Murder at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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A hilarious ugly Christmas sweater themed murder mystery party game for 8-20 guests, ages 14 and up (due to difficulty) - instantly downloadable upon purchase. There are 50 unique players available with both expansion packs (purchased separately) and the game may be expanded to 200+ players (see the breakdown below on how to host a large party). This is the instant download. You will have instant access to everything you need to play the game - nothing needs to be shipped, so you avoid shipping fees.  For the party pack version (boxed set), free invite, and free player pre-game site, click on the link below in the helpful links section. 

You will receive: 

  • Host instruction file (PDF)
  • Printable file (PDF)
  • Solution file (PDF)
  • Expandable team file (PDF) *Note: you can avoid purchasing the expansion pack and use these duplicated roles that play as a team. However, the expansion packs will add unique roles. 

This is the traditional in-person, mingling format. Click here for the virtual game selection. 

The standard game license does not allow transfers, so you cannot purchase a download as a gift. For gifts, click here for gift certificates, or use the link below for the boxed version of the game (party pack). 


NOTE: this game was released on 2012 and updated on 08/24/21

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
10+ character expansion pack#1 (purchased separately, play in order)
20+ character expansion pack#2!(purchased separately)
Sample game materials.
Party Pack Version of the game (Boxed Set). Have our staff prepare your game for you.
Free pre-game site for your players at Your Mystery Party


Prop Emporium - there are many fun props, invites, etc.

Gift Certificates - give a gift of fun.mmp-direct-guests.jpg


               Murder Mystery Party Game Synopsis

The Snowflake Lodge is hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party again this year. The townspeople of Snow Falls are excited about the holiday celebration, as the lodge is where the who's who of society will flock to show off their not-so-fashionable holiday attire.

Unfortunately, sparks have flown between some of the guests lately with rumors of blackmail, greed, and revenge.  However, everyone has high hopes that the holiday spirit will be enough to quench the scandals - at least long enough for everybody to have a good time at the party.

You've received your ticket to the party. Now it's time to hunt for the tackiest holiday sweater you can find.  

This is where your story begins.

How to Host a Large Party with the Ugly Christmas Sweater Mystery Party

  • 20 characters with the main game
  • 10 characters with expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
  • 20 characters with expansion pack #2 (purchased separately)
  • Up to 25+ additional duplicate players as RBC News reporters with Donnor Couric (main game player - you do not need to purchase the expansion pack to expand the game unless you want more unique player roles.)
  • Up to 25+  additional duplicate players as Snowflake Lodge Staff with Olly Joy (expansion pack #1 player)
  • Up to 25+  additional duplicate players as Harold Flake's mooching friends (expansion pack #2 player)
  • Up to 25+ additional duplicate players as Employees of The Gingerbread Shop with Ginger Breadman (expansion pack #2 player)

 If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit or as a benefit to your organization/business, you will need a commercial license.

For charitable organizations, you are to provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here. 

More fun DIY party food and decor: 

Follow My Mystery Party's board Murder at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on Pinterest.
Minimum age:
14 years
# of players:
8-20 players plus expandable team (non-suspect team)
Expansion packs:
10 players, 20 players (both purchased separately)
Expands to over 200 players with teams (including expansion packs)
Gender of players:
Co-ed or All Female (most)


  • 5
    So much fun!!

    Posted by Emme on Jul 26th 2020

    This was our first murder mystery party. Everything was provided and all we had to do was print, cut and organise. Loved every minute and so did our guests. This is the start of something very exciting!!

  • 5
    Great for family!

    Posted by Madison Thompson on Dec 29th 2019

    This murder mystery game was actually really fun. I have never done one before, let alone, planned one for others. Everyone got into it and some people caught into the killer. Even the kids were interested in the game. We did a cute cat walk after the game to show off our ugly Christmas sweaters.

  • 4
    Fun night

    Posted by Elizabeth D Fidaleo on Dec 27th 2019

    I would order another mystery murder package. We had 18 people from age 18-90. There were any laughs! Everyone got into their characters! We did take breaks between the rounds to eat and just chat. The package is well laid out. Do read through it a few times before the night and assign your characters a few days before so they can read up on them and prepare. That makes it fun!

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 25th 2019

    This was the first murder mystery my family has ever done. I planned the party also a first. I must say it was very easy to pull together and everyone had a lot of fun. I would recommend this game to anyone. We loved it.

  • 5
    Our Holiday Christmas Party at Snowflake Lodge

    Posted by Stephanie Harmon on Dec 23rd 2019

    Our family of 20 had an absolutely great time! Ages 5-91. The options and suggestions far exceeded my expectations! Thank you!

  • 5
    8 teens had a great time

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 18th 2019

    We kept it simple and with 8 girls it went much quicker than the given time line. It was a success and the murderer was found:-) I have organized several mysteries. This one was straight forward and easy to follow.

  • 5

    Posted by Brandon on Dec 16th 2019

    We totally enjoyed our evening with Murder at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! We did the event for 90, using teams and everything. This party was so smooth and fun for everyone- thanks!

  • 5
    Great party game

    Posted by Jeff Howard on Dec 5th 2019

    Very detailed game everything is spelled out for you.

  • 5
    Great time with Family!

    Posted by Cheryl L Cooke on Dec 1st 2019

    We did this with our parents, kids and grand kids. Our ages ranged from 10 to 85! We paired the younger kids with the older adults. It worked great! We did not go full blown but simply introduced characters and did the rounds between appetizers, dinner and dessert. Our participants took their roles seriously and we had many laughs and much fun! It made for a very enjoyable evening! We are now thinking about doing it full blown with adults!