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Family Minute to Win it Games for Christmas Parties 2021

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Are you looking for hilarious family Christmas party games? Then you’ve found it! Everyone in your group will love these fun Minute to Win it Games for Christmas parties.

Minute to Win it games are fast challenges that are completed in 1 minute that families can play competitively or just for fun. This edition has all Winter and Christmas-themed game ideas.

The best part is the games are enjoyable for all ages making it the perfect Christmas game for kids and adults. Not only can you play them at your family party they are great for white elephant parties, school parties, family game nights, and holiday birthday parties.

Check out our list of the Best Family Minute to Win it Games for Christmas Parties and be ready for an unforgettable holiday party.

Make sure to visit our Easy Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Minute to Win It Games for Teens & Tweens to get even more party game ideas.

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Fun Minute to Win It Games for Christmas Parties Edition

Funny Minute to Win It Christmas Party Games the Whole Family will Love. Easy and quick games kids and adults can play together at family holiday parties, family game nights and school parties. Best part you probably have all the supplies at home already! Make this your new family Christmas tradition!

Are you ready to have a blast with family and friends playing these awesome Minute to Win It Christmas party games? It’s the perfect addition to any Christmas or Holiday party to add some excitement to your night.

Who knows it may even become your new Christmas family tradition.

Another great addition to your Christmas party is the FREE printable Would You Rather Christmas Questions. They’re funny holiday questions your kids will love. Read them off at dinner and get the whole family talking.

Free Printable Would You Rather Christmas Edition for Kids. Families will love these hilarious questions to ask at holiday parties, school parties, or family events. Just download the Christmas questions and print them out. It's that easy!

Consider adding to your Christmas party a fun White Elephant Gift Exchange too. It will go along with your Holiday party game theme plus who doesn’t love having a gift to take home after the party.

How to Play Minute to Win It

To play the game players are given a series of challenges that they need to be completed in 1 minute. You can play this game in large groups or in small groups for families.

Decide on Teams or Individuals

First decided if players will compete as a group or individually. This really depends on how many people you having playing the game.

If you decide to have groups you will now pick who is on each team. Sometimes it’s easier to assign the groups ahead of time so there is no fighting.

Decide Which Games to Play & Supplies

Decided which games you want to play and make sure you have all the supplies ready. Supplies are listed with the games below.

Save money on supplies by picking them up at Dollar Tree. You’ll be amazed at all the Christmas items you can find!

I even love to decorate my house for our Christmas party with DIY Christmas Decorations from Dollar Tree.

Competitive Or Not

Now determine if you want it to be a competitive game or a friendly game. Players can simply try to beat the 1-minute timer or play to beat the other teams.

If you choose to be competitive make sure you have a chart to write down each player or team’s times. This will help you keep track of who won each game.

How to Win

The player who completes the Minute to Win it challenges in 1 minute wins the game. If you are playing on teams or competitively and two or more players complete the challenge then the fastest player wins.

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Christmas Minute to Win It Party Games

Gift Wrap Challenge

Who Can wrap the gifts the fastest? A fun Minute to Win It Christmas Challenge for Holiday parties.

Supplies Needed gift boxes, wrapping paper, tape, scissors

How to Play – Give each player a stack of shirt gift boxes and wrapping paper. See how many boxes they can wrap in 1 minute.

This would be a fun game at a White Elephant Party too.

Tip: To make it harder use different size boxes so it’s more challenging to wrap. Just make sure there are similar sizes for each player.

Snowball Drop

Easy Minute to Win It Game for Families Drop in the Cup. Make it a Christmas party game with ping pong balls as snowballs and red solo cups. A fun addition to any holiday party.

Supplies NeededRed solo cups, painter’s tape or masking tape, white ping pong balls

How to Play – Set up by taping 5 red solo cups to the end of a long table for each player. Have players stand at the other end of the table across from their set of solo cups.

Each team can have two players working together or choose one individual to compete for each team.

Players or Team members are given 10 ping pong balls. If you buy white ping pong balls you can draw a face to make it look like a snowman.

When the timers start players have 1 minute to get as many ping pong balls in the cups as they can. If they drop balls on the ground and there is still time they can pick up the balls and keep going.

The winner has the most ping pong balls in their cups.

Holiday Shake UP

How to Make Junk in the Trunk Minute to Win it Christmas Party Game for Kids. Turn this classic minute to win it game into a Christmas theme with wrapping paper. It's a hilarious game everyone in your family will have a blast playing. Make it your new Christmas family tradition.

Supplies Needed – Empty tissue box, Belt, 10 ping pong balls or marshmallows, Christmas wrapping paper

How to Play – This game is Junk in the Trunk Holiday version. The first thing to do is make your holiday box. I wrapped my box in Christmas wrapping paper to make it a holiday game.

To make your box first wrap a kleenex box in Christmas wrapping paper making sure to leave the area your pull kleenex tissues unwrapped.

Next, cut two slits on the opposite side of the box opening. Then have the belt go through the slits.

Lastly, add to the box 10 ping pong balls and place the box around a player’s waist with the belt.

Players then have 1 minute to shake out all their ping pong balls. This is hilarious to watch!

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Hershy Kiss Challenge

Supplies Needed – Large bags of Hershy Kisses

How to Play – See how many Hershey kisses players can unwrap in 1 minute. Kids & adults love this game because they can eat all the chocolates they unwrap.

Keep it Up

Fun Holiday Party Game Keep It Up. A Minute to Win it Game perfect for Christmas parties for families. Kids and adults will have a blast playing and trying to keep the balloons from touching the ground.

Supplies Needed Red & Green Balloons

How to Play – Give each player 3 balloons. When the timer starts players need to keep all the balloons in the air for 1 minute. If any balloons touch the ground the player is out.

Christmas Song Mash-Up

Supplies Needed – Snippets of Christmas songs to play and paper & pen

How to Play – Create a Christmas song mash-up with short clips of several Christmas songs. Players need to identify what the title of the Christmas song is correctly for all the songs you play to win.

If no one names all the songs correctly the player who names the most correctly wins.

Snowman Stack

Christmas Party Game Marshmallow Snowman Stack Minute to Win It Game. Perfect for family Holiday parties for kids at school or home.

Supplies Needed – Bag of Marshmallows & Chopsticks

How to Play – Each player is given 4-5 marshmallows and a set of chopsticks. Players then have one minute to use the chopsticks to stack the marshmallows without them falling over.

Snowball Toss

Holiday Minute to Win It Party Game for Families. Snowball toss is a fun party game to play in groups at family Christmas parties.

Supplies Needed – Bag of Marshmallows & red solo cups

How to Play – Have each player pick a partner on their team. Have the partners stand 2-4 ft across from each other each holding a red solo cup. Give one of the partners a marshmallow to hold.

When the timer starts the players need to toss the marshmallow into their partners solo cup. The winning team has the highest number of throws that make it into the cup in 1 minute.

Tip: If you want the game to be harder get the miniature marshmallows to throw.

Pipe Cleaner Pick Up

Quick Minute to Win It Game Pipe Cleaner Pick Up. A fun Christmas Party games for families.

Supplies NeededRed and Green Pipe Cleaners, Hardware Nuts (not the food)

How to Play – The objective is for the player to get all the nuts (5-6) onto a pipe cleaner within a minute. Players can only use one had to thread the pipe cleaner into the nuts.

Tip: To make it easier for younger kids wrap two pipe cleaners together so it doesn’t flop as much.

Suck it Up

Fun Christmas Minute to Win it Game Suck it Up. Quick party game with M&Ms or Skittles, a straw and paper plates. Kids will love the challenge of this fun Holiday game.

Supplies Needed 2 paper plates per player, straws, and Red & Green M&Ms or Skittles

How to Play – Each player has two plates in front of them and a straw. On one plate add 10-12 M&Ms. Players need to use the straw with one hand to suck up an M&M at the end and transfer it to the other plate.

The first player to move all their M&Ms before the timer is up wins.

Trim the Tree

Fun Minute to Win It Christmas Challenge Trim the Tree. A fun holiday party game to race to decorated the tree in 1 minute.

Supplies Needed – Fake mini Christmas trees & small round ornaments (I bought these all at Dollar Tree)

How to Play – Give each player a tree and 20 ornaments. When the timer starts see who can hang all the ornaments on the tree before the 1-minute timer goes off.

Holiday Push

Supplies NeededHoliday gift box folded down, round ornaments, painters tape

How to Play – Create a start and finish line with painter’s tape on the floor. Make the lines 6-12 ft. apart. I like to use painter’s tape so it won’t leave a mark on your floor.

Give each player a folded-down gift box and a round ornament. When the timer starts players use the box as a fan to roll the ornaments across the floor to the finish line.

Players can not touch the ornament with the box only the wind can push it across. The first player to cross the finish line in 1-minute wins.

Tip: Make sure you get the shatterproof plastic ornaments so they don’t break on your floor.

More Minute to Win It & Holiday Games

Keep the fun going with more Minute to Win it Games and holiday game ideas. Don’t forget to plan your New Year’s Eve too!

Holiday Party Games

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FREE Printable Christmas Games

Check out all these great Free Printable Christmas Games for Kids too.

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Printable Christmas Bingo Games for Kids

Family Christmas Ideas

Get into the holiday spirit by visiting our Holiday Page where you’ll find fun family activities, decorations, desserts, and more.

Here are a few Christmas favorites:

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Turn Your Holiday Cards into a cool DIY Christmas Card Display and show off all those great pictures.

Save Money Decorating your whole house with DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Decorations & Hostess Gifts.

Amazing Christmas Oreo Balls – An easy No-Bake dessert that will be the hit of your party.

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Funny Would You Rather Christmas Questions for your next holiday party or classroom party. A fun party game the whole family will enjoy playing together this Christmas.

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