The best way to spread Christmas cheer is writing the perfect Instagram caption loud and clear. That's how it goes right?
When it comes to social media, crafting that perfect Instagram caption can be pesky. You'd much rather spend time with friends and family or dine on your favorite wintertime treats, so I've rounded up dozens of captions so you don't have to stress. Whether you're after a comical pun, a heartfelt sentiment, or a fun quote, I've got the best Christmas Instagram caption ideas for you.
The holidays are full of joy but they're also full of parties, selfies (or should I say, elfies?), squad pictures, and spending time with the ones you love. So be ready to share your reason for the season with these fun quotes, funny captions, clever puns, heartfelt words, and movie lines.
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Whether you're sharing a cozy snap by the tree, a beautifully decorated house or city scene, or capturing a fun flatlay of your Christmas spread this year, I've got over 75 Christmas Instagram captions you can use.
I'm also including some awesome ideas for Christmas gifts and decor you need in your life. Or… perfect to wear on the ‘gram.
Funny Christmas Instagram Captions
It's the most wonderful time of the year… to laugh! The key to an engaging Instagram caption is to arise interest and make people stop scrolling. A funny caption will garner more attention and engagement on Instagram. Snuggle up to these witty Instagram captions.
The only thing getting “lit” this weekend are my Christmas scented candles.
Egg nog is not the answer. It just makes you forget the question.
Do Santa’s cookies pair well with white wine? Asking for a friend.
Snowy hair don’t care.
Leave the ho'ing to Santa ladies.
Santa saw your Instagram pictures. You're getting clothes and a Bible for Christmas.
Make gingerbread houses great again.
This house runs on coffee, donuts, and Christmas music. You can come up with your own fun version of this!
Let's Get Frosty – Shirt found here.
All I want for Christmas is food.
Make it Rein (deer).
Deck yourself before your wreck yourself.
Meet me under the mistletoe.
There’ll be parties for hosting, cocktails for toasting, and caroling sung way out of key.
What do you call an elf who sings? A Wrapper!
Ain't No Laws When You Drink with Claus.
Snow's Out, Ho's Out.
Let's get lit!
It's getting COLD in herre, I'm gonna put on more clothes. This one is Nelly approved.
Best in Snow. This clever Christmas Instagram caption never fails. Imagine a dreamy snow scene or mountaintop.
It's true…I Have O.C.D. – Obsessive Christmas Disorder.
I'm only a morning person on December 25th.
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Michael: “What are you doing up there?” Me: “Umm, nothing.” Michael: “I can hear the Christmas music Helene.” Me: *turns it up louder* Don’t judge me! I live in Germany and thanksgiving isn’t a thing here so I’m ready for Christmas y’all 🤶🏻 P.S. there’s a $100 sephora giftcard giveaway happening on my Facebook page (Helene in Between) or link in bio! #photosinbetween #helenefortheholidays
License to chill.
Paradise doesn't have to be tropical and warm.
Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people only once a year.
The snuggle is real.
Dear Santa… I can explain.
Santa saw your Instagram & you're getting a Bible and clothes fro Christmas. Ornament found here.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house everyone was on their phone.
Don't get your tinsel in a tangle.
Let's Get Festive (Shirt found here)
Is it too late now to say sorry? Santa?
I'm laying under my tree this year so my family knows I'm the gift.
There are so many wonderful songs about winter and Christmas time. Quoting a memorable song will have everyone singing along. Pair a line from a song along with a caption about what you're doing. Are you wrapping gifts? Baking Christmas cookies? Decorating your house? Whatever you're up to, let people in on your story!
It's a marshmallow world in the winter.
All I want for Christmas is you….or money.
Walking in a winter wonderland.
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas.
Baby, it's cold outside.
All is calm, all is bright.
Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays.
All I want for Christmas is you.
We can hardly stand the wait. Please Christmas, don't be late.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Joy to the world!
Best Christmas Movie Quotes for Instagram
There are so many great Christmas movies. Arguably, some of my favorite movies of all time are Christmas themed. Don't forget to ask for comments on their favorite movies for this time of year! Add in these Christmas quotes to spruce up any picture you share.
Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.” – Home Alone
I'm eating junk and watching rubbish, you better come out and stop me! – Home Alone
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“I’m eating junk and watching rubbish, you better come out and stop me!” – Me. Right now. Although if you call Love Actually rubbish we have a problem. What are you up to today? Linking my socks, blanket, light box, and popcorn maker (life necessity if you don’t have one) here: http://liketk.it/2tv1C @liketoknow.it #helenefortheholidays
Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store…maybe Christmas means a little bit more. – The Grinch
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps … means a little bit more! ― Dr. Seuss in How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Make it easy on yourself: just send money. How about tens and twenties? – A Charlie Brown Christmas
Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color? – Elf Add your name in for Buddy.
It's just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture. – Elf
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. – Elf
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Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color? 🍭🍭🍭Getting into the Christmas Spirit in Glasgow. Saw Santa and EVERYTHING y’all. 🙌🏻🎅🏼 My first time in Glasgow will not be my last! #YOYP2018 #ScotSpirit #peoplemakeglasgow @visitscotland @peoplemakeglasgow #heleneloveseurope 📸 by @adaras #heleneinscotland
Santa! Oh my god! Santa's coming! I know him! – Elf
First we'll make snow angels for two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle.” – Elf
Do you want to build a snowman? —Frozen
Some people are worth melting for. – Frozen.
Let's do it. Let's go get the shit kicked out of us by love. – Love Actually
Christmas and Winter Puns for Instagram
Puns are my favorite way to spread Christmas cheer. You can't go wrong with a good play on words. If you're looking for clever ways to entertain your followers look no further. These holly jolly puns will put a smile on anyone's face. Add a fun emoji to make your captions pop.
It's the most wonderful time… for a beer.
It's beginning to look a lot like wine ‘o clock
I love you snow much.
I'm full of holiday spirit. It's called wine.
I'm dreaming of a wine Christmas.
Wines well with others (sweatshirt found here.)
It was love at frost sight.
There's snow way I'm going outside.
All the jingle ladies.
Merry ‘Elfin Christmas.
There's snow place like home.
Eat, drink, and be cozy.
But first… presents!
Sorry for the things I said when it was Winter. Perfect as the ice finally starts melting.
Sleigh all day.
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My Christmas album drops next week 😂 🙌🏻🎄 Mom and I are in Lucerne and it’s the most charming city. We’ve had fondue, walked around a 14th century covered bridge, gone to the Christmas markets and headed up the mountain. Switzerland bucket list has been checked off ✔️ #helenetravels #heleneloveseurope #heleneinswitzerland
Go elf yourself.
I'm a gangsta wrapper.
Drink up Grinches, it's Christmas!
Feliz – Naughty Dog! When you need a cute caption for your dogs this holiday season.
I’ll be ho-ho-home for Christmas.
Sleigh my name, sleigh my name.
Heartfelt and Pretty Christmas Instagram Captions
These sweet captions work well when you want to be a bit more sentimental. Make sure to share some of your favorite Christmas memories. This is such a nostalgic time of year, so share that part with your followers and ask them to share their moments from Christmases past.
If kisses were snowflakes I'd send you a blizzard.
Make it a December to Remember.
Tis the season.
Tis the season to be jolly.
Tis the season to sparkle. This works well for a fashion Instagram post.
Sweater Weather is Better Together.
I believe in the magic of the season.
Fairy lights on winter nights. When you finally have your lights up!
I’ll never outgrow the excitement of looking out my window and seeing falling snow.
Like snowflakes, my memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone. – Deborah Whipp
Stay Merry (Sweatshirt found here)
You're the sparkle in my snowflake.
The reason for the season.
Blame it on the mistletoe.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. — Charles Dickens
Have a Christmas caption you want to share? Let me know in the comments below. Merry Christmas and happy holidays y'all!
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