Christmas Instagram captions are hard, man! You want something magical (or at least mildly amusing) to go with the sparkling dress or impressive Santa beard. Which, of course, is why we have sat down to compile the ultimate list of Christmas caption inspiration, whatever the occasion. Whether you’re a happy little elf or the grumpiest Scrooge. So take a look and maybe think about spreading some festive cheer to all your friends and followers!

You’ll find Instagram Christmas captions you can go ahead and directly copy and paste by scrolling, but first we’ve got some food for thought to help you think about the direction you want to go in…

Why you should gram a photo this Christmas

A shot of two phones held by people in Christmas sweaters.

December is the time of year when many people choose to think about the previous 12 months. Maybe they want to give thanks for the blessings they’ve received, or maybe they want to think about what they could do better in the next year. Friends and family are at the forefront of most people’s minds.

However, for some, it’s a deep, dark, winter month, when some people can feel more isolated and lonely, so spreading love and words of encouragement can be a good idea. Whatever your motivation for wanting to post this Christmas, the list below should give you some inspiration and ideas to make sure your Christmas captions stand out. So give it a go, and have a very Merry Christmas, one and all!!

Side note: Social media can be a difficult place. There are some rules to bear in mind when you’re skimming posts this season. 1. Don’t compare yourself or your Christmas to influencers or friends: absolutely nobody is posting their bad moments. 2. If social media is making you feel isolated rather than included, it’s time to stop scrolling and pick up the phone for a real chat with a loved one. 3. Don’t DM your ex.

24 Christmas caption ideas for Instagram

Whatever your vibe this holiday season, we’ve got the Christmas Instagram captions for you, whether that’s cute, inspirational or simply words that show off your amusing side

Cute ideas for Christmas captions

Friends like mine make the season merry. Wishing each and every one of you gorgeous people the happiest holiday season!

If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard

A romantic Christmas caption idea for Instagram posts

Christmas magic is in the air, this really is the most wonderful time of year. Sending out joy and happiness to all my beautiful friends and family

Having you all as my friends is the best Christmas gift I could hope for. You really make my Christmas bright, and I treasure each and every one of you. Thank you for being there for me this year and hopefully for many more to come. Merry Christmas everybody, have a wonderful day whatever your plans!

#2 Funny Christmas captions

Christmas is here! It’s time to meet up, eat til we’re beat, and put up our feet!

Christmas – the one time of year when it’s socially acceptable to start drinking at breakfast. Cheers everyone!

Just to be clear, the Grinch never really hated Christmas. He hated people, which is fair.

A funny Instagram caption ideas about the Grinch

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas… but if the white runs out I’m happy to switch to red!

Quotes to use as holiday captions

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Dr Seuss

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” – Charles Dickens

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Elf

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill

“It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” – Scrooge

A quote for an holiday-themed Instagram post

Winter weather Christmas captions

The nights are drawing in, the temperature has dropped, Christmas is around the corner! Snuggle on down by the fire and stick on some Bublé!

The weather outside may be frightful, but that’s what cozy winter hats, scarves and gloves are for! So let’s wrap up and enjoy this festive season!

Hot chocolate + marshmallows + whipped cream = Perfect winter warmer (bonus points for adults with a shot of Irish Cream Liqueur!)

Everything’s better when it’s sweater weather

A funny Christmas Instagram caption idea on purple and teal

Whether it’s hot, cold, raining or clear skies where you are, enjoy the holidays. We all know the songs and movies about a “white Christmas”, but real Christmas is a feeling, the Christmas spirit, and the weather doesn’t matter as long as you are spending time with those you love. So whether you’re reading this in winter woolens, a bathing suit, or anything in between – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Inspirational Christmas Instagram captions

The true spirit of Christmas is not easy to define. Sure, it usually involves decorated trees, gifts and too much food, but the real spirit is something else. Christmas is a time of giving more than receiving, not only presents, but giving thanks, for our loved ones, our luck, our homes… Don’t forget the true meaning this Christmas. Think of others before yourself, and you will realize how many “gifts” you truly have to be thankful for.

Christmas is a time for giving. Never forget that it is better to give than to receive. Whether you are spending $5 or $500, it’s the thought that matters most. 

An inspirational Christmas quote for your Instagram caption

Whenever we receive a truly memorable Christmas present, it’s not because of the amount it cost. The amount of effort, and thought that has gone into finding the perfect gift really cannot be bought. Remember that when you’re shopping this year. It’s the thought that counts.

Christmas captions about wishes

Dear Santa, I have been pretty good this year. Yes, I know there have been a few hiccups here and there (let’s just pretend August never happened) but I promise to be wonderful for the rest of the year and on balance I think you’ll agree that I should be placed firmly on the nice list!

This year I wish for all my friends and family to be happy and healthy for another year so that we can spend next Christmas together too!

Ideas for wishes to include in your Social media captions this holiday season

Wishing you all the most wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. May you be blessed with everything your heart desires.

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Hopefully you found some inspiration for your Christmas Instagram captions here, but whatever post you go for, remember it doesn’t matter how many likes you get, as long as you’re staying happy and authentic!

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Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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