5 Fun Holiday Drinking Games

5 Fun Holiday Drinking Games

Keep your spirits bright this festive season with these fun drinking games.

Ho ho ho and a bottle of Rum. The holidays are almost in full swing and it’s time to put on your Christmas hat, pour your favourite summer drink, and enjoy the Festive Season with loved ones.

To make your holiday parties and get-togethers that much more fun this festive season, we have put together a selection of drinking games to ensure all your guests have a great time and remain in the festive spirit.

1. Drunken Carolling

We thought we’d start off the list with something more festive. Drunken carolling is a must for all the Christmas carol fans out there. It is also a great game the whole family can enjoy. It can get pretty loud so make sure your neighbours love carols too.

What you need:
  • Shot glasses
  • A few bottles of liquor
How to play:

First, gather up everyone who wants to play and get a couple of shot glasses and bottles of liquor and sit in a circle. It doesn’t matter who starts, but the person chosen to start 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.

2. Most Likely

This is a great game to play with close friends and family as it challenges how well you know the group.

What you need:
  • A glass of your favourite drink

The group sits in a circle and asks a ‘most likely’ question. For example, “Who would be most likely to arrive last to a Christmas party?” After counting to three, everyone points at a person who they think is most likely to do so. The person who has the maximum number of fingers pointed at them, drinks as many sips.

3. True or False Storytime

This is a great game to let your creative juices flow and also a good way to learn a few silly stories you didn’t know about your friends and family.

What you need:
  • Die
  • Piece of paper
  • Pen
  • Favourite drink/shot

Everyone writes down various nouns on pieces of paper. When it’s your turn, you select a piece and roll the dice (not letting anyone see what number you rolled).

If you roll an even number, you need to tell a true story from your life involving whatever was written on the piece of paper. If you roll an odd number, you make a story up.

For example: If the piece of paper said “gift” and you rolled a two, you could tell that story about the time you forgot to get your friend a gift so you gave her a shirt out your sisters wardrobe; if you rolled a three, you’d make up a story. Everyone listens to your story and guesses if it’s true or false. If they’re wrong, they drink; if they’re right, you drink (one gulp for every person who guesses correctly).

Feel free to turn this into a Christmas themed game or use whatever nouns come to mind first.

4. Drunken Artists

In this version of Pictionary, being bad at drawing will get you a tad tipsy.

What you need:
  • Timer
  • Pad of paper
  • Pencil
  • Favourite drink
  • Shots

Each round, someone new is the timer. This person whispers a word to the drawer. On a pad of paper, the drawer must draw that word to the best of their ability. Everyone else shouts out guesses as to what the drawing is. When someone guesses it, the timer stops the clock. For every 20 seconds it took before someone guessed it, the drawer has to take a gulp of their drink. So one minute would be three gulps. If people give up guessing because your artwork is a little too abstract, you have to do a shot. Then it’s someone else’s turn to be the drawer.

5. I’m Going to the Bar

Did you ever play the game I’m going to the seaside? This is like that…only with drinks.

What you need:
  • Shot glasses
  • Liquor

The first person begins by saying, “I’m going to the bar and I need to get a pina colada” (or any other alcoholic beverage). After that, the ensuing players repeat the drink that the previous players said, but add another drink to the list as well. Here’s an example of what you’d have to say a few rounds in: “I’m going to the bar and I need to get a pina colada, a gin and tonic, and a Castle Lite.” You keep going and going until someone messes up; whoever messes up first takes a shot.

We hope these holiday games bring you joy and holiday cheer. Have fun and drink responsibly.

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