Just because the gifts are opened and the paper strewn
about the living room doesn't mean the fun of Christmas is over. Add some merry party games to Christmas day to extend
the fun of Christmas.
1.) One entertaining memory game for Christmas that kids particularly like is to make everyone pay careful attention
to all the gifts that are opened. After the gifts are removed from the room (or you remove yourselves from the gift room)
have everyone try and remember every single gift everyone got.
Include stockings and any food gifts. Tell people they only have
to remember the
items that were opened that day, not any gifts they received and opened prior
to Christmas day.
This can be a fun game that's particularly popular with kids because
they love to relive the gift magic. In addition, if they were so immersed with their own gifts they didn't notice anyone else's
this is a good chance for them to educate themselves about what everyone got that day.
2.) If you
need a Christmas game to keep everyone busy before dinner, try the "guess me" game.
Buy some large heavy socks, not low-rise, but the type that are
worn outdoors in the winter that are thick and come at least to the calf. Put several items in the socks. Make sure identical
items are in each sock. These items should be related to Christmas in some way.
You might include a small ornament, scotch tape, a pinecone, a
Hershey's Kiss, and the like. Have each person feel the socks (having two socks just makes the game go faster, but you can
play with just one sock), and write down their guesses about what's in the socks.
Be sure to tell everyone how many items are in each sock. The
winner gets, you guessed it, one of the socks!
3.) If you
have a bunch of wanna-be performers in your group on Christmas day, how about playing a little game of "Christmas Idol"? Set
up a small table for the "judges" and have teams of 2 people (or individuals, if they want) sing a
Tell them to have a lot of fun with the song, and even add a Santa
hat or other dress-up items if they wish. The winners can take home a CD of Christmas music.
This game is particularly fun if just the children want to perform
and be judged by the adults, or if, conversely, the adults perform and are judged by the children....