With office parties and other celebrations galore, there are tons of decisions to be made during the #holidaze. What dress will you wear to each event and with which accessories? What will you bring to the office’s holiday potluck? Where will you find your Elf on the Shelf tomorrow morning? Phew, it can definitely get exhausting. There’s one thing that’s for sure — your nail game has to be on point for the holidays. If you’re looking for a way to amp up your classic red nail with some festive flair, look no further. Scroll on for 24 fun and flashy nail looks that will look fab holding a cup of (spiked) cocoa on Instagram.

String of Lights

1. String of Lights: While you’re stringing lights on your tree, go ahead and put some on your nails too. Of course we don’t mean real lights — we mean this awesome mani sure to brighten your day. (via Brit + Co)


2. Glitter: This mani is super simple, with just a classy hint of holiday cheer from the red and green glitter on a white, neutral base. (via Glitter and Nails)


3. Gift: Give your nails the gift of a beautiful mani this season. See what we did there? ;) (via Pshiiit)


4. Grinch: You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. Pay tribute to this classic Christmas cartoon with some fun nail art. (via Amber Did It)

Geometric Gold

5. Geometric Gold: How gorgeous is this nail art? You’ll definitely want to have a thin nail brush on hand for creating this chic geometric design. (via Brit + Co)

Holiday Sweater

6. Holiday Sweater: Surely you’ve been invited to a few ugly sweater parties this season. Amp up your style with a sweater-inspired mani (that’s anything but ugly) to match. (via Beauty High)


7. Color blocked: In case you couldn’t tell, we’re all about color blocking. When you add color blocking + glitter, we’re sold. (via Wonder Forest)

Holiday Windows

8. Holiday Windows: Umm, wow. How amazing is this scene? Inspired by brightly lit holiday homes, this mani is sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. (via More Nail Polish)

Candy Cane

9. Candy Cane: This classic holiday treat looks just as good as a nail design. We love how sweet and simple this mani is. (via Brit + Co)


10. Snowman: Two of our favorite winter pastimes are building snowmae and making snow angels. If you think you’re too old for playing in the snow, you can still keep your nails playful with a snowman accent. (via Pshiiit)


11. Snowflakes: This subtle mani is the perfect combination of festive and work-appropriate. (via Nail Artitudes De Claire)


12. Rudolph: There goes Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen… but let’s be real, it’s all about Rudolph. Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer is definitely a holiday staple. (via Amber Did It)


13. Snombre: Snow + ombre = snombre. Awesome, right? Just layer on your polishes to get the desired snombre effect. (via Brit + Co)


14. Reindeer: If a complete Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer mani isn’t exactly your style, we’ve got you covered. Try something a bit more subtle by keeping your nails a solid color with one reindeer accent nail. (via Pshiiit)

Gold Tips

15. Gold Tips: While this may not be a typical holiday mani, we love the idea of a clean, simple design. This twist on a classic French manicure glimmers with hints of the holiday season. (via The Zoe Report)


16. Trees: This is probably the easiest tree nail art ever. Just tape off a triangle to create your tree shape and add in some pretty sparkles. (via Blue Tape and Nail Tips)

Santa Hat

17. Santa Hat: No need to dig out your Santa hat when you can just paint one (or two, or three… ) on your nails. (via Brit + Co)


18. Patterned: This mani is definitely detailed, but it’ll totally be worth it when it comes out looking this good. (via Dressed Up Nails)

Subtle Sparkle

19. Subtle Sparkle: This is the perfect mani for any occasion. It’s subtle enough for the office, but with a dose of shimmer for elegant holiday affairs. (via Pshiiit)


20. Abstract: No time for intricate details? No problem. This easy mani gives you that tree-inspired look with minimal effort. (via Sophiella)

21. Snowflake Sweater Print: Take a cue from your cozy Fair Isle sweater and mimic the detailed pattern on your tips. This neutral-hued mani has us craving a cup of cocoa. (via China Glaze)


22. Confetti Gradient: Time to celebrate, pop the bubbly and throw the confetti. Sounds like a regular day at the office for us, but these colorful bits of sparkle POP against a slate grey base. (via The Nailasaurus)

23. Christmas Tartan: This gorgeous plaid print can do no wrong in our book. Break out your signature bottle of red polish to get this chic look. (via Beauty Ill)


24. Stamped Snowflakes: While you could hand paint individual flakes on each finger, there’s a tool to get perfect shapes every time. This blogger used MoYou’s Festive Plate ($8) for a festive flurry. (via Bling Finger)

Tell us how you plan on rocking a holiday mani in the comments or tag us in a pic on Twitter or Instagram at @britandco.

(additional reporting by Maureen Luyun)