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54 Festive Christmas Writing Prompts

Christmas Writing Prompts and Journaling Ideas for Kids— Yes! Now you can easily share the gift of Christmas writing and journaling with your students this winter. Celebrate Christmas cheer and holiday happiness today with these wonderful journal prompts. Read on and you’ll discover more.

Kids Christmas Writing Prompts

These 54 journal prompts are all about Christmas and they are sure to please everyone on your classroom list. With questions about the feeling of Christmas morning and early Christmas memories, there are plenty of opportunities for creativity, reflection, and excitement about the season.

You see…

Through journal writing, students stretch the limits of their minds and their writing skills. The benefits are substantial and it’s incredibly easy to get started.


When you use our prompts with your writers your students will consider important topics like the benefits of giving and receiving, family traditions, and the reasons for celebrating the holiday.

Christmas Prompt Ideas for Younger Writers

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If your students aren’t already feeling full of the holiday spirit, they’ll soon be excited to share in this joyous season with others.

This holiday season, give students the chance to experience the wonders of imagination and spirit. Journal prompts encourage creativity, promote understanding, and help students to get inspired in new, creative ways.

Ok, take a look at this list of 54 fabulous and fun Christmas writing prompts and journaling ideas. Oh… and in case you need even more inspiration, below this list of ideas are a 14 more Christmas-themed creative writing prompts and fun ideas. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

54 Christmas Writing Prompts & Journaling Ideas

  1. What is the Christmas spirit all about?
  2. If you could give a gift to the world, what would it be?
  3. What would you do if you got to visit the North Pole?
  4. What are you thankful for on Christmas?
  5. What would it be like to live in a gingerbread house?
  6. What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season?
  7. Have you ever looked for hidden presents? Did your parents find out?
  8. What does Christmas morning feel like?
  9. How does it feel to turn on the lights for the first time?
  10. Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange?
  11. Do you think that people begin preparing for Christmas too early?
  12. Who is your favorite reindeer?
  13. Do you prefer to give or get presents?
  14. What is the best gift you’ve ever given someone?
  15. What is your favorite Christmas song?
  16. Do you celebrate on Christmas or Christmas Eve?
  17. What does Santa Claus represent?
  18. How can you focus on something besides gifts at Christmas?
  19. When does your family put presents under the tree?
  20. What goodies does your family make at Christmas?
  21. What is your favorite family Christmas tradition?
  22. Have you ever gone caroling?
  23. How will you give to others on Christmas?
  24. What do you hope to get for Christmas this year?
  25. Why do we celebrate Christmas?
  26. What is the best thing to build with snow? 
  27. Did you ever sit on Santa’s lap when you were younger?
  28. When does your family go to church on Christmas?
  29. What is your favorite kind of Christmas lights?
  30. What do you like to do during Christmas vacation?
  31. If you were an elf, what kind of toys would you build?
  32. How can you remember the less fortunate at Christmas?
    Christmas Writing Ideas for Kids
  33. What does Christmas mean to you?
  34. How does your family decorate for Christmas?
  35. Why do we decorate Christmas trees?
  36. Is Christmas about giving or receiving?
  37. Does your family celebrate any other holidays during the winter and Christmas seasons?
  38. Write a story about Rudolph’s cousin, the unknown reindeer who loves to sing.
  39. What does your family do on Christmas Day?
  40. What is the best thing you’ve ever found in your stocking?
  41. Why do people give Christmas gifts?
  42. What would life be like without Christmas?
  43. How can you share with other people on Christmas?
  44. Why is the Nativity story so significant?
  45. Who will you give gifts to on Christmas?
  46. Does your family have real or fake trees? Which do you prefer?
  47. What is your earliest Christmas memory?
  48. Where do you celebrate Christmas? Do you ever go out of town to see family?
  49. Why do we celebrate the Advent season?
  50. What Christmas specials do you watch each year?
  51. Have you ever left milk and cookies for Santa? Did he eat them?
  52. How do you know the Christmas season has arrived?
  53. Who decorates the tree at your house?
  54. How do you feel during the Christmas season?

I hope you enjoyed these prompts and ideas. Hopefully, they can help make this the best Christmas for your writers.

14 MORE Fun Christmas-Themed Prompts

Now, for even more Christmas journal prompts including some about your favorites. Enjoy!

  1. Write a story about finding the abominable snowman in your family’s kitchen making a cup of hot chocolate.
  2. Write a Christmas story about candy canes, elves, and a gingerbread man.
  3. What does your perfect Christmas look like?
  4. Write about your favorite holiday jokes or make up some of your own.
  5. What is on your Christmas wish list?
  6. Write a short story about chimneys, a real tree, Christmas presents, and your favorite family traditions.
  7. What are your favorite Christmas books?
  8. Your favorite Christmas movie is…   because….
  9. My favorite Christmas traditions are…  because….
  10. Christmas activities
  11. Family Christmas traditions
  12. Christmas music
  13. Christmas decorations
  14. My favorite gift I’ve ever received is… because…

Hooray for fun Christmas writing prompts!

And, now for some more holiday writing fun…

A Very Brief and Sweet Story — “The Elf” by Lucas

Inspiration is endless during the holidays – take a look at this fun letter to Santa written by Journal Buddies reader, Lucas, age 8!

The Elf - Written by Luca
The Elf - Written by Luca
Lucas, “The Elf”

Until next time, Happy Holidays and write on!

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