November 25, 2016

You’ll love our 7 Awesome office christmas party games for 2016

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For us, Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year! It's a time when we get to kick back and unwind after a year of hard work, spending time with family, friends, and coworkers. It's what makes Christmas parties one of our favorite events of the year.

What makes our City Nights Disco Christmas parties so much fun? Why, it's the office Christmas party games, of course! Games make it fun to compete with coworkers, promoting both a healthy spirit of competition while bringing coworkers closer together and boosting morale. A morale boost is definitely one of the best ways to improve performance.

If you want some great Christmas office party ideas, you're in luck: we've got a few office Christmas party games you can play at your party. These games are a fun way for your employees to relax, and you'll find they will kick your office Christmas party up a notch. You'll have everyone laughing, cheering, and having a great time with our game ideas below.

Candy Canes

Try this awesome Christmas version of the classic game of "Spoons".

  • Cost: £10-£20
  • What you'll need: 1 candy cane per player, plus 1 deck of cards per 6-10 players
  • Number of Players: 6-10 per table, as many tables as you want

Have everyone sit in a circle around the table, and place a candy cane in the middle of the table for each person. Now remove one candy cane—one less cane than players.

Give each person four cards. Place the deck in front of one player, and have them draw cards from the deck one at a time. They can only have four cards at once, so they must discard the cards they don't want. The discarded cards go around the table clockwise.

The goal of the game is to get four of the same number. The first person to get four snags a candy cane. Once the first candy cane is taken, everyone else can grab one as well. The person who doesn't get a candy cane is "out".

Christmas Movie Drinking Game

What could be more fun than drinking to a classic Christmas movie?

Cost: However much you'll spend on a few bottles of liquor for the game.

What You'll Need: 1 classic Christmas movie (How the Grinch Stole Christmas is most fun), shot glasses for all participants

Number of Players: As many as you want.

  • Cost: However much you'll spend on a few bottles of liquor
  • What you'll need: 1 classic Christmas movie
  • Number of Players: As many as you want

The rules of the game are simple: everyone sits around and enjoys watching the classic Christmas movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Every time there is a word invented by Dr. Seuss, everyone takes a shot. See how many people can make it through the movie!

Santa Claus sitting in rocking chair near Christmas Tree at home and watching tv or home theater wearing 3d glasses and holding remote control

Christmas Trivia

See who has the best memory for all things Christmas.

You can divide the players into teams or have everyone play on their own.

Print out a list of Christmas trivia questions, such as:

  • Who got run over by a reindeer?
  • What are the names of Santa's reindeer?
  • What do bad children get for Christmas?
  • and so on…

You want at least 20-30 Christmas trivia questions.

Give each participant a pen and paper. Ask each of the questions, and give everyone 10-20 seconds to come up with the answers before moving on.

The winners are the ones who can answer the most questions correctly.

Who Am I? Christmas Edition

This is a fun way to encourage mingling, Christmas-style!

  • Cost: A few pounds for papers and tape.
  • What you'll need: 1 piece of paper for every guest, plus a piece of tape to stick the paper to their backs.
  • Number of Players: From 20-100

Before the party, write down the names of Christmas characters on pieces of paper. Try to have one piece of paper per guest. As the guests enter, stick the pieces of paper to their backs. As they mingle, they have to find out who they are. Their fellow guests are allowed to answer questions but can't tell them directly who they are.

At the end of the night, see who has figured out who they are. They are the winners and receive a small prize (goodie bag or treat of some sort).

Wrap Race

See who's got that hidden present-wrapping skill in this head to head race!

  • Cost: £50-£75
  • What you'll need: A standard-sized box (shoe boxes work wonderfully) or randomly sized items, enough wrapping paper and tape for all the gifts, ribbon, and scissors
  • Number of Players: 2-3 players per team, up to 8 teams

The rules are simple: the first team to wrap their box wins!

You can do it one of two ways:

  • 1. Have a standard-sized item for each team (like a shoe box)
  • 2. Have an odd-shaped item for each team

The goal is the game is for the teams to wrap their presents as neatly as possible, but as quickly as possible. This includes the classic ribbon and bow.

The winner is the team that gets the present wrapped most quickly.

Stocking Surprise

Who's got the keenest senses? Find out with this game!

  • Cost: £10-£100 for small assorted items and stockings
  • What you'll need: 1 stocking per team, plus a random gift item to be placed within
  • Number of Players: 2-3 players per team, 8-12 teams

Place a random gift items into a stocking, and give a stocking to each team. The teams are to guess what's inside without looking or squeezing the stocking. They have to touch, feel, and shake the stocking to figure it out. Once they think they know what it is, they have to agree on their answer before writing it down on a piece of paper.

If they get it right, they get to the keep the item within the stocking.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Game

The best of the office Christmas party games: the ugliest wins!

  • Cost:
  • What you'll need: Nothing more than an ugly christmas sweater
  • Number of Players: as many as you want

This is a game that will have your employees in stitches!

Weeks before the office Christmas party, tell them to bring the ugliest, most garish, most colorful Christmas sweater they can find.

On the day of the party, have a "fashion show", with each guest writing down commentary for the DJ to read out as they model their sweater.

After the fashion show, have everyone vote on which sweaters they think are the ugliest. Have a Top 5, as well as the #1 ugliest sweater of all. The winners get to take home a prize.


These are some of our favorite office Christmas party games, and they can turn any work party into one heck of a hilarious event. If you're looking for the best Christmas office party ideas, you'll definitely want to check out our games.

Want to make your Christmas party a success? Let us help! City Nights Disco is here to kick things up a notch, and we'll bring office Christmas party games, music, entertainment, and more to ensure your employees have one heck of a good time. We offer everything from DJ services to music equipment to the best venues in London. We'll do our best to help you and your company end the Christmas holidays with a bang.

Got any more game ideas you think deserve a place on this list? Drop a comment below and let us know…

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