- Chez Panisse opens (1971)
The Daily Meal's Christmas Drinking Game
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It doesn't matter what you have in your glass — eggnog, punch, a warm cocktail, Champagne — chances are you're going to be drinking a lot this holiday season. Why not up the ante this Christmas with a fun game that actually turns typical holiday occurrences into an incentive to drink? Just print out the rules below, and let the imbibing begin!
Take One Drink if:
-Someone asks if you have been naughty or nice this year.
-A family member asks about your love life. (For singles: If you're in a relationship yet. For couples: When you're getting married).
-Someone tries to guess what is inside a specific present.
-A kid complains that a sibling has more presents under the tree than they do.
-One of the Coca-Cola commercials with the super-cute polar bears plays on TV.
-Someone recites more than one quote from "Elf".
Take Two Drinks if:
-Someone is wearing a Santa hat or an ugly Christmas sweater (if they're wearing both at the same time, finish the drink).
-You run out of wrapping paper on Christmas Eve.
-Someone says, "I think Santa forgot..." on Christmas morning.
-Your mother-in-law says she would have made something differently (finish the drink if she says she would have made it better).
-Someone comments that "It's a Wonderful Life" is their favorite Christmas movie.
-You know most of the lines to Wham's "Last Christmas."
Take Three Drinks if:
-Someone fakes excitement over a gift.
-Someone makes an bad or inappropriate mistletoe joke.
-An ornament breaks (take an extra sip if the cause was a pet's tail).
-If some item of the Christmas meal gets burnt.
-A family member starts to sing after one too many glasses of eggnog (or other Christmas cocktail).
Finish Your Drink if:
-A visiting family member tells you you've lost weight (and you know you haven't).
-It actually snows on Christmas morning.
-You receive something you know has been re-gifted.
-Someone accidentally reveals to a young child that Santa doesn't really exist. Oops.
Have a good suggestion for a rule that wasn't included in the game? Let us know and we'll add it!
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