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Make your own personalized Christmas murder mystery party game

Have a not-so-silent night with a personalized Christmas party murder mystery script

Make My Murder Mystery

Planning a Christmas Party needn’t be murder

Our murder mystery game builder makes it easy plan a Christmas party your guests will never forget.


Personalize your murder mystery game

Get creative and have fun.


Play on your phone

Or print out scripts.


Simple to set up and play

Fun and safe for ages 11+.

Make your Christmas whodunnit mystery party game now

  • Personalize your murder mystery scipt in 15 mins
  • Delivered instantly
  • Play on mobile devices – or print out scripts
Make My Murder Mystery

The Christmas party murder mystery game for friends and families

You Dunnit allows players to create their own, personalized murder mystery game script based on their own characters and set in a location of their design.

You Dunnit personalized murder mystery games are hilarious, providing a super fun game to play with friends and families on Christmas Eve, during this festive season celebration – or even on Christmas Day!

You can create your murder mystery game online using our game builder (which only takes about 15 minutes) and then your players can either access the game on their mobile devices or by printing out the scripts.

You can play together – whether you are in the same room or playing online over a Zoom video call.

You Dunnit custom murder mystery games are great Christmas activity for families who want something funny that involves everyone – and doesn’t require throwing dice or having to listen to your drunk uncle reading a 16-page rule booklet over Christmas pudding.

If you are looking for something new and original that no one has ever played before, create your own personalized, Christmas-themed, murder mystery game today and have a Christmas party that no one will ever forget!

Whether you play your murder mystery game at a Christmas work party, or with your whole family at home, online or even after Christmas to see in the new year, you will be sure to have a magical time.

Did you know?

The first Christmas-themed murder mystery novel is generally considered to be Agatha Christie's "Hercule Poirot's Christmas", published in 1938.

Online or in-person Christmas murder mystery games

Play together at a Christmas dinner party with friends – or online with Zoom, Facetime or Hangouts.


Christmas Dinner Party

Host a Christmas-themed whodunnit party your friend will love


Family Get-together

Nothing unites a family like murder


Zoom Video

Christmas murder mystery party on a video call

Host a murder mystery party this Christmas holiday

This year you will likely be planning a Christmas Party that will make up for a quieter-that-usual year last year. Yes, Christmas 2020 and 2021 may have both been a Silent Night, but you can expect a Nightmare before Christmas in 2022.

How will you make your Christmas mystery game one that your friends won’t forget?

Forget, love joy and peace! To throw a killer DIY Christmas party you will need:

  1. Merry Christmas Costumes

  2. Jolly Christmas Decorations

  3. Christmas songs / playlist

  4. Christmas treats (and not exclusively for the kids)

  5. Christmas Party Games

“Everyone was engaged from the start and threw themselves into solving the murder. The event was great fun – and brilliant value for money.”

Bryn J

“It was so much fun and easy for people to get involved. A really brilliant murder mystery story!”

Nick T

“A great night with friends! Will definitely be going with these guys again!”

Tori K

“Hilarious! Played over Zoom, in 6 locations, including 2 countries. Even our 78 year old mother managed it!”

Joseph H

Our 5 murder mystery Christmas holiday party top tips

Christmas murder mysteries are fun! Here’s our top tip countdown for the ultimate Christmassy murder mystery night!

5. Christmas party games

Christmas parties are about gathering people around the table or meeting up with groups of friends to spend time together. Everyone loves a Christmas game or two. (And if you don’t, well, Christmas is the one time of the year when you will tolerate it).

One popular party game idea for Christmas that gets everyone talking and laughing is a murder mystery game. If you want to have your own Christmas murder mystery night with your own characters and deadly creatures, you can use our You Dunnit murder mystery game builder.

You can design your own personalized game (in just 15 minutes) and then either download your scripts or play using your phone or mobile device. Either way, you’ll be making a game that no one has ever played before – and it will be a party that no one will ever forget!

Online or in-person

Play on Zoom or get together

Create your own whodunnit game for Christmas

Customise your game script

Quick and simple to build

Just takes 15 mins to create

Add your own characters

Use real names or make them up

Play along on your phone

Or print out the PDF script

Fun for everyone - get sleighing!

For elfs aged 11+

4. Christmas Treats

Any Christmas whodunnit game needs treats for feasting upon! You’ve got to have the right Christmas Candy handy for your Christmas Party food. Here are some great ideas for treats to make you the ultimate Christmas murder mystery dinner party host.

More recipe ideas can be found on the awesome AllRecipes.com website.

🎅🏼 Christmas whodunnit party discount code!

Get started with our 25% off discount code for your Christmas murder mystery party. Enter SLAYBELLS22 at checkout.

Valid until 31st December 2022.

3. Xmas party songs and playlists

Here are our top 10 Christmas songs that you must add to your playlist for your Christmas Party in 2022 to get you started. When the Christmas carols just won't cut it, try:

  • "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey

  • "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee

  • "It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams

  • "Last Christmas" by Wham

  • "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms

  • "It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Michael Bublé

  • "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby

  • "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole

  • "Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives

  • "Let it Snow! Let is Snow! Let it Snow" by Frank Sinatra

Time to get your slay-bells out! Make yourself a Spotify playlist and enjoy the holiday cheer!

Yuletide murder mystery party inspiration

Need inspiration for your Christmas party? Or just want something to watch whilst you're getting organised?

Then check out this Christmas Mysteries collection on IMDB. There's Sherlock, Poirot and even... Whodunnit, Doris! In which Doris Day discovers a pistol-wielding Santa Claus standing over a dead body and sets to work cracking the case. Sounds sweeeeet!

2. Decorations for Christmas murder mysteries

Think about what your Christmas theme is going to be before you do your Christmas shopping. Here are the 5 most popular Christmas Themes:

  • The Nativity Scene – Angels, shepherds and baby Jesus.

  • Winter Wonderland – With snowmen and jolly old Santa.

  • Christmas Jumpers – Bright, woolly, and flashing lights.

  • Log Cabins and Open fires – Chestnuts, egg nog.

  • Victorian Era – Ebenezer Scrooge, carol singing.

  • Santa in his Sleigh – With a shed load of presents at the North Pole. And an Elf or too!

  • Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer – And the other ones too (whatever their names are!). Don't forget to leave out some milk!

  • Scrooge – Bah humbug! 😡.

  • The Grinch – a snowy Whoville.

  • Holly / Mistletoe – Deck the halls and grab a cheeky kiss.

  • Toy workshop – Sleigh's packed to the brim with presents.

  • Santa stuck in a chimney – Covered in soot, obviously.

Before you head out for some Christmas Shopping make sure you’ve thought about decorating both indoors and outdoors... and fingers crossed for snow! (It'll help the blood show up!)

There are some great shopping sites that can provide you with all your Christmas Decorations such as The Jolly Christmas Shop.

1. Christmas whodunnit party costumes

Our tip for choosing your Christmas murder mystery party costume is to match it to your character.

So, rip off that Christmas sweater! Here are 10 of the most popular Christmas costumes:

  • Santa Claus / Mrs Claus

  • Frosty the Snowman

  • Christmas Elves

  • Jack Frost

  • Mary and Joseph

  • Scrooge

  • The Grinch

  • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

  • John McClane or Hans Gruber

  • Christmas Angel

TOP TIP: Since it's Christmas, you might even want to give your guests (the suspects) a murder-related present to enhance the party.

But above all else, make it your own party, something that your friends will be Laughing All the Way home from!

Murder mystery costume tip

If you use our murder mystery game builder, you can choose your own characters and assign them to your friends. Once you’ve done this you can tell your friends which Christmas character they are playing, which will guide them in making their awesome Christmas costumes.

Need some costume inspiration?

Check out our costume suggestions for your murder mystery night.

Make a murder mystery

  • Make your Christmas whodunnit game in less than 15 mins
  • Delivered instantly
  • Play on your mobile device or computer
  • Or print out scripts and play with Elves and reindeer in the North Pole
Make My Murder Mystery Game

How do you create the game?

Our murder mystery game generator makes it easy to create your own personalized script. Just click the mystery game maker link and follow these steps:

1. Choose your murder mystery based on the number of guests

Choose whether you want to personalize the game for:

  • A Dinner Party Mystery for 6–10 guests (Try it now)
  • An Event Mystery for 12–200+ people (Launching soon!)

2. Personalize your game details

Anytime before your party use our murder mystery builder to create your personalized game.

You decide:

  • Who's the victim?
  • Where does the murder happen?
  • What are the character names?

Plus lots more!

You're the murder mystery game creator – so have fun and get creative!

It should take less than 15 mins to create and personalize your game.

3. Send players your unique game link

Text, email or post your unique game link of the crime scene to your party guests (you could even send it in a fancy Christmas party invitation or present!)

It contains their character information and hints and tips on how to play – so they can get prepared to play the game.

You (the game creator) will be the Host. And all your guests are the suspects.

The players won't be able to access or play until you start the game from the Hosts panel.

4. Play the game!

When you're ready to play your murder mystery – give the players access with a secret game code! (which is stored in your host panel) and get sleighing!

As the story unfolds you'll all play the murder mystery game together, sharing clues and evidence, over several rounds.

All suspects take part in the investigation, using their wit and skill to convince others that their motives and alibis are legit – to prove their innocence.

Rounds include a combination of:

  • The Script – all the players read through a script together
  • Questioning & Evidence – you all go off script and can talk openly about who you think is the killer! There will be prompts to help you pry clues and evidence out of each other
  • Voting – where guests vote for who they think the murderer is

The whole game takes about 1-2 hours... it's just like being in your own murder mystery film!

Everyone takes part in the trial – using their best detective work to be the judge and jury! Once all the clues have been examined, at the end of the game, you'll find out what the murder weapon was, who's innocent, who has blood on their hands – and who's going to prison!

There's also a printable PDF version of the whodunnit game script too – just in case someone's battery dies!

How many players will we need?

A Christmas murder mystery typically involves a group of 6-10 players, usually made up of family and friends who gather together to celebrate the holidays. One person in the group is typically the host, one is the murderer, and the others are suspects and must use their detective skills to figure out whodunnit!

Give the gift of murder this Christmas. Buy now. Play later.

It's a time for giving – not just receiving. Buy a You Dunnit gift voucher for a loved one this Christmas.

How long does the average game last?

The average You Dunnit game lasts about 2 hours but can vary greatly depending on the number of players and how long each player takes to make read their script, and decipher clues.

How difficult is it to set up a game?

You Dunnit games are super simple to set up. They require no previous experience – and there's no special equipment required either. It should only take 15 minutes to set up the game, and your account. Then whenever you're ready, just send the game link to the players – they'll be able to play on any device, or as a bonus, print out the script if they'd rather not be looking at their phone all evening.

Who is the victim?

That's totally up to you! All You Dunnit games can be personalized so that the game is totally unique for your party.

Who is the murderer?

Again, it's up to you! When you set the game up, you decide who's the victim and who's the murderer. It could be an elf, an ex-boyfriend – or perhaps Santa has been sleighing himself!

The murder mystery game on everyone's Christmas list

  • Make your Christmas whodunnit game in less than 15 mins
  • Delivered instantly to play on your phone
  • Play on your device or print out scripts
Make My Personalized Christmas Murder Mystery