Here are 13 short Christmas nail ideas for December.

Is there any hue that looks perfect on a manicure fit for Christmas? crimson. To produce the ideal plaid print, use polish in the colors red, white, and light pink.

Red French Tip 

This big red glitter manicure suits 2023's glitter nail craze. The ruby-red nails are festive enough, but the peppermint swirl accent nails elevate the manicure.

Peppermint Accent Nail 

Matte nails are regaining popularity. Consider a Christmas-themed evergreen base with gold half-moon cuticles. Finish with a matte top coat like OPI's $12.

Matte Evergreen Nail 

Mismatched manicures are fun for those who struggle to choose a nail style. This mix-and-match manicure is perfect for bringing seasonal beauty to your fingertips.

Universal Holiday Nail 

A Christmas manicure in Santa red is always a good choice. Consider a few bare accent nails with holly appliqués to lend a detailed touch to the statement nail appearance.

Dainty Holly Nail 

For people with short nails, French manicures are a great alternative because you can adjust the tip's width to fit your nail bed. Think about adding a little tinsel to your traditional white tips for the holidays.

Tinsel French Tip 

There are glitter ombré manicures everywhere these days. The dreamlike manicure style is appropriate for any season, but it becomes even more delightful when combined with silver and gold glitter or even a hint of pink, like in Sugar Plum Fairy.

Ombre Glitter Nail 

Wear these short nails as a tribute to the Christmas star. This matte gold French manicure is a lovely pattern with touches of gemstones and shiny stars.

Short Swirl Nail   

The Grinch is a beloved cartoon figure who comes to mind whenever we think of Christmas, and this green chrome nail design is the ideal way to pay tribute to him.

Metallic Grinch Nail 

Most likely, you have at some point worn a red tartan dress or suit if you dressed up to visit Santa as a child. Embrace the memories by sporting this elaborate plaid manicure.

Festive Tartan Nail 

Two-tone appearance French manicures, with their glossy and matte finishes, create a little optical illusion. To make it work for Christmas, choose a color scheme of red, green, silver, or white.

Dual Finish Red French Tip 

Another method to wear the standout fabric on your nails is with tartan, a classic Christmas motif. This time, the background is spruce green polish with delicate gold and crimson stripes. Nice, huh?

Plaid Wrapping Paper Nail 

With this colorful style, embrace the candy cane vibes even more. This manicure is stylish and adorable, from the tiny candy cane decals to the swirls.

Candy Cane Lane Nail 

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