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Christmas Word Scramble (Free Printable)

Christmas Word Scramble

Our entire family loves Christmas and parties and games — and Christmas party games. In this 12 Days of Christmas Games series, I’m sharing a dozen of our favorites:

Today’s game is an old standard with a fresh facelift. our family is proud to present (drumroll, please) “A Merry Christmas Word Scramble.”

I’ve included options for printing a full-page version of our scrambled word game or, if you’d rather conserve paper and don’t mind writing small, you can print two games per page. You’ll also want a copy of the answer key, but no fair peeking until you’ve tried to solve the puzzle yourself!

Free printable Christmas word scramble -- plus lots more party games from www.flandersfamily.info

You’ll note that the first letter of each scrambled word is capitalized. It is amazing how much more difficult that one little detail makes this game. Try it yourself, and you’ll see what I mean.

Some of the selections in our Christmas Word Scramble are fairly obvious, like “Ejuss.” Others are surprisingly hard, like “Stranneom.” Which word stumped you the longest?

Want more Christmas games and trivia quizzes? 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 need to add to our growing collection? If so, shoot me an email or leave a comment below and tell us about it!

Know anyone who’d enjoy playing our Christmas games? We’d be ever so grateful if you’d send them our way by emailing a link or by sharing on social media. Just click on the social sharing buttons below. And thanks in advance for helping spread some Christmas cheer!

Christmas Word Scramble - Free Printable

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  1. Hi, Is there a extra S in #8 DRESSEPHH in -?-Shepherd? Thanks so much great games and ideas. You are appreciated!

    1. Oops! The key is wrong. It should’ve read SHEPHERDS (plural). I’ll try to correct it when I have time. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Just an 84-year-old geezer wanting to say that your web site is the BEST for family activities and making them easy to download without requiring another app or for me to jump through hoops. Thank you so much!

    1. I’m so sorry it’s giving you trouble, Sandy. Everything seems to be working on my end, but I just emailed the files to you directly. Let me know if they don’t come through, and I’ll try to get them to you another way.

  3. Hi thank you so much. We will be playing the game. Just one question when you do the scramble do you set a time limit. ?
    Merry Christmas

  4. Hello Flanders Family,
    I am the activity director at a senior community. I am putting together a packet of games, puzzles, coloring sheets, trivia, and anything else I think they might enjoy as so many are afraid to come out of their apartments during these trying times. I would like to print out some of your activities to give to our seniors to help them at this time. Would you allow me to do that?
    Thank you for your consideration

    1. Certainly, Diane. We’d be happy for you to do that as long as you are giving them away (not selling them) and leave our copyright and website url in place at the bottom of the page. Thank you. And merry Christmas!

          1. Sorry about the trouble you’ve had, Judith. You should be able to open PDF files on either a Mac or PC, though I’ve heard from a couple of readers that have had a hard time opening them on their phone. I went ahead and resent the PDFs to you, along with some screen shots of the game and answer key. The screen shots won’t print in as high definition as the PDFs, but should do in a pinch.

  5. Thank you for this so much. I was having trouble downloading the answer key for the word scrabble so I could check my answers. can you please help me out.

    1. I’ve heard from a couple of readers who’ve told me they couldn’t open the file on their phone but had no trouble viewing it on their computer. Meanwhile, I’ve sent screenshots of the answer key to you directly. You should be able to see it that way.

  6. I just want to thank you so much for these free printable Christmas games!!You have saved me! I was tasked with coming up with games to play at our Women’s Ministry Christmas brunch. You made it so easy! Thank you, thank you!!

    1. Hi, Karen.

      I just put chocolate-covered raisins into little baggies and attach the labels to that. Super easy! It makes a great stocking stuffer or a fun offering for your local Christmas bazaar.

      1. Hi, Kimberly,

        You will find a link for the answer key in the third paragraph of the post above, but I sent a copy of it to your email address for your convenience. Merry Christmas!


    You are sooo generous in sharing your hard work. I imagine it was truly a work of the heart!

    I hold an annual cookie exchange at my church and altho it is early in the year. I really really enjoy hosting this, so I try to make it fun. I create a ‘booklet’ and did not expect them to take them home, but the DO!! WOW! Altho last year I did not and did I hear about it. lol

    Again, just want to thank you soo much for your generosity.


    1. Thanks for all your encouragement, Millie. Yes, it is a work of the heart. I love Christmas and have made lots of these games and such through many years of hosting holiday events like you describe. And I love to share ideas and time-saving resources with others. Why keep them to myself if somebody else could use them, too, right? Anyway… I’m glad you like my Big Book of Christmas and am grateful that you took time to write and tell me so!

    1. I’m so sorry the download didn’t come through the first time. I just sent the file to you directly. Let me know if it doesn’t come through in the next 5 minutes or so, and I’ll try again another way.

  8. What an amazing collection. I downloaded your Christmas Printables book for the put Jesus in a Manger game for my Sunday school class. After seeing all of the wonderful ideas you put together, I can’t wait to use the others for our family Christmas.
    God bless you and Merry Christmas,
    Shonda Fernandez

  9. Hi,
    I am a 71 yr. old Grandmother of six young ones, ages 6-15. I have Christmas Eve dinner and entertainment each year. I have also had the care of my now 97 year old (dementia) father the past 3 Christmas’. Looking for printables for Christmas games was very time consuming, until I found your site.
    Thank you so very much for all the work and time you put into these to make MY life easier.
    I pray you have a blessed Christmas season.
    Again, thank you for sharing your efforts with others, you are a blessing.

    1. You are so welcome, Lori. I’m happy to be of service. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration!

    1. Yes, we do, Diana. Usually about 5 minutes or so, depending on the group and difficulty level of the particular game we’re playing.

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