If watching holiday movies on Hallmark and sipping a delicious drink is your favorite winter activity, you need to play this Hallmark Christmas Movie Drinking Game! Just print out the free game card and invite some friends over!
It is my dream to be in one of these Hallmark Christmas movies (although I'm doing absolutely nothing about that.) I don't even need a staring role.
Any role Nelson Wong plays would work. I'm sure you would recognize him if you saw him. He is one of my favorite parts of Hallmark holiday movies. He's been a barista, a hair and makeup guy, a vintage ornament collector and SO many more things!
If you've watched these movies for any period of time, there are little things you notice. Which is what made me think to make a Christmas movie drinking game in the first place!
Hallmark Christmas Movies are the Best
I'm a BIG Hallmark Channel fan, especially when they start playing their Christmas movies.
I started watching (almost obsessively) the channel after my family had gotten into a car accident (we were all unharmed just REALLY shaken!).
It sent me into a crazy bout of insomnia and high anxiety. I would stay up all night and worry about preparing my family for emergencies and anything else that I couldn't control.
Hallmark Channel was my place to find respite from that noise. It was soothing and helped me to find peace during the day (some holiday self-care if you will). And when the holiday movie season started, it was like the channel was always there to give me a warm hug.
Why Play this Holiday Movie Drinking Game
Watch one or two of these movies and you quickly understand that they are super predictable. But that's half the fun. The drama is low, the holiday cheer is high and sometimes that is just what we all need.
While you don't often see anyone enjoying an alcoholic beverage in a movie, you absolutely should be sipping something tasty while watching. I originally created this Mulled Spiced Cider recipe to be played with this game.
It's a non-alcoholic recipe and would be super cozy to sip on the couch. But you can absolutely enjoy a cocktail instead!
And as we head further into the busiest of seasons, I wanted to find a way to remind moms to take time for themselves. You KNOW I am a huge "me time" encourager.
Last year, my friend Nicole and I bonded over our love of Hallmark Christmas movies. And I knew we weren't the only moms who find joy in the cheesiness.
And my idea for a Hallmark drinking game was born.
Don't want to host in person? Choose a movie to watch together, but apart, and chat via Zoom or Facetime. (Or skip the movie and just do a virtual wine tasting for all of December).
I don't intend for anyone to get blackout drunk from this. The intention is just to put a smile on your face and let you know you aren't alone in your love for the holiday greatness that is Hallmark movies.
(But here's my favorite anti-hangover supplement just in case...)
Print out my Hallmark Christmas Movie Drinking Game Printable! With scenarios that can be found in all the movies, plus some you only find if you watch multiple, this is a fun way to welcome the season.
Hallmark Channel Countdown To Christmas Schedule 2022
The 2022 Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas schedule has just been released!
New movies typically debut each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (more, if you include the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel), there are tons of opportunities to play this holiday movie drinking game.
For 2022, they are having double features on the weekend of Thanksgiving! I know exactly what to do after Black Friday Shopping!
Don't even get me started on their Thanksgiving bonanza where you get 5 new movies in a row!
And this year, It looks like some of the movies even have some unique storylines that feature more inclusive characters! It was slow coming, and it's not where it needs to be, but I'm glad that they seem to be trying.
What to Drink
Use my discount on Hallmark Wines
My mother-in-law picked up this Hallmark wine for me and you can try it too. Of course, they are the perfect thing to pair with this Hallmark Channel drinking game.
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It's about $15 a bottle and would make a great gift especially when paired with my Holiday Movie Watching kit and a printout of this drinking game!
Or you can make one of these delicious holiday cocktail ideas:
- A Holiday Mule is easy to make with a store-bought flavored cider.
- This Spiced Cranberry Juice is great for using in holiday cocktails or mocktails.
- Fireball and Ginger Ale is a super easy cocktail to sip when curled up on the couch.
- Spiced Rum makes this Winter Daiquiri SO tasty. A little bit of vanilla makes it just right for watching holiday movies.
- Vodka and Cranberry is super simple but looks so Christmasy!
What is on the Drinking Game Card
These movies are G-rated so they are fine to have on with the kids around.
I will never not love these movies.
And coming up with the Hallmark Christmas Drinking Game was so fun.
There is no way I could possibly cover all the things that happen in these movies. I kept it mainly to the larger plot points meaning it's a fairly boring drinking game.
You could absolutely come up with more things to watch for to make it so you drink more often. But in my opinion, hangovers with kids are the worst!
Make sure you find ways to take a little time for yourself this hectic holiday season!
Printable Drinking Game Card for Hallmark Christmas Movies
Click the image or the bolded text below the image to download the drinking game printable.
I will update this game card as needed. After I watch a few of this year's movies, I'll assess if anything needs to be added and will update for 2022. This same card has been great for the last few years so this card will also work great no matter what.
- Host an Essential Oils and Wine Party this holiday! You can create some fun holiday room sprays and blends and enjoy wine. It's perfect!
- This is the easiest Cookie Exchange you can host during the holiday. Click through for all my secrets!
- Host a Wine Tasting Open House. This is a great way to entertain for the holidays without having to prep your home!
- Grab some snacks and blankets and get outside! These fun Outdoor Movie Night Ideas are perfect for fall and a great way to gather friends safely.
This was originally posted December 1, 2017. I've updated it for 2021 to include an updated printable, the Hallmark Christmas movie schedule and more!