It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Drinking Game

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These handy drinking rules are for the classic Christmas tale “It’s a Wonderful Life”. It’s an older film about the virtues of being a good person, and how any life lived honestly, it a life worth living. It’s a redemption tale that pairs perfectly with a few drinks to bring out that holiday cheer.

It’s a Wonderful Life follows George Bailey and his constant struggle to stay afloat against the tyrannical business dealings of Mr. Potter. It’s a slow descent into helplessness as George tries to stay honest, where only the kindness of those he’s helped can save him in the end. This It’s a Wonderful Life drinking game adds fun drinking rules like drinking every time someone says George Bailey’s name.

What You’ll Need to Play

All you’ll need is a copy of this 1946 christmas classic and some drinks. This game works with any number of players.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Drinking Game Rules

  • Take a sip whenever someone insults, or is insulted by Mr Potter
  • Take two sips whenever you see an inexplicable animal like a bird or squirrel indoors
  • Drink once whenever anyone makes a wish
  • Drink whenever anyone mentions God
  • Take 4 drinks whenever the wood piece comes off of the staircase railing
  • Drink when the movie cuts back to the stars
  • Take a sip for every character that jumps into the water
  • Chug for as long as characters on screen are singing (this could get a little intense at the very end)

Hard Mode:

  • If somehow these drinking rules aren’t enough, try drinking whenever anyone says George or Bailey. (This happens about every 10 seconds throughout the film.)

These It’s a Wonderful Life drinking game rules are a great way to relive this classic film. However always make sure to drink within your limits, and don’t drive while intoxicated.