The 12 Stories of Christmas

Young writers between the ages of 6 and 12 years are invited to write your own Christmas story.

Fire up your imagination and create a new classic tale to spread festive cheer this season!


We hope that young writers all over Ireland - and beyond - will be inspired to create new Christmas stories at school or at home. Use our templates to help you to write all the stories in your imagination!

Create a Christmas Story with Some Help from Our Friends!

To help you get started, we have asked some of our friends to craft story prompts - click on the links below to watch the start of a new story that you can finish yourself.

There are twelve stories in all - click on the links to hear stories by authors and performers from all over the island of Ireland in English and in Irish!

Click here to watch them all!

We have also collected all the stories in English and Irish in a book you can download and print!

Share Your Stories With Us on Social Media!

Fighting Words and Graffiti Theatre Company are sharing these story prompts as a fun way to create new stories with your family, friends and classmates. If you would like to share your stories with us too, you can do that in two ways -

  • A comment on our social media posts: ask your parent or guardian to share your story as a comment on the social media posts from Fighting Words and Graffiti for the story prompt. You will find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • A post on your parent/guardian’s social media accounts: ask your parent or guardian to upload your story to their social media accounts using the hashtag #12StoriesofChristmasIreland. Be sure to tag Fighting Words and Graffiti Theatre Company so we can see and share your work!

Please note that this is optional and not a requirement.

Important Information for Parents