100 Christmas Charades for the Whole Family

Last Updated on December 1, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Enjoy these 100 Christmas Charades ideas for an added dose of holiday cheer this year! This sweet and simple game is the perfect way to take your family’s Christmas get together to the next level!

100 Christmas Charade Ideas

Nothing gets my family laughing like a good game of Charades. There’s a reason this classic game has been a family favorite for decades!

I’m always laughing to tears when I watch my family and friends act out different things. It’s a great way to break the ice and have fun as a group.

So naturally, I had to come up with some charades ideas all about Christmas to try this year!

Adding Christmas Charades to Your Family Traditions

There’s no wrong time to play charades, but here are a few ideas for incorporating it into a busy holiday season! 

If your kids are getting antsy the night before Christmas, channel some of that energy into a fun game of charades together. You could also play right after Christmas dinner, after opening presents, or whenever you need a simple fun Christmas activity. The great thing about charades is that it doesn’t take any preparation, so you can play at any time!

Charades would also make a great game for a holiday party! You can play with a tiny group or a huge group and still have fun. 

How to Play Christmas Charades

Charades is one of those games where each family has their own set of rules, but this is how we love to play! 

The first step is to scroll down and download our Christmas Charade Ideas printable with some ready-to-use word cards. 

Split into two teams and take turns grabbing a word card. The person who grabs the word card will act out the word to their team and try to get them to guess before a timer runs out. If you have younger kids you might want to set a longer timer, but we usually do 1 minute. 

Count up how many times your team gets the right answer and whoever gets the most wins! 
Make sure to reward the winners with first dibs on yummy Christmas tree cupcakes or even a fun Christmas trophy to award to the winners each year.

Love Charades? Try these other great charade games!

100 Christmas Charade Ideas

  1. Angels
  2. Baby Jesus
  3. Boxing Day
  4. Candles
  5. Christmas Carols
  6. Christmas Cards
  7. Ice Skating
  8. Christmas Stocking
  9. Christmas Tree
  10. Santa Claus
  11. Frankincense
  12. Gift wrapping
  13. Holly (plant)
  14. Mary
  15. Manger
  16. Mistletoe
  17. Snow Angels
  18. Myrrh
  19. North Pole
  20. Prayer
  21. Snowflakes
  22. Reindeer
  23. Saint Nicholas
  24. Singing Carols
  25. Silent Night
  26. Snowball Fight
  27. Sleigh
  28. Stars
  29. Twelve Days of Christmas
  30. Three Wise Men
  31. Comet
  32. Cupid
  33. Watching football
  34. White Christmas
  35. Rudolph the red nose reindeer
  36. Jingle Bells
  37. Poinsettia
  38. Christmas dinner
  39. Milk and Cookies for Santa
  40. Opening presents
  41. Candy Cane
  42. Christmas Pudding
  43. Chimney
  44. Bells
  45. Blue Christmas
  46. Snow
  47. The Angel Gabriel
  48. The Spirit of Christmas
  49. December
  50. The Nutcracker
  51. Hanging Lights
  52. Santa’s helpers‎
  53. Frosty the Snowman
  54. Mrs. Claus
  55. Exchange Gifts
  56. Gift giving
  57. Santa’s Workshop
  58. Building a snowman
  59. Christmas shopping
  60. Manger
  61. Eggnog
  62. The North Pole
  63. Penguin
  64. Sugar Plums
  65. Gingerbread Cookies
  66. Letter to Santa
  67. Mittens
  68. Silver Bells
  69. Elf
  70. The Polar Express
  71. Gremlins
  72. Visiting Grandma’s House
  73. Home Alone
  74. Baking Cookies
  75. Frosty the Snowman
  76. Ornaments
  77. Olaf
  78. Star of Bethlehem
  79. Figgy Pudding
  80. Ho, Ho, Ho!
  81. Christmas Tree
  82. Carol of the Bells
  83. Baking Cookies
  84. First Noel
  85. Advent Calendar
  86. Elf on a Shelf
  87. Wreath
  88. Donkey
  89. Bells
  90. Gift Tags
  91. Plum Pudding
  92. Sitting around the fireplace
  93. Presents
  94. Tinsel
  95. Christmas Morning
  96. The Nativity
  97. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  98. Peace on Earth
  99. Family Dinner
  100. Christmas Party

There you have it! 100 fun Christmas Charade ideas to get everyone in the holiday spirit! What ideas would you add to the list? Share in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “100 Christmas Charades for the Whole Family”

  1. I’ve never played Christmas Charades, but it’s a great idea! We’re just a twosome (or maybe a trio, depending on when our little one decides to make her entrance) so we’ll definitely want to play some games to get in the festive spirit and make Christmas special.

    xo Danai


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