The holidays are finally here, and festive decorations abound. Everything is aglow with colorful lights, wintery accents, and jovial décor that exemplifies the seasonal spirit. As we ready our beauty looks to get on board with the holly-jolly sentiment, it's the perfect opportunity to experiment with some festive nail art. To make sure you're perfectly outfitted for the season, we've rounded up nine Christmas nail designs that are surprisingly understated. So whether you're topping off a glitzy holiday party look or keeping things more laid-back while cozying up fireside, your nails will look wonderful—and be in step with the most wonderful time of the year.
Keep clicking for nine festive ways to dress up your nails for the holidays.
Get glowing with neutral nails bedazzled in Christmas lights.
A dark green-and-gold combo is an alluring way to channel a Christmas nail design without feeling too "Christmasy."
Top off a classic red manicure with gold accents for festive flair.
Or finish off a matte look with gold metallic tips for a playful twist on the classic French manicure.
Pops of red make for a pretty accent color during the holidays—or any time of year.
Capture the winter wonderland around you with a white nail design featuring flecks of metallic silver.
Metallic stripes in any color combination are instantly merry—and party-ready.
Add just a touch of glitter to the tips of your nails for a modern look that's perfect for ringing in the New Year.