How well do you know your Christmas carols? Could you identify one by just a single measure? Use our “Name that Song” Christmas game to find out.
This game was inspired by one I played at a cookie exchanges my children’s piano teacher hosted last Christmas. I made two different versions, so take your pick.
First we have the challenging, fill-in-the-blank version. This is how the one we played at the party I attended worked. Our hostess literally played the first few notes of each song on her piano, and the guests tried to identify each from just those abbreviated intros.
In the absence of a piano, you can hum the stanzas or even require guests to mentally sightread them. Our family played this one in the car tonight, and I was impressed at how many songs even our little ones could recognize when they only had the first three or four notes to go on.
If pulling the names of these Christmas songs and carols out of thin air seems too hard, you might rather play this slightly easier, matching version of “Name that Song.” The advantage of this one is that you can use the process of elimination to narrow down the choices for any unfamiliar tunes.
Whichever version you decide to play, I hope you’ll enjoy this free printable Christmas game and that you’ll carry a song in your heart all season long.
There’s more where that came from
Does taking this little quiz leave you wishing for more? Then follow this link to download 12 of my newest Christmas party games (with answer keys) in a single click!
Or you can click here to see all the games I’ve published in the past, or visit my Christmas Party Games Pinterest Board for still more ideas.
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