57 Christmas Writing Prompts

Another Christmas has come! This year we are using Christmas writing prompts to countdown the days until Christmas. Not only are our Christmas writing prompts fun, but they will also encourage your child to do a bit of writing each day. I know writing is not the same as getting chocolates each day, but it is more special, especially If your child loves writing. If your child dislikes writing, don’t worry! They will still find each writing prompt fun to read and who knows with a little encouragement they might even write a few words! You could even use these wonderful Christmas pictures for kids to inspire your child to write!

Christmas Writing Prompts Advent Calendar

How does our writing prompts advent calendar work? Easy! Simply come back each day and click on the number to open up your surprise Christmas writing prompt. When it’s Christmas day, you will have a collection of 24 Christmas writing prompts that you can use over and over again!

If you enjoyed this advent calendar, check out our other advent calendars, such as 24 days of Christmas poems and 24 days of Christmas quotes from storybooks! And our newest 2020 advent calendar for daily December journal prompt ideas.

List Of Christmas Writing Prompts

If you’re having technical issues with our advent calendar above, then here is a list of all the Christmas writing prompts included. We also added a couple of bonus prompts to give you more inspiration this holiday season.

  1. You wake up to the sweet sound of a Christmas elf singing. (You might find this cute Christmas elf name generator useful for naming your elves)
  2. In a rush, Santa forgot about one special present.
  3. Knock knock, open up! There’s a Grinch at your door.
  4. Santa’s given up and given his job to you for a whole year.
  5. Instead of coal, Santa turns you into a reindeer for being naughty.
  6. Oh No! My hand is melting. I’m a snowman!
  7. A weird and strange-shaped present was hidden in your garage.
  8. Hear the jingle, hear the jangle, Christmas trees dance tonight.
  9. A kid with a white beard, what’s happening to me?
  10. Anger and frustration at Santa’s workshop, as Christmas elves start quitting their jobs.
  11. You receive a knitted jumper for Christmas, but this is no ordinary jumper.
  12. Christmas lights show Santa the way, and keep the Grinch away!
  13. The secret ingredient to Santa cookies is shaping them like Santa or else…
  14. I wake up and instead of snow, I see candy canes everywhere.
  15. You bake a gingerbread man and it comes to life!
  16. The Grinch steals Santa’s sleigh. How will Santa deliver presents?
  17. The Christmas tree thought to itself, “I sure look pretty tonight! But what will happen to me when Christmas is over?”
  18. It is the year 2020, and Christmas has been banned all over the world!
  19. Santa’s such a cool guy! I wonder what he wants for Christmas? (See this post on how to write a letter to Santa for more inspiration,)
  20. The funniest thing happened last night – Santa got stuck in the chimney!
  21. All the Christmas elves cheered for Santa as he left, apart from one jealous little elf.
  22. Grandma always said this snow globe was magic, so I shook it to see…
  23. There once was a cow who wanted to be one of Santa’s reindeer.
  24. The star at the top of the tree started glowing and shaking. A big flash and we were gone…
  25. Plan the best Christmas dinner party ever. What food will you serve? Think about the decorations and the entertainment.
  26. Write a day in the life story of a Christmas elf working in Santa’s workshop, the day before Christmas.
  27. What was the best present you ever got for Christmas, and why?
  28. What is the true meaning of Christmas? Think about why people celebrate Christmas every year.
  29. Write your own Christmas carol (or song) about families coming together at Christmas time.
  30. Create your own Christmas cards for each of your friends. Remember to include a lovely message inside!
  31. What is the most important thing you do on Christmas day?
  32. What would the perfect Christmas day look like to you? Explain this day in great detail.
  33. Write down at least three things you love about Christmas. Now write down a list of three things you hate about Christmas.
  34. What is your favourite movie to watch during the Christmas holidays, and why?
  35. If you could buy Santa Claus one gift, what would it be and why?
  36. Make a list of at least ten ways that you can help someone else this Christmas holiday.
  37. How did your parents or grandparents celebrate Christmas when they were younger? How is it different from how you celebrate Christmas now?
  38. You find a magical snow globe. The first time you shake this snow globe, a Christmas elf appears. The elf grants you one wish. What would you wish for and why?
  39. Imagine you are an elf at Santa’s workshop. Santa has given you the special task of designing your own Christmas toy. Draw a picture of this new toy, and provide a description of it.
  40. Make a list of your top five favourite Christmas songs.
  41. One of your close friends is really sick, and they have to spend Christmas in a hospital. How can you make sure they have the best Christmas ever?
  42. Write a Christmas story about an ornament passed down through your family for generations.
  43. Write about the worst Christmas ever. This can be a fictional story or based on true events.
  44. Make a list of at least five DIY Christmas gifts you can make at home.
  45. Write a story about a robin who needs to find the perfect Christmas present for their best friend, the crow.
  46. You receive a Christmas present from a secret Santa. You make it your quest to find out who this person is.
  47. A horrible villainous character wants to make amends this Christmas. Write about their journey, and if they are successful at making amends.
  48. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer gets stuck in your chimney, and Santa is nowhere to be seen. Continue this story.
  49. A Christmas card arrives from the future in your mailbox. It tells you to go to the mall fountain at midnight. Continue this story.
  50. Your next-door neighbour is alone on Christmas day. What can you do to help them?
  51. Make a list of at least five fun activities you can do on Christmas day.
  52. Make a list of your top five Christmas foods.
  53. Write a story about a character who is trying to plan the perfect Christmas dinner for their family, but things keep going wrong.
  54. Think about how Christmas is celebrated in other cultures and countries. Pick at least three different cultures, and write about Christmas day for each.
  55. Design your own gingerbread house. What kind of house would it be? What kind of decorations would you add?
  56. How can you help the less fortunate this Christmas? Make a list of at least 10 ways you can help them.
  57. Complete this sentence in three different ways: Christmas is all about…

For more ideas take a look at this list of Christmas story ideas. You might also want to view this Christmas book title generator for further inspiration for your festive tales.

What do you think of our Christmas writing prompts and advent calendar? Let us know in the comments below.

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