Free Printable Christmas Charades: A Fun Holiday Game

Use this Christmas charades printable to break the ice at your next holiday season party. The printable includes a Christmas charades list and blank cards to make your own. 

Looking for more awesome free printables for Christmas? I’ve got Printable Christmas stories, and printable festive Christmas games like, What’s on Your Phone Christmas EditionSanta SaysChristmas Scavenger Hunt, (and to purchase) a fun Name the Christmas songs game, and Christmas Don’t Eat Pete.

Christmas is a time for gathering with loved ones and creating lasting memories. One easy activity that never fails to bring joy and laughter to the festivities is playing charades. And now, with our free printable Christmas charades cards, you can take your holiday celebrations to the next level. In this blog post, we will explore what printable Christmas charades is all about and why you’ll love this fun and interactive game.

Why You’ll Love This Free Printable

Endless Entertainment: Printable Christmas charades offers endless entertainment for all ages. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or a holiday party with friends, this fun game is sure to keep everyone engaged and entertained. From acting out popular Christmas movies to mimicking holiday traditions, the possibilities are endless.

Easy to Prepare: Our printable Christmas charades cards are incredibly easy to prepare. Simply download and print the cards, cut them out, and you’re ready to play. No need to spend hours coming up with charades ideas or writing them on scraps of paper. With our printable, everything is conveniently laid out for you.

Variations for Using the Printable Christmas Charades

There are several variations you can try when using the printable Christmas charades cards. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Team Charades: Divide your group into teams and team members take turns acting out the charades. The first person or first team that has the correct guess earns a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Time Challenge: Set a timer for each charade and see how many your team can guess correctly within a certain time limit. This adds an element of excitement and urgency to the game.

Pictionary: Use the charades word list and cards to play pictionary as a way to dual purpose the free printable cards with Christmas words. 

Common Questions about Printable Christmas Charades:

Can I customize the charades cards? Absolutely, there are some cards that are left blank so you can personalize your own printable Christmas charades cards. Print as many copies as you like and get creative with your own holiday charades.

How many players can participate in the game? Printable Christmas charades can be played with as few as two players or as many as you like. The more players, the more fun and laughter! Evenly split players into two teams.

How to Use the Printable Christmas Charades:

Using the free Christmas charades printable is simple and straightforward. Here’s how to get in on the Christmas fun:

  1. Download and print the charades cards by entering your email below and the file will be sent right to your inbox.
  2. Cut out the cards along the provided lines.
  3. Shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile.
  4. Divide your group into teams or play individually.
  5. Take turns selecting a card and acting out the word or phrase without speaking.
  6. The other players or teams must guess the word or phrase within a certain time limit.
  7. Continue playing until all the cards have been used or until you decide to end the game.

Where to Play this fun printable Christmas Game:

Need a last minute Christmas party games? This fun Christmas time game can be played just about anywhere you would play holiday party games, but here are some ideas to spread the holiday spirit with a fun spin on Charades:

  • Christmas parties
  • Family gatherings
  • Office parties
  • Classroom parties
  • Church parties

How to Play Charades:

Charades is a classic game that has been enjoyed for generations. Here’s a quick overview of how to play:

  • Divide your group into teams or play individually.
  • Select a person to be the actor for the first round.
  • The actor silently acts out a word or phrase using gestures, facial expressions, and body movements.
  • The other players or teams must guess the right answer, word, or phrase within a certain time limit.
  • If the correct answer is guessed, the actor’s team earns a point.
  • Rotate the actor role to the next person or team and continue playing.


Don’t forget a fun small gift, it is the perfect way to commemorate the winner or winning team. Here are a list of creative ideas you could give winners and increase the holiday spirit.

  • gift cards
  • card games
  • jigsaw puzzle
  • candy canes
  • gingerbread house kit
  • hot chocolate bombs
  • Christmas candy
  • cash
  • puzzle game
  • white elephant gifts
  • non-candy treats
  • snow globe
  • basically any holiday items

How to Use the fun Christmas game printable:

Getting started with the free printable Christmas Charades Game is easy. Follow these tips for printing and playing:

  1. Download and Print: Download the printable game cards (download link below) and print them on standard letter-sized paper. Ensure your printer is set to high-quality printing for optimal clarity.
  2. Laminate for Durability: Consider laminating the charade cards or placing them in sheet protectors to make them reusable for future holiday gatherings.
  3. Gather Participants: Invite friends and family to join in the fun. The more, the merrier!
  4. Create a Festive Atmosphere: Set the mood with holiday decorations, background music, and perhaps some Santa hats to enhance the overall experience.

Other Activities to Pair with This Game:

  1. Gift Exchange games or white elephant gift exchange.
  2. Other christmas party games such as Christmas Bingo, Christmas Scavenger hunts, printable card games, and more.
  3. Hot Cocoa Bar
  4. Opening Christmas gifts

My favorite Printable Supplies:

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  • Printer: I love my HP home Printer, it prints beautifully everytime no matter what projects I am working on.
  • Paper: Depending on the durability you want with your printables, consider printing on white card stock or high quality paper.
  • Laminator: For printables you are planning to use over and over again, simply laminate and use dry erase markers to mark up the printables.

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Please remember printables are for personal use only.

Printable Christmas charades is a fantastic addition to your holiday celebrations. It brings people together, sparks laughter, and creates unforgettable moments. With our free printable Christmas charades ideas cards, you have everything you need to host a memorable game night. So gather your loved ones, download the printable, and let the fun begin!

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I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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