40 Christmas Games & Party Themes for the best parties ever!


Christmas games can take a holiday party to the next level of fun! If you are looking to host the best parties ever this holiday season, then consider yourself hooked up with this huge variety of fun Christmas games. You’ll find Santa Games, Christmas games for adults, and even Christmas games and activities for kids. There is entertainment for the entire family!

Here are the best Christmas games and party themes that I’ve found online.  Yep, they’re the best parties ever and they are so easy to make and play!  {like oh my gosh} Make sure you check out the “Minute To Win It” games for fun Christmas games for adults and office parties, and if you need fun youth group church Christmas party ideas, “Unwrap The Christmas Ball” is a winner!

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You’ll find so many fun ways to celebrate Christmas. There are Christmas games for adults, for the family, kids, and all sorts of parties.  There are fun activities for kids, Santa themed games, and Printable Christmas Games.  Even Christmas party ideas for company parties and the church Christmas party. You’ll be able to make this year, the best holiday party ever! {squeals}

Christmas Games and Party Themes


Family Christmas Games

Minute To Win It Christmas Games

1.  Host a “Minute To Win It” Christmas Games Party -This is such an amazing party and has fun Christmas games for adults and children to work together.  Pick just a couple, or play them all!

  • See how many marshmallows you can get through the wreath and into the bucket in a minute game.
  • Can you stack the cups with one hand in a minute game?
  • How many ornaments can you balance on a yardstick and paper towel tube without it falling over in a minute game?
  • Can you get the red pompom on a string up on your Vaseline covered nose in a minute game?
  • The Nut stacker game.
  • How many ornaments can we hang on the string without using our hands in a minute game?
  • Can you get the cookie from your forehead into your mouth without using your hands in a minute game?
  • Try to open the present with ski gloves on before doubles are rolled.


christmas party games

2.  Christmas Games ~ “Minute To Win It” Party Games ~ More “Minute to Win It” Christmas games for adults and children.  Check out the link for the instructions.

  • Marshmallow Munch
  • Candy Cane Catch
  • Toy Touchdown
  • Snowman Shake
  • Reindeer Wrap
  • Jingle Bell Jam


Printable Christmas Games Movie Bingo

3.  Christmas Movie Night Party Ideas ~ A fun list of games that you can play while you watch Christmas movies together as a family. These movies provide great Christmas games for adults and kids to create a special night at home.


Unrap the Ball Christmas Game

4.  Unwrap the Ball Christmas Game ~ A fun game that friends and family of all ages can play and the gifts wrapped in saran wrap can be as cheap or expensive as you want.  If you want more explanation on how to play this game at a youth group Christmas party, Click here –> how to play this Candy Christmas Game

5. Cut The Candybar The object is to eat as much of the candy bar as you can before someone rolls a double. This is a great group game and another especially fun game for a youth group church Christmas party.  For a great family Christmas gift, print out these game directions and add them to a cutting board and glove-like hot pads.



6. Naughty or Nice ~ Inspired by The Price is Right and the Punch Board Game, this is a fun Christmas game for adults and kids alike. Each guest gets to punch a cup to reveal inside if they’re naughty or nice.

Santa Games

Naughty or Nice Kids Holiday Game

7.  Naughty or Nice Carnival Holiday Game ~ Make four Santa themed buckets and play this “aim and toss” game with prizes for the ones who toss the ball into the bucket.


Christmas Games for Kids Santa Hats Cup Stacking Game

8.  Stacking Hats Santa Game ~ A Santa Game using mini solo cups and teaching fine motor skills to kids. This is a great Christmas game for adults and teenagers too!

9.  Math Matching Santa Game ~ A fun printable game that also teaches matching numbers in Santa’s beard.


Santa Hat Toss christmas games for kids

10.  Santa Hat Toss ~ An easy game to make for a winter festival or class party game. To make you will need a base {or board} for the bottom, party hats, cotton balls, black paint, and some bling for Santa’s belt.


11.  Santa Says ~ A low prep, super fun Santa Says party game for holiday parties for the classroom.


Christmas Games For Adults


12. Christmas Party Games ~ If you are looking for some easy, last-minute, not very much planning required games for your holiday party at school, work, or home, Room Mom 101 has a collection of party games that are fun and take little or no planning, just right for the busy holiday season. She has great ideas for Christmas games for adults.


cardboard cutout gag gift for white elephant gift exchange

13. White Elephant Gift Exchange –  Every year I look forward to our annual White Elephant gift exchange party. It is one of my most favorite Christmas games for adults. Julie, our host, prints out this Gift Exchange Poem to spice things up a bit.


14. Two Truths and a Lie Game – Two Truths and a Lie is a popular ice breaker game. In the game, a person tells three stories about themselves, two of which are true, and one that is not.  The goal of the player is to determine which story is not true.  You can play this in a Christmas party setting in a group with the theme topic of “their worst Christmas gift”.


15.  What If / Then Game – Everyone gets in a circle and is given two pieces of paper and a pen.  On the first paper, each guest writes down any “What If” question.  Collect all of those papers into a bowl.

Next, pass out the “What If” questions and have each guest write the “Then” answer to that specific question onto their second piece of paper.  Have each guest put their “What If” question into one bowl and the “Then” answer into a second bowl.

Now it’s time to read them Mad Lib style.  Have each guest take 1 paper from the “What If” bowl and 1 paper from the “Then” bowl.  Take turns going around in a circle and reading the two papers back to back:  What If / Then!  It’s hysterical and a great crowd-pleaser. DIY Mad Lib games can be fun Christmas games for adults, teens, and children!


Christmas Games for Kids

16.  Kid Friendly Minute to Win It Christmas Games ~ Super Fun Kid Friendly Minute To Win It Games with a Winter and Christmas Theme.


17.  Christmas Games for the Classroom ~ 4th and 5th graders in Elementary school are definitely not too old to enjoy holiday games. Here are some fun Christmas games for the classroom or for a church Christmas party, and many of these ideas also double as Christmas gifts.


Jingle Bell Toss Holiday Games

18. Jiggle Bell Toss Holiday Game ~ This one is a blast for toddlers, preschoolers, and grown-ups alike.  It cost less than $10 in craft supplies and made it in less than 5 minutes.  A good ‘ol fashion game of toss using jingle bells.



19.  Snowman Slam ~ Decorate styrofoam cups with cut up paper shapes to decorate as snowmen.  If you don’t have any squishies to throw you can always quickly make yarn pom-poms. This is a fun game for children and youth at a church Christmas party too!



20.  Pin the Nose on the Reindeer {Christmas Party Games} Funny Christmas games are a vital part of Christmas Eve celebrations! This Pin the Nose on the Reindeer game is a version of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey. The reindeer shapes were cut from card stock and “pinned” to a corkboard. If you have smaller children you could tape/glue the shapes to cardboard and eliminate the usage of thumbtacks.


Christmas Activities for Kids

21.  Top 10 Christmas Activities for Kids – There are a ton of Christmas crafts out there, but the projects I am featuring today are not only adorable, but they are super SIMPLE and fun activities for kids! Most of the projects only require a few materials to complete, and they are great for kids of all ages.


22.  Eight Gingerbread Houses {to make} – Eight tutorials on how to make the most gorgeous Gingerbread houses.  This would be a fun party theme or just an activity for the family.


23.  Twelve Days of Christmas Activities – You can use these ideas to do together as a family, mail one at a time or all together, do with your youth at a church Christmas party, as girlfriends for a friend who needs a lift, the possibles are endless.


24.  How to Create Memorable Christmas Traditions – Start memorable family activities during the Christmas holidays that will bond you together.  Here are 12 Christmas traditions to get you started.


25.  Lifesavers Candy Train Ornament {activities for kids} – Looking for a fun activity for the kids?  Here’s how to make this cheerful Lifesavers Candy Train!  This cute choo-choo also makes a neat favor for a Train theme party and a Christmas party favor for room mothers to give out.


26.  Felt Santa Beard {Free Pattern} – I love easy, fast sewing projects. Especially the ones that make me smile when I am done. This Santa beard is just that type of project.


Christmas Party Games

27.  Poke a Tree ~ Download the Free Poke-A-Tree Printables and play this fun Christmas Game with kids of all ages during your holiday party.


28.  How to Make a Snowman Pinata – Your guests will love this unexpected Christmas game of clobbering the snowman!


Christmas Games-Minute-to-Win-It-Party-Games-Score-Card

29.  Minute to Win It Christmas Games ~ Heidi has created several fun Christmas games in a “Minute to Win It” theme which are perfect Christmas games for adults and for all ages from toddlers to grandparents. Everyone can join in on the fun!


Printable Christmas Games

Free Printable Christmas Games

30.  Free Printable Christmas Games ~ I did a roundup of several free printable Christmas games that you can quickly print out and use for holiday games. There are some great ideas for white elephant games, and also some fun Christmas games for adults including Christmas scatergories.


Christmas Party Ideas

Here are some fun holiday games and Christmas themed parties that you might enjoy hosting.  They have such fun party food, decorations, and activities that are perfect Christmas party ideas for your friends and family this holiday season.


gift wrap for party

31.  Gift Wrapping Party – Wrapping holiday gifts can be a boring chore, often amounting to hours spent on the floor in a sprawl of presents, cursing from the paper cuts, and somehow always running out of tape. (Or is that just me?) Now turn that chore into a party, and you’ve got something much more fun and festive.” It’s also a great time to host a church Christmas party and wrap up any gifts being donated to needy families.


Ugly Sweater Party Printables

32.  Ugly Sweater Party Printables ~ Free printable Christmas games and decorations for an Ugly Sweater Christmas party theme.


ugly sweater party

32. How to Host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party – Host a hysterically themed party where all the guests come wearing the most hideous Christmas sweaters they can find.


33.  How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party – Organize a group of your friends and ask each guest to bring a dozen goodies for each guest, plus a few for the party sampling. Guests should also bring a copy of the recipe card for their baked items for each person.


chirstmas art party

34.  Christmas Themed Art Party – Have your guests create their own work of art while celebrating the holiday season.


christmas photo booth props

35.  Photo Booth Fun with Printable Props – Every good party needs a photo booth! The best photobooths have props so your guests can cut loose and get silly.


candy coated christmas party

36.  Candy Coated Christmas Party – After the kids decorated their food items, they played outside in the (barely there) snow. The hot chocolate was waiting to warm them up, with a snowman Peep on the side. This is the time they were able to write their letters to Santa.


Best Parties Ever!

christmas breakfast bar

37.  Santa’s Christmas Breakfast – I love this idea for a Christmas breakfast party.  Take a look at those donut towers!  And I am freaking out a little bit over those mason jar drink dispensers.  I’m gonna have to get my hands on some of those.


Santa's mustache party theme

38.  Santa’s Mustache Christmas Party – This is a Girls’ Night Out Cocktail Party but you can tweak it for an office or family affair. All the food and decor are all centered around the white mustache.  Adorable, just don’t forget the Christmas games for adults!


39.  Winter Candyland {party} – This party was hosted for a Kindergarten class but you can use many of the elements and decor ideas for a party of all ages.


40.  We Three Kings {party} – A gorgeous black, gold, and white themed dinner with all the creative accents like frame, invitation, napkin rings, and place cards.


41.  Winter Wonderland Cocoa Part {how-to} – An elegant party of white and baby blue glittered with snowflakes. Such a fun theme color scheme.


gingerbread house party

42.  Gingerbread House Making Christmas Party – Amazing decor and Christmas game ideas and party favors for the kids this holiday season.

Company Party

christmas company party

43.  Christmas Company Party Dessert Table – Yummy food, darling labels, and colorful ribbons make an impressive Christmas Company party display.


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What Did I Miss?

I’d love to know what Christmas games you are looking forward to playing.  Leave a comment below. I also take requests, so if you’re looking for a specific holiday game let me know in the comments.

I have more Christmas Games here…

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Plus, check out these printable Christmas games…

40 Free Printable Christmas Games40 Printable Christmas Party Games


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  1. This post is filled with so many great ideas! Love it and thanks for all of your hard work!

  2. This is an amazing list! I never knew there could be so many different types of christmas games – each promising to be as exciting and fun as the next! You must have really spent a lot of time working on this – much appreciated :).

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