Christmas conversation starters for kids will quickly become a favorite family tradition. Use these 30 Christmas themed conversational starter prompts at dinner time to start family meals off with a bang!
It comes as no surprise that I believe food is best thing to ever happen. Spending time with family members around a table is one of the best things you could do for your family. Subsequently, these simple moments will become a favorite memory as long as you allow the opportunities to happen. Some of these will be open-ended questions, some about the birth of Jesus, some about Christmas time, and some fun ones thrown in that make the spirit of Christmas really come out at the table!
30 Christmas Conversation Starters for Kids
- What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season?
- If you could celebrate Christmas with one famous person, who would it be and why?
- If you could only eat one thing on this table for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
- Would you rather be an elf or a reindeer? Why?
- Who is the worst person to buy presents for? Why?
- What is your favorite Christmas movie?
- If you could have any character from a Christmas movie live with us, who would it be?
- What do you do if you receive a present you hate?
- What is the best gift you have ever been given for Christmas?
- Would you rather decorate a tree or decorate the outside of your house?
- Would you rather be a kid or grandparent on Christmas?
- Say one nice thing about the person sitting next to you?
- What is one thing you need for it to feel like Christmas?
- If you were there when Jesus born, what would you have given him?
- Pick a character from your favorite Christmas movie and impersonate them.
- If Jesus was going to eat with us tomorrow night, what would you serve for dinner?
- What part of the Christmas story do you like the most?
- What is your favorite Christmas song?
- What is the weirdest Christmas tradition your family has?
- If you were Santa Claus, would you want cookies on the tray or something else? What would you want or what kind of cookies?
- Would you rather build a snowman, go sledding, have a snowball fight, or stay inside drinking hot chocolate?
- If you could rename Santa, what would you name him?
- If Santa were stuck in the chimney, how would you help him out?
- Have you done anything naughty this year? How would you explain that to Santa to get you back on the nice list?
- What would be the strangest thing to see inside a snow globe?
- Would you rather dress up like an elf or dress up like Santa?
- You are not allowed to say “Christmas” for the rest of this dinner. If you do, you need to sing your favorite Christmas song like you are an elf.
- Tell the story of Jesus’s birth without saying the word “baby.” If you say baby, you need to eat the rest of your meal like you are a baby.
- Pretend to be Mr. or Mrs. Claus for the rest of this meal.
- Speak only using Christmas carol lyrics or Christmas themed words for the rest of this meal.
How to Use Christmas Conversation Starters for Kids
There is just something about the holiday season that makes the dinner table a more magical place. Print out these holiday conversation starters, cut them out, place in something we call the conversation jar, AKA a mason jar, and start having some interesting conversations.
As a family, we start these on December 1 and go until December 25. However, I made 30 because some nights, the kids like to fight over whose turn it is. Those extra icebreaker questions allow for a happy place instead of someone being upset that they thought it was their turn.
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These are Christmas conversation starters that we use for personal use. Therefore, I can tell you after many years, they are a hit over and over again. One of my favorite things about that is seeing how the children’s answers change year after year. However, when they get into teenage years, I probably will add some new questions just to throw in some controversial topics and make holiday dinners a bit more “mature.” Until then, this list of questions is the perfect list of Christmas conversations starters for kids!