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Christmas Games and Activities

Start your holiday season with some Christmas Games and Activities. You can play this with your friends while doing a Countdown to Christmas.

ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

This printable Christmas Games and Activities comes with seven different varieties of games and activities in a Christmas theme with an answer key (for a total of twelve pages) that you can enjoy with your friends and family.

Christmas Games and Activities Contents:

The Christmas Games and Activities that you can enjoy are:

  • Christmas Pictionary
  • Christmas Charades
  • Christmas Alphabet Games
  • Christmas Word Scramble
  • Christmas Guess the Christmas Song
  • Christmas Guess the Christmas Movies
  • Christmas Selfie Challenge

Click here to download a printable list of movies.

HOW TO PLAY THESE CHRISTMAS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

Christmas Pictionary

Pictionary is a game in which players sketch an object or a word and the rest of the group guesses what it is. Set a timer and divide into teams. After everyone has had a turn drawing and guessing, the team with the most correct guesses wins.

The first page of this printable includes 16 prompts:

  1. Snow
  2. Gingerbread
  3. Mittens
  4. Snowman
  5. Bells
  6. Angel
  7. Chimney
  8. Pinecone
  9. Garland
  10. Nutcracker
  11. Star
  12. Elves
  13. Northpole
  14. Gift
  15. Santa Clause
  16. Fruitcake

There is also a blank Pictionary page that you use to create prompts of your own.

Christmas Charades

Print out the charades printable, cut them, fold them up and place them in any container with a wide opening.

This game can be played with as few as two players. If you have more than two players, you can split the group up into two teams that will compete against each other.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Choose a player to start the game.
  2. The player chooses a Christmas-related topic to act out without speaking.
  3. The player then pantomimes the word or phrase on the slip of paper to the other players. (You may want to consider using a timer and allowing between 30-60 seconds to act out the movie title. If time runs out and the Christmas-related topic has not been correctly guessed, you can either return the Christmas-related topic to the container for another player to pull, or you can toss it in the used pile – at your discretion).
  4. The first person to guess the word or phrase gets a point. 
  5. Players from each team take turns pantomiming for their teammates. The first team to guess the word or phrase gets a point.
  6. Keep track of the points earned by each player or team. The one with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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There is also a blank Charades page that you use to create prompts of your own.

Christmas Alphabet Games

The player’s goal here is to find a word associated with Christmas for each letter. This game can be played individually or in teams. Set a timer. After the time has elapsed, the player or team with the most correct guesses wins.

Christmas Word Scramble

In this game, you’ll have to guess the word by rearranging the scrambled letters. This comes with an answer key as well.

Christmas Guess the Christmas Song

In this Guess the Christmas Song game, a partial song title is listed. Your task is to fill in the blanks to complete the name of the Christmas song.

You could also make a Christmas song playlist, play a snippet of each of the songs, and then players must guess what Christmas song is being played (without using the printable).

Christmas Guess the Christmas Movies

In this Guess the Christmas Movies game, a partial movie title is listed. Your task is to fill in the blanks to complete the name of the Christmas movie.

Movies featured in these games:

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski (Actors)
  • Ron Howard (Director) - Jeffrey Price (Writer) - Brian Grazer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer go to Whoville to bring the world’s best-loved grump to life in this hilarious celebration of the true holiday spirit, which stars Jim Carrey.

Frozen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff (Actors)
  • Chris Buck (Director) - Jennifer Lee (Writer) - Peter Del Vecho (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Frozen

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Princess Anna, Mountain Man Kristoff, and Olaf the Snowman set out to save Princess Elsa and the magical land of Arendelle in this blockbuster musical treat.

Oscar-winner for Best Animated Feature.

Klaus

A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, delivering joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez (Actors)
  • Lasse Hallström (Director) - Ashleigh Powell (Writer) - Mark Gordon (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

In Disney’s reimagining of The Nutcracker, a mysterious gift from her mother launches Clara on a journey to four secret realms–where she discovers her greatest strength could change the world.

Jingle Jungle: A Christmas Journey

Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life.

Polar Express
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari (Actors)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director) - Robert Zemeckis (Writer) - Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Polar Express

A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Miracle On 34th Street
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dylan Mcdermott, Elizabeth Perkins, Richard Attenborough (Actors)
  • Les Mayfield (Director) - John Hughes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Miracle on the 34th Street

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle Santa Claus; then Susan meets Kriss Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he’s the genuine article.

The Christmas Chronicles 

After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick.

Home Alone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)
  • Chris Columbus (Director) - John Hughes (Writer) - John Hughes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin stars in this comedy smash about a boy who is accidentally left behind when his family goes to Paris for the holidays.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson (Actors)
  • Kirk R. Thatcher (Director) - Paul Williams (Writer) - Martin G. Baker (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

Celebrate the season with all your favorite Muppets in this heartwarming and hilarious holiday movie. Join our fuzzy friends on a wild and wacky Christmas adventure full of side-splitting laughs and memorable music.
Elf
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Leon Redbone, Will Ferrell, James Caan (Actors)
  • Jon Favreau (Director) - David Berenbaum (Writer) - Jon Berg (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Elf

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City.
Trolls Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel (Actors)
  • Joel Crawford (Director) - Josh Bycel (Writer) - Holly Edwards (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Trolls Holiday Special

When the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar, she enlists the help of Branch and the rest of the gang on a delightfully quirky mission to fix something that the Bergens don’t think is broken.
A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin (Actors)
  • Bob Clark (Director) - Jean Sheppard (Writer) - Rene Dupont (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Christmas Story

In this holiday classic, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.
 
12 Dogs of Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jordan-Claire Green, Tom Kemp (Actors)
  • Keith Merrill (Director) - Tom Rice (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The 12 Dogs of Christmas

A widowed father sends his daughter to stay with her aunt in a town that has outlawed dogs. When she decides to keep a stray puppy, she is inspired to help the dogs and charm the mayor with the mos.
 
Northpole
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tiffani Thiessen, Bailee Madison, Josh Hopkins (Actors)
  • Douglas Barr (Director) - Gregg Rossen (Writer) - Irene Litinsky (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Northpole

When a loss of togetherness spreads across the globe and threatens the existence of Santa’s Northpole, a little boy named Kevin is called upon to save the day.

Christmas Selfie Challenge

In this game, you will be taking a selfie with the Christmas-themed items on the list. You can take this challenge with your friends or family. This will certainly test your creativity.

  1. Snowman
  2. Wrapping Gifts
  3. Hot Cocoa
  4. Cozy Pajamas
  5. Christmas Tree
  6. Christmas Scene
  7. Santa
  8. Color Red
  9. Festive Food
  10. Nutcracker
  11. Nativity
  12. Candy Canes
  13. Tradition
  14. Color Green
  15. Peaceful Night
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