If you’re looking for a fun Christmas-themed party game this holiday season, try Christmas Song Charades!
Print out this free printable Christmas charades game for fun with the whole family! Good for holiday parties at work, family game nights, neighborhood Christmas parties, a church youth group activity, or fun nights at home with just the kids!
A super fun way to make your Christmas get-togethers festive, is to turn well-known games like charades into Christmas games. Holiday charades ideas include using Christmas movies, characters like Santa or Rudolph, or any Christmas word. Since we love Christmas caroling parties, using familiar Christmas music seemed like the best way to go!
Printable Christmas Song Charade Cards
How to play Christmas Song Charades
The rules for charades are fairly simple: Each player takes a turn drawing a slip of paper out of a bowl. The papers contain phrases to silently act out using body motions and hand gestures. Whoever guesses the correct answer first earns a point. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
For this version, I have created printable cards featuring classic songs of Christmas. There are 64 Christmas carols total, and most of them should be pretty familiar to everyone. There are a few lesser known songs on the list, but that just makes for even more Christmas fun! You are welcome to take out any cards that seem too difficult for the group you are playing with.
How to download the printable game cards
Enter your email address into the form below. Your printable download will be sent directly to your email inbox.
How to use the Christmas charade printables
Print the digital files onto white paper. The pdf file will include 8 pages of cards.
I printed mine onto regular printer paper and then laminated them so they can be used over and over again. You could also print the cards onto white cardstock and they will last longer than regular paper.
Have players pick the cards out of a bowl, someone’s hand, or some other festive container.
Other games that can be played with the Christmas song charades cards
Name that tune
Instead of acting out the titles, hum the tune to your favorite Christmas songs and see if people can guess the title! Whoever gets the right answer first gets a point.
Divide up into teams and see which team can make the correct guess first! You can use whiteboards like these to make it easier to play this fun game!
The Christmas carol game
The game leader draws a card and then plays that song on a streaming service like Spotify. The leader should choose a random time stamp to start and play for only a few seconds. Everyone writes their guesses on a piece of paper and at the end of the game the player with the most correct answers wins.
No matter which fun Christmas game you choose to play with these cute free printables, you’re sure to have a great time together laughing and enjoying each other! Make sure to bring your Christmas song charade cards to your next holiday party.
Printables are for personal use only.
All Christmas carols featured on the printable charades cards are listed below:
- Away in a Manger
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
- Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
- Go Tell it On the Mountain
- I Wonder as I Wander
- Jingle Bells
- The Little Drummer Boy
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Silver Bells
- We Three Kings of Orient Are
- Mary’s Boy Child
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Sweet Little Jesus Boy
- The Twelve Days of Christmas
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Carol of the Bells
- Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains
- Good King Wenceslas
- Candlelight Carol
- Ding Dong Merrily on High
- The First Noel
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- The Holly and the Ivy
- In the Bleak Midwinter
- Silent Night
- Here We Come a Wassailing
- I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
- Joy to the World
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- Once in Royal David’s City
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- Sleigh Ride
- Frosty the Snowman
- O Holy Night
- With Wondering Awe
- Holly Jolly Christmas
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
- White Christmas
- Let it Snow!
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
- Winter Wonderland
- O Christmas Tree
- Still, Still, Still
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- Deck the Halls
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
- Blue Christmas
- All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
- Feliz Navidad
- You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
- Jingle Bell Rock
- Christmas Don’t Be Late
- Santa Baby
- All I Want for Christmas Is You
- Santa Tell Me
- Last Christmas
- Mele Kalikimaka
- A Marshmallow World
- Here Comes Santa Claus