Boredom-Curing Games To Play With Your Family
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Once the turkey coma has set in, it can be tempting to zone out in your favorite elastic-waistband pants and scroll through Instagram until your brain shuts down into a state of blissful nothingness; however, we’d argue that the holidays present a rare opportunity to spend quality time with your friends and loved ones, and it should not be squandered on social media. Here, eight party games that are actually fun, so you can put your phone down and make some (non-recorded memories) for once.
This game is like truth or dare, with a Mariah Carey-specific twist. Each person takes turns finishing the sentence "All I Want For Christmas Is..." with either a dare or a request for truth. (For example, "All I want for Christmas is for Uncle Ned to do the worm." The person who has been "dared" must either deliver on the dare or take a shot.
Family History Charades
This writer's mother screamed bloody murder one year when she opened a gift box containing a fur coat, thinking it was a live animal, and we still make fun of her it. Anecdotes like these make for the perfect material in a game of "family history charades," in which you and your relatives act out memorable moments from the past.
Catch up with family members you see infrequently by playing a classic game of two truths and a lie, in which your relatives will be asked to guess which of the three things you tell them about your life is a falsehood.
Drink every time someone fat-shames Natalie, you're creeped by any of the male characters, Colin Firth wears a sweater, "Christmas Is All Around Me" plays or you get emotional even though you know this movie is kinda the worst.