Download a collection of 9 free printable Christmas games for adults! The holiday party games are a fun holiday activity for family get-togethers, Christmas parties, the office and for older kids at school. The printable game bundle includes bingo, scattergories, a festive word scramble, word search, a fun movie trivia game, a holiday alphabet, and more!
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Free printable Christmas games for adults and kids
Holiday get togethers aren’t just about delicious food and good music. Guests and family members also want to be entertained. So, I created this collection of 9 free printable Christmas games for adults that you can enjoy with your family, friends and colleagues.
These holiday party games are suitable for small and large groups and will make Christmas get-togethers more fun and enjoyable. You can play my printable Christmas games at holiday parties with your friends, at family gatherings, at your bible study group or with your colleagues at the next office Christmas party.
This collection of holiday-themed games is a little text-heavy, which is why I titled the post printable Christmas games for adults. Of course, you can play these printable holiday games with kids, too. Printable Christmas games can be played on long car drives, between meals, or to counter holiday boredom. Especially older children (ages 7+) will enjoy these games.
This post was first published in 2019 with 6 games. This year, I’ve updated it and 3 additional games as a way to say thank you for the kind messages we have received over the years. My heart is full knowing that these printables bring you and your loved ones joy!
Printable Christmas games with answers
Whether you need office party games for large groups, printable dinner party games, ladies night Christmas party ideas, or Christmas games for the whole family – this bundle of printable game PDFs is great for families and a fun work Christmas party idea.
You can download each of these funny Christmas party games individually or the whole bundle at the end of the post.Printable Christmas games with answers are included where applicable.
1) Christmas Bingo
Christmas bingo is a fun printable Christmas game for adults and kids, too. The game can be played with bingo daubers or counting chips, but to make it more fun and festive use peppermint starlights or Hershey kissers as markers.
Here are the easy steps to play holiday bingo:
- Cut out the calling cards and put them in a container.
- Hand each player one of the 4 different bingo boards and markers.
- Choose someone to be the caller.
How to play Christmas bingo
- The caller pulls random cards from the container and announces what it says.
- Each player marks the words called.
- The first player, who covers five squares in a row–up and down, sideways or diagonally, is the winner.
Free Printable Christmas Bingo
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2) Holiday Alphabet
This holiday alphabet game is easy to play and fun for all ages. I play this game usually with my niece and let her suggest words. The rules are super simple:
- Name one Christmas related item, food or activity that starts with each letter of the alphabet.
- The first person to finish their A to Z wins the game.
Free Printable Christmas Alphabet Game
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3) Christmas Scattergories
This free printable Christmas scattergories game is my family’s favourite – probably because I’m slow and always finish last lol. Anyway, printable holiday scattergories are fun to play at parties and with older kids. The rules for how to play Christmas scattergories are pretty straightforward:
- Set a 1- to 2-minute timer.
- To play the game, write down a word for each category that begins with the letter on top.
- Once the timer runs out, tally up the scores.
- Points are given for each unique answer.
- Then play the next round.
- The person with the most points wins.
- Oh, and feel free to pick letters other than SANTA, too.
Free Printable Christmas Scattergories
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4) Holiday Movie Match Game
The holiday movie match game is always a hit at the Christmas party in my office. You can play this Christmas game individually or in teams. Movie buffs and trivia enthusiasts will love it!
The instructions for how to play this printable holiday game are really simple:
- Simply note the letter (e.g. “A.” for Keira Knightley) next to the movie the actor played in (e.g. #1 “Christmas Vacation”).
- Set a timer to 5 minutes.
- The first person or team who matches the most actors and movies correctly wins.
Free Printable Holiday Movie Trivia Game
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5) Word Scramble
Looks like Santa’s elves mixed up the Christmas words! Let’s unscramble them. You can play the Christmas world scramble game alone or with a group. If you feel up to a challenge, set a timer and race to find out who solves the word scramble first.
Free Printable Christmas Word Scramble
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6) Yuletide Word Search
This Christmas word search is a fun way to pass the time, play with kids or keep your guests entertained. I hid 26 holiday words in the word search game, but you may find even more. And be sure to look for holiday terms going up-to-down, left-to-right, and diagonally. We’ve also included the answer key!
Free Printable Christmas Word Search
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7) Christmas Around The World
Christmas is celebrated in many different countries and cultures around the world. It’s no surprise that Merry Christmas exists in every language you can think of!
This Christmas Around The World game will have players try to match translations of Merry Christmas to the language it belongs to.
You can let everyone do it on their own time or set a timer and have everyone play together. The player with the most correct answers wins!
Free Printable Christmas Around The World
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8) Guess The Christmas Carol
I hope you know your Christmas carols – because they are key to winning this game! The object is to match the clues to popular holiday songs.
This game is a bit challenging, and you might find yourself scratching your head trying to figure some of these out. Luckily, there’s a handy answer key to help you out!
Free Printable Guess The Christmas Carol Game
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9) Two Truths And A Lie
How well do you know your guests? I bet you’ll learn something new about your family or friends by playing this Two Truths And A Lie game with them.
To play, each participant writes down three statements about themselves, from their favorite Christmas memories to the worst holiday gifts they’ve ever received.
Two of these statements must be true, and one must be a lie. The other players have to try and guess which statement is untrue.
Free Printable Two Truths & A Lie Game
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Printable holiday games tips
Printable Christmas games are easy to set up and a very cost-effective way to entertain as you don’t have to purchase expensive materials and supplies to play. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a party or gathering:
- You can print on any type of paper, regular printer paper works just as well as cardstock.
- Make sure to have enough copies for each of your guests or students. If prepping for an office holiday party, print a few extra copies.
- Also, print out the answer keys where included.
- Make sure to have plenty of pencils and/or markers handy.
I hope you’ll enjoy these printable Christmas games for the whole family! If you play, drop a comment and tell me how you used these holiday party game printables.
Free Christmas Games Download Bundle
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Used these for our office Christmas party. Tons of laughs. Great way to let loose and have some fun.
Thank you, Jennifer! So glad you and our coworkers had a great time!
Since there are only four different bingo cards, if you have more than four players won’t at least two of them bingo at the same time?
Love all your games. I plan to use them at our family Christmas.
Since we have 10 of us, I wasn’t sure how the Bingo would work.
Hi Carol! So glad to hear you are enjoying these games. Yes, the bingo is only designed for 4 players. If more are playing, there’s a chance several will bingo at the same time. Luckily, the other games can be enjoyed be larger groups. Merry Christmas!
Amazing, thank you so much for sharing!!!
You are most welcome, Sierra! Happy playing and Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much for these I needed some fun desk games to play for our work Christmas party but on a very limited budget these are perfect. Again, Thank you so much for your kindness.
Thank you, Stephanie, you are most welcome! Have a wonderful time playing and Merry Christmas!
I also tried to print out the word search. The download shows both pages, but when you click print, it shows two copies of the answers. Thank you so much for taking the time to put all of these sheets together. We are using them for our Adult Sunday School Christmas party. It is a big time saver!
Hi Gayle! I completely recreated and reuploaded the word search yesterday, so it should be working now. Instead of printing them from web, try downloading them to your device and print from there. I will also email you the files. Have a wonderful time playing and Merry Christmas!
Thank you for the printable fun sheets. I was unable to print the word search, it would only print the answer key.
Hi there! Sorry you had an issue and thank you for letting me know. The file is fixed now and everything should work properly. I’ve also emailed you the file to make sure you get it. Have a wonderful time playing and Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much for the games family and friends will enjoy immensely.
You are most welcome, Kathy! I hope you have a wonderful time playing with your family and friends.
Thank you so much for these games. The ladies at our Church Christmas party will really enjoy them. Thank you
Thank you so much, Andrea!
When I printed the Christmas word search both pages were the answer and I can’t print the original. Thank you so much for these games. I so appreciate being able to print these. Merry Christmas to you.
Hi Jan! I’m sorry you have an issue. I just checked and everything looks fine at our end. Anyway, I have emailed you the file. Please let me know in case it still doesn’t work. Merry Christmas to you too!
Hi, I am having the same problem with the wordsearch. The document looks correct until I hit the print button, and then in the preview I can see that it has magically transformed into two answer keys!
All of the other materials are wonderful, and will make great additions to our seniors’ Christmas party, student activities between exams, and many Christmas parties this year! We appreciate your kind and talented work.
Hi Penny! Sorry you had an issue and thank you for letting me know. The file is fixed now and everything should work properly. I’ve also emailed you the file to make sure you get it. Have a wonderful time playing and Merry Christmas!
Jan- It is doing the same thing on my word search. One of my favorites to… 🙁
Hi Becky! Sorry you had an issue and thank you for letting me know. The file is fixed now and everything should work properly. I’ve also emailed you the file to make sure you get it. Have a wonderful time playing and Merry Christmas!
Thanks for the printables!!! These will be great for my teen clients!!
So glad you like time! Have a lovely holiday season!
Great ideas and nicely presented. I cant wait to play along with the family!
Thank you, Adriana! I hope you and your family have the best time playing!
Thank you so much! Everyone is going through a tough time this year with food prices, energy increases and layoffs, so instead of the normal family wide gift exchange, I decided to buy gifts/prizes in the $20 range and play games for the gifts. I have designed this so that everyone gets a gift and no one gets left out. I am in a better position to afford it than my mother, kids, or grandkids and they don’t have to feel guilty because they couldn’t get someone a gift.
What a wonderful idea, Tina! Thank you so much for sharing! I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and blessed holiday season.
Thank you for these printable .will be used for Christmas
So glad you’ll like them. Have a great Christmas party!
Merry Christmas and thank you so much. These are all darling and will be super
fun at our family Christmas party.
Thank you, Kathie. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
Thank you so much for these awesome puzzles and activities! I am looking forward to sharing and using them during our family Christmas get togethers and at my workplace to add festivity!
Thank you so much, Hannah! I hope your family and coworkers will enjoy these holiday games. Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much for making my Christmas , so much fun
Thank you, Pam! Glad you’re enjoying these printable holiday games!
Thank you so much for all your work!! Love all the resources, they are incredibly useful.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Ann! I hope you’ll enjoy these games. Merry Christmas!
Hey thanks a bunch for these free printouts! Fun way to mix the night up & have a little something fun for everyone 😉
Appreciate it, Heidi
Thanks so much, Heidi! I hope these bring you and your family lots of joy!
This is by far the worst word search I have ever seen the fact that the letters are not even lined up is so incompetent it’s almost unbelievable!
This is by far the rudest comment I have ever seen. The fact that you take the time to complain like this about a freebie that didn’t cost you anything is so entitled it’s almost unbelievable. Bless!
To Sid: Go and buy printable games then.
To Cyna: Sorry you had to deal with such a rude comment. I appreciate that you share these beautiful games with us and I’ can’t wait to play them with my family. Thank you!
Thanks so much for these fun games. I’m putting each of them in a box on an Advent Calendar for my daughter.
Thank you so much for making this so easy. Every year in December I take several buses over to Laughlin. It is and always has been a Christmas Trip and many of my people are seniors…which after 30 years, I am now. But I need printables like this for the entire group to do on the bus. Your site is the absolute best. Although we cannot do the bingo….there are nearly 50 people on the bus, we can use all of the others. You made my hunting this year so easy and I think you so much for that!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda! It warms my heart knowing that these printable will be enjoyed on your Christmas trip. Enjoy the games and have a great and safe trip!
thank you for sharing some that I can use with my students and the quality is outstanding
Hi Carol! I’m glad you find this useful and I hope you and your students will enjoy these games.
This is such a great list of games and you have explained them so well. We will definitely try them out, it seems very fun and interesting. Thanks for sharing it with us!
This is the day after Christmas and no one liked the games I had on Christmas day. So this is a lifesaver for next year. Thank you!
Thank you, Susan! I hope you will enjoy them next year.
Thank you so much for these. Were are making goodie bags for our WI ladies and have included some of these games.
What a sweet and thoughtful idea, Georgina! I’m glad you find the games helpful.
Thank you so much for all of these wonderful games. We are having a Christmas party next week, and I can’t wait to play these games with our friends and family. You did a wonderful job creating these games for all of your followers. Thank you & Merry Christmas.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Dana! I appreciate it and I’m so happy that you find these games helpful. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Is there a key for the Christmas Bingo game? I am having difficulties identifying some of the images and matching them to the word cards. They look to ambiguous to me and I really like the visuals and would to play it with my students. Thanks for any and every hint or help 🙂
Hi Blanche. The last printable of the bingo game is the calling cards. You don’t need a key to play bingo. You can download the game here.
Thank you for these fun games. We are meeting family in Hawaii and these will really keep the conversation and laughter going. Merry Christmas to you.
Thank you so much, Jeann. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you both for creating these wonderful games. i work with seniors and these will definitely be enjoyed by all!
Thank you, Deb! So glad these are helpful to you.
I was looking for games that could be played at our annual christmas get to gether, coming up in ext few weeks, thank you so much, you made it so easy for me,
Merry christmas from Australia.
Aw, that’s wonderful to hear. Thank you, Jenny. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.
thanks so much for these – my mom loves puzzles and word games and will be alone this Christmas due to the lockdowns
Hi Tracy! I’m so happy to hear you find these printables helpful. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you for creating these printables. I’m prepping now for the holidays and can see myself using these at my open house with my neighbors & will send some to the daughter at University to use with her roommates.
I’m glad you like these printables and hope they will bring you and your family much joy this holiday season!
Thanks for sharing these, Cyna! Think I’ll print off a few for our family Christmas party this year.
Thank you, Debra! I hope you and your family will enjoy these at your party.
These games are all so fun! I really like the Christmas match game…that one is different and something I haven’t seen for a holiday game. Pinned.
Thanks a lot, Erlene! The movie match game is a lot of fun to play.
Pinning! My family always get together with another family who are good friends for Thanksgiving. I plan to print these out and bring them to our celebration. They are a great way to kick off the season!
That sounds wonderful, Lauren! I hope you and your friends will enjoy these!
These sound like a lot of fun! I think my family would especially enjoy the Christmas movie one and the Scattergories one.
Thanks so much, Cherryl! I think those two are my family’s favourites was well.