It's that time of year again! The holidays are upon us and that means it's time to start thinking about all the fun we're going to have at our annual Christmas party. But what about those awkward moments when you don't know what to say or do? Never fear, we've got you covered with this list of Christmas party games and quizzes for adults that will get the ball rolling and keep the party going all night long!
10 Quick and Simple Party Games
1. Name That Tune
This classic game is a great way to get everyone in the holiday spirit. All you need is a list of popular Christmas songs and a way to play them (a smartphone or laptop will do just fine). To make things more challenging, you can give each song a point value based on how well-known it is. The first person to correctly identify the song gets the points. At the end of the game, the person with the most points wins!
2. The 12 Days of Christmas
This game is a great way to get people laughing and singing along. To play, someone starts by saying “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…” and then names an item related to Christmas (e.g., a partridge in a pear tree). The next person then repeats that phrase and adds their own item to it (e.g., “On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…two turtle doves”). This continues until everyone has had a turn or until someone messes up. Hint: The items should get progressively more ridiculous as the game goes on!
3. Guess Who?
For this game, you'll need a bunch of small slips of paper and pens or pencils. Write the name of a famous person on each slip of paper (bonus points if they're related to Christmas), fold them up, and put them into a hat or bowl. Then have each person draw a slip of paper and try to guess who they are based on yes or no questions from everyone else. The first person to guess correctly wins!
4. What Am I?
This classic party game is perfect for getting people talking and laughing. To play, someone thinks of something related to Christmas (e.g., an animal, object, character from a movie, etc.) and gives everyone else clues about what it is until someone guesses correctly. Then it's the next person's turn!
5. Would You Rather?
This game is perfect for getting people talking, laughing, and maybe even blushing! To play, someone poses a hypothetical question such as “Would you rather have Santa Claus be your secret Santa or your boss?” Everyone then answers either option A or option B before discussing why they made their choice. As with any good party game, there are no right or wrong answers—just lots of fun discussion!
6. Two Truths and a Lie
This game is great for getting people to talk and getting to know each other better. To play, everyone takes turns telling three statements about themselves— two of which are true and one of which is a lie. Everyone else then tries to guess which statement is the lie. After everyone has had a turn, reveal the correct answer and move on to the next player!
7. Holiday Movie Quotes
This quiz is perfect for all those movie buffs out there who just can't get enough of quoting their favorite flicks! To play, simply prepare a list of quotes from popular holiday movies (bonus points if they're less well-known) and read them aloud one at a time for people to guess which movie they're from. The first person to correctly identify the quote gets a point—and whoever has the most points at the end wins!
8 . The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Trivia
This quiz is perfect for testing your knowledge of all things Grinchy! To play, simply prepare some trivia questions about the classic Dr. Seuss book (or movie) and read them aloud one at a time for people to answer. The first person to correctly answer each question gets a point—and whoever has the most points at the end wins!
9 . Rudolph Trivia
This quiz is perfect for testing your knowledge of all things reindeer-related! To play, simply prepare some trivia questions about Rudolph (the red-nosed reindeer) and read them aloud one at a time for people to answer. The first person to correctly answer each question gets point—and whoever has the most points at the end wins!
10 . Elf Trivia
This quiz is perfect for testing your knowledge of all things elf-related! Simply prepare some trivia questions about elves (the North Pole kind)and read them aloud one at a time for people o answer. The first person to correctly answer each question gets a point—and whoever has the most points at the end wins.
Where to Find Christmas Games and Quizzes
If you're looking for some fun and festive holiday games to play with your family and friends, you're in luck! You can grab a copy of our printable Christmas game pack. With these holiday games, you'll be the hostess with the mostess this Christmas!
The pack includes a variety of games such as Name that Song, Holiday I've Never, and Finish the Christmas Carol along with coloring and maze activity sheets. Or make your own custom Christmas party Bingo game with this Bingo Game Canva Template.
Looking for some more fun and festive holiday games to play with your family and friends? This site offers a variety of different games that you can print out and enjoy, including word scrambles, crosswords, and trivia questions. Just grab a few printouts and you're all set for some holiday fun!
So there you have it—10 fun games and quizzes that will help break the ice and keep things interesting at your next holiday gathering!