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Christmas Charades Game

Christams Charades holiday, family, birthday, classroom game for kids, tweens, teenagers and adults with free charade clues to print out

Christmas themed Charades is a perfect game for family parties, birthday celebrations and classroom parties for all ages - kids, tweens, teenagers and adults.  Christmas themed Charades can be played with small or large groups.  The game requires very little set up and all you will need to play are the Christmas Charade clues listed below that are free to print out.

There are over 50 unique and fun Christmas themed clues.  (If you are looking for a Winter themed game instead of a Christmas theme go to our Winter Charade Game clues).   

Christmas Charades Set Up

Before the game print out the free clues below.

Cut them into individual clues and fold the paper so that the printed clues can not be seen as players are choosing them.

Place the folded clues in a Christmas themed container.

Players draw a clue from the container before their turn in the game. 

How to Play Christmas Charades

 One player acts out a word or phrase while the other players try and guess what they are acting out.


The object of the game is to have the acting players team guess what they are trying to act out using only gestures - no talking allowed.  This game is easy to play, requires a good imagination and keeps everyone laughing!

Charades can be played two different ways - in teams or as a large group.  

To play in Teams:
Divide the players into two teams.  Players should sit on the same side of the room as their team.  

Decide which team will go first.
The team going first will decide on a player to act the clue.

The first player chooses a clue from the clue container without looking.  The player has 5 minutes to look at the clue before the timer starts. 


Set a timer for 1 minute and the player will have that time  to act out their clue.  The player can not talk during their turn.

The other players on their team try to guess the word or phrase.  Their team can shout out answers until they (hopefully) guess the right answer. 

If the team guesses the clue within the time limit their team gets a point.  

If they have not gotten the right answer within the time limit the other team has one chance to answer.  If the opposing team guesses correctly they get a point. 

To play as a group:

Choose one player to start the game and they act out the clue for everyone.   The first person to guess the clue is the next player to act out a clue.

Common Charade clues used during the Christmas Charades game:
Number of words: hold up one finger per word then tap the finger of the word you will give a clue to solve.
Song:  pretend to sing.
Movie: crank an old fashioned movie camera.
Book:  open book with palms closed then open. 
Rhyming Word: tap on your ear for "sounds like".

Christmas Charade Clues

Reindeer Games Elf on a Shelf
Santa Baby Holly Jolly Christmas
Blue Christmas Baby It's Cold Outside
Ice Ice Baby On Thin Ice
Jack Frost Stringing Popcorn
Jingle Bell Rock White Christmas
Melting Snowman Mrs. Claus
Naughty or Nice Wreath
Scrooge Sugar Plum Fairy
Charlie Brown
Christmas Tree
4 Calling Birds
Gingerbread House Cindy Loo Who
Grinch North Pole
Wrapping Paper Mittens
Eggnog Cinnamon
Gumdrops Ho! Ho! Ho!
Chimney Rudolf
Drummer Boy Deck the Halls
Abdominal Snowman Paper Snowflake
Buddy the Elf Misletoe
Letter to Santa Candy Cane Forest
Sea of Swirly Twirly Gum Drops Caroling
Hanging Stockings Elves
Ski Lift Santa is Coming to Town
Feeding Reindeer Dasher
Snow Angel Marshmallow
Hot Chocolate Santa's Sleigh
3 Wise Men Joy to the World
Cutting down
Christmas Tree

Winter Charades Game
Fun winter themed charades with over 50 free clues!

Christmas Pictionary Game
over 50 unique Christmas pictionary clues!


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