December 5, 2009

10 Holiday Writing Prompts

It's that time again when our schedules are overflowing with holiday tasks. Writing can be a great stress reliever, so don't let it slip to the bottom of your list. Here are ten creative writing prompts with a Christmas theme. You might want to try some of these with your children as well.

1. Write a Christmas story to read to your family on Christmas Eve.

2. Choose a favorite book character, and make a Christmas wishlist from his or her point of view.

3. Take the last line of your favorite Christmas carol and use it as the first line of a poem.

4. Write haiku poems based on the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

5. Imagine yourself at age 10. Then write a letter to the 10-year-old you explaining why celebrating Christmas is important.

6. Create a detailed character description for someone named Hermione Christmas.

7. Write about how this picture makes you feel.

8. Describe in detail your favorite Christmas decoration.

9. Choose the most challenging thing about the holidays and write about it.

10. Write a 500-word piece beginning with: If I had the power to change Christmas, I would….

Do you have a holiday writing prompt? Add it in the Comments section.

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quietspirit said...

A holiday writing prompt: "What gifts has Jesus given you."

Jean Fischer said...

Nice addition,quietspirit. Thank you!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

I actually did a Christmas short story this year and submitted it. (Rejected.)

Maybe I'll try one of these. :)


Jean Fischer said...


I'm sorry that your story was rejected, but keep trying. I know you'll connect one day soon.

Blessings back to you!