50 Festive Red Christmas Nails That Are This Season’s To-Go Look

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s never too early to start getting some inspiration on what to do with your nails for Christmas!

Red Christmas nails are the classic that never goes out of style, so we have compiled a roundup of over 50 best ideas for nail designs that will really shine this holiday season.

Head down to see our list of nail design ideas, and check the nail trend tips below.

If you’re not sure whether you’re going for red this Christmas, below the article you will also find other nail design trends you can experiment with – including green Christmas nails or pink Christmas nails.

The roundup includes a selection of Christmas nail designs that are easy to do at home as a simple DIY, but also some advanced designs with nail art that’s easier to replace in a nail salon.

Save your favourites and give your nails that extra festive sparkle they need this Christmas!

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Current Trends for Red Christmas Nails

Red nails are an absolute classic for Christmas, and everyone loves to embrace the color of the season. There are so many ways you can experiment with it, and many other color combinations that work with red.

Some trends that have been coming up every year include:

  • a Christmas classic – single-tone red nails in quality nail polish, which you can easily do at home. This look is then elevated by pretty rings and other accessories.
  • red with golden glitter or gemstones – this is another example of a simple look that you can do at home, all you need is some quality nail polish.
  • individual nail art – each nail is decorated in themed nail art, but with a cohesive theme and color scheme that makes the nails look on-trend
  • snowflakes are a big hit this year – the white nail art or stickers you can buy online elevate a simple red nail to the next level and don’t require expert skills to execute
  • Christmas red nail tips – if you want to keep your nails looking elegant, but would like to add a nod to the season, using just your nail tips is a great way to make them look more festive
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Your Festive Nail Inspiration: Best Red Christmas Nails Designs

Below is a roundup of the best examples of the red Christmas nails trend we found on Pinterest – but there is plenty more to discover.

Follow us on Pinterest so you don’t miss a beat and check our dedicated Nail Design Trends board to see hundreds of gorgeous nail design ideas.

These red nail designs not only complement your holiday wardrobe but also enhance the joy and spirit of the season.

1. Candy Cane Red Christmas Nails

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2. Christmas Swirls

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3. Christmas Classic Nails

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4. Statement Nail Art

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5. Snowflakes on Red Christmas Nails`

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6. Snowflakes on Dark Red Nails

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7. Santa’s Hat Christmas Nails

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8. Red Christmas Nail Tips

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9. Candy Canes on Mint Nails

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10. Custom Nail Art for Christmas

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11. Simple Stylish Red Christmas Nails

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12. Elegant Christmas Nails with a Detail

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13. Red Coffin Christmas Nails

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13. Red Nails with Rudolf Nail Art

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14. Cute Red Christmas Nail with Santa

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15. Individual Nail Art for Christmas

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16. Adorable Snowman on Red and Pink Nails

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17. Christmas Classic Nails

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18. White Snowflake on Red Christmas Nails

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19. Matte Red Christmas Nails

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20. Red Nails with a Natural Plain Detail

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21. Red Nails with a Dust of Gold

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22. Christmas Ornaments on Red and White Nails

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23. Christmas Trees

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24. Santa’s Hat Inspired Nails

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25. Elegant Red Nail Tips for Christmas

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26. Simple Elegant Red Christmas Nails

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27. Red and White Nail Art for Christmas

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28. Gingerbread Man Nails

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29. Individual Nail Art with Christmas Motives

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30. Statement Coffin Nails with Red and White

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31. Red Ombre Nails

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32. Long Metallic Nails

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33. Gift Wrapped Red French Tips

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34. Red Nails with Snowflakes

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35. Christmas Nails with Stunning Nail Art

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36. Square Red Christmas Nails

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37. Modern Christmas Nails

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38. Gift Wrapped Sparkling Christmas Nails

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39. Simple Red French Tips

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40. Red and White Christmas Nails

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41. Red French Tips with Silver Glitter

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42. Reindeer Christmas Nails

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43. Almond Red Nails with Glitter

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44. Gift Wrapped Red Christmas Nails

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45. Fiery Red Christmas Nails with Gems

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46. Christmas Candy Cane Nails

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47. White Snowflakes on Red Nails

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48. Red Glitter Nails with Gems

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49. Red Glitter French Tip

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50. Red Bow Christmas Nails

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For everyone who wants to get sparkling at holiday party, make an impression among family members or just add more festivity into their daily life routine we hope you found your inspiration!

The versatility and eternal attraction of red nails are what make them so pretty!

One could wear them with nail art e.g. snowflakes, holly leaves and candy canes or just let them shine with a glossed top, which is definitely just as smart and cool.

At the same time matte finishes provide a contemporary twist suitable for people who may prefer subtler but still fashionable look.

If you don’t like matte nails, you can’t miss out on adding metallic accents or gems because they bring ordinary red nail polish into another level sophistication!

But still, in the end, red Christmas nails are more than just a trend—they are a celebration of the festive season! So definitely rock them however you choose!

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Lindsey Harris
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Lindsey is a professional nail artist based in Utah, US. Her specialties are party and occasion nails, she loves to work with glitter and gemstones in her nail studio. She loves sharing her knowledge of the nail industry and curating the latest nail design trends. She is contributing to a number of other industry related magazines.