Nailing your Christmas look this year is easier than ever with all the amazing design options available. We’ve stuck to short nail designs this time for fans of the easy-to-wear designs. Whether you’re into classic red and green nails or looking to add a bit of sparkle, we’ve got you covered.
We scrolled through
thousands of festive designs to bring you a collection of our top picks to help bring a little festive cheer to your fingertips. Whether you want to DIY a set yourself or you want some inspiration for your next manicure, there’s something to suit.
Here’s a nice simple red Christmas set. The beautiful crystals do a great job of complementing the red solid nails.
This is a short acrylic set that’s full of different Christmas elements. We have a candy cane, Santa Claus, snowflakes, and a reindeer!
These are some very simple nails that aren’t too festive if you’re trying to go for something a bit more minimal. We’ve got a nice light nude base topped off with some gold stars.
This is a nice combination of red and crystal. I like the clear nails that are topped off with a lot of small gems.
Here’s another simple but clean Christmas set. We’ve got a nice nude pink shade that doesn’t stray too far away from the skin tone. It’s topped off with a few silver sprinkles and a nice white leaf design with the smallest amounts of red.
Note: This is our list specific to
short Christmas nail designs. You could also check out our Christmas nails list or (one of my favorites) snowflake nail art.
If you’re sick of the classic Christmas colors, then you might want to give this set a try! We’ve got some radiant yellows, reds, greens, and blues.
I like this simple design a lot. We’ve got a red sparkly tip with some bay leaves.
Another simple take on Christmas nails. We’ve got a milky pink base topped off with black, silver, and sparkly pink Christmas designs. I think the pink and black contrast really works.
If you want to stick with nails that don’t have a strict Christmas theme but still want to add a little hint of the holiday, then just add a nice little Christmas element. These nails have some nice snowflakes on the lavender solids.
If you’re looking on going a bit more simple this Christmas, try out these solid pine green nails topped off with a nice gloss.
You can never go wrong with a sparkly red this Christmas.
This set is a mix of different Christmas elements. My favorite has to be the frosty white matte nail that reminds me of snow.
Mix up your red and white nails with an accent nail. In this design, we have a nice glitter gold.
I love this set. I think that the deep red shimmer and the deep green shimmer are both so beautiful together. I also like that the white snowflake was placed on top of the green nail instead of the red because I personally believe that green and white complement each other better.
Mixing in a bit of fun nail art. We’ve got a nail with falling snow, a nail of green shimmer, a nail of white-topped off with some shine, and a nail with Santa on it.
These nails are another fun way of celebrating Christmas! We have a matte blue base with some cute Santas on it!
Step into the holidays with these beautiful classy nails. I especially love the silver glitter because of how hard it is to find such a nice opaque shade.
Here’s a Christmas twist on your classic French tips. Instead of going with solids, try to utilize a bunch of Christmas elements in the mix!
This nail design has solid Christmas colors and some nice accent designs.
This is a very cleanly done design that I enjoy. I like the red present design, the snowflake, the Christmas lights, and the bay leaves. However, my favorite has to be the classic red tips with silver glitter highlights.
The white design reminds me of a cute little Christmas gift wrapper.
Go a bit more simple this year by sticking to a clear base and topping it off with some simple Christmas stamps. I like the little Mickey Mouse nail design on the middle finger for extra fun.
Reds are a Christmas favorite! I love how the shimmer shade is so opaque and so shiny.
If you want a cleaner look, try out some eggshell whites with some gold glitter.
You don’t have to wear Christmas colors to feel the holiday spirit! Mix some holiday designs into your hot pink nails and you’ll still feel as cheery!
This is a classic combination. I love the really deep red shade used here. I find that deeper reds tend to be easier to wear and look a lot classier as well.
Here’s a mixture of different shades of reds.
This is a cute set! I like the gradient matte base topped off with some pink glitter and white snowflakes. I also love the solid pink shimmer.
Let’s go all red this Christmas.
If you’ve got a lot of events this Christmas season and you want a set that can be used for any occasion, go for this set!
A cute shiny pink ombre topped off with some painted-on snowflakes. I have a soft spot for short pink and white nails, they are a great mix of cute and fresh.
I already mentioned that I love deep reds so this design just makes me giddy! It looks so classy.
These nails are something you can wear both during Christmas and New Year’s.
Here’s another chic design to go for if you aren’t into the flashier styles.
This is a nice monochromatic Christmas look. It’s rare for black to find its way into a Christmas collection but it somehow works!
A nice little pink nude with some silver glitter highlights.
We’re bringing modern abstract swirls to Christmas this year!
If you just want a little pop of something on your nails, then try adding some gold foil and a nice little painted-on bling!
If you’re going hard this Christmas, try adding in as many holiday designs as possible!
Another clean and classy look.
If you prefer to go dark this December, this design is something fun to try. The black shade has a nice mix of red and gold shimmer. There’s also an accent nail that softens the entire look.
Here are some more Christmas elements to try!
Brr! It’s cold in here!
You don’t have to include nail art to make something fit for the holidays! A perfect silver shine can bring enough Christmas spirit!
This is another subtle Christmas nail look. You have a nice nude base with some gold and pink toppers.
Level up your look by changing the shape of your nails. I find that almond always brings it to the next level!
Some beautiful cool blue mattes are topped with some fun designs.
Another simple design. A nice blue with some shiny toppers is a simple way to spice up your look!
Nothing’s more festive than this!
A simple way to transform red nails into a fun Christmas treat!
Simple DIY Example
I do hope this has given you some ideas for short Christmas nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your finished style and we’ll feature them here. Bonus points for wearing a festive jumper too!
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