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100 Festive Christmas and Holiday Instagram Captions | Jessi Casara Photography

Alabama Family Photographer | Chattanooga Photographer

Christmas is just a few days away and everyone knows one of the best parts of the holiday season is spending time with loved ones. Christmas is the perfect time to grab some updated family photos and capture some fun holiday memories that you can look back on for years to come. The hard part can be deciding how to caption your Christmas and holiday photos on Instagram, but never fear! I've put together this list of 100 Festive Christmas and Holiday Instagram Captions for anyone in need of some festive inspiration.

Best Holiday Instagram Captions

Christmas Instagram Captions | Chattanooga Photographer

To kick off this list of the top festive captions for Instagram, I'm sharing some of the best holiday Instagram captions that are great for any and all of your 2022 holiday photos!

1. Make it a December to remember.

2. My favorite day of the year.

3. Merry, bright, and feeling alright.

4. Keep calm and have a merry Christmas!

5. Merry everything and happy always.

6. Ready for a long winter's nap.

7. Tis the season to sparkle.

8. Eat, drink, and be cozy.

9. Hot chocolate weather is here!

10.May the Christmas outshine the rest.

Cute Christmas Instagram Captions

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These cute Christmas Instagram captions pair well with virtually any Christmas and holiday photos, including couple and family photos.

11. Christmas magic is in the air.

12. My favorite color is Christmas lights.

13. Sugar and spice and everything nice.

14. Feeling festive.

15. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

16. More peppermint, please!

17. Until next year, folks!

18. Sending love from our merry little home to yours.

19. So much to be thankful for this year.

20. Current location: my happy place.

Festive Quotes for Instagram

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One great way to caption your holiday photos is with a festive quote for Instagram, and these are some of my favorites.

20. "Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you've got a Christmas tree in the living room." -Nora Roberts

21. "It's easy to forget that life is the greatest gift of all." -Karli Perrin

22. "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." -W.T. Ellis

23. "Twas the night before Christmas..." -Clement Clark Moore

24. "Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand." -Dr. Seuss

25. "Love the giver more than the gift." -Brigham Young

26. "At Christmas, all roads lead home." -Marjorie Holmes

27. "Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling." -Edna Ferber

28. "When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things, not the great occasions, give off the greatest glow of happiness." -Bob Hope

29. "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." -Charles Dickens

30. "Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart." -Brene Brown

Funny Holiday Captions and Puns for Instagram

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You know what they say about laughter being the best medicine! Sharing your Christmas photos with one of these funny holiday captions or puns is sure to deliver lots of smiles.

31. Christmas isn't a day, it's a lifestyle.

32. Dear Santa, I can explain...

33. I got all spruced up for the holidays!

34. I'm only a morning person on December 25.

35. Me every day: slay. Me in December: sleigh.

36. Don't get your tinsel in a tangle!

37. Santa, can you define 'nice'?

38. Pardon my resting Grinch face.

39. Drop it like it's hot (chocolate).

40. Permanently on the naughty list.

Christmas Movie Instagram Captions

There are so many good Christmas movies out there that it can hard to find the perfect quote to pair with your holiday photos. These Christmas movie Instagram captions are some of my favorite quotes about the holiday season!

41. "Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." -Miracle on 34th Street

42. "I planned out the whole day. First, we'll make snow angels for two hours, and then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle." -Elf

43. "Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal." -Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

44. "Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." -It's a Wonderful Life

45. "Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart." -The Polar Express

46. "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." -Elf

47. "Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas." -National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

48. "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" -A Charlie Brown Christmas

49. "Some people are worth melting for." -Frozen

50. "You'll shoot your eye out kid!" -A Christmas Story

Christmas Song Captions for Instagram

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I love jamming out to Christmas tunes this time of year, and these Christmas song captions for Instagram include some of my favorite festive song lyrics.

51. "A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland." -Richard B. Smith, "Winter Wonderland"

52. "All I want for Christmas is you!" -Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

53. "May your days be merry and bright." -Bing Crosby, "White Christmas"

54. "All is calm, all is bright." -Joseph Mohr, "Silent Night"

55. "It's the most wonderful time of the year." -Andy Willams, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

56. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." -Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"

57. "Although it's been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you." -Nat King Cole, "The Christmas Song"

58. "Have yourself a merry little Christmas." -Judy Garland, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

59. "There's no place like home for the holidays." -Robert Allen and Al Stillman, "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays"

60. "What a bright time, it's the right time to rock the night away." -Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bell Rock"

Instagram Captions Inspired by Snow

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If you're lucky enough to be celebrating a white Christmas, try sharing your holiday photos with one of these Instagram captions inspired by snow!

61. There's snow place like home.

62. I don't know if there'll be snow, but have a cup of cheer.

63. Up to snow good.

64. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.

65. When life gives you snow, make snow angels.

66. I love you snow much!

67. Say it ain't snow.

68. There's snow place like home for the holidays.

69. We're all like snowflakes - beautiful in our own unique way!

70. Having snow much fun.

Couple Holiday Captions for Instagram

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There's something extra sweet about taking couple photos around the holidays, and these couple holiday captions for Instagram keep things fun and flirty!

71. Some people are worth melting for.

72. Meet me under the mistletoe.

73. You're at the top of my Christmas wishlist.

74. You rock my Christmas socks.

75. I love you from head to mistletoe.

76. Love at frost sight.

77. We go together like winter and a sweater.

78. If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.

79. The holly to my jolly.

80. You're my favorite Christmas gift.

Family Holiday Instagram Captions

Christmas Instagram Captions | Chattanooga Photographer

Of course, one of the best parts of the holiday season is getting to create new memories with friends and family. The perfect way to share your 2022 Christmas photos is with a family holiday Instagram caption!

81. Merry Christmas, from our family to yours.

82. Thankful I get to celebrate the holidays with my favorite people.

83. Family is the best gift of all.

84. Pictured: The Naughty List.

85. Happy holidays from all of Santa's little elves.

86. We're just like a bunch of candy canes: sweet and slightly twisted.

87. Spreading holiday cheer this year.

88. Hot cocoa + holiday movies + family = Christmas

89. Ho-ho-home for the holidays!

90. Hallmark has nothing on our family Christmas.

One Word Christmas Instagram Captions

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A lot of times, less really is more! Keep things short and sweet with a one-word Christmas Instagram caption.

91. Festive

92. Jolly

93. Cozy

94. Sleigh

95. Jingle

96. Family

97. Sparkle

98. Bright

99. Snowy

100. Celebrate

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This list of 100 Festive Christmas and Holiday Instagram Captions has a little bit of everything for all your 2022 holiday photos. From funny puns to meaningful quotes and everything in between, this guide has a great variety of ideas for fun and festive Instagram captions. I hope this list is a helpful resource you can return to time and again, and I want to wish each and every one of you a warm holiday season surrounded by loved ones!



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Jessi is a lifestyle documentary photographer based in southern Alabama, serving the Gulf Coast from Mobile, AL to Pensacola, FL, along with the Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta areas. She specializes in couple, wedding, maternity, newborn, and family photography, and also enjoys commercial and creative portraiture. Available for travel worldwide. Find out more at


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