25+ Festive Christmas Nail Designs for 2023

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Festive up your manicure this Holiday season with one of these fun Christmas nail designs! Whether you want to DIY your own nails or find some inspiration to show your nail artist we’ve got you covered!

Festive Christmas Nail Designs for the Holidays

It’s not time to remove those Halloween nail designs just yet but… hands up if you’ve already started thinking about your Christmas nails!

We’ve been busy scrolling through the Instagram feeds of our favorite super-talented nail artists, and binge-watching Youtube tutorials to bring you the best Christmas nail designs we can find for the 2023 Holiday season!

From candy canes to reindeer, whether you want nail ideas for short nails, long nails or coffin nails, you are sure to find something in this list to get you in the Holiday spirit!

Whether you choose acrylic or gel nails you’ll have a chip-free finish that should last you right through the holiday season!

Christmas Nail Designs to get you in a holiday mood!

Source: @nicola_bishop_nails

So many ideas here for your holiday nails, including a gingerbread man, Rudolph, snowflakes and candy cane stripes.

There’s nothing like snuggling up in a buffalo plaid blanket to watch your favorite Christmas movie… follow this tutorial to find out how to paint your nails with a buffalo pattern to match!

Source: @mnailstudioo

How about this festive twist on french tips complete with glitter and snowflakes?

Check out this video tutorial to see how to paint a candy cane-inspired accent nail in this simple set that screams Christmas nails!

Source: @infinitynails_by_thilini_silva

’tis the season for gifts wrapped up with bows and glitter tips!

If you love short nails and cute designs this video has some wonderful Christmas nail art designs to inspire you! I love the Christmas pudding!

Source: @robynandmini

Move over mistletoe… it’s time for mistlenails! This is such a cute twist on French tips and would be great for a Christmas engagement announcement…

Ho Ho Ho! This Santa Claus inspired set of nails is brilliant and includes Rudolph the red nose reindeer!

Source: @americannails_biggleswade

Festive up your long nails by combining a classic red with plenty of sparkle!

If you love a matte look to your nails don’t miss this Christmas chalkboard inspired video tutorial!

Source: @kejtimejti

We can’t have a collection of Christmas nail art ideas without at least one sweater-inspired design right? Love the 3D effect on this one!

If you’re just getting started painting your own nails but you don’t have any tools yet you’ll be pleased to see that you can create these with a simple toothpick!

Source: @gohen_com

Loving these Christmas trees on a base of white polish combined with simple red and green and a splash of gold glitter polish!

How about a handful of Santa hats to get your nails into the festive spirit? The festive polka dots are cute too.

Source: @kims_nails_88

Here’s another Christmas manicure featuring a sweater nail design combined with some simple stripes and a snowflake.

If you’re off to a cookie exchange or gingerbread house decorating party you totally need this festive nail set!

Source: @kevin_nguyen_nails

If red and gold aren’t your thing then how about these white and blue snowflake nails instead? These would also be a great choice for New Year!

Here’s another cute set of Christmas nail art that’s perfect for short nails. This time with a holly wreath, some Christmas decorations, candy cane stripes and Christmas lights!

Source: @hkb.artistry

What do you do when you can’t decide whether you want a traditional set of red and white Christmas nails or a Grinch-themed set… have one set per hand of course!

How fun are these snowman nails… you put the head on one hand and the body on the other!

Source: @nailsbylucy

Loving these simple nails with Rudolph, snowflakes and some red glitter. The skin color base coat gives them quite a muted feel.

Love this candy cane design with the green glitter stripe.

Source: @AMNails

If you really want a Christmas set of nails but you don’t have time to get to the nail salon then order some of these festive nail stickers from Etsy instead! They really pop on a set of white nails and you can add a clear top coat to seal them.

If you want gold stars on your festive manicure check out this tutorial and adjust the polish colors accordingly!

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The cute festive ideas here include Christmas trees, Rudolph, string lights and Santa hats!

Christmas nail designs to festive up your manicure for the holidays!