Christmas In Other Words

CIOW_TitleThe basic idea of this game is to name a Christmas/holiday, movie, song, or common object using other words to describe it. Have your students split into teams or pairs (depending on your group size). Each team must select a “runner”. Display the descriptive word or phrase on a screen or whiteboard. When a team figures out what those words are describing (the answer) they tell their runner who must then run to a predetermined spot in the room then back to the game leader and relay the answer. The team who reaches the leader with the correct answer first gets a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. Below is a list of Christmas things “in other words.”

1. Coniferous topiary = Christmas tree

2. Decorative hanging orbs = ornaments

3. Scrambled head = eggnog

4. Confectionary walking aides = candy canes

5. Solitary domicile = Home Alone

6. Ludacris news = wrapping paper

7. Santa’s man-size helper = Buddy the Elf

8. Noiseless evening = Silent Night

9. Happiness bestowed upon a globe = Joy to the World

10. Fat and bearded fine print = The Santa Clause

11. Opposite fast track = Polar Express

12. Elliptic boughs = wreaths

13. Redheaded loaf = gingerbread

14. An explanation of a miser’s holiday law-breaking = How the Grinch Stole Christmas

15. Rolled and stacked frozen musical precipitation = Frosty the Snowman

16. Pistachio soup companion = nutcracker 

17. The angry scarlet olfactory leader = Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

18. Please transport an English flashlight, Madam = Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella

This game idea is courteous of Brad Zimmermann, host of Andy created the graphics. Below is a blank slide for you to customize. Feel free to steal our stuff and make it your own!CIOW_Blank


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