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111 Merry Christmas Words for Charades and Other Word Games

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Tatiana loves holidays and the traditions (and meals) associated with them.

Playing word games is a great way to celebrate holidays with family and friends.

Playing word games is a great way to celebrate holidays with family and friends.

There’s something so magical about the winter season. Perhaps it’s the wonderland created by children in the snow, or maybe it’s the cold that brings people closer. Or, how about the holidays that fall in the wintertime, namely Christmas?

Ahh yes, during Christmas time love is in the air! What better time to gather together with family for good food, presents, and games? While children enjoy opening their presents from Santa Claus on this glorious day, parents sit idly by sipping hot coffee and smiling with joy at the sight of their children's’ faces lighting up brighter than any Christmas tree. Yes, Christmas is magical, indeed!

With so much to do and see around Christmas, what’s not to love about it? Here are some Christmas-themed words you can use when playing charades or other word games with family and friends this holiday season.

Santa Claus

Blitzen

Milk and cookies

Buddy the Elf

Mrs. Claus

Chimney

Naughty List

Christmas Eve

North Pole

Coal

Prancer

Comet

Presents

Cupid

Reindeer

Dancer

Rudolph

Dasher

Saint Nicholas

Donner

Santa Claus

Elves

Sleigh

Grinch

Stocking stuffers

Ho Ho Ho

Toy sack

Jolly

Vixen

Kris Kringle

Wishlist

Letters to Santa

Workshop

You can turn almost any word game into a Christmas game by using holiday-themed words.

You can turn almost any word game into a Christmas game by using holiday-themed words.

Deck the Halls

Angel

Holly

Baubles

Lights

Bells

Mistletoe

Bough

Ornaments

Candles

Poinsettias

Candy Canes

Star

Christmas tree

Stockings

Garland

Tinsel

Gingerbread house

Wreath

There are so many aspects of the Holiday season that Christmas-themed words are plentiful.

There are so many aspects of the Holiday season that Christmas-themed words are plentiful.

Christmas Traditions

Christmas caroling

Secret Santa

Advent calendar

Sleigh ride

Christmas cards

The Christmas Story

Christmas dinner

Tree Lighting

Dirty Santa

T'was the night before christmas

Fruitcake

Ugly Christmas eweater party

Gift exchange

White elephant

Making Christmas cookies

Yankee swap

Roasting chestnuts

Yule log

Bingo, charades, word-searches, and word scrambles are just a few of the games you can adapt with a Christmas theme.

Bingo, charades, word-searches, and word scrambles are just a few of the games you can adapt with a Christmas theme.

Birth of Jesus

Bethlehem

Manger

Census

Mary

Frankincense

Myrrh

Gabriel

Nativity

Gold

Shepherds

Inn

Star of Bethlehem

Jesus

Swaddling clothes

Joseph

Wise Men

Judea

Virgin

Games are an awesome way to switch up your routine so you don't get too bogged down by all the presents and good food.

Games are an awesome way to switch up your routine so you don't get too bogged down by all the presents and good food.

Snow Day

Blizzard

Olaf

Chill

Scarf

Cold

Skiing

December

Sledding

Frost

Snow angels

Frosty

Snow cones

Frozen

Snow day

Hot cocoa

Snowballs

Ice

Snowboarding

Ice Skating

Snowflakes

Icicles

Snowman

Igloo

White Christmas

Jack Frost

Winter

Mittens

Winter Wonderland

Fun Christmas Word Games

With so much going on around the holiday season, there are bound to be many words and concepts that are strongly associated with the holiday. With these words, you can create even more fun things to do! So, whether you’re a teacher or a stay-at-home mom, there are plenty of word games and activities to be made!

  • SANTA or JESUS Whether you’re celebrating in tradition or in religion, there’s a good ol’ spin-off of BINGO you can play! Rather than using numbers, you would fill in Christmas words (or pictures for sight). For example, in the game of JESUS, you could draw a card that says “E lamb” rather than “E 18.”
  • Word Searches: Everyone is pretty familiar with how to do these, so just theme one with a Christmas word bank and let everyone have at it!
  • Word Scrambles: If word games are your thing, then try mixing it up a bit, literally! Word scrambles really make people think, and you can even make one in such a way that you take one or two letters from each answer, and have one additional word to unscramble, perhaps answering some kind of joke or riddle!
  • Crossword Puzzles: Christmas crossword puzzles make a fun busy activity for kids so as long as they are not too difficult for the age!
  • Christmas Charades: Feeling like acting? Charades is fun, and adding Christmas themes is even better! Act out words that are related to Christmas and see how many people can guess.

Christmas shouldn’t be all about presents. It should also be about gathering with family and celebrating each other (and the birth of Jesus, if you're Christian). Also, it’s a great idea to use this as a time for educating through fun with the aforementioned word games! Christmas words can bring as much joy as Christmas morning!

You can make it all really fun by getting the whole family involved in a game, adding prizes,or racing against a timer. If you are all fans of the white elephant gift exchange game, you can use a fun and quick word game as a way to determine who gets to go first!

Comments

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on December 04, 2019:

These words would be useful to bloggers who might attempt an A to Z theme for December.

cimpo on December 19, 2018:

not a lot of words