25 Instagram Photos to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!

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

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  • Snow Cool 2 of 25

    We're not sure what's cooler — the snow or this little guy's awesome shades.

    —Photo by Emily, @emilyframe, Ruffling Feathers

  • Visiting Mr. Claus 3 of 25

    Nothing draws a brighter smile than a visit to the big man in red.

    —Photo by Lauren Hartmann, @thelittlethingswedo, The Little Things We Do

  • Cookie Creations 4 of 25

    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 5 of 25

    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 6 of 25

    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care ... 

    —Photo by Miss James, @bleubird, bleubird

  • Santa’s Little Elves 7 of 25

    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 8 of 25

    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 9 of 25

    Christmas doesn't have to be limited to red and green. Spice up your holiday décor with all the colors of the rainbow!

    —Photo by Rachel Shingleton, @pencilshavings, Pencil Shavings Studio

  • SNOW DAY! 10 of 25

    Shout it to the sky! This little guy is absolutely ecstatic for the first snowfall of the season.

    —Photo by Beth Mancuso, @manicmotherphotography, Manic Mother Photography

  • Meowy Christmas! 11 of 25

    Santa Claws is watching — have you made his naughty or nice list?

    —Photo by Emily Elling, @designhermomma, Design Her Momma

  • Holidays in Style 12 of 25

    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

  • Cozy Sipping 13 of 25

    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 14 of 25

    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

  • Piping Hot 15 of 25

    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 16 of 25

    Gingerbread man to the rescue, making your everyday cupcake a mouthful of holiday YUM!

    —Photo by Devan McGuinness, @accustomedchaos, Accustomed Chaos

  • O Christmas … Brownie! 17 of 25

    Add a touch of glitter to your Christmas tree brownies for a magical (and sparkly!) holiday treat.

    —Photo by Dariela Cruz, @darielacruz, Mami Talks

  • Precious Moments 18 of 25

    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? 19 of 25

    This life-sized gingerbread house has everything you need to eat your way through the holidays in (sweet) style. 

    —Photo by Lara Dipaola, @dipaolamomma, Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom

  • Momma’s Little Baker 20 of 25

    We can smell this yummy cranberry, banana loaf from here! 

    —Photo by Amanda Watters, @mamawattersit's the little things

  • Wink of Approval 21 of 25

    This one-eyed bundle of fur, Wink, totally approves of his new seating selection.

    —Photo by Casey Mullins, @mooshinindy, Mooshinindy

  • ‘Tis the Season … 22 of 25

    ... 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

  • Sensational Snowflakes 23 of 25

    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

  • Get Your DIY on! 24 of 25

    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 25 of 25

    Beautiful moments can come out of even the most mundane tasks.

    — Photo by Jenny Mae, @ohjennymae, Oh, Jenny Mae


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