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Christmas Games for Families

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These 20+ Christmas games for families will create treasured family memories every holiday season. Included are free games, boards games and games for all ages and interests. Make the holiday season about more than just gifts, make it about family and friends.

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Make it a family tradition to play games together throughout the holiday season. Games are a great way to distract restless children, have fun and spend time together as a family.

Many of these games also encourage learning and physical skill development.

You can find a game for every age and ability level. There are also ten free games listed. And several of the games can be downloaded and played right away.

Christmas Games for Families

Look for games that everyone in your family can play. You can team younger children up with an older child or adult to make it easier for them to play more complicated games.

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Free Christmas Games

  • Christmas Who Am I – Write names of different Christmas characters on paper. Tape the signs to each player’s back. Players have to ask questions of other players to determine who they are. The first player to figure out which Christmas character they are wins.
  • Musical Christmas Chairs – Set chairs (one less than the number of players) in a circle. Start playing Christmas music. Players walk around the chair circle. When the music stops the players must find a seat to sit on. The player left standing is out of the game. Remove a chair and continue playing until there is one chair and the player in it wins.
  • Christmas Candy Hunt – Hide candy or small gifts and have children hunt for them. They can keep the items they find.
  • Christmas Tic Tac Toe – Play tic tac toe with red and green crayons or markers.
  • Oven Mitt Snowman Drawing – Have players wear oven mitts and draw a snowman. The best and most detailed drawing wins.
  • Winter Outfit Race – Have players race to put on snow boots, scarf, hat, coat and gloves on. Players must first put on gloves and then the next items. They must be buttoned, tied or zippered and put on correctly. The first player to dress up for winter is the winner.
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Free Christmas Game Printables

These printable games can be downloaded and played immediately. It should take you less than 5 minutes to print out and prepare the game for play.

Christmas Charades – 18 free printable Christmas charades cards and additional ideas perfect for holiday gatherings and a family Christmas time tradition.

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Hallmark Christmas Movies Scavenger Hunt- Is watching Hallmark Christmas movies a new holiday tradition? Make it even more fun with these free printable scavenger hunt cards – perfect for a party.

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Hallmark Christmas Movie Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Memory Game – 96 different free printable Christmas Memory Matching Game cards. Design the game as you’d like and create fun traditions & memories.

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt – Make the Christmas season even more fun with this free printable Christmas scavenger hunt. It comes with both indoor and outdoor game cards.

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt

More Christmas Activities

Make Christmas cookies together. Try my family’s favorite decorated sugar cookie recipe – it produces the very best cookies for frosting and decorating.

Make cookie cutter birdseed ornaments together as a family and then watch the birds that come to feed in your yard.

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Santa Coloring Pages – Make the holiday even more fun with 10 free Santa coloring pages. There are both simple and detailed images for a range of coloring skills. Perfect for keeping kids happily entertained.

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Christmas Word Search – Free 4-page Christmas word search activity sheets. You can print these immediately and use them again and again for home or classroom use.

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Snowman Coloring Pages – Get your free six snowman coloring pages that you can download right now for a fun winter-themed creative activity for kids of all ages.

Don’t forget to pin this Christmas games for families resource so you can find it every Christmas as your family and interests grow and change.

Check out all my Simple Christmas Ideas including planning and organizing, crafts and recipes.

You can find all our best Christmas games and Christmas activities in the table below. You can scroll though the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.

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