50 Fun Christmas Party Games Everyone Will Love for 2020

2020 Christmas Party Games

These fun Christmas party games are guaranteed to put everyone in the Christmas spirit! With 50 of the BEST Christmas games for adults and kids, there’s really something for everyone and every type of party on this list! Check it out!

List of Christmas Party Games for 2020 | The Dating Divas
Christmas party games for 2020.

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Below you will find awesome party ideas for any party type!

Minute to Win It Christmas Games

If you are wondering how to make a Christmas party fun, look no further! Take your holiday party games to the next level with these Minute to Win it Christmas games! Everyone knows how much minute-to-win-it games can make you laugh. And trust me, these will have your party group rolling! After checking out the fun Christmas party games below, check out what our wonderful Michelle did on a whole post all about Minute to Win It Christmas games last year!

List of minute to win it Christmas party games for 2020. | The Dating Divas
Minute to win it Christmas party games for 2020.
  1. Stack the Cups by Mason Family Blog: Here’s how to play this holiday game – Take 36 cups and stack them in a pyramid using only 1 hand in a minute. Now this is a great challenge!
  2. Marshmallow and Wreath Game by Mason Family Blog: This game is so simple, attach a wreath to a bucket, get marshmallows, and of course, your 1-minute timer and see how many marshmallows you can get into your bucket in the allotted time! Fun!
  3. Ornament on a Yardstick by Mason Family Blog: Get a paper towel tube, yardstick, and ornaments and see how many ornaments you can put on the yardstick without it tipping over.
  4. Rudolph Game by Mason Family Blog: Attach a red pom-pom to a 12-inch string. After that, put Vaseline on the end of your nose, put the end of the string in your mouth and try to flip the pom-pom, so it sticks to the Vaseline on your nose, and of course, this is all in a minute!
  5.  Nut Stacker Game by Mason Family Blog: Get a candy cane and 8 metal nuts and try to stack them on top of each other within a minute.
  6. Ornaments on a String by Mason Family Blog: Hang a string between 2 objects, so it is taut (probably about 4 feet in length), get lots of ornaments, find a partner, and see how many ornaments you can hang on the string in a minute, but WITHOUT using your hands!
  7. Face the Cookie by Mason Family Blog: Put a cookie on your forehead (with your head leaning back) after that, try to wiggle it down to your mouth within a minute.
  8. Do you Hear What I hear? By A Beautiful Vibrant Life: Get 7 present boxes (these are cute), fill them with different quantities of jingle bells (ranging from 5-35), and have the participants lift, rattle and listen to the boxes to help them arrange the boxes in order from least to greatest number of bells – all in a minute’s time.
  9. Christmas Ball by A Beautiful Vibrant Life: For this game, you will need a wrapped present box, an ornament, and an 18 inch by 18 inch square of wrapping paper taped down to use as a target.  In a minute, you would take the box and fan the ornament until it stays within the targeted square.  It’s a lot more challenging than it sounds.
  10. Wreath Relay by The Dating Divas: Here, you need a partner and a wreath. So with your partner, you must transfer the wreath to a designated area without using your hands. Do your guests have the skills?
  11. Snowball Fight via Christian Camp Pro: For this game, you will need styrofoam balls like these, ping pong balls, buckets (to hold the balls), and a partner. So in 1 minute, the duo needs to knock off the balls (balls) from their pedestals using ping pong balls.
  12. Lollipop via Christian Camp Pro: Get 9 metal nuts, 3 straws, and 3 ping pong balls. Create 3 lollipops by balancing the straw, lowering the 3 nuts over the straw, and balancing the ping pong ball on top. So do that 3 times in a minute and you win!
  13. Cliffhanger by The Dating Divas: Use 10 holiday cards and a flat table. So the object of the game is to blow the cards to the edge of the table without them falling off. Finally, see how many you can get hung within a minute.
  14. Hung with Care by The Dating Divas: This game requires a 3-foot string and 3 candy canes. Take the string and make it taut between 2 objects. The game requires the player to hang 3 candy canes on the string on the edge of the small hooked part of the candy cane.
  15. Deck the Balls via Christian Camp Pro: Get a bowl full of ornaments, a 3-foot string (hung taut between 2 objects), and a cardboard tube. The player must suck an ornament to the end of the tube and hang it on the string. So if the player can get 5 balls hung within a minute, he/she wins!
  16. Christmas Ball Conveyor via Christian Camp Pro: This is another game that requires a partner. So tie 30 feet of ribbon into a loop, get some ornaments, and a small Christmas tree. Next, place each player inside the loop, pulling up the ribbon to their waist to form a conveyor belt. One player will take one ornament at a time and convey it to their partner by them twisting at the same time. Finally, the partner will then take the ornament and hang it on the tree. If the partnership can do this 3 times within a minute, they win!
  17. Christmas Jingle via Christian Camp Pro: Fill 13 glasses of water at different heights, so when you tap them with a spoon, they play Jingle Bells.  Mix up the glasses and have a player try to arrange the glasses in the right order. So when tapped, they play Jingle Bells.
  18.  Merry Fishmas by Your Homebased Mom: For this game, you will need 2 chopsticks, 2 large candy canes, and 6 smaller candy canes. At the end of the chopstick, attach the large candy cane with a string. Have 2 players play against each other by holding the chopstick in their mouth and try to pick up 3 candy canes, using the large candy cane as a fish hook. Finally, the first player to accomplish that task wins!
  19. Jingle in the Trunk by Your Homebased Mom: This game requires 2 empty Kleenex boxes, 2 belts, or strapping to attach the boxes to and 16 jingle bells. Next, attach the boxes to the belt or strapping then fill each box with 8 bells. Have 2 players play against each other by shaking their hips to get the bells out of the box, and the first players to remove all their bells wins.

Christmas Group Party Games for Kids

Every awesome holiday party needs amazing holiday party games geared toward kids! Let’s be honest. If you can keep your group of kids entertained, the party is a HUGE success. Choose from this list of fun holiday games for kids to make your party extra-special for the children. All of these games to play at Christmas are kid-approved!

Kid Christmas party games that are perfect for a crowd. | The Dating Divas
Kid Christmas party games for 2020.
  1. Candy Cane Relay by Kittygroups.com: Here’s how to play this Christmas party game – Split the kids into 2 teams. Hand each player a candy cane that they will hold in their mouth like a hook. Each team must pass another candy cane from person to person without using their hands, and only their ‘hooks’. The first team to pass the candy cane through every player wins!
  2. Snowflake Race by Thinking IQ: Hand a paper snowflake (grab these or make your own) to each player to place on top of their heads.  When you say ‘go,’ the players have to walk from one end of the room to the next without their snowflake falling off their heads and without using their hands.  So this holiday game is a for a sure hit but also a real challenge for the participants!
  3. Penguin Walk by Thinking IQ: This game requires you to have a balloon for each player. They then have to walk from one end of the room to the next, holding the balloon in between their legs. So if the balloon falls out of their legs, the player has to start over. Most importantly, the player who gets to the finish first wins this fun holiday game!
  4. North Mountain Snowball Toss by Not Consumed: A holiday party that includes kids would not be complete without some games geared toward the movie Frozen! So these next 5 games will give you all the Frozen references you would need! Stack up 10 plastic cups in a pyramid, crumple up some scrap paper into balls. So have each participant throw the snowballs at the ‘North Mountain’ to knock it to the ground!
  5. Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? By Not Consumed: Cut out 2 eyes and a nose for your snowman.  Then using a roll of toilet paper, wrap one child in the toilet paper until it is gone.  Then affix the eyes and nose to your ‘snowman’–this will be a for a sure hit!
  6. Hot Chocolate for Anna by Not Consumed: This holiday game will test the kid’s endurance! Use chopsticks, or you can choose to use your mouth and transfer as many marshmallows as possible from your pile and into a mug within a minute!
  7. Kristoff’s Ice Stack by Not Consumed: This game is a must for your holiday party. So get lots of ice, set a timer for a minute, and then have the kids stack the ice on top of each other.  Whoever stacks the most, wins!
  8. Christmas Memory Game by Crazy Little Projects: I love the game of memory – it really is good for your brain’s development. So print off these holiday game cards and have the kids play over and over to their heart’s desire. {Or you could also purchase this cute version if you don’t want to DIY.}
  9. Christmas Bingo by Crazy Little Projects: Bingo is another must-have for a holiday party game! Have each player use Christmas colored candies to fill their board or these cute red bingo markers!
  10. Scrambled Reindeer by Life Design Craft: Have your children put their thinking caps on with this fun holiday game. So print off the free printable sheet of scrambled reindeer names and see who can fill their sheet in the fastest.
  11. Reindeer Poop by Life Design Craft: This is just a plain old silly holiday game (what holiday party would be complete without a silly game or two?).  Get Cocoa Puffs and sprinkle them all over the lawn (if you are somewhere there is snow, do this indoors in a designated room).  Give the kids a plastic spoon and a designated container.  Whoever gets the most poop in their container in the allotted time (1-3 min) wins this fun holiday game.
  12. Draw a Snowman by HubPages: Use a die to ‘roll’, and each number has an assigned part of the snowman to draw (the key is provided).
  13. Christmas Word Search by Moms and Munchkins: What kid doesn’t love word searches?  So use this holiday word search in your party for loads of fun. Also, if your family loves word searches, you can also grab this book for word search fun all season!
  14. Christmas Word Scamble by Moms and Munchkins: Have the children at your holiday party unscramble the holiday words to have lots of fun.

Fun Christmas Party Games for Adults

You can’t exclude adults when planning your holiday party fun. So pick from these fun Christmas party games to really liven up your party!

List of Holiday party games for adults. | The Dating Divas
2020 Holiday party games for adults.
  1. Paper Plate Game by Happy Home Fairy: Here’s how to play this group game – Have your guests place a paper plate on their heads, give them a writing utensil, then draw a specific holiday scene as you tell about it.
  2. Deer in the Headlights – Couple’s Questionaire by Life Design Craft: How well do you love your significant other?  This holiday game is sure to find out. So pass out a questionnaire to each player and see if their answers match their partner’s.
  3. Holiday Family Feud by Sweet Dreams are Made of These: My hubby and I LOVE to watch Family Feud. This fun holiday game is going to be a for sure hit. What’s even better is the clues and answers are all provided.  Awesome!
  4. Name That Holiday Tune by Celebration Ideas Online: How well do you know holiday tunes? Use the FREE clue cards to test your guest’s knowledge.  Whoever knows the most songs wins the game.
  5. Christmas Trivia by Moms and Munchkins: Trivia games are always a hit.  Get your thinking caps on to see how much holiday trivia you really know.
  6. Christmas Relay by Moms and Munchkins: Come on…relay races are ALWAYS a blast!  So include one of these fun relay races to really help your holiday party shine!
  7. Guess the Christmas Songs by Tip Junkie: I know…another game with songs in it. This is different though, this time, you are given a sheet with drawings on it. So then you have to figure out what song the drawing represents.

Holiday Games for All Ages

If you would like to combine some holiday fun between the young and older at your holiday party, these are the games for you! These games are great for all ages. So if you have a big family and all love to get involved, these will be a perfect fit!

List of fun and easy Christmas games for kids. | The Dating Divas
Fun Christmas party games for kids.
  1. North Pole Game by mylifeandkids: For the quick and easy tutorial on how to play this game, click here! 
  2. Unwrap Gift Relay by theresourcefulmama: For this holiday game, you need a pair of mittens or snow gloves and a wrapped present for each player. Split the kids into 2 groups. Then, hand the first player a wrapped present, which they must unwrap before the next player can unwrap theirs. Finally, this repeats until the last player unwraps their gift. The first team who can unwrap their presents the fastest wins.
  3. Christmas Rollick by Upside Down Homeschooling: This holiday game is like Charades, but backward. So instead of having 1 player act something out, and have the entire team guess, it’s the opposite. The whole team minus 1 player acts their item out and 1 player has to watch everyone and guess what it is. Undoubtedly, this one is guaranteed to bring on lots of laughs.
  4. Oh Deer! Reindeer Scavenger Hunt by Life Design Craft: Scavenger hunts always make things a bit more interesting at any party, and this holiday hunt is no different. Use the clues provided to send your guests on a fun hunt around your house.
  5.  ReignDeer Bubble Blowing Contest by Life Design Craft: Come on, who doesn’t LOVE pretending to a kid again and blowing huge bubbles? First, give each player a piece of bubble gum, get your cameras ready, and have them blow for their lives – lol! Whoever blows the best bubble wins. If you’re having a big party, then make sure you grab this!
  6. Reindeer Home by Life Design Craft: Get a teammate for this holiday game. Time your guests for 5 minutes to use toothpicks and marshmallows to build a home for Santa’s reindeer. You can be the judge or assign one before the game begins and decide who built the best home.
  7.  Christmas Charades by Moms and Munchkins: Charades is always fun to play, so use this charade list for your holiday game.
  8. Shoveling Snow by Kids Creative Chaos: Get Vaseline, a bowl full of cotton balls, and an empty bowl for each player. Secondly, have each player put Vaseline on the end of their nose, set a 1-minute timer, then have each player transfer the cotton balls from one bowl to the next without using their hands and instead of using your nose. Whoever has the most cotton balls transferred over wins.
  9. Right Left Gift Exchange Game by Diva Girl Parties and Stuff: This holiday party game list would not be complete without having a game for a fun gift exchange. Instead of just exchanging presents, use this fun Right Left story to help you sort out who gets what gift! Fun!

Want to buy fun and affordable Christmas party games? Here are a few options just for YOU! 

  1. Adult Christmas Drinking Game – We recommend chugging some eggnog or good ole’ sparkling cider!
  2. Pin the Nose on Santa – How fun would this be with family and friends?! You could even have the winner get a special prize!
  3. Christmas Bingo Set – A total classic and a total crowd pleaser!
  4. Christmas Selfie Scavenger Hunt – A holiday selfie scavenger hunt! What more could your group of teenagers need?!
  5. Christmas Elf Pinata – Have fun with your kids trying to whack the candy out of this cute Christmas themed pinata!

Don’t you just LOVE all these ideas? These holiday games can be used for any holiday party with any type of crowd!

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What are some fun Christmas party games?
1. Unwrap Gift Relay
2. Christmas Rollick
3. Christmas Charades
4. Shoveling Snow
5. Christmas Relay
6. Saran Wrap Candy Ball Game
7. Jingle in the Trunk
8. Merry Fishmas
9. Christmas Word Scramble
10. Family Christmas Gift Exchange

What are some fun Christmas party games to play at an office party?
1. Murder Mystery Ugly Sweater Game
2. Left Right Gift Exchange Game
3. Christmas Guess Who
4. Cookie Exchange
5. Secret Santa

What items will you need for Minute to Win It Christmas Games?
1. Stack the Cups – 36 cups.
2. Marshmallow and Wreath Game – Attach a wreath to a bucket, get marshmallows, and of course your 1-minute timer.
3. Ornament on a Yardstick – A paper towel tube, yardstick, and ornaments.
4. Nut Stacker Game – Get a candy cane and 8 metal nuts.
5. Face the Cookie – Oreo cookies, one for each person.

List of 50 Christmas party games for 2020. | The Dating Divas

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    1. Christina- I am laughing that you were laughing at the descriptions! Just wait until you TRY these hilarious games – then your sides will be hurting with laughter! LOL! Hope you enjoy and play them at your next party!

  1. Thank you SOOOO much for featuring our Sing In the Holidays Name that Holiday Tune game ( #38) .. so appreciate you sharing it.. our family loves it. Love you site too!

    1. Wendy Miller – I am so sorry I am responding to this late. You have to be looking at this post from our site, not from pinterest. Once you are at the post, you can click on the link (#33 and 41) and then print it from there. I hope this helps and that you had a great party!