Top 15 Christmas Games And Activities For Teens

Christmas is a season filled with love, joy, and laughter and spent in fun and frolic with family and friends. Children get way too excited about Christmas because they get a respite from the busy study schedules and have some fun time with their family. In this post, we present some fun Christmas games and activities for teens. Christmas is the right time for family bonding, get creative with some interesting activities for teens as there’s plenty of time in hand. And what better way to have a great time than playing games with your close ones? So here’s a list of games and activities for some light-hearted competition that your teen might enjoy. Read on to learn more about it.

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Fun Christmas Party Games For Teens

Read on to find out some interesting games that will interest your teen this Christmas. It might be the start of new Christmas traditions.

1. The Guessing Game:

The Guessing Game

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You Will Need:

  • Stockings
  • Pen and paper
  • 10 to 20 Christmas related items

How To:

  1. Fill the two stocks with Christmas related items.
  1. Divide the teens into two teams.
  1. Pass the stockings to each team. Now the teammates have to feel the things from the outside of the stocking.
  1. The team members have to work together to deduce what items are in the stocking.
  1. After deciding, they have to write down the names of the items and hand it over to you.
  1. The team that guesses more items will be the winner.

2. Santa’s Beard Relay Race:

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You Will Need:

  • Cotton balls
  • Wide mouthed jar
  • Vaseline

How To:

  1. Divide the teens into two teams and make them stand on one end.
  1. Place a jar filled with cotton balls on the other end of the room.
  1. Smear the faces of the players with Vaseline or any other petroleum jelly generously.
  1. As you say ‘go,’ the first player of the team has to stick his/her face into the jar and try to stick as many cotton balls as possible. Then the next player in line has to go forward.
  1. The team that accumulates the highest number of cotton balls will be the winner.

One of the amazing Christmas party games for teenagers.

protip_icon Did you know?
Christmas games have been played as a tradition for centuries, and a few old versions of the currently popular games include questions and commands (now truth or dare) and hoop and hide (now hide and seek).

3. Christmas Movie Trivia:

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen

How To:

  1. Write a series of questions involving traditional Christmas movies.

For example:

  • Who played the title role of the Elf?
  • Owen Wilson
  • Robin Williams
  • Will Farrell
  1. Gather the teens in a room and ask the questions one at a time.
  1. The player that gives correct answers will be the winner.

4. Twelve Days Of Christmas Relay:

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You Will Need:

  • A collection of items that represent those named in “Twelve Days of Christmas”.
  • Buckets

How To:

  1. Fill the two buckets with the items.
  1. Divide the teens into two teams and give each team an empty bucket.
  1. Place the two buckets filled with items at the other end of the room.
  1. As you say ‘go,’ the team mates have to gather the items in the order of the lyrics. For example- the first player has to rush to grab the partridge and bring back to the team. The second player has to collect the turtle dove and so one.
  1. The team that collects all the twelve items first will be the winner.

5. Name The Holiday Tune:

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You Will Need:

  • Music player
  • Christmas related songs DVD

How To:

  1. Gather the teens in a room.
  1. Play a few notes of the song and tell the teens to guess the tune.
  1. Give points for each correct answer.
  1. To up the ante, ask the teens to name the musician or artist as well.

It is one of the most interesting Christmas games for teenagers.

6. Carol Pictionary:

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You Will Need:

  • Pens
  • Cards
  • Board
  • Marker

How To:

  1. Write down some famous carols on the cards and put them face down.
  1. Divide the teams into equal numbers.
  1. Ask one team member to take out one card and draw the Carol on the board. Players cannot write the name or number. The teammates have to guess the Carol. One correct answer will earn one point.
  1. The team that wins the maximum points will be the winner.

7. Santa’s Hat:

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You Will Need:

Santa’s hat

How To:

  1. As the teenagers enter the party venue, give each of them a Santa hat. Tell each of them that they have to keep it on until they see yours off. Now let the game begin.
  1. Engage everyone in a conversation or some activity so that they forget about the game.
  1. Once they are distracted, remove the hat quietly and see who does the same.
  1. The kid who notices you first will be the winner. A fun Christmas game for teens.

8. Truth And Lies About Christmas Gifts:

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Glass bowl

How To:

  1. It’s a Christmas version of the classic game “Two Truths and a Lie”.
  1. Number the participants. Tell the teens to sit in a circle and give them a paper and pen. When you call out a number, the kid has to stand up and write down the two gifts he believes are the worst gifts they ever received. They can even write on the made-up present in the list.
  1. The child now has to fold the paper and put it in the glass bowl.
  1. When all the kids have submitted their paper to you, shuffle the bowl and read it out aloud.
  1. The other players have to debate which item is the made up one.

9. Who Is That Kid?

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You Will Need:

  • Baby photos of the players
  • String
  • Paper and pen
  • Clothespin

How To:

  1. Tell the player beforehand to get their baby photos taken at the Christmas time.
  1. Number each photo.
  1. Tie the photos to the string, using clothes pins and affix on the wall.
  1. Give each player a numbered paper and pen and tell them to guess which player matches the photo.
  1. The kid who has the most correct guesses will be the winner.
protip_icon Quick tip
To make the game more amusing, ask your teen gang to get their photos as newborns or childhood photos in disguise.

10. Fast Unwrap:

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You Will Need:

  • Santa hat
  • One present wrapped in several layers of gift
  • A pair of mittens or gloves
  • Dice

How To:

  1. Place the wrapped present in the center of the room. Tell the teens to gather in a circle around the gift.
  1. Hand the dice to any one of the players and tell him to roll the dice.
  1. If the player gets a six, she has to put on the gloves and hat, take the gift and start removing the first layer.
  1. If the player gets any other number except six, he has to pass it quickly to the person on the left.
  1. The last player who removes the last layer will be the winner.

Don’t forget to play these fun Christmas games for teens. You may even include some light snacks and prizes to add to the fun.

Five Christmas Activities For Teens

There are many different ways in which your teen can make the most of Christmas. Here are top 5 Christmas activities your teen will love to participate in:

1. Christmas Glass Ornaments:

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You Will Need:

  • Clear glass ball ornament
  • Glitter paints or glitter glue in different colors
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Paper towels
  • Empty egg carton

How To:

  • Open the top of the ornament and put a few drops of one color inside.
  • Hold down the top with a paper towel and shake the ball. Add some more colors and repeat the process.
  • Keep adding the colors and repeat until the entire glass ball is colorful from the inside.
  • Your teen can also add some more designs on the outside.
  • Place it upside down in the egg carton and allow it to dry overnight. It will also remove any excess paint from the glass ornament.
  • Once it is completely dry, close the top and add the ribbon to help hang the ornament. This Christmas activity for teens is engaging and interesting.

2. Decorate The House Together:

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You Will Need:

  • Christmas tree
  • Candles
  • Decorations
  • Family pictures

How To:

  • You can ask your teen to get creative by making some homemade accessories and ornaments.
  • If your teen is not interested in crafts, ask him to place family pictures around the house where you all can see them. Ask him to place candles around the house to add to the décor. Plan a candlelight evening.
  • Your teen may not be too keen to decorate the house with you. However, ask him to participate and tell him that you look forward to his ideas. Ask your teen to help decorate the tree and the front door. If you have more than one teen at home, arrange a room decorating contest and ask them to do up their rooms as per the Christmas theme.

These activities can boost the Christmas cheer around your house.

3. Christmas Shopping:

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Teens love shopping and doing so for Christmas can be a lot of fun, adding to the merriment of the holiday season.

Ask your teen to sit down and plan out a list of gifts for all family members and friends. Make sure you give your teen a budget.

Your teen can categorize the gifts in terms of age, gender, and even preference.

Once the list is ready, head out for shopping with your teen. Let your teen take the main lead while you help keep a check on the budget.

protip_icon Did you know?
The Christmas market is a traditional holiday event in Europe but is now seen in many countries. The market houses hundreds of stalls (for shopping) and live entertainment.

4. Volunteer At Local Places:

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There are many local places that are always looking for volunteers, especially around Christmas time.

Find out a good teen volunteer group in your area.

Speak to your teen about it and ask him to check at school, at his local sports club, your church or other nearby places.

Some common places where your teen could help are at a nearby soup kitchen, Junior Red Cross, YMCA, food banks, orphanages, old age homes and more. This Christmas activity for teenagers helps with socializing and is full of fun.

5. Organize A Clothes Drive:

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Christmas time is cold, and many homeless people would welcome the warm clothes you donate.

Ask your teen to organize a clothes drive in your neighborhood. Your teen can create pamphlets and distribute them around the locality or at school (if allowed). This Christmas activities for teenagers are extremely enterprising.

Ask him to mention the date, time, and place where people can come to hand over the old clothes for charity.

Once your teen has collected enough clothes, accompany him to help him hand out the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What DIY Christmas craft ideas can double as fun games for teenagers?

Making Christmas-themed bookmarks, crafting Christmas-themed jewelry, making Christmas greeting cards, and decorating the Christmas tree with homemade trinkets are fun craft activities teens can enjoy.

2. Can you recommend fun holiday-themed board games or card games for teens during Christmas?

Games such as Monopoly, UNO, Christmas Charades Board Game, Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer Board Game, and Merry Dissmas game are some board game options you may try to play on Christmas.

3. How can Christmas games for teens help alleviate holiday stress and promote relaxation?

Christmas activities require teens to be mindful, sociable, physically relaxed, creative, and away from technology, thus helping in relaxing and distracting teens from stressful situations.

4. Are there any Christmas-themed scavenger hunts or treasure hunts suitable for teenagers?

Christmas-themed scavenger hunts can include games like ornament hunt, find the treasure, follow the Christmas clues, and X marks the spot using gifts, ornaments, lights, movies, and carol phrases.

5. How can Christmas games for teens promote healthy competition and sportsmanship?

Christmas games emphasizing clear rules, positive communication, fun, participation orientation, teamwork, and collaboration can help promote healthy competition and sportsmanship.

If you’re organizing a Christmas party for your teens, share this list of game and activity ideas with your teens and let them choose their favorites. These Christmas games for teens are simple yet fun and exciting. Games such as name the holiday tune, carol Pictionary, and fast unwrap are Christmas party favorites. You could also keep them engaged by encouraging them to make Christmas ornaments and decorations. Join them in the fun for a laughter-filled time with your family and friends. Don’t forget to click pictures or make videos so that you can cherish these joyful moments forever.

Infographic: Amazing Christmas Games and Activities for Teens

The arrival of the Christmas season brings with it all the fun, laughter, and gala time with your friends and family. But teens in the house can easily be bored. So, check out the infographic below for a few exciting Christmas-related games and activities you can do with your teens to have fun together.

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Key Pointers

  • Christmas is a time of year spent in fun and frolic with family and friends.
  • It’s the perfect opportunity to be creative with engaging activities for teenagers.
  • The guessing game, Santa’s beard relay race, Christmas movie trivia, name the holiday tune, carol pictionary, and Santa’s hat are some of the Christmas games that can be played.
  • These activities and games foster teamwork and a festive spirit in teenagers.

Fun and festive Christmas games for any youth group or party! Get ready to play with candy canes and have a blast!

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