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For most people, one of the best things about the holidays is dressing up in a fancy outfit. However, for beauty enthusiasts, the star of the show is either the holiday-themed makeup or the accompanying nail art. But just because you’re partial to festive manicures doesn’t necessarily mean you prefer tinsel designs, an ugly-sweater-inspired manicure, or Christmas tree nails. In fact, we’re here to prove that holiday nail art doesn’t have to be cheesy to be cute. (Although, for the record, we’d call Christmas tree nails anything but cheesy.) We’re in a new age of creativity led by stellar nail technicians. Holiday nails can range anywhere from chic candy-cane swirls to ombré polish with mistletoe and even subtle snowflake nails. No matter where you decide to take it, there’s an option for you.

If you want to keep it classy, graphic lines and glitter finishes are the way to go. If you’re looking to step it up a notch, cashmere and crystal nails are as stylish as they are cool. Winter nail art is beyond any specific holiday, so don’t be afraid to experiment with the entire cozy aesthetic of the season.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up the chicest holiday nail art designs that will have you celebrating tastefully.