Survive the Holidays with Salt Lake Magazine’s Bingo

Holiday Bingo

Not enough holiday cheer for you? Try a little alternative version of the game to help you survive (read: drink and stumble through) the holiday family drama…

Family Holiday Party: The Drinking Game

Drink once…

  • Every time someone passes you the old Santa hat that’s making the rounds (drink again if it has any odor or stains)
  • Every time a sibling complains about their Secret Santa Gift
  • Every time you’re asked a probing personal question—when are you going to get married, have kids, etc.
  • Every time you remind yourself that it’s O.K. to set personal boundaries with family
  • Every time someone says “Happy Holidays”
  • Every time someone takes offense to saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”

Drink twice…

  • If there’s an overpowering “Holiday Spice” scented candle
  • If someone arrives late because they were at their Ward Christmas Party 
  • If they bring sparkling apple cider
  • If someone pulls out a family photo album or scrapbook
  • If you forgot to set personal boundaries with family
  • If children are coerced into performing the Nativity 
  • If Mom gets very sensitive about the dryness of the ham and/or turkey 

Finish your drink…

  • When someone makes Mom cry

 Bonus Round: ‘Do You Hear what I Hear?’

Take a drink whenever anyone says any of the following…

  • “I thought we agreed on a $20-limit for gifts?”
  • “You’ll shoot your eye out!” or another overused A Christmas Story quote
  • “I shouldn’t have another, but I’m on vacation…”
  • “I thought we weren’t doing gifts this year?”
  • “Jesus is the reason for the season” 
  • “Son of a nutcracker!” and other Elf quotes
  • “The War on Christmas” 


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