Awkward Christmas Photos

Awkward Christmas Photos is absolutely hilarious and super simple. Not only is the game amazing, but you can build a whole night around the game and make it an awkward Christmas party!

ITEMS NEEDED – Awkward Christmas Photos, 1 Phone Per Team, Area with People

GAME TIME – 30-60 minutes (depends on size of group)

PARTICIPANTS – Teams of 3-5


To prepare, you need to find 10-20 awkward Christmas photos. You know, the kind of photos that make you either laugh or cringe. Find your own photos our use these Awkward Christmas Photos.

Once you’ve selected the Awkward Christmas photos you want to you use, text them to at least one person on each team. Their job is then to recreate as many awkward Christmas photos as possible with their team, but there is a catch!

Each team must include at least one person they do not know in the photo (many photos require them to have several extra people in them). Their job is to recreate photos to the best of their ability. These photos will be given points, which break down as follows:

# of People in Photo from Team- 1 Point

Strangers in Photo – 2 Points


Best Overall Photo Re-Creation (of each photo you sent out) – 3 points (some photos may only have one re-creation depending on the amount of teams, so award them the points)

Give teams 30-60 minutes to go out and do their best job to find people to recreate the photos with. Simply look at the photo, get into place and then have someone snap a picture of your recreation on their phone. Have them text you the photos when they are done and score them.

We highly recommend that you put together a slideshow of photos taken alongside the original for everyone to see. If you have time, show them later that day or post them on social media for everyone to enjoy.

Whoever has the most points at the end of the game is the winner!

We just played this game and our group absolutely loved it! Make sure to share your favorite re-creations with us. We’d love to hear from you.


1. If you’re unable to play in an area with a lot of people, you can simply have teams work together with other teams to recreate photos. Encourage them to have different groups of people in each photo.

2. Throw an Awkward Christmas Party! Have people show up in ugly Christmas sweaters, decorate ugly gingerbread houses and make awkward Christmas trees wit our Wrap Battle game.

3. Award winners with some delicious Christmas treats!

4. Share your best Awkward Christmas Photos on social media and make sure to tag everyone!

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