Christmas Conversation Starters for Families


‘Tis the season to relax and connect by the fire as a family. Don’t have a fireplace? No worries! Watch Minno Mantle to set the mood in your home as you bake cookies, wrap gifts, or enjoy some hot cocoa by the “fire”. And while you’re relaxing together, use these Christmas conversation starters to share favorite traditions, memories, and more!

You’ll find many of these questions on Minno Mantle to guide your conversation as you enjoy the “fire” or you can download a printable version below.

Christmas Conversation Starters for Families

What is your favorite part of the Christmas story?

Would you rather be a wise man or an animal in the stable?

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

How do you think Mary and Joseph felt after Jesus was born?

What is your favorite family Christmas tradition?

What is the best gift you have ever received for Christmas?

What is your earliest Christmas memory?

Play Christmas Telephone by whispering a line from a Christmas carol from person to person . . . did the last person get it right?

What is the best gift you ever gave someone for Christmas?

Real or fake Christmas tree? Why?

Which one of these words reminds you most of Christmas and why? Love, Joy, Peace, Hope

What is your favorite food to eat on Christmas morning?

If you could celebrate Christmas anywhere, where would it be? 

Jingle Bells or Jingle Bell Rock? Why?

What is the earliest you ever woke up on Christmas morning?

Colorful or white twinkle lights? Why?

What is your favorite Christmas song?

What is your least favorite Christmas song?

Which family member loves Christmas the most? 

If you could spend Christmas with anyone, who would it be?

Hot chocolate or apple cider? Why?

What foods are must-haves for Christmas dinner?

Have you ever given a gift to someone that you wish you could have kept? What was it?

If you had 5 minutes on television on Christmas Day, what would you tell the world and why? 

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


Download your printable Christmas conversation starters.

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