Journal prompts for Christmas

Woman writing in Christmas journal

It’s the most wonderful time of year! It’s also an excellent time to reflect on Christmas and what exactly it means to you and your family. If you journal, Christmas is a great topic to think about — after all, you may very well have celebrated it every single year since you were born. Have you ever explored your feelings about it? If not, get your journal out, have a read through our festive journal prompts below, and get writing! You might be surprised by what you discover about yourself.

Christmas journal prompts

  • When do you open your Christmas gifts? Some families open gifts on Christmas Eve, while others wait until Christmas Day.
  • What time do you eat your Christmas dinner?
  • Do you go to church at Christmas?
  • Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts?
  • Do you send Christmas cards? If so, do you post them or hand them over to people in person?
  • What is your favourite family Christmas tradition?
  • What is your favourite Christmas song?
  • Have you ever been caroling?
  • What is your favourite festive food?
  • Do you like there to be snow at Christmas?
  • Where do you celebrate Christmas?
  • How do you spend Boxing Day?
  • When do you put your Christmas decorations up?
  • When do you take your Christmas decorations down?
  • What are your favourite Christmas decorations?
  • Have you ever taken part in a Secret Santa gift swap?
  • Did you visit Santa’s Grotto as a child?
  • Who are you giving gifts to this year?
  • Which gift are you most excited to give this year?
  • What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
  • What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
  • How do you spend the rest of the Christmas holidays?
  • What are you thankful for at Christmas?
  • If you could give one gift to the world, what would it be?
  • Do you like Christmas crackers?
  • How do you like to decorate the Christmas dinner table?
  • Do you play games on Christmas Day?
  • How does Christmas make you feel?
  • Is there a film or TV show you watch every Christmas?

Christmas stockings hanging by the chimney

  • Who decorates the Christmas tree in your house?
  • What is your earliest Christmas memory?
  • Did you search for hidden gifts as a child?
  • Who cooks your Christmas dinner?
  • Do you enjoy Christmas TV adverts?
  • Do you prefer a real or fake Christmas tree?
  • Do you have an advent calendar or candle?
  • Do you have a Nativity set?
  • Have you ever performed in a Nativity play?
  • When are the gifts put under the tree in your household?
  • Who usually wakes up first on Christmas morning in your house?
  • Do you have a favourite Christmas book?
  • Do you visit friends and family over the festive period?
  • Do you give Christmas gifts to your pet(s)?
  • Do you do anything charitable at Christmas?
  • How do you spend Christmas Day?
  • Do you have a Boxing Day tradition?
  • Do you have a Christmas Eve tradition?
  • What do you like to wear on Christmas Day? Do you dress up for Christmas dinner or do you prefer to be casual?
  • What are your favourite Christmas scents?
  • Have you ever been abroad for Christmas?
  • When do you start your Christmas gift shopping?
  • Do you decorate the outside of your house?
  • Who puts your decorations up?

Want more blog posts on journaling? Try How to keep a bullet journal or Why all writers should keep a journal.

Lucy is our lead editor and has been passionate about stationery since childhood. She has a particular fondness for rollerball and calligraphy pens and is a keen advocate of snail mail.

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