Left Right Christmas Game

A Night Before Christmas Left Right Christmas Game – Each person starts with a gift and sits in a circle. As you read the story, you pass the gift with every LEFT and RIGHT word read and get the gift you have at the end.

Left Right Christmas Game

Left Right Christmas Story

We love the holidays for so many reasons. The food, the traditions, the fun!! We usually have several parties through out December, and almost always there are games to be played there.

With some of the other fun Christmas games here on the site like our Christmas Trivia and Guess the Christmas Carol games, we wanted to share another favorite with you – the Left Right Christmas Game.

But, what is the Left Right Christmas Game? It’s a telling of the story – The Night Before Christmas. The words LEFT and RIGHT have been sprinkled through out the story so it can be played to a game. Let me tell you how to play the game.

How to Play Left Right Christmas Game

Everyone who has brought a gift to participate sits in a circle. You start with your gift or any random gift and listen as the story is told. Every time the word “LEFT” is read, you pass the gift to the left. Every time the word “RIGHT” is read, you pass the gift to the right.

You may be surprised as to how many LEFTS and RIGHTS are mentioned, but it makes the game more fun.

Typically, we play a White Elephant Game with adults, but we realized that some little kids had a hard time playing because they didn’t understand the whole “stealing” concept. We just announce to parents to bring a gender neutral gift under $5.

This game has been great to play instead because they get to shuffle gifts around without stealing involved and they end with a fun gift.

Left and Right Christmas Game

Left Right Christmas Game


Christmas Left Right Game

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  1. I am having difficulty downloading Twas The Night Before Christmas Game (2 pages) Printable. Please advise any suggestions
    Thank you,
    Amy Lyons

  2. Great games! This is just what I was looking for. We are having the family over for this crazy 2020 Christmas and will enjoy
    spending time with each other and playing these games.

  3. 5 stars
    These are some really interesting ideas and seems so much fun. Gonna save this post for late. Thanks for sharing this list of games!

    1. You are so welcome! We have really enjoyed these games at our annual Christmas parties over the years. I hope you enjoy them too!

    1. You can also try right clicking on the large image of both page 1 and page 2, select “Save Image to Downloads” and it should hopefully work for you that way too.

    1. If you scroll down the post, there is a link to download the print. It will bring up the PDF file that you can save to your computer and then print. Hope the game goes well!

  4. This is ridiculous all the ads??? Sucks!!! I would never buy anything from you!!! All I wanted was to print this off.

    1. Fortunately, we aren’t asking readers to buy anything. Our content on the site is free and we are able to offer it to you and other readers for free because of the revenue the ads bring in.

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