There’s nothing like spending the holidays at home with your family. Whether you’re snuggled up close to the fire sipping hot chocolate or busy decorating the tree with a trifecta of Christmas lights, ornaments, and tinsel to boot — the holiday season makes for tons of picture-perfect memories for parents. And we especially love when you share these memories with the Instagram world. From babies in Santa hats to holiday baking that left us drooling, we rounded up our 50 favorite snapshots of the season!
— Jenn Gimbel
Babys first Christmas
Covering the bases
A day at the farm
Her favorite part of visiting the Christmas tree farm? Finding mistletoe …
— Photo by James,
Decorating to the max
This advent calendar is so beautiful, we'd hate to tear up the packages. Well, in theory …
— Photo by Laura Mayes,
@lauramayes, Hitting Refresh
The stripes have it
Santas little helper
Red was so last season
Rudolph just couldn't stop showing off her nose job.
— Photo by Ryan Marshall,
Frosty the snowman
We spy, with our little eye: 9 pretty stars, 4 festive trees, 3 bells a ringin', and 2 glittery snowflakes. Dig in.
— Photo by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque,
@aimeebourque, Simple Bites
Christmas in the country
Eat between the stripes
What makes candy canes impossible to buy any time of year other than Christmas? The world may never know.
— Photo by Julie van Rosendaal,
@dinnerwithjulie, Babble blogger
Hug it out
She couldn't help but give Santa the biggest hug in the world: He promised to get her Barbie's Dream Playhouse.
— Photo by Nadia Carriere, @childmode, Child Mode
His mind is blown
Burn baby burn
There's no better way to spend a December day than cozying up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. Ahh, the good life.
— Photo by Kelle Hampton,
@etst, Enjoying the Small Things
We see future models in our presence — perhaps for Macy's Christmas catalog?
— Photo by Elizabeth Berry, @_mariaelizabeth_
A helping hand
Mr. Double-decker Bus was given the most important job of the holidays: delivering the Christmas tree to Trafalgar Square.
— Photo by Danni Remender,
Their mom promised them milk and cookies if they helped decorate the tree.
— Photo by Kristen Doyle,
@dineanddish, Dine and Dish
Let the countdown begin
She'd be even more excited for Christmas if she understood just exactly what these numbers meant.
— Photo by Lauren Jimeson,
@amommyinthecity, Babble blogger
We don't know what we love more: her red sparkly Christmas dress or the fact that the cat is bigger than she is.
— Photo by Cyndi Monaghan,
@elf_girl, Mermaids and Moss
Shopping for firs
There's nothing that screams Christmas more than the first batch of sweet and salty Nutella caramels.
— Photo by Paula Jones,
@bellalimento , Babble blogger
Put a bird on it
Shop til you drop
All chalked out
Decorated to the nines
As Mr. Elephant hung on the tree, he couldn't help but get excited for all of the toys and goodies Paul would find come Christmas morning.
— Photo by Emily Elling,
@designhermomma, Babble Blogger
Getting in the spirit
"What tree needs leaves when it has pretty Christmas lights hanging from it?" We couldn't agree more.
— Photo by Buzz Bishop,
@buzzbishop, Babble blogger
The perfect holiday card
We don't know what's more impressive: the fact that Alli got all of her kids on the same doorstep at the same time, or that they're all dressed. Nice job.
— Photo by Alli Worthington,
@alliworthington, This Is Alli
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: too many amazing holiday decorations to count.
— Photo by Rachel Denbow,
@smileandwave, Smile and Wave
Off on an adventure
Naughty or nice?
"Mom told me I could play in the snow but I have to watch out for the yellow stuff. I'm not sure what she's getting at."
— Photo by Emily Frame,
@emilyframe, Ruffling Feathers
Ready for snow
Light it up
She'd spent all day decorating the tree. Now, it was time for a break. And some candy canes.
— Photo by Kara Fleck,
@simplekids, Simple Kids
"Mom, hurry up and take the picture. I have to get outside. There's a snow fort with my name
— Photo by Sarah Reinhart,
@sundayspill, Little White Whale
A future architect
He was in the process of making the most incredible gingerbread house to date. We can't wait to have a taste.
— Photo by Tracy Benjamin,
The family set off on a great snow adventure. Just make sure you're back by Christmas Eve!
— Photo by Alyson Brown,
@unrulythings, Unruly Things
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