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Holiday Family Game Night: Reindeer Games (Free Printable Download)

Holiday Family Game Night

Do you play holiday games with family during your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations?  The holidays just aren’t the same without these fun group games and activities. The best part is that there are so many holiday games out there for you to do with family! Today I have a fun and free download full of 5 different games for you to play during holiday family game night.

Let’s get real here though, these games aren’t just suggestions. You really, really need to do these holiday games with family.  It’s fun, it’s a great way to bond, and it is a great way to make memories with the most important people in your life. 

It is times like this, when playing holiday games with family that memories are made that kids never forget. 

I love family game nights anyway and the holidays only make them better. I love the laughter, the fun, the togetherness, the memories being created and so much more.  I just love it all!

Of course, there are other benefits to playing holiday games with family. You know, like keeping people entertained with the small talk has run dry, keeping the kids occupied while waiting to open gifts, etc.  

Holiday Family Game Night Bonding

Playing holiday games with family is also a great ice breaker!  Think about how awkward it can be to get together with family that you only see once a year.   These re-introductions can be made much easier by a fun, family game.

One where we are forced to talk and interact with one another without talking about politics or what this family member did or did not do (I can’t be the only one who deals with this stuff at holiday gatherings, can I?).  Games like this are good, wholesome fun for everyone and gets us talking to each other again!

What kind of games to play on Holiday game night?

Holiday game nights can include anything from family-created games and holiday themed games to classics such as Pictionary, Charades (I suggest putting a holiday spin on it, of course), Trivial Pursuit, Bingo and more.

If the kids are playing games, you can break out Candyland and Connect 4 or another easy and fun game that they love.  If we are talking about an adult celebration, there are some really fun adult party games out there!  Cards Against Humanities, Apples to Apples, or other family favorite adult party games are good options.   

All of the sudden I am in game night mode!  How about you?  

Holiday Game Night Tips

For a successful night of holiday games with family I recommend the following party tips:

Christmas music playing in the background.  “Alexa, Play Christmas Music” is a phrase we often use around here for holiday gatherings.

Lots of appetizers, treats and drinks fit for the holiday.  Sugar cookies, eggnog, sparkling cider, cocoa, fudge, these are all great holiday treats that will take your game night celebration up a notch. 

Have fun. Make sure that you don’t need a reminder that it is a game night.  You are playing games. Competition is fun, but no one has fun when people get mad over a game. 

Even if there is a Scrooge among you who doesn’t like playing games, you may be surprised to find that playing these holiday games with family might even bring a smile to even the grumpiest faces.

Free Holiday Games Printable Download

Download Your Free Copy Of the Reindeer Games Party Pack and have fun making memories this holiday season!

Do you have family game nights with your family?