33 Different Christmas Games
Today’s post is about Christmas games. I have created two simple games suitable for different age groups. Links to my Blogging friend’s Christmas games posts are located right below mine.
Family Christmas Games
We do Christmas puzzles every year, I go and pick out a new one for everyone to work on. I put it on a big whiteboard and it gets hauled off and on the table repeatedly all season. A couple of years ago my sons told me they hated doing our Christmas puzzles when they were growing up but they loved the snacks, so they just smiled and pretended.
The funny part is I don’t care whether they loved doing the puzzles or not. It brings everyone to the table. Whether you work on the puzzle or sit and visit instead, everyone is gathered and no one is plugged into anything. Puzzles draw people into a common goal.
We also play board games that have multiple players, steeplechase is one example. The little ones can’t truly participate in these games so last year I devised one we can all do together. If it’s for the grandchildren the adults are all pretty happy to join in and of course, snacks are still included.
For this game the players are placed into two teams, the topic is picked from a jar and the winning team keeps the question as a point marker. This game is great for younger children, some of the topics are written especially for them
This game needs a host and the players can be teams or individuals. You can have the player compete for points or since it’s Christmas plan ahead and have inexpensive wrapped gift players can choose from a jar, basket or bowl.
Some small gift examples are, one 5 dollar object like a Christmas CD, a nice bar of soap and the rest are dollar store items; cash, tic tacs, lifesavers, chocolates (of course), scratch and win tickets are just some ideas.
There are 11 questions, so the game would cost about $15 to put together.
The party host keeps the front answer sheet and cuts up the second sheet placing the question in a jar for players to draw from.
If anyone questions the answers I have included links to the references below.
Most popular Christmas Song of all Time? – Silent Night
Where did the idea of kissing under the mistletoe come from? The English Druids
Where did our idea of the modern north american Santa Claus come from? Coca Cola
Whats the angel’s name from “It’s a Wonderful Life”? – Clarence Odbody
When did people start wrapping gifts in paper? The Chinese in 100 AD
Mrs. Claus first name. Santa is Kris. Mrs. Claus is? Trick question, she really doesn’t have one.
Who is Rudolph’s father? Donner
Where is the abominable snowman from in Rudolph the red nose reindeer story? The North Pole
The Grinch’s poor suffering dogs name is? Max
What is the name of the magician’s rabbit in Frosty the Snowman? Hocus Pocus
At the end of Charlie Brown, which character quotes the bible and talks about this is What Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown? Linus
I will admit I made the last couple of questions a bit harder to make the game last longer. I thought about all the different Christmas characters I remember from every year. Santa Claus, Charlie Brown, The Grinch, Rudolph, Frosty, they are a such a large part of North American culture. I thought of the questions first and then really enjoyed looking up all the answers.