The Best Christmas Nail Polishes

12/16/2010 07:48 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A round-up of the merriest, most festive nail lacquers the season has to offer.


Nicole by O.P.I.'s Holiday Collection includes two ladylike colors: Stuck in the Chimney, a cranberry shimmer, and Kiss me at Midnight, a deep wine with red shimmer. And then there's the glitters. Spark my Mistletoe is an explosive red holographic, and the multicolored Bring on the Tinsel is like Christmas in a bottle. Wear if you want to get noticed, by partygoers and passing planes alike.
$8 at select retailers nationwide.


The "'Tis The Season" collection from ORLY features six festive shades. From left to right: Rockin' Rocket, Meet Me Under The Mistletoe, Candy Cane Lane, Winter Wonderland, Glitz & Glamour, and Naughty Or Nice.
$7.50 each at


Butter London's limited edition holiday shades include Fairy Lights, a silvery rose, the vivid metallic red Knees Up (Brit slag for getting hammered), and Perfect Prezzie, a dark burgundy with gold shimmer.
$14 each at


These are for the nail art lovers. On the left, the Art Club Holiday Gems set, an assortment of bling for the nails. On the right, the Color Club Mini Enchanted Holiday Set contains a sheet of Christmas nail decals and four mini polishes: Snowflakes, Wish List Red, Magic Elf, and Enchanted Holiday.
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A few favorites from the ginormous China Glaze Christmas collection, from left to right: Jolly Holly, Mrs. Claus, and Midnight Kiss.
$6.50 at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.


Zoya's "Flame" collection isn't marketed as having anything to do with the holidays, but it still features the perfect Christmas red. From left to right: Gloria, Valerie, Lisa, Tiffany, Crystal, and Sara.
$7 each at