• The Memory Book is one of the most important elements of The Christmas Game. The Christmas Game cards are about reinventing the holiday in a more meaningful way by lightening the emphasis on presents and doing things that matter. But the Memory Book is about connecting at an even deeper level. A truly magical thing happens when you pause to consider questions involving the things you care about most, or your goals or interests, or the things that make you you. And when that information is captured it creates an extraordinarily valuable heirloom. We...

  • The first thing a lot of people think of when they imagine family and friends coming together is shared activities, like games. But it is shared memories that in fact bind us together. That's why the Memory Book is such an important part of The Christmas Game. In addition to keeping a record of those shared activities, the Memory Book helps everyone mark personal milestones and important events - and in the same format, so filling in the Memory Book is itself a shared project. A photo album inevitably appears...

  • The Memory Book may be the best reason to play The Christmas Game. In the Memory Book, you'll record for each player their likes, dislikes, opinions, and goals. Each year you play The Christmas Game, your Memory Book grows more interesting and more valuable. Eventually, looking back through the Memory Book can be surprising, fascinating, and entertaining, and guessing how players answered the same question in years past (especially when answered many years past) can become a game in itself. This week's featured card, Recommended Books (Deck 1, Card 17),...