A Very Merry Drinking Game For Cheesy Holiday TV Movies

List Rules

Vote up the rules that fill you with the holiday spirit.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: snow is falling, jingle bells chime, and busy big city executives are getting stranded in charming small towns and learning what’s really important. That’s right, 'tis the season for gloriously cheery and cheesy made-for-TV holiday movies. Once limited to channels like Hallmark, these flicks seem to be everywhere these days; EW estimates that over 160 were released in 2022 alone. They’re incredibly popular, but also incredibly formulaic – and that’s where seasonal cocktails come in.

If you’re watching these movies anyway, why not spice things up a little and play a drinking game? The rules below will help you feel even more festive as you celebrate the very best tropes of TV Christmas movies. With love in your heart and a drink in your hand, get ready to imbibe as you enjoy some contemporary holiday classics.

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  • 1. If Santa Shows Up, Finish Your Drink

    If Santa Shows Up, Finish Your Drink
    Photo: Falling for Christmas / Netflix
    17 votes
  • 2. Drink When Snow Starts To Fall

    Drink When Snow Starts To Fall
    Photo: Snowglobe / ABC Family
    16 votes
  • 3. Take A Small Drink Whenever Someone Says, 'But It's Christmas!'

    Take A Small Drink Whenever Someone Says, 'But It's Christmas!'
    Photo: A Gift Wrapped Christmas / Lifetime Television
    17 votes
  • 4. Drink If There's A Kiss Under The Mistletoe

    Drink If There's A Kiss Under The Mistletoe
    Photo: Mistletoe & Menorahs / Lifetime Network
    8 votes
  • 5. Drink When A Late Spouse/Mother/Relative Is Mentioned

    Drink When A Late Spouse/Mother/Relative Is Mentioned
    Photo: Love at the Christmas Contest / GAC Family
    12 votes
  • 6. Take A Shot If Magic Happens

    Take A Shot If Magic Happens
    Photo: The Holiday Calendar / Netflix
    12 votes