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Christmas murder mystery party

Have a not-so-silent night this year with a custom Christmas murder mystery game

Build my mystery

Planning a Christmas Party needn’t be murder

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

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Personalised Christmas murder mystery game

Get creative and have fun

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Play on your phone

Or print it out

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Simple to set up and play

Fun and safe for all ages 11+

Host a murder mystery Christmas party

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 may have been a Silent Night, but you can expect a Nightmare before Christmas in 2021.

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

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

Online or in-person Christmas murder mystery games

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

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Christmas Dinner Party

Host a Christmas murder mystery your friend will love

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Family Get-together

Nothing unites a family like murder

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Zoom Video

Christmas murder mystery party on a video call

“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 party top tips

Here’s our top tip countdown for the ultimate Christmas party!

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 create your own murder mystery game with your own characters and deadly creatures, you need to use the You Dunnit murder mystery game builder.

You can design your own custom game in 20 minutes and then either download your scripts or play using your phones. 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 until the day that they die.

Online or in-person

Play on Zoom or get together

Create your own Christmas murder mystery

Customise your game script

Quick and simple to build

Just takes 15 mins to create

Add your own charters

Use real names or make them up

Play along on your phone

Or print out the PDF script

Fun for everyone

For elfs aged 11+

4 Christmas party treats

You’ve got to have the right Christmas Candy handy for your Christmas Party. Here are some great ideas for Christmas Treats:

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

🎅🏼 Christmas murder mystery party discount code!

Get started with our 25% off discount code for your Christmas murder mystery party. Just enter SLAYBELLS21 at checkout.

Valid until 31st December 2021.

3. Merry Christmas party songs and playlists

Here are our top 10 Christmas songs that you must add to your playlist for your Christmas Party in 2021 to get you started:

  • "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 holidays!

Christmas murder mystery party inspiration

Need inspiration for your Christmas murder mystery 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 great!

2. Christmas party decorations

You should 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 and shepherds)

  • Winter Wonderland (snowmen and santa)

  • Christmas Jumpers (bright, woolly, and flashing lights)

  • Log Cabins and Open fires (chestnuts, egg nog)

  • Victorian Era (scrooge, carols)

Before you head out for some Christmas Shopping make sure you’ve thought about both indoor and outdoor Christmas Decor.

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


1. Christmas party costumes

Our top tip for choosing your Christmas murder mystery costume is to match it to your character. A You Dunnit Murder Mystery game lets you 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 costume.

Here are 10 of the most popular Christmas Costumes. Why not build a You Dunnit Murder Mystery game with some of these?

  • 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

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

Create a personalised Christmas murder mystery game

  • Create your Christmas whodunnit game in less than 15 mins
  • Delivered instantly to your phone
  • Print out your scripts and play with friends in real life, or online with our digital player
Build My Personalised Christmas Murder Mystery Game