25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (2024)

These Christmas games are perfect for any holiday party! They’re allChristmas party games you can play with things you’ll likely find around the house and that everyone will love! No need to play all of them, pick a few of these Christmas games for kids and a few Christmas games for adults, and you’re all set for one festive holiday party!

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Christmas Games Everyone Will Love

As someone who has been hosting parties for years and coming up with new Christmas party games every year, I’m here to tell you that these fun Christmas games will make every holiday occasion more fun.

Kids, teens, and adults will all be laughing hysterically playing and watching other people on their play these games!

If you’re looking for something less active, these aren’t for you but this Christmas scavenger hunt or this Christmas kisses trivia game might be!

Or maybe one of these Christmas activities for families. There’s a fun activity for everyone!

I created 25 Christmas games to play but you could easily just pick out a handful! These work really well for classroom parties (I should know – I’ve been the room mom for years), family parties, and even office parties!

They’re guaranteed to make your next Christmas party one to remember! I know they always have been at our past Christmas parties!

How to Play These Christmas Games

All of these games areMinute to Win It style gamesand depending on the number of people playing, there aredifferent ways you can play them. Don’t know whatwhat minute to win it games are?Start with myminute to win it games pagethat’s full of instructions, scoring ideas, and more!

Or just pick and choose a couple of games and don’t do a Christmas edition of minute to win it games at all! Just use them as short games – perfect for Christmas games for kids stations!

You can play the games in one of three ways:

  1. Individual games – one player will be trying to beat the clock for each game.
  2. Group games – pick two players for each game who will going head to head against each other playing a game rather than trying to beat the clock.
  3. Team version – you’ll split your group into two (or 3 or 10 depending on the number of guests) teams. For each game, teams must choose one player from each team to compete head to head in the game with the other teams.

Tip!

If any of these games seem too easy or too hard for the group you’re playing with, feel free to adjust slightly.

Minute to Win It Christmas Games

These festive games are perfect for playing before or after Christmas dinner, at parties throughout the holiday season, or any time you’re just looking for some holiday fun! They’re the best Christmas games we’ve tried and just so much fun!

#1- Marshmallow Munch

Supplies Needed: Mini marshmallows25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (2), hot chocolate25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (3), andsmall cups25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (4)

How to Play:
Eat an entire bowl of mini marshmallowsand drink a cup of hot chocolate in a minute (or race to be the first) or the allotted time.

#2 – Candy Cane Catch

Supplies Needed: Christmas tinsel25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (5), chairs, and candy canes25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (6)

How to Play:
Tiea piece of ribbon or twine from one post or chair to another.Players must stand on top of the chairs and try to be the first to drop a candy cane from the chair onto the ribbon and get it to stay there.

Play until the first player gets a candy cane to catch on the ribbon or see who can get the most in a minute.

This is one of the more difficultChristmas minute to winit games for kids but is one of my favorite games for adults because it’s actually challenging.

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#3 – Toy Touchdown

Supplies Needed:Christmas figurines25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (8) or plastic Christmas ornaments25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (9), Christmas basket25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (10), duck tape25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (11), and panty hose25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (12)

How to Play:
Players must pass small toys or ornaments under theirlegs like they’rehiking a football and have a teammate catch them in a small Christmas basket that’s attached to the second player’s back.

Teams race to be the first team to catch five or see who can get the most in a minute. This one is great for the entire family – just pair older players with younger ones!

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#4 – Elf Toss

Supplies Needed:Plastic elves, holiday buckets25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (14)

How to Play:
Players have a minute to try and tossmini plastic elves into a line of buckets (one 5″ away, one 7″ away, and one 10 feet away).

Player has to make elves into each of the buckets in the time to win. This is the perfect game for when you want kids to be able to play on their own (like at classroom parties).

#5 – Snowman Shake

Supplies Needed:White ping pong balls25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (15)or ballornaments, tissue boxes25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (16), duct tape, and panty hose25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (17)

How to Play:
Decorate white ping pong balls to look like snowman faces. Fill an empty tissue box with the snowmen ping pong balls and tape the tissue box (or use a velcro belt glued to the box) to someone’s backside.

Player has to shake all of the snowmen out of the tissue box before the time runs out. Or if you’d rather not decorate like snowmen, use ornaments instead.

If you’re looking for family-friendly Christmas activities that are also hilarious, this one is always a good time! Try it at your next holiday party, office party, or even just for a little friendly competition for a Christmas family night!

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#6 – North Pole Pop

Supplies Needed: Balloons (these holiday balloons would be fun!) and winter gloves25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (19)

How to Play:
Player have to pop 10 balloons using just their hands with winter gloves on before the time runs out.

We did this in our Avengers party with hulk gloves, and it was absolutely hilarious! Definitely one of the most fun minute to win it Christmas games for adults!

This one can be more difficult for younger children but makes a perfect game for a teen or adult type of party.

#7 – Jingle BellJam

Supplies Needed: Gift boxes25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (20), jingle bells25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (21), holiday wrapping paper25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (22)

How to Play:
Before the party, fill five boxeswith different amounts of jingle bells than wrap like holiday presents.

Player has to shake wrapped presents filled with jingle bells to determine how many jingle bells is in each, putting them in order of the most jingle bells to the least.

This holiday game can be changed up for any season just using different items inside the box!

#8 – Naughty or Nice

Supplies Needed: Red and green candies25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (23), bowls25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (24), pieces of paper that say naughty and nice

How to Play:
Set out bowls full of red and green candies, making sure to have the same amount in each one. Players must quickly go through a bowl of red and green candies and divide the candies (one candy at a time) into separate bowls across the room labeled naughty or nice. Red candies go into the naughty bowl and green candies go into the nice bowl.

First player to separate all of their candies wins.

#9 – Reindeer Wrap

Supplies Needed: Brown crepe paper25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (25) and reindeer headband25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (26)

How to Play:
Players have to wrap a teammate from head to toe with brown crepe paper and top with reindeer headband to finish the challenge. If player breaks the crepe paper, they can continue wrapping to cover them completely.

You could also switch this up and use green streamers and wrap them up like a Christmas tree, bonus points for decorating them later!

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#10 – Snowball Fight

Supplies Needed:White ping pong balls25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (28), fish bowl25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (29), cotton balls25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (30)

How to Play:
Player has to bounce (or toss) white ping pong balls into an empty fish bowl at the other end of the table while other players are throwing cotton ballsat the ping pong balls the player is bouncing, trying to knock their balls out of the way. Player has to bounce one ping pong ball into the bowl to win.

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#11 – Rudolph Race

Supplies Needed:Red poms25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (32), spoons, vaseline25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (33), and Rudolph poster25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (34)

How to Play:

This is one of my absolute favorite minute to win it Christmas games!

Give each player a red pom pom and a spoonful of vaseline. Players haveto race to be the first person to put a red pom pom on Rudolph’s nose (make sure to put a bit of vaseline on his nose as well) on the other side of the room.

To play, players must dip their nose into the spoonful of vaseline then get the red pom pom to stick to the vaseline on their nose. Once the red pom is on their nose, they must move across the room and stick it to Rudolph’s nose.

The catch? They can’t use their hands at any time.

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#12 – All Through the House

Supplies Needed: MiniChristmas figurines25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (36)

How to Play:
Before the party, hide mini Santa or Christmas figurines (at least one for each player) all through the house.

To play, players must race to search the house to find a mini Santa. This one would be great to play as a team relay, have one player search first and when they find one, they tag the next player who searches.

Either the player or team to find Santa first wins.

#13 – Ornament Roll

Supplies Needed: Ball ornaments25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (37), gift boxes25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (38), and painter’s tape25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (39)

How to Play:
Give each player an ornament and a gift box and have stand behind a lined taped on the ground with painter’s tape. Tape another line across the room (best done in a large empty room or gym).

To play, players must fan their gift box toward their ornament to get it to roll across the room and over the other line. Players can’t actually touch the ornament with the box, just use it to create wind to “blow” it.

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#14 – Mistletoes

Supplies Needed: Christmas tinsel25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (41), chairs, and artificial mistletoe25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (42)

How to Play:
Hang a thin Christmas ribbon or strand of garland across two chairs or posts, low enough to the ground that players can reach it with their feet if they’re sitting on the ground. Give each player plastic mistletoe, twofor kids and three to fivefor teens and adults.

To play the game, players must race to be the first to hang the mistletoe on the ribbon using just their toes to hold it.

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#15 – Trim the Tree

Supplies Needed: Mini Christmas trees25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (44), plastic Christmas ornaments25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (45)

How to Play:
Pick up a handful of mini Christmas trees and place them in a line on the floor. Give each player a bucket full of plastic ornaments that have hooks on them and have them stand on a line of painter’s tape 10 feet away from the mini trees.

Players race to be the first to trim a tree by tossing ornaments from the line to try to get them to hang on the tree. First one toget five ornamentson their tree wins.

#16 – Mommy Kissing Santa

Supplies Needed: Hershey kisses, mom stickers25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (46), Santa stickers25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (47)

How to Play:
Before the party, put little stickers on the bottom of Hershey kisses – somemom/woman stickers and some Santa stickers. To play the game, set out the Hershey kisses in agrid (lined up).

To play, players must pick a Hershey kiss from the grid and look at the bottom. If they pick a kiss with a mom or Santa sticker on the bottom, they hold on to it and pick another Hershey kiss.

If they pick one with no sticker on the bottom, they must eat the Hershey kiss and pick another one. Players continue picking Hershey kisses until they find a kiss with a mom and a kiss with a Santa on the bottom.

#17 – Jingle Bell Rock & Roll

Supplies Needed:Ball ornaments25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (48) and jingle bells25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (49)25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (50)

How to Play:
Place five ball ornaments lined up on the end of a table and give the player 10 jingle bells and have them stand on the opposite end of the rectangle table.

To play, players must roll their jingle bells from one end of the table and attempt to knock off all five ornaments from the opposite end of the table.

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#18 – Let It Snow

Supplies Needed:Plastic spoons25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (52), cups, cotton balls25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (53), and bowls

How to Play:
Give each player a plastic spoon and a cup full of cotton balls. On the other side of the room, place an empty bowl for each player.

Players must race to get 10 cotton balls from the cup to the bowl on the other side of the room, using just the plastic spoon. The plastic spoon must be held in the player’s mouth. If they drop a cotton ball, they should leave it and go back and get another one.

First player to get all 10 cotton balls in their bowl wins.

#19 – White Christmas

Supplies Needed:White streamers25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (54)

How to Play:
Give each player two large rolls of white streamers. Players must holdone roll of streamers in one hand and one in the other. When the timer starts, players have to try to unroll both rolls of streamers, however they can. The only rule is that they cannot use their hands other than to hold the streamers.

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#20 – Wreath Toss

Supplies Needed:Green or red poster board25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (56), Christmas wreath25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (57), and empty paper towel rolls25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (58)

How to Play:
Get cheap wreaths from Amazon or the dollar store and have players try to toss them onto empty paper towel rolls glued onto Christmas colored poster board. To win, players must land two wreaths on their toilet paper roll.

#21 – Fill the Stockings

Supplies Needed:Stockings25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (59), Christmas tinsel or ribbon25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (60), and coloredping pong balls25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (61)

How to Play:
Hang stockings (1 for each player) from a ribbon or rope tied tightly across from two posts or chairs. Give each player a bucket full of ping pong balls, preferably of different colors then send them across the room from the stockings.

Players race to be the first to bounce the ping pong balls into the stockings from across the room. If you have multiple colored ping pong balls, players can shoot for any of the stockings. If you’re using all white ping pong balls, I recommend assigning everyone to one stocking to make it easier.

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#22 – I Want a Hula Hoop

Supplies Needed:Hula hoops25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (63) and Christmas gift bags filled with heavy items (just to weight them down)

How to Play:
Give each player a hula hoop and set up one gift bag per person on the other side of the room. Players must roll their hula hoop down the hall and try to get it to land around the gift bag (make sure they’re heavy!).

First player to get their hula hoop to land successfully around the gift bag wins.

If they miss the gift bag, they must run down and get their hula hoop and run back. Or make it more difficult and make them hula back.

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#23 – Sugar Plums Dancing

Supplies Needed: List of Christmas songs

How to Play:
Give each team a list of Christmas songs that everyone other than one person on the team can see. Teams must race to be the first to get their “guesser” to guess the title of all of the Christmas song titles on their list.

Teams can work together like in reverse charades to act out the song title but no words, no singing, and no sign language. It’s speed charades.

You can either do the first person to get through the entire list or first team to guess like five of the songs on the list.

#24 – Twelve Days of Christmas

Supplies: 12 days of Christmas items, bucket, other small Christmas trinkets25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (65) and figurines

How to Play:

Give each team a bucket filled with Christmas trinkets, including items associated with the 12 days of Christmas (e.g., partridge, doves, gold rings, etc.). Make sure that there are all of the items for the 12 days as well as other items to confuse the teams.

Have teams stand at one end of the room and put a bucket per team at the other end of the room.

When you say go, a team member must run to the bucket and find something that fits ones of the 12 days of Christmas and bring it back to their team. Players rotate like a relay, going to the bucket until they find something for each of the 12 days.

I recommend giving them a list of the 12 days to check them off as they go.

Ideas for 12 days of Christmas items:

#25 – Secret Santa

Supplies Needed:Small gift boxes25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (111), picture of Santa25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (112), index cards25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (113) or small pieces of paper, wrapping paper25 Hilarious Christmas Games for Any Age (114)

How to Play:
Before the party, wrap up aa bunch of small boxes (about 5 person team playing) and inside some of those, put a small piece of paper with a picture of Santa on it. In the other boxes, put a small piece of paper with nothing on it.

To play, players have to choose one present from the table and unwrap it with oven mitts on their hands. If the present has a Santa inside, they’re done. If not, they have to choose another present and continue unwrapping until they find a secret Santa.

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#27 – Reindeer Games

Rudoph may not have been allowed to join in any reindeer games but no one said you can’t! Pick one of these 12 reindeer games (or play them all) for a hilarious addition to a holiday party! They’re especially perfect if you’re looking for family Christmas games!

Split into teams or let people play for individual prizes in these reindeer games!

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#28 – Nutcracker Games

In these fun games inspired by Nutcrackers and the Nutcracker ballet, teams have to do everything from walking like a nutcracker to popping balloons in pairs! We did these for a family party last year, and they were hysterical!

There are nine total Nutcracker games to choose from that would be perfect for any Christmas party, Nutcracker themed or not!

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#29 – Candy Cane Games

Ever hosted a candy cane Olympics? We did with these 12 candy cane games that are all simple, hilarious, and use pretty much just candy canes! There’s a reason these games went super viral on social media!

You can get all of the candy cane games here – play them all as an Olympics like we did or just choose a few!

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#30 – 12 Days of Christmas games

I already mentioned doing a game that’s inspired by the 12 days of Christmas but what about 12 different games, each for one of the days? Like stacking turtle doves, circling things with golden rings, and more!

Any of these 12 days of Christmas games would make the perfect addition to your next Christmas party!

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Christmas Prize Ideas

Let’s be honest, most people want to win a gift card or cash. But if you want to make it more fun, do Christmas inspired prizes like one of the ideas below. Or create a Christmas punch game like this one and fill it with surprise prizes (that also include cash and gift cards).

Tip!

You can choose either one winner (and 2nd and 3rd place) or you can have one winner per game! If you do one winner per game, I’d go with smaller prizes!

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How many people can play these games?

The beauty of these Christmas games is that you can use them with large groups, small groups, or even just your own family! If you’re playing with a large group, you’ll want to split into teams and have one player per team play each event. If you’re playing with small groups, you can have individuals compete against each other or just have one person do each event to win a prize!

Do you have any printable Christmas games?

If you’re looking more for printable Christmas games instead of active ones, try this Christmas trivia game, this Christmas music bingo, this guess the Christmas carol game, or even this Christmas movie trivia game.

Can I print the instructions for these games?

You can download a PDF version of the first 25 games by clicking on the button at the bottom of this post. It will have all of these games in a printer friendly version that’s ready to go! If you want the additional games like reindeer games and candy cane games, you’ll have to go to those individual posts for all the details!

What are good Christmas games for the whole family?

The best Christmas games for a family gathering where you want everyone to be able to play together are simple games that everyone can play like these Christmas minute to win it games! All of the games are easy enough that kids, teens, adults, and even grandparents can play, which is what makes them so fun! Plus, you don’t have to worry about trying to buy gifts or figure out questions that work for all ages and genders.

More Great Christmas Games

I have an entire collection of awesome Christmas games – so many you’re guaranteed to find something for the party you’re looking for no matter the holiday theme!

  • Christmas party games – a collection of fun Christmas party games including printable ones, more minute to win it games, and more! This also has a lot of the classic games like Christmas charades, Christmas bingo, the saran wrap game, and more!
  • Christmas dice game – the best gift exchange game ever and all you need are dice!
  • Christmas gift games – 12 fun and unique gift exchange ideas for any event including ones that use Christmas cards, poems and more! They’re way more fun than traditional white elephant gift exchanges!
  • Christmas emoji game – how many Christmas movies can you guess when they’re described just using emojis?
  • Left Right Christmas game – two poems (one for adults, one for kids) for gift swapping!
  • Christmas matching game – this go caroling game is one of the most fun Christmas memory games and kids love it!
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