Thursday, December 11, 2008

wonderful family game for Christmas

Really want to share this Christmas game with you. We have so much fun with it. As I have told you before I have a big family with 4 brothers and 2 sisters and we all live close to each other. We are most always together for the Christmas holidays, With all the neices, nephews, spouses and children there are about 40 of up when we are all together, We discovered this game a few years ago. We have all been so blessed in our life and as we grew so large we decided to stop the gift thing some years ago. Just buy for the little children now so this game has worked out great,
We start by each person bringing a $10.00 gift, and trying to see how creative you can get with $10.00. Last year I went to the dollar store and bought $10.00 worth of potted meat and it is 3 for 1.00, you can count. My daughter wrapped $10.00 worth of pennies in a ball of tape. I could go on and on but the more creative you get the more fun. All the gifts are wrapped. You stand in a circle and read the story (below) and follow the directions, The gift you have when the story is over is yours. I promise you will laugh so hard and have a ball.

To play the game have your players stand in a circle. Each will have a wrapped gift. As you read the story they pass the gift each time the word WRIGHT, ( PASS RIGHT) OR LEFT (PASS LEFT) is spoken. At the end of the story the gift you are holding is yours.

Christmas is almost here and mother WRIGHT was finishing her Christmas Baking.
Father WRIGHT , Susan WRIGHT and Billy WRIGHT returned from last minute Christmas
There’s not much LEFT to be done. Said Father WRIGHT as he came into the kitchen.
Did you leave the basket of food at church? Asked Mother WRIGHT.
I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to, said Father WRIGHT.
I am glad my shopping is done said Billy WRIGHT. I don’t have any money LEFT.
The hall phone rang and Susan WRIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family that Aunt Tilly WRIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma WRIGHTS porch.
I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it, she said as she LEFT in a rush.
Father WRIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susan WRIGHT returned Mother WRIGHT, Father WRIGHT and Billy WRIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire WRIGHT family sang Christmas Carols as they finished decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents under the tree and went to bed, hoping they has selected the RIGHT gift for their family. Now I hope you have the RIGHT gift for yourself because that is all that is LEFT of my story except to wish you a Merry Christmas. Isn’t that RIGHT.

Let me know if you play and how much fun you had, It will become a family tradition.


squawmama said...

Hey Judy, That sounds like so much fun to play... How lucky for you to be close to all your family... Mine are spread out... Sounds like you guys have a ton of fun and really enjoy each other’s company... Have a great night...


ann said...


ann said...

i looked at your slide show.your home is fabulous...ann

Lochlanina said...

that sounds like fun
Happy Pink Saturday. :-)

Smilingsal said...

I came looking for pink, but I'll enjoy that game. Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! Your game sounds like fun..thanks for sharing.. hope you're having a super Saturday..hugs ~lynne~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Judy! What a terrific game!! I'd never heard of that before. Email me some more ideas for neat gifts to use...may have to try it, as Anthony's parents are coming for Christmas Eve, toO!

Love you,
Angelic Accents