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15 best Christmas song games

Christmas songs and Christmas song games play a significant part in our Christmas parties, whether you are hosting a small party with your loved ones or throwing a big one. It would not be complete without the jingle of some evergreen Christmas songs. It is not just a matter of today, but Christmas carols have been a big part of Christmas for thousands of years and continue to be very significant. 

With Christmas carols comes the opportunity to play some fun games associated with them. This article will be stating some of the best Christmas song games that both the little ones and the adults will enjoy. These games are undoubtedly a lot of fun to play and will become the life of your party.

The word “carol” itself means dance or a song of joy and praise, precisely what most Christmas songs try to represent. These melodies, because of their lively music and lyrics, add a lot of joy to Christmas. Over time people have come with a lot of fun things to do on Christmas day and play Christmas song games, and it is that we are going to see in this article.

Top 15 Fun Christmas Song Games

15 fun Christmas song games

Christmas song games are prevalent around the world. They add to the enjoyment and joy during Christmas time. Below listed are a few  most popular ones that you should give a go this Christmas:

The Next Line

It is a fun and easy carol game. As evident from the name, the purpose of the game is to figure out the Christmas song line. Begin by making a chart of all the songs you would like to include in this game. Besides the name of the song, write down the clue line anywhere from the song. You can divide your guest into teams or play otherwise.

Each person will get up and tell the name of the song and sing the clue line, the one who guesses the next line and sings it will win a point. This game is easy to play for everyone and will get in the Christmas spirit for sure.

Christmas Song Title

This game is a straightforward one; however, it can be entertaining and festive. Start by dividing the people into two teams. Each team will get a list of songs but without their title. The list would include few lines of the song, and each time one person from the group would come up and sing the song, and the rest would have to name the Christmas song. You can include as many pieces as you like!

Christmas tune

Christmas tune

This game is a classic. If you have grown up watching Christmas song games on the television, you know what we are talking about. In this game, each team member has to guess the Christmas tune. The twist is that before playing the Christmas tune, each player claims that he/she could guess the song in how many notes.

The one who will predict the least amount of notes will be given a chance to guess the song; however, only the asked amount of notes will be played. If the participant is successful in thinking the song, he/she wins.

Mash-Up Game

If you have small children in your house, this game would be best to include them. In this Christmas song game, you have to make small teams; each team will have to prepare a mash-up of Christmas songs to sing and perform once prepared. You are free to use as many pieces as you like to create the mash-up. Each team will give an ample amount of time to be fully prepared, and then they will have to perform the mash-up in front of everyone.

Match that line

Much like “the next line,” match that line is also based on guessing different Christmas songs’ lines. It is basically as Christmas carol matching game where you start by preparing a game sheet for everyone. Make two columns; one with the name of the song and the other with one of its lines; the players would have to match the song’s line with its title. 

Mad Libs

Christmas night mad libs

It is like any other mad lib game, but it includes Christmas carols instead of the usual songs. Start by making a sheet with different song lyrics written on it and then replacing a word in each line with a blank space, and besides space, write whether the word is a noun, adjective, verb, etc. You can also make it more competitive and challenging by not including any hint.  

You can also play the game verbally if you like. Ask someone to be a host and divide the rest of the people into teams. The host will read the lines of the song but say blank instead of one or two words. The teams will then have to figure out the answer as quickly as they can. 

Guess The Christmas Carol

Guess the Christmas carol

It is an entertaining game that will add to your Christmas festivities.  The theme of this game is to guess a Christmas carol based on some given clues. These clues may include any hints on what the song is about, clues about the songwriter, or any well-known facts. You can write these clues on a piece of paper or a blackboard. For more fun, divide the people into teams and see who wins!

Dress Up On Christmas Carols

This game is best for the little ones. Although it needs a little more preparation than the rest, it is undoubtedly a lot of enjoyment. In this game, each kid will get a song, and they have to dress up according to the title of the song. It can be difficult for the kids to do on their own; that’s why pair them up with an adult and let their imagination bloom. When they are all dressed up, they have to give a small performance on the carol.

Ensure you prepare the props and costumes beforehand so that the dress-up does not take a lot of time and effort.

Synonym Game

Christmas synonym game

In this game, the Christmas songs’ names have been replaced with synonyms, alternative titles, or their descriptions. For instance, the song “O little town of Bethlehem” can be given the alternative name “petite birthplace.” Use the same technique to make a list of Christmas songs and then let them figure out the song.

Balloon pop

Out of all the Christmas song games, this one is our personal favorite. You can play this game with both children and adults. We will suggest you pair a kid with an adult to make the most out of it. Start by writing a word of a song title on a small piece of paper, fold it, and put it inside a balloon. Repeat the process of writing words and stuffing in the balloons a few times till the song title is completed. You can play this with as many songs and teams you plan on having.

After that, divide the people into teams and give each group a maximum of thirty seconds to pop the balloons and compile the words to guess the song title. For ease, divide each song into a different balloon color and assign each team its color. This game is guaranteed to be the most fun.

Caroling Backwards

For this game, plan to host a show where there are two teams and one host. Provide the host with a list of songs written backward. When the game starts, the host will sing the Christmas song backward, e.g., “All I want for Christmas is you” will change into “you is Christmas for want I all.” The teams will have to guess the song as quickly as possible. The one to first get the correct answer gets the point. To make it more fun, arrange some buzzer for the teams.

Opposite Christmas Carols

This Christmas song game is similar to the synonym game, but it uses the opposites, unlike the synonym game. Replace few words or all of them from the Christmas carol title and write them on a paper; for instance, “peanuts freezing in a closed fridge” will change into “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” Distribute the same list to all the participants, and the first one to guess all of them correctly wins the game.


Christmas carol Pictionary is just like the original Pictionary. Instead of random prompts, write Christmas songs on pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. Each person will have to pick a song and draw anything that will represent the song. You can also make teams and decide the prize for the winning team.

Word Power

Christmas word power

Christmas carol Pictionary is not only fun but also checks your Christmas carol memory. If you think you remember all the Christmas songs and want to challenge someone, this is your game. It can be an individual game and a team game, depending on how you want to play. Each person or team will be given a word that is popularly used in Christmas songs; they then have to name all the songs they could come up with that use this word. To make it more fun, ask your participants to sing one of the songs they listed.

Christmas Carol Karaoke

If you are mainly looking for lots of fun in a Christmas carol game, go for karaoke but with a twist. Write as many Christmas song names as you can on paper pieces and put them in a bowl. Each person will have to pick a song at random and then perform it with props’ help. This Christmas carol karaoke will create the more Christmassy atmosphere you are looking for.


Christmas carols games have become a significant part of Christmas today; if you’re looking to have some festive time with your family and friends on Christmas, you should try our 15 best Christmas song games. These games are a lot of fun, and the best thing about them is that they are for kids and adults; hence people of all ages can enjoy the Christmas vibe.

Make your Christmas loaded with enjoyment and entertainment by playing these carol games. If you haven’t already planned out any activities, it’s never too late. Pick your favorite Christmas song game right now and start preparing.

Write down in the comments below which Christmas song games are you most looking forward to playing. Also, let us know what other carol games you enjoy. 


What are the top 10 Christmas songs?

The top 10 most popular Christmas songs are:

  1. All I want for Christmas is you – Mariah Carey
  2. Fairy Tale of New York –The Pogues
  3. Just like Christmas –Low
  4. Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses
  5. Purple Snowflakes- Marvin Gaye
  6. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  7. This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
  8. Merry Xmas Everybody- Slade
  9. I wish it could be Christmas Everyday- Wizzard
  10. Christmas (Baby, please come home)- Darlene Love

What Christmas has the most popularity/view?

According to Billboard, the top Christmas song is “All I Want for Christmas is you” by Mariah Carey. This song was released in the year 1994. It became number one in many countries like Australia, Canada, France, the United States of America, and Germany. Many platforms like the New Yorker, Billboard, and Canadian top 100 have rated this song the top holiday song for many years. A new version of the song came out in 2011 featuring Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber.

What are some excellent Christmas games to play?

Christmas games are what makes Christmas so lively and interactive. Some of the most fun Christmas games to play are Christmas scavenger hunt, Christmas bingo, Christmas carol Pictionary, Name & Guess the Christmas carol, Christmas Charades, Christmas Trivia, etc.