Twelve Days of Christmas {Day One} – 5 Fun Family Christmas Games

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Hi everyone! I’ve decided to do Blogmas. But since I am late, I’ve decided to do the 12 days leading up to Christmas, including Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

To make it a bit more fun, each Twelve Days of Christmas day, I’m going to give you guys a photography challenge relating to Christmas. This is just for fun, but I’ll pick my favorite photo and feature it in my next TDCD post!

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*I feel like I’m in Hunger Games…

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This is a really fun yet sad game to play. πŸ˜‰ The aim of the game is to get the present that you want. Leading up to Christmas, each family member (or guest) buys a present. Our family is doing it that we buy a present 5 bucks or under (or more, depending on how much money we have). It can be any present that will suit your age ranges, and preferably something that can be used by both genders.

When the games starts, each person picks one wrapped gift. When they open it, and if they don’t like their present, they may STEAL a present from someone else in exchange for their gift. However, the person they stole it from cannot steal their present back. Each person can only steal once. But you can alter the rules and change it to three times depending on how you would like to play this game. πŸ™‚

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*no that is not the real name πŸ˜‰

This game is really simple and fun, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money.

The game starts of with each family member giving an equal amount of money. Our family is giving 3 bucks each, but you can give as much or as little as you want each.

You put all the money into a box and wrap it up.

You will also need:

  • A santa hat (or just a normal hat if you don’t have one)
  • Kitchen Mitts
  • A dice

The aim of the game is to open that present. The winner gets all the money inside.

Another variation of the game is to chip in money to buy a present for the game.

To play, you each take turns rolling the dice. When someone rolls a six, they grab the santa hat and the kitchen mitts and they put it on and try to open the present. The rest of the people keep rolling the dice. If someone else rolls a six, they put the mitts and the hat on and try to open it. The person who successfully unwraps the present gets the gift inside.

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This game is pretty self explanatory. We won’t be playing this one because one of us forgot to count the baubles on the tree while putting them on. *looks for someone to blame

So unless you have a way of counting all the baubles on the tree while they are already on there, this game is for those of you who haven’t put up their tree yet. πŸ˜›

Simply guess the amount of baubles on the tree and whoever gets the closest wins a prize (like a pat on the back)!

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Minute to Win it is basically little challenges where the contestants have one minute to do the thing they are supposed to do. Here are some suggestions for Minute to Win it:

  • Pick up as many candy canes as you can with a candy cane in your mouth before the time runs out. No hands!
  • In a minute, dress a teammate up like a Christmas tree with as many decorations as you can. (this one obviously may cause a little more money for extra decor)

And that’s all I got. πŸ˜›


Well, I hope you enjoyed that!

Oh! I almost forgot! Your photography challenge today is to take a picture of your christmas decorations. Your lights outside, your Christmas tree, etc. OR, you can take a picture of your favorite Christmas game. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, at the moment I don’t have a picture, but I’ll try put one up in the next post.

*Bis spater!

*Ja, ich bin lernt Deutsch!
**which means ‘yes, i am learning german!’and ‘bis spater’ means ‘see you later’

will you be trying any of these games? | have you played any of them? | which game was your favorite? | did you understand my instructions??? | do you understand/speak German?

~ Zielle


48 thoughts on “Twelve Days of Christmas {Day One} – 5 Fun Family Christmas Games

  1. Those are all super fun games. I did a white elephant yesterday and it was super fun. I like the unwrap the gift game that sounds fun. πŸ˜› I’m actually doing something like this on my blog counting down till Christmas.. I was writing the post when I saw this.
    -Rose ❀

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