Christmas is a Holiday that brings out the joy in most people. The meaning, the lights, the presents, the purpose of the Holiday is beautiful. But, let’s be honest, it can be stressful.
Sometimes you can feel the joy being sucked right out of you because of the pressure that comes with the season. So why not cut loose a bit, play a couple of games and spend time making each other laugh.
Below is my favorite funny Christmas party game ideas. I have mixed DIY Christmas games, along with our most popular Christmas party printable games. Some games can be thrown together in a few minutes, others take a bit more prep time but are well worth it if you are up for it. All the games are guaranteed to make some fun and funny memories, and maybe some new traditions!
For this game you will need green crepe paper, ornaments on hooks, tinsel, garland, and a timer. Split your guests up into teams. Give each team a roll of the green streamer, ornaments, garland and tinsel. When the clock starts (set it for at least one minute) the teams will race to wrap one of their members in the streamer. This person is now the tree and needs to be decorated quickly. The teams have until the buzzer goes off to decorate their trees. Once the time is up the groups will vote on who had the prettiest or most creative looking tree and that team wins.
This is a cute little game that is also a great Christmas party favor for your guests to take home. You will need a small stocking, a lot of candy canes, chopsticks and a large bowl. You can usually find these stockings at your local dollar stores. Fill the bowl with the candy canes and place the bowl in the center of a table. Place the stocking on the other end of the table - place a cup inside to keep the stocking open. Give each person a chopstick.
Each player must place the chopstick in their mouth, on the start of go players must place their hands behind their back and try and hook as many candy canes on their chopstick as they can and transfer them to the stocking. Give each player one minute. The player who gets the most candy canes in the stocking wins! All players get to keep the candy canes the capture so make sure you get enough!
This printable murder mystery hunt takes the game Clue off the board and combines it with a zany scavenger hunt, complete with hilarious curses, where players must interact with each other by forming alliances, gambling, bribing, blackmailing, and more in order to be the first to discover who murdered Georgie Gingerbread, what crazy weapon they did it with, and where they hid the magical hat that brought him to life in the first place.
This printable game is perfect for kids, teens, and adults, a great game for groups. Perfect for adding a little something different to your Holiday festivities!
This is a printable Christmas treasure hunt for adults with dirty minds. Johnny the Dirty Elf has 12 Christmas riddles players must solve - they sound filthy for those with a dirty mind, but the answers are surprisingly innocent.
Riddle: What's keeping me here is clear. Now I've got myself wrapped around your package and I'm not leaving until you get me off. What am I?
Answer: Wrapping Paper
Each Answer will allow players to decode another letter that spells out the location of the winning prize or 'treasure'.
It's SOO easy to make these marshmallow slingers. Tie the opening of a balloon, then cut off the end. Cut the bottom out of a paper cup and wrap the balloon around the bottom to replace it.
To play the game have players divide into pairs. give one player from each team a marshmallow slinger and a bowl full of mini marshmallows. Across the table have the other player waiting with their hands behind their back. The first player to shoot five marshmallows into their team mates mouth wins!
Players divide into pairs of two.
The first player will cover their nose with Vaseline and stand with their hands behind their back and 7 feet from the other player.
The second player must toss and land Rudolph's red nose (red craft pom pom) on the first player’s nose. It must stick for at least 10 seconds to win.
ALTERNATIVE: Single Player Challenge. In this version of the game you will need to provide each player with a red craft pom pom with a ribbon attached (about 7 inches). Each player also receives a dollop of Vaseline on their nose.
Players hold the loose end of the ribbon in their mouth and on the start of go they must try and swing the pom pom and have it stick on their nose. They are not allowed to use their hands or any other body part or object to help them. The first player to complete the task wins!
This printable game can be played with as few or as many players as you want because there are four different ways to play.
Players compete to combine cards to create names of popular 30 Christmas songs. For example the cards below create the song:
I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS
You can play as teams or individuals, whatever is best for your group.
Hang out assorted sticking on s string. In some stockings place different amounts of cash (mostly small amounts $1, a few larger amounts, and one big prize), in other stocking place challenges or dares. Guests can take turns choosing a stocking but they must agree that if they get a challenge card they must do it. Are they willing to gamble. A few challenges could be;
I'm sure you can think of some even better ones!
How do you do the Jingle bell shake?
This Christmas party games makes it easy to create a Christmas Game Show at your Holiday bash this year.
No need to scour the internet collecting and sorting games this year - this game has them all packed into one!
Games include Minute to Win It, Picture Puzzlers, Reindeer Games, Categories, Heads Up, and more! 10 Categories of Games in All.
To play this game you will need PowerPoint and a large TV or other screen to set up the Interactive Game Board.
Divide players into two even teams.
The team sits shoulder to shoulder in a line. Each player puts plastic cups over their hands to create the reindeer hoofs.
On one side of the team is a bowl with five snowballs (white Styrofoam balls or wadded up white paper) in it, on the other side is an empty bowl. Players must pass each jingle bell down the line to the other side using only their hoofs. The last player putting dropping it in a bowl.
The first team to get all five in their end bowl wins 600 points.
I created this Interactive Family Feud inspired Christmas game to make it oh so easy and fun for you to be able to play with your friends, family, or coworkers at your Christmas party.
It includes 8 survey-style interactive questions and answers that each are themed around Baby. Fun Christmas game sounds and theme song are also included.
Have all the players place a large inflated balloon under their shirt to represent a Santa belly. All players must keep their hands behind their backs. On the start of go everyone must try and bust their gut without using their hands. The last person with a Santa Belly left must wear the Santa Hat for the rest of the party!
Divide players into teams of three. Provide each team with the following;
One person on each team must wear the pantyhose on their head.
The goal is to blow up the balloons, stuff them in the pantyhose, and tie the toes closed using the ribbon.
Award prizes for;
How many presents can you carry??
Wrap a bunch of empty boxes( about the same size, and fill some gift bags up with paper. Have enough that it would be impossible for one person to carry it all.
Each person will take turns loading up as many "presents as they can. They can get creative but they can not use props or help. Once they have all they believe they can hold they must carry it across the room. If they drop anything it's out.
Once they get to the other side their bags and boxes are added up and the presents are returned for the next persons turn. Whoever carries the most across wins!
Blow up about 30 white balloons. Divide players into two teams and have them each stand on one side of the room. Use painters tape to create a divider line down the middle of the room.
The rules are simple - on the start of go players must get the balloons onto the other side of the divider line. Their feet can not get closer than three feet from the divider line.
At the end of one one minute blow the whistle -noone can move a balloon once the whistle blows. Whoever has the least amount of balloons on their side of the room gets the point. Play until one team has reached 3-5-or 7 points.
This murder mystery is not only fun, but funny. Was the victim stabbed with a Candy Cane shank, or maybe bludgeoned with a Snow Globe.
No complicated set-up or scripts. This game can be played with 5-25 players and set-up in under 5 minutes.
The object of the game is be the first player to determine which ugly sweater the murderer was wearing, the Christmas themed weapon they did it with, and the Christmas themed motive behind the murder - we've added a few plot twist to keep you on your toes!
Everyone loves a fun gift exchange. This one sheet printable and two dice makes it easy to create a game that everyone is going to want to play year after year.
Invite everyone to bring a wrapped gift. You decide the budget, often around $10. The gifts can be universal or you can give a theme such as gag gifts, ornaments, etc.
To play all the gifts start with the person who brought it. Players sit around the table and take turns rolling dice - and following the dice rules.
Maybe you'll get to steal a gift, or maybe everyone will have to pass their left, maybe you love your gift and will get to "freeze it" from being traded. There are a lot of things that can happen. The game ends when the last gift is unwrapped - at that point everyone gets to keep what they have.
Looking for something fun and different this Holiday Season! Check out our exclusive Thanksgiving & Christmas party game printables. These printable games make it easy to print and play!!