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12 Festive Christmas Nail Art Designs for the Holiday Season

Even Ebenezer Scrooge knows no holiday outfit is complete without a mani to match. From Santa's bum to elegant geometric designs, we rounded up 12 eye-catching holiday nail looks from the Interwebs. Spread chic cheer this Christmas with these Santa-approved nail designs.

If you're not a fan of traditional red and green, but want festive fingernails, try this blue and white color scheme by boldntrendynails. If her name didn't give it away, boldntrendynails is a fan of over-the-top nail art. What better time to sport big bows and lots of glitter than the holiday season? Your nails will look like the most stylish winter wonderland. 



Deck your nails with boughs of holly in only a few steps with this simple nail design by cutepolish. This tutorial is quick and doesn't require special tools, so you'll look stylish and party-ready, even at the last minute.



This nail design may look difficult, but All Day Chic assures us it isn't, and her glitter polish trick has us convinced. Screw rocking around the Christmas tree, this season we'd much rather rock evergreens on our tips.



Despite this nail design's sweater print, these talons by Dazzle Glam Nails are anything but cozy. With a pointed tip, matte finish, and siletto length, this design combines this season's boldest nail trends. We can't get enough of this edgy look.



As much as we love over-the-top Christmas nail art, sometimes you need something a bit more subtle. Manicurator understands the art of sleek nail design. A geometric nail in festive colors will look much more elegant than walking into a holiday work party with Kris Kringle on your digits.



That being said, we love Santa. Wear this nail art by Nails by Kayla Shevonne to your more casual holiday events. Santa's bum (and your nails) will be the talk of the party.



No holiday nail art roundup is compelete without the ultimate Christmas movie, and I'm not talking about Frosty. The Nightmare Before Christmas theme of this design by Robin Moses Nail Art perfectly captures the holiday spirit. This one may be hard to do on yourself, so invite friends over for a mani and movie night. 



If your nails are short and you don't want to go acrylic try Bethany Mota's stylish snowflake design. These nails aren't holiday specific. From stringing lights to toasting the New Year, this design will look festive all season. 



'Tis the season for glitter. OPI Products understands the need for sparkle. Their dazzling ombre tutorial is simple and stylish—making this nail design perfect for a last-minute party.



If glitter just isn't enough, add a candy cane. This tutorial by The Crafty Ninja is easy to execute and fashionably festive. If you can do a French tip, you can do a candy cane. It'll look like your nails took hours, when in reallity, these holiday tips happened in 10 minutes, tops.



If you only have time for a one-swipe mani don't get your tinsel in a tangle. This one's for you. Xemmmx's design couldn't be quicker. If you want a more festive look, try a red or green matte nail polish.



We love how The Lacquerologist thinks outside the nail. Sometimes the perfect Santa motif can't be contained to one finger. This design is definitely not for beginners, but if you pull it off, it's sure to put you on the nice list!



 

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