Let’s tell better stories this Christmas. Let’s look deeper into the characters and the setting of the Christmas story when we tell it. Let’s reflect on how Jesus brought fresh hope, peace on earth, and goodwill toward men. (What does that tangibly mean to someone who just feels hopeless with the state of our world this December?) As you think about stories, surveys & headlines in the news, dig a little deeper this Christmas. What motivates these characters? How can I use this story to evoke some emotion or generate a discussion between people? What’s my worldview have to say about the way I see the world this Christmas? These angles are what we call idea starters at CreativeCardio.com. – Scott Herrold & Jayar Reeves
Here’s some raw Christmas discussion ideas to spark your creativity!
Is gifting a competition in your circle? “Six in 10 Americans admit they see gift-giving as a competition! They want to “out gift” their family! Who’s the best gift giver in your circle?
Have you ever found an answer to the question: “What do you give that person who seems to have everything?
Is generosity contagious? (What actually makes generosity contagious?)
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen on a kids ‘wish list?’
What’s the Christmas movie that reminds you most of your family? Why?
It doesn’t feel like Christmas until I eat _____!
The gift you truly had to sacrifice in order to give! Go!
The year you sort of “gave above your means” to make Christmas extra special for your family? (Describe what happened!)
What’s the gift that your kids have always remembered? (Maye you didn’t realize it when you originally bought it!)
Do you have a default gift that you tend to give to more than one person?
Are you good at keeping gift secrets? Are you a quiet person or one that can’t hold it all in very long without telling anyone?
Best place at home to hide gifts that the kids never figured out?
Who’s the secret keeper in the house who always spills the beans and lets it out?
My God is bigger than _______ this December!
What’s the one secret you just couldn’t keep all the way until Christmas?
This year, what have YOU overcome that you thought would be impossible before this year began?”
Ever felt like a secret someone told you felt like a burden, cause it was hard to keep your mouth shut?
How do you surprise you spouse w/ a gift at Christmas when you share the same checking account?
Gift you always wanted as a kid and never got?
Does anyone actually eat fruitcake? What’s the Christmas dessert you’re known for?
The most complicated gift you ever received on Christmas?
The gift you couldn’t wait for Christmas, and had to buy yourself early?
Best surprise you ever had on Christmas? Ever wake up Christmas morning completely shocked by something?
The toy you always dreamed about, that totally felt like a letdown when you finally received it?
It didn’t feel like Christmas unless your mom made this dish____!
Most creative thing ever stuffed in a stocking?
The Christmas carol lyrics that get you every time?
The most disappointing Christmas morning memory. (Was it you or the kids? Who’s fault was the disappointment?)
Think about the different ornaments on your tree with history. The Christmas ornament on your tree with the best story?
The Christmas you had as a family that totally didn’t feel like a typical Christmas?
Who’s the overzealous “Cousin Eddie” in your house? Who’s the overzealous “Buddy the Elf” in your family?
Matching gifts? Ever get matching gifts w/ your sibling as a kid? (Ever received an equal gift to your brother/sister that only they wanted and it took place for one of the gifts on your list that you didn’t get?)
Ever get a matching gift w/ a sibling or spouse later in life? (My friend is 41 and his mom got he and his brother matching leather jackets this year!)
I made the mistake of throwing away our 9 foot artificial tree on December 26th last year on trash day. I figured I would buy a new tree when they were on sale in early January, but I didn’t see any. Biggest mistake you made last year that you forgot to remedy until NOW!?
The one thing I want to remember for the day AFTER Christmas this year is ______!
Was it the Grinch, or did procrastination steal Christmas for you? (Talk about how lack of planning, pushing off plans or procrastination bit you this Christmas season!)
So what is an actual deal that would motivate you to get up early and wait in the Black Friday lines this year? 25% off? 50% off? 75% off?? (20% doesn’t cut it for me!)
What’s the one item that you want, that never seems to go on sale?
Christmas crafts you kept from your kids (or grandkids!) The oldest Christmas ornament you have? (What’s the story behind it?)
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