Christmas is a time for family, friends, and fun. It’s also a great time to get creative and write new stories! If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve got you covered. This blog post will provide 95 Christmas writing prompts to help get you started. Whether a beginner or an experienced writer, these prompts will help you create some amazing nonfiction and fiction writing!
95 Christmas Writing Prompts
Below you’ll find various types of Christmas writing prompts to inspire various kinds of writing.
Christmas Writing Prompts for Your Journal to Spark Your Creativity!
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your activities this year or just want to reminisce, writing your December writing prompt (or several) in a journal is a great way to capture your memories.
Writing a Christmas journal can also help you feel connected to the vacation season, even if you’re not religious.
It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and it’s hard to remember all the little things that make Christmas so special. But writing them down will help you remember them better and reflect on how much the vacation season means to you.
Here are 33 Christmas journal prompts to help you get started:
- What do you think of when you hear the word “Christmas”?
- What’s the most important thing about Christmas?
- What’s your favorite part of Christmas?
- What do you like about Christmas Eve?
- Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts? And why?
- What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?
- What’s the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?
- What bugs you every year when the Christmas season comes around again (a song that gets played too often on the radio, a movie that gets shown too often on TV, etc.)? Does that feeling change depending on whether you have a gift or not?
- What’s the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever given someone for Christmas?
- Write about an experience where you realized Santa wasn’t real or where someone else knew he wasn’t real while you didn’t yet know.
- How do you like to decorate for Christmas?
- What do you like best about Christmas dinner?
- Who’s your favorite person to go shopping with during the holidays?
- What’s your favorite Christmas song? And why? What’re the lyrics about?
- What do you feel when you hear “Jingle Bells”?
- What’s your favorite memory of the holidays?
- Do you remember a funny or embarrassing gift given to someone in your family sometime during the holidays? What was it, and how did they react when they unwrapped it on Christmas Day (or the vacation they celebrated)?
- Have you ever had a white Christmas? If so, what was it like?
- How many Christmases can you remember from your childhood? What’s your favorite memory of Christmas in your childhood home?
- Do you’ve any traditions that are typical of your family or culture?
- Do you think you should spend Christmas with your family or friends?
- If you could only celebrate Christmas with 5 people, who’d they be and why?
- What would be different if there was no Christmas or Halloween (or any other vacation)?
- If everything were possible, what would be your ideal Christmas day?
- How will you celebrate this year?
- Who’s your favorite person to spend time with during the holidays? And why?
- What’s your favorite thing to cook/bake on the holidays?
- If you could spend Christmas with anyone in history, who’d it be and why?
- What’s your favorite winter activity (other than skiing or skating)?
- Do you’ve any traditions or superstitions related to Christmas?
- If you could give your best friend anything for Christmas, what would you give them?
- If you could give one gift to everyone in the world, what would it be?
- If you were Santa Claus, how would you make Christmas morning special for children worldwide?
Creative Writing Prompt Suggestions for a Christmas Story
If you don’t know what story to write, start with a simple idea and then develop it as you go.
Here are 22 Christmas creative writing prompt suggestions that can help you improve your creative writing skills and develop new ideas:
- Describe your first Christmas memory
- Write a story about trying to find the perfect gift for someone you love.
- Write about a Christmas family tradition you’d like to keep but can’t.
- Write about the funniest thing that happened to you this year.
- Write about someone who’s always late, but for some reason, you don’t mind at all if they’re late for Christmas dinner with your family this year.
- Write about how long it’s been since you’ve seen some of your closest friends or family members at Christmas (for example, if they live abroad or have moved away).
- Write about what it would be like if Father Christmas existed and came to visit you on Christmas Eve this year!
- Write a short poem describing how you feel about the holidays.
- Write about your favorite Christmas movie or book and what it means to you personally as an adult, as opposed to when you were younger.
- Describe your favorite Christmas character. And why.
- Write about a Christmas miracle (real or imagined) that happened to you or someone you know.
- Write about what happened when Santa Claus tried to deliver the presents on Christmas Eve last year… But somehow failed? Or was he successful? You decide!
- Write a list of things you’re thankful for this year, including people and important things (like your family, pets, friends, and school).
- Describe the best Christmas tree and Christmas lights you’ve ever seen
- Write about something that could replace a Christmas tree. Why would it be a good substitute? Would you decorate it? And how?
- Invent a Christmas tradition you’d like to start this year with your family or friends! What’ll it be? Who’ll do it? Why? How often will it take place? What’s planned for next year?
- Describe your favorite Christmas smell (candles, cinnamon buns).
- Write about the magic of Christmas.
- Describe a Christmas in winter
- Describe a Christmas in summer
- Write a story about a family trying to save money at Christmas
- Write about how Santa Claus (Father Christmas) gets stuck in your chimney, and you must help him.
25 Christmas Writing Prompts About History and Culture
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, filled with delicious food, family and friends, and presents. But there are also many interesting facts about Christmas, such as how it spread to different parts of the world and how it’s celebrated today.
Here are 25 Christmas writing prompts to help you learn more about the history and culture of Christmas.
- In what year was Christmas recognized as a national vacation in the United States?
- What’s the history of St. Nicholas Day, and what does it have to do with Christmas?
- Write a Christmas story about the first Christmas tree, inspired by the story of Christ’s birth in the Bible.
- Write a short story about what happened on the night of Jesus’s birth.
- What do other religions have in common with Christmas?
- Write about what it was like to celebrate Christmas in the 17th century.
- How did art reflect what was happening in the world at that time?
- What do you think Santa Claus would have looked like in ancient times?
- How has Christmas decoration and Christmas spirit changed over time?
- Compare and contrast how people celebrated Christmas in different countries and at different times.
- What do you think people will be doing at Christmas 20 years from now? In 50 years? In 100 years?
- What do you like best about caroling? And why?
- Is there anything else in the world that makes people believe in magic, like Santa Claus?
- Describe what it was like to grow up in another country or culture where Christmas isn’t celebrated today – what’s celebrated there instead and why?
- When did Santa Claus become popular in Western culture?
- What’s the story behind Santa’s red suit?
- Who decided that children should get toys for Christmas and why?
- Why isn’t Thanksgiving celebrated everywhere Christmas is celebrated?
- What’re the 5 best Christmas books in the world?
- What’re the 5 best Christmas movies in the world?
- Which artists were born on Christmas Day?
- Which politicians were born on Christmas Day?
- What’s the most famous Christmas carol in the USA, and why?
- What’s the story of the Nutcracker (Christmas time ballet)?
- Where in the world is the longest Christmas holiday, and why?
Christmas Card Writing Ideas
Christmas cards are an important part of the vacation season. Whether you’re sending a card to a friend or family member, it’s a great way to stay in touch and ensure they know you’re thinking of them.
You can write whatever you want in your Christmas card, but there are a few things that people will always appreciate. Here are 15 examples of phrases for your Christmas wishes:
- Merry Christmas! I hope you’re ready for a wonderful vacation season!
- It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already upon us! We can’t wait to see our friends and family this year.
- Happy holidays from our family to yours! We hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones this year!
- We wish you all the best this vacation season! May your heart always be filled with love and peace!
- We wish you a wonderful vacation season! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
- We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas full of love and happiness this year!
- Merry Christmas to you and yours! We hope your holidays this year are full of love, laughter, and joy – just like whenever we’re together!
- We wish you nothing but the best this vacation season! May your heart always be filled with love and peace!
- We also wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season on behalf of our family!
- I’m so thankful for our friendship, and I hope you know how much that means to me.
- Merry Christmas to you and your family! We hope your holidays this year are full of love, laughter, and joy – as always when we’re together!
- I hope your holiday season is full of joy, love, and happiness!
- This year has been amazing. Thank you so much for being in my life!
- Thanks again for everything this year. Have a great vacation season!
- May you get everything on your list this year!