Holidays that are fun for most people, can actually be sad and depressing for some. Write about bringing "good cheer" to all... through serving others, less fortunate than you.
No Place Like Home
Share your thoughts on this memorable line from the Wizard of Oz and the powerful hold that feelings of home has on one's heart.
Over the River
... and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! Write about a favorite holiday travel destination or memory.
Happy and Healthy?
The holiday season is usually good for a few extra pounds. In your opinion, is it more important to eat as much as you want and be happy, or to watch what you eat and be healthy?
Family Game Night
Games are a holiday tradition for many fun-loving families. Write about a few of your favorites.
Story Time Memories
Write about a favorite bedtime story, or book, from your childhood.
The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. Everyone has a story to tell from this annual “shop till you drop” American tradition. Let’s hear yours.
Parents Night Out
Special programs are often a highlight of the school year. Write about a memorable performance during such an event.
Let’s be honest. Everyone loves a vacation from school. Write about some of the things you most look forward during this festive "time out".
Does holiday shopping encourage, or hinder, the true spirit of Christmas? How do you resolve this conflict of interests?
Real vs. Artificial
Which kind of Christmas tree do you like? In your best persuasive writing, explain your preference and why you think it's best.
Mother's Wish List
You have cheerfully offered to let mother compose your New Year’s resolutions. What changes will be needed for her dreams to come true.
Besides the obvious, are there other reasons to love this season of the year? What does this month bring to your mind and memory?
The holidays bring “food for the gods”. Describe your favorite dishes using you best descriptive writing.
Write a personal review of a movie that you would, or would not, recommend to friends and family during this coming holiday season.
Family finances can be tight during this down economy. Share some creative ideas for gifts that give a lot, yet cost very little.
I say snow, you say...._____! Share a few of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with this seasonal gift from Mother Nature.
Write a quick descriptive paragraph of a favorite Christmas tree (or other seasonal decoration) from your childhood dreams.
Must be Santa
Everyone remembers their first visit with Santa Claus. Share the memory and your thoughts on your first encounter with the Jolly Old Elf.
Ebenezer Scrooge experiences an extreme “attitude makeover” and regains a sense of compassion for others. What are the lessons to be learned from this classic Christmas story?
Time passes slowly when something terribly exciting is about to happen. Has the clock, or calendar, ever seemed to stand still in your life? Write about the experience.
An American Carol
O Microwave... 'O Microwave... What would we do without you? Which modern appliance could you and your family not live without?
Not a time for unbelievers. Plead your case to the Jolly Old Elf. What would you like, and why should your requests be granted?