Christmas Song Charades

Christmas Song Charades is the super fun, super simple game that will get your group moving and laughing. If you’re looking for a no set up, no prep game for the holidays, this is it!


ITEMS NEEDED – List of Christmas Songs (suggestions below)

GAME TIME – 10-15 Minutes



It doesn’t get much simpler than Christmas Song Charades. Just like charades, there are a few ground rules you’ll need to remind everyone of…

  • No Sounds
  • No Signs
  • No Letters or Numbers

Once you’ve established the basic rules of charades, let each team know that they will have 2. 60 second rounds to guess up 3 songs and a final round to guess as many as possible in 90 seconds.

Each round can have one person acting out the song or you can rotate players after each successful guess or pass. Give them one pass that they can come back to at the end per round. If they pass more than once, one point is deducted.

Round 1 – Team 1

  • Silent Night
  • Away In A Manger
  • I Saw Three Ships

Round 1 – Team 2

  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Deck The Halls
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain

Round 2 – Team 1

  • Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Joy To The World

Round 2 – Team 2

  • Jingle Bells
  • All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  • Mary, Did You Know?

Final Round – Team 1

  • Run Rudolph Run
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • The Twelve Days Of Christmas
  • Let It Snow
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  • Silver Bells
  • Carol Of The Bells
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Final Round – Team 2

  • Santa Baby
  • Frosty The Snow Man
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are
  • White Christmas
  • Please Come Home For Christmas
  • O Holy Night

Alternate Games: Use this list for Pictionary or Win, Lose or Draw style games.


1. Play a dramatic or upbeat Christmas soundtrack in the background (no words) to add to the atmosphere.

2. Extend you round times if teams need some extra time to guess.

3. Take some pics and video to put on social media or even go live to share the fun with your friends.

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