New family game to play this Christmas

A fantastic game to enjoy with family this year

Written 27th November 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter

When Christmas Begins is a Christmas song performed by Jack T Harper and written by Jack T Harper, Mick Johnson and Martin Smith.

Not only is it a catchy Christmas song, but it's also a fantastic Christmas game to play with family and friends.

Inside this festive song are references to previous Christmas songs. Players listen to the song (via the Youtube video below) and write down the singer and song title. In total there are 15 references 

And what makes it even better is that this song has just been released, so nobody will have played this game before!

Instructions

1. Give each player a pen and paper - you can play in teams

2. Each player needs to write down any songs they hear, including the artist and song title. There are 15 song references in total

3. Play the song. For an easier version show them the YouTube video (below) so that can read the words

4. You can decide how many times you play the song.

5. They get a point for each artist and song title. If you want to make it harder you could give bonus points for the year the song was released or if it got to number 1.  

See video below - 

 

Lyrics
The lyrics can be helpful for players who have difficulty hearing or confirming the answers. See below -

WHEN CHRISTMAS BEGINS
When do you start to feel Christmas begin
Is it when you hear carols or reindeer bells ring
Or is it the sound of Kirsty and Shane Berating

Do you look out your window to see Santa sleigh
Hearing the classic by Noddy with Slade
Or is it the sight of Chris Rea driving home for Christmas

Bing wants a white Christmas for Elvis it’s blue
A young Michael Jackson hope Santa gets through
And Mariah doesn’t Cary at all long as she has you

Put a star up on the tree
Santa’s bringing gifts
For you and me

Now that it’s Christmas time
Hear Santas sleigh bells chime
We sing along in rhyme
Now that it’s Christmas

Janice and Jen are with Barney and Ben
Hoping Kris Kringle fills wishes for them
Kids sing with wizard and the band begins to play
Let it Snow says Dean Martin save Wham from their tears
We all sang Parum pa pum pum over the years
So put a sable under the tree let’s feed the world this Christmas

Put a star up on the tree
Santa’s bringing gift
For you and me

Now that it’s Christmas time
Hear Santas sleigh bells chime
We sing along in rhyme Now that it’s Christmas
Now that it’s Christmas time

Hear Santas sleigh bells chime
We sing along in rhyme Now that it’s Christmas
To be in the arms of the one I love
Is all I’m asking from above

While the snow falls all around
Warming our hearts on the love that we found
Don’t let it end this Christmas Day

Now that it’s Christmas time
Hear Santas sleigh bells chime
We sing along in rhyme
Now that it’s Christmas

Now that it’s Christmas time
Hear Santas sleigh bells chime
We sing along in rhyme
Now that it’s Christmas

Answers

Below are the answers to the game. How many did you get right?

  1. Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
  2. Noddy Holder and Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
  3. Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas
  4. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
  5. Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
  6. Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 - Santa Claus is coming to town
  7. Mariah Carey - All I want for Christmas is You
  8. Perry Como, or Meredith Wilson - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  9. Roy Woods’ Wizard - I wish it could be Christmas everyday
  10. Dean Martin - Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
  11. Wham - Last Christmas
  12. David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy
  13. Eartha Kit - Santa Baby
  14. Band Aid - (Feed the world), do they know it’s Christmas time
  15. Drums from the track - Little Drummer Boy
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