These Christmas Bingo Cards Are What Your Next Holiday Party Needs

published Dec 6, 2023
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Credit: Photos: Sidney Bensimon; Prop Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart; Shutterstock; Design: Apartment Therapy

When you’re hosting a holiday party at home, the last thing you want to worry about is spending money on entertainment. For a cheap, easy-to-learn game that’s good for parties of all sizes, try out Christmas bingo!

If you haven’t played bingo before, you’ll have a card with a grid on it that has numbers, letters, or images in each space. The person in charge will call out one-by-one things that could be in each space. If you have it on your card, mark it off. The first person to fill in a straight or diagonal line across the card shouts “Bingo!” For a holiday flair, have your guests shout “Bingo-ho-ho!”

And don’t forget that for each of these holiday and Christmas bingo games, you’ll need fun card markers so your guests know what spots have already been called. Some festive options are as follows: red and green M&Ms, mini marshmallows, Hershey’s Kisses, tiny reindeer figurines, or even miniature ornaments

1. Christmas Music Bingo

What’s your favorite holiday song? I’ll bet you a marshmallow bingo marker that it’s on the Christmas Music Bingo sheet created by Play Party Plan. Hand the bingo cards out at the beginning of your party and make sure all your guests are listening for the songs on their sheet!

2. Snowman Bingo

Build a snowman across a bingo card with Crazy Little Projects’ Snowman Bingo. Make the standard bingo lines to win, or for extra fun, build a full snowman with all the accessories to win.

3. Kwanzaa Bingo

Crayola brings you the chance to celebrate or learn about Kwanzaa with a bingo card dedicated to the holiday. In each game, you and your family can discover more about traditional Kwanzaa food, customs, and clothing.

4. Christmas Movie Bingo

Use your bingo markers (how about tiny candy canes?) to block off spaces for Christmas movies on Kelly Leigh Creates’ version of Christmas bingo. Someone could call the name of the movie, or you could play based on what movies you’ve seen in the lead-up to Christmas. Your call!

Credit: Photo: Sidney Bensimon; Prop Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

5. Hanukkah Bingo

Latkes, menorahs, and dreidels, oh my! One Creative Mommy has created a free bingo card to celebrate everything about the Festival of Lights. If you can find miniature dreidels, those would be fabulous space markers for these bingo cards!

6. Winter Bingo

Embrace all things chilly season with the Winter Bingo game from Confessions of Parenting. Spaces include things like poinsettias, sleds, and snowflakes. The bingo cards themselves have a pretty icy blue color scheme. 

7. Hallmark Movie Bingo

Who doesn’t love a good Hallmark holiday movie? Use your Christmas bingo cards to play Hallmark movie bingo, a version dreamed up by The Kittchen. Each space is a pretty common thing that appears in these movies — so gather your friends and start a viewing sesh/party game.

8. Winter Holidays Bingo

Make your bingo game a multicultural learning experience with Winter Holidays Bingo from Sara J Creations. Each spot on the board is a different symbol from a selection of winter holidays. All that’s missing is a Yule log!

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9. December Bucket List Bingo

This bucket list bingo game from Caitlin Houston is meant to be played all month long, or at the end of the month at one big party. The squares all contain things to do during December, like drinking hot chocolate or donating toys. You mark off the spots for things you’ve completed.

10. Virtual Holiday Bingo

If you’re having a virtual holiday party (hey, people get sick) and don’t want to miss Christmas bingo fun, try having a virtual game. Intentional Hospitality has created cards that allow you to play bingo mostly through conversation and observing things around each person’s house.