It’s almost the end of term and the start of Christmas parties. Get your friends and family off-their-face drunk at Christmas and New Year with these drinking games!
Wear the Santa Hat:
I saw this one on Twitter last Christmas and am yet to trial and test the game, but it did make me giggle. Place a Santa hat onto the corner of the television and every time someone ‘wears’ the hat, drink. Other variations may include sticking a little fake mustache on the tele.
Movie Drinking Games:
Put on your favourite Christmas film and drink every time a particular word/phrase is said or every time a character does a particular action. For example, if you were watching ELF, drink every time:
- Buddy mentions “Christmas cheer“
- Buddy says “Santa”
- Buddy eats candy
- Buddy eats something he shouldn’t (like a cotton ball)
- Anyone starts singing
- Buddy and Jovi share “a moment”
- Buddy talks to an animated character
- People look at Buddy like he’s crazy
- Maple syrup appears onscreen
- Buddy mentions the North Pole
- We see the Gimbles sign
- Walter does something coal-worthy
- Buddy decorates for Christmas
- Jovi rolls her eyes
- Walter gets angry at Buddy
(these rules are from bustle.com)
This is one we play at our annual family NYE party. Buy a regular box of jenga blocks and then divide them into two halves. Leave half of the blocks blank and write a dare on each of the other half, you can make these as tame or as wild as you wish. Then mix the blocks together and build a jenga tower. Play jenga as you would usually, however the person that removes a block that has a dare written on it has to complete the dare before placing the block ontop of the tower.
Start as you mean to go on this Christmas and bring the drinking games to Christmas morning. I read this game on Hexjam.com and it’s similar to the movie games whereby you drink every time someone says/does something specific. On Christmas Day, drink whenever:
- Someone doesn’t really understand the gift.
- An exchange is clearly unequal.
- Someone suggests keeping the wrapping paper.
- Someone fakes liking a gift.
- Someone asks for a receipt.
- Someone doesn’t bother to hide the fact they hate their gift.
- Somebody says “Merry Christmas!”
Similarly, there’s the Dysfunctional Family Drinking Game (more.com):
Sip your drink if…
- You receive a backhanded compliment
- Someone is wearing a Christmas hat or antlers
- Someone asks you about your relationship status
- Someone asks, “How old are you now?”
- A child annoys you
Chug your drink if…
- Someone arrives late
- Anything breaks
- There are any bodily functions (burps, vomit, passes gas)
Finish your drink if…
- Someone blatantly criticizes you
- Someone spills their drink