100+ Clever Christmas Captions for Photos

Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year, so make sure you give it the credit it deserves with perfect Christmas captions. Incorporating your family photo and Christmas caption into your Christmas card will set the tone and get your card recipients into the holiday spirit. Decorate your Christmas card with different holiday embellishments such as snowmen, mistletoe, and eggnog that will also bring wonderful memories of the Christmas season. Holiday and Christmas captions can be sweet, funny, joyous, and everything in between to show how much you love this amazing season. To make something extra special, add your favorite caption to a festive photo Christmas card.

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Christmas Captions For Photos

Did you get a perfect photo on your winter family vacation? Did you build the perfect snowman and want to show it off to the whole world? Or did you get a great snap while you downhill skied? If so, we’ve got a Christmas caption to match. Pair these captions with the best snowflake Christmas Cards for an extra winter snow themed finish.

Snow Captions

Captions about snow can help paint a beautiful picture about a white winter. When combined with your favorite holiday photos, they’ll help spread the cheer and ambiance of the season, even if your sending greeting cards to relatives in warmer weather!

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  • “I’d Rather Shovel Sand Than Snow.”
  • “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas.”
  • “I was cold, so I made an igloo.”
  • “Christmas is Coming.”
  • “The world changes when it snows.”
  • “Stay cozy.”
  • “There’s snow place like home.”
  • “The world changes when it snows.”
  • “#Sleigh”
  • “There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. When the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.”

Skiing Captions

  • “Winter Wonderland.”
  • “Baby, it’s cold outside.”
  • “Hot chocolate weather”
  • “Ice, ice baby”
  • “Sleigh-in it”
  • “Did you ever see a talking snowman?”
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Christmas Instagram Captions

The following Christmas Instagram captions are perfect for any “Merry Christmas” posts. They’re a bit more creative than standard captions, so they can help you spread the holiday cheer online and get more likes on your favorite photos. These also serve as more generic holiday captions for your posts that are more about the season rather than a specific holiday. In addition, you can use these holiday captions on your holiday card for an extra special touch. To make things easier, you can also connect your Instagram account to your Shutterfly account and use the photos you’ve uploaded to Instagram in your Christmas card this year.

Winter Captions For Instagram

  • A fun, playful Christmas card with red illustrations of ornaments, stars, snowflakes, candy canes, presents and family photos“Have yourself a Merry little Christmas.”
  • “Sweater Weather is Better Together.”
  • “Make it a December to Remember.”
  • “The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is to Sing Loud for All to Hear.”
  • “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!”
  • “Ho, ho, ho,  Merry Christmas.”
  • “Keep Calm and Have a Merry Christmas.”
  • “Winter is Coming.”
  • “It’s feeling a lot like Christmas.”
  • “‘Tis the season.”
  • “All is calm, all is bright.”
  • “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”
  • “A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!”
  • “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.”

Funny Christmas Instagram Captions

The best part of social media is when it makes us smile. Funny Christmas Instagram captions will make your loved ones giggle and make sure your posts are seen through the algorithm. With these funny captions, you’ll have friends returning to your profile for more! Use these Christmas Instagram captions on your Instagram feed or add them to your Instagram stories for a bit of fun. Another great way of using these funny Christmas Instagram captions is within your photo book filled with all your Instagram photos that you’ve posted. A great way to do a year in review is to create a photo book with all the photos that you’ve posted throughout the year and when it’s Christmas time you can see your year in review with funny Christmas quotes.

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  • “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red.”
  • “When You Say Blizzard, We Think Dairy Queen.”
  • “I Hope Rudolph Eats the Naughty List.”
  • “Merry Elfin Christmas.”
  • “Dear Santa, is it too late now to say sorry?”
  • “That’s too small to fit a pony.”
  • “Too bad we can’t gift wrap common sense.”
  • “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”
  • “Being related to me is really the only gift you need.  Just saying.”
  • “Feast mode.”
  • “Dear Santa, I’ve been good all year.  Most of the time. Once in awhile. Nevermind, I’ll buy my own stuff.”
  • “Permanently on the naughty list and loving every minute of it.”
  • “When someone asks ‘where is your Christmas spirit?’ is it wrong to point to the liquor cabinet?”
  • “Friends are like Christmas lights.  Some are broke. Others just don’t work for you and there are others that make your day shine bright.”
  • “You rock my Christmas socks.”
  • “What did one ornament say to another? ‘I like hanging with you.'”
  • “The only time of year in which one can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.”
  • A photo Christmas card with the words Merry XOXO and a modern, thin red frame“Single bells, single bells, single all the way.”
  • “But first, let me take an elfie.”
  • “Dear Santa… I can explain.”
  • “Happy holla days.”
  • “Happy holiyays.”
  • “Totally sleighed it.”
  • “The elf did it.”
  • “Just so we’re clear, the Grinch never really hated Christmas. He hated people, which is fair.”
  • “Dear Santa, define ‘nice.’”
  • “What do you call an elf who sings? A Wrapper.”
  • “’Tis the season! Let the overeating begin!”
  • “I’ll be ho-ho-home for Christmas.”
  • “My husband’s idea of getting the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.”
  • “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases.”
  • “I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin.”
  • “One day of coal vs. 364 days of fun… I’ll take my chances.”
  • “What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire? Frostbite!”
  • *Puts a selfie on top of the Christmas tree because I’m a star*
  • “Nothing says holiday like a cheese log.”

Clever Christmas Captions

The following Christmas captions are as merry as they are clever. Most of these captions would look great in a funny Christmas card to make your friends and family laugh out loud. The winter season is all about joy after all, and what’s better than laughing at some clever quotes and sayings. Incorporate these quotes within your Christmas photo that you have hanging on a wall art piece within your home. You will love that you decorated your home with holiday photos and decoration.

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  • “I’m only a morning person on December 25th.”
  • “I don’t know if There’ll Be Snow but Have a Cup of Cheer.”
  • “Maybe hot chocolate wants to be called beautiful chocolate just one time.”
  • “Christmas tree o’ Christmas tree, your ornaments are history.”
  • “Smile like you mean it. This is how we earn our presents.”
  • “If a big, jolly guy grabs you and puts you in a bag, don’t worry: I told Santa I wanted a Good Friend for Christmas.”
  • “It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas.”
  • “Sweet but twisted.  Does that Make me a Candy Cane?”
  • “Merry Christmas You Cotton Headed Ninnymuggins.”
  • “Being good for goodness’ sake was not enough motivation.”
  • A photo collage Christmas card featuring green Christmas tree cutouts as photo frames“All the jingle ladies.”
  • “Oh deer.”
  • “Sleigh my name, sleigh my name.”
  • “Believe in your elf.”
  • “Meet me under the mistletoe.”
  • “Me everyday: slay. Me in December: sleigh.”
  • “All spruced up.”
  • “There’ll be parties for hosting, cocktails for toasting, and caroling sung way off key.”
  • “Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.”
  • “Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”
  • “Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.”
  • “What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.”
  • “I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.”
  • “Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men and Batteries not Included.”
  • “There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.”

Cute Christmas Captions

The following captions are as sweet as your Christmas cake. They’re perfect for photos with family, friends, or for when you’re truly feeling the Christmas spirit. And if you like these, make sure to check out our resource on Merry Christmas messages and wishes. Cute Christmas quotes will look great on a personalized photo blanket with memorable photos you’ve taken during the holiday season. It will add an additional aspect that no other throw blanket will have and you will be able to use it for years and years to come.

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  • “May this Holiday Season sparkle and shine and may all your wishes and dreams come true, Merry Christmas.”
  • “Merry everything and happy always.”
  • “Fairy Lights on Winter Nights.”
  • “It is the Season to Sparkle.”
  • “Christmas Magic is in the air.”
  • “Kindness is Free, Sprinkle that Stuff Everywhere.”
  • “If Kisses were Snowflakes, I’d Send You a Blizzard.”
  • “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store; perhaps it means a bit more.”
  • “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
  • “Friends like you make the season bright, Merry Christmas.”
  • “Christmas is not as much opening presents as it is opening our hearts.”
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas.”
  • A photo Christmas card with a unique arched, art deco design“May your days be merry and bright.”
  • “Fa la la la.”
  • “Some people are worth melting for.”
  • “Hurry down the chimney tonight.”
  • “All roads lead home for the holidays.”
  • “My favorite color is Christmas lights.”
  • “Holiday wishes made with gingerbread hugs and peppermint kisses.”
  • “‘Tis the season to sparkle.”
  • “Sparkly bows and mistletoe.”
  • “First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then, to finish, we’ll snuggle.”
  • “What’s Christmas without having your best friend there to share it?”
  • “At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”
  • “The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.”
  • “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”
  • “Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination.”
  • “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”

Christmas Tree Captions

Christmas tree captions are a great way to celebrate the season and show your love for one of the best parts of the holidays: Christmas trees! Christmas tree quotes are usually about a beautiful, white winter, or they even offer hopeful messages about new beginnings. When we look and read about Christmas trees, we’re left inspired and full of holiday spirit. Use the following Christmas tree captions on your family Christmas cards this year to add a customized touch.

  • “The best of all gifts around the Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family wrapped up in each other.”
  • “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How lovely are your branches!”
  • “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
  • “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”
  • “The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!”
  • “Rockin’ around the Christmas tree!”
  • “Gonna go lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family that I’m a gift.”
  • “From little seeds grow mighty trees.”
  • “You know it’s winter when the tree is the only light in the room.”

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