Jolly Christmas Games To Buy For A Screen-Free Holiday

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When all of the Christmas movies have been watched and the cookies have been made, there still are plenty of other traditions and ways to spend quality time with the ones you love, like playing a game. Turn off your TV, put down your phone and gather around a good, old-fashioned board game with your family. Maybe it's been a while since you picked up a deck of cards or fell to the ground laughing playing Twister, so we've put together a list of some spirited holiday games to help you get back into your gaming groove. These games are perfect stocking stuffers or early Christmas gifts to give to kids of all ages. There's no need for WiFi when you are with the ones you love. The quality time you get while playing a game with others is one of the greatest gifts you can give this year. Check out our list, find a new favorite and create memories for years to come.

CLUE: The Grinch

Clue- The Grinch
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He's a mean one, but The Grinch has made our hearts grow three sizes every Christmas for a long as we can remember. In this game, take on the role of Cindy-Lou, Papa Who or another Whoville resident to figure out who caught the Grinch in the act!

Christmas Trivia Game

Christmas Trivia Game

Let's find out how much your family really knows about Christmas with this fan-favorite holiday game. Test your knowledge of classic Christmas movies, traditions, carols, and more.

Reindeer Ring Toss

Reindeer Toss Game

You've played versions of ring toss and horseshoes since you were a kid, but have you ever played this Christmas-themed version? Each set comes with two inflatable reindeer antlers, four inflatable rings, and a pump. The best part? Deciding who gets to wear the antlers next.

Merry Christmas Bingo

Merry Christmas Bingo
Amazon

If you have turkey brain fog and cannot learn a new set of rules, here's a game everyone knows how to play, no instructions necessary. Each set comes with 32 different bingo cards, 2 calling cards, and 24 caller chips.

The Santa Claus Game

The Santa Claus Game

Let the kids play Santa with this game that's designed for two to four players, ages 3 and up. Each player chooses a sleigh of gifts, then delivers the presents while spreading a dose of holiday cheer.

Christmas Party Game

Emoji Holiday Game

If you've got a crowd, consider this game where each player guesses the titles of popular Christmas songs by following the emojis. Each set comes with 25 cards and an answer key.

A Christmas Story – A Major Card Game

A Christmas Story Card Game

You've got to think fast and act even faster in this game designed for players 8 and up. If you can snag the mini version of the infamous lamp, you'll have a leg up on the competition.

Christmas Bouncy Ball Spoon Relay Race

Christmas Spoon Game

If you live in a more mild location, go ahead and get the kids outside for a good old-fashioned spoon race. This time, color-coordinated spoons and holiday-character bouncy balls are the ticket.

Bellz Family Game with Magnetic Wand and Colorful Bells

Bellz Christmas Game

It's jingle all the way with this game that can easily tag along wherever your holiday travels take you. The first to collect 10 bells is the winner.

Disney Frozen Frantic Forest Game

Disney Frantic Forest

Kids will have a high-flying good time with their favorite Frozen characters. Plus, they'll use their best matching and counting skills along the way.

Christmas Santa Charades Game

Christmas Santa Charades
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Take off the top and remove a stick, then start acting out your Christmas-themed charade to your team. Each pack comes with 100 sticks and 200 charades.

Christmas Carol Pictionary

Christmas Carol Pictionary

It's holly jolly fun to draw the Christmas lyric that's depicted on your card while your team tries to guess the tune and song title (for an extra point). All 30 cards come in a 6 page PDF that you print out yourself—no holiday shipping delays here.

Coca Cola Santa Playing Cards

CocoaCola Santa Cards
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Sometimes all you need is a classic deck of cards for a round of poker or Go Fish. We love this deck decorated with our two favorite things: Coca Cola and Santa.

The Christmas Express Game

The Christmas Express Game
Walmart

Who will be the first to make it to the North Pole? Jump aboard and find out, just watch out for a few festive distractions along the way.

Disney Frozen 2 Frosted Fishing Game for Kids and Families

Disney Frozen Fishing Game
Walmart

Inspired by some of our favorite Disney characters, the game features a spinning board with snowflakes tucked into circular pockets. See how many you can snag with your salamander fishing pole.

Christmas Activity Game

Christmas Activity Game
Walmart

You'll never get bored with a collection of hundreds of cards listing activities like Hum It! Move It! Draw It!—all with a holiday spin. For ages 7 and up.

Peanuts Charlie Brown Christmas Family Bingo Game

Peanuts Charlie Brown Christmas Family Bingo Game
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Yes, Christmas Bingo has already made this list, but we can never say no to Charlie Brown! The Peanuts will forever be in our holiday hearts, and this bingo box is even Snoopy approved.

Twist & Sprout Christmas Game

Twist & Sprout Christmas Game
Etsy

Get moving with this game that can accommodate a crowd. Split up into a maximum of four teams with at least two players per group. Spin the dial and pick up a corresponding card. You'll hum or act out the answer to your question while your team tries to correctly guess before the timer runs out.

Christmas Crazy Shout Out Party Game

Shout Out Christmas Game
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If you are looking for a game to play around the dinner table, this shout-out game is an option that everyone in the family will love. The game might get a little loud, but who doesn't love a little cheer during the holiday season?

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