Guess the Christmas carol

Christmas carols are a big part of every Christmas, or at least they should be. The really great thing about them is that you can use them to play this game.

Actually, you can use your knowledge of Christmas carols to play this game.  If it's good enough, then you might even win!

How do you play?

Find some Christmas carols online and make a playlist. Alternatively you can use a CD, if you have one.

You can set up teams or let everyone play for themselves. It doesn't really matter as long as everyone is having fun.

Start to play one of the carols. The first person or team to guess what carol it is, gets a point. The person or team with the most points wins... and gets to sit on Santa's lap or some other fun Christmas prize.

If you want to take things further...

...then stop each Christmas carol after 3 seconds. Whoever guesses the title first, gets 3 point. If nobody guesses correctly, play another 3 seconds, now a correct guess is worth 2 points. If still nobody has guessed, play the carol until someone guesses correctly, that person gets 1 point.

This way it's a bit more complex and a bit more of a competition, but be careful not to take the fun out of it by making it too competitive.

A few popular Christmas carols to look for:

  • Carol of the Bells
  • Deck The Halls
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • Joy to the World
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • O, Christmas Tree
  • Silent Night
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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