Christmas is a lively time with lots of opportunities to fellowship with many of your friends. At your Christmas party, keep the good times coming by leading your group in a fun holiday game. Playing games helps break the ice and gives everyone something to talk about. Old friends and new ones will get to know each in other in no time by playing some Christmas games.
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The Dating Game
If your party group will consist of couples or mainly couples, playing the Dating Game will give you all plenty to laugh at. You’ll need to do a little preparation before your guests arrive. First gather about 10 questions that you’ll ask each team. Then assign points to each question. There should be five questions for the guys and five for the girls. Put them on 3 x 5 cards and keep them to yourself. When your guests arrive, choose three couples to play the game. You could award prizes to the couple that wins the most points. Divide the three couples up. Put the girls in one room away from the party and bring the guys to the front of the room. Ask them the questions and write down their answers. Then bring the ladies out to join them. Ask them the questions you asked the guys and then reveal to them what the guys said. Award them the points on the card if their answers match. Then swap the groups out. Send the guys to another room, with supervision and ask the ladies their questions. Bring out the guys and compare answers. Give all the couples small Christmas gifts just for playing and being good sports.
Christmas Carol Idol
You will need a karaoke machine and a CD of Christmas music for this game. When your guests arrive have everyone come together in one room. Randomly choose three guests to be the judges of this Christmas contest. One at a time, ask your guests to step to the mic and audition for your version of Christmas Idol. Ask your guest judges to write down scores for each guest, grading their performance. When the carols are over and everyone who wants to has sung, collect the points from the judges. Announce the winners and give out CDs for prizes.
Guess What's in the Box
Before your guests arrive at your event, place a small gift in a box. It should be something that’s not going to break if it gets shaken. Wrap it up then place that box in another box. Wrap it up. Then place that box in another box. When the guests arrive, let everyone take a turn guessing what’s in the box. Keep what’s inside a secret so no one has the upper hand. Pass the box around the room. Let everyone take a turn guessing. If no one guesses the contents the first time, let the person who guessed closest unwrap a layer. Then pass it around again. If no one guesses what the contents are, then do the same. Allow the closest guesser to unwrap a layer. If your present still confounds your group, hand out numbers to everyone. Put a copy of the numbers in a small bowl and draw a number. Announce the winner.