12 Days of Christmas Party Games

12 Days of Christmas Party Games

If you love Christmas and parties and games (and Christmas party games) as much as we do, you are going to love this series of posts. We’ve been throwing Christmas parties for over 25 years now, so we’ve amassed quite a collection of games.

There are the old standards, like Christmas charades and word scrambles, but if you play them year after year, guests will eventually memorize all the answers, and where’s the challenge in that?

So we’ve also invented a few games of our own. Some are silly, some are sweet, some are seriously cerebral, but they’re all a lot of fun. I’ll be posting as many as I can as quickly as I can over the next couple of weeks, along with our modified versions of the old standards and free printable supplies for all, so check back… the following links will become live as soon as I get the files uploaded.

  1. Ice Breaker Bingo
  2. Christmas Timeline Challenge
  3. Pop Quiz on Party Preparedness
  4. Who Gets What? Matching Game
  5. Christmas Word Scramble
  6. Put the Baby in the Manger
  7. Christmas Carol Quiz
  8. Christmas Word Find
  9. 12 Days of Christmas Sing-a-Long
  10. Who Wore It Best? Matching Game
  11. Holiday Photo Scavenger Hunt
  12. Christmas Travel Bingo

Play these games with your family. Play them with your friends. Have fun. Laugh. Make memories. And have a merry and meaningful Christmastide!

Want more? Then follow the link below to download 12 of my newest Christmas party games (with answer keys) in a single click!

12 Days of All New Party Games

Can you think of a holiday game we should add to our collection? If so, leave a comment below and tell us about it!

Know friends or family who’d enjoy playing our Christmas games? We’d love it if you’d send them our way by emailing a link or sharing on social media (see share buttons below). Thanks!

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  1. Thank You! I work at an assisted living that has been on a lock down since March. Anything I can do to encourage and keep folks alert and happy is always a blessing. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

    1. You’re so welcome, Gerry. It makes me happy to think our printables have been a blessing to your residents.

  2. Dear Jennifer,

    Thank you sooooooo much for the free printable “12 Days of Christmas Party Games” . I’ve printed out three of them and am going to wrap them around a very large “Christmas” pencil – that has an eraser on it and a small pencil sharpener – and will tie it with ribbon and place it across the dinner plate of each guest at my Christmas Day dinner. Whoever answers the most correct will win a head band with Santas and the runner up/tie person will a headband with Reindeer.


  3. You are amazing. Thank you!! I’ve made an advent calendar for my 9-year old with a family activity in each envelope. I’m going to add some of these games!

    Best and happy holidays,

    1. I love that idea, Dre! Hope you and your 9-year old had a wonderful time counting down the days till Christmas that way.

  4. I love your Christmas printouts but I cannot seem to find the answers to the Christmas scramble I printed out. Hope you can help. Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

    1. There is a link in the original post where you can download the answer key. It was (evidently) harder to find that I thought, though, as I’ve heard from several readers in search of the solutions. So I made the download button bigger and more obvious. You can find it right under the picture of the game in the original post.

  5. Thanks for the wonderful gift. I’ll be using this with my students and I’m sure they will enjoy all the different games.

  6. Hi,

    Could you please provide answers to Christmas music name that song from 2018.
    I have a few musicians in family and would like to see if they can figure it out but I need correct answers

    Thank you

  7. Dear Jennifer,

    Thank you for the puzzle games. They look like a lot of fun. Thank you for your generosity.
    Merry Christmas!

    Sally & Bill XX

  8. I found your web site on Pintrest. Thank you so much for putting this together. I have never come across anything like this. Our Christmas’s have become really boring since our kids aren’t kids anymore, but the things you are so generously sharing will help to make it fun again! I very much appreciate all the hard work you’ve done. Thank you again for sharing all of this with us and have a Joyful Christmas!

  9. Thank you so much for posting these! I am always looking for new activities for the seniors who attend our monthly “Memory Cafe” at our little country church. Now I am ready for next December, as well!

    Blessed Christmas to you,

    1. You’re so welcome, Deb! So glad you’re able to use it to bless others. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Hi,

    I am the group leader for our local Parkinson’s Disease Support Group.

    We are having our annual Christmas party this week and your games are perfect for our party. You may know that word games are important to us as we have a higher chance of dementia and so your ideas will be much appreciated.

    Merry Christmas to you!

    John Kileen

    1. That makes my heart happy to hear it, John. Glad to be of service to you. Two of my aunts suffered from Parkinson’s, so I have a deep appreciation for the work you’re doing!

  11. We are so please to have found some Christmas games on your website that we can play at our office Christmas breakfast tomorrow. I cannot locate the answers on your website for the following games:

    – How Well Do You Know Your Christmas Carols?
    – Who Gets What?
    – Who Wore it Best?
    – Christmas Word Scramble?

    Can you assist me with an answer sheet?

    Thanks and Merry Christmas,


  12. Thank you for your excellent craft, “Put the Baby in the Manger.” I appreciate your willingness to share your talent for free with those of us who cannot afford the cost that others charge. Have a Merry Christmas and thank you again!

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