Start a NEW Family Christmas Tradition: The 12 Games of Christmas

We are starting a new family tradition this year and I am hoping that you will join me!

I am sure you have heard of the 12 Days of Christmas. We are putting our own little spin on it with the 12 GAMES of Christmas, opening a new game each night the 12 days before Christmas and playing them as a family!

Doesn’t that sounds like fun?

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Start a NEW Family Tradition during the Holidays with The 12 Games of Christmas

The Gift that Keeps on Giving!

By hosting a 12 Games of Christmas over 12 Days you will be able to keep the fun going year round. This is the gift that keeps on giving and continues a new family tradition throughout the year – family game night!

Does your family have a weekly or monthly game night? If you don’t, you should! We like to make snacks and just spend some intimate time together without screen time.

When your family participates in The 12 Games of Christmas you are acquiring new board, card, family fun games that will stock your game closet and keep your family game nights throughout the year exciting and interesting.

Qwirkle: Mix, Match, Score, and WINQwirkle: Mix, Match, Score, and WINRichard Scarry's Busytown: Eye Found it!Richard Scarry’s Busytown: Eye Found it!The Oregon Trail Card GameThe Oregon Trail Card GameSequence for KidsSequence for KidsRummikub: The Original Rummy Tile GameRummikub: The Original Rummy Tile GameSorry! Star Wars EditionSorry! Star Wars EditionConnect 4 Family GameConnect 4 Family GamePhase 10 Card GamePhase 10 Card GamePairs in PearsPairs in PearsSPEED!: Multiplication Card GameSPEED!: Multiplication Card GameSushi Go: The Pick and Pass Card GameSushi Go: The Pick and Pass Card GameYahtzeeYahtzee

Educational and FUN Games!

The games listed above include some of our favorite educational games that we use in our homeschool room to practice phonics and math skills. It also includes some of our favorite card and board games that we play as a family. Our new favorite find is The Oregon Trail Card Game. You can see my family playing it around the table below!

The Oregon Trail Card Game

For the Budget-Conscious

If you feel like purchasing twelve brand new games for Christmas is a little outside of the budget – don’t fear! Wrap some of the games you already own, mix them in with the new games under the tree, and let one of the children select from the stack of games and it will be a surprise which one you will be playing tonight! The idea is to create excitement around spending time as a family.

Richard Scarry's BusyTown: Eye Found It! Family Board Game Review

>> Read my personal review of Richard Scarry’s Busytown: Eye Found It! Board Game <<

Will you join me?

I love this new tradition we are starting, because if you think about it, anyone can participate. If you are a newly married couple with no children or a large family with 10 kids you can have fun with The 12 Games of Christmas.

Family traditions are so important because they forge deeper relationships and a sense of togetherness, even when they are silly or seemingly unimportant. Give the gift of time and fun to your family by instituting The 12 Days of Christmas Family Tradition in your family celebrations this year!

If you are participating in The 12 Games of Christmas, what games are you getting?
I love hearing about new ones! Please share with us in the comments!

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Lindsey S

Lindsey is a stay at home, work from home mom to six children eight years and younger. She homeschools and enjoys large family living. When Lindsey is not changing diapers, cleaning, and cooking meals in her awesome Instant Pot, she is DIY-ing her way around the house. Where she loves learning new skills, her heart is in sharing with other women the message of the Gospel and showing them how to instill those truths in the hearts of their children.


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6 thoughts on “Start a NEW Family Christmas Tradition: The 12 Games of Christmas”

  1. Hello! I love to hear that families play board games together. We play board games as a family usually in the evenings and not on any one particular night or time of year. It’s throughout the year and whenever we choose to play. One fun and favorite of ours is “Pick & Draw”. Have you heard of it? It’s a drawing game by Rich Davis that helps you learn how to draw cartoon faces. The whole family can be involved. We name our cartoon faces, date and save them for future laughs! It’s great you outta try it sometime.

  2. Interesting idea- but I’m not sure our game closet has room for 12 new games each year. I might tweak the idea by pulling out some that aren’t often played, along with a few favorites and looking online for directions for new card games (a good way to get new games for free). I think it would be fun to play a different game each day for the 12 days after Christmas- too much else going on beforehand.

  3. I found the Busytown game at a thrift store, and since we’re Richard Scarry fans, thought it was at least worth a try (especially for $1.50). Best game ever! My kiddos (ages 3 and 5 at the time) loved it! I’m a little leery of “no one wins” games, but this one was definitely a good choice. Thrift stores are a great place to pick up games cheap – especially old classics like Sorry and Scrabble. Putting games on your Christmas wish list is another great way to build your collection. I love this idea, and although it is too late now for the 12 days of Christmas, I’m inspired to put a regular family game night on the calendar for the new year. Thanks!

    • What a GREAT thrifty find! I am so glad that you like it, and I totally agree, we are usually not fans of the everyone wins type of games, but this one is a favorite!

      We just played a new game tonight, and we plan to keep it all going well past Christmas. Have fun and make memories – that is the goal!

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