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Christmas-Themed Charades Word and Phrase Ideas

Kristy Callan enjoys coming up with fun ideas for the holidays ranging from charades lists to party games.

Charades is a great game to play with a theme in mind. Why not play some holiday-themed charades at your Christmas party or family gathering?

Charades is a great game to play with a theme in mind. Why not play some holiday-themed charades at your Christmas party or family gathering?

Charades is a classic game that almost everyone knows. It's the perfect activity for parties or family gatherings because any number of people can play and there are no materials required! Themed rounds of charades are a blast, and Christmas makes for a wonderful theme.

If you're hosting a holiday party this December or planing to spend Christmas day with friends or family, consider incorporating a game of charades into your celebration. This list of Christmas-themed charades words will give your game a fun and festive twist.

This list of charades words and phrases is divided into the following categories:

  • Carols and songs
  • Decorations and objects
  • Characters
  • Movies
  • Activities
  • Difficult words for advanced players

Christmas Carols and Songs

Silent Night

Away in a Manger

Deck the Halls

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Run Rudolph Run

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bells

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Here Comes Santa Claus

We Three Kings of Orient Are

Joy to the World

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Mary, Did You Know?

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

The Little Drummer Boy

Let It Snow

Winter Wonderland

Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Good King Wenceslas

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

White Christmas

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing in)

Little Donkey

Frosty the Snowman

"Ice skating" would be a great phrase to use in a game of Christmas charades. "Pine bows" would be a bit more difficult.

"Ice skating" would be a great phrase to use in a game of Christmas charades. "Pine bows" would be a bit more difficult.

Christmas Decorations and Objects

Mistletoe

Manger

Eggnog

Boughs of Holly

Ornaments

The North Pole

Stocking

Sugar Plums

Gingerbread House

Star of Bethlehem

Christmas Lights/Fairy Lights

Christmas Tree

Letter to Santa

Angel

Frankincense and Myrrh

Poinsettia

Cookies and Milk

Star

Wreath

Donkey

Bells

Gift Tags

Plum Pudding

Snow

Sleigh

Christmas Pudding

Presents

Candy Cane

Chimney

Tinsel

Silver Bells

Christmas Bonus

Candles

A group of Denman College students are playing a lively game of charades in this 1950s photo.

A group of Denman College students are playing a lively game of charades in this 1950s photo.

Classic Christmas Characters

Santa

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Donner

Saint Nicholas

Jesus

Prancer

Mrs. Claus

The Virgin Mary

Dancer

Frosty the Snowman

Joseph

Dasher

Three Wise Men

Angel Gabriel

Vixen

Ebenezer Scrooge

Blitzen

Cupid

Shepherd

Comet

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Christmas Movies

Miracle on 34th Street

Snowmen

Fred Claus

Elf

The Polar Express

Gremlins

Scrooged

Four Holidays

Bad Santa

Home Alone

Arthur Christmas

The Santa Clause

Home Alone 2

Christmas With the Kranks

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Noel

The Grinch

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

It's a Wonderful Life

A Christmas Carol

Unaccompanied Minors

Jingle All the Way

Surviving Christmas

Jack Frost

Stalking Santa

Christmas Story

The Nightmare Before Christmas

If your family tends to get a little too rambunctious around Christmas time, a lively game of charades might be the perfect outlet for all their extra holiday energy.

If your family tends to get a little too rambunctious around Christmas time, a lively game of charades might be the perfect outlet for all their extra holiday energy.

Christmas-Related Activities

Building a Snowman

Caroling

Christmas Shopping

Baking Cookies

Roasting Chestnuts

Kissing Under the Mistletoe

Trimming the Tree

Wrapping Presents

Going Sledding

Difficult Words for Advanced Players

Advent

Kris Kringle

December

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Capricorn

Nazareth

The Spirit of Christmas

Nativity

Elves

Comments

Lucy on December 21, 2019:

Not very good but I still had fun with family xxx

Caitlin on December 24, 2018:

Trying to play charades and I got great ideas from your website!

Anonymous on November 03, 2018:

great But it's CHRISTmas

-Anonymous on December 14, 2016:

I am glad that you have Jesus up there. LOL Because that is what CHRISTmas is all about.

Kristy Callan (author) from Australia on December 08, 2013:

Haha oops! Thanks for that Lynn, he's up there now.

Lynn on December 07, 2013:

You forgot to put Jesus on your list of people and characters. Oops!