Christmas is the time of year to gather with your loved ones celebrating your family’s Christmas traditions. Our family, like so many others, congregate anticipating laughter, good food, gift exchange, Christmas songs, and good holiday entertainment.
Christmas is my favorite holiday. One of our Christmas traditions is holding our family Christmas Day party at our house each year. The Christmas decorations placed around our home, both inside and out, hold memories of both long ago and the present.
Christmas is such a wonderful day, spending time with family sharing wonderful traditional Christmas recipes and exchanging Christmas gifts with classic movies such as White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Wonderful Life, Christmas Story or animated ones staring Mickey Mouse, the Chipmunks, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas playing on the TV throughout the day…later touring the neighborhood Christmas lights displays hoping the little ones will stay awake long enough to enjoy the experience.
While I’m in the kitchen with my daughters helping with last minute preparations for our Christmas dinner, the rest of the family enjoys playing Christmas party games. During game time, we put on some Christmas music, whip up some eggnog and throw on some Santa hats…then we play games like Charades, Christmas Trivia, and Christmas Bingo. Now my two oldest granddaughters are pre-teen and teen ages. Don’t forget to include games for the older children, such as these Christmas Games for Teens.
When playing the Christmas games, we pair younger family members with older family members giving them a chance to interact and bring them closer together. I hate to miss the games so I run in and out taking a turn whenever I can. If I’ve got my hands in something that needs tending to, one of the kids takes a turn for me. It can get quite silly at times which adds to the memories of the day.
Here are some Christmas Party Games to play: