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Christmas Day games play a pivotal role in making your office holiday celebration a resounding success. These games serve as the catalyst, uniting teams in the essence of enjoyment and togetherness, while simultaneously crafting enduring memories and nurturing a profound sense of unity. 

In this all-encompassing handbook, we've meticulously curated a collection of 22 captivating games that are guaranteed to inject your workplace festivities with enthusiasm and joy. 

From time-honored classics to groundbreaking concepts, these activities hold the promise of metamorphosing your Christmas gathering into an indelible experience. Explore the realm of Christmas Day games and unearth the ideal ones for your team!

12 Christmas Day games to play in the workplace

Here are 12 Christmas Day games to play in the workplace:

1. Christmas trivia

Prepare a list of Christmas-related trivia questions. Divide the employees into teams and take turns asking questions. Award points for correct answers. The team with the most points wins.

2. Gift wrapping relay

Set up a gift wrapping station with wrapping paper, tape, and bows. Divide employees into teams. Each team member takes turns wrapping a small gift. The catch is that they can only use one hand. The team that wraps their gift the fastest wins.

3. Christmas charades

Write down Christmas-related words or phrases on pieces of paper (e.g., "Santa Claus," "Frosty the Snowman," "Sleigh Ride"). Employees take turns acting out the word or phrase without speaking while their team tries to guess what it is.

4. Ornament decorating contest

Provide plain ornaments, along with various decorating supplies like paint, glitter, and stickers. Allow employees to get creative and decorate their own ornaments. Afterward, have a contest to vote for the best-decorated ornament.

5. Christmas pictionary

Prepare a list of Christmas-related words or phrases. Divide employees into teams. One member from each team takes a turn drawing a word or phrase (related to Christmas) without using letters or numbers. Their team must guess what it is within a time limit.

6. Stocking guessing game

Fill a stocking with small items related to the workplace or Christmas. Make a list of the items in the stocking. Show the stocking to employees for a brief period, then hide it. Employees take turns guessing what items are in the stocking based on the list provided.

7. Christmas bingo

Create bingo cards with Christmas-related items (e.g., reindeer, mistletoe, candy cane). Call out descriptions or show pictures, and employees mark off the corresponding item on their cards. The first person to get a line or full card shouts "Bingo!" and wins a prize.

8. Holiday scavenger hunt

Create a list of Christmas-themed items or clues that employees need to find around the workplace. Provide small prizes for those who successfully complete the scavenger hunt.

9. Christmas movie trivia

Compile trivia questions about popular Christmas movies. Teams take turns answering questions, and the team with the most correct answers wins. Consider including questions about classics like "It's a Wonderful Life" and modern favorites like "Elf."

10. Snowflake design contest

Provide employees with plain paper and craft supplies like scissors, glue, glitter, and colored paper. Encourage them to create their own unique snowflakes. Hold a contest to determine the most creative or intricate design.

Provide plain sugar cookies, icing, sprinkles, and other decorating supplies. Employees can get creative decorating their own holiday cookies. Offer prizes for the most festive and creative designs.

12. Christmas carol karaoke

Set up a karaoke station with a selection of popular Christmas songs. Employees can take turns singing their favorite holiday tunes. Encourage participation and create a cheerful atmosphere.

12 Christmas Day games to play with employees virtually

Here are 12 Christmas Day games to play with employees virtually:

1. Christmas cooking challenge

Have a virtual cooking competition where employees prepare a festive dish or dessert. They can share their recipes and cooking process via video call. Afterward, everyone can enjoy their creations together while discussing their cooking experiences.

2. Christmas around the world quiz

Create a quiz that explores different Christmas traditions from around the world. Include questions about customs, food, and celebrations in various countries. This can be a great way for employees to learn about different cultures.

3. DIY ornament workshop

Organize a virtual ornament-making session. Provide a list of simple materials (like paper, glue, scissors) and guide employees through creating their own unique ornaments. Show off the finished products during the call.

4. Virtual escape room

Arrange for a virtual escape room experience for your team. They'll work together to solve puzzles and complete challenges to "escape" within a time limit. This can be a fun and engaging team-building activity.

5. Online murder mystery game

Host a virtual murder mystery party where each participant plays a character and tries to solve the mystery. Send out character profiles and clues in advance. It's an interactive way for employees to collaborate and have fun.

6. Holiday talent show

Give employees the opportunity to showcase their talents in a virtual talent show. Whether it's singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or any other skill, it's a great way to celebrate individuality and creativity.

7. Santa's workshop scavenger hunt

Create a virtual scavenger hunt where employees search for items related to Santa's workshop. Provide clues or riddles to guide them to different virtual locations (websites, documents, etc.) where they can find the items.

8. Holiday home tour

Have employees give virtual tours of their decorated homes. They can show off their holiday decorations, share stories behind them, and even give a glimpse into their holiday traditions.

9. Guess the holiday song mashup

Create audio clips of two or more holiday songs mashed together. Play the clips during the virtual meeting and have employees guess the titles of the songs that were combined.

10. Christmas movie emoji quiz

Use emojis to represent scenes or plot points from popular Christmas movies. Employees have to guess the movie based on the emojis shown. It's a fun and visual way to test their holiday movie knowledge.

11. Digital gingerbread house decorating

Provide a digital platform or app that allows employees to virtually decorate their own gingerbread houses. They can choose from various decorations and designs. Share screenshots of their creations during the call.

12. Holiday storytelling circle

Have each employee contribute a sentence or paragraph to create a collaborative holiday story. Start with an opening line related to Christmas and take turns adding to the narrative until you have a festive story.

๐ŸŽ„ HOLIDAY spectacular: Let the talent shine!

๐ŸŒŸGather 'round, festive enthusiasts! It's time to light up our Christmas Day with a night of sensational talent, both in-person and virtually!

๐ŸŽ„ Get ready for the most jingle-tastic event of the season! ๐ŸŒŸ On Christmas Day, we're unwrapping a sack full of fun, laughter, and talent - both in the office and via virtual connection!

๐ŸŽ It's time to bring out your holiday spirit, complete with Santa hats and elf vibes! ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽฉ Form your teams, whether you're here in the office or joining us virtually, and get ready for a day of epic holiday performances!

๐Ÿ†Engage & Encourage:
๐ŸŒŸ We want to see your reindeer noses on Zoom! Encourage your colleagues to join in on the virtual fun, and don't forget to share your enthusiasm and best holiday acts!

๐ŸŽ At the end of our Holiday Talent Show, the team or individual who's wowed the most with their talent will be crowned the Holiday Champions!

๐Ÿฅ‡ They'll sleigh away with some awesome goodies, and of course, the cherished title of "Master of holiday cheer!"๐Ÿ…

๐ŸŽ…Let's make this Holiday Talent Show a winter wonder of entertainment and a cheer of chuckles! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ„

Dive into the Christmas gaming extravaganza with Xoxoday Empuls! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽ

1. Sparking the Christmas spirit on Xoxoday Empuls: Kick off the festive celebrations by creating a captivating post or banner on Xoxoday Empuls, infusing the platform with the magical essence of our Christmas gaming night. Notify all employees with a playful message, building excitement for this grand holiday event.

2. Crafting a festive hub: Within Empuls, create a dedicated space titled "Christmas gaming night spectacular." This lively hub will serve as the epicenter of our event, allowing participants to share festive snapshots, connect with fellow gamers, and stay updated on event details.

3. Jingle all the way to the event day: Utilize Empuls' notification features to send out cheerful reminders, ensuring everyone is prepared with their Christmas-themed attire. Set the tone for a night of holiday joy and friendly competition.

4. Adding a dash of festive competition: Harness the power of Empuls' point-based system to ignite the competitive spirit. Award points for successful gameplays, festive interactions (likes, comments), and sharing engaging Christmas content. Let the holiday competition begin!

5. Crowning the christmas champions: Through Empuls, unveil a festive leaderboard, showcasing the most spirited participants. This friendly competition will add an extra layer of holiday fun, encouraging everyone to engage wholeheartedly in the festive games.

6. Spreading christmas cheer with rewards: Empuls seamlessly integrates a stellar rewards system. As our Christmas Gaming Night concludes, shower the winners with Xoxoday points, giving them access to a treasure trove of Christmas experiences, gifts, and vouchers on the platform.

7. Hearing your jingle-bell feedback: After the event, turn to Empuls for valuable feedback. Conduct a brief survey or poll to discover what participants enjoyed, areas for potential enhancement, and ideas for future Christmas challenges.

8. Crafting a yuletide memory tapestry: Wrap up the festive celebration by creating a post or a digital album within Empuls. Capture the most cherished moments of our Christmas Gaming Night, creating a digital keepsake that serves as a heartwarming reminder of the joyous festivities and the bonds that unite us.

With the enchanting touch of Xoxoday Empuls, our Christmas Gaming Night promises to be a magical, unforgettable experience that resonates with each and every one of us. Get ready for a night of laughter, holiday spirit, and cherished memories! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ†


With a diverse selection of 22 engaging games at your disposal, your workplace celebration is bound to be a resounding success. From traditional favorites to fresh and inventive ideas, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

So go ahead, infuse your holiday gathering with excitement and laughter, and make this Christmas a truly unforgettable event for your team. 

Happy celebrating!

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