Everyone knows that half of the fun Christmastime is taking the time to capture new memories and document long standing traditions. Whether it’s snapping a photo of the newest ornament placed on the Christmas tree to commemorate “Baby’s first Christmas” or grabbing a family selfie after everyone completes their annual gingerbread houses, snapping the perfect photo during all of your festive activities is a must.
And what better way to make all of your friends' and family's Christmases merry and bright than by spreading the holiday spirit on social media for all to see. The highlights from your yearly trip to see the lights at Rockefeller Center or your equally jovial recap from your annual Christmas party are sure to rake in the likes on IG. So check out our list of short, funny and festive Christmas Instagram captions to wrap up each new post like the true gifts they are.
A lot of these phrases and sayings come from movie quotes, classic Christmas songs or are inspired by the snow accumulating outside, while others are as silly as these funny Christmas jokes. Pick one (or a few) of the captions below to match your vibe and you’re all set.
Cute Christmas Captions
A perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect.
Baby it's cold outside.
Candy cane wishes.
Spark and shine, it's Christmastime.
Christmas cookie crew.
Jingle bell rockin'.
Peace on Earth and goodwill to men.
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime.
The best present on Christmas is spending time with family.
May this Christmas outshine the rest.
Sending you gingerbread hugs and peppermint kisses.
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.
The world changes when it snows.
Hot chocolate weather.
Keep Calm and Have a Merry Christmas.
You rock my Christmas socks.
I got all spruced up for the holidays.
We've got chemis-tree.
Christmas time and I'm feelin' pine.
Love at frost sight.
We're definitely on the cute list.
Sugar and spice and everything wrapped nice.
Shake it like a pole-oriod picture.
I love you from head to mistletoe.
Funny Christmas Captions
The elf did it.
Permanently on the naughty list.
Dear Santa, I’ve been good all year. Most of the time. Once in a while. Nevermind, I’ll buy my own stuff.
Visions of sugarplums and all that jazz.
Finally made the nice list.
When life gives you snow, make snow angels.
Dear Santa, define ‘nice.’
One day of coal vs. 364 days of fun… I’ll take my chances.
Do Santa’s cookies pair well with white wine? Asking for a friend.
*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)
Are you on the 😈 or 😇 list this year?
All I want for Christmas is
Single and ready to jingle.
What happens under the mistletoe, stays under the mistletoe.
'Tis the season to be jolly.
Say it ain’t snow.
Yes, I do consider myself a Christmas tree hugger.
A round of Santa-plause, please.
Hibernation mode: On.
Christmas Captions Inspired by Songs
"Hurry down the chimney tonight." — Eartha Kitt
“Holidays are joyful, there’s always something new. But everyday’s a holiday, when I’m near to you.” —The Carpenters
"Although it's been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you." — Nat King Cole
"Santa Claus llegó a la ciudad." —Luis Miguel
"Wherever there are people giving gifts, exchanging cards, I believe that Christmas is truly in their hearts."— Jose Mari Chan
“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
"Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad." —José Feliciano
"Next year, I could be just as good if you check off my Christmas list." —Eartha Kitt
"I feel like I'm gonna kiss you standing beneath that mistletoe." —Otis Redding
"Kiss me on this cold December night.” —Michael Bublé
Captions Inspired by Christmas Movies
"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
"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
"Some people are worth melting for." —Frozen
"Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas."— Christmas Vacation
"Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I love Christmas!"— A Christmas Carol
"Christmas is just about my favorite time. Ever since I was a little kid, I always felt like it was my own personal holiday." — Ernest Saves Christmas
Christmas Quote Captions
"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
"Christmas is the day that holds all time together."—Alexander Smith
"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."—Edna Ferber
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