5 Fun Family Games to Get Into the Christmas Spirit!

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start planning for some fun and festive family activities. Whether you’re looking for a game that will get everyone laughing or something that both parents and kids can enjoy together, these five family games are sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit! From classics like Pin the Carrot on the Snowman and Reindeer Antler Ring Toss to Name That Christmas Carol and Heads Up Christmas Edition, there’s something for everyone. So let’s get this holiday party started! 

Pin the Carrot on the Snowman – This classic game is sure to bring out some laughs! Have kids take turns trying to pin a carrot onto a construction paper snowman blindfolded. Whoever gets the closest gets a prize! All you need is colorful construction paper and masking tape. Use construction paper to create the snowman face and carrots and tape them to a wall or door. You can also use other items like bells, stars, or candy canes as prizes if you want something more creative.

Reindeer Antler Ring Toss – Another classic game that can be played by all ages is Reindeer Antler Ring Toss. In this game, players will try to throw the foam antlers (which can be purchased at any party store) onto plastic rings that have been placed on the floor. Players can compete individually or in teams. Whoever gets the most rings onto their antlers wins! 


Name That Christmas Carol – Test your knowledge of classic Christmas carols with this fun game! Pick out five popular songs from your favorite Christmas albums! Each person takes turns humming a line or melody from their favorite carol. The first person to guess correctly wins! You can even make it more challenging by playing with instrumental versions of songs instead of singing ones. 

Heads Up Christmas Edition – This twist on the classic Heads Up game is perfect for families who want an easy way to have fun together over the holidays. All you need is blank flashcards, black Sharpie markers and a list of classic Christmas characters. Players guess what’s written on their flashcard, attached to their foreheads, while others give clues without saying words like in charades. It’s sure to bring out lots of laughs! 

Gingerbread Decorating Contest– Everyone loves a contest and what better way to get creative then with a Gingerbread House decoration contest! Families can purchase pre-baked and cut gingerbread house kits to make this contest fun and stress free! Contestants will have a set amount of time to complete their houses and family members will vote on whose house they feel is the most FESTIVE! 

There’s no better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than gathering around with loved ones for some good ol’ fashioned family bonding time over some festive games. So grab some snacks, turn up your favorite holiday tunes and get ready for some merry-making — it’s bound to be an unforgettable evening spent together playing these five exciting games! Happy Holidays from all of us here at APA! 

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