We're in the thick of it now - the holiday season. And what are the holidays without Christmas parties? Some of us gather for a family party. Then there are those wild and crazy office parties. No matter which way you party, there are usually games involved.

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Good Housekeeping recently shared a list of festive games for the holidays. Some of these are old classics, and others are new and fun with a twist. If you're looking to add some extra spice to your party, look no further. These are sure to put a smile on your face.


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Ornament Guess Game

It's easy and fun at the same time. When guests come through the door, have them guess how many ornaments are on your tree. The person that guesses the closest wins a special gift.

The Caroling Challenge

This one is great for a home or office party. With everyone sitting in a circle, one person starts a line from a Christmas carol, the person to the right has to sing the next line, and so on.

Win It In a Minute Snowman Game

We play this one every year. Set a timer for one minute and see who can build the most marshmallow snowmen. If it's too easy and you have chopsticks on hand, give those a try.

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Plastic Wrap Ball Game

This one has gained popularity over the years. Make a giant plastic wrap ball and layer in little items like gift cards, treats and more. Pass the ball along or roll dice to decide turns.

Physical Gift Wrapping Challenge

This is a fun one. Divide your guests into two teams. See which team can wrap a gift the fastest - and most neatly. If you're looking for a challenge, wear oven mitts.

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Photo: Canva

Ugly Sweater Contest

A tried and true favorite. Whoever shows up in the ugliest sweater receives a prize.

Games make any party better, and these are just a few examples I'm sure will make everyone merry. If you're looking for even more game ideas, a great resource is Readers Digest.

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