45 Discussion Questions about Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that many people love to celebrate. From the beginning of December, we are bombarded with Christmas music and decorations.

Christmas is a time for giving and we all have a lot of questions about this important part of the year such as:

  • What’s the history behind Christmas?
  • Does Santa live in the North Pole?

We are going to learn more about the holiday through a series of 45 questions. Hopefully, having a conversation about it will help you enjoy Christmas even more.

Questions about Christmas

If you’ve been looking for an easy way to start a conversation with a friend or with your students, these are some great questions that will help get things going.

Student A’s Questions

This is the first set of questions about Christmas

  1. Do you celebrate Christmas?
  2. How do you celebrate Christmas?
  3. How does your family celebrate Christmas?
  4. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
  5. What is your favorite holiday song?
  6. How do you wish to celebrate Christmas this year?
  7. Do you have any traditions that are special to you and the ones around you during the holidays?

Student B’s Questions

This is the second set of questions about Christmas

  1. Why do people give gifts at Christmas time?
  2. Why is Santa called Santa Claus?
  3. How do you say Merry Christmas in different languages?
  4. What’s your favorite part of the holidays?
  5. How do you feel when giving or receiving homemade Christmas presents?
  6. What is your favorite Christmas toy from when you were a kid?
  7. What was the craziest holiday decoration that you have seen?
  8. Is there anything in particular that you don’t like about the holidays?

Student C’s Questions

This is the third set of questions about Christmas

  1. What are your favorite Christmas traditions?
  2. What is your least favorite Christmas tradition?
  3. Did you decorate a Christmas tree every year?
  4. Do you prefer to buy a Christmas from a store?
  5. Is there a gift that you like to give but would rather not get as a gift in return?
  6. What’s your opinion on the commercialization of Christmas?
  7. Do you decorate your home for Christmas?

Student D’s Questions

This is the fourth set of questions about Christmas

  1. What are some of your favorite holiday Christmas memories?
  2. What’re you looking forward to the most this year for Christmas?
  3. How will you be spending your Christmas Day, and what are your plans after the holiday?
  4. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you do during the holidays instead?
  5. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
  6. Favorite childhood toy that you received over the years?
  7. What’s the most awkward gift exchange you’ve had?
  8. What’s the most embarrassing gift you have ever given or received at Christmas?

Student E’s Questions

This is the fifth set of questions about Christmas

  1. Did you believe in Santa Claus when you were a child?
  2. Did you enjoy last Christmas?
  3. Do you attend any special religious services during the Christmas season?
  4. Do you sometimes work on Christmas?
  5. Do you see your relatives at Christmas time?
  6. When do you do your Christmas shopping?
  7. Have you ever celebrated Christmas in a foreign country?
  8. Who do you give Christmas presents to?
  9. What do you eat on Christmas Day?
  10. What time do you wake up on Christmas day?
  11. If you had a million dollars, what would you do during Christmas time?
  12. When do you put up your Christmas tree?

More ESL Conversation Questions

If you are looking for more resources to practice your English skills or have meaningful conversations with your students, I’ve compiled a list of some posts with conversation questions.

Check them out before your leave

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  3. Questions about Hobbies
  4. Conversation Questions about Pets
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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English