Christmas Holiday Games
When you have a lot people over for Christmas Dinner you’ll want to plan some fun activities they can do while dinner is cooking. While some guests of course may prefer to watch games on TV while dinner is cooking, there will be some who will prefer Christmas Holiday Games for fun.
Christmas Holiday Games can include board games, card games, outdoor games, or even a puppet show and story telling. Here are some fun table games your guests can play while waiting for dinner.
Board games have always been popular throughout the years, so be sure to have some on hand. For the kids you’ll want something like Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Game of Life, Wheel of Fortune, or Scrabble, to name a few.
While the adults can play some traditional card games such as Cribbage, or even Uno, the younger ones can play Go Fish or Old Maid.
Another fun activity for the little ones is to get a tablecloth that they can color on and decorate. This should be one of those disposable types of tablecloths of course, as you don’t want to ruin your good stuff. Have them date it and put their name on it as this will give you something to look back on and remember fond memories when they are all grown up. Washable markers are likely the best choice for this activity.
If the weather permits, perhaps some outdoor games would be a good way to pass the time until dinner is ready. They could play a game of Frisbee, Soccer, Football, Horseshoes, or even a simple little croquet game would be fun!
You could have everyone share their stories about the best or worst presents they ever got! They would have to describe the gift and describe why they thought it was the best or worst gift they ever got.
Guess That Food Dish
Let those who aren’t helping prepare the dinner try to guess what dishes are going to be served by smelling them with their eyes closed. The easy stuff like ham, turkey, roast etc doesn’t count, as those are easy but how about some of those side dishes! For instance can they tell squash from sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts from cauliflower etc. Let the winner have a taste of the dish of their choice!
Puppet show – Putting on a puppet show and acting out some Christmas Stories can be another great way to entertain the little ones and help pass the time as well! If you can video tape the puppet show it will make for great entertainment and wonderful memories in years to come as well.