77 Fun Christmas Nails to Copy in 2022

It’s that time of year to start planning for your Christmas nails. This post is packed with ideas of the latest trends for the holiday season. You’re sure to find some you love whether you want simple ideas or unique nail art ideas. Plus, read to the end to find the best supplies to DIY your holiday nails.

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How Do You Do Christmas Nails?

There are a lot of ways to add a festive touch to your nails for the season. Whether you go the DIY route or head to your nearest nail salon. You could choose a holiday color like red, green, gold or add sparkles. You could also try a fun Christmas Nail art design to all of your nails or an accent nail.

What are some fun Christmas Nail Art Designs?

Some Christmas nail art designs that are popular this year are:

  • A Santa Clause Hat
  • Reindeer
  • Snowflakes
  • Candy Canes

Read on to see my favorite examples of all of these ideas and more!

Christmas Nails 2022

Some of the trends for holiday nails that I’m loving this year are red with small designs, adding black accents, a French tip Santa hat and gold leaf accents. Check out some of my favorite new Christmas nail ideas below.

Christmas Designs with Matte Black Nails

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The black matte nails add a sophisticated touch to this festive design.

Red and White Stiletto Nail Idea

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Each one of these stilettos nails has a unique Christmas design.

Pretty Gold-Leaf Tips

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One to the hottest trends right now is gold leaf accents on nails. They work great for Christmas time.

Santa Hat Frenchies

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Have you seen this cute Santa hat French tip design that is everywhere this year? It looks amazing with one Santa hat accent with a set of red nails.

Red and White Christmas Design

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You can’t go wrong with a classic red and white color combo for Christmas.

Christmas Nails Design Ideas

Next, I want to show you some fun Christmas nail design ideas. I’m talking Santa’s, reindeer, candy canes, snowman and more. Find your favorite and copy the look.

Peppermint Candy Nail Design

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One of my all-time favorite designs is this peppermint candy design. Make it extra special by changing where the candy lands on each nail.

Christmas Patterned Gel Nails

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Here’s some inspiration on a variety of nail art that covers all of your favorite holiday symbols.

Cute Christmas Nail Design Ideas

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Try mixing in nail designs with solid-colored nails for a fun look.

Peppermint Christmas Nail Idea

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Each of these nails is unique. I love the Santa sticking out of the chimney, the peppermint nail and the icing design.

Red Patterned Almond Gel Nails

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Any fun pattern looks festive in red and white.

Red Bows and Tips

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This red tips with an accent present nail would not be too hard to pull off.

Christmas Nails Santa

What says Christmas like Santa nails? I’m loving the simple Santa hat design that I’ve been seeing a lot of this year. Read on to check it out and other fun Santa nails to copy this year.

Shellac Santa Nails

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The handmade nail design on gel nails is a work of art.

Santa French Tip Nails

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Here’s another take on the Santa hat nails. All the other nails have the red French tip with just one extra special Santa hat for a pretty look.

Reindeer Nails

Do you want a cute little reindeer on your nails? I mean why not, it’s so fun and festive. Check out some of the best ideas below.

Gold Glitter Reindeer Nails

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Here’s an idea that’s simple but also unique.

Simple Square Tip Reindeer Nails

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White square tip nails take the cuteness up a notch with this adorable Rudolph accent nail.

Easy Rudolph Nail Design Idea

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Here’s a simple design idea for a reindeer with just eyes, a red nose and antlers.

Candy Cane Nail Designs

I’m loving the candy cane designs that I’m seeing this year. You can go for a red and white striped nail, little candy cane designs or a small candy cane border. Check out all of them below.

Red Candy Cane Gel Nails

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A natural-colored nail with a small design like a candy cane pattern is on trend this year.

Candy Cane Square French Tip Nails

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Here’s a unique design idea. Add a candy cane stripe to your French tips for a one-of a kind set of nails.

Unique Candy Cane Border Idea

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A candy cane nail border is a very creative Christmas nail idea.

Almond Candy Cane Nails

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Tiny candy canes with a set of red nails is a beautiful Christmas combo.

Snowflake Nails

Snowflakes are a festive nail idea. What I love about them is that they work not only for Christmas but for any time in winter.

Red and White Snowflake Nail Design

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This natural nail color with the red of these almond nails is a stylish combination.

French Tips and Snowflakes

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A snowflake accent nail with snow dusted French tips is a classy winter design.

Square Tip Snowflake Nails

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The natural nail color with gold and snowflake tips creates a stunning design.

Modern Snowflake Nail Design

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This is a modern snowflake design. The nail artist used a natural nail color with white ombre tips and a variety of snowflakes.

Snowman Nail Design Ideas

Have you seen nail ideas with adorable little snowman on them? This design idea works well on an accent nail with a set of white or blue nails. Check out some inspiration below.

Snowman Winter Nail Design

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Bright blue and polka dots work great with a snowman accent nail. This design will look fab all winter.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman Nails

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This may be the cutest snowman nail design I’ve seen. It looks chic with black and silver sparkly nails.

Christmas String Light Nail Design

A new design idea I’ve been seeing this year is Christmas lights. What’s fun about this is you can choose whatever color you like for your string lights. If you want to try this fun holiday design check out some inspiration below.

Christmas Light Nails

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If you’re feeling artistic give this nail design a try. The Christmas lights are a thin black line with colored polka dots.

Modern Christmas Light Nail Design

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This light design looks modern on natural-colored square nails.

Polar Bear Nails

I’ve only seen a few polar bear nail designs. But I’m totally loving them. If you want a design idea that’s a little unique try adding an accent nail with a polar bear.

Polar Bear Almond Nails

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This is a unique Christmas color combination. The gold sparkles give it a cheerful feel.

Ice Polar Bear Nail Design

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The icicle nails along with the cute bear are a fun addition to this nail set.

Christmas Tree Nail Ideas

There are so many different ways to do Christmas tree nails. You can add little trees on each nail or more of a tree pattern on one or two accent nails. Check out some ideas to pull off the look.

Red White and Black Christmas Tree Nails

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The black white and red combo with gives these nails a stylish holiday feel.

Modern Christmas Tree Nails

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Tiny hand painted Christmas trees look modern with red nails.

Tiny Christmas Tree Nail Design

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Love the look of the tiny Christmas trees on a natural-colored nail.

Classy Christmas Nails

You want to find a design that is festive but also very classy right? If you’re wanting a design that is sophisticated and that would look good for work or a holiday party read on to find some classy nail options.

Chic Oval Shaped Winter Nails

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The pretty snowflakes and the sweater design gives all the winter vibes.

Oval Shaped Red Nails with Sparkle

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The Christmas red and the sparkle give these nails a sophisticated holiday feel.

Golden French Tip Oval Shaped Nails

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This is a sophisticated take on a French tip.

Christmas Nails Gel

If you have gel nails there are tons of fun design ideas for Christmas. Check out some of my favorites below.

Santa Gel Nails

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The stoic Santa and Rudolph look cute on these natural nails with gel.

Pastel Christmas Gel Nails

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Pastels like pink and mint green are an unexpected Christmas color choice but look very festive with the holiday details.

Hand Painted Holiday Gel Nails

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Here’s a fun idea for Christmas patterns that will make your nails stand out from the rest.

Christmas Nails Acrylic

Do you love acrylic nails and are looking for the perfect Christmas inspiration? If so then check out my favorite acrylic nail art designs for the holidays below.

3-D Peppermint Acrylic Nails

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To really make your nails stand out why not try out a 3-D design like this one.

If you want to try a 3-D design this year you can use these 3-D nail decals to copy the look.

Acrylic Red Sweater Nails

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Red sweater nails, with candy canes stirpes and snowflakes make a fun holiday combo.

Christmas Coffin Nails

The coffin nail shape is an almond shaped with a flat square top. It looks great on long nails. If you love this nail shape then check out my favorite Christmas coffin nail ideas below.

Red Snowflake Coffin Nails

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I love the detail of these festive holiday nails.

Long Christmas Nail Design Idea

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This nail set is definitely giving Christmas vibes.

Plaid and Sparkles Red Nails

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This plaid accent nail is a fun twist to this red sparkly set.

Christmas Nail Color Ideas

What are the top Christmas nail color trends this year?

This year the top Christmas colors are:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Gold
  • White
  • Natural colors with Christmas designs
  • Any of the above colors with glitter

Read on to see the best examples I found of Christmas colored nails.

Red Nails

Let’s be honest red is always the favorite color for Christmas nails. It will never go out of style and will always give you that festive holiday look that you’re going for.

Bright Red Short Nails

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These short gel nails are a classic go to for Christmas time.

Long Red Almond Nails

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The combo of the shape and the color of these nails would make a statement at Christmas time.

Red Stiletto Nails

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These long stiletto nails in bright red are hot. These would definitely make you stand out.

Green Nails

Green is one of the hottest colors this year in nails. Choose green nails this holiday to be on trend this year.

Green Square Nails

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These pine-colored nails may be the perfect Christmas green shade. They remind me of the color of a Christmas tree or a wreath.

Green Glazed Donut Nails

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The shimmer of these green glazed donut nails gives a festive holiday feel.

Gold Christmas Nails

Gold is very festive and cheerful. It looks chic if you have a Christmas party or holiday event that you will be attending.

Gold Sparkly Acrylic Nails

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These almond acrylic nails have the perfect amount of gold and sparkle for all the holiday parties.

Gold Metallic Nails

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Shimmery gold nails would be an elegant look for the holidays.

White Nails

White nails are a classy holiday choice. What I love about white is that it will take you past Christmas into winter season as well. This is a great choice for a dip manicure that you will be rocking past Christmas.

Long White and Glitter Nails

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These long chic nails are set off with the sparkle accents.

White and Gold Short Nails

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The crisp white nails combined with the white and gold flecks are flawless.

White Glitter Square Nails

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A mix of white French tips and white with chunky sparkles is a fun and chic holiday look.

Christmas Nail Ideas with Glitter

What says Christmas more than sparkles? Adding glitter to any of your nails instantly adds the fun festive feeling. Check out my favorite glitter nail ideas below.

White and Silver Glitter Nails

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The combo of white and silver sparkle set off these oval nails.

Red and Gold Glitter Almond Nails

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Red and gold glitter is the perfect holiday color combo.

Simple Silver Sparkle Nails

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A thin coat of glitter polish is very on trend this holiday season.

Natural Color Nails with Christmas Designs

This year natural color nails are all the rage. To make this trend Christmassy just add a fun Christmas design to them. Check out what I mean below.

White Art on Natural Nail

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White detail on a natural nail gives a soft beautiful look.

Snowflake and Present Nail Art Design

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Snowflakes and presents would make the perfect detail on a natural-colored nail.

French Tip Nails

Adding a little color to the tips of your nails is a timeless look. Try a holiday color like red or gold for the perfect Christmas nails.

Ho Ho Ho Santa French Tips

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Sometimes the simplest nail art designs are the best.

Red Frenchie Almond Nails

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A red French tip design makes a stunning Christmas nail.

Green French Tips

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Here’s a simple nail design idea for gel nails with a little touch of Christmas flair.

Gold Square Tips

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Gold tips add just the right amount of holiday sparkle on this acrylic set.

Christmas Nails Simple

There’s something I just love about a simple nail. It’s timeless and classy and it works with a variety of outfits and occasions. Check out my favorite simple holiday nails ideas below.

Holiday Frenchies

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A classic French manicure with little holly berries is just a touch of Christmas on these simple nails.

Festive Red and Sparkle Nails

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For a simple holiday nail idea try red with silver sparkles.

Simple Green Holiday Nails

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For an easy and classic nail idea just try your favorite holiday color.

Christmas Nails Short

If you have short natural nails and are looking for some Christmas inspiration then read on. I have gathered my favorite nails designs this season that look amazing with short nails.

Short Holiday Nail Idea

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Red white and green with plaid and snowflakes is a classic holiday nail choice.

Short Rudolph Nails

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Even if your nails are super short you can still add a little Christmas charm.

Abstract Christmas Tree Nails

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Sonya’s Nails again for the win. What a fun abstract Christmas tree pattern.

Unique Christmas Nail Ideas

Are you looking for nail ideas that no one else has? If so then I’ll show you some fun ideas to try that will make your nails really stand out this season.

Christmas Swirl Nails

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These red, green, gold and white nails have a fun retro swirl pattern.

Green and Gold Nails

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Hunter green and gold is a pairing that is not the typical Christmas color combo but gives a unique holiday look that I’m loving.

Royal Blue Winter Nails

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If you want to try something different for the holidays, try a blue and grey combo for your nails.

Grinch Nail Design

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Here’s another out of the box idea. How about one of the all-time favorite holiday character’s, the Grinch, on your nails?

My Favorite Acrylic Christmas Nails on Amazon

If I inspired, you to get fabulous Christmas nails and you are a DIY type of person then check out my favorite fake holiday nails that you can get on Amazon.

ACRYLIC HOLIDAY NAILS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | SHORT SQUARE GOLD SPARKLES ACRYLIC NAIL SET

TWO | 24 PCS SQUARE CHRISTMAS ACRYLIC NAILS

THREE | EXTRA LONG COFFIN NAILS

FOUR | RED AND BLACK CHRISTMAS ACRYLIC NAILS

FIVE | GREEN & BROWN LONG CHRISTMAS ACRYLIC NAILS

Best Christmas Nail Polish

In this post we explored the top nail polish colors for Christmas. Below check out my favorites on Amazon.

CHRISTMAS NAIL POLISH | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | METALLIC GOLD NAIL POLISH

TWO | ESSIE SILVER GLITTER POLISH

THREE | OPI BIG APPLE RED

FOUR | OPI WHITE NAIL POLISH

FIVE | OPI GREEN STAY OFF THE LAWN

Christmas Nail Decals

Another fun way to get that salon look at home is by adding fun Christmas stickers to your nails. Below check out my favorites that you can get on Amazon.

CHRISTMAS NAIL DECALS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | 15 SHEET CHRISTMAS NAIL ART STICKERS

TWO | COLORFUL CHRISTMAS NAIL DECAL PACK

THREE | CHRISTMAS NAIL STICKERS VARIETY PACK

FOUR | 12 LARGE SHEETS OF HOLIDAY NAIL STICKERS

Now you have tons of inspiration to create the perfect Christmas nails this holiday season. Feel free to save your favorite ideas to your Pinterest boards. If you loved this post, please share it on your favorite social!

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