Christmas Jingle Jumble

You’re going to love Christmas Jingle Jumble! We recently played it at a Christmas gathering and I immediately knew we had to share it with you. It’s a fast-paced, fun game that involves some healthy teamwork, focus, and someone who knows Christmas songs is a definite plus!

PREP TIME – 10 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDEDHershey Kisses, Words to Christmas Songs (suggestions below), Black Sharpie, Ziploc or Christmas Bags

GAME TIME – 2-5 Minutes Per Song

PARTICIPANTS – Minimum of 2 Teams (3-8 per team)


Before you gather, purchase some Hershey Kisses and select your songs for Christmas Jingle Jumble. We’ve recommended some Christmas songs below and let you know how many words are in each song/chorus so you know how many Hershey Kisses to purchase. On the bottom of each kiss, write one word from the song. Once you have all the words, mix them up and place them in a Ziploc bag.

Joy To The World – 36 Words

Joy to the world
The Lord has come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

We Wish You A Merry Christmas – 39 Words

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
Good tidings to you wherever you are
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year

Jingle Bells – 43 Words

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer- 88 Words (44 in first half, 44 in second half)

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight
Then how all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
You’ll go down in history

Teams will work together to reorder the song in it’s proper order. Once a team is done, they will let you know and you can verify the correct order. Play one round or several depending on the size of your group and time available. Whichever team gets the most songs is the winner!


1. Play some upbeat Christmas music in the background or even play the song they are trying to unscramble to help them get the order right.

2. Make sure to do a quick run through with each bag full or words to ensure you’re not missing any!

3. To know how many Hershey Kisses you need, you can always check the bag, but in general, you will find 100 pieces per pound.

4. Go live on social media to capture some of the chaos. If your group is remotely competitive, this game is gold!

5. Let teams know that the winning team gets all the Hershey Kisses from the game. It gives a little extra incentive for anyone with a sweet tooth!

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