Holiday Writing Prompts
What's a better holiday tradition than writing about your feelings when each special day comes around?
1Describe a holiday tradition unique to your culture.
2A ski resort is snowed in! How do some of the guests entertain themselves?
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3What is your favorite holiday memory, and why is it special to you?
4Plan your ideal holiday party. What do the decorations look like? What kind of food will you serve? What are the conversations like?
5Rewrite your favorite holiday story, but have it take place in the 21st century.
6Make a case for why you think you deserve (or don’t deserve!) presents this year.
7Christmas creep is a phenomenon where Christmas-related paraphernalia begins showing up in stores earlier and earlier each year. Is Christmas creep a good or bad thing?
8Provide your own persuasive evidence for whether or not Santa exists.
9Learn about a tradition for a December holiday you don’t celebrate (Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, etc.), and explain it in your own words.
10Write about all the ways in which a family holiday party can go wrong.
11Write a poem about what it would be like to actually walk in a winter wonderland.
12Take the song "Frosty the Snowman," and rewrite it from Frosty’s point of view.
13Write a paragraph describing the ugliest holiday sweater in the world.
14What kind of reindeer games do Santa’s reindeer actually play? Make a few up and describe the rules.
15Create your own winter holiday. What’s the theme?
16Write a persuasive paragraph about whether or not Valentine's Day should be considered a national holiday.
17If Cupid existed today, what would he look like and how would he act?
18If the presidents who are celebrated during Presidents' Day had dinner together today, what would they talk about?
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