7 Christmas Games to Play With the Whole Family

Stop staring at screens and spend quality time together with these fun Christmas-themed games.

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December 17, 2018

You know what’s worse than a Grinch? Post-Christmas-meal screen time. Everyone gathers around the fireplace to then immediately ignore everyone and scroll on their phones in silence. Bring the Christmas spirit back to your family and have an old-fashioned, no-screens game night. These board games and activities are packed with fun for the whole family and are sure to create lasting memories.


The classic board game gets a spirited twist with Christmas-Opoly. Instead of investments, players buy presents to trade in for Christmas trees. But there are still tons of obstacles such as blowing a fuse on lights, getting snowed-in or ending up with a lump of coal!

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Create the ultimate Christmas game night, from trivia and charades to a holiday-themed character guessing game. The game pack also comes with kazoos for a fun hum-that-carol style game.

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The infamous Bean Boozled game has a new Christmas twist. The Bean Boozled: Naughty or Nice game comes with a Christmas spinner and flavors that are either on the "nice" or "naughty" list.

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Create your own holiday carols... with a hilarious twist. These Christmas MadLibs are sure to bring a smile to any Grinch or too-cool-for-school teenager.

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This That & Everything is a great game for a large crowd. As many as 44 players can play! The "X-Mas Edition" features a rapid-fire guessing game of holiday objects.

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This gorgeous gold and marble tic tac toe set doubles as both a functional game and spirited decor.

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The classic Memory Game gets a Christmas makeover with decked out cards featuring iconic holiday scenes and objects.

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