Staff, Courtesy of The Holiday Aisle
Decorating your windows instantly dresses up your home for holidays. Unlike the time-consuming task of setting up outdoor Christmas decorations or stringing holiday lights from the roof, all that you need to get the job done is usually a hook, twine, or suction cup. Christmas window decorations aren’t terribly expensive and run the gamut from lighted candy canes to wreaths to colorful holiday decal stickers, so there’s a lot to choose from. Read on for our top recommendations, plus things to consider before you shop.
What to Consider
Because Christmas window decorations are so varied in type, top considerations will depend on what you buy. Lighted snowflakes, stars, and other novelty items are usually corded, so you’ll need to have an outlet nearby or run an extension cord, and it’s fine to hang them outside as long as they’re under cover. The same holds true for pre-lit artificial wreaths, which are typically battery-operated. Other choices, like LED Christmas candles, stained glass ornaments, and decals require almost zero pre-thought or prep.
Most window decorations will last more than one season, almost all come with mounting materials, and some come with storage boxes. In terms of price, pre-lit wreaths are generally the most expensive, followed by lighted decorations. If you’re on a budget and want to do all your windows, decals go a long way, as you can often get a pack of 300-plus for less than $10.
How We Chose
Every Christmas window decoration we cover has an average rating of four stars or higher. We read through countless reviews during our research, looking for comments about overall quality—like if lights burn out quickly and if suction cups hold—and other issues that raise questions. Our selection comprises the most popular options on the market across categories as mentioned above, and we offer decorations across multiple price points to suit all budgets.
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Star Curtain Lights
LED Lights Window Decoration
There are nearly 140 LED warm white lights and six stars of varying sizes in this Christmas window decoration, which casts a cozy glow over any space, indoor or out. There are eight lighting modes along with memory function, plus they feature end-to-end connection, so the 6.6-foot strand can link four to 10 sets to cover larger spaces.
The star lights aren’t waterproof, but you can use them outside, along as they’re under cover, like on a porch or backyard space with an overhang.
More than 1,100 customers give them an average 4.6-star rating. Reviewers say they’re “beautiful and magical,” “easy to hang,” and “warmer than most LED lights.”
Lighted Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Window Decoration
This 17-inch-tall traditional Christmas has 43 sparking mini lights inside its red and green plastic frame to shine brightly on both sides of the window.
The cutouts in the stars and base give it an old-fashioned, crafty look and come in a protective box for year-round storage. The lighted tree is safe for covered outdoor use and the decoration and cord and UL-approved.
One 5-star reviewer says it “definitely put my family into the holiday spirit” and is “even more beautiful in person.”
Modern Farmhouse Wreath
Artificial Pinecone and Berry Wreath
For those who prefer simple, elegant Christmas decor, this wreath is an excellent choice to dress your holiday windows.
It features a mix of artificial pine, eucalyptus, boxwood, and spruce branches loosely arranged for a natural look, with snow-dusted pinecones and bright red holly berries. The wreath is 2 feet in diameter and about 6 inches deep.
While it’s lovely as is, it isn’t pre-lit, though you can always add lights so they’re seen at night. The wreath gets high marks, with an average 4.9 stars, and customers say it’s “beautiful and has vivid color” and is “high quality.”
Snowflake Decal Stickers
Snowflake Decal Christmas Window Decorations
For easy, inexpensive Christmas window decorations that make an attractive visual impact, look no further than these snowflake decal stickers.
Priced at a mere $10 at the time of this writing, the pack includes eight sheets of 232 decals in 33 different styles. They stick to the window, but won’t leave any residue when they’re peeled off. Have fun placing them in different arrangements, like the snowfall that’s shown, or shape them into a seasonal image, like a giant star or Christmas tree.
They’re another customer favorite, with an average 4.6 stars from more than 2,000 reviewers, who say they’re “more adhesive than similar window stickers” and that they “look like window etchings, not a cheap stick-on decal.”
Lighted Candy Cane
Candy Cane Christmas Window Decoration
Add a touch of sweetness to your holiday decor with this sparkling candy cane for your window.
The sprig of mistletoe makes it a standout, and it features 43 mini lights inside its red, green, and white plastic frame. It’s 17 inches tall and 14 inches wide, made for indoor or outdoor use under cover, with a UL-approved cord. It comes with a storage box and a suction cup for mounting.
Customers say it’s “very well made” and “bright enough to be seen from the street.”
Christmas Window Candles
Flameless LED Candles
It doesn’t get more classic than Christmas candles in the window. This set comes with a half-dozen 9.6-inch-tall flameless candles, accented with silver glitter.
They’re made of wax and have a black wick and a flame so realistic you’ll do a double-take, plus they come with a remote control control and can be set on a timer from 2 to 8 hours. The candles are for indoor use only and battery-operated, and are also available in white, ivory, and with gold glitter.
Customers say they’re “soft and elegant” and “give a warm and cozy glow.”
Artificial Flocked Christmas Wreath
This lavish, handcrafted flocked wreath is chock full of eye-catching seasonal details. Three are pinecones, snow-dusted pine needles, winter berries, and a wide burgundy ribbon trimmed in gold, plus shiny cherry-red and gold ornaments. The wreath is just over 2 feet in diameter and 10 inches deep, and can be hung outdoors under cover.
It gets rave reviews from customers, with an impressive average 4.9 stars from more than 70 reviewers who say it’s “stunning” and “shows great craftsmanship.”
Lighted Star and Snowflake
Star and Snowflake Window Decorations (Set of 2)
Priced at roughly $33 at the time of this writing, this lighted star and snowflake set is a fantastic value.
The 16-inch Christmas window decorations have vintage vibes and a whopping 50 mini lights each—the snowflake warm white and the star multicolored—and are 16 inches in diameter from point to point. The corded electric silhouettes are UL-certified and safe for outdoor use under cover, plus come with suction cups for mounting.
One 5-star reviewer says, “These lights exceeded my expectations. They’re bright and beautiful. Great buy.”
Stained Glass Angel Window Ornament
This handcrafted stained glass angel sun catcher is a subtle but beautiful addition to your collection of Christmas window decorations.
It’s lead-free, made in the same style as Tiffany glass, and features a metal frame finished with a charcoal patina. The 4.5-inch-tall angel is available in holiday red and pearlized iridescent glass (buying three makes a lovely trio) and it comes with a suction cup to hang.
Customers say that the “craftsmanship was done perfectly” and has a “glimmering effect” in the sun.
Wreath with LED Candle
Snowy Bristle and Berry Wreath
With a holiday red pillar LED candle in its center and snow-dusted branches dotted with pinecones and holly berries, this wreath will bring the joy of the season to your home.
It’s pre-lit with 50 warm white battery-operated lights and can be set on a timer, with a remote control for changing light settings. The wreath is 2 feet in diameter and about 5 inches deep, and it’s safe to hang outside as long as it’s under cover.
Customers call it “spectacular” and “very unique.”
Lighted Holiday Gift
Lighted Red and Green Christmas Present
This whimsical lighted holiday gift will look great paired with the Christmas similar tree above. The present features 43 red and green lights, with a frame that’s vibrant enough to show up well during the day. Mount it with the included suction cup indoors or outdoors under cover.
Customers call it “cute” and “simple and beautiful.” One satisfied 5-star reviewer says “the suction cup held until I took it down.”
Cutest Decal Set
Double-Sided Christmas Window Decals
These adorable decals will delight kids—and the kid in you.
The 316-piece set is a steal, priced at $7 at the time of this writing, and the Christmas gnomes are much larger than they appear in the photo, standing just under a foot tall. The set also features sleighs, wreaths, ice skates, and Christmas trees. All of the decals are double-sided and stick to windows without adhesives.
One satisfied customer says, “The gnomes are a nice big size and the colors are bright and fun. They look great on windows from both the inside and outside.”
Rustic Christmas Hanging
Christmas Lighted Wooden Window Wreath
This charming handmade Christmas window decoration features a pre-lit wreath accented with a plaid bow, bells, and pinecones, set against wooden whitewashed French doors.
It’s made with solid pine and there’s twine to hang the piece, which is about 16.5 inches tall and 11.5 inches wide. It’s also relatively inexpensive at $17 at the time of this writing.
Customers call it “very pretty” and say it’s “great for the price.”
Best for DIYers
Artificial Holiday Pine Wreaths (Set of 8)
Any DIYer with multiple windows to fill with holiday decorations is sure to love this set of eight plain 12-inch wreaths.
They’re made with realistic-looking pine branches, ready to decorate with everything from Christmas balls and handmade ornaments to lights and tinsel. They also come in sets of four and 12 in the same size.
“Exactly what I wanted to hang in my windows for the holidays,” says one happy buyer. Others say they’re “good quality” with “a nice amount of branches.”
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