Everyone loves memes, and there’s no doubt that Christmas is one of the best times of year for them. There are just so many funny jokes to be made around the festive season – whether it’s laughing at the damage your cats will do to the decorations, how early your kid will wake up on Christmas morning, or what kind of drunken festive antics your Dad will get up to over dinner.
The great thing about Christmas memes is that they’re so varied, and they can be enjoyed by everyone – young, old or anywhere in between. So, enjoy this collection of our top 45 funny Christmas memes, and get sharing with your friends and family. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit?
1) Earlier Every Year
Why does Christmas seem to start earlier and earlier every year? If you belong to an older generation, you may remember a time when Christmas decorations only appeared in shops in December 1st. Not anymore! Now, the moment that Halloween is over, it begins…
2) Christmas as a Parent
Christmas as a child is a million miles away from Christmas as a parent. If you’ve got little ones of your own, or even little brothers and sisters, you’ll definitely be able to relate to this hilarious meme. Perhaps the Grinch had a point after all!
3) Cats vs. Baubles
Has anyone yet discovered a way to cat-proof a Christmas tree? If so, I’d very much like to meet them. If you belong to a furry feline or two, you’ll be all too familiar with the ritual of decorating, re-decorating and re-re-decorating the Christmas tree every year.
4) All I Want for Christmas
Some people absolutely love Christmas music – and then there’s the rest of us. Don’t get me wrong, a carol or two in the lead up to the big day is all fine and dandy. But when you have to listen to Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas hit a million times every December, it starts to grate on you.
5) Christmas Light Problems
It seems that every year, at least one set of Christmas lights goes missing, becomes hopelessly tangled beyond all repair, or just plain stops working. Normal lights usually need replacing one by one, but for some reason, fairy lights are the exception. Is it really Christmas without a mad dash to Wilko for a replacement set?
6) Christmas Then and Now
We all have nostalgic memories of Christmases when we were kids. Walking into the sitting room to see a huge pile of presents under the tree was one of the best feelings. But as an adult, especially living alone, it’s difficult to muster the willpower (and cash) to do Christmas ‘properly’. I’m sure we’ve all had Christmases resembling the second image!
7) Santa’s On Facebook
Watch out everyone, Father Christmas has got himself a Facebook account – and he’s not very impressed by your statuses! If you’ve got Facebook friends who could do with a dictionary, share this meme with them to let them know they need to brush up on their spelling skills
8) Grumpy Cat
Not everybody finds it easy to get into a Christmassy mood. The world is full of Scrooges – such as our good old friend Grumpy Cat (who has sadly passed away, but will always live on in meme form). If you’ve got a friend or family remember who resembles Grumpy Cat on Christmas morning, this meme is perfect for them.
9) The Harsh Truth
We’re all prone to overindulging at Christmas. And let’s face it, many of us do blame the few extra pounds (that we just can’t seem to shift) on a Christmas diet of roast dinners, chocolates, cheese and booze. But this judgemental French bulldog is ready to call us out. Oh dear…
10) Christmas Shopping Stress
As great as the Christmas season is (in general), we can’t deny that Christmas shopping can be a tad stressful. The more people you have to buy for, and the later you leave it, the worse it is. Most of us do feel a little like Frodo when the pandemonium is all over.
11) Christmas Tree Accident
Cats may unceremoniously rip the baubles off of the Christmas tree, but many dogs have a habit of tipping it over completely! Is your Christmas tree safe from Fido this year, or will you have to set up some sort of anti-pooch Christmas tree fence?
12) Christmas with a Newborn
If you’ve never spent the Christmas period with a newborn baby, you’re missing out. It’s a wonderful experience – but at the same time, extremely tiring. The Christmas holidays should be the time of year during which we get to relax and sleep in, but new mums and dads are robbed of this luxury!
13) Christmas Music
Going out in public during the month of December can be a true assault on the senses. There are Christmas trees, glitter, lights and brightly-coloured decorations everywhere. But the incessant Christmas music in every shop, bar, restaurant and public place can be especially tough to deal with – and why is it always the same 10 songs, over and over?!
14) Christmas Holiday Homework
Are you still in school? They say that your school days are some of the best years of your life, but they can definitely feel like a drag when it comes to the homework. While everyone else is enjoying the festivities, your assignment deadlines are looming ever closer. But who can be bothered to work when there’s presents to enjoy and Christmas telly to watch?
15) If It Happened in 2020
We all know the story of the Nativity, but have you ever stopped to think about what would have happened if Christ had been born in 2020, rather than ~5 BC? This hilarious meme explores it, in the form of a newspaper headline.
16) Wrapping Paper Solution
Once you’ve finished your Christmas shopping, now comes the mind-numbing task of wrapping every single gift. It’s a hassle in and of itself, but if you run out of wrapping paper, what do you do? This quick-thinking individual only had birthday paper left, and came up with an ingenious solution.
17) Family Drama
Ahh, Christmas – a time for family, presents, and tons of quality time together. What could go wrong? Well, if you’re a part of a big family, or one that’s particularly prone to dramatic outbursts and arguments, the answer is obvious. If you know, you know. If you don’t, you’re lucky.
18) December Birthdays
Even if you don’t have a December birthday yourself, you probably know at least one or two people who do. And the closer your birthday is to the 25th, the bigger the risk that you’ll end up with just one combination birthday-Christmas gift. It’s a blessing and a curse.
19) The Back of the Christmas Tree
Do you actually decorate the back of your Christmas tree – that is, the part that’s facing the wall? Sure, you’re ‘supposed’ to decorate all the way around. But who’s going to put the time and effort into adorning the branches that nobody will ever see? Not me!
20) It’s a Lot of Effort
Deep down, most of us yearn to be like one of those people that go all-out decorating the exterior of their home for Christmas. But it’s just so much effort! This brilliant meme showcases someone who seemed to start, but give up half way through. At least you tried.
21) Minding My Own Business
Even more annoying than the people who decorate for Christmas ‘too early’ are the people that moan about those people. What difference does it really make if someone puts their tree up in November instead of December? It’s a highly personal decision!
22) A Short List
Who’s made your ‘good list’ this year? Sometimes it’s just too much hassle to go shopping for everyone in your family, and all your friends too. The least stressful Christmas would definitely be one with an unspoken rule in your social circle that nobody will be buying for anyone else.
23) This Is Bananas
Oh dear, it seems that the struggling economy has affected everybody in 2020 – including Father Christmas himself! Let’s face it, though, only working for one night a year was never going to be sustainable – especially if you’re only paid in mince pies.
It seems that every kid has been obsessed with Disney’s ‘Frozen’ since it first came out in December 2013 (that’s right, it was 7 years ago – feeling old yet?). Unfortunately, this particular little girl has had to deal with her parents’ idea of a Christmas joke – receiving a bag of frozen peas for a present!
25) The Real MVP
Hands up if you find the act of wrapping your Christmas presents even more stressful than Christmas shopping. If you’ve only ever bought cheap wrapping paper, this may be why – the deluxe stuff actually comes with a grid on the back, so you can easily see where to cut. Merry Christmas!
26) Santa’s Secret Desire
Father Christmas has been around for at least a few hundred years, and let me tell you, he’s sick to the back teeth of milk, cookies, mince pies and sherry. What he really wants is an extra-large pizza and a pint of lager – or at least, that’s what I’m telling my kids this Christmas.
27) A Whole Tree
Christmas must be the absolute most confusing time of year for our four-legged friends. Once a year, an enormous tree appears indoors, and we spend a whole day adorning it with glittery, shiny stuff. Then, a mere few weeks later, we take it all down again. This German Shepherd just can’t understand it!
28) The Worst Kind of Headache
Memes about Christmas decorations and music showing up too early in stores never get old – mostly because the situation seems to get worse year after year. Can’t we at least get through Halloween before we start worrying about the festive season?
29) Sneaky Parents
They say that Christmas is for children, but most parents have just as much fun giving gifts as kids do receiving them. There’s no better feeling than seeing the look of joy on your little one’s face when they open a gift that you’ve told them they can’t have.
30) The Christmas Spirit
The festive season isn’t for everyone – there are a good bunch of Grinches and Scrooges among us. But it doesn’t seem to be socially acceptable (in this country, at least) to just plain dislike Christmas. Putting on an act comes naturally to some people, but others find it a little tricky!
31) Scumbag Santa
We’ve all been taught from a young age not to judge other people, if we can possibly help it. It’s even in the Bible! But there’s one legendary figure that seems to have the final say on who’s bad and who’s good. Yet he himself only works for one day every year… talk about contributing to society!
32) Christmas is Cancelled
It just isn’t Christmas without a cheeky joke about being ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’. It seems that Father Christmas finally got wind of what you’ve been up to this year, and… well, this humorous meme speaks for itself!
33) It’s a Trap
“You don’t have to get me anything for Christmas – no, really, I don’t want anything at all!” How many times have you heard that, only to be confronted with a grumpy face on Christmas morning when your [insert loved one hear] realises you really haven’t bought them a present? It’s a trap!
34) Poor Batman
Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg. This funny version of the Christmas classic is always a favourite for kids to sing in December – but have you ever stopped to think about how Batman feels about this wild accusation? Of course you haven’t – but the creator of this meme has!
35) Ginger Bread House
Sure, you could just buy a gingerbread house at the shop, but it’s much more fun to make your own. Unfortunately, though, while some of us are baking geniuses, many of us aren’t. This person thought on their feet and constructed their own ‘ginger bread house’ with a minimum of effort and skill.
36) Christmas Cookies
If the dogs aren’t busy tearing the Christmas tree down or attacking the tinsel, they’re probably in the kitchen, trying to get at the Christmas treats. We’ve heard tales of dogs eating entire Christmas cakes (and spending the next day at the vet as a result). This pooch, however, seems to have found the Christmas cookies particularly tempting!
37) Rudolph’s Revenge
This meme suggests that Santa’s favourite reindeer has taken the old adage of ‘don’t get mad, get even’ a little too seriously. Oh dear – I hope Father Christmas has a few replacement deer ready to pull his sleigh this year.
38) Drinking Game
The inventor of this meme is a pure genius. He or she came up with the idea to place a Santa hat on the corner of their television set. Take a drink (and a photo, obviously) every time an unsuspecting movie star ends up wearing the hat – a perfect Christmas game!
39) Christmas Goals
There is so much to be done in the few weeks leading up to Christmas. Buy and wrap gifts, decorate the house, put up the Christmas tree, set up the lights, do all of your Christmas food shopping… the list goes on. But the three most important tasks take place on Christmas day itself: eat, drink, and be merry!
If you can’t eat a little too much on Christmas day, then when can you? There’s simply no such thing as having too big of a Christmas dinner, especially when your plate is stuffed with all of the finest Christmas fayre around. The Fat Controller knows it!
41) Buyer’s Remorse: Christmas Edition
Christmas may be the best time of year, but it comes at a definite cost. There’s nothing quite so miserable and terrifying as the first time you check your bank account’s balance after you’ve finished all of your Christmas shopping. We can all relate!
42) Mothers on Christmas Morning
It simply isn’t a proper family Christmas without mum sat bleary-eyed on the sofa at 7am, wearing her snuggliest dressing gown and clutching a mug of desperately-needed tea or coffee while you tear into your gifts. But who wears it best, she or Baby Yoda? You decide!
43) An Awkward Gift
Wrapping paper featuring jolly festive phrases, such as ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘deck the halls’, has been popular for years upon years. But unfortunately, the creator of this meme discovered that the shape of the gift can have quite an impact on the text that can be seen when you go to open it.
Remember that festive overindulgence that we mentioned earlier? It might feel great at the time, but when the Christmas period is over and you attempt to get back into your jeans, you’re often faced with a nasty surprise…
45) Until Next Year, Mariah
We’ve already mentioned Mariah Carey once, but we simply had to include this hilarious meme of her disappearing into an ocean, to wait out the days until next Christmas. You won’t hear from her all year, but rest assured, her dulcet tones will return to radios and shopping centres come December. All she wants for Christmas is you!