The Merriest Christmas Nail Colors for 2020's Holiday Season

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OPI Merry in Cranberry
OPI

It's time to deck the halls and your nails for the most magical season of all. Classic holiday red and cheery fir green never go out of style, but why stop the Christmas train there? There is a whole slew of shimmery metallic nail colors taking over the holiday season this year, from a gingerbread-inspired toasted taupe to a pale purple fit for the sugarplum fairy.

We've rounded up the most festive Christmas nail colors to get you into the spirit this season. Whether you're gearing up to decorate the tree, make all the hot chocolate bombs, or sing carols on the street, this gang of 18 holiday nail colors is here to help you ring in good tidings and plenty of cheer.

Red-y For the Holidays by OPI

OPI Red-y For the Holidays
OPI

You won't find a more festive red perfect for celebrating the season in style. It's similar to the iconic Big Apple Red shade, but with a more cranberry-inspired finish.

Shop It: $10.50; ulta.com

Darjeeling Darling by Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult Darjeeling Darling
Amazon

They'll be no doubt of your merry level when they spot your Christmas nails decked in garland-inspired green.

Shop It: $18; amazon.com

Gingerbread Man Can by OPI

OPI Gingerbread Man Can
OPI

We cannot get over how warm and cozy we feel when looking at this wintry toasted taupe with just enough metallic to feel ready for the season.

Shop It: $10.50; amazon.com

Obsessed by Olive & June

Olive and June Obsessed
Olive and June

Here's hoping this brand-new take on classic merlot red is as moody as we're going to get all season long.

Shop It: $8; oliveandjune.com

Alpine Snow by OPI

OPI Alpine Snow
OPI

This full-coverage shade is the perfect winter white for your nails.

Shop It: $9; amazon.com

Wicked by Butter London

Butter London Wicked
Butter London

This super shiny lacquer isn't for the faint of heart. It's just the show-stopping detail you need to take your holiday cocktail attire to new heights.

Shop It: $18; amazon.com

Merry in Cranberry by OPI

OPI Merry in Cranberry
OPI

Who says you can't do pink during the holidays? Give classic red a rest by choosing this equally cheery fuchsia nail color from OPI's holiday 2020 collection.

Shop It: $10.50; ulta.com

Under Wraps by Essie

Essie Under Wraps
Amazon

Inspired by holiday bows, the reflective glitter pearls add a sparkling finish to this pine green polish.

Shop It: $9; amazon.com

OMG by Olive & June

Olive and June OMG
Olive and June

This dark indigo from Olive & June's winter 2020 collection is all you need to cure the autumn blues and say hello to winter bliss.

Shop It: $8; oliveandjune.com

Rapid Red by Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Rapid Red
Amazon

The holiday season can often be hectic so this quick-drying formula will save the day by allowing you to add a red polish to your nails at the last minute.

Shop It: $4; amazon.com

Heart and Coal by OPI

OPI Heart and Coal
OPI

Also from OPI's new holiday 2020 collection, this shimmery black nail color means you can still go dark without feeling lackluster. Consider it your new little black Christmas dress.

Shop It: $10.50; ulta.com

Sugarplum Fairytale by Essie

Essie Sugarplum Fairytale
Essie

Feel fresh out of The Nutcracker with a whimsical mani in this frosted lavender purple from Essie's winter 2020 collection.

Shop It: $9; ulta.com

Henna Luna by Base Coat

Base Coat Henna Luna
Base Coat Nail Salon

Swap your red Christmas nails for a royal hue that's sure to flatter. This deep purple is destined to reign the holiday season.

Shop It: $20; basecoatnailsalon.com

Glitter All The Way by OPI

OPI Glitter All The Way
Amazon

This sparkling gold shade will carry you through the holiday season and into the new year.

Shop It: $10.50; amazon.com

Stay Up Slate by Essie

Essie Stay Up Slate
Ulta

This shimmery number from fan-favorite Essie reminds us of silver jingle bells. Now, isn't that appropriate?

Shop It: $7.30; amazon.com

Married To Mauve by CND Vinylux

CND Vinylux Married To Mauve
Target

For a soft and slightly unexpected take on the holiday manicure, consider this smoky mauve.

Shop It: $10.59; target.com

Hadley by Zoya

Zoya Hadley
Amazon

Navy blue is having a moment and this midnight shade will be a welcome addition to any holiday ensemble.

Shop It: $10; amazon.com

The Message by Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult The Message
Amazon

A little bit of shimmer goes a long way with this 8-free crimson polish.

Shop It: $18; amazon.com

Dressed to the Wines by OPI

OPI Dressed to the Wines
OPI

It'll be hard to resist this alluring red wine-inspired metallic come Christmastime. It's guaranteed to steal all the glances.

Shop It: $10.50; opi.com

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