It doesn’t matter how terrible the rest of the year was or how terribly broke you were the past months, December is always a month for excitement and sales. It’s a great time to be reckless with your bank balance, buy things you will never use again, and of course, Christmas.
Irrespective of your celebratory language for the season, there are a few rules etched in the book of tradition. Traditions don’t change over time, they merely update, and these Christmas emojis are here to help update the Christmas outlook and further long-held traditions, virtually.
✡️ Star of David Emoji
Also known as the Star of Bethlehem, ✡️ is the reason why the wise men deserted King Herod and chose to follow the path to Bethlehem instead.
This is also the star we use to top our Christmas tree decor. Overall, the Star of David is a valid emoji to use in any virtual situation related to Christmas.
- Hope everyone has a safe Christmas ✡️
- Let this be the sign for all of us to follow the light ✡️
🎄 Christmas Tree Emoji
A decorated evergreen tree is a wonderful sight. Christmas or not, this decked-up fern always spikes up that special feeling of warmth. Also, context is not the key here. Christmas trees are free to be used that way!
- Merry Christmas! 🎄
- I feel so special and happy today 🎄🎄🎄
🎅 Santa Claus Emoji
Santa Claus may be one of the most commercialized Christmas themes, but this grey, old man of Christmas taught us the art of giving. He’s even the spotlight for many new gifting traditions in the modern world!
Mr. Claus may not be real, but his message to all of us quite clear; to spread love and happiness by giving.
- Ugh. I think I got the wrong size. Am I the WORST Santa ever or what? 🎅
- Ho ho ho! I’m not holding you back, please go 🎅 (jk. gonna talk about this when I get back)
🍒 Cherries Emoji
The idea of mistletoe is generally propagated with a pair of cherries on many platforms, although it’s far from the right representation.
Cherries are substituted for plums in the virtual world, given the limited choice of berry emojis. Considering all this, 🍒 turns out to be a Christmas emoji!
- How was the plum cake?? 🍒
- Yes. I kissed my little pup under the mistletoe 🍒 It still counts.
🎁 Wrapped Gift
Now here’s something we can all agree on. Gifts! Presents! Greed! (the last one’s subjective, we promise)
Throwing back to the Santa emoji, this one pretty much works hand in hand with 🎅. If you’re one to gift and receive gifts for Christmas, then you could use 🎁 in all your Christmas frameworks.
- Have a great Christmas, buddy 🎁🎁
- I’ll give you the best Christmas gift ever 🎁 It’s this magical thing called “common sense”.
🥁 Drum Emoji
We couldn’t let our Drummer Boy slip from the list, could we? Apart from partaking in the humblest of Carols, 🥁 also signifies music, a drum roll, a shoutout, and an instrument of pump for the ongoing festivities!
- Hope y’all are as gassed up as I am for this year’s Christmas 🥁🥁🥁
☃️ Snowman Emoji
The reason why a snowman finds himself on a Christmas list is eurocentrism. Ha! Jokes aside, winter is the season for both, a snowman and Christmas.
But hey, winter is not coming in all parts of the world. Some of us still wear flip-flops during the Yuletide. And if it does snow in your location during Christmas, you could use ☃️ in that festive context.
🕰️ Mantelpiece Emoji
This one’s amongst the subjective Christmas emojis. If you own a fireplace mantel and deck it up each season, then you can use 🕰️ in your Christmas text messages, social media posts, or stories.
🧦 Socks Emoji
Another western symbol of Christmas; a pair of socks, which is generally just one, embellished red sock. If you’re accustomed to placing these pretty socks around the house during the festive season, you can use 🧦 while referring to the gifting aspect of Christmas.
Christmas is celebrated throughout the world, but not necessarily in the same way. Whatever may be your individual language of a full-fledged Christmas celebration, we hope this list summed it up.