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The left right across Christmas party game is the perfect game to play during the holiday season if you’re planing a white elephant gift exchange.

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Play this with the whole family, younger kids included.

Or play it at Sunday school or the office Christmas party with large groups of people instead of doing the same old secret santa holiday gift exchange.

To download this Left Right Across Christmas Game Free Printable Sheet…simply enter your email address in the form below and check your email for the digital copy. If you’ve never received an email from Keeper of our Home before you might need to check your junk folder. Happy Playing!

Christmas time is easily my favorite time of the year and I absolutely love creating these free printable Christmas games.

How to you play the left right across Christmas game with free printable

This game is a gift passing game, and a very simple one that most ages can play at Christmas parties. If you’re playing with really little kids they will probably need help, but it will still be so much fun!

  1. Each party guest will bring a wrapped gift. There has to be an equal amount of gifts as people playing. Set a dollar limit on each gift so every one gets something of about equal value.
  2. Have everyone who’s playing the left right game sit in a circle around the room.
  3. The host of the party will read the left-right Christmas game below, which is basically the nativity story.
  4. Every time the host reads the words LEFT, RIGHT, or ACROSS, each player will pass gifts in that direction.
  5. Whatever gift each person ends up with at the end of the story, is the gift they get to keep and take home.
  6. Everyone opens their gifts at the end of the game. It’s always fun to see what everyone got, the most creative gifts always make the best gifts.

NOTE: If you don’t want to ask each guest to bring a wrapped gift but still want to play the right left game, then wrap inexpensive gifts yourself. Remember the number of gifts has to equal the number of players, and every gift should be wrapped -it’s just more fun that way.

Inexpensive Gift Ideas:

It’s a really fun Christmas game you can play with family members around the Christmas tree. Or even just for family game night. Before you know it, this game will become a favorite Christmas tradition in your home.

Left Right Across Christmas Game Free Printable Story

left right christmas game free printable
Left Right Christmas Game Free Printable

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.

RIGHT around the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel RIGHT to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a RIGHTeous man named Joseph.

The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went RIGHT to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

Mary was greatly troubled, and RIGHTly so at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her…”Do not be afraid, after I have LEFT you will conceive and give birth to a son and you will call him Jesus.”

“I am the Lord’s servant” Mary said, and the angel LEFT her.

Mary then LEFT to visit her cousin Elizabeth RIGHT in the town of Judea. When she entered her home and RIGHT when Mary’s greeting LEFT her mouth, the baby inside Elizabeth’s belly leaped for joy to the LEFT and to the RIGHT and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Mary stayed with Elizabeth for RIGHT around three months and then LEFT to go back home.

RIGHT around the time Jesus was to be born, Caesar Augustus wanted to count everyone who was LEFT in the Roman world.

Mary and her RIGHTeous husband Joseph, then LEFT to the town of Bethlehem to register for the census.

While they were in Bethlehem the time came for baby Jesus to be born. They went RIGHT to the inn, but there was no more room LEFT for them there. Traveling ACROSS the town of Bethlehem they found a manger and it was there where baby Jesus was born.

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RIGHT around there, shepherds were keeping watch over their flocks. An angel of the Lord appeared to them in the night and the glory of the Lord shone around them to the LEFT and to the RIGHT.

The angel said to them…”Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” All ACROSS the field a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel praising God saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had LEFT them, the shepherds decided to go RIGHT then to see this thing that had happened.

As soon as they saw baby Jesus, the shepherds spread the news of his birth to the LEFT and to the RIGHT to anyone who would listen. And all who heard the news were RIGHTly amazed.

Mary pondered and treasured all these things RIGHT in her heart.

The shepherds LEFT Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus returning ACROSS the fields praising God for all the things they had heard and seen.

STOP THERE unless someone ends up with their own gifts they brought to the holiday party then add the following line….

“And that is all that is LEFT of our Christmas story”

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This Left Right Across Christmas Game Free Printable was created by keeper of our home. It is for personal use only. Please print for your own personal use. If you wish to share this free download link with family and friends, share this website so they can download their own copy. Thank you so much friends

If you want more printable games check out the Bible Christmas Trivia and the Nativity Bingo. Also on the blog is a 25 day calendar full of family Christmas activities. All are a great way to incorporate the real meaning of Christmas into your gatherings.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hears, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful” -Colossians 3:15

I would love to hear some of your favorite Christmas games or cherished family traditions, would you mind sharing yours in the comment section?

It seems as though I’m always looking for new ways to make memories with my family that the kids will remember forever….and maybe carry on with their own families when they’ve left our home.

Anyone else feel that way too?

As always, thank you for spending a few minutes of your day with me in this little corner of the internet. From my home to yours I wish you a Merry Christmas and joyful and peaceful family gatherings.


“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” -Isaiah 40:31

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