Sandy’s Christmas party game

This may be the best family or classroom Christmas party game because it is a puzzle anyone can do. For a free printable downloadable copy,  click the blue PDF button at the bottom of this page.

It’s a cute Christmas story in which you fill in the blanks with the names of Christmas Carols. You are given the names of the 20 carols, all you have to do is put them in the right blanks. It sounds simple yet it's tricky enough to be a challenge.

What's nice is that even if someone knows very few if any Christmas Carols, they can do this puzzle.

Sandy's Christmas Carol Story

Select a song from the list below and fill in the blanks to complete the story. If you want to make it really tough fold up the bottom and cover the answer list and do it from memory. Note that in some cases there are several answers that may fit in to any given blank. However, part of the puzzle is to make sure that you use every song title once appropriately.

One ______ ______ as we were tucked in our bed and dreaming of a________ _________ we heard a noise__ ___ ___ _____. My husband and I quickly got out of bed to see what was happening. We couldn't believe our eyes for there was _____ _____ _____ standing in our living room looking down at our young lad and saying ___ ____ ___ ____? Our son was talking to him and telling him __ ___ ___ ___ ____ __ __ ___ ____ ____. I turned to my husband and said ____ ____ ___ ___ _____ ___?

My husband said, "Well, ___ ______ __ __ __ ___ ___ ______ around here. At least it is not like last year when our son was telling everybody _ ___ ____ ___ ___ _____ I sure am glad you didn't make me wear that outfit again this year." We told Santa "have a ___ _____ __________ and left him to his work. As we left we asked "Is there anything else you need?" He replied, "For the sake my sleigh ___ __ ___, ___ __ ____ , ____ ___ ___ We awoke on Christmas morning to find that someone had decorated our tree. We inquired, "___ ___ ____' ____ _____ ____ who decorated you? and now what does the rest of the house need? The tree boughed and then pined, "You could ____ ____ ____ ___ __ ___ ___ I miss her."

Soon the phone rang and it was our daughter telling us __ ____ ______ ____ ______ or else I'll have a _________ __________ without you. We were wondering how we would tell her the news that her ____ ___ ___ __ ___ ______. And no it wasn't ____ ____ __ ___ ___ who did it. At dusk carolers came into our yard, stood amongst the spruce and fir and sang ____ ____ ____ __ ______ among the leaves so green. So we passed out mugs of mulled cider and then sent them on their way. Another Christmas day was done and we sat with a cup of cider as we listened to the crackle of the ____ _____ __ __ ____ _____, raised our glasses to this toast to all of you. __ ___ ___ ___ ___ ________!

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Not in correct order 1. .Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree 2. Up on the Housetop 3. Blue Christmas 4. All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth 5. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer 6. Jolly Old St. Nicholas 7. We Wish You a Merry Christmas 8. Holly Jolly Christmas 9. It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas 10 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 11. Let it Snow, Let it snow, Let it snow 12 . Silent Night 13. I'll be Home for Christmas 14.Gandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer 15. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire 16. Here We Come A Wassailing 17. What Child is This? 18. White Christmas 19. Do you Hear What I Hear? 20. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly. If you need our answer sheet drop us an email as directed on our site and I’d be glad to send it to you. Or you may well be able to get it on your own… Merry Christmas, John and Sandy Griffin 2002

Correct order of answers,12,18,2,6,17,4,19,9,10,8,11,1,20,13,3,14,5,16,15,7

Scroll down to get the answers to Sandy' s Christmas carol story

Hi, this is how the story should read with all of the answers plugged in. AJG

Do you want to make it harder to do this puzzle? Use your word processor to make every blank one solid line so people can't count the number of words in the answer.

Do you want to make it easier to do the puzzle? Fill in a few of the blanks with the first letters of the answers.Feel free to adjust it for the age and ability of your guests.

One Silent Night as we were tucked in our bed and dreaming of a White Christmas we heard a noise Up On The Housetop. My husband and I quickly got out of bed to see what was happening. We couldn't believe our eyes for there was Jolly Old St Nicholas standing in our living room looking down at our young lad and saying What Child is this? Our son was talking to him and telling him All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.

I turned to my husband and said Do You Hear What I Hear? My husband said, "Well, It's beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas around here. At least it is not like last year when our son was telling everybody I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus . I sure am glad you didn't make me wear that outfit again this year." We told Santa "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" and left him to his work. As we left we asked, "Is there anything else you need?" He replied, "For the sake my sleigh Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow"

We awoke on Christmas morning to find that someone had decorated our tree. We inquired, "O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree who decorated you?" and now what does the rest of the house need? The tree boughed and then pined, "You could Deck the Halls with boughs of Holly I miss her."

Soon the phone rang and it was our daughter telling us I'll be Home for Christmas or else I'll have a Blue Christmas without you. We were wondering how we would tell her the news that her Grandma got run over by a Reindeer. And no it wasn't Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer who did it. At dusk carolers came into our yard, stood amongst the spruce and fir and sang Here we come a wassailing among the leaves so green. So we passed out mugs of mulled cider and then sent them on their way. Another Christmas day was done and we sat with a cup of cider as we listened to the crackle of the Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire, raised our glasses to this toast to all of you, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

If you've enjoyed this puzzle and if and only if you have a bit of time to do so would you mind dropping a note to my wife Sandy at sgriffin922@bowtieproducts.com and let her know? Thanks so much.​

It’s my wife Sandy’s puzzle more than mine and it’s a bit warmer, cozier, family friendly puzzle than the first 3 are. The other adult Christmas party games can be done standing up. This is a more relaxed, sit down and take your time puzzle.

To Print this fun quiz, you may highlight it, then right click and click copy and then paste it into your word processor, but... you will get a much easier, cleaner, neater version if you use the PDF link instead.

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