Christmas Party Office Games

It’s that lovely time of year again that also happens to be the stressful time of year. Getting the employees to be hyped about the holidays can be quite the daunting task. But, fear not because we have some Office Christmas Party Games that will have everyone involved and forgetting their stresses for the day.

All you need to do is supply the employees and we will take care of the games. So get ready to laugh and cut loose with the people you see day in and day out…and love it!

You may also find many of our Funny Christmas Party Games to be perfect for your Office Holiday Party.

Christmas Office Party Games!

Christmas Party Office Games
Ugly Sweater Contest

This has become quite the tradition, and for good reason. The Holidays can be a stressful time and this kind of event gives everyone a chance to relax and not take themselves so seriously.

When you announce the office party let everyone know there will be an ugly sweater contest and to dress accordingly. The sweaters can be bought or homemade, just make sure they are ugly - the uglier the better!

Have paper and pen ready at the party for the employees to use to vote for who they believe has the ugliest sweater. Tally the votes and announce the winner at the end of the party and award them with a prize.


and speaking of ugly christmas sweater GAMES....
UGLY SWEATER murder mystery party game

No scripts or complicated set-up.  This game will have you and your co-workers rolling.  Set-up is less than 5 minutes!  

This printable party game can be played with 5-25 minutes, and it's kind of like the game Clue if you got rid of the board and doused the idea in Christmas mojo.

Determine what ugly sweater the killer was wearing, what holiday themed weapon was used to commit such a heinous crime (strangled with Christmas lights perhaps) and what motive the killer had.  First player to figure out all three wins!

Annual Elf HAt Awards

The Annual Elf Awards recognizes employee's for the most silly, irreverent, and absurd. We welcome you to put on your thinking cap and come up with some fun recognitions for each of your employee's - Here are a few examples:

  • The Greatest at Being Latest
  • The Best Homemade Lunches
  • Most Likely to Bail You Out of Jail
  • Most Likely to Make You Laugh so Hard You Pee Your Pants.
  • The Punny One

printable christmas song picture scramble

This 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:


You can play as teams or individuals, whatever is best for your group.

christmas memories

 This game will test everyone’s attention to detail. You will need a tray and several Christmas related items like: a candy cane, an ornament, a stocking, a cookie, etc. Arrange the items on the tray and take a photo of them. As the office party is going, invite employees to take turns looking at the tray. Now take everything off of the tray and allow someone feeling confident they remember the arrangement on the tray, to put things back in the exact order. The person or people to do it correctly win.

Christmas family feud  - instant download

I created this Interactive Christmas Family Feud 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 Christmas. Fun Christmas game sounds and theme song are also included

cookies exchange

Invite each employee to bring two to three dozen of their favorite Christmas cookies in but not to tell anyone what they are bringing. You will need a container for each employee participating to take cookies home in, paper and pens. Place a number in front of each tray of cookies.

 As the employees are filling their containers to take home, they will use the pen and paper and write down who they believe brought which cookies. The person with the most correct guesses wins a small prize, usually something like a half gallon of milk or a mug works well as a gift at a cookie exchange.

oh christmas tree

This game will help getting the employees to work as a team and introduce a little bit of healthy competition. You will need several rolls of green streamer, plastic ornaments with hooks, and tinsel.  Have the employees separate into even numbered teams, if possible. Put the same amount of streamer, ornaments, and tinsel in front of each team. The teams will select someone to act as the tree and the others will be the elves who decorate it. When the game begins the teams will race to decorate their tree the fastest. But, they must use each item and nothing can fall off when they are done. The first to complete their tree wins the game.

christmas kisses

Don’t let the title of the game scare you, this is completely safe to play in the office. You will need several pairs of fluffy mittens and Hershey kisses. Have the employees separate into groups. Give each group a bowl of Hershey Kisses. The players will select someone to be the first to go and this person will put the mittens on. When the game begins they will pick up a Hershey kiss and unwrap it. Once it is unwrapped they will put it back in the bowl, take off the mittens and pass them to the next player.

 The teams must get each player to successfully unwrap two kisses each while wearing the mittens. It is much harder than you think but the first team to get it done wins a prize. Usually a bag of kisses or the large kiss in a box is a good prize to give out.


Why not create your own in office Christmas Game Show this year.  I created Christmas Shenanigans with just this idea in mind.  You set up the game board using a large screen and PowerPoint. 

The game incorporates 10 different categories of Christmas games into one competitive game show.  I have some Minute to Win It and Reindeer games for those into physical challenges, I have some riddles and puzzles for those quick thinkers, and then some just to make everyone laugh.  This game is guaranteed to create some good memories.  

christmas guess who

When you are announcing the office party ask each employee to bring in a picture of them as a child at Christmas time. Once you have collected all of the pictures you will need to tape them to a large poster board and number the photos. Place a stack of index cards and pens in front of the poster board. When the employees arrive invite them to take a guess at who each person is in the photos. They will write their name on the index cards and hand them to you after they are done guessing. 

Collect all of the index cards then shuffle them and hand them out to the employees. Go through the pictures and identify each person. The employees will check their cards to see what is correct on them and the person with the most correct guesses on the card they hold will announce who the winner is and they wins a small prize.

worst christmas present ever

 This game is played much like two truth and a lie.  Players must share two of the worst Christmas presents they ever got, and make up a bad Christmas present.  The other players must try and guess which one of the presents is a lie.  

Give each player a three cards, marked 1,2, and 3.  When they make their guess they hold up that card. Give each player a point for every "lie" they detect correctly.

ornament dunkle

Remove the hook from an ornament (the lighter the better) and replace it with a clothespin.  When the party begins try and pin it on a guest without them noticing.  If they catch you then you have to keep the ornament and you can not try and pin them again (though the next person can).  When a person discovers they have been pinned with the ornament then they must try and pin someone else.

At different intervals during the party (it could be every half hour, every hour, etc) ring a bell.  Whoever has the ornament in their possession at the time must take a shot, sing a Christmas song on Karaoke, or some other fun "consequence".

gingerbread house decorating contest

Divide employee's into teams of 3-4 and provide each with a pre-purchased gingerbread house kit and a space to create. 


To set up this competition right make sure along with the gingerbread house kit you plenty of extra candy, cookies, and frosting so players can get creative.

Teams should be given a set amount of time for decorating and the judge should give out fun awards for things like, “most creative use of frosting,” “I’d actually live here,” and “most disturbing.”


My DIY Christmas Escape Room Plan shows you step by step how create create a Christmas Themed Escape Room using ordinary and budget friendly items, along with a few of my printable helpers to create a fun and festive Escape Room.

You could even create two duplicate Escape Rooms and divide the players in half to see which team can finish first. 


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!!

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