Christmas Word Puzzle, Word Search Printables

Updated on December 18, 2014

Christmas Word Search Puzzles

Word games are a lot of fun for both children and adults, and a themed word search can be the perfect activity for the Christmas season.

To that end, I've collected some great printable Christmas word searches that you can download and print for free.

For those who may not know, a printable is an online coloring or activity page that can be printed out for immediate use. The Christmas word puzzle printables offered here come in a variety of difficulty levels, so that there are options appropriate for children and adults. Word searches meant for children incorporate pictures in the margins, which help retain the interest of children, while those meant for adults are usually larger and contain overlapping and backward words.

Printable Word Search Game for Children in Shape of Snowman


The snowman shape with holly and eyes will delight children. The limited space makes this word search a little easier to do, so this is perfect for elementary school students. Let the children choose which color they want to circle their words in, and they will be sure to have a good time.

"12 Days of Christmas" Word Search

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"12 Days of Christmas" Word Search. Click on thumbnail to reveal answers.
"12 Days of Christmas" Word Search. Click on thumbnail to reveal answers.
"12 Days of Christmas" Word Search. Click on thumbnail to reveal answers.

Here is a terrific Christmas theme for a word search game—"The 12 Days of Christmas." Each gift is hidden in the grid of letters.

Since most people know the song, you could even do it without the word bank. If you are doing this puzzle as a group activity, the answer key in the second thumbnail will allow you to check the worksheets quickly.

Hard Holiday Word Search

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Hard holiday word search. Click on thumbnail to reveal answers.Hard holiday word search answers.
Hard holiday word search. Click on thumbnail to reveal answers.
Hard holiday word search. Click on thumbnail to reveal answers.
Hard holiday word search answers.
Hard holiday word search answers.

Though word searches are never truly challenging, some things that can make them more difficult are a larger grid, shorter words, and words that are written backward. This word search has all of those factors, and fun holiday words to boot, making it perfect for older children or adults.

Christian Christmas Word Search


Lastly, for those who desire a longer, more challenging game, here is a Christmas word search with a long list of words to find.

Print out enough for the family or group of friends, and compete against one another by racing to complete the search.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully you were able to find a word search here that suits your needs. If not, search online for the phrase "word puzzle Christmas printables" or "crossword puzzle Christmas printables" for other types of word games or activities. Happy holidays!

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        Anna Christie 

        3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

        Thanks for these great printable puzzles for christmas


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