Just because the gifts are opened and the paper strewn about the living room doesn’t mean the fun of Christmas is over. Add some fun Christmas party family games to the day to extend the fun! You can buy some Christmas ornaments and small holiday trinkets to give out as prizes.
We asked our Facebook followers for their favorite Christmas games to play with family. Here are some of the best ones!
Christmas Party Family Games
1. If you have a large gathering have fun with the hat game. When your guests arrive, give everyone a Santa hat. These are inexpensive and can be purchased for $1 at the dollar store, or even less in bulk, if you plan ahead. As everyone goes about their business of getting food, chatting with others and the like, the room will look very festive with everyone wearing their Santa hats. However, the object of this game is to be the last one wearing your hat. Inevitably, people will remove their hats as time goes on and the person who has their hat on the longest wins. Let everyone keep their hats as party favors.
2. One fun memory game that kids particularly like is to make everyone pay attention to all the gifts that are opened on Christmas day. After the gifts are removed from the room (or you remove yourselves from the gift room) have everyone try and remember every single gift everyone got. Include stockings and any food gifts. Tell people they only have to remember the items that were opened that day, not any gifts they received and opened prior to Christmas day. This can be a fun game that’s particularly popular with kids because they love to relive the gift magic. In addition, if they were so immersed with their own gifts they didn’t notice anyone else’s this is a good chance for them to find out what everyone got that day.
3. If you need Christmas party family games to keep everyone busy before dinner, try the “guess me” game. Buy some large heavy socks, not low-rise, but the type that are worn outdoors in the winter that are thick and come at least to the calf. Put several items in the socks. Make sure identical items are in each sock. These items should be related to Christmas in some way. You might include a small ornament, scotch tape, a pine cone, a Hershey’s kiss, and the like. Have each person feel the socks (having two socks just makes the game go faster, but you can play with just one), and write down their guesses about what’s in the socks. Be sure to tell everyone how many items are in each sock.
4. If you have a bunch of wanna-be performers in your group on Christmas day, how about playing a little game of “Christmas Idol”? Set up a small table for the “judges” and have teams of 2 people (or individuals, if they want) sing a Christmas carol. Tell them to have a lot of fun with the song, and even add a Santa hat or other dress-up items if they wish. The winners can take home a CD of Christmas music. This game is particularly fun if just the children want to perform and be judged by the adults, or if, conversely, the adults perform and are judged by the children.
Have fun with these Christmas games with family. Merry Christmas!