9 Hilariously Cute Baby Outfits for Christmas

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There are only a few years when you can dress your children in any Christmas costume you like without resistance, so if you’re parents to a small baby, make the most of this narrow window. Bundling up your brood in fluffy onesies, fancy dress baby bonnets and themed booties make for some practical, yet seriously adorable, winter outfits. 

1. Gingerbread Man



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They may be sweet enough already, but your little one will look good enough to eat in a gingerbread man costume, complete with faux icing chocolate button cheeks and peppermint buttons. 

If you prefer a more subtle nod to the season, go for a babygrow with a gingerbread design – a perfect party outfit that will work all winter. 

2. Turkey



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Speaking of tasty Christmas traditions, why not dress your baby up like the main event of any festive dinner – the turkey? Go all out with a fluffy plume, plush booties and a felt beak to complete the look. 

3. Snowman



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Cute and also practical, as your baby is wrapped up warm and toasty with a scarf, durable booties and full-length, fleecy onesie.

If you fancy getting creative you could make your own Snowman costume with a white onesie, black and orange fleece and fabric glue. This ingenious tutorial from The Sweet Mama blog has easy-to-follow instructions, or take the easy route and buy a costume – the results will be utterly adorable either way. 

4. Reindeer



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If you’re having family or friends over for Christmas dinner, why not suggest themed group costumes? Appoint a Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and dress your baby as a mini Rudolf with this adorable reindeer costume. Everyone will look festive and your baby can be included in the theme, so it’s a win-win all round. 

5. Santa Claus



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No Christmas party would be complete without a ridiculously cute mini Santa Claus running the show. Red velvet or fleece along with a fur-lined hood and collar make for a very snug show-stopping costume. 

6. Polar Bear



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Give your baby a little more street cred with this menacing polar bear costume with sharp claws and a wide jaw. Not scared? Just wait until the Christmas music wakes it up from a nap and you hear that roar…

7. Santa’s Little Helper Elf



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The pointy hat and booties say it all – a Christmas elf is the ultimate novelty costume to ensure your baby steals the show. Prepare them for a lifetime of fixing things around the house with the dungarees and a fake hammer and wrench to get them used to handling tools at an early age. 

8. Penguin



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A little penguin is the easiest costume for a baby to own because they already have the clumsiness and attempts to waddle down pat. They also look adorable wearing massive furry flippers, a beak, some wings and even a top hat thrown in for good measure. 

9. Christmas Fairy

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A fairy costume is the perfect way to make your baby look pretty enough to be on top of the Christmas tree, but bring a spare outfit for feeding time – tutus and baby food do not mix well. 

This beautiful costume idea means you can get creative with fairy wings, pastel colours, ribbons and even taffeta if you dare. 

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