Ahh Christmas. Holidays. Festive season. Non-religious time of being away from work and/or uni. Whatever you’re calling it, hopefully it resembles something of a break (salute to all you retail workers out there).
And during this most wonderful time, you’re often surrounded by family and friends and the drinks are flowing. So what better way to take your Chrissy celebrations from 0 to 100, with a couple of deadly festive drinking games? Round up a couple cousins/siblings/mates/relatives and crack out the booze. It’s about to get merry indeed.
This one’s pretty simple, and a good game to play post feed when you’re too stuffed to move. Grab a spare Santa hat that’s lying around and chuck it on the TV. You can stick a little cut out somewhere on the screen or drape it over the corner, it’s up to you. Now, chuck on your fave Christmas movie. Every time a character’s head lines up with the hat, take a drink. Bonus points if you choose a movie with a lot of crowd scenes. You’re sure to be celebrating Litmas in no time.
Love a bit of fam carolling time? Grab a group of people and sit in a circle with a drink (or a shot) in front of each player. One person starts off by singing the first line of a Christmas carol. The person to their left then has to sing the next line. Keep going around the circle until someone stuffs up, forgets the words or hesitates too long. Whoever messes up has to drink/take their shot. If you make it to the end of the song without any stuff ups, everyone gets celebration drinks!
Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer
You know the names of all of Santa’s reindeer? (Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen) Grab a bunch of people and set an action for each reindeer. Something like making a fist in front of your nose for Rudolf, or shooting an arrow for Cupid. Then one player starts by making eye contact with another player and saying the name of one of the reindeer. The other player then has to do the action. If they forget the action or take too long to do it, they drink. If they lose, they then become the caller and have to choose someone else. Bonus points for making the actions ridiculous as heck.
It’s not a drinking game list without the King of all drinking games. This festive take on Kings Cup is sure to be a hit. The premise is the same (deck of cards, cup in the middle, list of rules) but with a festive holiday spin. You can make up your own rules, or here’s a handy list. Who wouldn’t want to play festive Kings Cup with gran?
DIY Ultimate Christmas Day Drinking Game
This one only works if just a few people are in on it. Every family has a couple quirks that are bound to happen on Christmas day. Like an uncle falling asleep, or your mum freaking out about getting lunch out on time. Assign each thing a drink value, 1 sip, 2 sips, a shot etc. Every time something on the list happens you have to drink. Try to make it to the end of the day without anyone else catching on. If someone realises what you’re doing, all players have to finish their drink. Invite the person who caught you out to join in, or swear them to secrecy, and keep on playing.
There you have it folks. Play all of them, one of them, or a couple faves and have yourself a jolly holiday.
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