17 Christmas Fonts to Spruce Up Your Design

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17 Beautiful Christmas Fonts

Graphic design
November 17, 2022
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The spooky season is over, and while many will mourn, there are other fun holidays right around the corner. Whether it’s Mariah Carey’s voice haunting every shop or the smell of yummy gingerbread, the tell-tell signs are everywhere. Maybe you want to get into the holiday spirit? Here are 17 lovely Christmas fonts to wow even the grinchiest of Scrooges!

During the holidays, it can be fun to decorate your business’ online space. But changing your color palette to traditional red and green doesn’t have to be the only way. There are many ways to spruce up your design, but still retain your brand identity and uniqueness.

A font can be an easy way to do that. If you’re having a Christmas sale, it’s guaranteed to catch the customer’s attention. There are great fonts out there, and Christmassy fonts can certainly be enchanting to see.

What is a good Christmas font?

Some people like to go all out, some people like to keep things simple and understated. A good Christmas font is a matter of preference. But having a gaudy font doesn’t mean your design has to be tacky.

A holiday font tends to steal the show, so the accompanying visuals should be as subdued as possible. If you opt for a decorative font, consider more muted colors and minimal imagery.

The opposite is also true. If you choose a font that’s more traditional and timeless, you have the space to experiment with other visuals more.

Christmas is all about traditions and there are wonderful fonts that evoke the times past. However, there are also ones that are all about festive fun.

What is a good Christmas font depends entirely on what you want to accomplish with the design. Whether you want just a symbolic acknowledgment of the holiday season, or you want to go all out, you will probably find what you’re looking for among these fonts.

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What are some Christmas fonts to use this season?

There are many amazing Christmas fonts, so to list them all would be almost impossible. Here are our picks for some of the best fun Christmas fonts.

Gingerbread (free)

Free Christmas fonts can be difficult to come by. However, this is a beautiful and elegant Christmas font that’s guaranteed to make your website or app both festive and sophisticated. It has a timeless look, at least during the holiday season.

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It’s a serif font that has elements of both typeface and script fonts which make it incredibly visually interesting. With its subtle swirls and curls, it adds the perfect touch of levity to its elegance.

Christmas and Santona ($15)

This is a wonderful script font that can be perfect for all kinds of projects. It’s whimsical, yet can still be quite elegant as the picture below shows. It’s swirly but still fairly easy to read. However, as with most decorative fonts, it should be used sparingly and with intention.

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It shows that Christmas lettering doesn’t have to be all fir trees, lights, and presents. It embraces the holiday spirit, but can work year-round with the proper font combination.

Candy Cane (free)

Candy canes and candy stripes are one of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season. The pattern is so simple, yet so effective. The stripes in the letters are dynamic and can immediately liven up a design.

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This is a sans-serif font, which is great because it helps keep the text legible. The rounded letters are perfect in conveying the shape of a candy cane and all its Christmassy whimsy. It can be a great choice for a modern website looking to embrace the holiday cheer.

PW Christmas font (free for personal use)

This is a bold choice of font. It’s a sans-serif script font that just radiates joy. The little doodles in and around the letters make it charming and incredibly unique. The little ribbons on the letters make every character a pretty gift box.

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It’s the perfect combination of simplicity and pure Christmas wonder. It can work wonderfully with other sans-serifs, to give your design just a touch of pizzaz. It’s free for personal use, so you can download it until you decide whether it’s the right one for you. To purchase the commercial license, you need to contact the designer.

Dickensian Christmas ($10)

As the name suggests, this font is all about the more mysterious and old-timey side of Christmas. Don’t worry, though, it’s 100% Ghost-of-Past-Present-and-Future-proof. This lovely serif font is incredibly intricate with snowflakes adorning each letter.

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It has something of a Harry Potter vibe to it, and it can be perfect if you’re looking to add just a little magic to your designs.

Ginger Biscuit ($16)

This playful, layered font is as sweet as the biscuits it was named for. It would make for a perfect heading font for a website or blog.

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Its rounded stems make it look cuddly and cute. It can fit wonderfully if you’re looking for a cozy font to add to your design.

Hopeful ($16)

This is a lovely Christmas font that comes in both outline and solid versions. It’s jolly and cheerful, without being too over the top. With its slightly bent letters, it projects the coziness of winter afternoon by the fireplace.

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It can be a wonderful addition, particularly because it can be so easily incorporated into any design. The outline version can be a great choice to embrace the holiday spirit without going all out.

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Saint Nicholas ($69)

This is a lovely and elegant Christmas font. It’s a traditional-looking serif font that still carries with it the spirit of the season. It has the feel of old storybooks, but the elegance of a bygone ballroom.

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With the little diamonds in the through-strikes, it certainly brings class and sophistication into the mix. If you’re looking for a Christmas font that’s not going to look too gaudy, it’s the perfect option.

Holiday Retro (Now $6)

For all the hepcats out there, this retro font embraces both the spirit of the season and the spirit of the decades past. With its thick and wavy letters, it’ll stand out in any design.

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If your design is more vintage-inspired, this can be the perfect font for you. It’s a little out there, but after all, it’s the holiday season. When is a good time to use wacky fonts if not then?

Reindeer Christmas ($14)

This is a charming script font. The antlers growing out of the letters give it a fun edge, the kind that makes you write it as a Xmas font, rather than Christmas font.

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It can be a fun choice, especially if you want to bring some levity into your design. It combines well with sans-serifs, which can be especially useful for web design. However, it doesn’t have to be limited to that. It’s a great holiday font for greeting cards and gift wrapping as well.

Christmas Knowing (now $6)

This swirly serif font is one of the best Christmas fonts out there. When you see it, the first thing you think about are nutcrackers, holly wreaths, and Christmas trees.

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With its swirly serifs, it radiates joy and comfort. You can’t see it experiencing holiday cheer. It can be a great addition to almost any kind of design.

Holly Jolly (free)

There aren’t many free Christmas fonts, but this is a lovely sans-serif font that fits the bill. It has alternating thick and thin lines, with lots of character.

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The best thing about it, other than being free, is that it’s versatile for year-round use. This is great if you’re looking for a font that you can reuse. When the holiday season is over, just change up the colors and you still have a charming display font.

Christmas Jingle ($14)

This modern calligraphy font is a lovely choice for design elements that need to stand out. It’s eye-catching but still elegant.

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The loops and swirls certainly have the wow factor, so it’s best to combine it with simpler, no-frills sans-serif fonts.

Beyond Wonderland (free)

This is one of the free Christmas fonts that look amazing in the right design. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if it fits your vision, you should take advantage of it. It can also make the perfect Christmas card font.

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The splatters and swirls can make for a messy design, but if you pair it down with a sensible everyday font, it can look gorgeous. It’s a bold choice, but it can pay off in heaps.

The Holidays (starting at $17)

This serif font is a beautiful choice for web design. The delicate swirls and circular serifs on certain letters give it a wonderful sense of movement. It’s a classic Christmas font that will bring all the holiday spirit.

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It’s compatible with many programs, which is great if you plan on doing several different projects.

Christmas Tree Lights (starting at $8)

This is yet another whimsical doodly font. It’s a sans-serif, with Christmas lights adorning the letters. It can be the perfect addition to a website or app, especially if you make it the star of the show.

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The layers add an extra oomph to the letters, and if you decide to use them, you can be sure your design will stand out.

Santa’s Sleigh (free)

This is an elegant serif font that has a bit of an art nouveau vibe to it. As such, it can be a great choice for a classy design.

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The swoops of the letters give it a bit of movement and the thin stems make it graceful and sophisticated. It’s an amazing font that can be used time and time again.

Conclusion

We hope this answers your question “what are some Christmas fonts to use this season”. Whether you’re looking for a cool email font that will delight your audience, or show-stopping display lettering to put on your holiday ads, this list can be a valuable resource!

These Christmas fonts are just teeming with cheer and we can’t help but be caught in it as well. Happy Holidays!

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Guest Writer: Julija Popovic

November 17, 2022

I hold two degrees in history, and am currently working on a project of creating a digital library of Medieval manuscripts. I still like to have a foot in the 21st century though, so I write freelance about my other big passion, art and design. All Lord of the Rings references and puns I make are intentional.