The "Right and Left Rudolph" game is a Christmas activity where participants exchange gifts. Each participant brings a gift and sits in a circle. A leader then sings a version of the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" in which the lyrics incorporate the words "left" and "right." At hearing the respective word, participants continuously pass gifts in that direction until they hear the next word, switching directions. At the end of the song, the participants keep the gift they are currently holding.Continue Reading
There are many different versions of the lyrics online, each incorporating "left" and "right" differently. Print out the lyrics that you prefer.
Invite a group of participants to play, and ask each to bring a gift. If you would like, ask them to bring gifts of equal value to ensure that no person receives a better present than anyone else, which could be a problem if the participants are children.
Before you begin, explain the rules to the participants. Sing the printed lyrics to the tune of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," having the participants pass the gifts at the rhythm of the song. At the end of the song, have the participants open their gifts, ending the game.