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    Santa's Cup: THE Holiday Drinking Game!

    The holly, jolly, holiday-doused version of King's Cup!

    King's Cup, aka Circle of Death, aka Ring of Fire, is one of the most fun, albeit chaotic, drinking games around. For so many of us, playing the game with your peers was an initiation into the realm of adulthood...or at least of legal drinking...or at least of drinking. With a little bit of tweaking, it is the perfect addition to a holiday party, get-together, family gathering (sans the children), etc. Enjoy!


    A large cup/glass (Santa's Cup), Standard Deck of Cards and of course your choice of beverage.

    Game Play:

    1. Place "Santa's Cup" in the middle of a table.

    2. Shuffle cards and organize the cards into a circle surrounding Santa's Cup. (Cards should be touching each other in a continuous circle).

    3. Select a player to start, however you want to.

    4. The starting player picks a card and shares it with the other players. The cardholder/ everyone proceeds to take action according to the rules of the drawn card.

    5. Continue to play the game in a clock-wise direction until the final King is drawn and Santa's Cup has been chugged.

    Card Rules:

    Ace: Avalanche (Everyone chug! The person to the right of the cardholder can't stop drinking until the cardholder does...and so on all around the circle.)

    Two: Christmas Shoes (Pick some poor, needy player to drink. It's Christmas Eve, and this drink is just their size!)

    Three: What Christmas Means To Me (Drinking. It means you drink.)

    Four: Four is for Ho-Ho-Hos (Ladies be drankin'.)

    Five: Christmas Party (Everyone drinks and switches seats.)

    Six: Saint Nick's Peppermint Sticks (Boys be drankin'.)

    Seven: Secret Santa (The player who picks the card chooses another player to be their secret santa. This means when one of them drinks they both drink for the rest of the game.)

    Eight: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Everyone must make antlers. The last person to make antlers is now "Rudolph!" until another 8 is drawn. At any time, any player may yell "Rudolph with your nose so bright, wont you take a drink tonight!" and Rudolph must drink.)

    Nine: Holiday Rhymes (Cardholder picks a Christmas/ holiday/ winter related word and each subsequent player must rhyme until you can't no mo'.)

    Ten: Holiday Categories
    (Cardholder chooses a Christmas themed category. Everyone goes around and says something that fits in the category until you blank.)

    The Elf (Jack): Making a List (Everybody puts up 3 fingers. Cardholder starts "Never Have I Ever." The first person with all of their fingers down loses and has to drink.)

    Mrs. Claus (Queen): Naughty or Nice? (Cardholder starts by asking anyone a question. This player then asks anyone else a question, and so on until someone fails to ask a question.)

    Santa Claus (King): I'm Telling You Why
    (Cardholder gets to make a rule. The rule must always be followed until another King is drawn and the rule is replaced. If you break the rule, you drink. The first 3 people who pick a King have to pour some of their drink into the cup in the middle. Whoever picks the last King ends the game. This person has to chug whatever is in the Kings Cup.)

    Ashton May

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