Here is a sample Christmas Party ice breaker and conversational guide that is similar to the one found on page 38 of Christmas Party Games from Creative Youth Ideas.
You can use this icebreaker as a Christmas party game for adults, for youth, and for kids.
You can probably find this party game for Christmas everywhere on the internet but what I like is the discussion applications to help break the ice for some great conversations over the eggnog or punch.
Name of Party Game: Christmas Forward and Backward. When I played variations of this in youth group during other seasons, I called it Move to the Left or Right.
Energy level of Christmas Party Game: Low, using chairs in a line.
How to play: Move forward or backward depending on the criteria that is called. If someone is already occupying that chair, sit on their lap.
- Move forward if you are wearing green.
- If you like eggnog, move forward one chair
- If you plan to go to church on Christmas eve, move back one chair.
The actual resource of Christmas Party Games for Youth suggests 30 different criteria for this xmas party game. That should be enough to stir your creativity for more.
As a talking point, you can talk about moving forward or moving backward in life.
As you think about your relationships this past year, have you moved forward or backwards?
As you think about your spiritual life, have you moved forward or backwards?
Did you reach any goals you may have had at the beginning of the year for your spiritual life?
Then you can ask this an application:
Take a few moments to plan where you want to be spiritually at the end of next year.
- In relationships?
- In your education?
- In your career?
- In some personal goals?
- In your relationship to God?
This party game for Christmas can be a great ice breaker to start future conversations later over that bowl of eggnog. Your guests might volunteer with you 1-1 where they would like to grow spiritually later that year.
Read more about the resource of Christmas Party Games for Youth. It’s a better and more complete resource than my website.