I've been trying to think of a good prompt for this month's meeting of my Wild Women Writing group, and it came to me at the concert. We all have favorite holiday songs, whether sacred or secular, that hold powerful memories and resonances for us. Maybe it was a song we sang solo at a Christmas concert or played on the piano at a recital. Maybe we played it flawlessly or botched it miserably. Maybe it was in a favorite movie, or maybe it was inspired by a movie. One of my favorite Christmas albums when we were raising our daughter was Christmas in the Stars, with all songs related to the movie Star Wars. My favorite was "What Do You Give a Wookie for Christmas if He Already Has a Comb?"
So if you need a writing prompt, here it is. Write a poem, story or non-fiction memoir or essay related to a holiday song that has some emotional zing or tug for you. And here's a deadline--December 25--because I need deadlines myself. You have plenty of time for drafts and revisions. Consider giving your piece of writing to someone as a present. It may be their favorite gift.