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13 Holiday Drinking Games To Get You Drunk This Christmas

Drinkin' around the Christmas Tree...

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1. "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

One by one, each player gets to make a Mariah Carey style Christmas wish. For instance, someone will declare: "All I want for Christmas is for _____ to tell us which person at this party she'd most like to hook up with underneath the mistletoe," or "All I want for Christmas is for _____ to recreate Drake's 'Hotline Bling' dance and post it on Facebook."

The named party can either give the other person what they want for Christmas or take a shot.

It is strongly suggested that you sing each demand as though you are Mariah.

2. "A Marshmallow World"

Buy a few bottles of Smirnoff's Fluffed Marshmallow vodka and many bags of large marshmallows. Find a coaster (one of those circular ones you get at a bar would work) and place it in the center of a table.

One by one, each player will take a marshmallow and put it on the coaster. Soon enough you'll need to start to stack them. Keep going until the stack o' marshmallows falls—whoever toppled the tower has to take a shot (chasing it with a marshmallow). Start over.

3. "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

Before the party begins, get slips of paper and write down every descriptive phrase about the Grinch from the song ("you're a bad banana with a greasy black peel," "you have termites in your smile," etc.).

Players take turns acting out the foul descriptions for the other guests. If you choose the slip that says, "your heart is full of unwashed socks," you have to try to make your fellow partygoers guess that *without* using any words. If they can't guess the phrase in a minute, you have to take a shot.

4. "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

The first person begins by saying (or singing) the first words in the classic song, only substituting the whole "partridge in a pear tree" thing with something they would ~personally~ want their true love to give them for Christmas. For example, "On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Channing Tatum dancing 'Pony.'"

After that, the next player would say something like, "On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: two capybaras cuddling, and Channing Tatum dancing 'Pony.'"

You keep going and going through the song (continuing past twelve if you're really good) until someone messes up; whoever messes up first takes a shot.

5. "Pretty Paper"

Have everyone at the party break up into equal groups (except for one person: they'll be the judge). Each group gets some cheap wrapping paper, tape, scissors, and an object for each person. Some of the objects should be boxy and easy to wrap, while others should be strangely shaped and more of a challenge.

Each group races to wrap their presents first, relay style. The judge is there to check each package after it's wrapped: they don't have to be perfect, but they do have to be pretty damn neat for you to get the OK to move on to the next person on your team.

The group that finishes first = the winner. All losing teams take a shot.

Want to make it even harder? For the second round (once again, relay style), *unwrap* the presents...using only your feet or your teeth. Good luck!

6. "Angels We Have Heard On High"

This game is loud. Only play it if you live far away from other people (or if you have incredibly kind neighbors).

One player closes his or her eyes and another member screams "on high." If the player correctly guesses the person who screamed, the screamer has to take a shot; if the screamer fools the guesser, the guesser takes the shot.

AAAHHHHHHHH!

7. "Christmas Is All Around"

In the movie Love, Actually, Bill Nighy's character (Billy Mack) sings a reinvented version of "Love Is All Around" (the classic song by the Troggs) called "Christmas Is All Around." For this game, you'll need to transform other popular songs into holiday versions.

Begin by having everyone write down famous songs (truly famous songs) on separate slips of paper. Dump them into a hat, mix 'em up, and then select one. Everyone takes 3 minutes to try to alter the lyrics into a Christmasy version (looking up the lyrics on your phone is totally allowed).

When the time is up, everyone sings (or reads) what they have. Decide on a winner and a loser: the winner gets a point, the loser takes a shot.

8. "The Little Drummer Boy"

Everyone stands in a circle. One person starts by turning to their right and saying, "Pa rum pum pum pum" in a ~certain way~ (like a monster, imitating their boyfriend's voice, as if they're having an orgasm, etc.).

The next person turns to *their* right and says, "Pa rum pum pum pum" in another COMPLETELY DIFFERENT way.

Keep this going at a progressively faster speed until someone fucks up. They can fuck up by by saying the phrase in too similar a style to the previous person *or* by tripping over the words... but no matter how they fuck up—they've gotta drink to make up for it.

9. "Feliz Navidad"

If you don't know the lyrics to this (the most joyous of holiday songs), you can't play the game—also: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??????

One player sits in a chair. Someone plays the song. All the other players take turns singing the song at the person in the chair in the most festive, exuberant ways they possibly can while the person in the chair tries not to break. If they can last the whole song without breaking a smile or laughing, they make everyone else drink. If they crack, they take a shot.

10. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen—those are Santa's reindeer (named in the beginning of this song). For this drinking game, everyone at the party will band together to decide on a gesture to represent each reindeer.

Want some examples? Putting your fist over your nose for Rudolph, literally prancing up and down for Prancer, turning your hands into antlers for Donner, etc. Run through the gestures several times as a group so everyone gets them.

Everyone stands in a circle (or sits around a table if you decide to make the gestures hands-only). The first player makes eye contact with another player and shouts a reindeer's name. The player he made eye contact with makes the gesture for that reindeer, then makes eye contact with someone else and shouts another reindeer's name.

This pattern continues until someone can't remember the gesture for their reindeer. When you mess up, you drink.

11. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"

This literally involves rockin' around the Christmas tree (even if your "Christmas tree" is a green bottle of Heineken or absinthe you place on the floor in the middle of the room).

Whoever's running the game (the judge / DJ) plays Christmas music and everyone else grooves and flails enthusiastically around the "tree" in a circle. When the music stops you have to FREEZE (perfectly still, silently, and dead faced). If the judge decides you're not sufficiently frozen, you must drunk.

Repeat.

12. "Deck the Halls"

Buy several bags of Christmas bows and divvy them up between everyone at the party. Your job? To surreptitiously stick bows onto your fellow party guest's backs over the course of an hour. If they notice you sticking the bow on, it doesn't count.

At the end of the hour, you have to take a shot for every bow you got "decked" with.

13. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"

Holiday Pictionary... with booze!

Write a bunch of Christmasy prompts on slips of paper and heap them up into a pile. When it's your turn to be the artist, you'll select a prompt and attempt to draw it on a large pad of paper while everyone else guesses what you're drawing. For instance, someone may shout, "It's beginning to look a lot like... a Christmas tree!" Har har har.

If the time runs out before anyone guesses correctly, you've got to take a shot.

Merry drinkmas!