Fun Family Friendly Christmas Games

As we welcome the holiday season, there’s no better way to embrace the magic of Christmas than by playing some fun family games. Christmas is the perfect time to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Whether you’re hosting a gathering with extended family or enjoying an intimate celebration at home, these fun games are sure to add a sprinkle of joy and laughter to your festivities. 

  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt: 
  • Turn gift-giving into a thrilling adventure with a Christmas scavenger hunt. Create a list of clues that lead participants from one location to the next, ending in the discovery of a special Christmas prize. You can tailor the clues to your home or neighborhood, making it a personalized and exciting activity for all ages. 

  • Ornament Decorating Contest: 
  • Give your tree a unique touch by hosting an ornament decorating contest. Provide plain ornaments, along with a variety of decorating supplies such as glitter, paint, and ribbons. Let each family member unleash their creativity, and then vote on the best-decorated ornament. The winner gets a special holiday treat or the honor of placing the masterpiece at the top of the tree. 

  • Christmas Bingo:
  • Put a festive spin on the classic game of bingo with Christmas-themed cards. Create bingo cards featuring holiday symbols like snowflakes, ornaments and candy canes. Use small candies or festive markers as placeholders and enjoy the friendly competition. Have fun Christmas treats and prizes for the winners of each round. 

  • Gingerbread House Decorating Contest: 
  • This is a classic holiday festivity that is sure to bring out all the smiles from your family and friends. Set up a gingerbread house decorating station with all the trimmings - candy canes, gumdrops, frosting and more. Divide the family into teams, or fly solo, and let the creativity flow. The results may not be architectural masterpieces, but the memories created will be priceless. 

  • Christmas Carol Karaoke: 
  • Bring out the inner rock star in your family with a Christmas carol version of karaoke night. Create a playlist of everyone’s favorite holiday tunes and let the singing competition commence. Bonus points for creative costumes and dance moves! 

  • Christmas Charades: 
  • Gather the family around for a classic game of Christmas charades. Write down holiday-themed phrases, movies, or songs on a piece of paper, and let the fun begin! Watching Uncle Bob act out “Frosty the Snowman” is sure to be a highlight of the evening. 

  • Gift Wrapping Relay: 
  • Turn the often mundane task of gift wrapping into a lively competition. Set up a wrapping station with paper, ribbons, and tape, and divide the family into teams. Each team member must race against the clock to wrap a designated number of presents. The catch? Participants must wear oven mitts while wrapping, adding an extra layer of challenge and hilarity to the game. 

    This Christmas, ensure your family gathering stands out by incorporating these festive and entertaining games. Whether you’re sharing laughter during a round of Christmas Charades, or racing to wrap presents, these activities are sure to add an extra layer of joy to your  celebrations. After all, ‘tis the season for love, laughter, and making cherished memories with those who matter most. 

    If you missed any of our past posts, you can read them here, and don’t forget to look out for next week's blog post; 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails.  

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