have each guest write the “Then” answer to that particular question onto their second piece of paper. Have each guest write their “What If” question into one bowl and the “Then” reply into a second bowl.

Now it’s time to recite them Mad Lib style. Have each guest take one paper from the “What If” bowl and one paper from the “Then” bowl. Take turns going around in a circle and reading the 2 papers back to back: What If / Then! It’s hysterical and a great crowd enjoys.

  • 5-Can you guess the Christmas songs from the images?

How fun would this reverse Pictionary game be at a Christmas get-together? Hold up the image and have the room guess what song it is. You can even split up into teams and like a little competition. This isn’t the best image – so if any of you talented artists reform this be sure to send it to me!

  • 6-Christmas Carol Pictionary Game

This isn’t a free download, but I thought it was a charming game made by a fellow blogger that you can play with all ages.

  • 7-Gift Wrapping Party

Wrapping holiday gifts can be an uninteresting chore, often amounting to hours expand on the floor in a sprawl of presents, cursing from the paper cuts and somehow every time running out of tape. Now turn that chore into a gathering, and you’ve got something much more fun and joyful.

  • 8-How to Host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Host a hysterically themed gathering where all the guests come wearing a hideous Christmas sweater they can find.

  • 9-How to host a Cookie Exchange Party

Organize a group of your companions and ask each guest to bring a dozen goodies for each guest, plus a few for the gathering sampling. Guests should also bring a copy of the recipe card for their baked item for every person.

  • 10-Christmas Themed Art Party

Have your guests create their own work of art while celebrating the day of the season.

Christmas Themed Art Party

  • 11-Santa’s Christmas Breakfast

I love this idea for a Christmas lunch party. Take a see at those donut towers! And I am freaking out a little bit over those mason jar beverage dispensers. I’m gonna have to get my hands on some of those.

  • 12-Santa’s Mustache Christmas Party

This is a Girls’ Night out Cocktail Gathering, but you can tweak it for an office or family affair. All the supplement and decor are all centered around the white mustache. Delightful!

  • 13-Winter Candy land

This get-together was hosted for a Kindergarten class, but you can use many of the components and decor ideas for a party of all ages.

  • 14-We Three Kings

A good-looking black, gold, and white themed lunch with all the creative accents like a frame, invitation, napkin rings, and place cards.

  • 15-Winter Wonderland Cocoa Part

An elegant get-together of white and baby blue glittered with snowflakes. Such an amusing theme color scheme.

  • 16-Gingerbread House Making Christmas Party

Astonishing decor and Christmas game ideas and party favor for the children this holiday season.

  • 17-Top 10 Christmas Activities for Children

There are a ton of Christmas crafts out there, but the projects I am performing today are not only loveable, but they are super SIMPLE and fun activities for children! Most of the projects only need a few materials to complete, and they are great for children of all ages.

  • 18- Eight Gingerbread Houses

Eight tutorials on how to make the most beautiful Gingerbread houses. This would be an enjoyable party theme or just an activity for the family.

  • 19-Christmas Mad Libs

Who doesn’t love a best Mad Lib?! Use these to keep the children busy over the holiday break, or roll them up and stuff them in their stocking on Christmas morning for some enjoyable family laughs.

  • 20-Printable Christmas Action Cards

Use these enjoyable action cards to get your little one engaged in some fun activities. Pick an image and let them act it out.

  • 21- Fill the Christmas stocking

Divide into teams and have the partakers race to fill their team’s hanging stocking with a spoonful of enfolded candy.

  • 22-Christmas gift wrap relay

Set up get-together lines of gifts, boxes, scissors, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape for each team. Either has every one player wrap one gift or make an assembly line of workers. Then competition to wrap!

  • 23- Word Find. Using Christmas word

Christmas, Poinsettia, Candy cane, etc.—have each person make as numerous smaller words from it as likely before the timer runs out.

  • 24- Christmas Carol Charades.

Get histrionic! You can’t beat this crowd pleaser, as it is sure to bring the jokes.

  • 25- Photobooth.

Provide silly props and backdrops for invitees to use to get silly in front of a photographer keep in mind it doesn’t have to be an expert.

  • 26- Birth year gifts.

Before drawing names, have everybody write down the year they were born. When you buy for that person you drew, purchase a gift relating to the year they were born. Be creative!

  • 27- Snowman building competition.

A judge on quickness or originality.

  • 28- Snowman wrapping contest.

Wrap a person like a snowman in toilet paper and beautify. First or best one victories.

  • 29- Snowball throwing contest.

Make a big bulls-eye in the snow with food coloring from spray bottles. Indicate points for each circle of the objective, like in darts or shuffleboard. Everybody makes the same amount of snowballs and throws for points.

  • 30-Decorate a person as a Christmas tree.

Using green crepe paper, adornments, tinsel—whatever you can find—beautify your tree. First or best one wins.$ Christmas holiday get-together class pet volunteer signs up.

  • 31- Pin the red nose on Rudolph.

The Christmas type of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

  • 32- Build an ice sculpture.

Freeze colored water ahead of time in the ice-cube serving dish, jello molds, and yogurt containers. Place all supplies on outdoor tables and have participants build sculptures or totem poles or whatever else you elect.

  • 33- Ornament guess.

Have guests guess the total number of adornments on the tree as they come into the party. The closest guess successes.

  • 34- Christmas stocking guessing game.

Fill a big stocking with items around the house and let the children guess what items are in the stocking.

  • 35- Christmas memory game.

Put Christmas items on a serving dish and give people one minute to memorize the items. Take the tray away and have them write as numerous down as they can remember in 30 seconds.

  • 36- Holiday ABC’s.

Give each kid or team a piece of paper with the alphabet written vertically from A to Z. Have them inscribe a holiday word that starts with each letter. The first one to complete the list of successes.

  • 37- Christmas tie game.

Use those old Christmas or horrible tries to have some fun. Give each team of 2 a tie. Using only one hand, one somebody must tie his partner’s tie. The first one did successes.

Christmas tie game

  • 38- Name that carol.

Make a list of lyrics from tunes that only provide 3-4 words from each song, not the title. The person who names all – or the most – songs in a sure amount of time successes.

  • 39- Christmas dice gift exchange.

Have everybody sits in a circle and start with a gift. Play a Christmas carol while 1-3 dice are being passed around space them out. Each person rolls and passes the dice. If they roll a six, they can business packages with whoever wants. At the end of the song, everybody keeps the package in front of him or her.

  • 40- Get what you really want gift game.

Have every person bring a wrapped gift for him. Gifts are all mixed up and passed out. Everybody opens one gift and then must guess who bought it. Have a list of everybody at the party so people can write down their guesses. Whoever has correct guesses successes? To spice it up, have everybody donate $1 to the pot. The winner gets the pot.