Christmas is the perfect time of year to play fun party games with friends and family. Entertain both kids and adults this year with free printable Christmas games. It’s the easiest way to entertain all your guests when you don’t have time to plan during the busy Christmas season.
All you need to do is print out the holiday party games and you’re ready to play. You can enjoy these hilarious games at family Christmas parties, school parties, office parties, on New Year’s Eve, or family game nights over winter break.
Look through our list of free printable Christmas game ideas like Bingo, Christmas Quiz Questions, Pictionary, Charades, Holiday Would you Rather Questions, Scavenger Hunts, Minute to Win It, and find the perfect games for your guests.
Let’s get the entertainment for your Christmas party planned so you can check it off your to-do list and enjoy this holiday season.
I’m sure your friends and family are going to have a blast playing and making great holiday memories together.
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Fun Free Printable Christmas Games for Family Parties
Enjoy time with your friends and family this holiday playing party games together. It’s a great way to relax and have fun just being with each other.
The free printable Christmas games are pretty versatile and can be played with all ages and at all different types of parties.
You’ll find both kids and adults will enjoy the challenge of the games and laughing while they watch each other compete and answer questions.
So let’s find the perfect Christmas party game for your family to try this year.
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Christmas Trivia Quiz Questions & Answers
Test your guest’s knowledge with fun Christmas Quiz Questions & Answers.
How To Play: You can divide your guest into groups or play individually. If you have younger kids you might want to mix them into a group with adults. There are some easier questions for kids to answer too.
Hand out the quiz questions to all the groups upside down. When you say go have the teams flip it over and start filling in the answers.
The winner is whichever group answers the most questions correctly.
Christmas Bingo is the easiest game to play with all age groups. It’s a casual game that allows the family to chat while you play which the adults will like and simple enough for kids to play.
It’s also a great School Party Game for classroom holiday parties.
How to Play: Give each player a Christmas Bingo Card and something to mark the boxes off. If you want to reuse the cards I’d use bingo chips. If you don’t plan to reuse the cards you can use Bingo dot markers.
Before the game cut out the sheet with the bingo square pictures and add them to a bowl. These are what you’ll use to call out the pictures.
When you’re ready to start pick a picture out of the bowl and call out the picture. Players will mark the square if they have the picture. The first person to get 5 squares in a row wins.
There are 9 different cards in the free printable set to use and 1 sheet of cards to call.
Grab Your Free Printable Christmas Bingo Cards.
Christmas Would You Rather Game
This Christmas Would You Rather game will have all your guests laughing either from the questions or the hilarious answers. You’ll love hearing why your kids would rather Meet the Grinch or Be the Grinch.
How to Play – Just print out the 24 funny questions and read the questions off to your guest. It’s that easy.
Christmas Scavenger Hunts for Lights & Home
Get your guests up and moving with a fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt. There are two different printable scavenger hunts one to do at home and one to do while visiting Holiday Light Displays.
You’ll get both versions with our free printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt.
Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
The Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt will get you out of the house and exploring local neighborhoods or holiday events.
Head to a local neighborhood that all the houses decorate or a Holiday Light Display in your area such as the Zoo or Botanical Gardens. While there search for the items on the list with the goal to find as many items as possible.
You can do this with just your family or go with friends in more than one car and see who can find the most items on the list.
If you’re in the Chicago area here are our favorite Christmas Light Displays In Chicago to do the scavenger hunt.
Scavenger Hunt at Home
You can also choose to do the scavenger hunt at home too. This version gives you holiday items to search for in your house.
To play at a Holiday party give everyone a list and see who can find all the items first. Or give a time limit and see who found the most items in say 4 Minutes for example.
If the group is large you could split up into teams to play and make it a competition.
Another idea is to make this a family game night. It would be fun on Christmas Eve to send the kids on a hunt to get out all their excited energy and have a fun activity for the night.
Virtual Scavenger Hunt
If you can’t be in person this year with family or friends plan a Virtual Christmas Party. You can easily do this as a Zoom Scavenger Hunt by emailing the list ahead of time and asking each family not to look at the list.
When you’re on Zoom tell everyone when to start and have each family search their own house for Holiday items on the list. Whichever family is back to the Zoom camera first with the list completed wins.
The Christmas Scavenger Hunt List for parties at home will work for this hunt.
Grab Your Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunts – You’ll get both printable games
Christmas Pictionary Word List
A great group game is Christmas Pictionary with teams at parties. Or play as individuals on a family game night.
All you’ll need is the Christmas Pictionary Word List, a large pad of paper, and markers. We like to use the Table Top Easel Pads so everyone can see what you’re drawing.
How to Play – Cut up the Pictionary cards, fold each card over and place them in a bowl. Teams then decided the order they will take turns drawing.
Each team will have one minute to draw what’s on their card and see if their teammates can guess it correctly. If they guess it the team gets 1 point. If they do not guess it correctly the other team gets one guess to see if they know the answer. Getting the point instead if they guess correctly.
The game ends when all the players have drawn one time. If your group is competitive make sure to keep track of the points to determine the winning team.
Christmas Charades Game
Have your friends and family act out Christmas Charades at your holiday party.
How to Play: Print out the Charade cards, fold them and add them to a bowl. Divide your party into teams.
Each team has 1 minute to act out the word on the card and have their team guess. If they get it right the team gets 1 point.
If they don’t get it right the other team has one guess to get the word correct. Then that team will get the point if they get it correct.
Have each team give everyone a chance to act out a word. Once everyone has gone the winner is the team with the most points.
If you need more words try our Charades Ideas for Kids with 144 Words & 8 Categories including Christmas.
Christmas Minute to Win It Games
Try these hilarious Christmas Minute to Win It Games at your holiday party this year. They are quick 1-minute games that are really funny to watch. Plus they are super simple to create.
Guests can compete in teams or individually to see who wins the most challenges.
We have tons of Holiday inspired games on our Family Christmas Minute to Win It page but here are a few favorites.
How to Play – Players try to shake ping pong balls (ie: snowballs) out of a tissue box tied to their waist. It’s pretty funny to watch!
To create the box you’ll wrap a tissue box with Christmas wrapping paper and add slits to slide a belt through to hold on players’ waists.
Once a player has the box on their waist add in 10 ping pong balls. When you say go the players have one minute to shake out as many balls as they can without using their hands.
When the minutes up count how many balls are left in the tissue box and the person with the lowest amount wins.
How to Play – Players use chopsticks to try and stack marshmallows on top of each other. The player who stacks the most marshmallows in one-minute wins.
Suck it Up
How to Play – Give each player two holiday-themed paper plates and a staw. On one plate add red and green skittles or M&Ms.
When you start the 1-minute timer players need to use the straw to suck up the skittles and move them to the other plate.
Whoever has the most skittles on the second plate after a minute wins.
How to Play – Tape 5 red solo cups to the end of a dining room table. This is a two-player game unless you have room to add more solo cups to your table.
Give each player 10 ping pong balls with each player having a different color. When you say go the players have 1 minute to get as many balls as possible into the red solo cups.
Find more even more tips and game ideas in our Family Minute to Win It Games for Christmas.
White Elephant Party Games
A fun holiday tradition is throwing a White Elephant party. Ask each guest to bring a funny wrapped gift under a certain price point you determine. Keep the amount low as this is just for fun.
Get tons of gift ideas in our Funny White Elephant Gift Ideas Under $20 for Kids & Adults.
How to Play: At the party, the guests will place their wrapped gifts on the table. Have your guest pick a number out of a bowl to determine the order everyone will pick their gifts.
The first player picks a gift off the table and unwraps it for everyone to see. The next player can either pick the gift the first player has or pick an unwrapped gift. If they pick a gift that is already unwrapped that guest gets to pick another gift from the table.
Keep going until everyone has a gift. See which gift is the one everyone at the party wants this year.
Holiday Escape Room
Another fun game idea for your Holiday party is hosting an escape room party. Escape room games are hugely popular right now and work great for groups or family parties.
One of our favorites to use is the Escape Room Geeks – Printable escape room kits. Just print out the story & clues and play. It’s that easy and a blast to play.
If you have kids who are a little older this would be fun for them to play while the adults talk at the holiday party too.
New Year’s Eve Games with Kids
Keep the fun going all season long with New Year’s Eve ideas for kids at home. Make it a special night whether you have a family party or you’re enjoying the evening at home with your kids.
Make easy DIY Confetti party poppers to shoot off and celebrate at midnight. Or whenever you pretend it’s midnight (:
You can also create a balloon countdown the kids can pop every hour to countdown to the New Year.
Find more fun ways to celebrate New Year’s with Your Kids and ring in 2022.
Holiday Gift Ideas
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Help your kids write Letters to Santa with these cute Dear Santa Templates.
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Are you ready now for a fabulous Christmas Party? I hope your family enjoys these printable Christmas games as much as our family has. Have a wonderful holiday season!
If you have more Christmas party game ideas please share them in the comments so we can all try them.
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