50 Cozy Christmas Journal Prompts for Adults
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Last Updated on October 12, 2022
They say it’s the most wonderful time of year, so why not reflect on it?!
These Christmas journal prompts for adults are everything you need to enjoy the holiday season right from your notebook. Reflecting on what matters to you and what brings you joy (and maybe what doesn’t!) are great things to think about this time of year.
Reflecting on memories from past Christmases, thinking about this transitional point where the year is coming to a close, and expressing gratitude for the good things in your life are all thought-provoking points to consider this Christmas.
Let’s dive into all the thoughts and feelings you might be having this season!
Christmas Journal Prompts for Adults and Writing Ideas
If you really want to get into the Christmas spirit, you’ll love these Christmas journal prompts for adults. While some of them are upbeat and light-hearted, they’ll also get you thinking about the deeper things surrounding Christmas.
Let’s be real: Christmas is meant to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but that experience isn’t always true for everyone.
Whether you are trying to heal from trauma that made your childhood Christmases a struggle, or all the food is a trigger for your body image and self-acceptance, there can be a lot to unpack.
So these Christmas journal prompts for adults will cover it all: the good, the not-so-good, and everything in between!
Christmas Journaling Themes
Wanting some guidance for what to think about as you go through these Christmas journal prompts for adults? Here are some important themes that give Christmas its meaning:
- Friends and family
- The act of giving
- Quality time
- Holiday joy
- Christmas cheer
- Good food
Keep these ideas in mind and explore them as you go through these Christmas journal prompts!
50 Journal Prompts for Christmas
Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? These Christmas journal prompts for adults will get you thinking about your feelings surrounding the holidays!
- What does Christmas mean to you?
- Have your experiences at Christmas time been mostly positive or negative?
- How did your family typically do Christmas? Were you happy with it?
- What was your favorite memory or tradition from Christmas as a child?
- How does Christmas look different now that you are an adult?
- Is Christmas as exciting now as it was when you were a kid? Why or why not, and what has changed in your feelings?
- How do you feel about the amount of holiday spending that’s usually done?
- What do you do to prepare for the spending, event planning, and everything else that goes into Christmas?
- What do you look forward to most about Christmas?
- What food do you enjoy most at Christmas dinner?
- Which Christmas dessert or treat do you enjoy the most?
- What was the best Christmas you ever had?
- What was the worst Christmas you ever had?
- If you want to have children someday, how would you want to celebrate Christmas with them?
- What are 5 things you’re grateful for this Christmas?
Check in with your mental health this Christmas!
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It’s jam-packed with 33 pages of writing prompts and mental activities for understanding your emotions, overcoming unhelpful behaviors, and reframing negative thoughts. A must-have tool for supporting yourself through the holidays.
RELATED: 50 Christmas Affirmations to Help You Through the Holidays
- Did you believe in Santa as a child? Was it a good or bad experience?
- What would the ideal Christmas look like to you?
- What do you want most for Christmas?
- What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever been given?
- What is the best Christmas gift you’ve given to someone else?
- How do you feel about white elephant, secret santa, or other gift exchanges? Do they feel obligatory or fun?
- What are your thoughts on consumerism and commercialism around the holidays?
- What are your thoughts about the religious significance of Christmas?
- Who do you miss most around Christmas time?
- What is your favorite Christmas movie?
- Is there anything that makes you feel nostalgic around Christmas?
- Is there anything that makes you feel sad around Christmas?
- Do you ever get seasonal depression symptoms this time of year? If so, what do you do to help cope?
- What makes Christmas stressful for you? What self care activities can you do to manage the stress?
RELATED: 30 Day Winter Self Care Challenge to Beat the Winter Blues
- What do you enjoy most about Winter?
- What do you like the least about Winter?
- Do you get more excited about Thanksgiving or Christmas?
- How have you changed over the course of the year?
- Are you in a better or worse place now compared to the beginning of the year? What has changed?
- What is your favorite Christmas song and why?
- What are your favorite Christmas smells? Are there any good memories or feelings associated with these scents?
- Who do you look forward to spending Christmas with most?
- Is there anyone you’re spending time with this Christmas that you aren’t super happy about? Why?
- How do you feel once the holidays are over?
- How early do you start preparing for Christmas?
- Do you ever get sad looking ahead to the rest of the winter after the festivities of Christmas are over?
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Even MORE Prompts for Writing This Christmas
- Do you celebrate Christmas on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Which do you think is better?
- Do you have any fun traditions you do on Christmas Eve vs. Christmas Day?
- What is your favorite thing around the house to decorate for Christmas?
- How early is “too early” for Christmas music to start playing?
- Do you enjoy a snowy white Christmas, or would you prefer to be somewhere warm?
- Have you ever taken a vacation during Christmas time? Where to, and how was it?
- How did last year’s Christmas go? Do you have any feelings about it?
- Do you start thinking ahead to the New Year around Christmas time?
- What are a few ideas for New Year’s goals you’ll put on your resolutions list?
RELATED: New Month Journal Prompts for Goal Setting
Wishing you a safe, happy, and mentally healthy Christmas!
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