50 Stylish Christmas Nail Designs That Will Put You in a Merry Mood

Last Updated on December 28, 2021

The holiday season is upon us again. And while it may look and feel different this year, nothing will stop people from trying to celebrate traditions. There’s still going to be lots of shopping, eating, and merry-making.

And with everything seeming to happen all at once, it’s not a bad idea to dress up for the occasion. After all, your party dress wasn’t used for quite a while! So go on – take out that dress, pamper yourself, and get a much-deserved mani-pedi.

 

How To Keep Your Nails Healthy and Strong

You’ll be doing a LOT of stuff with your hands for the holidays. So do yourself a favor and make sure those nails are nice, neat, and strong. Here are a couple of tips:

 

Stop the biting and the picking!

This could be a nervous tick, or something else. If you have trouble ending this bad habit, do seek counsel. Picking at your nails not only damages them, it removes the beautiful work of your manicurist. A good topcoat can help.

Mind your cuticles.

Most folks don’t even pay attention to them. But you should. Cracked, dry, or damaged cuticles will also affect the way your nails grow. It can make your hands look messy, too. Calm those nail beds with a good cuticle oil.

Take care of your hands.

Create your own regimen for your hands like you would for your face. Clean, exfoliate, and moisturize. Schedule a hand massage. Place hand lotions or creams around your house to remind you to use them often. Apply cuticle oil before going to bed.

Pre prepared.

Chipped your new holiday manicure? Keep a bottle of the same colored nail lacquer at home for such issues. This way, you can DIY rather than chipping off the entire nail.

Watch what you eat.

Yes, your diet can greatly affect the health of your nails. Drink plenty of water, and eat foods rich in biotin and B-complex vitamins (e.g. riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, etc.). If you notice that your nails are getting too thin, brittle, or yellowish, give them a break.

Don’t use your nails as a tool!

If you’re popping lids and cans with your nails – stop. It’s not only unhealthy, it’s a major culprit for breakage.

 

Christmas Nail Designs 2021

It’s that time of the year when everything is decked in festive hues. You probably already have the perfect outfit for that office party or night-out with the girls. Don’t forget to complete your look though. Pay attention to accents like your bag, shoes, hair, jewelry – and your nails.

Haven’t visited the salon yet? Or planning an at-home mani-pedi? Here are some Christmas nail design inspiration to consider.

 

1. Abstract

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Swipe on holiday colors like a modern day artist. This one has no rules.

2. Mistletoe on Beige

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Credits to Tattoorary via Chic Pursuit

No need to wait for a kiss when you basically have him wrapped around your finger.

3. Bedazzled

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Be stunning with stick-on gems you can customize to suit your tastes.

4. Black Snow

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Credits to ILLUMINATEbyLiana via Chic Pursuit

Who says you can’t have a Black Christmas? In fact, this hue never goes out of style.

5. Don’t Be Blue

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These water transfer decals are a quick and inexpensive way to get this amazing look in minutes.

6. Rudolph

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This Burberry-inspired Rudolph will be going down in history as the cutest nail design!

7. Candy Canes

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Credits to Love Ambie

What’s red-and-white and goes well with any outfit? Candy cane colors, of course!

8. Colorful Stripes

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Credits to sweetandsavvynails Instagram via Allure.com

Give a sweet and vibrant twist to one of the season’s more underappreciated treats.

9. Feline Friendly

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Credits to TheSuperRadNailSisters Instagram via Oprah Daily

Cat lovers hurrah! This holiday nail design includes your furry friends so no one gets lonely.

10. Charlie Brown Christmas

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Credits to 25sweetpeas via Country Living

If you’re patient and you love Snoopy (and the gang!), then you will want to try these nails for Christmas.

11. The Gingerbread Man

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Credits to Love Ambie

This adorable little ginger won’t run away from you – we promise!

12. Red and Green

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Credits to Tattoorary via Chic Pursuit

Bring a lively festive cheer right on your hands with these Christmas gold snowflake decals.

13. Pretty in Plaid

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This red, black, and gold beauty is in fact, gel press on nails that will save you time and money.

14. Pink and Sparkly

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Credits to EyeNailedItbyMegan via Chic Pursuit

You’ll be the belle of the ball in these adorable baby pink nails.

15. Christmas Characters

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Credits to Love Ambie

Why choose which holiday character to paint on – when you could have them all!

16. Black and White

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Credits to nails.byliz Instagram via Oprah Daily

This color duo looks clean, subtle, and chic. Definitely a win for any occasion.

17. Royal in Blue

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Credits to For Creative Juice

Light up the holidays in this rich blue number.

18. Christmas Confetti

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Credits to Mia Instagram via Oprah Daily

Go for the unconventional with multi-colored dots that can take you from dinner to party.

19. Green and Gold

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Credits to Love Ambie

Make your friends green with envy in these underrated digits that scream fancy.

20. Chilled

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Credits to Enid Instagram via Oprah Daily

Inspired by the animated movie ‘Frozen’, this iced look is something you won’t want to let go.

21. Sparkling Snowflakes

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Credits to For Creative Juice

Gold glitter and white snowflakes adorn this design that’s simple yet radiant.

22. Stealing Christmas

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Who says you can’t buy Christmas from a store? This awesome Grinch design is available at Etsy.

23. Comet

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Credits to NailFreakBoutique via Chic Pursuit

Give the other reindeers some love with this cute pink Comet nail art.

24. Ho-ho-holidays!

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Laugh away your holiday stress with these amazing press-on nails.

25. Gold and Holly

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Credits to Kassandra Jones Instagram via Oprah Daily

French manicure never looked so good in this polished design with elegant holly accents.

26. Lightbulb Moment

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Credits to Kawaii Klaws Instagram via Oprah Daily

This interesting take on popular Christmas lightbulbs will have people doing a double-take.

27. Star-Crossed

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Credits to NAIL SWAG Instagram via Allure.com

Christmas lights or holiday stars? You decide – either way, they look fantastic!

28. Sweater Lover

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Credits to Love Ambie

This cool nail design can be achieved with a stencil.

29. Baubles

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Credits to sweetandsavvynails Instagram via Allure.com

Remember those bright Christmas tree ornaments? Well, guess what, you can wear them now.

30. Minimalist

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Credits to Betina R. Goldstein Instagram via Allure.com

Simple, elegant, and stunning.

31. French Tips

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Credits to For Creative Juice

Give the old tradition a fresh – and festive – twist in this dapper design.

32. The Nutcracker

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Credits to Devin Strebler Instagram via Allure.com

Blue, white, and gold dominate this merry nail art that won’t crack under pressure.

33. Olaf

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Credits to For Creative Juice

Kids at heart will love this Olaf-inspired piece that’s still chic and pretty.

34. Ornaments

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Credits to Katie Masters Instagram via Allure.com

For those who don’t want to look ‘too decked-out’, this dainty design will surely satisfy.

35. Ready to Party

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Credits to naturally.nailart Instagram via Oprah Daily

Not a fan of the typical red-and-green? Then go for black (and some sparkles) instead.

36. Happy Penguin

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Credits to ILLUMINATEbyLiana via Chic Pursuit

Adorable and full of personality, this is one fun nail art you’d want to try this year!

37. Pink Snow

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Credits to NailFreakBoutique via Chic Pursuit

These magical press-ons will have you going from drab to fab in minutes.

38. Plaid and Fab

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Credits to Cosmopolitan

Looking to stay in a cozy log cabin this year? Then your digits will need this rustic, festive look.

39. Doing Dots

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Credits to Love Ambie

Dots are always delightful. Period.

40. Twinkle

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Credits to Cosmopolitan

Create that sparkly effect with just a few tools and a rich, red polish.

41. Santa

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Credits to Love Ambie

Who doesn’t love this jolly ol’ man?

42. Red Suit

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Credits to Love Ambie

Inspired by Santa’s suit, this nail art is simple but impactful.

43. Wonderland

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Credits to LittleNailsUS via Chic Pursuit

Make your own little winter wonderland right on your fingers.

44. Gifted

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Credits to Rebecca Morrissey Instagram via Oprah Daily

Nail stickers are perhaps something you should ask for as stocking stuffers.

45. Pink Sunset

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Credits to Stephanie Instagram via Oprah Daily

Who says Christmas nails have to be in traditional colors? Create your own beautiful art with the hues you want.

46. Ugly Sweater

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Credits to Hanna Instagram via Oprah Daily

Ugly sweater season doesn’t have to be literal.

47. Swirly

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Credits to Rocket Fuel Nails Instagram via Oprah Daily

To achieve this marbled look, all you need are 3 nail polish colors, one of which should be holographic.

48. Sweater Weather

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Credits to Love Ambie

If you have a steady hand and a bit of time, then this design will all be worth it.

49. All Red

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Credits to Love Ambie

A tree and ornaments adorn the deep red backdrop for this amazing Christmas nail art.

50. Oh! Christmas Tree

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Credits to For Creative Juice

This textured number may seem unconventional, but it’s a guaranteed hit for the festive season.

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