Need a quick and easy Christmas gift exchange game for a holiday gathering or office Christmas party?
You need to try the Christmas left right game at your next get-together! Choose from a handful of unique poem, story, and dice game. Comes with free printables!
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How to Play the Christmas Right Left Party Game
The left right game for Christmas is a fun and hilarious Christmas passing game for exchanging presents.
First, you’ll need gifts. Ask guests to bring a gender neutral present. You should set a dollar limit ($5-$10 works fine) as well as instruct them to wrap the gift.
Alternatively, you can put together all the gifts, and include one or two that are of a higher price range to make things a little more fun.
When it’s time to play, have guests sit in a circle with the gift they brought, or select a pre-wrapped gift to start off with.
Download one of the printable passing gifts game printables below, then have one person read it off to the group.
Everytime this person says "right," the group should pass their gift to the right. Whenever the person says "left," the group would then pass their gift to the left.
At the end of the story, whatever gift is left in each person’s hand is theirs gift to keep.
Each printable has the rights and lefts color coded. The person reading should pause to make sure the group passes their gift before continuing with the story or poem.
Gender Neutral Gift Exchange Gift Ideas
Night Before Christmas Poem
The classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas” poem from Clement Clarke Moore that starts off with “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a solid, traditional option to use at a holiday gathering.
Frosty the Snowman Song
This fun song is shorter and suitable for groups with younger children.
A longer bible Christmas story that’s perfect for church groups.
Funny Left Right Across Game
A creative, funny, longer story of the Right Family, which includes a twist: you will also pass gifts "across," in addition to "left" and "right."
Left Right Dice Passing Game
This one’s more quick-paced. Each person will have a turn to roll a die to dictate what move the group will make.
This one involves unwrapping gifts in the midst of the game and having the chance to steal to spice things up.
Bring on the fun with these Christmas left right game ideas fit for groups of all ages and sizes!