Looking for Christmas nails for this December? Check out these Christmas nails based on your favourite carol!
We did the research and came up with these 12 Christmas-inspired nail designs (with visual aids), all based on 12 of the most loved Christmas carols. Warning: these songs will definitely be stuck in your head for the next 24 hours (at least).
Whether you’re a lover of the classic “Jingle Bells” or the iconic “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch,” there are plenty of nail designs for you to wear this Christmas. Decorate your nails like your home and add ornaments, lights, baubles and much more. Your favourite Christmas carol offers so many nail design options, so we thought we’d help you narrow it down. So every time you look down at your holiday nails, you can already hear your favourite carol begin to play.
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12 Christmas Nails Based On Your Favourite Carol
1. “Jingle Bells” nails.
A Christmas classic, “Jingle Bells” is essential to every Christmas playlist. If this is your favourite Christmas carol, we’ve got the nails to match. Oh what fun it is to get your nails done for Christmas day, hey!
To smash your “Jingle Bells” Christmas nails, gold or silver bells can be painted over a white or dark-green base. Next, use a black or dark-brown shade to add details and shadows to the bells. Lastly, add red ribbons and some greenery, if you like, to top off the jingle bell design.
If you’re feeling a bit extra, you can even attach mini bells to your nails for the full effect.
2. “Run, Rudolph, Run” nails.
If you also watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys every year, then we’re not surprised you might be checking out these Rudolph nails. With his red nose leading the way, Rudolph has led his way to your heart, and nails. Your nails can feature this iconic character with nails including his face, nose, Santa’s Sleigh and presents.
If you really do love the movie, you can add some more of your favourite characters to your nails. Some of our favourite characters are: Rudolph, Bumble (the Abominable Snowman), Clarice, Sam the Snowman, King Moonracer, Hermey the Misfit Elf and of course, Santa Claus.
3. “Deck the Halls” nails.
Is “Deck the Halls” already stuck in your head too? Well, if you also love this song, you can get it on your nails too!
After choosing your base colour (we recommend white or another light shade) you can add the green holly design, with either one on each nail, in holly wreaths, or with them going across your nails. Add red berries, ribbons and yellow bells to make the holly extra Christmassy, and you’re all done!
4. “Santa Claus is Coming” / “Santa Baby” nails.
“Santa Claus is Coming” is a wholesome favourite carol, sharing the excitement for Santa and describing his most famous characteristics. You can incorporate these characteristics in your nail art for “Santa Claus is Coming” nails.
On the other hand, there’s the romantic song, “Santa Baby.” If you’re a fan of the romance, then you can have “Santa Baby” nails by adding some extra nail designs.
For these Santa-themed nails, you can have some cute (or spicy) red nails. For your nails, you can add a Santa head, “Ho Ho Ho,” cookies, candy canes, his black belt, hat, boots, present sack and sleigh. For basic designs to add as feature nails, you can include red and white striped nails or red nails with white snowflakes.
If you want a more spicy Christmas look, you can add Santa’s naughty and nice list and lipstick kiss marks in addition to the above designs.
5. “Silent Night” nails.
If your favourite Christmas carol is “Silent Night,” start with a navy base and add white snowflakes. Include the shining moon to one or two of your nails, which will help show off the silent night.
6. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” nails.
As one of our favourite songs, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” offers so much creative potential. The lead up to Christmas can be the most exciting part of the year, and very wholesome.
Add your own favourite parts of Christmas to your nails, whether that be gingerbread cookies, Christmas lights, presents, holly wreaths, or even Rudolph. You can go above and beyond with these nails and include everything you wish, making sure your nails remind you of the things that bring you “Joy to the World.”
7. “Little Drummer Boy” nails.
“Little Drummer Boy” is many people’s favourite Christmas song for a reason. It’s a cheerful classic many hold dear to their heart. You can adorn this joyous carol on your nails this December using our top tips:
For “Little Drummer Boy” inspired nails, add his drum and drumsticks, a smiling face of the drummer boy (often depicted with brown hair and rosy cheeks) and any extra Christmas décor on your remaining nails. It’s also fun to add the words “Pa rum pum pum pum” to your nails to make sure whoever sees them will get the song stuck in their head too.
8. “Underneath the Christmas Tree” nails.
Our favourite thing is always underneath the Christmas tree — presents. For this Christmas present nail art, you can incorporate presents, Christmas trees and Christmas tree decorations.
Or, for an easy DIY design, paint all of your nails red and draw a white horizontal line across them, with a bow on one of your nails to represent a wrapped present. If you want to add a more detailed design, you can make each nail a present, using different colours for the wrapping paper and ribbon.
9. “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” nails.
Possibly the most important Christmas character, the Grinch is the Christmas antagonist who has a change of heart (in size, too). Whoville and all, there is so much you can do for Grinch Christmas nails for this December. Either have all your nails painted light green, with one feature nail having the Grinch’s grumpy face and Santa hat. Otherwise, opt in for adding the stolen bag of presents, the Grinch’s dog with antlers, baubles and Christmas lights to add extra nail décor.
10. “O Christmas Tree” nails.
We all remember singing “O Christmas Tree” in primary school as it is another classic Christmas carol. To match this carol, add Christmas trees on your nails, or close ups of decorations on the tree (a star or angel, lights, wraths, popcorn, ornaments, etc).
11. “Frosty the Snowman” nails.
Frosty! We all love and know this iconic snowman, who came alive with Christmas magic. With his button nose, pipe, coal eyes, top hat and jolly happy soul, you can add these components to your nails.
After picking a Christmas base colour (possibly red, dark green or white), add Frosty on one or more nails in addition to other decorations to finish off this heartwarming Christmas nail design.
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” nails.
The grand finale, “The Twelve Days of Christmas!” This carol incorporates 12 different gifts, which you can incorporate into your beloved nail designs. Of course, start with your favourite Christmas coloured nail base, then add some of the below features to nail this “The Twelve Days of Christmas” inspired nail design.
- A partridge in a pear tree.
- Two turtle doves.
- Three french hens.
- Four calling birds.
- Five gold rings.
- Six geese a-laying.
- Seven swans a-swimming.
- Eight maids a-milking.
- Nine ladies dancing.
- Ten lords a-leaping.
- Eleven pipers piping.
- Twelve drummers drumming.
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