Free Printable Christmas Word Search Puzzles

Last updated: November 11, 2022

With Christmas on the way, why not get stuck into some Christmas word search puzzles? As the weather starts to cool, and with the children at home, these printable puzzles are a fun and educational activity for the whole family.

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We’ve created a range of free printable Christmas word search puzzles for you to enjoy in a variety of themes and difficulties. This means that there’s a word search for all abilities. Depending on the age of your child, they might like to work their way up from the easiest, to the most difficult. Adults will also enjoy these puzzles. They’re fun, relaxing, and will put you in the holiday mood.

These word searches will provide many hours of entertainment. And as a bonus, there’s the opportunity to learn some new vocabulary along the way. All you need to do is print off the Christmas word search PDFs, and then start trying to find the words on the list within the puzzles. Cross off each word as you find it. And when you’re done, you can enjoy coloring in the artwork too.

The word searches on this page come in four different themes
Square – Classic
Star – Christian
Tree – Christmas Traditions
Snowman – Secular, non-religious

Each theme comes in 3 difficulty levels
Easy – 10 words; down & right directions only
Medium – 20 words; up, down, left, & right directions
Hard – 30 words; up, down, left, right, & diagonals

Every single puzzle has a different word list, so there’s plenty to keep your kids occupied while you prepare for Christmas! At the bottom of this page, you’ll find solutions you can download for each Christmas word search puzzle in case your kids get stuck, and you’d like to give them some clues.

Jump to a section or scroll down the page to see all the Christmas word search puzzles and solutions. These printables are for personal, non-commercial use only.

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Easy Christmas Word Search Puzzles

Each of these easy word searches has 10 hidden words, and the word direction is either right or down. There are no backward or diagonal words.

Medium Difficulty Christmas Word Search Puzzles

Each of these medium-difficulty Christmas word searches has 20 hidden words, and the word direction is horizontal or vertical. But you’ll need to look carefully because some of the words could be spelled backward!

Hard Christmas Word Search Puzzles

These hard Christmas word searches have 30 hidden words each. And, to make it extra tricky, the words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, and they can also be spelled backward! Your kids should be very proud of themselves if they find all the words.

Solutions for Christmas Word Searches

Are your kids going crazy trying to find that last word in the puzzle? No problem, here are the solutions so you can give them a clue about where to find that elusive word:

More Christmas Printables for Kids

If you’re looking for more activities for the holiday season, take a look at our vast collection of free coloring pages and templates! They’re all completely free to download and will keep your little ones busy when they’re stuck indoors during the winter months.

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