These are great additions to a Kids birthday party. After a magic show, and some cake, if there's time left in your party schedule - and cake always seems to be eaten faster than planned, these are really easy games that just take a few minutes each and use supplies which are easily found. You probably have them already. Here are some of my favorite Christmas Minute to Win it games:
Jingle all the Way
4 empty 2 liter soda bottles, small bells, tape
Before the game, take four empty liter soda bottles and rinse them out. Put a large amount of jingle bells into two of the liter bottles, then tape the empty bottles on top so that it looks like a giant rattle. You want the openings of the bottles touching so that the bells can pass from one bottle to the other.
The players that are able to shake all of the bells down from the full bottles to the empty bottles in under a minute wins!
Jingle Bells Junk
Empty tissue boxes (large), rope or belts, jingle bells
Attach an empty tissue box to the player’s waist using a rope or a belt. The opening should be facing the back. Fill the tissue boxes with ten jingle bells. The players then must jump, dance, and wiggle around to get all of the bells out of the box in one minute.
Red Christmas Tree
36 Red Solo type plastic cups One at a time, give a player 36 red solo cups to stack into a pyramid, or Christmas tree, and then take back down again.
25 Red Solo style cups, 1 Blue Solo cup
Give each player a stack of red solo cups and one blue solo cup, with the blue cup at the top of the stack. The player must transfer the blue cup to the bottle of the stack by taking red cups from the bottom and moving them to the top. The player to do this in under one minute wins!