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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?

A Merry Twist on a Classic Family Game

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 planning 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 NightAway in a MangerDeck 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

MistletoeMangerEggnog

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 StreetSnowmenFred 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.

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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!

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