Gift-wrapped presents are passed around as a story is read out loud. (2 printable stories are provided.) When the word “left” comes up in the story, the gifts are passed to the left. When the word “right” comes up in the story, the gifts are passed to the right. This variation of “Pass the Parcel” is a great Christmas game for giving out party gifts and a fun way to conduct a Christmas gift-exchange.
Hold up a large blanket between two teams, with one player from each team standing on either side of the blanket. When the blanket goes down, players must quickly identify and shout their opponent’s name! This ice-breaker game can be used to introduce the Christmas story about the angel appearing to young Mary and the shepherds to tell them about the birth of Jesus.
If you are preparing gifts for all your party guests, why not play this game before giving them out? Whoever carries the most gifts across the room gets the first pick! You can also play this game with a bunch of gift-wrapped empty boxes.
Scavenger Hunts are great fun for groups of all ages. In this collection of Christmas Scavenger Hunts, you will be looking for items unique to the holiday season. The ideas here include options for playing indoors as well as a Christmas Scavenger Hunt around the neighborhood. Christmas themed printables are provided to add a touch of celebratory cheer to the occasion.
Make a marshmallow mountain! Players take turns stacking one marshmallow at a time on a paper plate. The player who causes a marshmallow avalanche loses.
Try your hand at unwrapping a Christmas present while wearing a pair of oven mitts. A hilarious twist on the traditional “Pass the Parcel” game.
Don’t get caught with the ornament in your hands! Players sit in a circle and pass a Christmas ornament around behind their backs while someone standing in the center of the circle tries to guess where the ornament is.
Use paper and other materials to transform a teammate into a Christmas tree! This is a quick and easy game that you can play at any Christmas party! Simply provide the materials and leave the rest to the creativity of your guests.
Planning a Christmas party at home or in church? A game of Christmas Bingo is perfect to liven up your celebration! Our Christmas Bingo Cards feature colorful festive illustrations of the nativity scene, baby Jesus, the wise men, Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and more! Download 24 unique Christmas Bingo Cards and 40 Christmas Bingo Calling Cards here.
Here is our collection of delightfully fun Christmas games for kids and adults. In the mix are lively Christmas party games as well as more relaxed (read quieter) Christmas game ideas. Whether you are planning a holiday party, Christmas family gathering, Sunday School lesson or church event, these Christmas games will add a healthy dose of festive cheer to the occasion. And preparations will be a breeze with the beautiful free printables provided.
Have fun trying to solve these 10 Christmas word search puzzles. This collection includes easier puzzles for younger children. Several of the Christmas word searches here are based on the biblical accounts of Jesus’ birth recorded for us in the Gospels while others feature hidden words related to holiday festivities. Solutions to each Christmas word search are provided.
Download your free printable Christmas Pictionary cards here. Play this Christmas version of Pictionary at home, in church, or at any Christmas party! You can also use this game to introduce a lesson on the true meaning of Christmas.
Download your free printable Christmas Charades cards here. Christmas Charades is a great party game for all types of gatherings. You can also use this game to introduce a lesson on the true meaning of Christmas.
Find creative ways to squeeze as many people as possible on a piece of newspaper that gets smaller with each round. Use this game to introduce the story of Jesus’ birth, to teach about getting along with difficult people or as a teambuilding game.
Play a game of Pass the Parcel before sharing the Gospel. Especially great for Christmas celebrations and other parties.
Stack the presents as high as possible. A great evangelism game to introduce the greatest gift of all – Jesus.