Saturday, 23 December 2017

Help


Although I'm full of aches and pains , I am feeling a bit better today
I need a bit of help from blogland as I have been given the job of organising some sort of quiz/ game for the family to play on Christmas Day.
Please give me some of your ideas.





56 comments:

  1. Go for one of your caption competitions, clever and funny.

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  2. A game that has caused lots of laughter at our Christmases is 'draw the celebrity'. A bowl of famous names, one person tries to draw the name drawn and the others guess. A white board is useful as is a camera for the more hilarious attempts. Merry Christmas. xx

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  3. I think both of the two comments above are really good ideas! Glad you are feeling a bit better today John. x

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  4. Lovely Christmas snaps. Looking at the last picture, I would say two things. Firstly, I think you are feeding Winnie too much and secondly Chris should lay off the steroids!

    As for quiz advice... The quiz needs to be fun to do - not tedious general knowledge that means only the smart-alecs can win! Giving multiple choice answers means that the right answer will be available to everybody. For example
    1) In which Christmas hit from 1988 do these words appear -
    A time for living
    A time for believing
    A time for trusting
    Not deceiving.
    ANSWERS
    a) "White Christmas"
    b) "I'll be Home for Christmas"
    c) "Mistletoe and Wine"
    d) "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

    (The answer is c)

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    1. I believe you ARE a quiz expert

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  5. Suck the tail off the donkey? (OMG - I hope I haven't over-stepped the mark)

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    1. "Overstepped the mark?" Why so coy and self conscious all of a sudden? I am sure John has dealt with enough shit of both the canine and the human kind to tidy yours too. Judging by both your blog and comments you leave there, here and elsewhere, sex is never far from your mind. I particularly noticed your redundant (too much information) reference to wearing a towel slung round your loins when some I don't know, can't remember, young female relative assessed your knobbly knee. The modesty of it. Never mind. Dirty old men can't always be other men. Let's hope that (in John's eyes) it's not I (capital Eye) who has "overstepped the mark" with this address of mine. Mother Hen that John is, he tends to be protective of cases lost even when when beyond redemption [the cases, not John].

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    2. Happy Christmas tom! X

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    3. Thank you John. And to you too. Ha ha!

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  6. Get a bunch of silly prizes for your games. Tons of game suggestions on the web.
    http://www.family-games-treasurehouse.com/family-party-games.html

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  7. Anonymous12:05 pm

    Something with shots of alcohol is always nice.
    Debbie

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  8. "mommy, why does santa have a black eye and reek of alcohol?"

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  9. We turned holiday song titles into obscure descriptions and then guests had to guess the original title. So for example: "I peered at matron making advances on the jolly elf" was "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus". We had a great time doing the original obscuration and our guests enjoyed the guessing.

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  10. We had a lot of fun once pinning the tail on the donkey's dick. Tried and true is charades.

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    1. Do you know tom Andrew?

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  11. What about a Christmas trivia game with multiple choice answers. Questions revolve around Christmas movies, and traditions. We played once what,fun we had. Like what is THE most popular Christmas song ever?

    White Christmas from Bing Crosby

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  12. Look at rebus puzzles. There are loads online and they are good fun.

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    1. You are the second one that has suggested rebus....I need to go and have a look

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  13. John, just how much of that cold medicine are you taking?!

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  14. When I was a child we always had family games at Christmas - nowadays they sound very boring - we had endless games on paper od e.g. all the wildflowers beginning with a or all the countries beginning with each letter of the alphabet in turn. That probably explains why I can do crosswords now.

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  15. Christmas is such a beautiful time of year and nothing says peace on earth like getting the entire family machine guns, I read once the forth wise man was bringing some but his camel went lame.

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    1. Those photos kind of scared me

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  16. Saran Wrap (cling film) ball party game. So fun!
    http://awesomejelly.com/the-saran-wrap-ball-christmas-party-game-is-a-seriously-good-time/

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  17. We did the " I went to the shop and bought..." one year.

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  18. You look like Les Dawson.

    Get a pile of newspapers and magazines and cut out all the eyes of famous people and stick them on a card and photocopy them and see who can guess who they belong to.

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    1. I do look like les Dawson ...generally

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  19. OMG. Those photos!!!!!

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  20. We play peach and pit. We go around and say the best thing that happened that year and the worst, starting with the worst. Not really a game but keeps the conversation going and includes everyone. Also charades

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    1. Greetings chania, it's been too long

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  21. I am terrible at games so I turn to the internet. Here's one such site (this says adult games but it doesn't mean THAT kind of adult games!):
    https://www.thebalance.com/adult-christmas-party-games-1356271

    Hope you feel better soon. It's no fun being sick at the holidays.

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  22. Probably a bit late now but I bought "Big Mouth" in the summer and we have had a blast playing it. New Year's maybe. Anna

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  23. The 'gun nut' Xmas pic would make me laugh if it didn't make me feel uneasy.

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  24. Pass the Bomb....great fun but probably a bit late to go out and buy it!

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  25. No ideas for the entertainment, but damn those photos are scary!

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  26. I forgot the name but it involves a dictionary. Someone looks up a word in the dictionary (something hard) and everyone writes down what they think it means. The one closes to the real meaning of the word wins.

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  27. I agree with Dave. Yeeeks!

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  28. Since it's for family to play, including children, I can think of a couple of Christmassy non-word games that you might try. They can be played by teams if you like. One game is called 'Bottoms Up' in which eight or ten (you decide the number) of lightweight objects, e.g. empty soda cans, are arranged several inches apart on a table. The 'contestant' dons a belt on the back of which a string is tied; the other end of the string is tied to a plastic or otherwise unbreakable Christmas ornament. The object is to swing your hips to swing the ornament and knock down as many of the cans as possible in a given time, say one minute. No hands allowed.

    The second game, called Christmas Cliffhanger, has players trying to maneuver an open, upside-down, Christmas card from one side of a table to the edge of the opposite side so that one edge of the card is left hanging off the table--by blowing on the card. Depending on the length of the table a few people could do this at the same time, each blowing on a separate card, of course. If the card falls over onto the table or off the table, tough luck. This game could also be done in teams if you like. Again, no hands allowed.




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  29. Thanks, John for the pics.....my favourite is the Santa with the black eye....Happy Christmas.

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  30. Nothing says Christmas like an AK47. I would imagine that photo was taken some place in my once proud country.

    We play a few word games that get funnier with the amount of alcohol that is consumed. We also play a game in exchanging inexpensive presents. Everyone brings a wrapped gift, people are given #s and pick a gift out of the pile. You can keep it or choose a second. People can also steal it. This is a very popular game here and takes the headache away of finding a right gift for a person.

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  31. As this is my ninth Christmas dinner at the Home with my mother, my only game is how long I last before I run away to play the pokies and drink Gin, Bombay Sapphire of course.

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  33. No ideas I'm afraid but just had to say I love the face on the dog in the last picture, those 3 kids really scare me.

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  34. You'll need a bucket and some loose change. Everybody takes a turn at shoving a coin between their cheeks (arse, not face) then proceed to bucket placed across the room and plop their coin in. Looks hilariously more funny than it sounds!Merry Christmas Dude xoxo

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  35. Happy Christmas John....may you and your husband and 'family' have a wonderful time x

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  36. Some [mostly] great suggestions. Some frightening family photos.

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  37. No great suggestions here, but echoing laughter from the photos.

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  38. It has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions to look for and enjoy your blog post with the ridiculous "family photos". I laugh so much and have tears rolling down my face. My family always wonders what is going on. Thank you so much. Died laughing when I saw the Santa with the black eye!!! Hope you feel better soon.

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