Christmas Minute To Win It Games

How many parties do you have on your calendar for this Holiday season? It can get a little crazy with family, school, and friend parties, especially if you are the one who is in charge! We have your back!  Christmas Minute to Win it Games are the perfect solution! They are easy to set up and most of the supplies you already have around your house! Let’s get started!



Gingerbread Man

Supplies: gingerbread man cookies

How to play:

  1. Place a gingerbread man cookie on the forehead of each player.
  2. Each player needs to move the gingerbread man down their face and into their mouth without using anything but the movement of their face.
  3. First one with the cookie in their mouth, wins!!!


Candy Cane Hook Up

Supplies: candy canes, and baskets for each player

How to play:

  1. Make a pile of candy canes in the middle of the table.
  2. Each player will have one candy cane to put in their mouth.
  3. Each player must use the candy cane hook to pick up the other candy canes, (you can’t use your hands). 
  4. The player with the most candy canes in their basket, after 1 minute, wins!


Whipped Cream Christmas Tree

Supplies: 2 to 3 cans of whipped cream for each player, and paper plates.

How to play:

  1. Each player has 1 minute to make the tallest Christmas tree without it falling over!

Christmas Box Race

Supplies” Christmas boxes and ornaments

How to play:

  1. Place several ornaments in the middle of the table.
  2. Each player will be given a Christmas box.
  3. Using the box as a fan, each player will see how many ornaments they can push off the table in 1 minute. The player with the most ornaments wins!


Snowball Fight

Supplies: white paper.

How to play:

  1. Place a dividing line in the middle of the room.
  2. Players or teams will need to wad up the white paper and have a snowball fight.
  3. The player or team who has the least number of snowballs on their side after 1 minute is the winner!



Supplies: cotton balls or red pom poms, Vaseline, and bowls.

How to play:

  1. Each player puts a dab of Vaseline on the end of their nose.
  2. Players have 1 minute to transfer the pom poms to another bowl using only their nose.
  3. Player with the most  cotton balls at the end of one minute is the winner.

Oh Christmas Tree

Supplies: garland or toilet paper

How to play:

  1. Each team has two players.
  2. Choose one person to be the Christmas tree.
  3. Each team has one minute to wrap the “tree” in garland/toilet paper.
  4. The tree that has the most amount of garland/toilet paper after 1 minute wins!


Hot Chocolate Frenzy:

Supplies: Mini marshmallows, hot chocolate and mini cups

How to play:

  1. Each player will have a small cup of marshmallows and a cup of hot chocolate.
  2. The object of the game is to eat all the marshmallows and drink the hot chocolate before the minute is up!

Want to Build A Snowman?

Supplies: marshmallows

How to play:

  1. Each player will see how many snowmen they can build in 1 minute!


Jingle All the Way

Supplies: empty tissue boxes, little jingle bells, and duct tape.

How to play:

  1. Fill an empty tissue box with bells and tape the tissue box to the player’s behind.
  2. The player needs to shake out all the bells from the tissue box before the minute is up!

Oh Christmas Tree

Supplies: plastic cups

How to play:

  1. Each player has 1 minute to stack cups into a pyramid shape (or Christmas tree).
  2. Then unstack them using only 1 hand.

Red and Green

Supplies: Red and green candy, and bowls.

How to play:

  1. Have filled bowls mixed with red and green candy.
  2. Make sure to have the same number of pieces in each bowl.
  3. Each player will need to separate the red and green candy in 1 minute ( 1 candy at a time).
  4. Label the bowls with a red sign and a green sign, so they know what bowl to place the candy in.


Gingerbread House

Supplies: graham crackers, icing, and a paper plate for each player.

How to play:

  1. Players have 1 minute to build a gingerbread house.
  2. The tallest house wins!

Christmas Slopes

Supplies: Christmas cards.

How to play: 

  1. Set Christmas cards up on the table, like a tent.
  2. Players must blow the Christmas cards across the table and onto the floor.
  3. The player who knocks off the most cards in 1 minute wins!


Wreath Toss

Supplies: Christmas wreaths and laundry baskets

How to play:

  1. Get cheap Dollar Store wreaths and have the players try to toss them into a laundry basket across the room.
  2. The player with the most wreaths in the basket, wins!

Christmas Word Challenge

Supplies: Scrabble tiles

How to play:

  1. Using the scrabble tiles, see how many Christmas words each player can come up with in a minute! They can only use one hand to spell out the words.
  2. The player with the most complete words, wins!

It’s Snowing

Supplies: plastic spoons, cotton balls, and bowls.

How to play:

  1. Each player will have a plastic spoon and a bowl full of cotton balls.
  2. On the other side of the room, have a empty bowl for each player.
  3. Players must race to get the cotton balls from the bowl full of cotton balls to the empty bowl on the other side of the room.
  4. They can only use the spoon to transport the cotton balls. They can’t use their hands to hold the cotton ball in place.
  5. If the cotton ball falls, they need to leave it and go back and get another one.



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