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The Christmas holidays can certainly be a challenge - trying to keep the kids amused between all that present opening and eating, while still trying to stay sane can drive the calmest of parents to distraction!
You don't want to park the kids in front of the computer for the whole holiday, but if you are snowed in or it's just too cold, grey and grim to go outside, here are 25 of the best free Christmas online games and activities.
All thes festive games are great fun and some are even educational - you might even be tempted to try some yourself after a hard day's celebrating!
Every Christmas NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense) tracks Santa as he makes his deliveries all round the world on Christmas night.
As well as checking exactly where Santa is delivering his gifts on Christmas Eve, the NORAD website they have some super cool kids games and an advent calendar with a new game every day until Christmas.
Have festive fun with Supertato, JoJo, Peter Rabbit, Love Monster, Duggee, Alphablocks, Numberblocks and Gem from Swashbuckle.
As you take a walk through the CBeebies Christmas Forest, and there will be new weekly games to enjoy with your CBeebies friends. Watch the magical forest come to life as you play through each game.
Help the Grinch save Christmas by packing as many presents as you can! Combine three presents that are the same and add them to the Christmas bag!
You only have 5 minutes to make as many as you can before sunrises. This requires quite a bit of concentration and will keep kids quiet for hours.
Use you skill to join up the pipes so that Sants's gifts reach the Christmas tree in thime for Christmas. This game will stretch your kids brain and test their logical deduction! (I spent far to long trying this one out....)
Help Duggee and the Squirrels decorate their clubhouse Christmas tree? Cute game for preschoolers.
Santa needs your help. There are presents ready to be delivered but ice is blocking his path. Solve the puzzle by clearing the way and help save Christmas!
Another fun brain busting puzzle that will keep kids using logic to win the game.
This is a deceptively tricky pairs matching game, played against the clock. Link together all of the ice skates, gingerbread houses and other festive items in this match three puzzle game that’s perfect for Christmas.
Snowball the cat is lost and needs your help! In this Christmas platform game, you have to help Snowball find his way home in time for dinner.
Catch all birds and rats along the way and collect the key to open the door to the new level.
Is your family doing Elf on the Shelf? Did you know that Elf On The Shelf has it's own website with a whole lot of fun games suitable for younger kids?
Santa's North Pole has lots of fun Elf on the Shelf games on the EOTS website, where your kids can make a cookie for Santa, play Snowball Fight, decorate the Christmas tree, dress up your elf online or find the Elf Pet.
Fire the bubbles from the snowy Christmas cannon and match the bubbles into clusters fo three to win.
Play fun Christmas games with all your favourite CBeebies characters
New mini-games are released each week in the run up to Christmas, so you can come back to play new games with your CBeebies friends, Duggee, JoJo & Gran Gran, Peter Rabbit, Waffle the Wonderdog and all the crew from Swashbuckle.
In this holiday game of skill, help FlapCat zoom through the candy canes by keeping him flying at all costs. Can you earn the highest score?
In this game you need to match groups of three baubles and other tree decrations in a fun Candy Crush style Christmas online game.
Duggee and the Squirrel Club need your help to design a new Christmas badge.
Choose a shape, colour and logo. Suitable for younger children.
Can you carry a tune in this challenging music game that’s great for the Christmas season? Try to keep up with all of the colorful chords as they slide down the screen. If you miss a single note though, it’ll be game over!
You'll need the sound up for this one, as well as good hand eye coordination!
Everything is mixed up in the Kris-Mas Tiles game! Will you be able to get all of these decorations and other stuff organized in time for Christmas?
Spot the groups of similar Christmas decorations and click to tidy them away.
A collection of four educational mini games with cute Christmassy animations, aimed at younger kids.
This lake is full of cookies, Christmas trees, and even gifts. There might even be a few diamonds down there!
Each item you successfully bring back up to the boat will earn you cash that you can trade in for a bigger bucket. Great silly Christmas fun.
Santa Claus' Workshop is a portal to loads of fun kid-friendly games as well as Christmas stories, printables, songs and crafts.
There is an advent calendar with a new game to play every day in December up to Christmas Day, and some fun spelling games for slightly older kids.
I'm A Puzzle has lots of fun jigsaw puzzles on all sorts of themes, including this whole bunch of Christmas jigsaws to play online with a choice of difficulty from easy to super difficult.
The easy puzzles consist of just 12 pieces so it is perfect for younger kids.
Five festive minigames for little ones including CBeebies favourites including Mr Tumble, Peter Rabbit, Hey Dugee.
It's time to decorate the Christmas tree with CBeebies JoJo & Gran Gran, but the Panda baubles have gone missing! Can you help find them all in the pictures?
Can you spot the differences from Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale?
This CBeebies game starts easy but becomes quite tricky by the end!
Penny the penguin just landed a job as a waitress at the very busy Hill Top Cafe. She’ll need to keep its cranky customers happy and earn tons of tips to win this game.
A Candy crush-style game with Chrsitmas decorated cookies, cherry pies and other classic desserts. Match three or more to get as many points as possible.
It’s cold outside and Frosty needs your help to build an igloo. Jump from one floating ice block to the next, gathering ice for your igloo. But you must avoid the obstacles along the way such as crabs, birds and bears. Catch fish to earn extra points.
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