Would You Rather Be an Elf or a Reindeer? is an engaging Christmas opinion writing piece. In my classroom we did a non-fiction unit on reindeer and then the next week our elf came to visit. The class was so excited about both elves and reindeer so I thought this would be a perfect opinion writing piece, and they loved it! Elves get to make all the toys and live inside with Santa. Reindeer get to fly and visit all the different houses. They had so many great reasons for both sides of the argument. There are a variety of brainstorming sheets, graphic organizers, writing paper options, and picture options that help you differentiate based on your students' needs. There are also great elf and reindeer stories that you could use as anchor texts for this writing piece. I read The Littlest Elf and Rudolph, both stories they loved. This is a great resource for your Christmas plans.