We’re waist-deep into the holiday season and even any further 2020 surprises can’t put out our Christmas spirits. Most of you Pandas have probably already untangled the miles and miles of Xmas lights, decorated your homes, and are busy thinking about what to cook for the holiday table.

But just in case you need some last-minute motivation (or if you want to wow your family even more), Bored Panda has collected some of the most brilliant and creative examples of people decorating for Christmas. Enjoy, upvote your fave pics, and be sure to shamelessly borrow these ideas for your own home to impress Santa. We’d love to see what your own decorations look like this year, too, so drop us a snap in the comment section, dear Pandas. Be sure to read on for Bored Panda's interview about Xmas decorations with David Thompson from The Christmas Shop.

For more deco-inspo, you should check out our earlier posts here (creative Xmas trees), here (awesome hospital decorations), and here (genius lazy ideas).

#1

Our School Lunch Lady Made This Christmas Display By Hand

Our School Lunch Lady Made This Christmas Display By Hand

Kwilos Report

ME
Community Member
1 year ago

so awesome and sweet this girl is my hero

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

I Think Someone Has A Crush On My Christmas Light Decoration

I Think Someone Has A Crush On My Christmas Light Decoration

cyyclist Report

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

This is one of the sweetest things.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

I'm A Beekeeper, And This Is Our Christmas Card This Year

I'm A Beekeeper, And This Is Our Christmas Card This Year

Wolfie305 Report

ME
Community Member
1 year ago

love this so much

View More Replies...
View more comments

Bored Panda reached out to the UK-based team over at The Christmas Shop and spoke to them about Xmas decorations. According to Thompson, great decorations fall into 2 categories: "Those that are stylishly designed and fit in with a theme or color scheme and those that provoke happy memories of family and friends or past events."

Thompson said: "To some extent, Christmas decorations will always be tacky in the minds of some people due to their bright sparkly colors and for the enthusiast, there can never be 'too much.'"

We were also curious to find out how the hardships of 2020 affected The Christmas Shop on a very practical level. "The final quarter of 2020 has been very successful with sales considerably higher than previous years," Thompson revealed. "The closure of retail stores during lockdown and the subsequent restrictions on retail has pushed people to purchase online and we appear to have benefitted from this."

#4

My Husband Passed Away This Year, And I Believe He Is Watching Over Us, So I Turned His Eyeglasses Into An Ornament As A Nice Remembrance

My Husband Passed Away This Year, And I Believe He Is Watching Over Us, So I Turned His Eyeglasses Into An Ornament As A Nice Remembrance

Christy Critchett Hester Report

MrsPossum
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww, a sweet idea, and it looks lovely too 😊 Sorry for your loss.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

After Leaving An Abusive Relationship, Being Homeless, Unemployed, No Family Except My 2-Year-Old Daughter. I Get To Hang This On My Tree And It Means So Much

After Leaving An Abusive Relationship, Being Homeless, Unemployed, No Family Except My 2-Year-Old Daughter. I Get To Hang This On My Tree And It Means So Much

pbellot Report

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

Good on you and best of everything to you and your daughter.

View more comments
#6

French And Spanish Class Decorated Their Doors

French And Spanish Class Decorated Their Doors

sheepsleepdeep Report

Aileen
Community Member
1 year ago

Excellent use of that meme!

View More Replies...
View more comments

I can tell you that I personally felt loads better after I got my Christmas tree and put up all of the decorations. It’s not just me, though. Psychologist Deborah Serani explained to ‘Today’ that all of the bright lights and colors boost our mood and spike our dopamine. In brief, the pretty lights make us happy. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. 

However, when it comes to decorating your home, office, or front yard, creativity can be a bit of a double-edged candy cane sword because it’s not just you that you have to impress. You want something refined and elegant yet fun and goofy that will have the neighbors talking. But finding the balance between the two can be a Grinch-filled nightmare.

#7

Every Year On December 1st Someone Puts A Knitted Hat On Top Of The Post Box At The End Of My Road. This Year's Is The Best So Far

Every Year On December 1st Someone Puts A Knitted Hat On Top Of The Post Box At The End Of My Road. This Year's Is The Best So Far

sammykoejoe Report

Nathan Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Can't do that in America, assholes would steal it or set it on fire.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

This Christmas Lights Display

This Christmas Lights Display

KingsOfGameTime Report

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

Clever.

View more comments
#9

Most 2020 Christmas Decoration Award Goes To:

Most 2020 Christmas Decoration Award Goes To:

Stanarchy93 Report

Abbster
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw someone do this on halloween with the grim reaper haha

View More Replies...
View more comments

Obviously, we all want to impress Santa so much that it’ll make him leave us cookies and milk (and make him put us on the ‘nice’ list. Permanently). But it’s a fine line between Xmas spirit-inspired genius ideas and tacky decorations that are way too out there for anyone to enjoy.

The solution—get as many people’s opinions about your decorations as you can. Ask your family to be honest with you. FaceTime your friends. Get your colleagues on Zoom. Heck, you could even try asking for advice on the internet, of all things!

Whatever decorations you’ve already put up (or are rushing to unbox), at the end of the day, what really matters is that you have fun. Even if it’s tacky—it’s still Christmassy. And even if your creativity’s raising too many eyebrows, we’ve got to give you props for trying! Remember, there’s always next year. You can one-up yourself then!

#10

Neighbors Taking This Whole Christmas Gnome Trend Overboard

Neighbors Taking This Whole Christmas Gnome Trend Overboard

TriangleDreamer Report

Dave van Es
Community Member
1 year ago

I love a Tomte. Beats the hell out of the elf on the shelf

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

My 2020 Christmas Ornament - An Empty Vial I Saved After A Day Of Giving Covid-19 Vaccines

My 2020 Christmas Ornament - An Empty Vial I Saved After A Day Of Giving Covid-19 Vaccines

junobee Report

Elsker
Community Member
1 year ago

If you'd do this every year, saving a memory, you'd get a really interesting tree!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

The Post Boxes In My Town Have Been Decorated For Christmas

The Post Boxes In My Town Have Been Decorated For Christmas

Longest_YeahBoi_Ever Report

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

Mad skills here!

View more comments
#13

2020 Holiday Decor

2020 Holiday Decor

jargo1 Report

ME
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Designed My Own Christmas Decoration Tonight While The Wife Was Out

Designed My Own Christmas Decoration Tonight While The Wife Was Out

Bodhi1977 Report

MrsPossum
Community Member
1 year ago

That's really good 😂😁

View more comments
#15

Christmas Decorations Done Right

Christmas Decorations Done Right

Bernie_Sanders_2020 Report

Aileen
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol, now you don't have to worry about Halloween decor!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

My Neighbor Got His Reindeer Decorations Stolen So They Put Out Grinch Ones Instead

My Neighbor Got His Reindeer Decorations Stolen So They Put Out Grinch Ones Instead

PrincessAlterEgo Report

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 year ago

Fair enough

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Made My Own Xmas Decorations Out Of Plywood

Made My Own Xmas Decorations Out Of Plywood

altum Report

I'manoob!
Community Member
1 year ago

I LOVE IT!!!

View more comments
#18

Baby Yoda Topper

Baby Yoda Topper

taylorjane___ Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Good this idea is

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

The Ultimate Christmas Decoration

The Ultimate Christmas Decoration

JesseD320 Report

MrsPossum
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaaah, love this! "Help decorate, I will!!"

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Christmas Ornament Anyone

Christmas Ornament Anyone

neuroticnotions Report

Aileen
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually really need this

View more comments
#21

Kids Designed Christmas Lights

Kids Designed Christmas Lights

GTOpoppy Report

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

I want the reindeer! This is a fantastic idea. What a esteem booster.

View more comments
#22

2020

2020

Dreams_of_Eagles Report

ME
Community Member
1 year ago

MUA MUA *chef kisses* Perfectly displays 2020

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

The Warsaw Metro Continues The Christmas Tradition

The Warsaw Metro Continues The Christmas Tradition

minip12 Report

I'manoob!
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my wow O.O

View more comments
#24

So After I Bought This House I Was Informed My Neighbors Do It Big For Christmas

So After I Bought This House I Was Informed My Neighbors Do It Big For Christmas

I spent a lot of money already buying a new tree and all the decorations for the inside, so I talked to my neighbor and we came up with the perfect solution. I promise I'm not really a Grinch!!

ImBrokeEveryWed Report

Bird Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

It isn't really fair that they were expected to spend a lot of money on Christmas decorations. At least they found a solution!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

I Decorated My Parents' House For Christmas

 I Decorated My Parents' House For Christmas

ChristineHMcConnell Report

manon M
Community Member
1 year ago

impressive !

View more comments
#26

Christmas Decorations At A Sushi Restaurant

Christmas Decorations At A Sushi Restaurant

BeardoCan Report

IJustWearBlack
Community Member
1 year ago

Mission Maximum Christmas is complete

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

How My City Is Doing Pictures With Santa This Year

How My City Is Doing Pictures With Santa This Year

chiquita-banana Report

Luna
Community Member
1 year ago

I’ve gone here before! It’s in Oklahoma City, it is called factory obscura, and it is quite similar to Meow Wolf! It is an interactive artsy display and is a road-trip must have.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Christmas Display

Christmas Display

Kwisatz--Haderach Report

E Menendez
Community Member
1 year ago

Calvin and Hobbes is so timeless.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Someone In My Town Planted Christmas Trees As A Way To Get Officials To Deal With Potholes

Someone In My Town Planted Christmas Trees As A Way To Get Officials To Deal With Potholes

RyanTheGuyan Report

Aileen
Community Member
1 year ago

Great idea, but it kind of looks like they're about to get run over by the car on the left. Maybe that's just me.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

My Mom's Office Had A Decorating Contest For Their Cubicles. My Mom Is On The Left, But I Think Her Neighbor Deserved The Win

My Mom's Office Had A Decorating Contest For Their Cubicles. My Mom Is On The Left, But I Think Her Neighbor Deserved The Win

Bamfimous Report

I'manoob!
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, this is a pretty tough choice...

View more comments
#31

Our (Dead) Jacaranda Fell In A Storm Over The Weekend, So I Repurposed It Into Christmas Decorations. Expecting Our First Child In April, So I Made One For Our Little One To Come

Our (Dead) Jacaranda Fell In A Storm Over The Weekend, So I Repurposed It Into Christmas Decorations. Expecting Our First Child In April, So I Made One For Our Little One To Come

OldTarwater Report

ME
Community Member
1 year ago

aww so sweet

View more comments
#32

A Little Christmas Village My Family Puts Together Each Year

A Little Christmas Village My Family Puts Together Each Year

nsn2010 Report

Cranky Pants
Community Member
1 year ago

These people do not own cats

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Apartment Complex Is Hosting A Door Decorating Contest And Winners Get Money Off Of Rent, So I Let My Creativity Take Over Today

Apartment Complex Is Hosting A Door Decorating Contest And Winners Get Money Off Of Rent, So I Let My Creativity Take Over Today

hexagoncake Report

Fidgets McGee
Community Member
1 year ago

Nothing like cha-chang to inspire the Christmas bling 😉

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#34

This House’s Christmas Decorations

This House’s Christmas Decorations

lolkaryna Report

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

This actually pretty brilliant.

View more comments
#35

Co-Worker's "Die Hard" Ornament

Co-Worker's "Die Hard" Ornament

aallyss Report

pangolinmangos
Community Member
1 year ago

we have one like that!

View more comments
#36

Grogu Takin' Care Of That Elf Problem For Ya

Grogu Takin' Care Of That Elf Problem For Ya

flourpouer Report

MrsPossum
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahaha this is funny! Love his innocent little face 🤣

View more comments
#37

I Made The Wreath From Nightmare Before Christmas

I Made The Wreath From Nightmare Before Christmas

TinyRussia Report

IJustWearBlack
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this but why do people think the Nightmare Before Christmas is a Christmas movie? ITS A HALLOWEEN MOVIE. please don"t down vote me its is just my opinion

View More Replies...
View more comments
#38

We’ve Been Working On These Decorations Little By Little For The Past Couple Of Months

We’ve Been Working On These Decorations Little By Little For The Past Couple Of Months

thefrenchcallmelesincompetents Report

David K
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Hey, I'm gonna give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly, yella, no-good keister off my property, before I pump your guts full of lead! 1, 2, 10! TATATATATA!!! (I love Angels with Filthy Wings - best non-existing movie ever)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

To The Person Who Decorates The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Popping Out Of I-45 Every Year, Please Grace Us With Your Christmas Spirit. It Always Makes Me Smile While Driving Into Work

To The Person Who Decorates The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Popping Out Of I-45 Every Year, Please Grace Us With Your Christmas Spirit. It Always Makes Me Smile While Driving Into Work

helpmeimbrokenn Report

manon M
Community Member
1 year ago

Mission accomplished

View more comments
#40

One Of My Neighbors Nailed Their Christmas Decorations This Year

One Of My Neighbors Nailed Their Christmas Decorations This Year

jwc8985 Report

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 year ago

Where's amazon

View more comments
#41

This Little Santa Peeing On 2020 As A Christmas Decoration

This Little Santa Peeing On 2020 As A Christmas Decoration

theSwedishkid Report

I'manoob!
Community Member
1 year ago

Screenshot...c1-png.jpg Screenshot-2020-12-23-at-32946-AM-5fe32a5ad72c1-png.jpg

View More Replies...
View more comments
#42

I Made A Baby Yoda Tree Decoration

I Made A Baby Yoda Tree Decoration

amznora15 Report

I'manoob!
Community Member
1 year ago

Teach me your ways of crochet!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#43

This Neighbor’s Corona Christmas Decoration

This Neighbor’s Corona Christmas Decoration

Morty_Goldman Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#44

Winning Christmas With The Least Amount Of Effort

Winning Christmas With The Least Amount Of Effort

PleaseEndMeFam Report

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Silent night, holy night.. Calm, all is.. Bright, all is..

View more comments
#45

Best Christmas Decoration Of All Time?

Best Christmas Decoration Of All Time?

warhawksahocky27 Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

"Sh****r's full!"

View more comments
#46

Best Holiday Decor I've Seen This Year

Best Holiday Decor I've Seen This Year

redonkulousness Report

E Menendez
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Festivus for the rest of us! I look forward to the airing of the grievances every year!

View more comments
#47

RAM Wreath On The IT Support Door In College

RAM Wreath On The IT Support Door In College

mewse14 Report

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 year ago

Our IT group put up a CD/DVD tree a couple of years

View more comments
#48

My Brothers Christmas Decoration

My Brothers Christmas Decoration

Alumagnet Report

I'manoob!
Community Member
1 year ago

*applause*

View more comments
#49

A Resident Put Up Some Faq In Front Of Their House Regarding Their Christmas Lights Display

A Resident Put Up Some Faq In Front Of Their House Regarding Their Christmas Lights Display

jpsfg Report

Niall Mac Iomera
Community Member
1 year ago

What's a PG+E?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#50

We Had A Christmas Door Decorating Contest At Work This Year. This Was My Entry

We Had A Christmas Door Decorating Contest At Work This Year. This Was My Entry

R4D4R_MM Report

Brett
Community Member
1 year ago

The comedian but Christmas version

View more comments

Note: this post originally had 138 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.