First, the game asks how many players or teams will be playing (either one or two). The players can choose their team names and are even offered a chance to choose the colour of their jersey. Once initial setup for the players are complete, the kick-off commences, and the game begins!
The players take turns “handling” the ball, during which they’re asked a Christmas-related historical or cultural question. If they’re able to answer the question correctly, this gives them a chance to kick the ball towards the goal and earn a point. But if the Santa keeper catches it, no points are awarded, and the next team tries their luck. The team that knows more about Christmas (and how to defeat Santa) wins!