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Christmas Drinking Games That’ll Rock Your Jingle Bells


Remember when you were a kid and Christmas was the best day of the year? You laid out cookies and milk for Santa before going to bed, and you were jumping out of bed before the sun rose, begging to open all your presents on Christmas morning. But times have changed. Fast forward a few years and now it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed before noon, the presents from Santa aren’t nearly as cool, and the only plus side of the holiday is you’re allowed to drink hard alcohol before 5pm and nobody looks at you like you have a drinking problem. To add a little more fun to the festivities, here are some of the drinking games you can play throughout the day.


This is the most inconspicuous of all the drinking games because you can play it by yourself or if you include others, and either way you’re not going to attract too much attention. The rules are pretty simple: each player chooses a buzzword like “Santa,” “Ho ho ho” or “Rudolph” and every time that word is said, the person whose buzzword it is has to take a shot.

Christmas Carols

This game can get pretty loud pretty quickly, so it’s best if you’re playing this in a setting where being obliterated is socially acceptable. First, gather up everyone who wants to play and get a couple shot of glasses and bottles of liquor and sit in a circle. It doesn’t matter who starts, but the first person will sing the first line of a Christmas carol of their choice and then the person next to them has to sing the next line and so on and so forth until somebody messes up. The person who messes up has to take a shot and start the next Christmas carol.

A Christmas Story

If you don’t watch this movie on Christmas or Christmas Eve, there must be something wrong with you. It’s a classic. Plus there’s always a 24-hour marathon of it on TNT, so there’s no excuse not to watch it. Turn it into a drinking game by taking a shot every time someone says “Christmas,” “Red Rider BB Gun,” or “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Bonus points if you can make it through the full 24 hours of this movie while playing this game.


A great party starter game, and if you don’t know how to play you can learn how to here. Instead of doing hand signals, you can use Christmas words or all of Santa’s Reindeer’s names to keep it festive.

Loser has to chug eggnog.

Or deep throat a giant candy cane.

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COED Writer