Christmas Writing Prompts for School Children

  • The right way to open a Christmas present
  • How to prepare a special Christmas meal or dish.
  • How Santa delivers all the presents of the world in a single night.
  • The best way to decorate a Christmas tree.
  • Describe the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas.
  • What is more special to you? Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
  • The perfect Christmas day schedule.
  • The most memorable gift I ever received or gave.
  • How I saved Christmas.
  • How I discovered the true meaning of Christmas
  • How something so worthless meant so much to me.
  • How does it feel to turn on the lights for the first time?
  • Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange?
  • Do you think that people begin preparing for Christmas too early?
  • Who is your favorite reindeer?
  • Some families open presents on Christmas Eve and others wait until Christmas morning. What does your family do? What other Christmas traditions does your family observe?
  • What is your favorite Christmastime food?
  • Write a letter to Santa telling him what you want for Christmas and why you deserve it.
  • What does Christmas Spirit mean to you?
  • Describe your house on Christmas morning? Use imagery. Include all of the five senses. What do you see, hear, feel, smell and taste?
  • What are you most thankful for this year?
  • Is it better to give or receive? Describe the benefits of both.
  • Has Christmas become too commercialized? Defend your position.
  • Pretend you are Santa Claus. Would he say that you’ve been good this year? Explain.
  • Why do you think people put stockings up over their fireplaces? Make up a story to explain this tradition.
  • Describe the feeling of snow inside your boots.
  • My favorite thing about winter.
  • Five things I could do to help someone less fortunate on Christmas.
  • Do you have any friends that celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?
  • The best Christmas movie ever.
  • Living on Candy Cane Lane.
  • Would you rather be a polar bear or a penguin living in the North Pole?
  • My first memory of sitting on Santa’s lap.
  • Who wakes up first in your house on Christmas?
  • Would you rather be in a Christmas play or a Christmas concert?
  • How many people do you buy presents for on Christmas?
  • Fun Christmas crafts to make.
  • How does your family decorate your house for Christmas?
  • The best thing to do on Christmas day.
  • Have you been naughty or nice this year?
  • Would you like to have extra snow days if it meant you had more days at the end of the year?
  • What would happen if Santa got sick on Christmas?
  • If you were a Christmas tree, how would you want to be decorated?
  • Do you dream of having a white Christmas?
  • Describe the best Christmas present I ever received.
  • How would you help the Grinch if you were a Who in Who-ville?
  • What would Jack Frost do if he lived in Hawaii?
  • Does snow falling have a sound?
  • What if Rudolph had a green nose?
  • Describe the best Christmas light display you have ever seen.
  • The best time to listen to Christmas music.
  • How tall do you think elves are?
  • If you could give a Christmas gift to the world, what would it be?
  • What do you do on Christmas vacation?
  • Describe the best way to decorate a gingerbread house.
  • Describe your favorite Christmas memory.
  • Describe the taste of hot chocolate
  • What kind of technology should Santa use in his sleigh?
  • Who wraps the presents in your house?
  • Why is Christmas your favorite holiday (or isn’t your favorite holiday)?
  • Write about your favorite winter coat, scarf, or boots.
  • What do you like to do on snow days?
  • Have you ever looked for the place where your parents hide Christmas presents?