Five fun games to play at Christmas 

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Although budgeting for Christmas can be a bit of a nightmare, it’s all worth it in the end when you bring the people you love together for a fun and festive occasion. Games are certainly a key part of it, with families everywhere indulging in a variety of Christmas-themed activities during the most wonderful time of the year. 

Of course, once the turkey’s been demolished and the Christmas pudding is resting uncomfortably in your belly, it’s tempting to find a quiet corner for an hour or so and enjoy some solo gaming, perhaps through a popular smartphone release like Among Us or even through a Christmas-themed Santa game on a tablet device, but you’d probably be accused of being antisocial. Additionally, enjoying some games as a group creates memories, they’re a great icebreaker, and you’ll have plenty of fun. 

Thankfully, over the years, some tried and tested games have gained traction and enhanced the festive period for millions of families. So, without further ado, below is a look at five fun games you can bring to your festive gathering this year and beyond. 

The cookies for Santa game is worth trying 

You’ve probably seen various clips of people taking on the Oreo race challenge over the years. Well, in order to make it more festive, everyone needs to wear a stick-on Santa beard and then attempt to get the brand of sandwich cookie into their mouths without using their hands to assist them. A game filled with silliness, it will certainly get people laughing. 

Guessing the number of candies in a jar is simple but fun 

A reliable conversation starter when everyone arrives and is tucking into some tasty snacks before the big feast, filling a jar with some of your favorite candies and then having your guests guess at how many are in the jar is a great thing to do. This isn’t an innovative, groundbreaking game here, but it certainly provides a talking point and it’s hilarious trying to watch the winner devour the jar after a huge Christmas-themed meal. 

Sled races are a must 

Following a massive dinner, it’s common for many families to enjoy the outdoors and burn off their calorific Christmas banquet. Instead of going for a walk around a local area, make the most of the snow and venture a little bit further out to a location that is ideal for sled racing. Of course, you’ll need significant snow to enjoy this particular activity, but it’s a must if it does snow during the Christmas period. With all participants being lined up at the top of a hill, first to the bottom wins in this truly exhilarating and incredibly entertaining option. 

A game of family trivia is a great thing to do 

With all of your nearest and dearest present, hosting a game of family trivia is a fantastic game to put together. With every guest sharing an interesting fact or two about themselves on a piece of paper when they arrive, reading them out after dessert and having everyone guess who the piece of trivia belongs to will have everyone laughing and some family members completely stumped.

Christmas movie bingo is a blast 


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Another go-to game many families enjoy during the festive period is Christmas movie bingo, with each family member having to tick off various Christmas-themed features during a film. Once the popcorn is ready, everyone is given a list of things they have to tick off during the production, be it a Christmas tree, some reindeer, or even Santa Claus himself. A way to make movie marathons more interactive, it’s well worth doing.