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Journal prompts

20 Christmas journal prompts

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Christmas is right around the corner! I personally hate the stress around Christmas, but I love when everything’s settled down and I get to eat my weight in food. Plus I get a tingly feeling in my stomach when I see Christmas lights around town.

For many of us Christmas takes up 1/12 of the year, but as we grow older, it becomes a routine. Gone is the childlike excitement over presents and desserts, replaced by worries over present-buying and weight loss after New Year’s. We stop noticing as much as time goes by.

Well, some of us, anyway. After all, we all have our own deeply personal experiences of Christmas – do you know yours?

If you’re unsure, I devised a list of Christmas journal prompts to help you shed some light on your relationship with Christmas. (Apologies for how many times the word ‘Christmas’ is mentioned in this post.)

Zoomed out Christmas tree

Here goes:

1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

2. If you could change one thing about Christmas, what would it be?

3. How does your environment change during Christmas? How does that make you feel?

4. Are you hoping for a particular gift this Christmas? How would it make your life better?

5. How do the people you spend Christmas with tend to act around Christmas?

6. What does Christmas mean to you?

7. What’s your main feeling about Christmas, and why?

8. What do you think about the gifts you’ve bought others this year?

9. Are you ready for Christmas?

10. List of favourite Christmas movies/shows

11. What’s your favourite type of Christmas decoration?

12. How do you feel about the way you celebrate Christmas?

13. Do you know anyone who hates Christmas? Why do they?

14. Do you think Christmas is overhyped or underrated? Why?

15. What does Christmas smell like?

16. List of your favourite Christmas music

17. What’s your best Christmas memory?

18. How have you prepared for Christmas?

19. Are you happy with the way you’ve prepared for Christmas?

20. Is anything about Christmas particularly special to you?

Did you try any of these prompts? Let me know in the comments!

And of course, Merry Christmas!

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  1. Dancinscot says:

    Goodness one could write volumes! I know for myself and others, Christmas can bring painful memories as there is a precious person missing. It is notable how many people pass near to Christmas time.

    Yet there are good memories too and life can become so busy as to block them out. I really like your list and I would have to choose just a few prompts if I were to journal about this Christmas. Where to start!

    And perhaps I will, with this guide to follow. Very good one!

    1. Miriam says:

      Indeed, Christmas can be a reminder of sorrow for some of us. But as you say, there are good memories too. Reflecting over Christmas may help us enjoy it more.

      Choosing a few prompts is absolutely fine, and in fact I’d encourage it.

      Thank you for commenting, Dancinscot, glad you liked the list!

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