Christmas Journaling: 31 Prompts for the Holiday Season

Christmas Journaling Prompts - 31 Prompts for the Holiday Season

~ Originally posted: December 17, 2021 ~

Christmas is one week away and I wanted to give you this fun list of journaling prompts I created especially for the holiday season.

Grab your favorite journal, get cozy by the fire and spend some time reflecting on what makes this season so special.

You can download the prompts a little further down the page and keep them right in your journal. I included a pretty Christmas Journal cover if you want to make a special journal just for these prompts.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  • How does winter make you feel? How does the air feel? What sounds do you hear?

  • Write about your favorite Christmas movie. Why is it your favorite? What makes you love it so much?

  • What is your favorite Christmas carol or song? write about what makes it so special. Maybe even include the lyrics.

  • What would it be like to spend the holidays in another part of the country that has different weather? Would you enjoy it? Why or why not?

  • How does your family decorate your home for Christmas? Do you decorate the outside or just the inside? Do you decorate every room or just the tree?

  • What is your favorite holiday decoration? How does it make you feel?

  • What is the best gift you ever received? Who gave it to you and why does it mean so much?

  • What is your favorite place to shop for Christmas gifts? Do you shop online or in the store?

  • What is the best gift you bought this year? Who is it for?

  • Make an alphabetized list of the 26 best things about the holiday season, with one item for each letter.

  • Are there any parts of the holiday season that are hard or difficult? How do you handle them?

  • What are your favorite types of holiday treats to eat and to make?

  • What is your favorite part of the winter and why do you enjoy it?

  • What is your favorite winter activity? Sledding, snowboarding, skiing…

  • What is your favorite holiday tradition? What do you love the most about it?

  • List five things you can do to help someone less fortunate this holiday season.

  • Write about your favorite winter gear (coat, hats, mittens, scarf, etc.)

  • What does your Christmas tree look like? Take some pictures and add them to your journal.

  • What is your favorite Christmas tree ornament? Write about why you love it.

  • Does your family put presents under the tree throughout December or only on Christmas eve?

  • When does your family exchange presents?

  • Write about some of your family’s holiday traditions and how they originated.

  • Write a short summary of what Christmas means to you.

  • Waking up on Christmas morning feels like…

  • Do you dream of having a white Christmas?

  • My favorite Christmas memory is…

  • How long does your family leave your decoration and the tree up?

  • What was your favorite holiday experience this year? What did you do and what was your favorite part?

  • What do you hope to accomplish in the next year? Write about three of your biggest dreams for 2022.

  • Write a short summary of the past year. What were your favorite moments and greatest achievements?

  • What parts of the upcoming year are you most excited to enjoy?

Download the Christmas Journaling Prompts

Christmas Journaling - 31 Prompts for the Holiday Season


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Even though you only need a pen and paper, here are some of my favorite journaling supplies if you want to check them out:

  • I like to use a few different notebooks for journaling but my favorite is this Leuchtturm1917 Softcover. I prefer the squared pages but you can also get the dot grid, lined, or blank formats.

  • If you would rather use a spiral binding, these notebooks are the best! I love that they come in a three-pack so I always have an extra one on hand. These are also a squared format but I think they are available in lined and dot-grid too.

  • To be honest, my go-to pen is a simple, classic black Bic but when I want something a little fancier I use either use these Muji Gel Pens or these Micron Sakura Pigma.

  • Get creative with your journaling and add some Washi Tape, Stickers, or if you’re artistic you can draw your own doodles.

  • Sometimes I like to add photos to my journaling and over the years I’ve tried a bunch of different printers. I started out using this Fujifilm Instax Mini but it wasn’t very practical to carry around all the time. Since the quality was so much better when I use my phone for pictures I decided to splurge on the Canon Ivy Mini Printer. It connects directly to my phone through the app and easily prints on 2x3 sticker photo paper that I can add right to my journal page instantly.

I hope today’s post inspires you to pick up your journal and start writing! Here are a few Everyday Journaling Prompts to get you started.

I’m so happy you stopped by today! Thanks, ❤️


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