• Christmas Game purchasers often wonder whether they should open the box now, or wait until Christmas?  For most people, the best answer is open it now! The Christmas Game is  not the kind of game that you easily take out of the box and just start playing, like Parcheesi or chess.  Instead, it requires a little bit of thought and preparation. First, it would take too long to play every card included with The Christmas Game, so at the very least you will want to make some decisions about which...

  • Introduction.  Even if Christmas is your favorite holiday, you might experience too much emphasis on shopping and presents; too little attention given to the “true” Christmas values of peace, love, and charity; and disappointment when the event is over too quickly. But these five simple steps can make your holiday more fun, more meaningful, and longer-lasting. And The Christmas Game can be a part of your solution. We love presents. And getting that iPad can be a real thrill. But the happy feeling you get from obtaining a thing —...

  • The Buzz About The Christmas Game includes this comment from a fan in Hillsboro, Ohio: "What's different about this game is that it encourages kindness." The Christmas Game is played with cards, and involves suspense, and is a lot of fun -- but it is different from what we think of as a "game" in the traditional sense, because it is not competitive, and everyone wins.  The Christmas Game's primary purpose is to help your family live the Christmas values you care about most. So the Christmas Game does encourage...

  • Here at The Christmas Game we say, "The Best Present Is a Magical Christmas." By this we mean to recall that the secret of Christmas is not the little gift you send, but the Christmas-things you do. So if you are hoping to create a magical Christmas for your family, don't focus on a bigger tree, better lights, more presents, or finer food.  Instead, find a way to embrace the REAL meaning of Christmas, which includes: * Families and friends coming together * Celebrating old traditions and creating new ones *...

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  • The Christmas Game helps to de-emphasize the gift-giving aspect of Christmas in favor of quality time with loved ones and acts of kindness and generosity. However, paradoxically, The Christmas Game may itself be an ideal or unique gift.  It isn't quite a gift-to-end-all-gifts, because we are not opposed to the gift-giving tradition -- indeed The Christmas Game makes a special place for gift-giving. However, the Christmas tradition of exchanging gifts is completely out of control in the United States, and needs to be tamed so that it stops displacing other...