1) Prior to game start, fill glasses with water and tune them to the first 11 notes of “Jingle Bells.” Arrange the glasses in random order in the center of the table.
2) When the clock starts, contestant may start arranging the glasses in a line and tapping them with the spoon.
3) Glasses must be positioned in a clear line within 60 seconds to count toward completion of game.
4) If contestant knocks a glass over or spills enough water to change a glass’ note, the game will result in failure.
5) To complete the game, contestant must arrange the glasses in a line in the correct order correlating to the musical notes of the song “Jingle Bells” and have hands off the glasses within the 60-second time limit.
1) Test. Test. Test. Make sure you can play Jingle Bells before you have contestants give it a go.
2) Have everyone sing the song before hand so everyone can hear the tune, and it puts you in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Cliffhanger comes in at #5 on our Top Ten list of Minute To Win It Christmas Games. This simple game is a lot harder than it looks at first glance.
1) Prior to game start, stand the cards horizontally along the edge of the table.
2) When the clock starts, contestant may start blowing the first card.
3) Contestant may not touch any card.
4) To complete the game, contestant, using only his/her breath, must blow a card so that one side of the fold hangs over the edge of the table within the 60-second time limit and remains that way for 3 consecutive seconds.
1) Larger cards make the game easier, so depending on the skill level of who you are playing with, adjust appropriately.
2) Use cards that are thick enough to stay on the table once they are blown over, otherwise it will be impossible to accomplish the task.
3) Once the game is done, take the Christmas Cards (assuming they are in decent shape) and send them to our veterans. It’s a fun game and a great way to remind your group that the season is about giving.
Standing in at #8 on our Top 10 Minute To Win It Christmas Games list is Wreath Relay. While most Minute To Win It Games are one person against the clock, this one let’s people pair up to race.
Designated Transfer Zones
Something to Hang The Wreath On
1) Prior to game start, one player places the wreath around their neck.
2) When the clock starts, the players alternate transferring the wreath to each other using only their bodies from the shoulders up.
3) Players must stay in the transfer zones when passing the wreath.
4) If either player touches the wreath with their hands, or the wreath touches the ground, players return to the start zones and begin again.
5) To complete the game, the contestants must pass the wreath five times using their bodies from the shoulders up through the five designated zones then hang the wreath within the 60-second time limit.
1) Pit teams against each other or play tournament style, letting teams with the best times advance to the next round.
2) Make sure to take good pictures and video of the event. This is a great one to post on your FB page or Instagram.