The office Christmas party is a great opportunity to let loose and have some fun with your co-workers. But sometimes, it can be difficult to break the ice and get everyone mingling. That's why we've put together a list of fun games that are sure to get everyone talking, laughing, and enjoying the holiday spirit!
This is a great way to test everyone's knowledge of all things Christmas. Make a list of Christmas Trivia Questions about popular Christmas carols, movies, and traditions, and divide everyone into teams. The team with the most correct answers wins!
White Elephant Gift Exchange
This is a classic Christmas Gift Exchange Game that's always a hit at office parties. Everyone brings a wrapped gift (set a spend limit), and they're placed in the middle of the room. Then, each person takes turns picking a gift from the pile. The catch? You can either unwrap your own gift, or "steal" someone else's that you like better. This game is sure to get everyone laughing - especially when someone gets their own gift back after trying to steal it from someone else!
Christmas Emoji Pictionary
Emojis are so fun, everyone will love trying to solve these fun Christmas emoji words and phrases. You can play this in teams or if you prefer this works well individually as well. Print out the sheet and set a timer for 5 minutes. See who can guess the most correctly in the shortest amount of time.
Gift Wrap Relay
This hilarious game is sure to get everyone in the party spirit. Divide everyone into two teams, and give each team a pile of presents to wrap. Give them a time limit and see which team can wrap the most gifts in that time! You can add in extra things to make this more challenging such as having to wrap the gifts wearing oven mitts or wearing a blindfold.
This is perfect for getting everyone talking and mingling. Give everyone a bingo card and the aim of the game is to find someone who matches the bingo squares. The first person to complete a bingo wins.
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Unleash your inner artist with this one! Provide each team with all the supplies they need to build and decorate their own gingerbread house. The sky's the limit - get creative! The best part? You get to eat your creation when you're done. Yum!
For this game, you'll need a roll of saran wrap, some small prizes, and a bunch of holiday-themed items like candy canes and mini Christmas trees. Wrap all of the items in layers of saran wrap so it looks like a big snowball. Have everyone take turns trying to unwrap the snowball and get to a prize before their turn is over. You can add these fun Saran Wrap Challenge Cards to each layer to make the game even more fun!
This is a game for all the singing superstars in your office. Print and cut out these fun Christmas Cards. Each person or team chooses a card and reads out the first part of the popular Christmas song. The other person or team has to correctly guess the following song lyrics.
This one is great for getting people up and moving around. Make a list of items that can be found around the office (or outside, depending on where your party is being held), and divide everyone into teams. The first team to find all the items on the scavenger hunt list wins!
Christmas Photo Booth
This one is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit and provide some great memories! Set up a corner or area of the party with props like Santa hats, elf ears, mistletoe, etc. for people to take fun Christmas photos. You can even print out the pictures at the end of the night.
This is a fun twist on the classic game. Each person or team gets a card with various Christmas-themed main words like "Snow," "Work" and "Gifts." Everyone has one minute to come up with as many answers for each Christmas category as they can using the letters from their main Christmas word. The team who finishes their Christmas Scattergories with the most correct answers wins!
This game is similar to 20 Questions, but with a holiday twist. Write down the name of a famous holiday movie character on a slip of paper (think Ebenezer Scrooge, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus, etc.), and fold it up so that only the name is visible. Then, pass it around so that each person gets a chance to write down one clue about who it is on the slip of paper. Once everyone has had a chance to write down their clue, collect all the slips of paper and mix them up so that they're anonymous again. read all the clues aloud one at a time, and see if anyone can guess who the mystery character is!
Christmas Karaoke Competition
This one is sure to get everyone singing along! Set up a karaoke machine and let people take turns singing their favorite holiday tunes. Be sure to have prizes for best performance, most creative interpretation, etc.
Christmas Costume Contest
Encourage everyone to get festive with a Christmas costume contest! Encourage creative and fun costumes, or even have people dress up as their favorite holiday movie character. Have everyone vote for the best dressed at the end of the night. Or provide some Christmas accessories and see who can create the most festive and original Christmas costume.
The office Christmas party is always an anticipated event - but sometimes, it can be hard to break the ice and get everyone mingling. That's why we've put together this list of fun games that are sure to get everyone talking, laughing, and enjoying the holiday spirit! So grab some friends (and maybe even some eggnog!) and try out these games at your next office party. Merry Christmas!
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Christmas is a time where the family comes together and enjoys each other's company. Why not add some fun to your holiday gathering by having a Christmas scavenger hunt?