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11 Exciting Virtual Christmas Games That Bring Joy to the Workplace

By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

Exciting Virtual Christmas Games

As the festive season approaches, why not infuse a  dose of holiday cheer into your virtual workplace? Virtual Christmas games are one of the best ways to bring the entire workforce to bond, destress, and have fun while celebrating the Christmas season. But what games should you play?

In this article, we walk you through an exciting list of 10 virtual Christmas games to try at work that can help you turn your office into a winter wonderland of joy and camaraderie.

1. 11 Virtual Christmas Games to Raise the Fun Factor

1.1.  Virtual Christmas Trivia

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Get ready to add some buzz to your next virtual team meet with Hooray Teams Virtual Christmas Trivia. In this session, teams get to flex their brains and test their holiday IQ, all while indulging in some spirited holiday banter. Hosted by an expert you and your team will go through 4-5 exciting  rounds of holiday-inspired trivia.

Some topics you can expect are holiday traditions, movies, carols, Santa, treats, and pop culture. If your heart is set on some particular interests, you can also reach out to them and they can personalize the event.

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1.2. Christmas Jeopardy


If you want to give the traditional trivia game a fun twist for your remote team, then try the Christmas Jeopardy by Hooray Teams, a  hosted virtual platform for awesome teambuilding activities. In this hosted event, an expert will lead an hour-long session with 4-5 rounds of exciting holiday-themed topics ranging from classic Christmas movies to historical Yuletide traditions. 

This classic game adds a spirited twist to the usual games and creates an atmosphere that breaks down formalities with laughter, jokes and informative snippets of information. In case you or your teammates have any specific preferences, be sure to reach out and Hooray Teams can personalize the event as needed.

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1.3. Virtual Christmas Karaoke Competition

Participating in virtual Christmas games such as karaoke can add a lively and entertaining touch to holiday festivities. It provides a platform for team members to express their creativity and share the joy of singing beloved festive tunes or even carols.

Virtual Christmas karaoke competitions not only uplift spirits but also infuse a personalized touch to virtual team celebrations by fostering a sense of unity. So, whether it is All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey or Jingle Bells, be ready to have a gala time with your team. 

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1.4. Jingle Mingle Bingo


Jingle Mingle Bingo is a virtual Christmas game with friends that puts a holiday twist on the traditional game by adding Christmas-themed elements. It's an inclusive and light-hearted virtual Christmas game that encourages interaction and friendly competition among team members. 

One of the key strengths of this virtual Christmas game lies in its inclusivity. Whether team members are working from various locations or time zones, everyone can actively participate. This inclusiveness encourages a sense of togetherness, ensuring that all members, regardless of their physical location, can engage in the holiday fun.

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1.5. Never Have I Ever Christmas Edition

The Never Have I Ever Christmas Edition is a virtual Christmas game that adds a playful twist to the traditional game, by injecting it with the festive spirit. This holiday adaptation prompts team members to share amusing and lighthearted Christmas-related experiences, creating a unique and enjoyable way to connect with colleagues. 

The game's premise revolves around participants revealing whether they have or haven't experienced certain holiday-related scenarios. These scenarios can range from quirky traditions and festive mishaps to heartwarming moments, encouraging a lively exchange of stories that showcase the diverse and often humorous aspects of holiday celebrations. 

In addition, it acts as a fun icebreaker, helping team members relax and enjoy moments of levity during what can sometimes be a hectic time of year.

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1.6. Secret Santa


Secret Santa is a cherished holiday tradition that brings an extra dose of magic to the workplace during the festive season. In this activity, team members draw names to become secret gift-givers, anonymously surprising their chosen colleagues with thoughtful presents. 

Beyond the material exchange, Secret Santa fosters positive relationships among team members. The thoughtful act of selecting and giving a gift demonstrates care and consideration, reinforcing a sense of appreciation within the team.

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1.7. White Elephant Exchange

In this light-hearted activity, team members exchange quirky or humorous gifts, often with a touch of absurdity, leading to moments of shared laughter and amusement. 

Unlike traditional gift exchanges, the White Elephant Exchange is characterized by the playful nature of the gifts. Participants may choose items that are funny, unconventional, or even a bit outrageous. The goal is not necessarily to give or receive a practical gift but to evoke laughter and delight from the entire group.

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1.8. Holiday Hangman


Holiday Hangman is a festive twist on the classic word-guessing game. The game's holiday-themed words and phrases create a lively and interactive experience, allowing team members to guess festive terms associated with the holidays. 

This not only adds a touch of merriment to the activity but also serves as a subtle way to celebrate and immerse participants in the holiday spirit.

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1.9. Christmas Movie Charades

Christmas Movie Charades turn virtual celebrations into cinematic delights by merging the festive spirit with the charm of holiday films. This interactive activity invites team members to step into the roles of their favorite characters and act out scenes from beloved Christmas movies. 

The game not only sparks creativity but also encourages collaboration as participants work together to decipher the scenes and guess the movie titles. Also, acting out scenes from classic Christmas movies adds a nostalgic touch to the mood.

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1.10. Christmas Pictionary

Christmas Pictionary is a creative and entertaining game where team members draw holiday-themed clues. These holiday-themed clues range from iconic symbols like snowflakes and stockings to famous Christmas characters or scenes. 

Christmas Pictionary can help inject your workplace game with the spirit of the season but also sparks a delightful challenge as participants put their artistic skills to the test, often resulting in amusing and heartwarming illustrations.

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1.11. Ugly Sweater Party

Christmas is the perfect time to commit to a fashion faux pas and embrace the inner β€œsupposed” ugly sweaters. Gather your team members and ask them to wear their most outrageous, tacky, and over-the-top holiday sweaters. 

You can have a fashion show and turn it into a competition with titles like β€œMost Creative," "Tackiest Pattern," or "Best DIY Sweater” to add to the fun. This activity is the perfect way to capture every person's uniqueness while having a gala time. 

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2. How Can Virtual Christmas Games Enhance the Festive Atmosphere at Your Workplace?

2.1.  Team Bonding

Virtual Christmas games provide an opportunity for colleagues to engage in a lighthearted and enjoyable activity, fostering a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. Whether it's solving virtual holiday puzzles, participating in online team-building challenges, or jointly strategizing in a festive-themed game, these activities help break down barriers, improve communication, and build a stronger sense of unity among team members. 

As colleagues share laughs, overcome challenges, and celebrate victories together, the improved bond between them during these activities can translate into improved teamwork and cooperation in the real, professional world.

2.2. Stress Relief

In a work environment where deadlines and responsibilities can create stress, virtual Christmas games can serve as an outlet for stress relief by allowing workers to momentarily step away from work pressures. 

Whether it's a quick virtual holiday trivia, a festive scavenger hunt, or a friendly competition, the diversion can be refreshing and contribute to a more relaxed atmosphere.

2.3. Inclusivity


Virtual Christmas games can be inclusive by accommodating remote or distributed teams and ensuring that everyone can participate during the holiday season regardless of location. 
This inclusivity is crucial in promoting unity among team members who might be miles apart. It ensures that no one feels left out of the holiday festivities whether team members are working from home, different offices, or even different time zones.

2.4. Morale Boost

When employees participate in virtual Christmas games, they experience a break from the routine, injecting a sense of enjoyment and celebration into their workday. These activities can serve as a form of recognition and appreciation for employees' hard work throughout the year. 

When this happens, it leads to improved morale, and a heightened morale often translates into increased job satisfaction. When employees perceive that their well-being and happiness matter to the company, it fosters a positive attitude toward their work. This positive outlook, in turn, can positively influence overall productivity and performance.

3. FAQs

3.1. What Christmas games can you play over Zoom?

Popular online Christmas games for Zoom include virtual Secret Santa, holiday trivia, and festive scavenger hunts.

3.2. How to do a virtual Christmas party?

Host a virtual Christmas party by using video conferencing platforms (like Zoom), and include fun activities like virtual games, festive backgrounds, and even a digital Secret Santa exchange.

3.3. What are some online Christmas games?

Online Christmas games include Christmas Movie Charades, Virtual Christmas Karaoke, Jingle Mingle Bingo, and Christmas Pictionary which are all playable through virtual platforms.

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