Everybody loves a good Christmas movie to a point but watching the big red guy in a suit lose his powers get lost of die and become replaced by a marking rep can get old after a while.

The same goes with board games there are so many Christmas themed classics out there but every now and then you want something that will capture the Christmas spirit but feels like it’s own thing.

Christmas themed movie board games

Over the history of cinema this has happened multiple times with a few Christmas themed cult classics that don’t feature the big red guy but capture the Christmas spirit.

Well here are the board games that complement these movies.

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Die Hard the Board Game

The ultimate addition to every Christmas is the celebration of the holidays classic Die Hard because let’s me honest die hard is a Christmas movie.

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game uses one-versus-many, asymmetric gameplay to pit protagonist John McClane against others acting as thieves who are co-operating to foil the hero’s plan, which is to save the hostages in the iconic Nakatomi Plaza high-rise.

Movie buffs and hobby game enthusiasts will appreciate the game’s distinct homage to the 1988 film, which packs rules and gameplay to the air vents with callbacks to Die Hard’s most memorable scenes, characters, and events.

Home Alone the Board Game

It’s time to defend the house! When the McCallister family jets off for the holidays, they accidentally leave nine-year-old Kevin behind.

And now, the notorious Wet Bandits are casing the neighborhood, hoping to score some valuable loot! Team up as the burglars in Home Alone Game to try to steal the goods, or play as Kevin to unleash an arsenal of creative contraptions to protect the house.

Who will triumph: the little guy or the bad guys?

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Players move around the game board, decorating Charlie Brown’s tree–which really lights up–giving gifts and collecting candy canes. The first player to make it back to the Season’s Greetings area lights up the tree and wins!

Includes game board, playing pieces, spinner, game cards and instructions. 2-4 players. Ages 5 and up. Tree includes 2 replaceable button batteries.

There were two editions of this game. One had figurines of the characters; the other had cardboard markers in stands.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Game

from the Offical Publishers webpage:

We’re not Parker’s other brother, nor are we part of the Bradley family, but NECA has entered a realm of the likes that we have never step foot in before.

NECA is proud to announce the creation of the first ever OFFICIAL board game for The Nightmare Before Christmas. Kidnap Santa Claus, collect points and defeat Oogie Boogie in this fun filled game for the whole family!

Here are the details on this cool new game:

For 2-6 players

Ages 8 & up. 
Includes board w/spinner 
6 collectible pewter game piece figures 
1 pair of dice 
60 card deck (8 Santas and 52 picture cards)

The Object Of The Game:
Be the first player to complete all 3 steps:
1. “Kidnap” Santa Claus.
2. Collect 100 points in Picture Cards, and
3. Defeat Oogie Boogie in a game of chance.

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