61 Great Christmas Writing Prompts

Celebrate winter, family, snow, traditions, memories, Santa Claus, and all things Christmas-related using these fun Christmas writing prompts.

In addition to motivating students to honor Christmas, these Christmas writing prompts reduce writer’s block, strengthen writing skills, ignite the imagination, instill a love for writing, and encourage expression of thought.

That’s why these prompts make a great addition to your selection of writing activities.

So gather writing ideas using these Christmas writing prompts.

Christmas Writing Prompts

1. Describe the most beautiful Christmas tree you’ve ever seen.

2. Pretend that you are in charge of planning the perfect Christmas feast. Describe each course.

3. Write about a day in the life of Santa Claus.

4. Compare and contrast Christmas and your birthday.

5. Write a letter or create a flyer persuading families in your neighborhood to participate in a snowman-building contest.

6. Compose a haiku about Christmas.

7. Share what your home is like on Christmas morning.

8. Design a Christmas card with a Bethlehem theme.

9. Design a wrapping paper that will make everyone want to buy it. Be very descriptive so that the reader can visualize.

10. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a day in the life of an elf.

11. Summarize the best Christmas-themed book you’ve read recently.

12. Give step-by-step instructions about how to make your favorite Christmas cookies or dessert.

13. Describe the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received. What made it so special?

14. Compare and contrast Jesus to two other holiday figures (e.g. Santa Claus, reindeer, elf, gingerbread man, snowman, Christmas tree, etc.).

15. Draft an article for the school newspaper offering tips on how to show generosity.

16. Write about two blessings in your life, and explain why those people, places, things, or ideas are important to you.

17. Describe the perfect Christmas tree.

18. If you could interview the Three Wise Men, what questions would you ask them and why?

19. Explain how to wrap a Christmas gift.

20. Write a story using these words: love, tradition, ornament, family

21. In my opinion, Christmas means…

22. Setting: Bethlehem, Characters: Wise Men, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Problem/Plot: ?, Solution:? – Complete the story, providing a problem along with the solution.

23. Write a combination of similes and metaphors to describe Santa Claus or a snowman.

24. Create a story about a reindeer who lives in Antarctica but wants to explore the world.

25. Imagine Mrs. Claus invited you to the North Pole. Share the three most incredible experiences you had while there.

Christmas writing prompts
Christmas writing prompts

26. Brainstorm a social media hashtag that represents Christmas. Explain the importance of your hashtag.

27. In your opinion, is it better to give or receive gifts? Why?

28. Draft an invitation inviting your teacher to your home for a Christmas party.

29. Create a Christmas card with a fun greeting message.

30. Write a letter, email, or a series of text messages persuading your parents to take you to see the Christmas lights around the neighborhood this weekend.

31. Draft a story about a group of kids who go caroling around the neighborhood.

32. Write a funny story about a stuffed Christmas stocking that goes on an adventure with a candy cane.

33. Compose an acrostic poem using the word sleigh.

34. Design a Christmas card with a reindeer theme. Include a humorous note inside.

35. Retell the story about the birth of Jesus.

36. For 48 hours, you have the privilege of accompanying an angel as it performs Christmas miracles. Write about your time together.

37. How does responding to Christmas writing prompts help to improve your writing skills?

38. Explain, step-by-step, how to make a gingerbread house.

39. Describe the characteristics of Jesus.

40. Write a funny story about a family of snowballs that sneak into Santa’s sleigh just before he takes off to deliver presents on Christmas Eve.

41. Describe a Christmas tradition that your family performs every holiday season.

42. Would you rather have a real Christmas tree or a fake Christmas tree? Why?

43. Share a memory about something funny happening on Christmas Day.

44. Make a top 10 list of reasons why you love Christmas.

45. Draft a manual that explains how to prepare for Christmas Day.

46. Share ten facts and opinions about Christmas. 

47. Would you rather have Santa’s beard or an elf’s ears? Why?

48. Explain how your favorite Christmas song makes you feel.

49. Tell about the sequence of events on Christmas Day with your family.

50. Compare and contrast Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

51. Write an acrostic poem using the word “wreath”.

52. Share what you know about how Christmas is different in other cultures. 

53. Tell the similarities and differences between gloves and mittens. 

54. What type of gifts do you give someone who has everything?

55. Would you rather eat 100 candy canes or 100 gingerbread cookies? Why?

56. Draft a story about a snowman building a snow fort.

57. In your opinion, what’s the best Christmas sweet treat and why?

58. It was a silent night until I heard…

59. Make a list of those you love, and tell what presents you would give them. 

60. What’s on Santa’s to-do list as he prepares for the big day?

61. Share the steps for doing a fun Christmas arts and crafts project.

Final Thoughts: Writing Prompts for Christmas

Have fun celebrating the events, ideas, memories, and traditions connected with Christmas using these Christmas writing prompts.

This assortment of Christmas journal prompts works well for a variety of writing activities.

Along with these Christmas writing prompts, why not try fun Christmas crafts?