"Tis the Season to Sparkle" — This Are the Best Captions for All of Your Holiday Instagrams

Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping Institute
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Photo credit: PumpizoldA - Getty Images
Photo credit: PumpizoldA - Getty Images

Have a perfect seasonal snap that you want to post on Instagram? There are so many picturesque Christmas activities — whether you've got the perfect photo of stockings hanging by the fire with care, your beautifully-decorated Christmas tree or the first snowfall of December, you're going to want to have the right caption to go along with it.

Whether you want to go with a heartwarming Christmas quote, the lyrics to a classic Christmas song, or even a punny Christmas joke, these Christmas Instagram captions will go with any and all of your wintertime pics. Read on for the best cute, funny, thought-provoking and positive captions for all of your social media posts.

Cute Christmas Captions

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  • There’s snow place like home

  • Make it a December to remember

  • Merry everything and happy always

  • Christmas Magic is in the air

  • Tis the season to sparkle

  • May your days be merry and bright

  • May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve

  • You can find me under the mistletoe

  • Happy holidays from all of Santa's little elves

  • We're just like a bunch of candy canes: sweet and slightly twisted

  • All spruced up

  • Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

  • Fa la la la

  • Hot cocoa + holiday movies + family = Christmas

  • Dear Santa, I can explain ...

  • More peppermint, please

  • Never thought this moment would arrive, but every single present is finally wrapped

  • I'm only a morning person on December 25th

  • The stockings were hung by the chimney with care ...

  • Today's to-do list: snuggle up by the tree with a mug of hot cocoa

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year

Funny Christmas Captions

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  • *Puts a selfie on top of the Christmas tree because I’m a star*

  • Merry Elfin Christmas

  • Totally sleighed it

  • Keep your friends close, your enemies closer and receipts for all major purchases.

  • All the jingle ladies

  • The tree isn't the only thing getting lit this year

  • It's beginning to *cost* a lot like Christmas

  • But first, let me take an elfie

  • I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out, I'll drink the red.

  • Me everyday: slay. Me in December: sleigh.

  • Can't wait to exchange all these presents

  • This is my resting Grinch face

  • Don't mind me, I'll just be over here crying and watching Hallmark Christmas movies

  • At least the presents were beautifully wrapped for a couple hours ...

  • I'll be ho-ho-home for Christmas

  • One more cookie and I swear I'll fit in the Santa costume

  • Instead of listing everyone in this photo, let's just call it, "The Naughty List"

  • Don't get your tinsel in a tangle

  • It's like they WANT stockings full of coal

  • Current status: ready for a long winter's nap

  • All I want for Christmas is you (and maybe some cookies, too)

Christmas Instagram Captions Inspired by Songs

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  • “Holidays are joyful, there’s always something new. But everyday’s a holiday, when I’m near to you.” —The Carpenters

  • “A very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear.” —John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band

  • "If there is love in your heart and your mind, you will feel like Christmas all the time." —Faith Hill

  • "Feeling Christmas all around, and I'm trying to play it cool." —Ariana Grande,

  • "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." —Irving Berlin

  • "Have yourself a merry little Christmas." —Judy Garland

  • "My world is filled with cheer and you this Christmas." —Donny Hathaway

  • "Christmas time is here." —Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi

  • "The party's on, the feeling's here that only comes this time of year." —Paul McCartney

  • "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." —Meredith Willson

  • "There'll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow." —Edward Pola and George Wyle

  • "It hasn't snowed a single flurry but Santa, dear, we're in a hurry." —Jerry Herman

  • "I don't know if there'll be snow, but have a cup of cheer."—Johnny Marks and Burl Ives

  • "There's no place like home for the holidays." —Robert Allen and Al Stillman

Christmas Captions Inspired by Movies

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  • "But for now, let me say. Without hope or agenda. Just because it's Christmas. And at Christmas you tell the truth. To me, you are perfect." —Love Actually

  • "You’ll shoot your eye out kid!" —A Christmas Story

  • "It's Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive." —The Holiday

  • "It’s Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen." —The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

  • "Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." —Miracle on 34th Street

  • "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." —Elf

  • "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." —The Polar Express

  • "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" —A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." —It's a Wonderful Life

  • "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup." —Elf

  • "What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?" —How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • "Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal." —Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

  • "Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart." —The Polar Express

Christmas Quote Captions

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  • "Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you've got a Christmas tree in the living room." —Nora Roberts

  • "Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most." —Ruth Carter Stapleton

  • “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” —Deborah Whipp

  • "The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays." —W.C. Jones

  • "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." —Charles Dickens

  • "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." —Burton Hills

  • "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." —Hamilton Wright Mabie

  • "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." —W.T. Ellis

  • "I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." —Harlan Miller

  • "Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever." —Richelle E. Goodrich

  • "Love the giver more than the gift."—Brigham Young

  • "Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." —Norman Vincent Peale

  • "At Christmas, all roads lead home." —Marjorie Holmes

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