Minute to win it games use everyday household items to come up with different challenges and tasks that must be completed in one minute. This style of playing games has become very popular, as it is enjoyable for kids, teenagers, and even adults. Minute to win it games can be played both individually and in teams. They are suitable for every event and holiday.
Christmas Minute to win it games are perfect to add some fun and creativity to your Christmas party and are sure to make it unforgettable.
How to Play
I am sharing the details for the required items for each game below but overall these minute to win it games can be played in 3 different ways. The main goal is to perform the challenge within 1 minute but you can play these games against each other, as teams or as pairs and couples.
Minute to Win it Games for Individuals
All the players compete against each other and each individual tries to win the game by performing the given task within 1 minute.
Minute to Win it Games for Teams
This is a perfect way for playing these games if a big group is involved. Split the players into two, three, or more teams, and each team tries to beat the other by winning more games.
Minute to Win it Games for Pairs and Couples
Split the players into couples or pairs and they try to play together against other pairs to win the game.
20 Best Christmas Minute to Win it Games
Here is a list of 20 of the best minute-to-win-it games for every Christmas party
1. Snow Toss, Christmas Minute to Win it Game
Items required: Marshmallows, buckets
Divide players into pairs. One player will hold a bucket on top of his head while his teammate will have to toss marshmallows into it. The pair that collects the most marshmallows in one-minute wins.
2. Catching the Gingerbread Man
Items required: gingerbread man
Place a gingerbread man on each player’s forehead. Players will then have to move the gingerbread man from their forehead to their mouth using only their facial muscles. The player who can do this first in one-minute wins.
3. Stack a Christmas Tree
Items required: 36 green cups/cans
Players will have to use 36 green cups or cans and stack them to form a Christmas tree. The player who can do this first in one minute wins the game.
4. Ornament Race
Items required: straws, plastic ornaments
Decide a starting line and finishing line. Players will have to use straws to blow the ornaments from the starting line to the finish line. The player who reaches the finish line first within a minute wins.
5. Building a Snowman
Items required: marshmallows
Players will have to stack three marshmallows to make a snowman. The player who can make the most snowmen in one-minute wins.
6. Holiday Burst, Christmas Minute to Win it Game
Items required: balloons (ideally holiday-themed), winter gloves
Players will have to pop balloons using only their hands while wearing gloves. The player who can pop the most balloons in one-minute wins.
7. Wrapping a Snowman
Items required: a scarf, a hat, toilet paper
Divide players into pairs. One player will have to wrap an entire roll of toilet paper around his teammate and put a scarf and hat on him to make him look like a snowman. The player who can do this first in one-minute wins.
8. Collect the Candy Canes
Items required: candy canes, bowls
Put some candy canes and a bowl on a table. Players will be given a candy cane which they will have to put in their mouth and use the hooked part of the candy cane to move the candy canes on the table to the bowl. The player who has the most candy canes in their bowl after one minute wins.
9. Peppermint Pickup
Items required: spoons, bowls, and peppermints
Players will have to hold a spoon in their mouth to move peppermints from one bowl to another in one minute. They are not allowed to use their hands. The player who collects the most peppermints wins.
10. Wrapping Presents
Items required: empty boxes, wrapping paper, tape
Each player will be given a box to wrap. The player who finishes wrapping first within a time limit of one minute wins.
11. Finding Santa
Items required: wrapped chocolate Santas, oven mitts
Players will have to unwrap chocolate Santas while wearing oven mitts. The player who unwraps the most Santas in one-minute wins.
12. Jingle Bells Balance
Items required: Jingle bells, Popsicle sticks
Players will hold a Popsicle stick in their mouth and will have to balance five jingle bells on it. The player who can successfully balance the jingles bells for one minute wins the game.
Items required: candy canes, 8 hexagonal metal nuts
Players will have to use a candy cane to stack eight hexagonal nuts on top of one another in one minute. The player who can do this first wins.
14. Wreath Throw
Items required: inexpensive wreaths, buckets
Players will have to toss wreaths into a bucket placed at the far end of the room. The player who can toss the most wreaths in one-minute wins.
15. Red-Nosed Reindeer
Items required: Vaseline, red pompoms, bowls
Players will have to dab some Vaseline on their nose and use it to transfer pompoms from one bowl to another bowl. The player who has the most pompoms in their bowl after one minute wins.
16. Christmas song list
Items required: paper, pencils
Each player will be given a piece of paper and a pencil and will have one minute to write down as many Christmas songs as they can. The player who can write down the most songs wins. You can download Free Printable Game Sheets for Christmas Song List Game here.
17. Snow Scoop
Items required: blindfolds, white pompoms, spoons, bowls
Players will have to use spoons to transfer pompoms from one bowl to another while blindfolded. The player with the most pompoms in their bowl at the end of one minute wins.
18. Candy Cane Drop
Items required: candy canes, two chairs, string
Tie a piece of string from one chair to another. Players must stand on the chairs and drop a candy cane so that it catches on the string. The player who can get the most candy canes to stay on the string wins.
19. Wreaths Relay
Items required: Wreaths
Divide players into pairs. Each player must pass the ornament to his teammate using his head only. This way pairs will move across the room with the wreath and hang it on the wall on n the other end of the room. The pair who hangs the wreath first within one-minute wins.
Items required: empty tissue boxes, 12 white ping pong balls
Attach a tissue box filled with ping pong balls to each player’s waist. Players will then have to empty the box by the movements of their bodies only. The player who can empty the box first in one-minute wins.