12 Christmas nail designs for the festive season

We've got the holidays nailed...

Christmas nail designs
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When it comes to your digits at this time of year, the best Christmas nail designs take a smattering of glitter, add a dose of seasonal colour and cheer, then mix it all together with super-long acrylics.

For those who really want their fingers looking festive, we've handpicked the best gel  nails to whet your appetite. But we've also included some Christmas inspo for natural nails, where maybe just a nod to the season is enough for your manicure.

Either way, there really is something for everyone in our round up...

1. The Glitterati

Elevate a simple nude nail with an off-centre dusting of gold glitter.

2. Wish upon a star

A slick of silver embellished with gold stars make a seasonal statement.

3.  Crystal clear

Dazzle 'em with this chic Swarovski crystal and pale pink combo.

4. Frozen mani

Michelle Humphrey created these lust-worthy festive nails for Dua Lipa and we're here for it.

5. Tinsel twirls

We can't take our eyes off of these.

6. Gold crescent

If your go-to is burgundy but you fancy jazzing it up a bit, this is the nail look for you.

7. Christmas tree tips

Give your French manicure a festive twist.

8. Candy cane cuticles

Is there a more fun mani out there?

9. Holly & the ivy

'Tis the season to go big or go home.

10. Christmas jumper nails

Expect compliments when you're carving the turkey.

11. The cranberries 

A smorgasbord of cranberry hues make this an understated look.

12. Run run rudolph

Definitely not for the shy and retiring. People will stop you on the street to get a second look.