Writing Instagram captions for the holidays is half art, half knowing where to look for inspiration. 

But what happens when your caption muse refuses to make an appearance? Maybe she’s in lockdown, or perhaps she’s already on vacay, trying to shake the year off somewhere on a secluded beach.

We get her. We’re all eager to leave 2020 behind (arrivederci, see you never!), so we decided to help you put your caption efforts in the fastest gear, to get you to the finish line ASAP.

This way, you’ll be able to wrap up your Instagram efforts, schedule your posts and finally unwind. 

So, in this article, you’re going to find ready-to-post Instagram captions for the holidays to make up for a year that probably left you high and dry on inspiration. 

Because you know how it is: sometimes you’re on a roll, writing captions like you were going for a full novel, and sometimes you want to add your hashtags and be done with it.

For all the later times, there’s this jolly article. Enjoy your captions and your holidays, all seasoned with a bitter-sweet topping of 2020. 

7 jolly ways to approach your Instagram captions for the holidays

Let’s get this vacation started!

This holiday season will be unlike any other. However, while we might not get to travel, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this vacation just as much. Isolation or no isolation.

Check out these Instagram captions for the holidays that put another spin on what a vacation can be. Then, schedule your posts to share them with your followers and take it from there. You know, while you’re on vacation.

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” – Earl Wilson

“If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.” – Bertrand Russell

“A holiday is an opportunity to journey within.” — Prabhas

“We need about seven days to figure out who we are and where we’re at and love each other. It’s a time for reflection to help us try to figure out how we’re gonna enjoy the next year.” —Chuck D

“Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” – Zig Ziglar

“The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind.” -Jack Adam Weber

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle

“To many people, holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.” —Philip Andrew Adams

Throw some holiday puns at this less-than-thrilling year

We’ve all been through a lot this year. Recognizing that it’s been pretty rough is a must if we want to detach and move on. 

So, whether you’re trying to connect with your followers or to engage your customers, these Instagram captions for the holidays gather all the puns needed to laugh it all off.

“What’s up, my Grinches.”

“Sleigh something”

“Your presents is requested.”

“Don’t be elfish.”

“‘Tis the season to be jelly.”

“I’m so egg-cited for the holidays”

“It’s Christmas Thyme!”

“Let’s taco about Christmas”


“Raise your holiday spirits!”

“Joy to the Girls”

“Oh Christmas treat. Oh Christmas treat”

“Police Navidad”

“Cute fades but an ugly sweater is eternal.”

See the good underneath it all

When the going gets tough, the tough must…connect with their soft side. In the end, things are never as bleak as we make them out to be. 

These Instagram captions for the holidays will marry the bitter-sweet with the merry and remind your followers that seeing the good in everything is always the way forward.

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas but if the white runs out, I’ll drink red.” – An Illustrious Somebody 

“May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.” – An Illustrious Somebody 

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” —Anne Frank

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney

“Santa Claus has the right idea—visit people only once a year.” – Victor Borge

Make some unforgettable gifts

What better way to connect with your followers than by offering some gifts? 

Whether you want to create a challenge or think about incentivizing your audience to buy gifts from your store, these Instagram captions for the holidays might come in handy. 

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” – Oren Arnold

“No one has ever become poor from giving.” – Maya Angelou

“Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” – Todd Stocker

“There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” —Eric Sevareid

“Consider this photo my Christmas card to all of you.” — An Illustrious Somebody 

Leave all conspiracies behind and enjoy!

We’ve seen our fair share of conspiracies this year, but let’s use social media for better now, shall we?

Choose among these Instagram captions for the holidays to infuse a sense of gratitude, wonder, and jiggly joy to your followers.

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Let us not engage the world hurriedly.” —Odu Ifa

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” — Buddy the Elf

“What happens under the mistletoe, stays under the mistletoe.” – An Illustrious Somebody 

“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.” —The Grinch

Emoji the holiday out of it!

‘Nuff said. Emoji your Instagram captions for the holidays and let ? do the rest.

It was ? at ❄️.

Lit up like a ?!

Are you on the ? ? or on the ???

Look ⬆️…? is coming!

To-do list: 1.?2.?3. ?

Rebel without a ?

And, if nothing works, write it like a holiday movie

You’ve probably seen most of these movies like a hundred times. So, why not use them as inspiration for your Instagram captions for the holidays?

You’re welcome. 

“Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.” – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

“The world is what you make it. And it all starts with what you make of yourself.” – Fred Claus

“Merry Christmas you filthy animal.” – Home Alone 2

“You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card.” – Elf

“But for now, let me say. Without hope or agenda. Just because it’s Christmas. And at Christmas you tell the truth. To me, you are perfect.” – Love Actually

“I’ll just be hanging around the mistletoe, hoping to be kissed.” – Love Actually

“Son of a nutcracker!” – Elf

“HELP ME… I’m FEELING.” — How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“I could use a little social interaction.” — How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“I don’t know what to say, except it’s Christmas, and we’re all in misery.” – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

More Preppr to go with your Instagram captions for the holidays, please!

Did you find your perfect Instagram caption for the holidays? Good, then schedule your posts with Preppr and go enjoy some well-deserved time off.

We’ll see you next year, more Preppred than ever. Until then, have a merry, prepprery, as normal as possible, holiday season! Here’s a puppy.


Ilona Iftode is a copywriter with a taste for adventure. She lives to write, travel and explore new concepts in the realms of advertising, marketing, SEO and beyond.

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