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Games for a Geeky Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

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Geeky Christmas Movie Quiz

Rules:

One 2-3 person team (preferably couples) will be given a quote.

1 point will be given for each accurate item:

What character said it

Which Actor said it

From what film

After 60 seconds, other teams can steal for a total of 2 points, if their team knows the

character, film and actor.

If one cannot be guessed, every team has the option to steal the point by using their

smart phone for one point total.

1. “Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

–Zuzu, Karolyn Grimes, It’s a wonderful life

2. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store, what if Christmas perhaps, means a

little bit more?”

–Narrator, Boris Karloff, How The Grinch Stole Christmas

3. “It’s a one year membership to the Jelly of The Month Club”

–Clark, Chevy Chase, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

5. “He never got his picture on bubble gum cards, did he? How you ever seen his picture on a

bubble gum card? Hmmm? How can you say some ones great Who’s never had his picture on

bubble gum cards?

— Lucy Van Pelt, Tracy Stratford A Charlie Brown Christmas

6. “Uh, since the US Government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute

it. Case dismissed.”

— Judge Henry X. Harper, Gene Lockhart, Miracle on 34th Street

7. “Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who

sold it on sale. Amen.”

–Kevin, Macaulay Culkin, Home Alone

8. “We’re your worst night mare…Elves with attitude.”

–E.L.F.S. Leader, Kenny Vadas, The Santa Clause

9. “Fog as thick as peanut butter”

–Yukon Cornelius, Larry D. Mann, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

10. “Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved”

–Adult Ralphie, Jean Sheppard, A Christmas Story

11. “The thing about trains…it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get

on.”

–The Conductor:, Tom Hanks, The Polar Express

12. Strange isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves

an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

–Clarence, Henry Travers, It’s a Wonderful Life

13. “If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I

am now.”

— Clark Griswold, Chevy Chase, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

14. “Aunt Clara had, for years, labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually four

years old, but also a girl.”

–Adult Ralphie, Jean Sheppard, A Christmas Story

15. “You stink. You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa.”

–Buddy the Elf, Will Ferrell, ELF

16. “You say you hate Washington’s Birthday or Thanksgiving and nobody cares, but you say

you hate Christmas and people treat you like you’re a leper.”

–Kate, Phoebe Cates , Gremlins

17. “Close your eyes, and think of snowflakes and and moonbeams and whiskers on kittens.”

(pokes his eyes) “No peeking! …Of rainbows, forget-me-nots, of misty meadows and sun-

dappled pools. Oh, look! There’s Mr Hedgehog. I wonder where he’s going? Perhaps to Harlem!”

(Punches him in the jaw)

–The Ghost of Christmas Present, Carol Cane, Scrooged

Christmas Trivia

1. Hollow objects, typically made of metal and having the shape of a deep inverted cup widening at the lip, that

sounds a clar musical note when struck, typically by means of a clapper inside made from a white, ductile metallic

element with the atomic symbol of Ag. — Silver Bells

2. A complete absence of sound during the time from sunset to sunrise. — Silent Night

3. A period of one and 5/7th weeks revolving around the winter holiday celebrated on the 25th day of December

–12 days of Christmas

4. It is our sincerest desire for you to experience a December 25th full of cheerfulness & gaiety — We Wish You A

Merry Christmas

5. The only thing I desire to acquire on the 25th day of December is a pair of processes attached to the forward

section my jaw serving for the prehension and mastication of food.  – All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

6. What Christmas-time song did James Pierpont compose in 1857? — Jingle Bells (or One Horse Open Sleigh)

7. What Christmas item takes its name from teh old French word estincelle, meaning spark? — Tinsel

8. Who wrote the songs for the 1954 film White Christmas? — Irving Berlin

9. What is the chemical formula of snow? — H2O

10. Which two states in the US have towns called Christmas?  — Arizona and Florida

Horribly difficult but super funny Mash up– Act out or draw:

I racked my brain coming up with Christmas carols mashed up with Geeky things.  The idea is to break into teams, draw a paper with the mash up clue and then decide if you will draw or act out.

With acting, you can talk but no buzz words, You can do impressions, but no direct quotes.

Drawing, Pictionary rules apply.

These were so hard, but were hilarious.

Joy to the Wookie

Silent Knight Rises

While Shepherds watched their Flock of Seagulls

Rocket Raccoon the Christmas Tree

O Jedi Knight

Buffy the Red-nosed Slayer

Darryl Dixon is coming to town

I’ll have an Ood Christmas with out you

Let it John Snow, Let it John Snow, Let it John Snow

I saw Vader kissing Santa Claus

Spok-y the Snowman

All I want for Christmas is Audry II

Last Christmas, I gave you Doc Brown

I believe in Ferris Beuller

It’s a purple minion world in the winter

Sarah Connor’s coming to town

Angelus we have heard on high

It’s beginning to look a lot like Star Trek

Up on the house top now I have a machine gun

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The Ugly-Geeky Sweater Party

I have been wanting to do an Ugly Sweater Party for years, but by the time I got around to it, it was so cliche that I just decided not to try.  One of our friends reminded me about it last month and said I should do it anyway.  Always up for a challenge, I wanted to spin it so it was still fun.  My husband and I mulled it over and went with a Geek theme that seemed perfect for us and our friends.

One of my favorite parts of the Ugly sweater party concept is that it is wonderfully tacky in an almost cute way.  Geeking that up was so fun.  We’ve been asked to do it again next year, and have already decided it was rather awesome and we’d like to improve on it and give it another go.

In our invite, we specified that guests were to come in a Geeky holiday sweater, either hand made or bought and were to bring a Geeky themed treat and a game to share.  Here are some highlights:

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Tee Fury seemed to be popular this year.

My husband and I sported Die Hard and Doctor Who Christmas “sweaters”

Some of our guests were so much more creative.  We’ll have to step up our game next year.

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These impressed me so much, particularly as they were last minute.

Their sweaters were ordered from the UK and didn’t get here in time, so they created these sweaters last minute with mostly with felt.  In addition to another geektastic Tee Fury Who shirt, An epic Doctor Who sweater and a Words of Radiance sweater that had this Whovian/Brandon Sanderson fan very impressed.  I mean, look at those Shattered Plains! So much detail!

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Again, I’m amazed.  She free handed these awesome yet adorable Firefly sweaters.

A Wash sweater and a Jayne-gerbread sweater.

For our decorations, I used these fantastic tins found at desperate.com, some printable cube people from Deviant Art, and other touches I hand crafted or dug out of our Christmas decor in the name of Ugly Sweater. I wood burned some tacky, geeky gifts and added some store bought ones.

I found my mom’s old retro tree and used it and I loved the effect and the nostalgia.

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Some of our geeky grub:

Star Trek Insignia cookies (made with a star cookie cutter with the “arms” cut off of the star.)

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Andy’s Mint Brownies. Regular brownies with melted Andes mints on top.

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SNL’s Schweddy Balls.  AKA Swedish meat balls.

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Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer!

And I had to add holiday scarves.

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Combined with some of the games I’ll post next, this was such a fun evening with some of our favorite people and we will definitely do it again.

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Some Geeky Woodburning

In preparation for our Ugly Geeky Sweater Party, I’ve begun making our

tacky door prizes.  Here’s the first one!

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Big black frame for class party photo booth

Frame, random props and a camera and you are ready to go! The kids have a blast.

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DIY Big Black Frame for photo booth and decor

With an upcoming Halloween/Birthday party, I wanted a huge frame for a photo booth.  Turns out, it is a cute overall decor item too!

Simple black frame from press board

Simple black frame from press board

It started when the fall clean up for our city was taking the large garbage items.  I looked a the huge piece of press board we had in the garage and wanted it re-purposed or thrown out.  With the upcoming party, I thought I’d repurpose it for a photo booth.

Step one: Find a work station.  I had nothing that large, so I used to long tables.

Step two:  Measure out and trace your frame.

Measure and trace the guide for cutting

Measure and trace the guide for cutting

Step three: Use a drill to make starting your cut and making corners easier.

Step four: Use your favorite saw for the job.  I love my jigsaw.

The hole you drilled helps you start cutting lowering your chance of a snapped blade.

The hole you drilled helps you start cutting lowering your chance of a snapped blade.

Step five: Admire your handiwork.  Take a break and grab your choice of covering.

The cut out frame

Step six: Cover the baby up.  I was going for a Halloween look, so I used a Dollar Store black plastic table cloth and packing tape, as I misplaced the duct tape I wanted.  Your size and shape makes a difference in how you wrap.  Mine was really large and I made it six inches thick the entire way around the frame.  So I cut the table cloth into strips and taped it.

Duct tape would have been better, but the packing tape held.

Duct tape would have been better, but the packing tape held.

Step seven: Admire your handiwork again.  It’s not too shabby and it didn’t take long.

Wrapped frame

Step eight: Add embellishments like cobwebs and other decor.

Finished Product.

Finished Product.

 

For the party, I’ll move it out and prop it up, but for now, I rather like it by the door.

 

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