Printable Christmas Bingo Cards make playing a game of Christmas bingo easy! It’s the perfect game for family gatherings and holiday parties!
We play “Reindeer Games” at every family holiday party. It can be difficult to find options that all age groups can play together, but Christmas Bingo is the perfect game that works for everyone from young kids to grandparents. And there’s minimal thinking required, which we love for casual afternoons.
You’ll only need a few supplies to set up the free printable bingo game, and some prizes if you’d like them for the winners. Keep reading for all my favorite tips and prize suggestions.
Free Printable Christmas Bingo Cards
These adorable Christmas bingo cards are filled with holiday images like Christmas trees, gingerbread cookies, and reindeer, to add to the festive atmosphere of your party. So much more fun than boring number cards!
The calling card sheet has pictures and labels for all 30 holiday icons, so even pre-readers can play along.
There are 6 unique cards in the free download. Perfect for family gatherings during the holiday season or small groups needing a fun winter activity.
Larger sets of up to 50 different Christmas bingo boards are available in my online store for class parties and other large groups.
Setting Up for Christmas Bingo
Before the big day, you’ll need to prepare your Christmas Bingo Game. It won’t take long, but it’s easier to just take out the game when you’re ready to play.
Print the free Christmas bingo sheets and calling card page. The sheets are designed 2 per US letter size page to save paper and printing costs.
Mid-weight white cardstock is my favorite for bingo printables, since it’s more durable than standard printer paper. Printer paper will also work, but expect them to last only one day of use.
Cut apart the bingo game boards and calling cards. I use a paper cutter for speed and straight edges, but scissors will work too.
You’ll also need something to use as bingo markers. Use inexpensive, small items like candies (Christmas m&ms or festive kisses,) buttons, or punched paper shapes.
You can use dry erase markers on laminated bingo sheets, though I still find the bingo cards don’t last as nicely with all the erasing.
Adding extra festivity
I always love going all-in on the holiday spirit. The extra level of cheesy theming adds so much fun to the party! So turn on some Christmas music and plop on your Santa hat as you call out the cute Christmas icons.
How to Play Christmas Bingo
Most people have played a game of traditional bingo before. But reviewing the rules is always a good idea, to avoid confusion and prevent any quarreling.
To play Christmas Bingo:
- Pass out different bingo cards to each player or team. Place the calling cards in a bowl and mix them well.
- Give each player at least 25 bingo markers (more if using candy, since some will “mysteriously vanish” during the game.)
- Make sure each player places a marker on the center free space.
- As the bingo caller pulls a calling card from the bowl, players add a marker to the matching picture space.
- The first player to match 5 in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) shouts “BINGO!”, wins the game, and probably does a quick happy dance.
All players then clear the game pieces from their boards to play again.
Alternative Bingo Winning Plays
Changing up the winning move from a single straight line is a great way to make this fun Christmas game shorter or longer. Try these options:
- Four Corners– cover all 4 of the board corners
- X-OUT – match both diagonals through the center square
- Cris-Cross – match vertical and horizontal through the center square
- Make a Letter – try marking a T, L, O, or I to win
Christmas Bingo Prizes
Prizes can be as simple as candy canes or other Christmas candy, or something larger, depending on the type of event. Here are some of my favorite prize options for Christmas party games:
- Fuzzy Socks
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation kitchen utensils
- Flashlight Gloves
- Local Gift Cards
- Unique Serving Boards
- Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets
Download the Free Printable Christmas Bingo Card Set
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More Printable Holiday Fun
Get a head start on future holiday planning with these other printable holiday bingo games.
Have a fantastic time playing with your friends and family!
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