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  • Writer's pictureSarah M.

A Bunch of Fun Games for the Holidays

Who's ready for some festive competition?!

Naughty or nice, in our family everyone loves a good game especially during the holiday season. That's why I've collected a bunch of fun and simple games that you can enjoy with your family and friends this year. These games work well with any size group, are entirely family-friendly and only require items that you probably already have, so just read the rules and with little to no preparation, you'll be ready to play.


'Minute to win it' is a game where contestants have to complete a task using items in less than a minute to be the fastest in the end and ultimately win adding all tasks combined.

Face the Gingerbread: Use only your face muscles (no hands) to get the cookie in your mouth. (You can use any cookie as long as everyone is using the same kind).

Christmas Card Blowing: Try to blow the card to where the other half of the card stays on the table while the other half hangs off the table. You have one minute to try as many times as you can to get it to stay.

Defying Gravity: Give each player three balloons. They have to keep all three balloons up in the air for a minute. (The longest time wins here)

Ornament on a Spoon: With an ornament on their spoon move through an 'obstacle course' (around the couch or from the kitchen to the living room) from a set starting point to the finish line. If someone drops the ornament, that person needs to do the course again till the minute is up.


One player, picks a Christmas themed object. All other players ask them "Yes" or "No" questions to guess what the object is. If no one guesses correctly after 20 questions, they get to choose a new object for the next round. If someone guesses correctly they get to pick the object for the next round.


You'll need some some paper/cardboard and crayons. Players are blindfolded and one person gives drawing instructions while everyone else tries to draw the Christmas scene they describe (i.e. a snow glob with a Christmas tree and dog in it). The most accurate drawing wins.


Draw (or print out a picture) of Rudolph and place it on the wall. And get a red circular piece of paper (for his nose) with a thumbtack or piece of tape. Then blindfold the participant, spin them in a circle and have them try to pin the nose on Rudolph. Mark their attempt with their name. Give everyone a chance to pin the nose and whoever pins it most accurately, wins.


This is fun a guessing game where players try to guess the identity of a famous person. Questions are based upon the traits and characteristics of a person everyone will be able to identify. Everyone receives a piece of masking tape with the name of a famous person. The name is placed on either the person’s forehead or upper back. Once everyone has a character they try to guess who they are by asking other people yes or no questions. The goal is to not be the last person to correctly guess.


Distribute papers with the alphabet written vertically on each paper. Players must then compete to fill in the entire alphabet list with a holiday word for each letter. The first person to complete their list wins. Have a judge check the list and make sure the words qualify as holiday words. If their list isn’t accurate, check the list from the second fastest person. (This could also be played against time where everyone has X minutes to get as many Christmas words as possible)

I hope you get a chance to try some of these games out and remember to take plenty of pictures, capturing these fun and hilarious moments.

I would love to hear if you played any of the mentioned games or if you have any other games you enjoy during the holidays. Please leave me a comment or hit me up on Instagram.


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