Top 10 Christmas Party Games For Groups

It’s Christmas! And, it is the time for the families to be together and revel the festivities. Let’s admit, planning for the holidays can be stressful. But, you ought to cut loose a bit. What can be a better way than enjoying some party games that will keep everyone engaged?

Games can anyway break the ice and bring everyone closer as a family. Well, the secret is to find the right games that complement your Christmas party theme and of course, dynamics of your group. Here is the collection of some amazing and truly enjoyable party games that all can enjoy together, be it the adults, teens, or kids. So, check them out.

10 Christmas Party Games For Groups:

1. The Christmas Charades:

Christmas Games for Groups

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You Will Need:

1. You will need some printable square charades in a bowl to play different characters.

How to Play:

  1. Divide the group into two teams to play this game.
  2. Set a theme like Christmas songs, movies, books, or characters.
  3. Choose a player from one team to pick one card from the bowl.
  4. Now, the player has to act the topic to let their team folks get an idea of it.
  5. The player has to tell the number of words they are going to enact and act out the object without speaking a word.
  6. The team has to make a guess and the team guessing most of the words right will be declared the winner.

2. Winter Minute To Win It- Snow Shovel Race:

Snowball shovel race

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You Will Need:

  1. Cotton Balls
  2. Spoon or Ice Cream Scoop
  3. Minute Timer
  4. A Large Bowl

How to Play:

  1. Make two teams with an equal number of players in each.
  2. A player from the first team will shovel the cotton balls one-by-one into the bowl.
  3. Allow one minute to each player for shoveling the maximum number of cotton balls.
  4. See which player and which team scoop the most number of balls and decide the winning team accordingly.
  5. When shoveling the balls, only the spoon or scoop should touch the balls and it should be done without using another hand.

3. Guess The Christmas Song:

Name that Tune

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You Will Need:

Some clues for Christmas carols and their answer key.

How To Play:

  1. It is simple to play. You can either make two teams or play as individuals.
  2. A person will pick a clue from the bowl and guess the sing and its artist.
  3. The players with the highest score will be the winners.
  4. You can gift them small Christmas goodies for scoring the highest points.

4. The Fun Paper Plate Game:

Christmas Paper Plate Game

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You Will Need:

Strong and sturdy paper plates and pens for every player

How To Play:

  1. Ask everyone to put the paper plates on their heads.
  2. One person should give them instructions on what should they draw on the plate. For example, make them draw a Christmas tree, add some decorations to it, draw a star on the top of the tree, make a fireplace, hang a stocking, and draw some small presents.
  3. After completing the instructions, let everyone see what they have drawn.
  4. Give points for the best drawing and a prize to reward the winner!

5. Reindeer Antlers Using Balloons:

Balloon Antlers

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You Will Need:

  1. Cheap Panty Hose
  2. Assorted Balloons in Different Sizes
  3. A Timer

How To Play:

  1. Divide the group into 2-3 teams depending on the number of people.
  2. Give each group a pair of pantyhose and assorted balloons in a bowl.
  3. Give them 10 minutes to finish.
  4. Members of each team will blow the balloons and give them to the leader who plays reindeer.
  5. The person will quickly stack balloons in the pantyhose.
  6. When the timer goes up, every lead player will put on the antlers immediately.
  7. The team with the best antler wins!

6. Christmas Scavenger Hunt:

Scavenger Hunt Games

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You Will Need:

  1. Pictures of some Christmas items with location clues.
  2. Actual items that are hidden at different locations as per clues.

How to Play:

  1. Take pictures of items to be used in the game and get them printed.
  2. Place the items at different locations around the room, in the Christmas tree, on the mantel, etc.
  3. Make two teams and tell them what they need to find.
  4. Give them separate card piles for items to find.
  5. Show the cards one by one and let the players go to find the items in the room.
  6. The team that finds all the items on its card pile will be declared a winner.

7. Christmas Who Am I Party Game:

Guessing Game for Christmas

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You Will Need:

  1. Stick-on labels
  2. Pens

How To Play:

  1. Choose one name for every person playing this game but, don’t let anyone see these names before starting the game.
  2. You can take the names of celebrities, political figures, storybook characters, movie characters, or any other theme. They should be easy to guess for everyone. If you have a theme set for your party, you can write names of related characters to add more fun.
  3. Now, tell the rules to each player. They can ask 20 questions from 20 different people at the party. The questions can be simple like ‘Am I a male?’, ‘Am I a character in a movie?’, etc. The questions shouldn’t be either/or types.
  4. Whoever comes first and guesses the name correctly will be the winner.
  5. If everyone loves this game, you can play it again with a new set of tags and theme.

8. Decorate The Christmas Tree:

Decoration Games

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You Will Need:

  1. 2 small Christmas trees
  2. Some beautiful Christmas ornaments
  3. 2 Tree toppers
  4. Tinsel

How To Play:

  1. Divide the groups into two teams.
  2. Give them an equal number of ornaments and one topper each.
  3. Let them decorate the tree with all the stuff they have.
  4. Whichever team completes the decoration first will win the game.
  5. You can try some variations of this game for kids. Let them hang as many ornaments as they can or ask them to find out any specific type of ornament on the tree. Whoever guesses first will be the winner.

9. Poke a Christmas Tree:

Poke a Tree Game

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You Will Need:

  1. Assorted tissue papers
  2. Paper cups in red and green color
  3. Craft paper
  4. Holiday duckies in cute colors
  5. Rubber bands

How To Play:

  1. First, you need to make this super cute Christmas tree by placing one duckie or any other small gifts/toys in each cup and cover it with a colored tissue paper. Tie the paper on the cup with a rubber band. Now, stick these cups on a foam core sheet.
  2. Number each hole and let each player pull a number from a Santa hat to see which hole they can poke.
  3. You can also use a NERF gun and let each player shoot the hole whose number was pulled by them. If they miss, pass the gun to the next player.
  4. This is a truly fun game to play even with a large group.

10. One-Armed Gift Wrapping Game for Teams:

Gift Wrapping

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You Will Need:

  1. A few boxes
  2. Roll of wrapping papers
  3. A roll of tape
  4. Some ribbons
  5. A pair of scissors

How To Play:

  1. This is a group game played by two or more teams.
  2. Divide the group into pairs of two players. each player can use only one hand to play this game.
  3. Each team has to wrap the presents and put a ribbon on the boxes.
  4. Whichever team wraps the present first will be declared the winner and will be given a gift.

These are some amazing games that you can play with groups of any sizes and ages. This holiday season, let everyone forget all stress and indulge in the perfect fun with a game that brings them closer. You can use these games as an ice-breaker or just to keep all engaged. Kids especially love them a lot. So, what’s your idea of party game this Christmas? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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