Keep your family and friends guessing with this collection of five Christmas Party Games that all involve the unknown! These games work well for both children and adults, so don’t be afraid to pull out a few of them at an adults only Christmas cocktail party as well as a school Christmas party for the kiddos. Be sure to include some of our other classic Christmas Party Ideas into your next holiday bash to make it extra special for family and friends alike!
- Christmas Guess Who: On your invitations, tell guests to bring Christmas photos of themselves as children. In the picture, they may be opening presents on Christmas morning or sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall or munching on a plate of decorated sugar cookies!When guests arrive, collect their pictures (make sure their names are on the back), number them, and attach them to a garland suspended on a mantel with clothespins.On a numbered answer sheet, have friends and family guess who’s who. The player with the most correct answers wins!
- Christmas Bell Pass: Have participants arrange chairs in a circle (make sure there is a chair for each player), and pick an “It” person to sit in the middle.The “It” must sing a Christmas carol of their choice out loud with their eyes closed. (Jingle Bells, White Christmas, or Frosty the Snowman would work well.)Meanwhile, the players on the outside of the circle must pass a bell from person to person.The “It” can choose at any time to end the carol, yelling “Stop!” At this time, the players on the outside of the circle must stop passing the bell. The “It” must then guess which person has the bell. If he or she guesses correctly, the person with the bell is the new “It”. If the “It” guesses incorrectly, he or she must stay in the middle for another round.
- Stocking Guessing Game: Before the game, fill a stocking with an assortment of stocking stuffers and other items (like an ornament, chocolate bars, stapler, pens, and other knickknacks), and seal the stocking by folding it over or stapling it shut.Pass the sealed stocking among players, allowing them to feel what is inside of it. Then, on a piece of paper, have each player write down what they think is inside the stocking. (Make sure they keep their answers secret!)After everyone is done writing down their answers, open the stocking and pull out each item. Have players check off all the items they guessed correctly. The player with the most correct guesses wins, and he or she receives the stocking filled with presents as a prize!
- Crown the King:This fun game (for 15-20 players) uses a British tradition (king’s paper crowns) in a way that will get everyone laughing! First, write a Christmas word on the front of each paper crown (i.e. Santa, snowman, ornament, present, eggnog).Give each player a crown, but tell them not to look at their words. After putting on their crowns (the word must face forward), players have to figure out what the word on their crown is, but there’s a catch. They can only figure out their words by asking a fellow player one yes or no question about their word at a time, then they must move on to another player.The first person to accurately guess the word on his or her crown wins! Modify this game by using Christmas carols on the crowns instead.
- Christmas Song Pictionary: This fun twist on Pictionary will have everyone on the edge of their seats! Separate players into teams of 2-3. One member from the team that goes first must pick a Christmas song from the hat without showing the song to his or her team members. Set 1 minute on the timer, and without talking the player must draw clues on a dry erase board so the other team members can guess the song. If the other team members guess the song, that team receives a point, and the next team now has a chance. Play a total of three rounds, and whoever has the most points wins! Try some of these song titles: Deck the Halls, O! Christmas Tree, Silver Bells, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Away in a Manger, The Christmas Song, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Do You Hear What I Hear?, The First Noel, Good King Wenceslas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Joy to the World, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, The Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Winter Wonderland
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