Christmas is a wonderful time to gather as a family and enjoy the time. This is the time of the year you use to replenish your moods, rejuvenate your inner strengths by skipping the everyday "work-home-work" life styles. This is the time you make efforts to strengthen the bonds between family members. Overall, it is a time full of excitement, joy, happiness and togetherness. When families get together, it is better if you can engage in some group activities in the form of games as it helps you to make the bonds stronger while helping you to spend a great time.
Herewith mentioned some of the game ideas that you can try during this Christmas holiday season and make the upcoming holiday season a more memorable one for you and your relatives.
This game begins by making someone to pick a book from the bookshelf. The person who pick the book will play the role of the umpire for that particular round. Then the "umpire" starts to read out the first line of the book to make an impression about the book. Everyone except the umpire should write down their best impression of the last line of the book. Then they should put their notes into a hat. Meanwhile, the umpire also writes down the exact last line of the book and put that too in to the hat. Once everyone is done, the umpire starts to read the notes out for everybody. All the participants get a chance to vote for what they think is the real closing line. If you have voted for the exact last line, you get one point. Anyone who voted for your suggestion also get one point each. The game continues until everyone plays the role of the umpire and the person with highest number of points, wins.
Fill the Christmas stocking.
The crowd should be divided into teams with equal number of participants. Each team will be given a hanging stocking which they should fill with wrapped candy with a spoon by racing. The team which fill their stocking quickly, wins at the end.
Nice game to play while sitting around the table. Each participant will be asked to share three personal things and only two of which are true. All the other players get a chance to interrogate the sharer. After everyone is done with questioning, they should get together, discuss and come to a conclusion which majority thinks correct. Then the sharer announces the verdict at the end.
Christmas memory game
Gather some Christmas items and place them on a tray. Cover the tray with a piece of cloth and take it to the crowd. Unveil the items to the audience for a certain duration (30 seconds is better) and ask them to memorize the item. Take the tray away and ask the audience to write the items they remember. The player who writes most number of correct items, wins.
Someone picks a word and read it out loudly. Then everyone should write a telegram as an acronym of the announced word. For an example, if the word is "SANTA" the message should start with letter "S". The message should be written in the form of an urgent once and it should relate to the announced word too.
While everybody sits around a table and a chosen "doucher" will announce a narrow category. For an example the movies of Adam Sandler. Then the doucher locks a certain example in his mind (you can even write it down) and gets a water filled eggcup. He then holds it over each player while asking for an example for the category. If any player comes out with the "locked" answer, he is douched with the eggcup's contents. The victim becomes the next doucher and continues the game as a new round.
Gift hot potato
Gather few unwrapped gifts (the funnier the better). Make a circle out of the participants. Pass one gift around at a time while a music played. The person who holds the gift, at the time the music stops, gets out keeping the gifts he held.
Christmas tie game
Find some old Christmas or horrible ties. Divide in to couples and give each couple two ties. Ask them to tie the partners tie with only one hand. First couple to accomplish the task wins.
Try some of these games with your friends and family members during the upcoming holiday. You can add more features to the games and customize them depending on the crowd take part. Enjoy your holiday ahead!