If you're in the mood for some Christmas party games for adults, you've come to the right place.
I've written a lot about the best games to try, so I know that these Christmas party games will surely bring you all the fun you deserve this season. Try playing any one of these adult Christmas party games to make amazing memories with your family.
Let's get started!
8 Best Entertaining Christmas Party Games For Adults
The holidays are fast approaching. You need to have all the most entertaining, jaw-dropping, and out-of-this-world Christmas party games. You'll surely have a blast with your friends and family during the holiday season, right up until Christmas eve while you're waiting for midnight. These Christmas ideas will get your competitive sides out and make this holiday party one for the books.
1. Two Truths and a Lie
You really can't beat the classics. Go around the circle and see if you can figure out who's lying. The difficulty factor rises if you don't know other people that well. You can spin this differently and have a "Firsts" theme. The statements would go like this, "My first date was with my 5th-grade boyfriend, and we had ant bites from the apple juice we spilled on our clothes." Another could be, "I had my first kiss with a guy I met on vacation. It was on the beach, under a blanket of twinkling stars."
2. Christmas Cook-Off
If you haven't thought of a good Christmas party game this year, this can be your answered prayer. How about making a Christmas game out of your annual family dinner this year? See who can bake the best banana bread. Who can craft the finest gingerbread cookies? Whose stuffing is the tastiest? These are all possible ideas for your Christmas Cook-Off this year.
3. Festive Drinking Card Game
Before you carry on with your annual gift exchange tradition, you should have little activities while waiting for midnight. If your family likes to indulge a little over the holidays, then why not make it into a game? All kinds of festive drinking card games might catch your fancy during the break.
4. Christmas-Themed "Would You Rather"
Looking for a good, classic party game? Put a holiday spin on this oldie but goodie. Would you rather hang out with Santa Claus or Frosty the Snowman? Would you rather throw a snowball at your dad or your mom? There are so many options for a Christmas-themed “would you rather” game.
5. Think or Drink: Christmas Edition
A unique drinking game is always a good idea for a fun Christmas party game. Think or Drink is a seriously fun game for any occasion. It becomes even more fun when you put a holiday twist on this fan-favorite pastime. Just remember to go slow!
6. 'Tis The Season Christmas Trivia Game
Hosting a good party would be so rewarding if everyone enjoyed themselves. This is a good idea to get everyone involved and competitive. There are all kinds of amazing trivia games that are Christmas-themed. These can be a great way to get the family together and engage in a little bit of innocent competition. It's not to start some holiday family feud, but just to get the family having fun and making good memories together.
7. Christmas Drawing Game
Who can draw the best Santa? Or how about this: each of you draw what the other person would look like if they were transformed into a reindeer! You can even try Christmas carol Pictionary to see if everyone's got their Christmas songs in order. The possibilities are endless when you involve everyone's artistic sides. Plus, playing Christmas Pictionary always gets everyone in a great holiday spirit.
8. Elf Toss
Elf toss is a straightforward holiday game that involves throwing toy plastic elves into buckets. It's a great game if you want to get the family on their feet. This can also be a good office Christmas party game. Make it a little more adult-y by making it a drinking game. Go ahead and try it!
Share This Image On Your Site
8 Holiday Kiddy Competitions That Can Be Played By Grownups
Do you ever reminisce about the holidays when you were a kid? It's so fun remembering your days in a big red sweater. You'll be dancing around the Christmas tree while the family plays Christmas bingo or Christmas charades. It's a little bittersweet that people grow up and forget the fun they once had as a child.
Who says that adults can't play kiddy games? Choose one of these fun Christmas party games for kids, and you can relive your childhood with glee.
9. Gift Wrap Physical Challenge
Who can wrap the prettiest, most perfect gifts? Are you the gift-wrapping champion? Prove it with this fun, interesting challenge that'll get everyone involved - even grandma. Make the game even more fun and have them wrap unusually-shaped items, such as a candy cane or a Santa hat.
10. Costume Contest
Dressing up is always fun, and you don’t need to wait until Halloween to put on a costume. Get everyone to dress up in Christmas-themed outfits and then vote on who looks the best. You can follow this up with an original Christmas story, based on the costumes you put on.
You really can't go wrong with charades. It's fun, interesting, and it always results in tons of laughter. This game is also great because it gets people on their feet. Plus, you can play this even if you're not physically together. Try hosting a virtual Christmas party with your friends and family who are away on Christmas. That way, they will still feel the holiday spirit with their loved ones, even if they aren't physically there with you.
12. Gingerbread House Competition
This is a fun Christmas game you should try. Grab a few gingerbread house kits and give them to each family member. Then let the fun begin. At the end of the competition, each party guest votes on which house is the best. You can even post this on social media and have your family members vote on their favorite ones. You can keep this going until New Year's Eve when you all get together again.
13. The Nativity Test
If you love creating nativity scenes, then why not make a game out of it? With the nativity test, you can test your knowledge of this epic biblical scene. You can even make it a little more interesting and create a Christmas mad lib about this very scene. Have them fill out the blanks with the important details of the nativity story. This will get them thinking, for sure.
14. Snowball Fight
Sometimes, the simplest games are the best. You know what that means if you're lucky enough to have a white Christmas this year. It's time to head outside and have an epic snowball fight. If you want to look like you're in a Christmas movie, you guys should wear matching sweaters and get someone to take candid photos of you in the snow.
15. Christmas Family Feud
Most of us love the age-old game of Family Feud, but did you know that there's a Christmas version? This game is a must-play if you love trivia and competition. Plus, you can personalize the questions for the game. You can include questions about your past Christmases and family memories to make the game even more fun and challenging.
16. Punch a Present
Punch a present is exactly what it sounds like. Create a wall of thin paper holes, and let your family go nuts as they punch holes to grab their presents. Make sure you don't put any fragile items in there! You don't want anyone to get a broken Christmas present, do you?
8 Fun Office Games For Adults During The Best Holiday of The Year
It's a drag and a curse to be spending your holidays at work. But, there really are times when it can't be avoided. It's best to just make the most out of it and find some great office games that you can play with your co-workers. You can always rely on office Christmas party games for a laugh.
17. Guess That Gift
Spice up your secret Santa this year and try this game out. Wrap up presents without a box, and see if your co-workers can guess what's inside based on the shape! Have fun with different and odd-shaped items that can really challenge your co-workers.
18. Present Stacking
Who can stack presents the highest before they fall down? You'll see which of you have expert stacking skills and the composure to do it in a hot Christmas minute! Time each other and see who's the best stacker. Make sure you have a lot of good prizes to get them excited to win.
19. Manger Treasure Hunt
Create a nativity/manger scene, and then scatter a bunch of clues. You can get really creative with the clues and customize them according to your liking. Play a great Christmas song during the hunt, and you'll have a lot of fun with this for sure.
20. Cellophane Santa
Wrap a gift in a huge ball of cellophane wrap. One person unwraps, while the other rolls dice. When they roll doubles, pass the present on. This is definitely more interesting than a Christmas word search. If you want to make it more fun, do this while you're drunk. You'll see how difficult it is when you're trying not to throw up.
21. Cookies Exchange
One of the best parts of Christmas is eating tasty cookies, so organize an exchange at your office! Get everyone to prepare different cookies, so you don't have doubles. You can also prepare milk and coffee to accompany your cookies. That would be a great activity for your co-workers.
22. Do You Hear What I Hear
Take seven presents filled with different numbers of bells. The person who correctly guesses how many bells are in each present wins. This is an interesting game to play because there isn't anyone who can be good at this game unless you're a human Christmas tree who's got bells hanging from you all the time.
23. The Stocking Stuffer Game
Stocking stuffers are a great idea for the office, as you can all get each other small little gifts. Plus, you can make a guessing game out of the presents in the stockings. Have someone give clues one by one, and the person who guesses first gets a point.
24. Guess the Christmas Scent
Is your nose up to the task of guessing that Christmas scent? Is it pine? Or is it chestnut? Challenge your work friends to this game and see which has the best sense of smell. You'll see who knows their peppermint from their fir. You'll also see who can't distinguish smells to save their lives.
8 “Minute to win it” Game Ideas For Mature Audiences
25. Minute to Win It Snowman Game
Get outside, have fun in the snow, and see who can build a snowman in less than one minute! This might seem pretty impossible, but the truth is that the results can be pretty hilarious. Ensure you get all the supplies ready beforehand, like carrots, hats, and sticks for the snowman's arms.
26. Hang the Ornaments
Can you hang all the ornaments on a tree within just one minute? Time will tell if you're an expert at decorating your trees at home. It's a challenge to get those tiny decorations up on that tree in normal circumstances. To do it in a minute is another challenge altogether.
27. Frosty the Snowman
Everybody loves Frosty the Snowman, so this minute to win it game should be a real hit - whether you're playing with kids or adults. Tap into your inner child and see how good you can play this game. Don't panic too much because that will get you on the losing end with games like this.
28. Jingle Bell Toss
This game is pretty simple, but it's truly fun. Basically, you need to set up a bunch of plastic cups on the ground and then have players try to throw jingle bells that land inside. See who's an expert shooter in your group! You'll also find out who has zero hand-eye coordination with this game.
29. Reindeer Ring Toss
The reindeer antler game is fairly simple. One person wears reindeer antlers, while the others throw rings and try to land them on the horns! Now, do this in under a minute... easy, right? Prove me wrong and try this out with your friends.
30. One-Handed Gift Wrapping Challenge
This is actually way more difficult than it sounds. How will you hold the wrapping paper together with just one hand?! For some people, it's already challenging to do it with two hands. But, to do it with one hand in under a minute? Santa Claus better watch out.
31. Tinsel Game
Put a spin on the classic charades game using tinsel. Tinsel is a major part of Christmas. The tinsel game allows you to play with this unique decoration while having lots of fun. Instead of making gestures to describe the word, use the tinsel to "draw" the word.
32. Pin the Nose on Rudolph
A fun twist on “pin the nose on the donkey,” involves a blindfolded player trying to pin the nose on Rudolph. This is a great game to play in a minute because this game usually drags on if you don't have a time limit. It keeps the game interesting and challenging.
Downloadable and Printable List of Christmas Party Games For Adults
Here is a downloadable and printable jpg/pdf list of Christmas party games for adults (right-click the image and select Save Image As...):
How To Pick the Best Christmas Party Games for Adults
Picking the best Christmas party games for adults can be challenging, especially if you have a crowd with all kinds of different tastes and personalities.
That being said, you can ensure that your games are fun with this simple guide.
1. Get Everyone Moving
A little bit of physical activity might be exactly what you need. If you can, choose games that get people on their feet.
With a little bit of motion, you can make these games even more fun than ever before.
2. Make People Laugh
You know what they say… "tis the season to be jolly!" The best Christmas party games are those that make people laugh.
In order to make the biggest impact, choose games that are wacky, silly, and fun.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you want to know more about Christmas party games for adults? This list of frequently asked questions may help you out.
Can you only play Christmas party games during Christmas?
Most Christmas party games are derived from regular games. You can play them at any time during the year. Playing them during the holidays just makes them more fun because they're Christmas-themed.
Are board games fun to play at Christmas parties?
Yes. It's even better if you make your own party board games. Customize them according to your liking. If you don't have the time, remember that playing board games brings out the competitive sides of your friends and family. It's always a good idea to do this, just as long as you keep it friendly.
Can you play Christmas party games while having a talent show?
It's a little difficult to imagine, honestly. I think a better idea would be to just host a talent show during your Christmas party. Then, save the games for later. If you need a good list of talent show ideas, we've got that right here on Gamertelligence too.
More Awesome games
These party games aren't your only option during the holiday. There are plenty more awesome games to play over the break, so check out these options for even more fun:
- Is it someone’s special day? Then why not try out a few of these birthday party games to make this occasion even more incredible?
- If you’re spending a lot of time in the classroom during the winter season, you can make it totally enjoyable with these fun classroom games.
- If some of these games seem a little too “boomer-oriented” for your tastes, you need to check out these party games for teens. These games are more your speed.
If you like the sound of these Christmas party games for adults, now’s the time to make it all happen.
Sometimes, your friends and close family might take a little convincing to get off their phones and start having fun with adult Christmas party games.
But don't give up! These Christmas party games are guaranteed to be a hit. As soon as your folks start playing these party games, they'll be happy they decided to join in.
The holidays are all about fun and games, and that's why you should definitely try these ideas out the next time you get a chance.