118 Christmas Captions to Use in Your Holiday Instagram Posts

For all of your cute, merry and festive photos.
Christmas Captions to Use in Your Holiday Instagram Posts
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Updated Oct 30, 2023

With the holiday season just around the corner, there's no doubt your camera roll is about to be bursting with holly-jolly photos of all the festivities. And let's face it, sharing those festive photos on social media is a must. That's where having a repertoire of Christmas captions for Instagram comes into play.

Whether you're posting snapshots from a Christmas wedding (finding the perfect Christmas couple captions is not always easy!), showing off your epic Christmas tree or making spirits bright at a Christmas party, we've got you covered. From heartfelt wishes to iconic Christmas movie one-liners, these captions will help you spread the festive spirit. Grab your hot cocoa, string up your twinkling lights, and get ready to make your Christmas Instagram game as festive as ever. It's the season to be merry, after all.

Christmas Captions in this Article:

Funny Christmas Captions

Funny Christmas Captions
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From merry puns to silly holiday quips, here are some funny Christmas captions you can pair with your holiday photos.

  • The tree isn't the only thing getting lit this Christmas.
  • All I want for Christmas is you... to stop playing Christmas music so early.
  • Christmas: The only time it's acceptable to sit around a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.
  • Sleigh my name, sleigh my name.
  • I'm only a morning person on December 25th.
  • I'm dreaming of a white Christmas — but if the white runs out, I'll drink the red.
  • Is it too late to be good?
  • Dear Santa, please bring wine.
  • Tis the season to be extra.
  • Yule always be in my heart.
  • Dear Santa, I can explain...
  • May your family be functional and all your batteries included.
  • Christmas: when your relatives ask questions that your parents avoid all year.
  • Don't get your tinsel in a tangle.
  • Keep calm and jingle on.
  • There's ~snow~ place like home for the holidays.
  • When you stop believing in Santa, you get socks and underwear.

Cute Christmas Captions

Cute Christmas Captions
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Get ready to add an extra dose of holiday cheer to your Instagram feed with this collection of cute Christmas captions. They'd make great phrases to use in your Christmas cards, too!

  • Wishing you a Christmas that's merry and bright, just like you!
  • Christmas time is here again.
  • You light up my life like a Christmas tree.
  • Snow angels and Christmas cookies.
  • May your days be merry and your heart be light.
  • All I want for Christmas is you.
  • Have a holly, jolly Christmas!
  • Snowflakes in the air.
  • May your holiday season be filled with sweet moments and even sweeter treats.
  • May your days be filled with laughter, love and lots of warm cocoa.
  • I smell snow.
  • Holiday sweaters and mistletoe wishes.

Merry Christmas Captions

Merry Christmas Captions
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Make your Christmas photo posts festive with these simple merry Christmas captions.

  • Merry everything and a happy always!
  • May your days be merry and bright!
  • Merry merry!
  • May your Christmas be merry and filled with cheer.
  • Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!
  • Eat, drink, and be merry!
  • Santa baby, leave a little something under the tree.
  • A little bit of merry, a whole lot of joy.
  • Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Captions for Christmas Family Photos

Captions for Christmas Family Photos
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If you're looking for captions to pair with your Christmas family photos, here are a few to consider.

  • Blessed to be spending the holidays with the best gift of all—family.
  • May your hearts and your hot cocoa be warm.
  • Making spirits bright with this festive crew.
  • Sleighing the family game since [year].
  • The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
  • More moments like this, please.
  • Treasured moments with the ones we love most.
  • Making memories with our favorite people.
  • From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!
  • Festive, fun and family-filled holiday memories.

Christmas Tree Captions

Christmas Tree Captions
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Light up your Christmas posts with the perfect captions for your Christmas tree.

  • Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree!
  • Sprucing up the holidays one ornament at a time.
  • Tidings of comfort and joy around the Christmas tree.
  • May your days be merry and bright, just like our tree!
  • Oh, the smell of Pine needles.
  • Rockin' around the Christmas tree.
  • Filling our home with the magic of Christmas.
  • Our tree is officially on Santa's nice list.
  • Making spirits bright under the twinkling lights.
  • Dreaming of a white Christmas and a festive tree.
  • From our tree to yours, Merry Christmas!
  • Beneath the twinkle of the Christmas tree lights.
  • Gather 'round the Christmas tree with love.
  • Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but our tree is so delightful.

Christmas Lights Captions

Christmas Lights Captions
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Show off your Christmas decor with these bright and cheerful Christmas captions.

  • May your days be merry and your nights be bright.
  • Stringing up some holiday cheer.
  • Twinkling lights and festive nights.
  • All is calm, all is bright.
  • Lighting up the holiday season.
  • The stars aren't the only things shining tonight.
  • Making spirits bright, one light at a time.
  • Dazzling the night with holiday delight.
  • Winter nights and holiday lights.
  • Santa, we're ready for you.
  • Brightening up the darkest days of the year.
  • The glow of Christmas is all around us.
  • Walking in a winter wonderland.
  • Every bulb is a little bit of holiday magic.
  • Sleighing the game with our Christmas lights.
  • When in doubt, add more lights!
  • The world is a little bit brighter this time of year.
  • Keeping tradition alive with a glow.
  • Strings of joy and beams of light.
  • Glowing bright with the joy of the season.

Christmas Movie Quotes for Captions

Christmas Movie Quotes for Captions - How the Grinch Stolle Christmas
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For Instagram captions from your favorite Christmas movies, check out these iconic one-liners.

  • "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." — It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Zuzu Bailey
  • "It's because I'm green, isn't it?" — How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Grinch
  • "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." — Elf (2003), Buddy
  • "Merry Christmas, you filthy animal." — Home Alone (1990), Gangster Johnny
  • "Seeing isn't believing; believing is seeing." — The Santa Clause (1994), Judy the Elf
  • "Bah, humbug!" — A Christmas Carol (1938), Ebenezer Scrooge
  • "I want an official Red Ryder, carbine—action, two—hundred—shot range model air rifle!" — A Christmas Story (1983), Ralphie
  • "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." — Holiday Inn (1942), Jim Hardy
  • "There's a certain magic that comes with the very first snow." — Frosty the Snowman (1969), Narrator
  • "The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there—on such short notice!" — How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Grinch
  • "Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved." — A Christmas Story (1983), Ralphie
  • "Santa? I know him!" — Elf (2003), Buddy
  • "Christmas isn't just a day; it's a frame of mind." — Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Kris Kringle
  • "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." — The Polar Express (2004), The Conductor
  • "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" — A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), Charlie Brown

Christmas Song Lyrics for Captions

Christmas Song Lyrics for Captions
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These lyrics from Christmas songs are perfect for pairing with your festive Instagram pics.

  • "It's the most wonderful time of the year." — "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams, Merry Christmas
  • "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow." — "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," Dean Martin, A Winter Romance
  • "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire." — "The Christmas Song," Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song
  • "Rockin' around the Christmas tree." — "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee, Jingle Bell Rock
  • "Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?" — "Winter Wonderland," Perry Como, Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music
  • "Walking in a winter wonderland." — "Winter Wonderland," Dean Martin, Making Spirits Bright
  • "Have yourself a merry little Christmas." — "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Frank Sinatra, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
  • "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." — "White Christmas," Bing Crosby, White Christmas
  • "Santa Claus is coming to town." — "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," Bruce Springsteen, A Very Special Christmas
  • "Feliz Navidad." — "Feliz Navidad," José Feliciano, Feliz Navidad
  • "All I want for Christmas is you." — "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas
  • "Silver bells, silver bells, it's Christmas time in the city." — "Silver Bells," Bing Crosby & Carol Richards, The Sound of Christmas
  • "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch." — "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," Thurl Ravenscroft, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." — "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," Bing Crosby, A Merry Christmas at Grandmother's
  • "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history." — "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Gene Autry, The Original: Gene Autry Sings Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & Other Christmas Favorites
  • "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart." — "Last Christmas," Wham!, Music from the Edge of Heaven
  • "Let's have an old-fashioned Christmas, down on the farm." — "Old-Fashioned Christmas," Anne Murray, Country Croonin'
  • "Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus." — "Here Comes Santa Claus," Elvis Presley, Elvis' Christmas Album
  • "I'll be home for Christmas if only in my dreams." — "I'll Be Home for Christmas," Bing Crosby, Merry Christmas
  • "We need a little Christmas, right this very minute." — "We Need a Little Christmas," Angela Lansbury, Mame
  • "Under the tree, I will be waiting with a special gift for you." — "Under the Tree," Kelly Clarkson, Wrapped in Red
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