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Christmas Charades: Words List [Free Printable]

Charades is a classic Christmas game that the whole family can get involved in. Along with playing the ever so classic Christmas family feud game and doing a Christmas scavenger hunt, Christmas-themed charades is a mellow game that’s ideal for after a heavy Christmas dinner.

If you struggle to think of words for charades, or you want to play charades with a twist, then you’ll like the ideas in this article. Take a look at these ideas and suggestions and enjoy this fun-filled classic Christmas game.

Why Charades for Christmas

Charades for Christmas

Charades is an easy activity to turn into a Christmas-themed party game for your friends and family. What’s great about charades is that both young children and adults can play this game together.

Another pro for playing charades after a long Christmas meal is that it doesn’t require much movement, and it can be played indoors or outdoors. You also don’t need to use props (unless you want to of course!)

Christmas Charades Ideas

Here are some fun ideas that will help you turn charades into an interesting and engaging game for the whole family:

Lucky Dip Charades

Write down all of your Christmas charades words and put them into a lucky-dip bowl or hat. Players won’t pick their own charades games. Instead, participants will need to think on their feet and figure out how to act the word, even if they aren’t familiar with it.

Reverse Charades

In reverse charades, players have to act out a scene, and only one participant can guess what it is. This game involves teamwork and strategy, so make sure you choose the right teammates.

Christmas Objects, Movies, and People Charades

Christmas-themed charades can be based on people, objects, people, food, and anything else you can think of. Why not narrow down the choices and get creative with your word choice by choosing a genre for your charades game.

Christmas Charades Words

Christmas Movie Words

A Bad Moms Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It’s a Wonderful Life Miracle on 34th Street
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year The Nightmare Before Christmas

12 Days of Christmas Words

Ten lords a leaping Eleven pipers piping Twelve drummers drumming
Eight maids a milking Five gold rings Four calling birds
Nine ladies dancing Partridge in a pear tree Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying Three French hens Two turtle doves

Food Related Words

Baking mince pies Cooking Christmas turkey Eating with family
Candy canes Eggnog

Santa Words

Reindeer Santa
Mrs. Claus The Grinch

For full list of Christmas Charades Word List, click here to download the file.

If you want some child-friendly words, take a look at our full list of charades words for kids.

Other Cool Christmas Games to Try

Other Christmas Games

Here are some more cool games that you can play with family and friends at Christmas:

Christmas Crafts

Arts and crafts are much more fun during Christmas, especially when you can take part in it with your loved ones. It’s nice to make Christmas table decorations, Christmas tree baubles, and other accessories before Christmas day.

Christmas Movie Trivia

How well do you know your favorite Christmas movies? Christmas trivia games are fun and competitive. You will need to split your party into teams and answer questions about particular Christmas movies.

The team to answer the most questions correctly wins!

Name the Christmas Carol

Here is another Christmas party favorite. How well do you know your Christmas carols? Name the Christmas carol is one of the best games to play at work and large gatherings, especially if you have had a glass of wine or two!

Christmas Guess Who

Write down some Christmas-related facts about yourself and put each fact in a bowl. Your friends and family will take it in turns to read out the statement, for example “I believed that Rudolf was real until I was 11 years old” and the rest of the players need to guess who it is.

This is a fun game to play with family members that haven’t seen you in a long time.