Pictionary Ideas for Christmas - the Complete List (110+ Options)
Pictionary is the ultimate game to play at Christmas time with family and friends. All that is required is a marker or pen along with a whiteboard, blackboard or a piece of paper and you’re all set! All you need then is some willing participants, and who doesn’t want to play a game of Pictionary with family at Christmas? It is a great and simple game, and one the whole family can enjoy!
Continue reading for a huge list of Pictionary ideas in 4 different categories and cards that can be printed in PDF format. Although, if you would prefer to gain access to even more ideas, without having to print them off, then you can click below to use our FREE Christmas Pictionary ideas generator:
Everyone loves a great game of Pictionary at Christmas!
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- How to Play Pictionary during the Holidays
- Why Pictionary and Christmas go so well together!
- List of Ideas for Playing Pictionary at Christmas
- List of Pictionary Christmas Word and Character Ideas
- List of Pictionary Christmas Movie Ideas
- List of Pictionary Christmas Book Ideas
- List of Pictionary Christmas Carol and Song Ideas
How to Play Pictionary during the Holidays
For a quick recap, Pictionary is a guessing game in which one person draws something relating to a particular word or phrase, without talking or writing letters, while their teammates guess. Players should guess within a given timeframe. The game can also be played with no teams, no time limit, or neither! Whatever the case, fun is almost a guarantee!
Why Pictionary and Christmas go so well together!
Pictionary is the perfect game to play at Christmas! Especially after a big, filling Christmas dinner, everyone wants to gather round the fire and watch a Christmas movie! But once everyone’s tummies have settled, its great to spend some quality family time together without the use of a TV screen. This is where Pictionary comes in very handy. It’s a great game that the entire family can get involved in. Almost everybody knows how to play and, if not, it’s an easy game to learn.
It’s a great way of getting the whole family sitting around together and socialising! Especially with the youngsters, all they want to do is have fun, while some of the adults may want to sit around and take it easy. Pictionary is a great way of meeting everyone’s needs, and helps bring the family closer together at such a wonderful time!
List of Ideas for Playing Pictionary at Christmas
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List of Pictionary Christmas Word and Character Ideas
Pictionary is the perfect game to play at Christmas! Below are a list of Christmas words and characters to get you started! There are also recommendations on how some of these can be drawn out, but feel free to ignore and come up with your own drawing ideas!
- Santa Claus – drawing a big bearded man should get the point across pretty easily!
- Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer – If you have access to a red marker, use it!
- Building a snowman
- Trimming the tree
- Exchange Gifts
- Mistletoe – drawing two people under a branch could get people guessing in the right direction
- Decorating Christmas tree
- Designing Christmas village
- Christmas shopping
- Frosty the Snowman – drawing ice along with a snowman could help people come to the “Frosty” conclusion. To draw ice, you could draw rain drops, and an arrow pointing to a drawing of small cubes (ice). Keep people guessing until they’ve got Frosty, or keep elaborating further!
- Roasting chestnuts
- Christmas bonfires
- Santa's helpers
- Sugar Plums
- Gingerbread House – drawing the outline of a gingerbread man with teeth marks in it, along with a house, usually works!
- Christmas ornament
- Mrs. Claus
- Gift giving
- The Nutcracker
- Three Wise Men – for this, you could draw three stick men and a star above them
- Eating Christmas dinner
- The Virgin Mary
- Baking cookies
- Wrapping presents
- Eggnog – you could try drawing a fried egg with a ‘+’ and a drinking glass full of liquid for this one
- Christmas Tree
- Star of Bethlehem
- The North Pole
- Boxing Day – drawing punching gloves along with a sun and moon, with the sun circled, can help
- Nativity scene
- Candy Cane
- Silver Bells
- Giving of Christmas card
- Letter to Santa – writing words or letters is not allowed so this can be tricky, the best way to go about this is to draw a bearded man (Santa) and a piece of paper with scribbles on it! Including scribbles forming what looks like a list with bullet points can help even further!
- Christmas Pudding
- Boughs of Holly – this one is a toughie. Try drawing a man bending over (bowing) and your best attempt at holly!
List of Pictionary Christmas Movie Ideas
You might easily have watched or will watch some of these over the Christmas period! Here’s a short list of Christmas movies you can draw from.
- Home Alone – for this you could draw a house with one small stick person in the window. Or you could make it extra tough and draw a house and someone getting “a loan” from a bank!.. Not sure how you’ll figure that one out though!
- Jack Frost
- Arthur Christmas
- The Nightmare before Christmas
- A Christmas Story
- Surviving Christmas
- Elf – a lil guy with pointy ears are best to get the point across
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Madea’s Christmas
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- Jingle All the Way
- The Polar Express
- The Santa Clause
- Four Holidays
- Snowmen – drawing a bunch of snowmen together should work!
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- Bad Santa
- Christmas With the Kranks
- Home Alone 2
- Unaccompanied Minors – for the “minor” part, you could draw someone mining a cave! (Good luck with “unaccompanied”!)
- Fred Claus
- Miracle on 34th Street
- The Grinch Who Stole Christmas – if you have a green marker available, this might be a great time to use it!
- Stalking Santa
List of Pictionary Christmas Book Ideas
Relaxing at Christmas time with a good book is always a great decision. However, it’s good to take a break from reading to spend some quality time with family. And what better way than to have them guessing your favourite Christmas book! Below is a list of some Christmas book ideas.
- A Christmas Carol – you could draw some people singing with Christmas hats on!
- Letters from Father Christmas
- The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
- A Christmas Memory
- The Nutcracker and The Mouse King – for this, you could draw some nuts with a nutcracker beside them, along with a mouse with a crown on their head!
- ‘Twas the night before Christmas
- A Letter from Santa Claus
- The Fir Tree
- The Nativity Story – drawing a baby in a hay pile, with a mother and father either side, and a big star above the baby!
List of Pictionary Christmas Carol and Song Ideas
While singing isn’t allowed, we can’t guarantee some of these songs won’t get stuck in your head! See below for a list of Christmas carol and song ideas.
- Carol of the Bells
- The Twelve Days of Christmas
- Oh Holy Night
- Let It Snow – you could draw a person singing (to let people know it’s a song) and snow falling!
- Frosty the Snowman
- Good King Wenceslas
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- We Three Kings of Orient Are
- Joy to the World
- All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
- Jingle Bell Rock – a bell and a rock should get the point across!
- Run Rudolph Run
- White Christmas
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Do you Hear what I Hear
- Silver Bells
- I Saw Three Ships – simply drawing three ships could work.
- Additionally, drawing a saw can help out too!
- Jingle Bells
- Christians Awake
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- Winter Wonderland
- Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- Angels we have heard on High
- Away in a Manger
- Silent Night
- The Little Drummer Boy
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Mary Did You Know
- Little Donkey
- Feliz Navidad
- Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town – draw a jolly bearded man and a big town in the distance!
- Happy Christmas
- Deck the Halls
- I Pray on Christmas
- Come, All Ye Faithful
- The First Noel
Printable Cards of Pictionary Ideas
The above lists can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the links below. They can then be printed and cut up to be placed into a hat and picked out by players about to draw. If you'd rather go green, you can head to the next section!
- Download a printable list of Christmas words and characters for Pictionary
- Download a printable list of Christmas movies for Pictionary
- Download a printable list of Christmas carols and songs for Pictionary
- Or, use our online Christmas Pictionary ideas generator!
Pictionary for Christmas Ideas Generator
If you would prefer to be more environmentally friendly, you can use our online Pictionary ideas generator to help come up with things to draw during a game with your kids. It contains all of the ideas above, plus many many more.