Looking for some fun holiday party games? Below are 3 of our favorites.
#1 Two Truths and a Lie
~ Worst Holiday Presents
Have each guest write down two of the worst holiday gifts they have received along with a made up worst holiday gift. Make sure each person writes their name at the top of the paper (be sure NOT to indicate which gift was truth and which was a lie).
Hang each guests completed paper in a visible area. Throughout the evening guests can review the lists and write a check mark next to which item they believe is the lie. At the end of the evening have a special recognition for any player who was able to stump the party with a really horrible “true” gift!
- One piece of paper for each person playing the game
- Paper and Pencils
#2 Clay Creations/Pictionary or Charades Holiday Game
- Popular Holiday Movies
- Popular Holiday Songs
Print and cut out individual songs/movies within your selected theme to have your guests act-out/draw or sculpt. Fold each song/movie in half and place each in a bowl.
Divide your guests into two teams. Have one team member from the first group come up and pull an item out of the bowl and start sculpting/drawing or acting. Set the timer for 1-2 minutes to allow their team to guess. If after that time their team did not guess correctly, allow the other team to guess. Score the points by which team guesses correctly. Alternate who chooses the paper back and forth between the teams until all they all have been used.
Feel free to use our compiled lists below for inspiration!
POPULAR CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND SONGS• AWAY IN A MANGER • LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM • JINGLE BELLS • WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE • FROSTY THE SNOWMAN • CHRISTMAS TREE • UP ON THE HOUSETOP • LITTLE DRUMMER BOY • JINGLE BELL ROCK • ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH • GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER • ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE • I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS • BIRTHDAY OF A KING • BRING A TORCH, JEANETTE, ISABELLA • CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE • RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER • THE CHRISTMAS SHOES • GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN • GROWN UP CHRISTMAS LIST • HOLLY AND THE IVY • I SAW THREE SHIPS • LET IT SNOW • SLIVER BELLS • OLD TOY TRAINS • THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS • WHAT CHILD IS THIS? • DECK THE HALLS • HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS • SLEIGH RIDE
POPULAR HOLIDAY MOVIES• The Polar Express • It’s a Wonderful Life • Elf • Home Alone • Jack Frost • White Christmas • Jingle All the Way • How the Grinch Stole Christmas • The Nightmare Before Christmas • A Christmas Story • Christmas Vacation • Christmas with the Kranks • I’ll Be Home for Christmas • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer • The Santa Clause • All I Want for Christmas • Babes in Toyland • A Charlie Brown Christmas • A Christmas Carol • Christmas Comes But Once a Year • Christmas in Connecticut • Christmas in July • The Christmas Kid • Ernest Saves Christmas • Frosty the Snowman • It Happened One Christmas • The Kid Who Loved Christmas • The Little Drummer Boy • The Man in the Santa Claus Suit • Meet Me in St. Louis • Mickey’s Christmas Carol • The Miracle of the Bells • Miracle on 34th Street • The Night They Saved Christmas • The Nutcracker
#3 Left/Right Gift Exchange Game
Gift exchange games can be so much fun and the more direction you give people the better!
First, select a gift buying theme , toys, movies, edible, ornaments, hot stuff, cold stuff etc. Then set a price range – i.e. Between $10-$20. Tell guests to wrap gifts and leave tags off (No “To” or “From” on the package). Be sure to include this detailed information on the Invitation so everyone is prepared when they arrive.
To Begin: Have everyone stand in a circle holding the gift he/she brought. Someone reads the story, every time the word RIGHT is read, everyone passes their gift to the right, every time LEFT is ready gifts are passed to the left.
The gift each person is holding at the end of the story is the gift he/she keeps.
Sample Story You Can Use (or write your own):
The Right Family Christmas Story
Christmas was almost here and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Father RIGHT, Susie RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last minute Christmas errands.
“There’s not much LEFT to be done,” said Father RIGHT as he came into the kitchen. “Did you leave the basket of food at Church?” asked Mother RIGHT? “I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to,” said Billy RIGHT.” “I don’t have any money LEFT.”
The hall telephone rang, and Susie RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family, “Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT’s porch. I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it,” she said as she LEFT in a rush. Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas Tree.
By the time Susie RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family.
Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that’s all that’s LEFT of our story, except to wish you a Merry Christmas, isn’t that RIGHT?