Top 10 πŸŽ„ Christmas Emojis You Can Use This Holiday Season ❄️

Modified: Apr 6, 2020

With Christmas approaching, now is the best time to prepare your holiday greetings for the important people in your life. Your boss, coworkers, clients, family, and friends will definitely appreciate the warm gesture, especially if your greetings have cute Christmas emojis. After all,Β everyone on that list played a big part in making 2019 a great year.

Gone are the days when people would send old-fashioned greeting cards through snail mail. Nowadays, holiday messages, with Christmas emojis, are commonly sent through social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

So, picking the right Christmas emojis to convey the best messages in a warm and fun way is important. When you are at a loss for words, or when even the longest of words just isn’t enough to say what is in your heart this holiday season, Christmas emojis are a good way to show how you are feeling. Having said that, we’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to the best Christmas emojis you can use, who you can give them to, and where you can find them.


Christmas Tree Emoji

Christmas Tree, Tree, Christmas, Christmas Decor

All Christmas emojis show the classic πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree emoji, an evergreen type of tree with variously colored ornaments and a shiny yellow star on top.

Use Of The Christmas Tree Emoji

Often used for generic Christmas greetings like, β€œMerry Christmas And A Happy New Year!” Almost always used in its direct meaning – one look and you know the meaning of the tree, the sender is telling the recipient – β€œMerry Christmas.” If you are feeling creative with your Christmas emoji and Christmas message, you can combine the πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree emoji with aΒ  🎁 Wrapped Gift emoji to give the message β€œChristmas gift,” or a πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree emoji with a 🎢 Musical Notes emoji if you are referring to a Christmas song.

This πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree emoji is quite flexible, it isn’t too mushy, or too personal, good for use in holiday greetings to colleagues, bosses, or clients. It appears a lot in the holiday season. If it isn’t used during the holiday season, it may be used to refer to the holiday season.

Example: Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„
Example: With All Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year! πŸŽ„


Santa Claus Emoji

All Christmas emojis of πŸŽ… Santa Claus show the usual elements of one of the most recognized and loved Christmas characters – a face of an old man, a white beard, and a red stocking cap.

santa claus with various skin tones

There are variations of the πŸŽ… Santa Claus emoji to give your holiday message a more global appeal β€” πŸŽ…πŸ» light skin tone, πŸŽ…πŸΌ medium-light skin tone, πŸŽ…πŸ½ medium skin tone, πŸŽ…πŸΎ medium-dark skin tone, and πŸŽ…πŸΏ dark skin tone variations of the Santa are available online.

Use Of The Santa Claus Emoji

Since Santa Claus is known for giving gifts to well-behaved kids on Christmas Eve, this πŸŽ… Santa Claus emoji can be used as a sign for gift giving. If you are telling someone that you are sending him or her a gift, you can use this emoji to convey that message. As Santa Claus is often depicted as a jolly man, you can add this Christmas emoji to your other Christmas emojis to convey happy emotions or to create a more merry atmosphere for your online holiday greetings. Santa Claus emojis are available on most social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Facebook messenger, Instagram, etc. Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and LG have their own versions of Santa Claus emojis as well.

Example: πŸŽ…πŸ» Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!
Example: Merry Christmas, I Wish You A Very Jolly Holiday πŸŽ…πŸ»!


Mrs. Claus Emoji

mrs claus emoji

🀢 Mrs. Claus, the wife of πŸŽ… Santa Claus, adds a joyful and motherly touch to the Christmas season. Known for making cookies with the elves, caring for the reindeer, and preparing toys with her husband, she is proof that there’s nothing quite like a mother’s love.

mrs claus with various skin tones

Depicted on all online platforms as an elderly woman with glasses, a sweet smile, and a festive red and white bonnet, variations of 🀢 Mrs. Claus with various skin tones are all available online β€” 🀢🏻 light skin tone, 🀢🏼 medium-light skin tone, 🀢🏽 medium skin tone, 🀢🏾 medium-dark skin tone, and 🀢🏾 dark skin tone Mrs. Claus.

Use Of The Mrs. Claus Emoji

This emoji is used in topics pertaining to πŸŽ… Santa Claus, gift-giving, mothers, Christmas and winter holidays. If you want to show you are being a supportive wife this Christmas, this emoji is a perfect pick. Some big differences among all 🀢 Mrs. Claus Claus versions online β€” the WhatsApp version has no glasses, while the Facebook version of Mrs. Claus is with closed eyes.

Example: Christmas Greetings From Mrs. Claus! 🀢🏻
Example: A Very Merry Christmas From Santa Claus πŸŽ…πŸ» And Mrs. Claus 🀢🏻!


Snowman Emoji

Snowman, White Christmas, Christmas, Merry Christmas, Snow

A cute, irresistibly charming symbol of winter fun, the β˜ƒοΈ Snowman emoji will definitely add a playful feel to your online holiday greetings. Most of the snowman emojis look like the snowman in the popular song, Frosty The Snowman, a snowman made of big snowballs, with a top hat, carrot for a nose, coal eyes, two or three buttons on its torso, a smile, and a red scarf. The β˜ƒοΈ Snowman emoji is one of the first Christmas emojis to appear online, it first made its appearance back in 1993.

Use Of The Snowman Emoji

β˜ƒοΈ Snowman emojis are usually used to represent topics related to winter. They appear more during the winter season, to show that the sender of the emoji wants to build a snowman or to tell the person there is snow outside. If you are inviting your friends or family to have fun in the snow, or to just have fun outdoors during the holiday season, a β˜ƒοΈ Snowman emoji is a great way to convey that message in a short and sweet manner.

Example: β€˜Tis The Season To Be Jolly β˜ƒοΈ
Example: Thinking Of You Makes My Heart Melt β˜ƒοΈ


Wrapped Gift Emoji

Gift, Christmas Gift, Christmas, Gift, Present

Gifts are a great way to include everyone in a little holiday cheer. Indeed, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of watching the faces of people light up as they unwrap your present. If you want to tell your family, friends, colleagues, and clients that you are giving them a gift, the 🎁 Wrapped Gift emoji is the best pick among all the Christmas emojis.

Use Of The Wrapped Gift Emoji

A 🎁 Wrapped Gift emoji is an illustration of a gold box with a lid, tied together by a red ribbon. Some platforms have different colors and decorations, but the shape of the box and the ribbon stay the same. Samsung’s version features a blue box with white dots. WhatsApp’s wrapped gift emoji uses blue paper. LG’s wrapped gift emoji is very different β€” it has a green ribbon and pink box.

The 🎁 Wrapped Gift emoji can be used all year round. If you want to turn it into one of the Christmas emojis, you can add a πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree emoji, πŸŽ… Santa Claus emoji or β˜ƒοΈ Snowman emoji in your holiday conversation. There are no double meanings in this emoji, if you want to use to talk about presents, this is the perfect emoji to use.

Example: There are so many gifts I want to give you this Christmas. 🎁Peace, love, joy, happiness, are all the presents I am sending your way.
Example: The tree is decorated πŸŽ„, the gifts are wrapped 🎁, now all that’s left is to wish you a Merry Christmas!


Snowflake Emoji

Snowflake, Snow, Winter, White Christmas, Snowstorm

Everyone loves a white Christmas. Whether it is the first you have experienced, or it is something you experience year after year, seeing snowflakes and feeling the snow on your skin are moments that make the holiday season truly magical for everyone. It’s no wonder then that the ❄️ Snowflake emoji is one of the most popular Christmas emojis.

A feathery ice crystal, bluish-white in color, with six intricate branches, the ❄️ Snowflake emoji is usually used in conversations about the weather β€” snowstorms, cold, snowy days, etc. It may also be used in talks relating to winter activities β€” β›· skiing, πŸ›· sledding, snow tubing, ice fishing, snowball fights, sleigh rides, etc.

Use Of The Snowflake Emoji

When more than one ❄️ Snowflake emoji appears in a message, it is used to mean that it is snowing heavily. Also known as the ice emoji, this emoji made its first appearance in 1993.

Recently, another meaning has been added to β€œsnowflake”. The word β€œsnowflake” is also used to describe a young person who is easily offended, overly sensitive, and weak.

❄️ Snowflake emojis that appear on different platforms all have a hexagonal shape, although the color and thickness of the snowflake’s branches vary. Some snowflakes are light blue in color, while others lean towards navy blue, pastel blue, azure, etc. Furthermore, some snowflake branches are thicker or thinner than others. The ❄️ Snowflake emoji on Twitter is a solid baby blue with no shades of white, while the Facebook messenger version of the snowflake emoji is made of a solid turquoise color.

Example: Let It Snow~ ❄️❄️❄️
Example: Wishing You A White Christmas! ❄️


Elf Emoji

Elf, Elves, Magic, Christmas

Bring even more cheer to the holiday season with Santa Claus’ favorite helpers, elves! The 🧝 Elf emoji is one of the most sought-after Christmas emojis, especially among kids. Elves are Santa’s cute and magical little helpers. They ensure all toys and games Santa will give to the kids are ready by Christmas Eve. All 🧝 Elf emojis follow the usual depiction of elves in cartoons and supernatural folk tales β€” yellow faces, pointy ears, and wearing medieval costumes like tunics.

Use Of The Elf Emoji

The usage of elves in online holiday conversations are pretty direct and explanatory, if you want to say that your gift is being prepared, you can use an 🧝 Elf emoji with a wrapped gift emoji. 🧝 Elf emojis are also used in topics related to magic, mischievous behavior, or casting spells. To add to that, 🧝 Elf emojis have gender variations online, there are πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ Male Elf emoji and πŸ§β€β™€οΈ Female Elf emoji.

Female Elf

Female Elf. Emoji, Magical, Elf, Elves

Female elves are healers and nurturers, if you want to send love and healing to a friend or family member this holiday season, you can post the πŸ§β€β™€οΈ Female Elf emoji with a πŸ₯ Hospital emoji and a πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree emoji.

Male Elf

Male Elf. Emoji, Magical, Elf, Elves

Meanwhile, male elves are depicted as warriors in fables, tales, and other forms of pop culture. If you want to show that you have a fighting stance amidst all the stress the Christmas season may bring, use the πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ Male Elf emoji with a βš”οΈ Crossed Swords emoji or a πŸ›‘ Shield emoji together with a πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree emoji.

Example: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 🧝🏻
Example: Santa’s Elves Prepared This Gift for you! πŸ§πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ§πŸ»β€β™€οΈ


Glowing Star Emoji

Glowing Star, Star, Glow.

Stars have traditionally been associated with the spirit of Christmas. The symbol of a star remains a permanent fixture in many Christmas stories and holiday ornaments. Stars serve as the crowning glory of every πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree. In a more religious setting, the star was the guiding light for the Three Wise Man that followed the Star Of Bethlehem to the manger of Jesus. All these reasons and more make the 🌟 Glowing Star emoji one of the most well-liked Christmas emojis around.

The 🌟 Glowing Star emoji is a glowing, gold star with five sides. It has long, elongated branches in the form of stylized bursts, to make the star look like it is glowing and twinkling. All emojis that appear online have the trademark five sides and stylized bursts. The color of the 🌟 Glowing Star emoji varies, depending on the social media platform, Twitter’s glowing star emoji is more of an orange shade, while Facebook’s glowing star emoji is plumper with more orange on the side.

Use Of The Glowing Star Emoji

The 🌟 Glowing Star emoji is often used to bring emphasis to something great, or to praise an individual’s excellent work. If you want to show you appreciate the Christmas decor on someone’s house, the 🌟 Glowing Star emoji conveys that message. If you want to use the 🌟 Glowing Star emoji in a more religious context, it may represent the Star Of Bethlehem, a reminder for the receiver of the message to look to Jesus and the signs Jesus gives in all circumstances.

Example: I Wish I May Wish I Might Upon This Christmas Star Tonight 🌟
Example: Merry Christmas, To Me You Shine As Bright As The Star At The Top Of Tree 🌟


Deer Emoji

Deer, Forest, Hunt, Run

Christmas just won’t be the same without Santa’s favorite animal and favorite standard mode of transport! The 🦌 Deer emoji is one of the most well-liked Christmas emojis. This is due to the deer’s connection to πŸŽ…Santa Claus. Based on traditional festive legend, Santa’s reindeers pull a sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver gifts to kids on Christmas Eve. Since there is no actual reindeer emoji, the 🦌 Deer emoji is used in conversations about reindeer. Some deer emojis show the full profile of the deer, standing on all fours facing left, while other deer emojis simply show just the deer’s face.

Use Of The Deer Emoji

In Christmas conversations, the 🦌 Deer emoji can be used in combination with a red nose emoji to turn into Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer. The 🦌 Deer emoji may also be used to represent similar-looking animals like elk, moose, or antelope. Apple, Microsoft, WhatsApp, and Facebook’s designs feature the whole body of the deer, while Google, Samsung, and Twitter’s designs show just a deer face. There’s no need for the red nose when using the 🦌 Deer emoji of Google, it already looks like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer since it already has a red nose attached to it.

Example: Happy Christmas, My Deer 🦌
Example: Happiest Christmas Wishes!  🦌


Baby Angel Emoji

baby angel

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. What makes this even more true is the presence of angels. Angels are divine messengers who continue to spread love and joy throughout the holiday season. Images of baby angels, known as cherubs, appear as cute ornaments at the top of the πŸŽ„ Christmas Tree. Angels are often seen during the holiday season as yummy treats popped on top of a Christmas bake.

Baby angels show up in holiday conversations, too, in the form of πŸ‘Ό Baby Angel emoji. This emoji is used to describe Christmas songs. Some of them are β€œHark The Herald Angels Sing.” Another example is β€œAngels We Have Heard On High.”

Use Of The Baby Angel Emoji

The πŸ‘Ό Baby Angel emoji express affection for people. It represents a biblical cherub, mythological cupid, or an angel as a supernatural being in general. Show you were “hit” by Cupid’s arrow using the πŸ‘Ό Baby Angel emoji and the ❀️Red Heart emoji.

baby angel with various skin tones

If you want to be more specific or more inclusive with your message, consider the different skin tones variation of the πŸ‘Ό Baby Angel emoji; πŸ‘ΌπŸ» light skin tone, πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ medium-light skin tone, πŸ‘ΌπŸ½ medium skin tone, πŸ‘ΌπŸΎ medium-dark skin tone, and πŸ‘ΌπŸΏ dark skin tone.

Example: Hark, The Herald, Angels Sing πŸ‘ΌπŸ»
Example: Angels We Have Heard On High πŸ‘ΌπŸ»



These are just some of the ways you can spice up your captions and conversations with emojis. If you feel the passion to do so, go ahead and experiment! Mix and match all your favorite emojis to suit your preferences and needs. Just be careful of the emojis you choose. They give your readers an important glimpse of your brand personality, and of how you present yourself online. At the end of the day, you want the emojis you send to welcome your followers into conversation and connection.