The stockings are hung by the mantle with care — and your nails are polished to festive perfection. Find manicure design inspo that highlights symbols of the season.

By Good house keeping


''Tis the season to be over the top

Sensational Snowflakes

With designs reminiscent of your coziest Christmas sweater, this art by Jessica Harris of @perfect10customnails is glam and full of holiday cheer

String Lights

Nail art crystals play the role of Christmas lights in this festive manicure. To really make them stand out, try a darker, holiday-inspired green shade as your base, like Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Jealous Glaze ($18, sephora.com).

Matte Reindeer Silhouettes

Rudolph and his pals never looked so good. Nail designer Anna Kate crafted these festive nails to celebrate the holidays in style

Green Star Power

Be the star of the office holiday party with this simplistic design from Seasons Nail Bar.

Christmas French

Ho-ho-how cute is this? Nail Poetry, a salon located in Costa Mesa, California, created this Santa-inspired design with French tips.

Snow Globe Nails

No need to shake these! Create a winter wonderland on your nail beds with miniature trees and a snowman, of course.

Snowman Accent Nail

You'll feel anything but blue with this snowflake-and-snowman combination. The accent nail is giving us serious Olaf vibes.

Holly Berries

Get in the holiday spirit with these nails, complete with adorable holly berries. The asymmetrical placement adds a fun and flirty flair to the entire look.

Red Matte With Leaves

The holiday red is there, yes, but you could make this look happen year-round. With a matte finish on three fingers and a design on the other two, these nails are subtle but oh-so special.

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