21 Fun and Festive Ideas for Easy Christmas Nail Designs

Emily Manning

December 1, 2019

Christmas nail designs

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Look no further for your nail inspiration! As committed Christmas-aholics, we have you covered with 20+ seasonally simple ideas for Christmas nail designs that will delight all ages.

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Take a look at these amazing ideas for a seasonal manicure! From snowmen to Santa, and baubles to bells, you’ll find the perfect finishing touch for your holiday outfit, as well as lots of ideas for fun with the kids.

All you need to create these Christmas nail designs are a variety of nail polish colours, some fine point paintbrushes, nail varnish remover, and a nail art ball tip tool (which is easily found online).

Be sure to let us know in the comments which one is your favourite!

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Fun Christmas Nail Designs

What are your favourite things about the holiday season? Building a snowman, presents, decorating the tree, all the delicious food, or perhaps Santa himself – well, we’ve got them all! Take a peek at some of our favourite easy Christmas nails.

Snowman Nails

Fans of Frosty will love these snowman nails from Beauty Chocolat – plus you can watch the quick video on how to create this simple but effective look.

Don’t Be Stuck For Ideas!

No more last-minute panic – just download our FREE Elf on the Shelf Cheat Sheet for plenty of fun ideas!


Olaf Frozen Nails

Do you wanna build a snowman? Or better yet… paint one?! Frozen fans will love these Olaf-inspired nails from Cute Polish.

Christmas Emoji Nails

These Christmas poop emoji nails from Nailed It NZ are absolutely hilarious – and bound to be a huge hit with younger members of the family.

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Get the kids giggling or wow your party guests with these hilarious emoji cake ideas!


Christmas Sweater Nails


Sensationails4U to the rescue with this cool 3D effect nail, perfect for making a Christmas sweater-style!

Peppermint Candy Nails

These swirly twirly peppermint nails from Julia Lis are fun for the festive party season – and you could change things up and just have one feature nail with the rest red.

No Tool Christmas Nail Designs

No tools? No problem! These festive holiday nails from Cute Polish are perfect for beginners. You’ll see five different designs, and all you need are different colour nail polishes and a toothpick.

How About Some Festive Fun?

Get into the festive spirit and download our FREE Christmas word search – perfect for rainy days or on-the-go fun! Can you find them all?


Snowy Christmas Nails

Set the scene with these snowy Christmas nails from Creative Nail Art. You can change this up from the darker gradient background to a brighter, lighter colour too – it still looks great.

Christmas Tree Nail Tutorial

Image: Blue Tape and Nails

Blue Tape and Nails created these Christmas tree nails using three nail polish colours and some strips of tape to get a straight line. The step-by-step photo tutorial will show you just how to create this look.

Grinch Nails

If you love Dr Seuss’ The Grinch and read or watch it every year, then these are the Christmas nails for you. The video from Cute Polish breaks down all the steps, so don’t be put off by the challenge!

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Gingerbread Men

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Image: QT Place

Who doesn’t love a yummy gingerbread man? Well, now you can bring that cuteness to your nails with this tutorial video from Creative Nail Art.

These Elf Jokes Are Hilarious!

Don’t miss these FREE elf jokes and notes – they are perfect for popping in your child’s lunchbox, hiding under their pillow, or for your Elf on the Shelf to leave during their antics!


A Taste of Christmas

Wrap those nails up with a freehand nail tutorial from Janelle Estep, featuring candy canes, wreaths and fun present designs to celebrate the holiday season.

Penguin Family

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Look how cute! These little festive penguin nails from Lacquertude are adorable – we love the little reindeer one!

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Kawaii Snowflakes

Using a glittery background colour and then white, black and pink acrylic or nail paint, you can create this kawaii snowflake nail idea from Beauty Chocolat.

Santa’s Red Suit

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Give a traditional red manicure a subtle Christmas makeover with these Santa nails from Nails by Jema.

Simple Squiggles

Sometimes simple is where it’s at. Nailed It NZ shows you how to recreate this simple squiggle effect.

Rudolf and Friends

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The Nailasaurus has a great step-by-step tutorial to show you how you can recreate Rudolf and friends with these reindeer nails at home.

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Elegant Snowflakes

Freehand your own sparkly snowflake nails thanks to this video from Nail Art Attack. The red background looks great, but you could change it up with any colour polish.

Christmas Puddings

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Not your traditional Christmas nail designs, these plum pudding nails from Creative Nail Art are a really effective alternative.

Minion Santas

Who doesn’t love a minion? And Santa minions are even better! Take inspiration from Julia Lis as she creates these festive favourites.

Easy Holly Nails

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… These simple and clean Christmas holly nails from Cute Polish are subtle enough for everyday wear, but there’s still plenty of seasonal fun to them!

Santa Selection

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Image: The Crafty Ninja

Best buds Santa and Rudolf join together to create a fantastic Christmas look, with guidance from The Crafty Ninja.

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Have your say! Which of these Christmas nail designs would be your choice? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: December 1st, 2019 / Categories: Lifestyle, Things To Do, Things To Do Mobile / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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