Homemade Traditional Party Games For Christmas Day (PICTURES)

Can you imagine what Christmas might be like without television, copious amounts of booze and an Xbox?

If not, then it might be time to put away the remote control and get in touch with your 19th century self.

Parlour games invented by past generations are a fantastic way to end up in fits of giggles on Christmas Day.

You'll soon remember how funny you find your family, when they're blindfolded, helpless, and calling your name from the upstairs landing.

This year, take a leaf out of the Downton Abbey handbook, ditch your digital gadgets and start dishing out homemade forfeits to all your friends and family.

After all, nothing say 'family fun' like forcing your loved ones to obey your commands, after they've lost at charades for the third time.

Here's our round-up of the best party games from times gone by.