Here are 10 Christmas writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
All gift-giving on Christmas has been abolished and the holiday is now only
about food, family, religion, and friendship. How would this change the holiday
for you and your family? Why would the holiday be worse and why might it be
Imagine that Santa Claus has asked you to help him create a magical sidekick to
help him deliver presents throughout the world. What would this partner of
present-giving look like, how would he act, what would his name be, and why?
A giant snowstorm the week before X-Mas has stranded your family at a hotel
in the middle of the country. With all the stores closed and all your relatives
far, far away, how would the holiday change? Would you still be able to have
some fun in such strange circumstances? Why or why not?
Putting together a family holiday like X-Mas can be tough work for your
parents and relatives. Imagine that you were in charge of planning everything
from the decorations to the meals. What might be the most difficult part? What
would you enjoy and why?
Imagine that a family 500 years in the future has found a video recording of
your family X-Mas celebration. What might this future family think about
the way you talk, act, and celebrate? How would the family of the future
celebrate the holiday themselves?
What are some of the nicest things you've done all year that make you deserve a
great set of presents for X-Mas? Are you proud of these moments of
kindness? Why or why not?
What are the naughtiest things you've done in the past year? Do you think this
changes whether or not you should get presents? Why or why not? How can you
improve your nice-to-naughty ratio next year?
A burglar has crept into your house on Christmas Eve, and with everybody
asleep, the only people who can stop it are the magical ornaments on the
Christmas tree. Write a story about the ornaments coming to life to save your
presents and kicking the criminals to the curb.
After securing two tickets to the North Pole, you and a friend or family member
of your choice have traveled all the way to Santa's workshop. You knock on the
giant wooden door. What happens next?
How would the world be different if everyone took magical sleighs to school and
work? Describe the view you might see in your aerial journey throughout the
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.