Six New Holiday Drinking Games
Gather a group of friends to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. Every time Vince Guaraldi Trio’s “Christmastime is Here” plays, everyone take a drink. The first person to start weeping has to go out and buy the next bottle of Schnapps.
A Drunken Christmas Story
Gather a group of friends to watch A Christmas Story. Every time someone says the phrase, “You’ll shoot your eye out,” or “Red Ryder BB Gun,” take a drink. And take a drink when the kid gets his tongue stuck to the pole, because why not?
If you and a friend have time to browse around the mall or downtown, bring along a flask. Every time you hear someone say “Merry Christmas,” take a drink. Every time someone says “Happy Holidays,” your friend drinks. If you’d rather get quietly wasted at home, play by calling local businesses on the phone.
Evenly and randomly divide the holiday cards you’ve received from distant relatives and acquaintances between at least two people. Take turns reading your cards aloud, and if your card includes photos of people wearing Christmas sweaters, creepy religious messages, or pictures of surly children, take a drink. Take an extra drink if your card includes a picture of a pet in a Christmas sweater.
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The Alphabet Game
This classic drinking game is perfect for the holidays. The first person in the group starts by naming something Christmas- or Hanukah-related that starts with A, like “Away in a Manger.” The second repeats the first and then adds his own that starts with a B, like Blitzen. The third repeats the first two, and so on until everyone’s good and blitzened.