Christmas game ideas…make some new Christmas day traditions this year! Don’t think that opening up all those presents marks the end of your Christmas day. To really feel the Christmas vibe, throw in a few games to feel that Christmas spirit! If you’re having a lot of people over for Christmas then you can try playing the hat game! Give every one of your guests a Santa hat. These come really cheap at any novelty store. You’ll notice that as your room fills up with people in silly Santa hats, the festive spirit of Christmas will be felt with more vibrancy.
But, this isn’t the main focus of the game. As the night wears on and everyone starts getting less conscious of their hats, the point is to not be the last person wearing the hat. After a while there will be at least one person so enveloped into whatever he or she is doing that he or she will forget the hat! This person ends up as the loser. This game can be played over and over during the rest of your holiday activities.
You can also try playing some cool memory games. Make everyone pay close attention on each and every gift that you open on the day itself. Once all presents have been kept away, ask everyone to try and recall every present you received. You have to note to people that they must only remember the gifts opened on that day and not any other. This is a great way to teach kids how to pay attention to everything around them with the presents they get. This is so because children love reliving the feeling they get when opening all their presents on Christmas. This is also a convenient way of teaching them not to focus to much on their own gifts and to pay attention to what’s happening around them.
If you have a few minutes to spare before supper, then you can also ask everyone to play the “guess me” game. Get yourself some big, fluffy and long winter socks that are thick and reach at least calf-length. Put a few things in these socks and be sure to have the same kinds of items in every sock. Also don’t forget the theme of Christmas when picking out your things. Try including some small décor, tape, a pine cone, Hershey’s chocolate kiss and other stuff. Now make them feel the socks (or sock, if you want to take your time), then take note of their guesses. Also don’t forget to tell them how many things they are feeling for in the sock. The one who wins gets one of the socks and all the contents.
If you happen to have a few ‘struggling performers’ as guests on Christmas, then play some classic “Christmas Idol”. Like the TV show, set up an area for your would-be judges and assign teams of two or solo if you want, to sing a Christmas song. Remind them to have fun and enjoy it even more by donning a Santa hat or whatever articles of clothing they might want to use. Those who win can get a free Christmas CD. This is even more fun if the grown-ups make the kids compete or even make the kids judge the grown-ups!