2023 Day Camps Locations Are Now LIVE! Learn More

30 Holiday Conversation Starters for the Family

Holiday Family Conversation Starters

It’s that time of year again! Schools are letting out for Christmas break and you’ll be spending a lot more time as a family. Whether it’s a simple dinner with your kids, an evening of cookie decorating, or a large family-wide Christmas Eve party, one thing is for certain: you probably have a lot more opportunities for conversation over the holidays than you typically would. To help you make the most of all this quality time, we’ve created these conversation starters! There may be some answers to questions that you’ve talked about before, but we hope that you can use these to reminisce on fond memories, retell a favorite story, or inspire a lively debate about your favorite/or least favorite holiday dishes.


Tis’ the Season

1 –  What is one memory from this past year that brings you joy?

2 – What is one thing you love about our family?

3 – If you could invite any famous person to your house for Christmas dinner, who would you ask?

4 – If snow could fall in any flavor, what flavor would you choose?

5 – What is the most meaningful Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

6 – If you could spend Christmas anywhere in the world, where would you go?

7 – What is one Christmas tradition you wish our family had?

8 – If you could be in a Christmas movie, which one would you want to be in?

9 – What does the perfect winter wonderland look like?

10 – If you could switch roles and be a kid (0r adult) for the day, what’s the first thing you would do? What would you miss about being the age you are now?

11 – What popular holiday dish do you dislike? Why?

12 – What would be the ideal way for you to spend Christmas Eve?

13 – Make up a Christmas poem! Take turns sharing your rhymes.

14 – If you could eat only one type of cookie this holiday season, which cookie would you be eating a lot of?

15 – Which do you enjoy more? Giving gifts or receiving them?

16 – In your opinion, what is the worst traditional holiday dessert?

17 – In your opinion, is it acceptable to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving?


Christmas Favorites

18 – Share a favorite Christmas memory (or more!)

19 – What is your favorite holiday tradition our family has?

20 – What is your favorite movie to watch around this time of year?

21 – What is your favorite Christmas scent?

22 – What is your favorite part of the Christmas story?

23 – What is your favorite thing about the person sitting to your right?

24 – What holiday food do you enjoy the most?

25 – What is your favorite Christmas carol? Sing a verse of it!

26 – Turkey or Ham? Stuffing or dressing? Rolls or corn bread? Pumpkin or Pecan pie?


Kids Take the Lead

27 – What old Christmas movie do you think I would like to watch?

28 – How do you think being a kid is different now that when you were my age?

29 – How did you celebrate Christmas when you were my age?

30 – What is your earliest childhood Christmas memory?

Download the Printable Holiday Conversation Starters Here!