Having four Teenagers in the house during the holidays makes it a FUN time to pull out all the stops with some festive and fun Christmas games for teens! As you can see from our TikTok and Instagram we LOVE games here in the Mamian Family household!
From sparkler challenges to a peppermint mocha and gravy challenge we have it all for you in regard to Christmas games for kids! That said, put on your Santa hat and play your favorite Christmas Carols, we have a great list for you to make the holidays fun and exciting for you and your teenagers!
Family Holiday Sparkler Challenger!
An amazing party game for teens is our holiday sparkler game! This is where you get a sparkler and challenge your kids to make some Christmas and Holiday art with their sparkler! Video tape them doing it and allow your family to vote who is the Michelangelo of Christmas!
Peppermint Mocha OR GRAVY Challenge
This one may challenge your tastebuds, but we promise you it is one of our favorite Christmas Games for the Teens! Head over to Starbucks and get enough Peppermint Mochas for everyone, minus one! Make sure to get an extra cup and lid for the gravy!
Fill one of the cups with gravy and line all the cups up randomly. Challenge the players to select (1) cup and take a sip. They each need to act like it is a normal Starbucks Peppermint Mocha including the player who gets the gravy – hence making them the IMPOSTER!
Each player than votes to guess who the imposter is!
Holiday Jingle Bell Chore Challenge
If you are new to us, you might not know we are HUGE fans and creators of a chore challenge! For the Holiday Jingle Bell Chore Challenge, you are going to need some marshmallows and jingle bells. Have your Teens get on the floor and hold their hands behind their back.
Place a marshmallow at the end of the race line and on top of the jingle bell. Start the race and have your kids crawl and see who can make it to the marshmallow first and eat it!
Check out our TikTok to view all our chore challenges!
Find The Elf Chore Challenge
For this game and/or chore challenge you will need a LOT of holiday plastic cups and an Elf on the Shelf! Take all of the cups and spread them throughout the entire room, make sure to hide an elf under one of the cups. Start the race and watch your Teens scurry throughout the room in search of Santa’s little helper!
Sing or Swim Christmas Carol Challenge
If you have a pool than you might LOVE our “Sing or Swim Christmas Carol Challenge.” This is where you get a pool noodle have one person hold the noodle teetering on the pool ledge, while the other person holds them up.
You play a Christmas song for them and randomly stop the music. Once the music is paused, the person teetering on the pool ledge then has to sing the next lyrics for the song. If they get it wrong, the other person releases the noodle and they fall into the pool. If they get it right, they stay dry!
If you do not have a pool do not worry, another way we have seen it done is a whipped cream pie to the face! One of the players hold a pie tin filled with whip cream and if the person guessing the song gets it wrong, they KINDLY and GENTLY get a whipped cream pie to their face!
Shake-It Chore Challenge!
This game and/or chore challenge is a hilarious one! Grab some tissue boxes, plastic ornaments a sash or something to tie around your waist. Place the tissue box on their back and fill with ornaments.
Start the music and see who can shake it fast enough to get all the ornaments out of the box! This game really shows who in the family carries that dance move gene!
Bad Family Impressions
There is nothing like seeing how well your family knows each other during holiday parties! We challenged each other to act out the best “bad” impressions of each other in the name of light and fun! Like a different take on Christmas charades, let your family act out each other and guess who they are trying to be!
Other Activities and Christmas Games For Teens!
Elf Pasta Dinner Night
Get out the pasta and maple syrup and have an ELF themed night with your Teens! We added some extra holiday magic by challenging them to give their best Elf impression. Of course, you have to finish your night off with a holiday viewing of the movie, Elf!
Holiday Movie Night
Family movie nights are the best! For your next family night, why not pull out all the stops and make it holiday themed! Warm up the hot cocoa and put on your matching holiday pajamas and play your favorite Christmas movie. Having trouble selecting a holiday movie? Do not worry, we have an entire list ranked of our Top Family-Friendly Holiday Movies.
Our Family Favorite Holiday Traditions
Starting family traditions is a great way to add some annual magic to your family’s life! We always love looking forward to selecting our Christmas tree, making gingerbread cookies, matching pajamas and of course decorating the Christmas tree together!
Christmas TV Show Advent Calendar
We LOVE Christmas TV shows during the holidays so much that we made an advent calendar with some of our favorite TV holiday specials. It is a great way to countdown to Christmas and also a great way to spend some fun quality time with your Teens!
Christmas Movie Challenge
Why not make it really challenging and make your Teens make a presentation on what movie everyone should watch on family movie night? Get those powerpoint presentation skills out and let everyone make their case!
Wrapping Paper Sibling Prank
There is nothing like a fun and good humored sibling prank right? Our oldest was away at college and we decided to wrap his room in full holiday wrapping paper! Make sure to watch part 2, when our Son came home to a LOT of wrapped “gifts.”
What are some fun Christmas Games for the Family?
There are some fun Christmas Games for the entire family. Besides the ones we mentioned above here are some additional family Christmas games that you might want to add this holiday season.
Christmas Movie Bingo
White Elephant (Traditional Gifts)
White Elephant (Gag Gifts)
Wrapping Paper Race
How do you play the Secret Santa Game?
Secret Santa is a great annual tradition that you can begin with the family. First you will need to set a budget for the game ($5-$100) depending on how big or small you want to make it. You then place everyone who is playing the game names inside of a bowl and let everyone choose. It is important that no one sees who the other person draws.
Once you have your person, you are then tasked to purchase them a gift within that range and be their secret Santa!