17 Holiday Nail Art Ideas Without a Single Santa in Sight

During the holidays, we’re usually bombarded with images of Santa, reindeer, snowmen and even The Grinch. And while we’re willing to support the staples on decor and wrapping paper, we don’t want them anywhere near our nails. Thankfully, there are tons of holiday nail art options that don’t involve colorful characters.

Whether you like a little sparkle or are still fawning over negative space special effects, there’s a stylish holiday mani for you. Red and green will always be popular colors, but expand the Christmas color scheme by choosing alternative shades like deep burgundy, shiny pink and gorgeous gray. And don’t be afraid to keep it simple by just adding subtle glitter to your tips.

Here are 17 chic holiday nail art ideas that are still super festive.

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