The stockings are hung by the mantle with care — and your nails are polished to festive perfection. Find manicure design inspo that highlights every symbol of the season.
With designs reminiscent of your coziest Christmas sweater, this art by Jessica Harris of @perfect10customnails is glam and full of holiday cheer.
play the role of Christmas lights in this festive manicure. To really make them stand out, try a darker, holiday-inspired green shade as your base, like Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Jealous Glaze ($18, ).
Thanks to Kellie, a UK-based manicurist, you'll have the most adorable nails of the season. Each penguin is slightly different, giving each nail plenty of personality and charm.
Rudolph and his pals never looked so good. Nail designer Anna Kate crafted these festive nails to celebrate the holidays in style.
Be the star of the office holiday party with this simplistic design from Seasons Nail Bar.
Ho-ho-how cute is this? Nail Poetry, a salon located in Costa Mesa, California, created this Santa-inspired design with French tips.
No need to shake these! Create a winter wonderland on your nail beds with miniature trees and a snowman, of course.
You'll feel anything but blue with this snowflake-and-snowman combination. The accent nail is giving us serious Olaf vibes.
Get in the holiday spirit with these nails, complete with adorable holly berries. The asymmetrical placement adds a fun and flirty flair to the entire look.
The holiday red is there, yes, but you could make this look happen year-round. With a matte finish on three fingers and a design on the other two, these nails are subtle but oh-so special.
Celebrity nail artist Madeline Poole used Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Unwine'd ($8, ) as the backdrop to simple yet stunning white stars.
We love this geometric take on a classic winter nature scene. Believe it or not, nail artist JauntyJuli actually uses to get the gorgeous greens you see here!
Nail artist created a simultaneously wacky and glamorous winter-themed manicure featuring a thermometer, jingle bell, and working snow globe!
With a steady hand, a trusty and a love for this Christmas classic, you can have the most nostalgic nail art this winter!
There's nothing ugly about this Christmas sweater-inspired mani — in fact, festive nail art in a seasonal color scheme sounds like the prettiest of winter accessories. And if you're thinking that you could never recreate those tiny sweater details on your own, have no fear. It can all be done with the help of a .
We love this subtle nod to winter weather, especially how the silver pops against the base Zoya Nail Polish in Blu ($10, ). The thin streaks of different shades of gray look like dangling icicles — a great twist to the popular gradient manicure.
If you love a basic white manicure but want to make it more fun for the holidays, just paint one with a gold or silver metallic polish, like Essie's Summit of Style ($9, ) for an added dose of pizzazz.
Hit a nostalgic note with this delightful knit pattern plus a matryoshka doll accent. The double pink shades — we recommend French Affair by Essie ($9, ) and Neon Heat by Orly ($8, ) — make this a pleasant surprise for the season.
Playing with negative space is an easy way to take your manicure to a whole new level. All you need are a few beautiful jewel tones and some .
Elevate a white mani by sprinkling festive red and green glitter on the bottom of your nails. (This is also a great way to hide any chips or imperfections before a last-minute soirée.)
Polish off a manicure by adding a touch of gold glitter at the base. We recommend applying the glitter with a make-up sponge so you don't overdo it.
That's right: These nails don't just have Christmas bulbs painted on them, they actually glow in the dark thanks to China Glaze Ghoulish Glow when you switch the lights off. Brilliant!
Not only is this a striking tribute to the season, it's also a beautiful way to celebrate nature on your nails. Bonus: Because it's accomplished , it's much easier than simply hand painting each individual tree.
These nails are so delicate and pretty, they look more like holiday watercolor painting than a manicure. If your hand is a little less steady with a , this almost-abstract design is perfect for you.
Metallics will always be a favorite texture of nail art enthusiasts, but you can add your own unique touch with tiny gold accents toward the bottom of your nails.
Once you've mastered the art of chevron, a.k.a. that fun zig-zag pattern on the outer nails of this mani, you can use it with any color combo for any holiday. Still, it looks prettiest in a holiday manicure complete with .
Mimic your favorite wrapping paper with glittery diagonal stripes across each nail. A sweet wreath on your ring finger tops this look off with an extra cute accent.
One of the best things about the holidays (depending on where you live, of course): snow. Celebrate those first few snowflakes of winter with this delicate design on your mani. We recommend a festive red base like OPI's Big Apple Red ($11, ).
You don't need to go all-out on your nails to make an impact. Simply painting a little Santa hat on each hand's accent nail makes it clear that you love Christmas without all the glitter, shimmer or stripes of more complicated designs.
This thin, slightly swirled design created with a is reminiscent of ribbon candy, making them perfect for pairing with your holiday party look.