32 Christmas Party Games Just for the Adults

Christmas Party Games for Adults That Use What You Already Have

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These Christmas party games for adults will make sure that your next holiday party or office party has a lot of holiday cheer. It truly won't be a party that your guests will be soon to forget.

There are some ice breakers, guessing games, trivia, and some just downright hilarious Christmas party games for adults in the list below. You'll find some great games no matter your party size or average age.

These Christmas party games only require items that you probably already have, so just...MORE read the rules and with little to no preparation, you'll be ready to play. You can also find more party games for adults that you can easily change up to make them make sense for the holidays. 

You can find more Christmas freebies such as Christmas party games for kids, and free Christmas cards.

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    Christmas Party Games for Adults
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    A great way to start your Christmas party is to have guests guess how many ornaments are on your tree when they walk into the party.

    This is a very easy game to set up and you can give a small prize to the winner if you'd like.

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    The classic game of Pictionary where teams race to draw popular Christmas carols.

    Once the group knows what the Christmas carol is, they'll have to start singing it to get their points.

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    This is a card game that is played much like Spoons but candy canes are used.

    Make sure that you have a few candy canes on hand before your party.

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    A man and woman talking in front of a Christmas tree.
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    A printable Christmas party game for adults that makes a great ice breaker.

    How fast can your guests get to know each other?

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    Here are some printable Christmas movie trivia sheets including general Christmas movie trivia and "A Christmas Story" trivia.

    Everyone thinks they know their Christmas movies, so this will really get some people excited.

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    Christmas Party Games for Adults
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    This Christmas party game is indeed for adults only.

    Here are 10 Christmas movie drinking games for movies like A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and other favorite holiday flicks.

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    Two women singing Christmas carols.
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    This is a fun Christmas party for adults that will really get your guests thinking.

    Included is a free, printable worksheet as well as the answer sheet.

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    Christmas Party Games for Adults
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    Print out these free photo props and for a quick and easy way to add some fun to your Christmas party.

    There's a Santa beard, Santa hat, reindeer antlers, and many more props that you can print out and attach to a stick or straw.

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    Charades can be a great ice-breaker, and with Christmas charades, you can keep your guests in the holiday spirit.

    When you come up with your Christmas charade list, considering using holiday phrases or titles of Christmas movies or songs.

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    Mad Libs don't just have to be for kids!

    I'm guessing your party guests can put a naughty little twist to make these Christmas Mad Libs in this fun Christmas party game just for the grown-ups.

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    Christmas Party Gifts for Adults
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    Add a Christmas twist to this popular ice breaker by setting the theme of "Worst Christmas Gift Ever Received" and have each guest come up with two that are true and one that is a lie.

    Can your guests spot which one is real and which one isn't?

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    Christmas Win, Lose, or Draw

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    You can use almost any type of Christmas carol, movie, or object related to Christmas and turn it into a version of Win, Lose, or Draw, just for the holidays.

    There's a lot of good ideas here including a list of Christmas songs that would work perfectly.

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    A woman smiling with her eyes closed.
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    See how well your guests can rip a Christmas tree out of construction paper without looking.

    Give prizes for the most realistic and creative Christmas trees.

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    Christmas Party Games for Adults
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    If your party includes a gift exchange, you'll want to place this hilarious Christmas gift exchange game before you open the presents.

    It includes a fun poem that will get everyone laughing while they're exchanging gifts.

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    A stack of paper plates.
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    The only supplies you'll need for this Christmas game for adults are paper plates and markers.

    This game involves the party-goers drawing a Christmas scene on a paper plate, which is then placed on their heads.

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    Play the game of 20 Questions using Christmas terms that you can make as simple or complex as you want.

    This is a great game that takes absolutely no supplies or preparation.

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    Christmas Party Games for Adults
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    Print out an easy, medium, or difficult version of this Name that Christmas Tradition game.

    This is a great game if you're looking for something a little more intellectual for your party.

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    Take a photo or provide a clue for any holiday item that you want your guests to find.

    Be sure to set the timer so you can find out which team was the fastest.

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    A man at a Christmas party.
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    This is a hilarious Christmas party game for adults and perfect for those office parties.

    This game involves acting out the 12 Days of Christmas in groups.

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    Create some funny awards or certificates for each person in the office.

    This is a great way to get some laughs while recognizing hard work while everyone has a good laugh.

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    Traditional marshmallows
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    Splurge on some marshmallows and let the "snowball" fight begin.

    Just be sure to get your guests on board to clean up after the fight.

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    Do your guests like to go all out in what they were for your Christmas party? This game will truly reward those who embrace the ugly Christmas sweater.

    The winner of this game is the person who is wearing the most holiday themed items. A free printable is included.

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    Real Santa with Bag of Gifts
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    Here's a fun Christmas trivia game that you can set up before the party and let your guests play at their leisure.

    You can make these as easy or tough as you want, and about traditional or modern Christmas traditions.

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    A Christmas ornament on a spoon.
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    This Christmas party game is a spin on your traditional relay race.

    Instead of a spoon and ​an egg, your guests will have to carefully race with a spoon and ornament. Which team is the fastest?

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    This Christmas party game of holiday themed Texas Hold 'Em will work great for a more intimate get-together.

    This game includes a free printable with winning hands and scoring rules.

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    A group of people exchanging Christmas gifts.
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    If you're having a gift exchange as part of your holiday party, this free printable will make it even more fun.

    Have guests sit in a circle and read this "Right, Left" story out loud as the gifts are passed one way and the other.

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    People talking at a holiday party.
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    This is more of a general game but with the green and red design it could easily work as a Christmas party game.

    Guests will get to know each other when they find out a little more about each other in this free printable ice breaker.

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    Hanging red ornaments.
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    You worked hard to decorate for your Christmas party, and it's time your guests realized it with this fun little game.

    These free printables will have guests rushing around the room to find as many Christmas objects and icons that they can.

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    If you have some truly outgoing guests, they're going to love this Christmas party game that requires them to sing.

    See how well your guests can keep up as "The 12 Days of Christmas" is sung as quickly as possible.

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    This is another Christmas ice breaker game but I really like the format and questions of this one.

    There are extra instructions here on how you can modify the game for small, medium, and large groups.

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    Two women laughing at a Christmas party.
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    This is a full printable game that you can use to play Christmas Scattergories at your holiday party.

    It includes a material list, rule, and game cards.

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    Jinglebells
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    This is a unique Christmas party game that your guests will not have seen before.

    The goal is to knock as many jingle bells out of a tissue box that's above your head as you can, without using your hands.