Christmas Minute to Win It games we love to play with our family at the holidays. If you love family games like we do, this list is exactly what you need.
We are a game-playing family. Are you? Are there games your family can’t get enough of? Instead of just opening a bag of Oreos and calling it good, make a charcuterie board or two and maybe some quick and easy Christmas cookies.
Christmas Minute to Win It Games
Set your timer to 60 seconds and your giggle box to full speed!
Cover the contestants face with shaving cream and give their partner a minute to “shave” it all off with a popsicle stick.
Games with plastic ping pong balls are hilarious because they are constantly trying to get away! (Here’s a package of 48 balls for less than $10.)
This is a family favorite! We laugh so hard, it’s ridiculous. You need some jingle bells, and empty Kleenex box, and something to hold it around a player’s waist. (You can get a bulk bag of Christmas jingle bells here.)
Teams take turns using their mouth to grab a candy cane and hook others onto it and see how many you can collect in a minute.
Suck It Up
You need a bag of M&Ms (or any other candy, etc.) Players put their hands behind their back and using a straw, suck up a candy from a plate and drop it on the other plate. When one player gets them all transferred, you have a winner!
You need a paper bag and people who are ready to have some fun. I’d never heard of this one, but it might wind up on our list of faves.
Teams of two try to stick the most Christmas stickers on their partner. You won’t believe how many you can do in just one minute. Here are some super cute ornament stickers in Christmas colors. They’re less than $10.
See how many tiny red cups and white pom poms you can stack in a minute.
A bag of cotton balls, a couple plates, a ladle, and a blindfold is all you need for the absolute side-splitting fun of this game. It’s straight-up hilarious. Put a plate full of cotton balls in front of the player and give them a ladle and blindfold them. The object is to get the most cotton balls from one plate to another in one minute. OH! And you can only use the one hand that’s holding the ladle!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a silly game of Reindeer Ring Toss. You can grab an inflatable set of antlers with rings, or you can figure out how to make your own.
Blow up a balloon, set up empty disposable cups, and have contestants hold the untied balloon in front of the cups. Knock over the most cups and you have a winner!
Human Christmas Tree
Choose teams of 3, or whatever number you want. One person is the tree. He or she stands still and lets teammates decorate them within one minute. The winner is chosen by the “tree” that’s the most Christmasy.
Candy canes can be the basis for lots of Christmas minute to win it games. This one looks especially quick and easy.
More Fun Christmas Ideas
- DIY salt dough ornaments
- Eggnog Cookies
- White Christmas Margaritas
- 17 New Christmas Traditions Kids Will Always Remember
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.