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122 Instagram Captions For Every Kind Of Christmas Photo

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Getting that perfect holiday picture can feel like a Christmas miracle in and of itself. But when you do get the shot (you know, the one where you’re all looking at the camera and no one is crying), you can’t just keep it to yourself — you have to share it. If you’re thinking of posting your favorite family holiday photos on social media, you’re going to want something clever to caption those cute pics with. And while a picture might be worth a thousand words, you won’t need to use nearly that many when you opt for any of these Christmas captions that are perfect for Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok... you name it.

There are so many ways for you to express your sentiments this holiday season. You can keep it short and sweet with (you guessed it) a classic Christmas caption, or you can keep it cute and quippy. Celebrating your love for your partner? There are romantic Christmas captions that cover that. And if you want to sing your praises for Christmas PJs (and don’t we all), there are plenty of funny Instagram captions for those, too. And pictures of Christmas morning, with its mélange of coffee, chaos, and kids rabidly opening Christmas presents wouldn’t be the same without a special saying to accompany the image.

Basically, whatever photo you decide to share on social media (be it sweet, silly, or sentimental), you’ll have something sincere to say when you wrap it up in a metaphorical Christmas caption bow.

Captions from Christmas songs

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  • “Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting a tingling too!” — Sleigh Ride, The Ronettes
  • “It’s Christmastime in the city.” — Silver Bells, Dean Martin
  • “Bah humbug — no, that’s too strong.” — Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses
  • “In my heart is a Christmas tree farm.” — Christmas Tree Farm, Taylor Swift
  • “Presents, what a beautiful sight.” — Underneath the Tree, Carrie Underwood
  • “Simply having a wonderful Christmastime!” — Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney
  • “Well, way up North where the air gets cold, there’s a tale about Christmas that we’ve all been told.” — Little Saint Nick, The Beach Boys
  • “Everybody’s waiting for the man with the bag.” — Man with the Bag, Jessie J

Short and classic Christmas captions

  • Winter wonderland.
  • Soon it will be Christmas day.
  • Baby, it’s cold outside.
  • #Sleigh
  • Christmas is here.
  • ‘Tis the season.
  • All is calm, all is bright.
  • Fa la la la.
  • Bless your home this holiday season.
  • Believe in the magic of Christmas.
  • Season’s greetings.
  • Christmas is lit.

Simple "Merry Christmas" captions

  • Merry AF.
  • Merry Christmas!
  • Merry Christmas you cotton headed ninnymuggins.
  • Merry everything and happy always.
  • Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.
  • This is our “Merry Christmas” face.

Short & cute Christmas captions

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  • Sleigh bells ring, are ya listening?
  • In the meadow we can build a snowman.
  • I’m ready to play some reindeer games.
  • There’s snow place like home.
  • Hot chocolate weather.
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
  • I’ll be ho ho home for Christmas.
  • Christmas tree, o’ Christmas tree, your ornaments are history.
  • It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas.
  • All spruced up.
  • My favorite color is Christmas lights.
  • Tis the season to sparkle.
  • Hurry down the chimney tonight.

Funny Christmas captions

  • Time to drink and be merry.
  • Ice, ice baby.
  • Merry elfin Christmas.
  • Feast mode.
  • Happy holla days.
  • Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.
  • But first, let me take an elfie.
  • Dear Santa… I can explain.
  • Sweet and twisted. Does that make me a candy cane?
  • Single bells, single bells, single all the way.
  • My partner’s idea of getting in the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.
  • Resting Grinch face.
  • It’s the most wonderful time for a beer.
  • May your regifting practice go undetected this year.

Christmas morning captions

  • Why didn’t I tell the kids that Santa doesn’t come till 8 a.m.?
  • No present is worth being up this early.
  • I wish I put coffee on my Christmas wish list.
  • Wake up, we have presents to open.
  • So, this is what morning looks like?
  • It’s too a.m. for me.
  • I’m only a morning person on December 25.
  • Christmas presents come and go, but Christmas memories last a lifetime.
  • Easy like Christmas morning.
  • I love Christmas morning a latte.
  • Good morning, brewtiful.
  • Christmas morning vibes.
  • Waking up to a winter wonderland.
  • Keep the eggnog flowing.

Christmas tree captions

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  • Rockin’ around the Christmas tree.
  • From little seeds grow mighty trees.
  • Gonna go lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family that I’m a gift.
  • You know it’s winter when the tree is the only light in the room.
  • All Christmas trees are perfect.
  • He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
  • O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.
  • It’s true: I’m a Christmas tree hugger.

Christmas pajamas captions

  • All matching everything.
  • If there’s one time I’m going to be organized, it’s when I’m buying matching Christmas pajamas.
  • Flannel squad’s here.
  • Matching PJs, coffee, and Christmas lights.
  • Christmas PJs are the coziest PJs.
  • Everything is better in your pajamas.
  • It’s a pajamas-all-day kind of day.
  • I dressed in my PJs for the occasion.
  • Fa la la la lounging.
  • Me every day: slay in my PJs. Me in December: sleigh in my Xmas PJs.
  • May your PJs be merry and bright.
  • A round of Santa-plause for my outfit, please.

Christmas quotes

  • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear.” — Elf
  • “Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” — Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express
  • “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." — It's a Wonderful Life"
  • “Looks great. Little full, lotta sap." — Christmas Vacation
  • "I believe, I believe. It’s silly but I believe." — Miracle on 34th Street
  • "First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House® cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle." — Elf
  • “Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved." — A Christmas Story
  • "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see." — Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express
  • "I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year." — A Christmas Carol

Romantic Christmas captions

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  • Sweater weather is better together.
  • Make it a December to remember.
  • You rock my Christmas socks.
  • If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.
  • Sparkly bows and mistletoe.
  • Tis the season of loving you.
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like our first Christmas together.
  • Meet me under the mistletoe.
  • I love you snow much.
  • We’ve got chemis-tree.
  • What happens under the mistletoe, stays under the mistletoe.
  • My favorite kind of snow angel.
  • I love you more than Christmas cookies.
  • All I want for Christmas is you.

Christmas captions for photos of kids

  • All is not calm, all is not bright.
  • Dear Santa, is it too late now to say sorry?
  • Happy holiyays.
  • Believe in your elf.
  • Cuter than Elf on the Shelf.
  • Got them all to look.
  • Santa Baby.
  • Hallmark has nothing on our family Christmas.
  • Ready for a long winter’s nap.
  • Up to snow good.
  • It’s like they want stockings full of coal.
  • Really hope one of these presents barks.

Whether you want something cute, quippy, (or, wink wink, slightly naughty), you can choose from these Christmas caption and quotes for Instagram. You might get some likes and a few more followers, too.

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