Games are an important part of any party or celebration. During the holidays, especially, games can really get party guests into the spirit of the season. If you’re looking for party games and activities specifically for children, check out Christmas Games for Kids. Here are some tips on how to play Christmas party games:
Christmas Party Games
1. Christmas Trivia Game:
A Christmas trivia game can be adapted for adults or children. Ask a series of Christmas-related trivia questions and have the guests write down their answers. Whoever has the most correct answers at the end of the game wins. You can create trivia questions based on the birth of Christ, Christmas folklore, Christmas traditions, Christmas television shows, Christmas songs and carols, etc.

2. “Grinch” Christmas Gift Swap:
Have each guest bring a wrapped Christmas gift to exchange. Players will then each draw a number out of a hat. Whoever goes first gets to choose and open one of the gifts. Player number 2 will then have the option of “stealing” that gift or selecting and opening another gift. As the play goes on, players who have the higher numbers will be able to select from any of the opened gifts or a new gift.

3. Pin the Nose on Rudolph or a snowman, Santa,etc :
This is a fun game for young children. Get a piece of cardboard and draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s face on it. Don’t draw Rudolph’s red nose, however. Instead, cut out several red circles and put a piece of tape on the back of each one. Give each player a red circle “nose” and then blindfold players as they try to pin the nose on Rudolph’s face. Whoever pins his nose closest to the correct spot wins. If Rudolph isn’t your favorite character (or you think he is too hard to draw), you can make this game based on a snowman, Santa or any other Christmas character.

4. Christmas Character Game:
This is a fun game for party guests of all ages. Write down the names of all of the Christmas “characters” you can think of, from Christmas stories, songs, TV shows, etc. Some examples of Christmas characters include Santa Claus, Ebenezer Scrooge and The Grinch. You may even want to include characters from holiday-themed movies, like George Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Players each draw a character’s name out of a hat and then portray their character by answering yes and no questions that are asked of them by the other guests. The last person to stump the other players wins. A variation of this game can be played by drawing the character names but not allowing the players to see who their character is. The name of their character is then pinned or taped to their back. The players must then try to figure out who they are by asking questions of the other guests.

5. Christmas Scavenger Hunt:
This is another good party game for young children-and adults will enjoy this too. Create a list of Christmas-themed objects that guests must hunt for either indoors or outdoors. Some items could include a specific color Christmas ornament, a candy cane, a Christmas story book, a piece of mistletoe, etc. The first person to find all of the items on the list wins.

6. Christmas Carol Game:
Sit the players in a circle and begin by having the first person sing the first line of a popular Christmas song  r carol. The next player must sing the second line of the song. Play continues until a player doesn’t know the next line to the song. That person is then “out” and players can start over with a new song. Have song lyric sheets available for players to refer to if there is a question over the correct words to the songs.

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