31 Christmas-themed blog post prompts to help you brainstorm last-minute content

By Brittany Taylor

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31 holiday blog post prompts

for Christmas-themed content for creative business owners


by Brittany Taylor

published November 30, 2017

updated May 30, 2018


When I worked at The Magazine, holiday content started at mid-summer. Coming up with puns involving winter coats and hot cocoa was painful—especially the week our office’s A.C. up ‘n’ died.

Back then, I had a Christmas-in-July ritual. As soon as our fall issue closed, I opened up Spotify and dragged-and-dropped my way to a carol-packed playlist. The bum-bum-bum of The Nutcracker Suite and a sassy “Baby It’s Cold Outside” never failed to get me thinking snowflakes instead of sunburns.

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Holidays in the digital world are a different story. Sure, you can plan way, way ahead. More likely, though, you’re a bit of a procrastinator on the content-publishing front. But that's OK. Like the shopping elves hitting the malls on Christmas Eve, you hit it hard at the last minute—and you want to hit it out of the park.

I’m here to help. Use these Christmas-themed blog post prompts well and no one will know you stayed up late to hit publish instead of sneaking a peek at Santa.

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31 Christmas-themed blog post prompts to get you in the writing spirit this holiday season

Ready to get down to business? Grab a cuppa and turn on something seasonal. It’s time to take off your jack-of-all-trades boss hat and snap up a topper that’s red and white and fuzzy all over.

That’s right; it’s holiday blogging time. Whether you’re running late or getting a jump start on your content creation, I’ve got a list loaded with ideas to suit any pro blogger, entrepreneur, or working professional. Feeling Christmas-y? I got ya covered.

Read on for my best Christmas-themed blog post prompts.
  • 1
    What would your reindeer name be?
  • 2
    Did you have a Hermey moment?
  • 3
    Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul. What words best describe your brand?
  • 4
    If you could create a wish list for your business, your industry, your audience, or your clientele, what would be on it?
  • 5
    Father Christmas. Kris Kringle. Saint Nick. Santa has a lot of aliases. What would yours be?
  • 6
    What about your work brings you joy?
  • 7
    If you were visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, what would you see?
  • 8
    What’s a truth you want to tell the world?
  • 9
    If it costs you everything you own, if you have to sell your soul to the devil himself, what would you move heaven and earth to do right now?
  • 10
    How are you spreading Christmas cheer?
  • 11
    What’s your holiday season plan of attack?
  • 12
    How do you bring the Christmas frame of mind to work?
  • 13
    What’s the best gift you’ve ever given?
  • 14
    What work-type-thing are you nostalgic for?
  • 15
    How do you deal with disappointment?
  • 16
    What are the biggest excuses you lean on?
  • 17
    What have you done to be on the naughty list this year?
  • 18
    What’s your best bit of holiday advice?
  • 19
    Who is on your nice list?
  • 20
    What words are you keeping in mind this new year?
  • 21
    What is it that makes you resist what other people flock to or celebrate?
  • 22
    What actions are you taking to put all your troubles out of sight next year?
  • 23
    What are you swearing off in the new year?
  • 24
    How are you taking care of yourself during a season focused on others?
  • 25
    How do you juggle all the things you need to do?
  • 26
    What spins do you put on tradition?
  • 27
    Is there something you do that’s not expected or expeditious or efficient, but you do it anyway?
  • 28
    Do you have an inner baddie?
  • 29
    If you were going to write a toast summing up the past year, what would you say?
  • 30
    What are you doing differently this year?
  • 31
    What do you think flew under the radar this year and deserves to be celebrated?

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Step 1. Come up with a brilliant idea. Step 2. Turn that brilliant idea into a blog post your audience will devour. You have the first part in the bag. For the second, grab my blog post-writing process.

About me

Brittany Taylor

My name is Brittany, but my friends and clients call me "Britt." Online small business owners hire me to create content strategies and write their blog posts, email newsletters, and social media updates. I work with bosses around the world from the marshes of Charleston, S.C.

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