Make Your Christmas Party More Fun with Pictionary

Make Your Christmas Party More Fun with Pictionary

A Christmas party isn't complete without a game or two to get everyone in the holiday spirit! And what better way to do that than with a classic game of Pictionary?


Here are a few ideas to get you started

Christmas Pictionary


How to Play Christmas Pictionary

This is a classic drawing game that is perfect for large or small groups. The goal of the game is to guess the word or phrase that the other player is drawing.

To set up the game, you will need:

First you will need to divide your group into teams of two and choose one person from each team to be the artist for the first round.

The artist's job is to draw a clue related to the word or phrase while the other teammate tries to guess what it is. They have only 60 seconds to complete their drawing while their team mates try to guess what they are drawing. So they need to draw quickly!

If their team can't guess correctly within the time, then the other team gets a chance to steal the point. At the end of the game, tally up your scores and the team with the most number of points will win the round.

Tips for Playing Christmas Pictionary

This game can bring so much fun to your Christmas party. Here are some tips and stragegies that I have gathered over the years to help make your Christmas Pictionary game truly memorable!

Customize the Christmas Word List

To make the game more festive, prepare a list of Christmas-related words and phrases. Tailor them to your family's traditions, favorite movies, and inside jokes. It'll not only be hilarious but also a heartwarming journey down memory lane.

Vary the Difficulty Levels

Depending on the age groups participating, adjust the difficulty of the words. For the younger ones, stick to simpler words and phrases, while you can make it more challenging for the adults. This way, everyone can join in on the fun.

Add a Time Limit

To increase the excitement, set a time limit for drawing and guessing. Thirty seconds to a minute should do the trick. This will keep the game moving swiftly and add a dash of urgency.

Use Teams

Divide your group into teams for a little friendly competition. This not only makes it more fun but also encourages teamwork and bonding.

Pictionary Charades

Add a twist by allowing the drawer to act out the word without speaking. It's like a combination of charades and Pictionary, making it even more entertaining.

Capture the Memories

Assign someone as the 'official photographer' to capture the hilarious drawings and reactions. These photos will become cherished memories of your Christmas celebration.

Prizes and Awards

Consider offering small prizes for the best drawings, guesses, or the winning team. It adds an extra layer of excitement and motivation.

Christmas Pictionary Words and Phrases

Here are a few Christmas-themed words and phrases that would be great for your next game of Pictionary.

Easy Christmas Words for Pictionary

These common Christmas words are easy to draw and are a great start to your game to get everyone warmed up.

  • Santa Claus
  • Mrs Claus
  • Elf
  • Reindeer
  • Snowman
  • The Grinch
  • Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree drawing on chalkboard

Christmas Pictionary Game

Harder Christmas Words for Pictionary

For a more challenging game, here are some harder words that may require a bit more creativity in the drawing.

  • Christmas Carols
  • Nativity Scene
  • Christmas Lights
  • Nutcracker
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Jack Frost
  • Jingle Bells
  • Ho Ho Ho
  • Advent Calendar
  • Naughty list
  • Cookies and Milk
  • Wrapping paper
  • Ribbon
  • Eggnog
  • Secret Santa
  • Father Christmas
  • Christmas Card
  • Santa's Sleigh
  • Ugly sweater
  • Three wise men
  • Christmas Cracker
  • Snowball Fight

Pictionary List of Christmas Songs

If you really want to step up your game and throw in some challenging pictionary ideas, try these Christmas Songs

  • Rocking around the Christmas Tree
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Let it Snow!
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Deck the Halls
  • All I Want for Christmas is You
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
  • Silent Night
  • Joy to the World
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • The First Noel
  • O Holy Night
  • The Herald Angels Sing

Christmas Movies for Pictionary Game

  • Elf
  • Polar Express
  • The Santa Clause
  • Home Alone
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • A Christmas Story
  • Christmas Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Love Actually

Virtual Christmas Pictionary

While the holidays are usually a time for families to be together, a virtual Christmas Pictionary game can still bring the same cozy feeling. After playing this game in the virtual gathering, you will feel like you’re all wrapped up with your family in the comfort of your living room.

Even if it’s different from usual celebrations, there’s still nothing like breaking into teams and competing in a fun game over Zoom or another platform.

Everyone from little kids to older relatives can join in and show off their skills in this holiday favorite! With some creative categories and plenty of laughs, your virtual Pictionary game is sure to make lasting memories.

And there you have it! With these Christmas-themed words, phrases and ideas, you can set up a fun game of Pictionary for your next holiday gathering.

So grab your friends and family, draw some silly pictures, and enjoy the festive holiday season! Happy Holidays!

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