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5 Fun Virtual Activities for the 2022 Christmas Party

Work Christmas Parties can be a blast - but they can also be a bit of a drag. If you're stuck in the office all day, the last thing you want to do is stay late for an awkward dinner and forced small talk with your co-workers. This year, ditch the boring old party and try something new: a virtual Christmas party!

What is a virtual Christmas party?

A virtual Christmas party is a party that is held online instead of in person. This can be a great way to connect with co-workers and friends who live far away or to save money on travel and venue costs.

There are many different ways to host a virtual Christmas party. Here are five fun ideas to get you started:

1. Have a Secret Santa exchange over video chat

This is a great way to get everyone in on the fun of giving and receiving gifts without worrying about shipping costs or finding the perfect present for that person who seems to have everything.

You'll need to set up a Secret Santa group on a site like Elfster. Then, each person will be assigned a random name from the group to buy a gift. Everyone will log in to the video chat on the day of the party and take turns opening their gifts.

2. Play Christmas-themed games online

From virtual versions of classic party games like charades and Pictionary to online quizzes and scavenger hunts, there are many ways to get everyone to laugh and interact. You can even make up your games specific to your company or team - try a trivia game about your company's history, or a photo scavenger hunt with Christmas-themed items.

3. Make it a competition: ugly sweater, gingerbread house, or ornament making

Nothing gets people in the holiday spirit like a good old-fashioned competition. To make it even more fun, you can offer prizes for the winners.

4. Have a virtual potluck

A potluck is a great way to try out new recipes and get everyone involved in the party. To do this, each person will make their favorite holiday dish and share a photo or video in the chat. You can even vote on which dish is the best!

5. Watch a Christmas movie together

There's nothing like snuggling up with a blanket and some hot cocoa to get into the Christmas spirit. To do this, choose a movie that everyone can watch simultaneously - you can use a service like Netflix Party to sync up the playback. Then, chat about the film as you watch it together.

These are just a few ideas for your 2022 work Christmas party, as there's plenty to choose from! Other ideas include a mixology party, trivia round, and even a virtual escape room! If you're asking yourself, what is an escape room? Then look no further. These can be a great way to build teamwork skills as you and your colleagues work together to break out of a room.

So there you have, five fun virtual activities for your 2022 Christmas party. Now all that's left to do is choose which one you will try!