11 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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November 16, 2020

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.


Help Buddy the Elf find his dad by laying a loopy route from the North Pole to New York City. Play path cards to the board and move Buddy along its crazy curves. Lead him toward your secret goal landmarks along the way to score points. The player with the most points when Buddy the Elf finds his dad wins.

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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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This That & Everything is a great game for as few as four people or up to 44. The "X-Mas Edition" features a rapid-fire guessing game of holiday objects.

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Game night just got festive with a fun-filled box of Christmas trivia cards. The set contains 1,800 questions about all things Christmas: movies, pop culture, history, carols and more.

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Help Ralphie Parker get the BB gun and decoder ring he covets at Christmastime. Peek at present cards, "triple-dog-dare" other players to make risky trades and beware of the bullies who are lurking in the deck. If you have the infamous leg lamp, you can swipe another player’s card, but act fast because you may not have the prized possession long.

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Traditional Charades gets a fun, holiday spin with cards like gingerbread man and star of Bethlehem. (Good luck!)

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The Santa Claus Game lets your children play as Santa and belt out their best "Ho, Ho, Ho!" Each player chooses a sleigh full of teddy bears, dolls and treats. As your children play the game, they will deliver presents, sing holiday songs and twirl like a snowflake.

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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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Christmas Bingo is not only perfect for holiday entertaining, but it's also ideal to keep the kids busy over winter break. It plays just like traditional Bingo except with classic holiday objects in place of numbers. This set comes with 32 unique player cards, 24 caller chips and two calling cards.

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How many present bags can you get down the chimney? Find out with this Holiday Rooftop Drop Bean Bag Toss Game. A fun holiday twist on the classic bean bag toss game, this set is Christmas themed, down to the game board shaped like a rooftop with a chimney and bean bags that look like the sacks of presents that Santa would toss into his sleigh. Set up a red team and a green team and see who would be the best present delivery person.

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