I am so glad to have found an example of my final suggestion, because we play this EVERY time someone asks for a new party game. We call it Celebrity.
Everyone -yes, everyone- puts a name of a famous person on a slip of paper. Then, they do so about ten more times.
Your definition of “famous” can be very loose. Write down the party hostess’ name, the current President of the United States, or your mother-in-law. Write “Santa Claus,” since it’s Christmas.
All the entries are folded and thrown in a bowl. Then, Catch Phrase-style, one person from a team gets his teammates to guess who is written on his paper.
You’ll have a full minute of “That guy on the one dollar bill,” or, “Umm, she starred opposite Harrison Ford in…” The winning team is the one with the most papers at the end.