Christmas Writing Prompts

English: A postcard from 1919, with artwork of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Who doesn’t like to write about Christmas? It is a very popular time of year. And there are so many topics to choose from. For instance:


  • Why not create a Christmas food guide with pictures, including everything from food gifts, to what to make for santa, the reindeer, and the elves, to the big meal on Christmas day.
  • Or how about a homemade gift guide.
  • Or even a holiday decorating guide.
  • Perhaps a little history writing would be more your style. What religions existed before Christianity, and what did they celebrate at this time of year? How do these celebrations differ from what we do now? What are the similarities?
  • Are you into photography. Decorate an outdoor tree with garlands, ornaments, lights and more, then photograph the tree from different angles.
  • Do the same with an old fence.


For the fiction writer:


  • Put a scary twist on some aspect of Christmas. Santa? The elves? Mrs. Claus? The reindeer? Try to be original.
  • Write a romance about two strangers stuck together at a remote bed and breakfast for the holidays. What might they do to enjoy the season even though they cannot be with their families? How do they get through the holidays without their loved ones?


Enjoy the holidays!


Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.

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