Inside: Fun Christmas Games for Teens + Tweens

Make Christmas a little more fun with these fun and festive game ideas for the holidays!

Playing games is one of our favorite ways to have fun, break the ice, and spend time with our teens. During the holidays make that with teens even more fun with these cool Christmas games to play!

This list is packed full of fun for teens of all ages, from middle school to high school we have a list that has candy canes, gifts, and a whole lot of laughs.

Check out our favorite Christmas games for teens and let us know which is your holiday favorite!

Cool Christmas Games to Play

Fun Christmas Games for Teens

Candy Canes

Here’s a throwback: Remember playing the card game spoons — the one that sent everyone diving in the middle of the table to grab a spoon, and whoever was left without one was the loser? This is the same thing, only candy canes replace spoons. Bonus: You get to eat the candy canes when the game is over.

Saran Wrap Ball Game

First, create a giant plastic wrap ball, layering in little presents like gift cards, candy, cash, and more. How you play: One person starts unwrapping the ball while another rolls a pair of dice, trying to roll doubles. Once doubles are rolled, the ball passes to the next player and the sequence begins again. The person with the ball can’t stop unwrapping until the person to their right rolls doubles, so it creates an urgency to keep rolling as fast as possible so the ball can pass to you. You get to keep the items you unwrap during your turn, so everyone is bound to go home with something fun!

Fun Christmas Games for Teens

Oven Mitt Unwrapping Game

The oven mitt game works on the same basic engine as the plastic-wrap ball game — one person unwraps until the player next to them rolls doubles. Only instead of unrolling a ball of plastic wrap, players have to unwrap a Christmas present — while wearing bulky oven mitts. The more bows, ribbons, and boxes-within-boxes there are, the longer the game lasts until someone finally gets to the prize inside.

High School Holiday Games

These fun and festive game ideas are a great way to bring the fun to the classroom or make the holiday brighter for teens. Check out a few of our favorite Christmas games for high school students that are perfect to play during the school day.

Christmas Movie Bingo

Add an element of competition to the classic holiday re-watch. The Bingo card has squares on it with Christmas movie tropes, like “snowball fights” or “person wears a Santa hat.” Whoever gets five in a row first declares themselves the Christmas champ.

Christmas Charades

This classic game is truly fun no matter how old you are. Create a holiday-specific version by choosing popular holiday phrases, songs, and movies to act out.

Printable Holiday Ideas for Teenagers

Christmas Feud

You play this game like Family Feud — it comes with answers featuring the most-often-used responses to Christmas-themed questions, and two teams battle to see who can match the most popular answers. If your friends are a technologically savvy crew, you might even be able to do this one over Zoom. It comes with enough questions and responses to play four rounds.

Christmas Games for Middle School

Minute to Win It Snow Man Game

Set a timer for a minute, and see who can make the most “snowmen” by stacking mini marshmallows on top of each other. You need three to make a stack (but, no, they don’t need faces or arms). Too easy? Try making everyone use chopsticks. Use the leftovers in some cocoa.

Spoon and Ornament Racing Game

You’ve heard of spoon-and-egg races for Easter, but the winter version is even more festive: Racers have to balance an ornament on a spoon and race to the finish line without it falling off. To make it more challenging, find a snowy field to tromp through, make the racers hold the spoon with two hands, or have the competitors hold the spoon in their teeth.

Holiday Ideas for Middle School

Human Christmas Tree

This is a hilarious and fun game that calls for 2 to 3 players to serve as figurative Christmas trees. A team will attempt to decorate each “tree” with different Christmas decorations provided for the game. Designated judge(s) determine which team has the best “Human Christmas Tree.”

Christmas Youth Group Games

Christmas Carol Pictionary

Write down this list of Christmas carols on separate flash cards. Divide players into teams. One person draws from the pile of cards and has one minute to illustrate the Christmas carol. If their team guesses correctly, they get one point. Make sure to alternate the team artist. Teams take turns until one reaches twenty points.

Stocking Guessing Game

First, you need a host to put random items in a stocking. Once it’s stuffed, tie a ribbon or string around the top of the stocking so that no one can peek. Sit in a circle and pass it around to let everyone feel what’s inside. Give them note cards so that they can write down their guesses. The person who guesses the most correct items wins.

Christmas Youth Group Games

20 Questions (Christmas Edition)

One player, the answerer, picks a Christmas-themed object. All other players ask the answerer “Yes” or “No” questions to guess what the object is. If no one guesses correctly after 20 questions, the answerer has won and picks a new object for the next round. If someone guesses correctly they get to pick the object for the next round.

Stocking Fill Up

Form two teams based on how many players there are. Place a Christmas stocking for each team on the other end of the room. The players will then race to their team’s stocking with a spoonful of candy, deposit the candy and return it to their team. This relay continues until one team fills up their stocking to win the game.

More Fun Holiday Ideas for Teens

If you like these Christmas party games for teens then check out a few more of our holiday favorites!

  • Festive Teen Christmas Party Ideas – Holidays mean parties and parties mean games, food, and a whole lot of fun! Christmas is no exception. Here are some of the most fun and festive Christmas party games, decorations, and food ideas for teens. Let them celebrate all of the holiday magic with these fun teen Christmas party ideas. We have a list of fun themes, decorations, food, and game ideas that we know they will love.
  • Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Teens – Who doesn’t love to keep the magical side of Christmas alive? Even though your teens are grown and probably don’t believe in the magic of Christmas time doesn’t mean you can’t still make-believe and have a little fun with one another. These Elf on the Shelf ideas are perfect for teens, tweens, and even adults!
  • Teen Party Game Ideas – Speaking of having fun with teens, these fun party game ideas are perfect for any teen celebration. I love making sure I have a collection of good games for anytime my teens friends are at the house. This collection is full of great ice breakers, entertaining board games, and classic party favorites. Check them out for a full night of fun.

Christmas Games for Teens