Based on popular demand we have compiled some of our favorite party games, suitable for Company Christmas Party…

Mind-teaser games.

They are excellent when party guests are just gathering and everyone is waiting for others to arrive.

Christmas Movie Trivia

Copy the Holiday Movie Trivia (make sure not to leave the answer in) and hand out one to every guest as they arrive. Whoever gets the most questions right wins! Another variation on this game: Divide all guests into 2 or 3 or 4 groups, each group can collaborate on answers, the group which gets most questions right, wins!
1. In the 1988 film Scrooged, the character played by Bill Murray is:
a) a cold-hearted banker
b) a cold-hearted TV executive
c) a cold-hearted police officer
d) a cold-hearted politician
2. Whats the name of George Baileys guardian angel in Its a Wonderful Life?
a) Ariel
b) Henry
c) Clarence
d) Frank
3. In Its a Wonderful Life, George Bailey as a boy suffers an injury to:
a) his foot
b) his arm
c) his eyes
d) his ear
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas is written by:
a) Tim Burton
b) Martin Scorsese
c) Jimmy Stewart
d) Danny DeVito
5. White Christmas is set in
a) Colorado
b) Montana
c) New Hampshire
d) Vermont
6. Who plays Bing Crosbys Army buddy in White Christmas?
a) Jimmy Stewart
b) Dean Martin
c) Danny Kaye
d) Bob Hope
7. The little girl who’s skeptical about Santa Clause in Miracle on 34th Street is played by:
a) Natalie Wood
b) Audrey Hepburn
c) Anne Bancroft
d) Sharon Stone
8. Miracle on 34th Street revolves around which department store?
a) Bloomingdales
b) Macys
c) Parisian
d) Neiman Marcus
9. In Home Alone, a young boy is abandoned when his parents rush to a holiday vacation in:
a) Vermont
b) London
c) Paris
d) New York
10. The 1982 Barry Levinson film Diner is set in which city?
a) New York
b) Cleveland
c) Baltimore
d) Boston
11. Which of the following actors was NOT in Diner?
a) Kevin Bacon
b) Ellen Barkin
c) Matt Dillon
d) Mickey Rourke
12.What happens to the character played by Tim Allen in The Santa Clause?
a) he gains weight
b) grows a beard
c) he gets fired
d) all of the above

ANSWERS:

1. – Answer – (b)
2. – Answer – (c)
3. – Answer – (d)
4. – Answer – (a)
5. – Answer – (d)
6. – Answer – (c)
7. – Answer – (a)
8. – Answer – (b)
9. – Answer – (c)
10. – Answer – (c)
11. – Answer – (c)
12. – Answer – (d)

The Bacon Factor

Take a list of 10 movie stars any movie stars at all. Link that person to Kevin Bacon through movies in the least amount of steps possible.Example:Dustin Hoffman was in Hook with Julia Roberts.  Julia Roberts was in Flat-Liners with…Kevin Bacon!!Bacon factor is 1. Don’t count the direct connection.You should be able to do this with just about any actor or actress from any time. The challenge is knowing all of the right movies and who was in them.


company  logo Christmas ornamentName those Logos

Go through several magazines and cut out advertisement symbols (ie. the 7up dot, but not the word 7up). Paste each on the white side of a 3×5 card and have everyone go around the room with an answer sheet and try to identify as many of the symbols as possible.

Who am I?

Pick a category such as cartoon characters, movie stars, vegetables, etc. Pin the name of one of these items on the back of each guest as they arrive. Tell them that they need to find out who they are by asking other people for help.The rules are:
  1. ask yes or no questions only
  2. answer yes or no questions
  3. no removing your own name tag to find out. If you ask, anyone will help you find out your identity.

If you need people seated or grouped up this may be a good way to do it. Have place cards at the seat of each item. Or have a few different categories of item to guess. Then when it comes time to group up have the cartoon characters go here, vegetables there, etc.


Name that Christmas Song

Have a stereo and Christmas tapes or cds available. Play a few lines of a song and the person that guesses the Christmas tune first, wins a gift, or for a harder version of the game, you can make them also guess the artist that is singing the song as well. It is ideal to try and find old songs that are rarely played so that guests have to put their thinking caps on.

Association Game

Put the following on a table:
  • A calendar
  • The letter K
  • A match in a bottle of water
  • Jar of 16 candies
  • Toothbrush
  • Pitcher
  • Candle
  • Salt
  • Fork
  • Tacks
  • Buttercup (Reeses?)
  • the letter N
  • Stamp
  • 2 dice on a dish of dirt
  • An Iron

When the guests come have the previous articles on a table. As they come, give them the following list. Match the statements on the list with the items on the table.

  1. End of pork (k)
  2. A bunch of dates (Calendar)
  3. A swimming match (match in the bottle)
  4. Sweet sixteen (Candies)
  5. Never borrowed, never lent (toothbrush)
  6. Seen at a ball game (pitcher)
  7. Out for the night (candle)
  8. The ending of a Biblical Character (Salt)
  9. Branching of a river (Fork)
  10. On of the causes of the American Revolution (Tacks)
  11. A spring flower (buttercup)
  12. The end of ambition (N)
  13. Ready to be licked (Stamp)
  14. A paradise on earth (dice)
  15. Birthplace of Burns (Iron)

Employee Trivia Game


Email everyone in the company (or post on a company bulletin board) a short request to send you one or two trivia details about themselves.  Tell them this is in preparation for the upcoming Christmas party – give an example of what you are looking for: I have played Santa 3 times in past 10 years, or I traveled to South Pole, I go caroling every year….  ask them to keep their info related to winter, Christmas holidays,  winter travel etc. Then type up a sheet of paper with two columns: One column will have the trivia statements and the other will have employee names paired with letter or a number.  Make copies of the trivia sheet and distribute it during the party.  The one who got the most answers right wins.


Party Starters

have two purposes. First, to get things officially started with a bang. Second, some divide up a large group into smaller groups. Group games go much smoother and people are more willing to participate if they are split up from people they know and put into a random group. Grouping games are perfect for this.

The Grouping Game

This is a good game to play as a mixer. It is a fun, fast moving game. It starts out as everyone collects in one big group. The leader initially calls out a number, usually a number between two and fifteen. The number shouldn’t be more than half of the number of total participants. When the number is called out everyone must try to collect in a group that contains that number of people. The group members should be latching arms or have their arms wrapped around each other so that the leader can see who is in the group. If someone cannot enter a group because the number of required members has been reached, he is out of the game. As different numbers are successively called out the number of participants gets smaller and smaller. Eventually, there are less than ten people. The last group, or winning group, should have anywhere from two to five people.

Mystery Stocking Game

custom Christmas stockingDivide the group in to teams of 3-5 people per team. Give each team a Christmas stocking full of holiday items that has been tied shut with ribbon.  (Get the Christmas stockings ready ahead of time by filling them loosely with small non-fragile objects- candy canes, plastic holly/mistletoe, plastic non-breakable tree ornaments, etc.)  Set a timer and give each team 3 minutes to feel the stocking and write down all the objects that they can identify by feeling them through the stocking. The team with the most correct items wins.

What is it Game

Fill a large bowl with oddly shaped and strange items. Cover the bowl with an old towel taped firmly to the bowl, and cut a hole in the middle of the towel that is big enough for a hand to fit through. Have each guest sit in a chair, blind folded, then have them dig into the bowl and pull out an item. They must correctly guess what the item is too win a prize. This one is a blast as you get to watch each person’s facial expression as they are feeling strange objects.

Celebrities

Everyone writes the name of a celebrity, famous person or character on a piece of paper which they stick to the forehead of the player on their left (use tape or office Post-It notes). Make sure they don’t see the name.Everyone else can see your forehead. The objective is to work out who you are.Going around the table, each payer takes a turn to ask the party questions about who they are – answers can be YES or NO only. If you get a YES you may continue asking, if you get a NO play moves on to the left.Last person to guess their name is the loser. Simple, but very absorbing.Everyone writes the name of a celebrity, famous person or character on a piece of paper which they stick to the forehead of the player on their left (use tape or office Post-It notes). Make sure they don’t see the name.Everyone else can see your forehead. The objective is to work out who you are.Going around the table, each payer takes a turn to ask the party questions about who they are – answers can be YES or NO only. If you get a YES you may continue asking, if you get a NO play moves on to the left.Last person to guess their name is the loser. Simple, but very absorbing.

Christmas Alphabet

Give each guest a piece of paper that has the letters vertically written from A to Z. Your guests must then come up with a word for each letter that relates to Christmas. The first one that completes the list with legible words wins a gift.


Noah’s Ark

The group divides in two parallel lines facing each other across the room (perhaps boys/girls but doesn’t matter). Each person is assigned an animal whose match is across the room somewhere. After being given a moment of thought, everyone in the room acts like the assigned animal and walks (crawls, flaps, waddles, etc) across the room in search of their mate. No human language is allowed. When people think they have discovered their mate, the go to the referee. The pandemonium proceeds until everyone has been mated.To help with the assignment of animals perhaps you could make two sets of animal cards to pass out to people. In this case, the people wouldn’t need to be in parallel lines across from each other. They could just be in a big circle or anywhere in the room.——————————————————————————–

Pass the Orange

Arrange for teams of about 8 to stand in a line, one behind the other (arranged boy, girl, boy,…). Give each team an orange which the first person should tuck under his chin. This should be passed to the person behind. When the orange gets to the last person, they come to the front of the line and start again. The winning team is the first one which gets their starting person to the front again.——————————————————————————–

Creepers and Slammers

Good for large groups too! Sitting at a table, having people on either side of you and across from you. Divide your group into two teams. One team at a time takes a turn passing a quarter under the table carefully so that the people across from you on the other team cant see where the quarter is. Then at any time the other team that doesn’t have the quarter tells you to stop! They either yell CREEPERS, All the people on the team that has the quarter must bring both hands up on the table and slowly try to open their hands with their palms down trying not to allow the quarter to drop loudly. The opposite team tries to guess where the quarter is. If the opposite team calls SLAMMERS then everyone on your team brings their hands up quickly slamming them down with palms down and open. The other team tries to guess who has the quarter. Just take turns until you are tired of playing. It is a lot of fun and everyone can join in. The winner is the team with least number of guesses to find the quarter.——————————————————————————–

Active games.

These are good to work off some of those holiday calories!——————————————————————————–

Pass It ON

Sit close together in two lines facing the same direction. The person in the front of each line rolls a die. When one of them gets a six, both of them pass a small object (a jack, a ball, a bracelet) to the person behind them who passes it on until it reaches the end. When it gets to the last person, that person must get up and race to the front of the line with the object and sit down. The person who sits down first, gets to sit in the front of the line. The person who was second to sit down, goes back to his or her spot. Whichever line rotates from back to front first, wins.——————————————————————————–

Dragon Tail Tag

Make small chains of about four people. Either have team members hold on to each others waists or link elbows. The end person has a flag or tail (bandana) hanging behind them or in their back pocket. Teams must stay linked to participate.The object of the game is to steal other teams tails while avoiding other teams who are trying to steal your tail. The last team to have a tail wins.——————————————————————————–

Musical Chairs

The old favorite. With one fewer chairs than people, a short snippet of music is played while the people move around the room. When the music stops everyone tries to sit on a vacant chair. (Only ONE person per chair) The person who doesn’t find a chair is out. One chair is taken away and the game continues until only one person (The Winner) is left.——————————————————————————–

Balloon Stomping Game

Each participant blows up a balloon and ties it with a bit of string or wool to his/her ankle. On the given command, the guests (only using their feet) try to be the last person to have their balloon bursted ie, you stamp on your opponents. Again great fun, caution is eered on anyone getting carried away with the stamping. As survivors get fewer, reduce the playing area.——————————————————————————–

Party On games

are good at any time… everyone or just some party participants can play these fun games——————————————————————————–

Santa Hat Game

employees in Santa hats - Christmas partyFor festive gatherings with Santa hats. You need everyone to be wearing a hat, so either use the ever popular Santa hats, or otherwise give everyone a normal party hat. The game is based on observation.  The objective is NOT to be the last person left with a hat on.  At the start announce the simple objective, the only rule is that no one can take their hat off until you have. Let another game or conversation take place, and as time goes by, people will take their attention off you, and even forget the game is happening.  Eventually remove your hat and watch as people cotton on. Gradually the hats will come off, amidst sniggers and smirks. Some unsuspecting person (who’s probably busy boring everyone with a hopeless story)will be last to notice, and much to every ones mirth, this person is the loser.Serve up an appropriate forfeit, get the hats back on and give the loser the chance to start the next game.——————————————————————————–

Winking Murder

All except the detective sit in a circle while the detective waits outside. One person from the circle is elected to be the murderer, and then the Detective is called back to stand in the circle. When he is ready, the Murderer winks at people in the circle. Anyone who sees that they have been winked at lets out a blood-curdling scream and dies. The Detective has three attempts to guess the murderer——————————————————————————–

Birthday Present Game

Materials:1 Pair of Gloves1 Hat1 Die (perhaps two dice if group is large)A Prize wrapped in several layers of newspaper and boxes.The group stands in a circle. The gloves, hat, and wrapped box are placed in the center. someone begins by rolling the dice. If they roll a 6, they hurry into the middle and put on the gloves and hat. They then start to unwrap the package. They must move fast because the next person to roll a 6 takes the hat off of the person in the center. The person in the center stops immediately and takes off the gloves, gives them to that person, and he/she goes back to the circle. The game continues like this until the package is completely unwrapped and the last person receives their prize. Its really noisy and incredibly fun!—————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

I Have Never

Each person receives several counters (toothpicks, pennies, etc.)Then take turns around the circle. Each person tells of something they have never done (example: I have never broken a bone or I have never traveled out of the country). Anyone who has done this must give the speaker one of their toothpicks or pennies. After going around the circle several times, the person with the most tokens wins.——————————————————————————–

Whats your Name Sweetie

Materials:About 6 different candies that have given names like M&Ms, Crunch, Wrigleys , etc.1 Dice (or 2 dice if the crowd is very large)Everyone is seated on the floor in a circle. Packaged candy bars or candy are placed in the middle of the circle. Everyone starts by saying their own names. The leader then makes sure that everyone knows what candy is in the middle. someone begins by rolling the dice. If they roll a 6, they can take one of the candies in the middle. The die continues to go quickly around the circle while people keep picking up candy. When all of the candies are taken, people then can get other peoples candy.In order to get their candy, they must state the persons first name and the name of the candy they hold. The person who rolls a 6 and matches the name of the candy and the person takes the others candy. If they forget either name, they miss their turn and the dice goes to the next person and they continue to roll. (One person can get more than one candy and people can hide the candy behind their back). This is a great way of getting to know peoples name and how to get your favorite candies!——————————————————————————–

Choose your punishment.

In all of our games, there will be winners, in some there will be losers. Here are some suggestions for losers forfeits:——————————————————————————–

SCULPT ME

Stand on a chair and take the pose of any creature or object the group chooses.

WALK THE PLANK

Walk a straight line while looking the wrong way through a pair of binoculars.

I’M BORED

By acting tired yourself, make at least one member of the group yawn.

THAT’S NOT FUNNY

Make one member of the group laugh or smile.

WHO AM I?

Wearing a blindfold, identify the members of the group by touching their faces.——————————————————————————–

Ultimately here are the Top Ten Signs You’re at a Bad Office Christmas Party according to CBS – Late Show with David Letterman

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  • 10. Eggnog smells suspiciously like Liquid Paper.
  • 9. Anyone caught under mistletoe gets choked by Latrell Sprewell.
  • 8. Because of corporate downsizing, Santa is only 120 pounds.
  • 7. Only food available is something called reindeer kebabs.
  • 6. Last time you saw this much sucking up was on the Tommy Lee-Pamela Anderson videotape.
  • 5. Christmas tree is just a fat intern in a green sweater.
  • 4. For the 16th year in a row, the Canadian band leader has passed out in the eggnog.
  • 3. Thanks to the alcohol-free punch, not a single butt gets photocopied.
  • 2. Boss offers to give you a raise, and hes not talking about money.
  • 1. Its held every year on July 23rd.

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    107 Comments

    1. 1
      Mary Kay Park Says:

      Great! I am giving a “red hat” christmas party and we will love the games!

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      Janie Lambert Says:

      These are great! Every year I host an “after Christmas-sale party” in the form of a white elephant party and we play a different game each year.

      Our first year we played

      a game I got from a kids’ party magazine

      :

      Divide the guests into two teams. Each team gets a child’s book (chapter book, around grade 5 works best). Each team takes turns randomly flipping through their book and without looking, put a finger onto any word. They then tell the word to their team and their team has 30 seconds to come up with a song lyric (at least 4 words) that has that word in it. The caveat: the lyric must be sung. If the team comes up with a valid 4 line lyric, they get a point and the next team has a turn. Players rotate being the “word finder”. It was a hoot and you’d be surprised how tough it really is!

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      Dana Says:

      those are fantastic ideas – thanks a bunch!

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      Kimbie Says:

      Christmas version of

      winking murderer

      :

      At the beginning of the night everyone puts their name on a whiteboard for a game to be played later on.

      Announce the game. One person is secretly assigned the duty of Santa and one person announced as the person with the duties of Scrooge. Tell everyone “The entire purpose of this game is to make sure that Wendell (or whoever is chosen as Scrooge) does NOT get a gift.” People will love this… ganging up on this one person.

      Throughout the night Santa winks at people indicating that they already got a stocking stuffer. When they have been winked at they cross their name off the board. The last person to have their name on the board gets a gift.

      If Scrooge discovers who Santa is before he gets to everyone, Scrooge gets the gift. You have to commit to being subtle about who winked at you. After all… you don’t want Wendell to get a gift!

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      Dorothy C. Says:

      Great Ideas! And thanks for giving game ideas for different scenarios and group sizes. I will definitely be using several of these. Wonderful website :) . Thanks!

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      lINDA Says:

      i HAVE TO PLAN GAMES FOR 2 OFFICE TYPE PARTIES,i JUST HAD ONE

      GAME TO PLAY LAST YEAR THAT WAS A HIT

      ….GO AROUND THE ROOM , EACH PERSON TELLS THEIR NAME. AND THEN TELLS EVERYONE THEIR FAVORITE FOOD STARTING WITH THE FIRST INITIAL OF THEIR FIRST NAME,,EXAMPLE,,MY NAME IS LINDA AND A LOVE LOBSTER,,YOU HAVE TO REPEAT THE PERSON BEFORE YOU AND REMEMBER THEIR FAV. FOOD. IT ALSO WORKS WELL WITH CHRISTMAS FAV. OR FAV. PLACE TO VISIT… HOPE SOMEONE ELSE WILL ENJOY THIS GAME AS MUCH AS WE DID,,GREAT MIXER FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER WELL WE ARE GOING TO TRY THE CHRISTMAS MOVIE TRIVIA GAME THIS YEAR THANKS FOR THE IDEA///MERRY CHRISTMAS….

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      Pam Z Says:

      Great site, great ideas. thanks!

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      Donna Says:

      I am president of our Ladies Auxil. and every year we have a potluck Christmas party whereby the ladies always enjoy having entertainment but NO ONE wants to do anything in the way of organizing anything and it is left up to the president to come up with something that will make the evening an enjoyable one for all. I have struggled with entertainment ideas and now that l have found your site with all these great games the night will be a breeze to plan. Heres hoping it is a success and everyone enjoys the games l pick. Thank you very much for all these ideas, its makes my planning a lot easier and more enjoyable! I will also forward the website to my family members who also plan family Christmas get togethers and we play games this is great! THANKS AGAIN!
      Donna

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      Cloe Says:

      This is the best party game website I have looked at! I’m having a big party with friends and oh my, the games and loser challenges, GENIUS!!

      Thank you so much!

    10. 10

      Last year we played

      Christmas Bingo

      .
      To prepare you must make a list of Christmas related words, as many as possible. Create a blank Bingo card and a supply of pens and daubers.
      Everyone is handed a Bingo card, dauber and a pen, they must fill the squares with Christmas words (star, reindeer, cookie, Santa…), whatever words they think may be called.
      Then the fun begins, the Bingo caller calls words off the master list; the guests will begin to get excited and impatient, then they start calling out words they need. We had a great time.
      We had prizes for several winners, with the large prize (a bottle of wine) for the first one to have a blackout, smaller prizes for the single line etc…

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      Sue Smith Says:

      Another great game

      is to have each person submit a baby picture, about a week before the party, to the person in charge of the party. That person numbers and places each picture on a poster board by attaching picture with a small piece of tape on the back of the picture. That way pictures aren’t damaged.

      Have a numbered paper for each guest. Then they match the baby picture with the adult present at the party.

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      Donna Says:

      GREAT ideas!! I can hardly wait to play some of these for our Holiday Team Building event!! Thanks for the great ideas!!

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      Kaye Says:

      I have a Christmas Ornament Exchange party the first of December to get GFs from work, neighborhood and family a reason to get together to kick start the Christmas spirit and have fun. The past couple of years, I’ve done a variation of

      “What’s in the Sock” Game.

      I use the grey and red tube socks that are used for making sock monkeys and fill each with the same 10 or 12 small household items and tie the end to secure (usually with something seasonally appropriate and colorful). Each guest is given 5 minutes (or less if you have multiple socks) and a piece of paper to write down what they think the items are. I’ve used anything from a toothpick, a small battery, hair clip, patte knife… just what ever will fit in the sock. This has always been a favorite, but I found this web site looking for something else to do, too. Enjoy!

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      Traci Says:

      Thank you so much. I love these games. Our family had three Christmas’ each year and we really don’t have alot of fun games. This gives me alot to think about. Thanks. Keep posting up new ones.

      Have a great CHRISTmas.

      May God Bless you.

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      Francois Says:

      If you never played games at Christmas time at your party try it. Ive been doing it for the last 4 years and its a great way for the family to get involved in some christmas fun. Its become so popular in my family it seems we have more people every year and everyone asks are we playing games this year. Ive also notice when playing games it brings everyone together instead of having stupid conversations about politics ,religion, family gossip (you know what I mean).My prizes range from good gifts to booby prizes I spend around $200.00 on prizes but its worth the good time.If you need more ideas email me at fanencka@cox.net…..Merry Christmas

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      Shirley Says:

      i have enjoyed this site very much and the games are really fun and can’t wait to play them for the holidays. thank you very much

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      Latesha Says:

      Thank you for the great ideas, I host our parties every year and there are alot of new and exciting games on this site!

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      NANCY Says:

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH ITS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE TO COME UP WITH NEW GAMES FOR OUR COMPANY PARTY AND YOU HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD ONES

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      KITTY LIPPY Says:

      THESE GAMES SOUND GREAT, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, NEEDED SOME GAMES FOR OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS PARTY, CAN’T WAIT, KNOW THEY WILL BRING SMILES.

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      Keisha Says:

      Awesome party ideas! I know for sure I’ll be using some of these this holiday season! Thanks =D

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      Jodi Says:

      Great ideas for ice breakers for Christmas. I plan on using one for a training warm up at work that has a Christmas theme.
      Thanks. Merry Christmas

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      Muriel Bilodeau Says:

      When planning the office party this year someone suggested playing trivia games instead of doing an ornament or gift exchange. I asked my son to find something for me since he searches for things on the computer so much more than I do, but he came up empty so I decided to “google” “holiday trivia games” and I found you. You have given me a lot of choices for the crew. This should provide a lot of fun. Thank you, thank you.

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      Stone Says:

      thank you thank you
      i like the Who Am I game. cool

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      Jeff Tate Says:

      Love your website!
      Just the right stuff to make our Radio Station Christmas Party a BLAST!

      Thank You!!!

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      Donna Caddick Says:

      I come here every year for our office party games!! Thanks for helping out an already over-worked admin !!!

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      Regina Allen Says:

      Last year at Christmas our office party played this game.

      Christmas gift wrap game:

      Items needed: ribbon, bows, boxes, scizzors, tape, christmas paper and gift prizes for winners!
      We grouped in twos, tied the left and right hand of each partner with a ribbon and ask them to wrap a gift with the free hands. It was fun and lots of laughter.
      The winner is determined by quality and quickness of the wrapping!

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      Tammy Says:

      Great ideas. One of the best Christmas party idea sites I have seen. I will use several of these games this Christmas… Thanks for sharing.

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      Kerri Says:

      I agree! I am always the game master for every gathering, whether personal or for the office and I have combed the Internet over and over. This site by far has the best options. Thank you for doing this!!! ;)

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      Ethipia Says:

      This website needs more ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It DID NOT help me at all!!

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      karen Says:

      Thanks for the free ideas. They are a big help.

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      doreen bailey Says:

      What a lifesaver! I didn’t know I was in charge of the christmas party games. Talking about surfing the net to get some last minute ideas! Everyone wanted money…I didn’t have the time…the party is this weekend!!! I came across your site and hey..I printed out the games, and am ready to go…thank you so much!!! Happy Holidays and God bless.

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      Rj Says:

      Thanx ,, were planning a Christmas Party
      and i got great game ideas from this webpage thank you

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      cha Says:

      great idea! will have a teambuilding/christmas party on wednesday…

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      Julie Ann Taylor Says:

      My name is Julie Ann Taylor. My husband Darrell (Pronounced Da-Rell) enjoyed all of your games. We’ve based some of our games we’ve created off the ones you’ve provided. Thanks so much!
      Happy Holidays!

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      Claire Derricks Says:

      I love this website. it is going to be so helpful for my party on christmas eve!

      Thanks Again

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      Deana Says:

      Pin in the Jar Game

      you will need: about 20 clothes pins and a couple of mason jars

      Put your guests in 2 lines and give each a clothes pin. Place the mason jars a few feet away from the first person in line. Each person has to place the clothes pin between their legs at their knee and get to the jar and drop the pin in the jar without dropping or touching the pin or jar. The players go one at a time and cannot start to the jar until the player in front of them drops their pin and runs back and tags them. If the pin is dropped, that player has to run back to their place in line and start over. The first line to have all the pins in the jar Wins!

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      The “NO” game.

      Pass out 5 clothes pins to each person as they arrive. (can use saftey pins or something that can be attached to the person’s clothing to be viewed by others). No one is allowed to say the word no. As you visit with others, if you hear them say “no” or can trick them into saying “no” you take one of the clothes pins. At a designated time, the person who has collected the most pins wins.

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      Wink Lady Says:

      fantastic suggestions. my company is having a party and I’m stuck organizing it. if it wasn’t for your site i’d be in quite the quandary.

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      More of the Christmas Trivia for the

      Christmas Trivia Game

      :

      * Write questions related to Christmas on colored paper (Christmas tree/Christmas star/Christmas bell) cutouts, number them, and tape them to the walls around the party room. Provide your guests with pencil and paper, and have them write down their answer to the numbered questions throughout the party. At the end of the party, have guests sign their own paper and pass it on to the guest standing/sitting next to them so the guests are not checking their own answers. Read off the answer and see which guest got the most points for a prize!

      • What are the names of Santa’s eight reindeer? (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.)
      • What is the name of the little girl in most versions of The Nutcracker? (Clara)
      • What is a buche de Noel? (An edible yule log)
      • Who yelled “Stop” to Frosty? (The traffic cop)
      • What do bad little boys get for Christmas? (Switches and lumps of coal)
      • What parade was first held January 1, 1886? (Tournament of Roses )
      • Finish the song line: “All I want for Christmas is . . . (my two front teeth.)
      • What two words are normally pre-printed on gift tags? (To, From )
      • Who was caught kissing Santa Claus? (Mommy)
      • Who first recorded “Here Comes Santa Claus”? (Gene Autry)
      • How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish? (Feliz Navidad.) In French? (Joyeux Noel.)
      • What is the most popular tree topper? (Angel)
      • What did Frosty the Snowman have for a nose? (A button.)
      • What non-smoking association sponsors Christmas seals? (American Lung Association)
      • Who wrote “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”? (Clement Clarke Moore.)
      • What are tiny, inexpensive gifts usually called? (Stocking Stuffers)
      • What is the last line in Moore’s poem? (“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”)
      • What country started the tradition of exchanging gifts? (Italy (Romans))
      • What is a tannebaum? (Christmas tree in German.)
      • Whose eyes were made of coal? (Frosty’s )
      • What did the Three Wise Men bring? (Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.)
      • Traditionally, does the oldest or youngest family member open the first present? (The youngest child)
      • On the twelfth day of Christmas, what did “my true love give to me”? (Twelve fiddlers fiddling, eleven lords a-leaping, ten ladies dancing, nine pipers piping, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.)
      • What was Scrooge’s first name? (Ebenezer)
      • Name the three reindeer whose names begin with a “D”? (Dasher, Donder, Dancer)
      • In the song “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer” what did Grandma go to get? (Her medication)
      • In The Night Before Christmas, where were the stockings hung? (By the chimney)
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      One of our customers just mentioned they did great adding Wii Sports to their Christmas party. They brought a flat screen TV and rented Wii Sports from their local Blockbuster store and had Wii Bowling Tournament Game. If you have a larger party and need “entertainment stations” for groups of your guests, this may be a good choice.

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      Amy Says:

      At one of our work christmas parties, we put our names in a bucket as we arrived. Then randomly chosen to unwrap a gift with oven mits on. Two people went at a time whoever was able to unwrap first was given candy canes. We also played “what’s in your purse (pockets) – have a list of misc. items ( nail clipper, dollar coin, unusual items. After all the games were played whoever had the most candy canes was the big winner. The card game is fun. You pay a $1 for a card. It is ripped in half. When the deck is gone you start to call for the cards. Whoever has the last card picked wins the $52.

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      Lucy Says:

      I love christmas office party games, they are great. Last year we played a whole load of games and everyone got rather tipsy. Lol. My favourite time of the year is when we have our christmas office parties because it brightens up my week.

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      Emmy Says:

      Instead of singing Christmas Carols, laugh them, ie, haa-haa-haaaa hee-he-heee, ha-ha-he-he-haaaa for Jingle Bells. You’ll be in stitiches in no time!

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      Debbie Says:

      Love some of the ideas. Last year at our works party we held a secret ballot the month before where there were about 12 different catorgories and we made medals and certificates and I handed them out and gave speeches and my colleagues gave their acceptance speeches and had photos taken great fun was had by all. Everyone really enjoyed it and are wanting something just as good this year. So I am very glad to have found your site

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      Tracy Says:

      This website is really helpful! I appreicate the comments and other games listed. Thank you.

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      Lulu Says:

      There’s a “left / right” story out there that we played at the office a couple of years ago… Does anyone have that story?

      It’s great and very easy… all guests just stand in a circle, and one person reads the left / right story and ppl pass the gifts left and right whenever that word is read (and it’s a bunch of times)… the ppl ending with the gift/ gifts at the end of the story, win the gifts. Very simple and fun. Just buy as many gifts as you want; no need to come up with the exact amount, which also is a stress release.

      Anybody have that story tho? Thanks!

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      Childrens Party Games Ideas Says:

      Wow, loads of fun office games here, thanks!

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      Roberta Nelson Says:

      This game is great. At the beginning of the game divide into groups and have each group pick a “leader”. Then hand out eight balloons and one pair of nylons for each group. When the whistle blows, each group needs to blow up the eight balloons and shove four into each leg of the nylons. Then the “leader” must tie the nylons on his head and the balloon filled legs become antlers. Once they are tied on, the leader has to run to the front of the room and sing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” to win. I have done this game with adults and junior high students and they have loved it.

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      louise Says:

      I cant wait to try these games out at my party. thanks. Lara

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      Marissa Says:

      Left Right Gift Exchange Game

      In the family Christmas party last year, my sister had a different idea on exchanging gifts – all the players (the one exchanging gifts) stand in a circle; then, somebody reads a story with the words “left” and “right” and when the players hear the words, they pass their gifts on – whether to the left or the right. when the story ends, another person is holding somebody else’s exchange gift! It was fun but i lost the reading material. by any chance, to do you have it? thanks a lot!

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      Melody of Outside CHristmas Decorations Says:

      Games are always there whenever parties celebrated.

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      Jodee Says:

      Here’s the one I found…………

      Christmas Left Right Game
      I was first introduced to this game last Holiday during an office Christmas party.

      Have everyone bring a gift. Instruct those who brought a gift to stand in a circle, gift in hand. A volunteer reads the selected Christmas story.

      Whenever the reader says the word “right” , everybody passes his gift to the right. Whenever the reader says the word “left”, the gifts are passed to the left.

      At the end of the story, the gift that you left holding, is the one you keep.

      I can’t take credit for this story, but here is the one we used. Change it up if you like. Use names of co-workers, managers, etc.

      LEFT RIGHT STORY

      Christmas was almost here, and Mrs. RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Mr. RIGHT, Susie RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last-minute Christmas errands.

      “There’s not much LEFT to be done,” said Mr. RIGHT as he came into the kitchen. “Did you leave the basket of food at church?” asked Mrs. RIGHT. “I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to,” said Mr. RIGHT.

      “I’m glad my shopping is done,” said Billy RIGHT. “I don’t have any money LEFT.”

      The hall telephone rang, and Susie RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family “Aunt Emma RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT’s porch.

      I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it.” she said as she LEFT in a rush. Mr. RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susie RIGHT returned, Mrs. RIGHT, Mr. RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun trimming the tree.

      The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family.

      Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that’s all that’s LEFT of our story…..

      Except to wish you a Merry Christmas…Isn’t that RIGHT?

      The End.

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      Robbi Says:

      I was looking for a multiple choice trivia game and found it here :)
      Thanks!!! Christmas Movie Trivia will work just fine!!

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      Beverly Says:

      Story Example:
      The Right Family Christmas Story Christmas was almost here and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Father RIGHT, Susie RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last minute Christmas errands. “There’s not much LEFT to be done,” said Father RIGHT as he came into the kitchen. “Did you leave the basket of food at Church?” asked Mother RIGHT? “I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to,” said Billy RIGHT.” “I don’t have any money LEFT.” The hall telephone rang, and Susie RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family, “Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT’s porch. I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it,” she said as she LEFT in a rush. Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas Tree. By the time Susie RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family. Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that’s all that’s LEFT of our story, except to wish you a Merry Christmas, isn’t that RIGHT?

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      stephanie Says:

      RIGHT/LEFT CHRISTMAS STORIES/GAMES
      GO TO WRIGHT FAMILY
      Story #2 Story #3 Story #4 GO TO LEFTY ELF STORY
      GO TO CROSSY & LEFTY STORY
      The Wright Family #1
      INTRUCTIONS: GET IN A CIRCLE, PASS GIFT PACKAGES RIGHT OR LEFT AS CUE WORDS ARE READ
      Many years ago high on a mountain, there lived a family named WRIGHT. They had many cousins whose names were also WRIGHT. Every Christmas the clan gathered to have a party and no one was LEFT out. Sally WRIGHT was in charge of the guest list and she LEFT nothing to chance. This party was planned and things had to be just RIGHT. Mary WRIGHT had LEFT home early to do her shopping, but LEFT her gift list at home. Now this created a problem RIGHT from the start for her. John WRIGHT had gone to cut a tree for the big affair. It had to be the RIGHT size to stand on the LEFT side of the
      fire place.

      The decorations were ready and waiting. Mother WRIGHT was in charge of the kitchen and everyone had to bring the RIGHT food to fit the menu and no one LEFT home without their share. There were children by the score who played RIGHT in the middle of the floor and LEFT toys everywhere. Now it wouldn’t really be festive if they had no Santa Clause, so Charles WRIGHT had his wife Jeannie WRIGHT make him a Santa suit. She put two pockets on the RIGHT side and one on the LEFT. But Jake WRIGHT felt LEFT out because he said he had a RIGHT to be Santa because he had been LEFT out for five years. Mother WRIGHT had to settle the argument RIGHT then and there before she LEFT for the kitchen. Charles and Jake both got mad and LEFT in a huff. But just then Uncle Ben WRIGHT walked RIGHT through the door and said he had a suit LEFT over from last year that would be all RIGHT. So that was settled and LEFT everyone feeling just fine except Charles and Jake, but they soon realized the Christmas spirit should prevail, so they marched RIGHT back into the house.

      Tommy WRIGHT, of the RIGHT side of the mountain, LEFT his snow shoes at home so he was late reaching the party at the RIGHT time, but he was still able to help wrap the gifts which were placed on the RIGHT side of the fireplace and on the LEFT side of the tree. He also hung holly on the RIGHT side and every WRIGHT in the county was RIGHT on time, dressed in their Sunday best. No stone was LEFT unturned to make this a happy time. The turkey was baked just RIGHT and LEFT everyone gasping with delight. The dressing and trimmings were also just RIGHT, because Mother WRIGHT saw to that.

      There was a pile of toys RIGHT by the door because Mother WRIGHT said there was no room LEFT under the tree. They gathered round the table, each woman had a man on her RIGHT and also on her LEFT. They laughed RIGHT loudly as they ate their dinner and as they LEFT the table everyone cried “I ate too much!” Then came Santa RIGHT on time to deliver the gifts to each WRIGHT. He LEFT each one laughing, even Grandpa WRIGHT, who usually LEFT early and said good-night. The children LEFT the room RIGHT after opening the last toy. Their hearts were full of Christmas Joy. Mother WRIGHT knew the party was a success and LEFT for the kitchen RIGHT after the last carol was sung. Every WRIGHT on the mountain LEFT the party so happy and gay. Once more they had celebrated Christmas with the RIGHT kind of love in their hearts and LEFT each WRIGHT family shaking warm hands on their RIGHT and LEFT, saying Merry Christmas to each and everyone.
      Author Unknown
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      The Wright Family Story #2
      Persons sit in circle and pass gifts right and left according to directions in the following story: Once upon a time there was a little boy named Tommy Wright. He lived with his mother, Mrs. Wright and his father, Dr. Wright and his sister Sara Wright.
      He had four shiny quarters left from some birthday money Grandma Wright had sent him besides the $8.12 left in his piggy bank. Now it was time to buy the right present for each member of the Wright family. So one morning he hopped right out of bed and quietly left home and went carefully down the street to the big store on the left side of Main street. The store was decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments. Tommy Wright thought and thought about Christmas presents and he looked at all the things for sale.

      “Let’s see,” said Tommy, “I know, I’ll get Mother Wright some warm gloves. Here is the right one but where is the left one? Here it is, right under the right one. They cost $3.06 so I have $6.06 left to spend. Now for Daddy Wright. Would he like a truck or maybe a ball or a left handed catcher’s mitt? I know. I’ll get him a football so we can play catch right in our own backyard when he comes home from work. That was $5.06 so now I have $1.00 left for Sara’s present.

      Here is what she wants. A pretty new purse and I think I have just enough money left. Tommy Wright clutched his presents happily and went running right up to the lady at the counter and gave her all the money from his left pocket and his right pocket.

      “Is that right?” he asked as he gave her his money, “It will be $1.05 with tax,” she said. “Oh no,” said Tommy Wright. “I forgot about tax.”

      Tommy started crying. Tears streamed right and left down his little face.

      Right then the door burst open and in came Santa Claus who had left the north pole and had come right to Tommy Wright’s town to take orders from children for Christmas. “Ho, Ho, Ho,” said Santa. “We can’t have Santa’s helpers sad like this. Let’s see now, I bet I have five pennies right here in my left pocket.” Santa Claus checked his left pocket and found nothing. “Oh no!” said Santa. “I must have put them into my right pocket instead of my left. Here they are right here, Tommy, Ho! Ho! Ho! and Merry Christmas to all the Wright’s from Santa Claus and his helpers.” Tommy Wright left the store and ran home to tell Sara Wright that he had seen and talked to Santa. He was so Happy that he wrapped his presents right away and put them under the Christmas tree. Mr. and Mrs. Wright and Sara Wright were thrilled with the presents Tommy had purchased and Christmas morning left nothing to want.

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      The Wright Family Story #3
      This is a story about Mr. and Mrs WRIGHT. One evening they were baking cookies. Mrs. WRIGHT called from the kitchen, “Oh , no, there is no flour LEFT! You will need to go to the store.”
      “I can’t believe you forgot to check the pantry,” grumbled MR. WRIGHT. “You never get anything RIGHT!” “Don’t be difficult, dear,” replied Mrs. WRIGHT. “It will only take twenty minutes if you come RIGHT back. Go to Fifty-first and Peoria, and turn LEFT at the stop sign. Then go to Sixty-first Street and turn RIGHT, and there it will be on your LEFT,” declared Mrs. WRIGHT.

      Mr. WRIGHT found the store and asked the clerk where he could find the flour. The clerk pointed and said, “Go to Aisle four and turn LEFT. The flour and sugar will be on your LEFT.”

      Mr. WRIGHT made his purchase and walked RIGHT out the door. He turned LEFT, but he couldn’t remember where he had LEFT his car. Suddenly he remembered that he had driven Mrs. WRIGHT’S car and that his car was in the driveway at home RIGHT where he had LEFT it.

      Eventually, a weary Mr. WRIGHT found his way home. Mrs. WRIGHT had been waiting impatiently. “I thought you would be RIGHT back,” she said. “I LEFT all the cookie ingredients on the kitchen counter, and the cats got into the milk. You’ll just have to go RIGHT out again. ” Mr. WRIGHT sighed. He had no energy LEFT. “I am going RIGHT to bed,” he said. “Anyway, I need to go on a diet, so I might as well start RIGHT now. Isn’t that RIGHT, dear?” MERRY CHRISTMAS

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      The Right Family Story #4
      The Right Family
      Christmas was almost here and Mother Right was finishing the Christmas baking. Father Right, Sue Right, and Billy Right returned from their last-minute Christmas errands. “There’s not much left to be done,” said Father Right as he came into the kitchen.

      “Did you leave the basket of food at the church?” asked Mother Right. “I left it right where you told me to,” said Father Right. “I’m glad my shopping is done,” said Billy right. “I don’t have any money left.”

      The hall telephone rang, and Susan Right left to answer it. She rushed right back and told the family, “Aunt Tillie Right left a package for us right on Grandma Right’s front porch. I’ll go over there right now and get it,” she said as she left in a rush. Father Right left the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree.

      By the time Susan Right returned, Mother Right, Father Right, and Billy Right had begun trimming the tree. The entire Right family sang carols as they finished decorating. Then they left all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the right gifts for their family.

      Now I hope you have the right present for yourself, because that’s all that’s left of our story…except to wish you a merry Christmas… Isn’t that right??

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      LEFTY ELF CHRISTMAS STORY/GAME

      This is a story about Santa and LEFTy elf.
      LEFTy received this nick name one Christmas when he couldn’t seem to do anything RIGHT. Santa said ” LEFTy, sometimes I think you have two LEFT thumbs”.

      On the day before Christmas Eve Santa and LEFTy were finishing up the toys that were LEFT. LEFTy called from the workshop, “Oh no, there is no glue LEFT! Santa do you know where any might be?”

      “I can’t believe you forgot to check the inventory, sometimes I wonder if you can get anything RIGHT, LEFTy!” said Santa.

      “Santa don’t be mad”, replied LEFTy. “It will only take me a few minutes to find some, I’ll be RIGHT back”. Santa said “I’m sorry I am so grumpy, but we don’t have much time LEFT, LEFTy. “I’ll try our packaging and delivery outlet RIGHT on the edge of town”, said LEFTy. “It would be faster to stop by my house, Mrs. Claus is sure to have some LEFT, she just might not know RIGHT where it is,” Replied Santa.

      “Take the short cut, go to Candy Cane Lane and Rudolph Rd. and turn LEFT, RIGHT at the Lollipop stop sign. Then go to Holly Drive and turn RIGHT and there it will be on your LEFT.”

      LEFTy found the house RIGHT away and asked Mrs. Claus where she might have some glue LEFT. Mrs. Claus’ hands were all doughy from making the last of her Christmas cookies. So she directed him RIGHT to her craft room.

      “Go RIGHT down the hall and turn RIGHT, open the first door on the LEFT. Walk RIGHT in and turn RIGHT. It should be on the bottom shelf, RIGHT next to the LEFT-over glitter.”

      LEFTy found plenty of glue to finish the toys RIGHT where Mrs. Claus had directed him. LEFTy hurried RIGHT out the door. LEFTy looked LEFT, then RIGHT, then LEFT, but he couldn’t remember where he had LEFT his sled. Suddenly he remembered he had taken Santa’s sleigh, because it would be faster, and that his sled was in the garage at the workshop RIGHT where he had LEFT it.

      Eventually, a tired LEFTy found his way back to Santa’s workshop. Santa said ” LEFTy, I thought you said you would be RIGHT back, so I LEFT jolly elf take over your station. He used all that was LEFT of the red paint instead of gold, so now there is no red paint LEFT to touch up my sleigh. You will have to go RIGHT out and get some, LEFTy ”

      LEFTy sighed and happily said ” I knew we would have no energy LEFT by now, so RIGHT after thanksgiving, I fixed up your sleigh for the big day. Santa said “I’m so sorry I said you couldn’t do anything RIGHT, because of you, there is no work LEFT and I can go RIGHT to bed, so I’ll be all rested and my jolly old self again. Good night LEFTy.” and Santa went RIGHT to bed.

      By Author/Designer Kimberly Thomas
      “Crafts with a Purpose”
      Author of the Crafts ‘n More Series by Grace Publications
      For a Free Catalog e-mail Kimberly at kimstom@wcnet.org
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      THE STORY OF CROSSY & LEFTY
      The story of Crossy and Lefty
      Rules for this exchange:
      · Once or One – Every time the word One or Once you pass your gift
      two times to the right meaning you skip ONE person.
      · Crossy or cross – You pass the gift your holding across the circle.
      · Left or Lefty – you pass your gift one person to the left
      · Right – pass your gift one person to the right

      ONCE upon a time, a long time ago, Santa got very sick at Christmas and
      couldn’t deliver all the gifts to children all over the world. So he called
      up his top elf CROSSY.

      Let me tell you the story of how CROSSY saved ONE Christmas long ago. First
      of all, CROSSY was not a CROSS elf at all. Actually he was a rather happy
      elf. That’s why he was in charge of all the elf’s. Santa told CROSSY he
      needed to deliver the gifts this year and he should take LEFTY the elf with
      him. Being the good elf that CROSSY is, he took LEFTY and got busy packing
      the sleigh RIGHT away. RIGHT before it was time to leave on Christmas Eve,
      CROSSY and LEFTY went to Santa to get last minute directions. Santa told
      them you start RIGHT off by delivering in the first time zone that’s at
      midnight. CROSSY was taking notes and LEFTY just nodded his head and said,
      “RIGHT Santa, got it”. LEFTY suggested that each elf take ONE sleigh and
      CROSSY could do the LEFT side of town, while LEFTY would CROSS town and do
      the RIGHT side of town. Santa thought LEFTY’s idea was good, but might get
      confusing and said the reindeer know just what to do and using ONE sleigh
      would be best.

      At that moment Mrs. Claus ran into to room and yelled to Santa that she
      thought the Reindeer were getting sick. Well at least ONE was, Dasher
      seemed to be acting crazy and didn’t was to be in his harness. So Santa,
      Mrs Claus, CROSSY, and LEFTY and ran to the barn to check things out.
      Santa had a talk with Dasher and found out that Dasher felt, if Santa didn’t
      have to work, Dasher didn’t have to either. After CROSSY whispered to
      Dasher how this trip wouldn’t work without him because he knew RIGHT where
      to go, Christmas might be a failure this year without him and children all
      over the world were depending on him. Dasher agreed he was needed, calmed
      down and let ONE of the other elfs put him into his harness.

      CROSSY and LEFTY finished packing up the sleigh and off they went. The
      reindeer knew just where to go and flew off RIGHT to the first house. ONE
      present here, ONE present there and RIGHT off to the next house. ONE by ONE
      they delivered present after present. RIGHT when ONE bag emptied it seemed
      to magically fill RIGHT up again. The elfs were getting tired and night was
      passing quickly. Turning RIGHT at Canada and LEFT at Mexico, they delivered
      ONE gift after the other.

      LEFTY was beginning to get sleepy when CROSSY excitedly told him we only
      have ONE more time zone and we will be able to fly RIGHT back to the North
      pole. Finishing up in Australia with the very last gift CROSSY and LEFTY
      headed back home to the North Pole. This is where they depended on the
      reindeer the most; they both sat back and fell asleep. CROSSY noticed that
      LEFTY slept with ONE eye open and poked him on the RIGHT side to tell him to
      close both eyes. CROSSY relaxed and fell asleep RIGHT over the Pacific
      Ocean and both elf’s napped until landing RIGHT at the north pole where they
      started from.

      Santa and Mrs Clause were there waiting for them and were thrilled with the
      job they did. ONE Christmas that almost wasn’t, Santa was feeling better
      and CROSSY and LEFTY were happy to help out. But CROSSY and LEFTY both
      decided this was ONE job Santa could keep. Merry Christmas, ONE and all.

      Written by Kathy Ford 12-15-02

      Go to Scouting Web Home Page
      or google left & right christmas game

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      Tracy Says:

      I have found lots of great ideas for our upcoming Christmas party.
      It is always great to have new games every year.
      Thank you.

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      Pam Says:

      Toilet Paper & Plunger Game

      This one is so fun…number off into two teams and line up making the leader of each team stand across the room with a roll of toilet paper between his/her knees. The person in front of the line puts a toilet plunger between his/her knees and has to stick the plunger handle through the toilet paper roll. Then the leader goes to the back of the line and the person with the plunger now holds the paper. Team finishing first wins.

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      Kayla Says:

      Excellent site. Lots of great ideas.

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      Sue Sheldon Says:

      Rudolph Game
      Each team is given the following:
      Panty hose that have the feet cut off and a oval on the front tummy panel.
      Ballons…different sizes and colors
      Ribbons and greenery if you want
      Teams: I had the “kids’ go and pick at least 2 adults for their team so the adults are forced to participate
      Teams are told to pick a rudolph who puts the panty hose on their head and the other team members must blow up the balloons and stuff them down the legs of the pany hoses to make a rudolph. This was hilarous and lots of fun. We had “judges” pick the best rudolph and that team got prizes. Of course their were team pictures to be seen and shared for many years!
      Thanks for lots of new suggestions for this year!

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      Sissy Feitelberg Says:

      This is a great site for party ideas. We are going to use two of the games found here at the Company Christmas Party this year. Love this site. Happy Holidays All!!

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      Priya Mariam Thomas Says:

      AMAZING give-and take website!!!!

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      Sue Loveless Says:

      Every year I try and come up with good ideas for parties and this has been wonderful helped me a great deal…I have an excellent idea for all of you that went over really well. I had our group make snow men or women one year and we had a contest for most original etc. Included in their bags were all the parts and they put them together and were able to add any embellishments. They were handed out a week in advance and the criteria for judging was included. They become the center pieces as well … you would be amazed one of the snow creatures was floating in water and they had made a little sign caution thin ice!! This year make your own Christmas hats…
      Sue

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      Susan Says:

      These are great ideas – you just may have helped save my job.

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      Kathy Says:

      Thank you for making my New year party celebration so much easier to prepare for. I always seem to be so busy getting everything else ready and then I have to think up games at the last minute. This year I will be the most organised hostess.
      Thanks again.

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      Pamela Says:

      I have a Chrismas party every year for the girls. One game we play is Everyone gets a Christmas Carol. Make a double list so there is only two with the same carol. etc. then they start humming and have to find their match. so funny. I never realized I couldn’t hum.

      Another is we have a bunch of random items written on paper and they have to draw one as they get there. And then sometime during the party they act it out with out letting others know. We never know when someone is acting it out. are they nuts? lol
      examples. dog, cat, drunk cop, stoned cop, mowing the grass, frozen snot. lol

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      Sue Says:

      WoW!! What an AWESOME bunch of ideas! This will be the 3rd (or 4th?) time I have been “Santas Elf” for our Christmas party, and the games on this site will make some delightful additions! THANKS so much!

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      Kathy Ann Says:

      Chair Scavenger Hunt Game:

      Put chairs in a row (facing those not playing) and ask for as many participants as number of chairs. The leader will then tell the participants of an item that they need to go to those not playing and return to the remaining chairs. As the participants leave their chairs, one is removed, leaving one less chair than participants. The participant who is last to return to the chairs is out of the game. It continues until there is only one person sitting in the last chair. Winner gets a prize. Lots of fun especially with little kids.

      Adult Musical Knees:

      Just like musical chairs but instead of using chairs, have people kneel on one knee for the chairs… lots of fun for adults!

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      Sharon Says:

      Pam is right….the toilet paper/plunger game is the funniest. We played it last year at our family party and it was one of the funniest we had ever played.

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      Adaeze Says:

      thank you, your site was very helpful to my planning a befitting christmas party. give it up for your team ya!!!

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      ros Says:

      thanks for the ideas. We needed new ones!

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      Jackie Says:

      I have to do some games at our church christmas party and I found some great game ideas here.

      Here is another Right Left story based on the Jesus birth…

      In those days, Caesar Augustus decided to count everyone LEFT living in the whole Roman world. Joseph LEFT, taking Mary with him RIGHT to his town of Bethlehem to register.

      When they arrived, there were no rooms LEFT. All of the inns in Bethlehem were RIGHT full. There was just nowhere LEFT for them to stay. Finally, someone offered to let them stay RIGHT in their stable.

      Mary was pregnant and while in Bethlehem the RIGHT time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a boy RIGHT there. RIGHT there in a Bethlehem stable, the Savior of the world was born. Mary wrapped him with LEFT over strips of cloth and laid him RIGHT in a manger.

      Some shepherds, who lived RIGHT near Bethlehem, were out that night in their fields watching over their sheep. RIGHT then, they saw a bright light. The light was so bright that they had to close their eyes. When they opened them again, a beautiful angel was standing RIGHT in the sky RIGHT above them with his arms LEFT opened wide. The shepherds looked RIGHT at each other and were LEFT feeling very afraid.

      Then the angel spoke RIGHT to them. “Do not be afraid. I was sent right here to bring you the good news LEFT for all people. Today RIGHT in Bethlehem a baby has been born, He is the RIGHT one, the one that will save the world. You will know the RIGHT baby because He will be LEFT wrapped in cloths, and laying RIGHT in a manger.”
      RIGHT then, a large group of angels appeared RIGHT there, and they said, “Glory to God and peace be to all people LEFT on the earth.”
      The shepherds were LEFT amazed and excited. They had to go RIGHT away to see this baby the angels were talking about.

      They LEFT as fast as they could, and soon found Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus RIGHT were they angels said they would be. The shepherds fell RIGHT to their knees when they saw Jesus, and were LEFT filled with joy that they had found the Savior. They stayed for a short time and then LEFT. As soon as they LEFT they began shouting RIGHT in the streets and telling everyone LEFT in town about what they had seen.

      RIGHT after Jesus was born, wise men traveling on their camels noticed a very strange star RIGHT in the sky. They knew that the RIGHT One who would save the world had been born.

      RIGHT away King Herod got very worried. He gathered all the important people LEFT in the area and asked them where this baby had been born. The people replied, “RIGHT in Bethlehem.”
      RIGHT then King Herod called the wise men to meet with him RIGHT away. He asked them to go and find the child RIGHT away. “As soon as you find Him,” he said, “tell me, so that I can go to Him RIGHT away and worship Him.”

      After the wise men spoke to the King, they LEFT to find the baby. They didn’t know RIGHT where the He was, but followed the star LEFT in the east until it hung RIGHT over the place where Jesus was. When they found Jesus, they bowed RIGHT down and worshiped him.
      RIGHT after that, they opened the gifts they had brought Jesus… gold, frankincense and myrrh. Then they LEFT to find a place to sleep for the night.

      That night the wise men all had the same dream RIGHT as they were sleeping. They were not to go RIGHT back and tell King Herod where they had found Jesus. King Herod wanted to kill Jesus because he was jealous of Him. So, the wise men LEFT for home another way so that Herod would not know the RIGHT direction they had come from. They also decided RIGHT then they would not tell King Herod about anything they had seen.

      When the wise men LEFT, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Arise, take Jesus and Mary, and run RIGHT to Egypt. Joseph got up RIGHT away and woke up Mary. She quickly picked Jesus RIGHT up and they LEFT in the middle of the night for Egypt where they would be safe.

      RIGHT after King Herod died an angel appeared again RIGHT away to Joseph and told him to go RIGHT to a place called Nazareth. And that’s RIGHT where Jesus grew up.

      Hope you all have a great Christmas and remember….Jesus is the reason for the season:)

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      Sue Says:

      What an excellent site, I have a Christmas Party and Christmas Lunch to start organizing for the end of this year (2010) and they wanted some different games.

      Here is a good one that I created last year for an all “Secretaries Christmas Party”. I had 75 people attending and over the course of 3 months, prior to the event, purchased as many different types of gifts as I could and wrapped them.

      Christmas Gift Tree Game

      At the venue I created a Christmas tree shape with staggered shelves and covered it with green, placing Christmas lights around too. Gifts were placed strategically around the tree, ensuring that at the top of the structure there was one platform left, a different gift was placed in this area which was to be a raffle prize.

      Prior to the event I purchased 5 different coloured pieces of paper and made up 15 sets (5 x 15 = 75 guests), these I placed behind the name badges so that everyone had a different colour. During the evening I would call out a colour, e.g. blue and 15 people with that colour came to the “Christmas Gift Tree” and picked a gift. I requested that they did not open their gift.

      At the end of the evening, I blew a whistle and told everyone to open their gift all at the same time – paper went everywhere, it was a resounding success.

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      John Says:

      Dude I LOVE office games. Have you guys seen that new game show on NBC “Minute To Win It”? It has all sorts of cool games you can play in the office. They actually have an episode devoted to the office coming up! And Guy Fieri is the man!!! Tuesday and Wednesday nights I know where I’ll be!!!

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      Dan Smith Says:

      i love these games. I hear NBC is having an office games episode on Minute to Win it TONIGHT on NBC at 8. Should be pretttttttty awesome. LOL

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      Cindy E Says:

      This is a great site! Here is a game that was really funny to watch & play!

      Cotton Balls Game

      You will need a timer, 2 large bowls, 1 bag of cotton balls, a blind fold & a wooden spoon with a long handle.
      Place the 2 bowls about 3 steps apart on different desks/TV trays. Separate the cotton balls into bowl #1, blindfold and give wooden spoon to player. Player has 30 seconds to transfer as many cotton balls from bowl # 1 to bowl #2 using only the 1 hand with the spoon in it. The cotton balls go everywhere but the target bowl! (Can be played with teams)

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      Grace Brown Says:

      party hats are so cute that i have a collection of them’;:

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      lisa Says:

      How do you incorporate these games into a dinner setting with company employees? Do you do these games after a dinner?

      I like this site…I hope I could do something like a bunch of games.

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      lisa Says:

      How do you suggest incorporating these games?

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      TJ Says:

      At our last Christmas party, we had a Gingerbread House Making Contest.

      We used graham crackers for the walls, frosting and/or marshmallow creme to glue it together and all sorts of candies to decorate. There were 2 people on each team. (After everyone had arrived, I counted the number of guests and divided by two then wrote the same numbers out twice on small pieces of paper and let people draw a number (ex. there were 30 guests – so there were two sets of 1-15) – those with matching numbers were on the same team. Everyone really seemed to enjoy it, even those whose houses didn’t turn out too well. The guys especially seemed to enjoy it – they got to show off their building skills. :-) The top three gingerbread house builders (we all voted as a group) got prizes.

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      Donkey Game

      Choose a person to play the donkey. He or she must get on all fours in the middle of the floor. Tell everyone that the object of the game is to point correctly to the body parts of the donkey while they are blindfolded. Send several participants outside the room and out of sight. Blindfold one person. Bring him or her back into the room. Tell them feel the donkeys head and assist his hand to the head. Now, spin him around a couple of times. Tell him to now point to the donkeys head, then point to the feet, then point to the back, then point to the tail. Have a jar of vaseline ready to have his finger stuck into the jar when you tell him to point to the tail. It is hilarious!!! to see their reactions. Continue with each person one at a time blindfolded.

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      Santa Game

      Have someone dress up like Santa (Just a Santa hat will do) Have a box or bag for Santa’s gifts to go into. Have someone else to wear an Elf hat and assist you in giving the gifts out. (Have a lot of gifts)

      On each gift have a bible verse attached that is associated with the gift.

      Example: “you are the light of the world” on a flashlight
      “You will receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you” on a drop cord.
      “You are the apple of His eye” on an apple
      Get the idea? People love this game. Have enough gifts for everyone.

      other items you can match are:
      Joy dishwashing detergent (joy unspeakable and full of glory)
      Candle (don’t hide your candle under a bush)
      Needle (eye of a needle)
      Cotton (soft word)
      Bottle of water (water that never runs dry)

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      Imaginary Pencil Game

      Have everyone stand up. Have everyone pretend to hold a pencil in their “writing” hand. Now have them place the imaginary pencil in their belly button. Now that the pencil is in place, have them all to write “Merry Christmas” using only their imaginary pencil.

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      Candy Cane game

      Have twelve people to stand in line side by side. Give each one an unwrapped candy cane. Each person will sing their line of “the 12 days of Christmas (one person at a time)

      The candy cane must stay between the lips (not the teeth) and you cannot touch it with your hands.

      The group at the party sings: On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me….
      The first person with the candy cane sings: A partridge in a pear tree while holding the UNWRAPPED candy cane between his lips.

      Group sings again: On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gives to me:

      2nd person sings: 2 turtle doves, then the…
      1st person sings: and a partridge in a pear tree

      next 3rd person sings, then 2nd repeats his, then 1st repeats his.

      next 4th person sings, then 3rd, then 2nd, then 1st repeats.

      This is very funny because the people will slobber and laugh and there is always one person who is the funniest of all.

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      This is a great site! Thanks so much!

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      Christmas Song Game

      Use only about 5 or 6 Christmas song titles. Write these individual song titles on many slips of paper. For instance, you might have 6 slips of paper with Oh Holy Night and 6 slips of paper with Silent Night and 6 slips of paper with Jingle Bells and 6 slips of paper with Deck the Halls and 6 slips of paper with Joy to the World. Make sure you have enough slips of paper for everyone at the party to get one. Each person should have a paper with the name of a song on it. At some point during the party ring a bell and have everyone at the party to stand and sing the song that is written on the paper (all at the same time). Fun thing is they have to find the others who are singing the same song as they are.

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      Pat Says:

      Thanks for all these great ideas for our company Christmas party. One we did last year that was really fun is the Safety Pin Game. It sounds super easy, but it’s not… You’ll need: a bag of rice, safety pins, and a blindfold. Directions: Fill a large mixing bowl half full of rice (long grain works best), mix in about 50 or so small to medium safety pins. With blindfold on, have each person try to grab out as many pins as they can in a 30 second time frame. The one who gets the most pins, wins. We laughed so hard! Both adults and kids liked it.

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      Shoe Shine Game

      This is the funniest game we have ever played!
      Have 5 or 6 people to sit in a circle in a chair or sofa.
      Both feet should be on the floor.
      THE LAST PERSON IN THE CIRCLE WILL HAVE ON A PAIR OF KNEE LENGTH BOOTS. FUNNY THING IS SHE IS SITTING ON ONE OF HER LEGS AND ONE BOOT IS EMPTY. SHE MUST WEAR A LONG SKIRT SO THAT NO ONE CAN TELL SHE IS SITTING ON HER LEG. THE FOOT MUST LOOK LIKE A REAL FOOT ON THE FLOOR.

      Send out of the room all contestants who wish to play the game.
      They have been told that the object of the game is to go to each individual person cross one of the legs…shine the shoe…put the leg back down…cross the other leg….shine the shoe…put that leg back down….and then move on to the next person sitting in the circle. They are told that they are being timed and that the fastest shoe shiner wins. The contestants will be escorted out of the CLOSED room one at a time. Everyone else in the room will be cheering them on, pretending that they are really being timed. When the contestant gets to last person wearing the empty boot and picks up the boot he will be shocked to find NO LEG!! Honestly, this is hilarious and everyone loves it.

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      Peggy Springs Says:

      Rice Game

      Have two people sit in a chair side by side. Give each person a tray with a cup of uncooked rice grains that have been mixed with a lot of tiny gold safety pins. Let them see the tray before you blindfold them. Blindfold each person. Give them a certain amount of time to pick out as many safety pins as they can. The person with the most safety pins out on the tray wins. This is particularly funny with men. You cannot tell the difference in the rice and the pins.

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      Donna Says:

      These ideas are awesome! I’m excited to go through them to pick out which ones to do this year. I put together our “holiday team building event” every year and have always struggled with games. No struggling this year! Thanks!

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      Mia Says:

      Every year I host a “Family Get-Together” with my family- it’s annual, and every year i have more and more trouble making up activities and this website is so helpful! Anyways, here’s a new game
      I think I’m going to try this year: It’s called the Christmas Alphabet Game. All you have to do is hand out sheets with the alphabet on them, or if you have a big group then have them make smaller groups and give each group a piece of paper that has the alphabet on it. What you do: People, or groups then write out things that remind them of Christmas, fun or funny christmas memories – anything that has to do with Christmas and whoever or whatever group finishes first will then read aloud their alphabet and i’m sure some memories or words will be funny and it will be intersting to hear other peoples or groups’ Alphabet’s!

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      Angela Says:

      I lead our work team in planning department holiday parties and my in-laws Christmas get together. You have some great variations on old favorites! Thanks a bunch!

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      kelly Says:

      Last year at a club Christmas party, we had a tree decorating contest.
      The tree was a person. And the decorations were every day items e.g. cotton balls, aluminum foil, clothes pins, tape, colored cable ties, etc.

      Teams are divided into small groups. One person is selected to be the tree. The others are decorators. The contest is timed and the team that comes up with the most creative design wins. (Have designated judges or vote among non-players.) Or have it non-competitive and just take photos of all the teams and their trees at the end.

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      JMacpherson Says:

      I am a store manager for all women! We are a small group and they decided they would like a ‘homey’ feeling for our party this year and opted to come to my house instead of going out for dinner! I needed some fun great ideas and I was very pleased to find this site!!! Many great ideas, thank you so very much! I will be the popular manager now, not a boring one! : )
      Halifax, NS Canada

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      Steph Says:

      This website is fantastic. Great ideas for my christmas party which is going to be a bunch of 70 challenging individuals… not sure about some of the other ideas though…!!!

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      Vikki Says:

      We are planning an office party where we will be sitting family style at a large table for dinner. There are 16 of us and to mix conversations, we want everyone to change seats throughout the evening. Any ideas on how to make them move around……?

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      Patty Says:

      Last year we played this at our party with adults and kids…everyone loved it and everyone had just as good of a chance to win!

      Christmas Draw on your head:

      Everyone places a large book on their head with a piece of blank paper on it. They each have a pen. The host then gives a series of instructions. Without looking, the players draw onto their page, which is over their head. Here are the instructions:

      1. Draw a line for a floor
      2. Draw a Christmas Tree.
      3. Draw a star on top of your tree.
      4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.
      5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.”
      6. Draw a present below the tree.

      Have everyone remove their pictures from their heads. It can be pretty funny to see what you have drawn. Handyour picture to the person next to you so they can count your points as follows:

      The host now offers points for random hits.
      1. 2 points if the tree touches the floor.
      2. 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel
      3. 1 point if your star touches your tree.
      4. 1 point if your star is above your tree
      5. 1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON your tree, etc.
      6. 1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!)
      7. 1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking.
      8. 2 point if your present if under your tree.

      The winner is then the person with the most points.

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      Amy in WA Says:

      Great website. I’m the Christmas party planner for our church every year so needed some new games. A game we played last year was like charades, where the group was split into two teams, but instead of one person acting out a Christmas word or caro is even better, there were two people. One person was the puppet and the other was the puppeteer. (Only the puppeteer knew what the carol or word was).

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      Jackie Says:

      I have been hosting a womens Christmas Party for the past 7yrs now,and I always like to have games to play,but I wanted some new ideas for some new games and found this site,and absolutly love it..thank you so much for sharring this site,will defenently come back every yr.
      Merry christmas to all

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      Rev. Lanoue Says:

      I really appreciate your site. I needed some games and did not know who to link into. We will use several of these ideas. Thank you “snow” much. !!!!!

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      Dee Says:

      The first year we moved back home, we did a simple game. I asked questions and everyone had to answer. Well it started out from what I had found: what was your best Christmas, What was your worst, then we went on to what is your favorite cookie. Without thinking about it my bil said Vigina cookies, there were gasps, and ohs but it was funny. He worked hard to explain them. Then his wife was next and she answered without thinking about it run balls. Well we laughed so hard and we called it the best Christmas we had, in a very long time. This was a family Christmas even, vs an office and there runs around 20-25 of us.

      The next year we did gag gifts, and it wasn’t too interesting.

      This year we are doing Christmas bingo and you can print off bingo cards off the internet, however, I picked them up at Walmart 75% after Christmas last year. I am using M&M’s for the markers. Everyone was instructed to bring one gift, unwrapped, and only $1.00. So that has been a difficult challenge. However, we look towards having fun.

      I have heard you can do a bunch of boxes within a big box. They say most people will guess around 30 boxes, however, if you have tiny ones in it you can get 100 or more. The prize goes to the person that guesses the right amount.

      My friend just had a party and they did make a Santa suit out of tissue paper, and she said it was pretty fun. She used cotton balls also for the beard or the hat if they got that far.

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      Fran Says:

      Great ideas!

      Last year our Employee Association gave a prize for the best decorated cube or office. This way the office looked terrific, people were in the Christmas spirit and someone got a little cash for
      Christmas as the prize

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      Kathy Says:

      Every Year I organize an office “email” party in the two week prior to our annual office party provided by the Corp. This is usually a series of different question/answer games submitted and responded via email to the entire staff. Each person has the option to participate but I usually make it worth their while by preparing prizes which are displayed. The prizes are usually inexpensive from a dollar store, or even gift cards and coupons from our local vendors. Most people look forward to this each year because it gives them something to look forward to in the inbox. The trick is to keep it less time consuming. for instance, I emailed everyone a huge list of Christmas words to prefill a blank bingo cared (which I prepared and handed out). Then, each day of the two weeks I would choose 5 words to email. They would cross them off their sheet as they are used and email me when they had a bingo. You could bingo every time you had one and collect a prize each time. I’ve done many other word type email games and everyone really enjoys these few minutes of play time.

      This year, I’m going to incorporate the Crazy White Elephant Gift Exchange this year with and Guess Who/What email question. The first correct responder will be able to choose but not open one of the wrapped gifts and take it to their office. They cannot play again unless someone steals their gift. If someone steals their gift, they’re back in the game. We will open the gifts together at the office party at the end of the two weeks.

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      kathleen Says:

      It is always hard to come up with something new for Christmas parties.

      We did a scavanger hunt / amazing race. Each team had to first complete a game or challenge and then they would get a clue that would lead them somewhere else in the office to find an envelope with their next challange.
      They couldn’t participate in the next challenge until they had located the paper with the next challenge on it. The first to complete all 4 challanges won. It was funny to see everyone dashing down the halls to find their clues. They were very competitive.
      the challanges were :

      Reindeer poop challenge – One member of team has to put his hands behind his back and eat a bowl of Reindeer poop (chocolate covered nuts and popcorn) out of the bowl without using his hands. the clue is in the bottom of the small bowl.

      Oven mitt challenge- Wrap a small box with lots of tape (the more tape the better). Then put it inside a bigger box and wrap that one as well. Each box gets bigger. Have several boxes wrapped. One member of the team puts on oven mitts and unwraps the first box Then they take off the mitts and then next member unwraps the next gift. This goes on until the last box is opened. We put the next clue in the smallest box.

      snowball challenge- Have two baskets about 8 or ten feet apart. In one basket have several large styrofoam balls. One team member has to take a small spoon (baby spoon works best) and put the styrofoam ball on the spoon and walk it over and drop it in the other basket. They then run back and give the spoon to the next member who does the same thing. If the ball falls off on the way, they have to go back to the beginning and try their ball again. (this is a lot harder then it looks because the balls are so light) Once they have all of their snowballs in the other basket they received another clue.

      The last challenge was the Christmas tree challange- We had a box for each team with all of the tree trimmings in it. We also had the name of the person in the box who was supposed to be “the tree”. (On one team we had the CEO of the company as the tree.) The rest of the team members decorate this person with all of the trimmings. (Garland, ornaments, tinsel, lights and even a funny hat as a tree topper) The first person to plug into the wall and light up the tree won.

      This was not your ordinary Christmas party but our office still talks about it years later.

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      Heather Says:

      Last year – I had everyone give me one sentenace about themselves that no one else in the office would know. I made a list of all the comments and a separate list of employee names and then I passed around the list and everyone tried to guess as many as possible, the winner received a prize. Afterwards each person went around and told everyone which description was about them and some even told a bit more about the story/experience. Everyone had a good laugh and really enjoyed it.

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      qammy Says:

      this is a great site for ideas, thanx.
      last year we did the left right passing game with my family as a precursor to our gift exchange. we had drawn names for the gift exchange, and used one of the wrapped gifts from each person as the thing to pass. when the passing ended, we opened the gift left in our hands and then each person had to try to guess which family member that specific gift was for. (no one said whether the guesses were right until all had made their guesses) each correct guess got an extra prize (candy bar or fast food bucks). it made the game even more fun. this would obviously only work with family or a group who knows each other really well.

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      Joan Says:

      Great site – I now have lots of new ideas. Here is something that has worked very well for our parties in the past.

      I divide my guests into groups of 3-5 people. Each group is given an identical bag of supplies, scrounged from home and/or purchased at the dollar store. They are given 20 minutes to create the object of the game. First year, they were to build a Christmast tree (had to ease them into this kind of fun!). Another year, they were to dress one person as Santa. Another year, they were given the name of a carol. For the supplies, let your imagination run wild, and don’t make it too easy for them! Basics include coloured paper, tape, glue, pipe cleaners, cardboard tubes, newpaper – the dollar stores are great for items. It’s amazing the variety of outcomes each group comes up with. We usually have a judging panel to determine best outcome. Winners get a prize and judges get a thank-you gift for performing the difficult task of choosing the winner. The photos from these contests will provide laughs and fond memories for years to come!

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