Don't get us wrong: We're all for family-friendly holiday activities, but by the kids' bedtime, you and your friends might need a few grown-up ideas for breaking the ice and passing the time. When the children are nestled all snug in their beds, break out these free and funny Christmas games for adults in large groups and small.
Just like the game of Spoons, but swap cutlery for candy canes for a fun Christmas card game with even sweeter scoring.
Start with a question (can be anything from your favorite Christmas memories to the worst gifts you've ever been given) and see how many people can pick the lie from three responses.
A beer pong-cornhole hybrid, this Christmas party game consists of hot-gluing cups to a board and tossing bells into them to score.
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At the beginning of the night, have each guest guess the number of ornaments on the tree for a clever take on the candies-in-a-jar game. Record names and numbers on pieces of paper, and award the person with the closest guess a prize.
How low can you go? Use a Christmas scarf or candy cane prop to make this party game more festive, and for even more of a challenge, put a balloon in your shirts for "Santa" bellies.
Compile a list of lyrics (can be obvious or unlikely!) from Christmas songs and see how many each team can guess in one minute. Or, instead of lyrics, hum a portion of the tune for your team to guess. Warning: Things might get loud.
After the kids have gone to sleep, break out ol' Elf on the Shelf and have an adults-only contest to see who can come up with the funniest placement.
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Perhaps the most popular of all Christmas party games, White Elephant keeps the gift exchange exciting by allowing for swaps.
Also known as "Celebrity" or "HedBanz," each player draws from a pile of index cards featuring the name of a Christmas-related character (from Santa to Chevy Chase) and, without looking, sticks it to his or her head. Everyone has to ask each other "yes" or "no" questions the rest of the night to find out their identities.
Okay, so this one is not so much a game as a challenge. Can you and your friends conquer this boozy Christmas tree?
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