Christmas Games

Getting the family together for the holidays is not just about food, drinks and music anymore. People want to be entertained at a party. We have pulled together some FREE CHRISTMAS GAMES for you and your family to enjoy as you knock back the eggnog! CHRISTMAS PARTY GAMES are good for smaller groups as well as larger ones, and will add to the joy and fun of getting together, making your gathering memorable this holiday season. Some of these games are good for gift or ornament exchanges.


This Christmas Hershey’s Kisses Memory Matching Game is easy to play and fun for all ages. The rules are simple, the setup is quick, and there isn’t a ton of explanation required!

Plus, you get to eat chocolate. Yum!

Materials Needed:

A bag of Hershey's Kisses chocolate candy, a large piece of paper, a pen and a Sharpie marker, and a pack of round color coding labels

. 2-4 Players

. 1 large bag of Hershey’s Kisses

. 1 pack of ¾-inch round stickers

. 1 piece of paper

. 1 pen or pencil

. 1 Sharpie marker with a fine-point tip

Getting Started:

  1. Make a list of Christmas-themed objects or words. You can use a pen or pencil and a piece of paper to keep track of them. Reference our list at the bottom of this page if you need some ideas!

  2. Set aside an even number of Hershey’s Kisses. If you have more players, you’ll want to use more Hershey’s Kisses.

  3. Set aside the same number of ¾-inch round stickers. The number of stickers you set aside should be equal to the number of Hershey’s Kisses you are using for the game.

  4. Write the words or draw the items from the list of Christmas-themed objects you made earlier on the stickers using a Sharpie marker. You should write or draw each item on two stickers before moving onto the next item.

  5. Attach each of the stickers to the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss.

  6. Set the Hershey’s Kisses upright on a flat, solid surface and shuffle them around the table. You’re now ready to play!

How To Play:

. Take turns flipping two Kisses, reading the words aloud or naming the picture on the bottom.

. When the word or picture on both Kisses match, the player keeps them. If they do not match, the player puts them back where they were.

. Whoever makes a match “wins” the pair of Kisses and may go again. A player’s turn ends when they do not make a match.

. Play until all of the Kisses have been won!

Christmas Word Ideas:

We’ve put together a short list of Christmas-themed words for you to reference below. Try coming up with a few of your own, and have fun!

  1. Snow

  2. Santa

  3. Noel

  4. Elf

  5. Bells

  6. Gift

  7. Love

  8. Frosty

  9. Grinch

  10. Xmas

  11. Snowman

  12. Box

  13. Ornament

  14. Kiss

  15. Candle

  16. Tree

  17. Klaus

  18. Carol

  19. Sing

  20. Joy

  21. Coal

  22. Holly

  23. Toy

  24. Star

  25. Sled

  26. Cookie

  27. Eggnog

  28. Wreath

  29. Heart

  30. Candy

Written by Dianne Weller