Strictly speaking, playing games is not a holiday party tradition for me and my family. After a huge Christmas dinner and opening of presents, we mostly retire to the TV to watch a Christmas movie.
I hear that in other homes, some people have enough energy for games like Charades.
Which reminds me of a funny film I saw years ago. It was at a restaurant called ‘The Groaning Board’ which specialized in humongous servings of tasty, home-style foods. As we stuffed ourselves with all-you-can-eat soups and bread, we watched short films projected on the walls.
This Canadian short was produced by Sheridan College student, John Minnis in 1983. It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1985 and a Genie Award (the Canadian Oscars) for “Best Theatrical Short Film” in 1985.
Thirty six years later, this film still makes me laugh.