We are sharing 12 Hilarious Christmas Party Game Ideas for family and friends. The kids can play these games too.
We have lots of family Christmas games on the blog. Family games for gatherings are one of my favorite things! I have more links at the end of this post so be sure to scroll down.
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You will find funny Christmas party games for groups like the hilarious Reindeer Antler Game. There are festive games for a Christmas party like the Do You Hear What I Hear game and the wildly popular Unwrap The Gift Wearing Gloves Game. A good Christmas game idea for the family is the Jingle Bell Toss game which can be played throughout the season.
#1 Santa’s Delivery Game
This one is a good office Christmas party game because you can easily create teams with co-workers in different departments.
How To Play Santa’s Delivery Game
A Relay game to play in teams
The Purpose: The winning team will successfully deliver the most packages.
Supplies for the Game:
- Wrapped gift boxes
- Gift bags
- Jingle bells to go inside wrapped packages
Provide a large number of wrapped gift boxes and gift bags in various sizes with jingle bells inside for fun. No need for ribbons or bows.
Place a card table on both ends of the room. One will be the starting point where the packages will be placed. Select one person to be the hub manager. The hub manager is in charge of keeping count of the number of packages successfully delivered.
One by one, team members aka delivery drivers, will pick up as many packages as they can carry and quickly deliver them to the table at the other end of the room. Once there they will put them all down then pick them back up and deliver them back to the first table where the next member of their delivery team will then go.
Any packages dropped on the floor must remain on the floor and cannot be retrieved except by the hub manager who will return them to the starting table.
As the competition continues, the later players will need to carry more and more packages. The team to deliver the most packages successfully wins.
#2 Do You Hear What I Hear Christmas Party Game
How to play Do You Hear What I Hear Christmas party game
This game can be played in teams or as individuals.
The object of the game: Guess the number of bells in each box. Be the team or individual with the most correct guesses.
The number of boxes you use is up to you.
- Boxes in various sizes. You can repurpose empty food boxes such as instant oatmeal or cereal boxes or use gift boxes. But be sure to use multiple sizes.
- Jingle bells, like these (also check Dollar Tree)
- Gift wrap
How To Set Up the Boxes
Place different quantities of bells into each box. Give each box a name or number and make a note of how many bells are in each. Don’t let anyone see your note with the answers!
As you wrap each box, add a large label on the top with the name of the box that matches your list of how many bells are in each.
- Dasher, 13 bells
- Dancer, 11 bells
- Prancer,9 bells
- Vixen, 7 bells
- Donder, 5 bells
- Comet, 4 bells
- Cupid, 3 bells
- Blitzen, 2 bells
- Rudolph, 1 bell
You can create a big difference in the number of bells in each box by adding three to a box and seven to a box or only one. You get the idea.
How To Play
Give each player a sheet of paper and a pencil to write down their secret guess. Have them shake each box and guess how many jingle bells are in each.
Collect all of the answers. Once everyone is finished guessing, shake each box for the crowd and read the answers out loud stating who the winner is for each box. The person (or team) with the most correct answers wins the game.
#3 Christmas Carol Opposites Game
Christmas Carol Opposites Game is a free printable from Crafting Chicks.
You may want to pair folks up in teams of two and encourage a little friendly competition with this one.
#4 Holiday Family Feud
Pinned thousands of times and updated with free printables, Holiday Family Feud will make your party memorable!
Holiday Family Feud from Journey with Johnsons is complete with printable answers. This popular game will be lots of laughs at your party!
#5 Crepe Paper Christmas Game
How to play The Crepe Paper Christmas Game
A relay game for adults and children.
You will be wrapping a
victim, party guest in crepe paper to resemble either a Christmas tree, a snowman, or a Reindeer.
All supplies for this game are available at the Dollar store
- White, Green or Brown crepe paper
- 2 Hats for the snowmen
- 2 sets of reindeer ears
- Cheap stick on bows for the tree
- 2 Christmas head bands for tree topper
One person on each team will be the subject being decorated with crepe paper.
Team members will wrap the subject around and around with the crepe paper until well wrapped.
Once the wrapping is complete, top with the hat for the snowman or reindeer ears for the reindeer or the bows for the tree.
The first team to finish wins.
#6 Jingle Bell Toss
Jingle Bell Toss will be popular with guests of all ages especially those who love Corn Hole.
Jingle Bell Toss takes only a few minutes to create using simple supplies. Grab the easy tutorial from Playground Parkbench.
#7 Christmas BINGO
Break out some Kisses candy for markers and grab these free printable Christmas Bingo cards!
BINGO is always fun and one of those easy Christmas games you can play with classrooms, Sunday school, and even the family.
Who doesn’t want to play a game with candy involved? for these free printable Christmas Bingo game cards for children and adults. Save these and play them every year.
#8 Unwrap The Gift Wearing Gloves Game
How To Play the Unwrap The Gift Wearing Gloves Game is a good team relay game! Get ready for side-splitting laughter.
#9 Reindeer Antler Game
The Reindeer Antler Game is one of the most popular Christmas party games we have seen.
The Reindeer Antler Game is almost too much fun if there was such a thing as too much fun! This is a team game from Intelligent Domestications for those with a competitive spirit! You’ll want to repeat this game year after year for rivalry revenge!
#10 Stocking Stuffer Game
The Stocking Stuffer Game can either be a team relay or a one-on-one competition.
You will need:
- 2 Christmas Stockings
- a bowl full of stocking stuffer goodies such as candy or Dollar Store trinkets
- 2 spoons
Hang the stockings.
Place a large bowl full of the stocking stuffers onto a table near the stockings.
Each player gets a spoon which they will use to scoop up the stocking stuffers and fill their Stocking. If playing in teams, each player on the team gets one scoop and then hands off the spoon to the next person in their relay team.
The first player or team to fill the stocking wins.
#11 Candy Cane Game
There are so many different ways to use Candy Canes in Christmas games. I found this one on YouTube which looks like a lot of fun for families.
The object here is to get as many candy canes onto the one in your mouth as you can hold. You could do this as a relay by picking up one and carrying it to a designated location or filling a Christmas stocking with them. Use your imagination.
#12 Printable Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
This free printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Game is a great way to get the competition started early.
Begin this Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Game from Intelligent Domestications about a week before your party. Set up a Facebook page for everyone to submit pictures of each item as they find them and watch the competition begin! You may want to give a nice prize to your winner for this one!
More Fun Christmas Party Games
Also see, Party Appetizers and Food
- Glazed Bacon Crackers
- Christmas Magic Cookie Bars
- Four Ingredient Mini Cheese Balls
- Santa’s Candy Sleigh Treats for Kids
- Easy Festive Christmas Bark
- Black Eye Pea Salsa with Chips
- 3 Ingredient BBQ Meatballs