The stockings are hung, the smell of fresh-baked cookies lingers in the air, and you’ve finally got all of your presents wrapped. Yes, it’s official: the holidays are here! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, there’s nothing better than celebrating (and documenting!) the season with your friends and family. From gingerbread house creations to epic snow days, we rounded up 25 Instagram photos that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! — Catarina Cowden
25 Instagram Photos to Help Get You in the Holiday Spirit!
Visiting Mr. Claus
Get creative with your sugar cookies this season! These mini-masterpieces are sure to be the hit of your holiday dessert table.
—Photo by Kelle Hampton, @etst, Enjoying the Small Things
Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas
These vintage tree ornaments have years of personality and flair to add to your tree this Christmas.
—Photo by Andrea, @hulaseventy, Hula Seventy
Sock It to Me
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care ...
—Photo by Miss James, @bleubird, bleubird
Santa’s Little Elves
These little elves know that the key to a gingerbread house masterpiece is to taste-test all of the ingredients ... duh!
—Photo by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, @aimeebourque, Simple Bites
Smiley the Reindeer
Move over Rudolph! This little reindeer is gleaming with excitement for his first Christmas leading Santa's sleigh!
—Photo by Dani Hampton, @danihampton, Sometimes Sweet
Christmas in Color
Christmas doesn't have to be limited to red and green. Spice up your holiday dÃ©cor with all the colors of the rainbow!
—Photo by Rachel Shingleton, @pencilshavings, Pencil Shavings Studio
Holidays in Style
With a mantle this swanky, Santa may never want to find his way back up your family's chimney!
—Photo by Alison Faulkner, @thealisonshow, The Alison Show
Mmmm. Just imagine it: a fire crackling in the fireplace, snow falling outside, and you — cuddled up on the couch with a big blanket and some warm mulled wine!
—Photo by Alyson Brown, @unrulythings, Unruly Things
Festival of Lights
Can you feel the magic of the menorah? The genuine awe of this little girl is a cuteness overload!
—Photo by Rebecca Woolf, @girlsgonechild, Girls Gone Child
It's easy to warm up this holiday season when your drink selection is this steamy. Just be careful not to burn your tongue!
—Photo by Stasha, @northwestmommy, The good life
Mr. Muffin Man
O Christmas … Brownie!
Add a touch of glitter to your Christmas tree brownies for a magical (and sparkly!) holiday treat.
—Photo by Dariela Cruz, @darielacruz, Mami Talks
Nothing brings the family together quite like the glittering and flickering lights of a magical Christmas tree.
—Photo by Kristen Doyle, @dineanddish, Dine and Dish
Have You Seen Hansel or Gretel?
Momma’s Little Baker
Wink of Approval
This one-eyed bundle of fur, Wink, totally approves of his new seating selection.
—Photo by Casey Mullins, @mooshinindy, Mooshinindy
‘Tis the Season …
... for baking, of course. Break out the mixer and the Santa mugs and let the fun begin!
—Photo by Rachel Denbow, @smileandwave, Smile and Wave
Grab the paper and go crazy! Cutting out paper snowflakes is a great way to get your entire family in on the holiday fun.
—Photo by Mandy Morrison, @teammandy, The Haps
Let It Snow!
Get Your DIY on!
Get in the spirit of giving! These dried fruits in mason jars are the perfect gifts to give friends, teachers, coworkers, or loved ones.
—Photo by Tracy Benjamin, @tracyshutterbean, shutterbean
Cleaning but Gleaming
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