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32 Cute Caption Ideas for All Your Holiday Instagrams

published Nov 27, 2023
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It’s the holiday season — aka it’s officially time to bust out your ugly holiday sweater from the back of your closet. It’s the season when jingly playlists are on repeat, the smell of hot cocoa lingers in the air, and even the vicious campus squirrels are a bit better behaved (to get on the Nice List, of course). There’s only one thing left to do before the sleigh bells stop ringing: Post about your wintry festivities on Instagram.

Whether you’re humble-bragging about hitting the slopes, soft-launching a new cuddle buddy, or showcasing your favorite holiday ’fit, there’s a caption that’ll make your post feel extra jolly.

Festive Holiday Instagram Captions

  1. S(elf)ie
  2. Santa’s best-dressed elf
  3. Make like a menorah and get lit
  4. North Pole Fashion Week 
  5. Harvesting happiness this Kwanzaa season
  6. Sleigh all day
  7. I’m not worried about making Santa’s list when I always look this nice
  8. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade; when life gives you potatoes, make latkes

Flirty Holiday Instagram Captions

  1. All you want for Christmas is me
  2. I’m at the top of everyone’s wish list
  3. 📍: The mistletoe
  4. I like my outfits like I like my chocolate: hot
  5. Spin me ‘round like a dreidel
  6. Sleigh my name, sleigh my name
  7. Cuddle weather = commenced
  8. The naughty list has more fun
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Snow & Winter Instagram Captions

  1. Sweater weather 
  2. Cold nights, cool vibes
  3. There’s *snow* place like home
  4. Baby, it’s cold outside
  5. Officially in hibernation mode 
  6. Started from the bottom (of the slopes), now we’re here
  7. At the peak of my life
  8. Ice, ice baby 

Quotes for Holiday Instagram Captions

  1. “I smell snow.” —Gilmore Girls
  2. “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!” —Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  3. “It’s Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.” —The Holiday
  4. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” —Elf
  5. “I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Christmas is all around me. And so the feeling grows.”—Love Actually
  6. “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” —Miracle On 34th Street
  7. “Do you want to build a snowman?” —Frozen
  8. “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” —The Nightmare Before Christmas

Mia Diamond


Mia Diamond is a freelance journalist and cultural documentarian covering everything from fashion and beauty to career and wellness. She is a rising senior at Florida A&M University who loves reality TV, being out in the sunshine, and watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Mia's work has been published in Teen Vogue, Glamour, Essence, and Grazia US.

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