For several hundred years, Christmas has been synonymous
with playing and Christmas games. It is the time when the
family members gather and enjoy competitions and Christmas
Here in allthingschristmas.com, we have devoted a whole section
to computer games for children. You can visit the page via
for Kids-section or you can try some of the games here.
Look for more christmas computer games
in our christmas
for kids section
f you are looking for ideas for Christmas games to enjoy
together with family and friends, we also have some good ideas
games for children
1. Fill the Christmas stocking
Each team needs a sock, a spoon, a bucket, and
Divide the children into teams. Ask
the children to stand on one end of the living room
and hang up the socks at the other end. Place a bucket
with candy and a spoon in front of each team. A child
from each team shall now take a piece of candy with
the spoon, carry it to the sock and put the candy
inside. Now the child runs back to his team and gives
the spoon to the next child. The first team that puts
all of the candy in the sock wins. You can make the
competition more difficult by requiring the children
to hold the spoon with the mouth.
2. Sing the Christmas carol
Each participant receives a piece of paper and
All participants write 4 of their favorite
Christmas songs on a piece of paper. (Skip Jingle
Bells, otherwise everybody will choose that one).
When the songs have been written down, each song is
assigned a random number from 1-20. When the competition
starts, the organizer shouts out a number from one
to twenty. If one of your four numbers is called,
you have to sing the corresponding song. The first
participant who gets to sing all his four songs is
the winner. The competition is a lot of fun, because
everybody will soon be singing all at once.
Christmas games for adults
1. Can you guess the song?
This game is good to play right after dessert has been
served, i.e. when everybody is still seated at the table.
A person starts by choosing a word from a random Christmas
song. It is now the task of the other participants to sing
a Christmas song which contains the word and. Thereby. guess
the song. If nobody can guess the song, you say “I
challenge you” and now the challenger must sing the
song (to confirm that the word is actually included in the
lyrics of the Christmas song). It is not as easy as one
might think, and it’s definitely a lot of fun.
2. Do you know your partner?
This game is not particularly a Christmas game, but can
be played all year round whenever adults are gathered. It
is most appropriate if the party consists of couples. One
of the spouses leaves the living room and the rest of the
guests ask the remaining spouse questions about his/her
partner. It can be specific questions or ethical dilemmas.
When questions and answers have been written down, the other
spouse re-enters the living room and is now asked exactly
the same questions. A point is given for each time he or
she gives the same answer as the partner. Each point tells
how well you know your partner.
Christmas games: Guess the song
Most people – both children and grown-ups –
know a lot of parlor and Christmas games. Therefore it’s
a good idea also to ask the guests if they can suggest a
good game. Quite often, some of the guests have experience
with games which have worked well in previous occasions.
That way, you will also expand your range of Christmas games.
Xmas fun for children:
Fun for chrildren All the Year Round:
Xmas games and downloads for adults: