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 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.