12 Festive Movie Quotes That Make the Best Holiday Instagram Captions

Christmas is undoubtedly our favorite time of year.

Since we only get a few weeks to cram in all our holiday content, we're planning quite a few festive Instagram posts. Of course, we're also going to need enough captions to effectively communicate all our Christmassy bliss.

Thankfully, we've scoured the scripts of some of our favorite seasonal films for inspiration. Keep scrolling for 12 festive movie quotes that make the best holiday Instagram captions.

For a photo of you mean-muggin' the camera in your favorite Christmas sweater:

"Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal."

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 

Home Alone: Kevin McCallister screaming at the camera

(Home Alone via Twentieth Century Fox)


For a photo of you making your best heart eyes at your flawless Christmas tree:

"To me, you are perfect."

Love Actually 


For a photo when you've heard your favorite Christmas tune one too many times:

"Blast this Christmas music. It's joyful and triumphant."

How  the Grinch Stole Christmas 


For a photo of you and your family on Christmas morning:

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."

Love Actually 

Love Actually cue card scene

(Love Actually via Universal Pictures)


For a photo of you snuggled up on your couch in your fave Christmas PJs:

"I don't know why I ever leave this place. I've got all the company I need right here." 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 


For a photo of you channeling this iconic character's sense of holiday cheer:

"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"



For a photo of you re-establishing your faith in Santa Claus:

"I believe."

The Polar Express 

The Polar Express: santa giving the first gift of the season

(The Polar Express via Castle Rock Entertainment)

For a photo of you desperately trying (and failing) to fall asleep on Christmas Eve:

 "Tomorrow is Christmas, it's practically here." 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 

For a photo of your steaming cup of hot cocoa:

"Not too hot. Extra chocolate. Shaken, not stirred."

The Santa Clause 


For a photo of you ripping into your very first present:

"The first gift of Christmas!" 

The Polar Express 

The Santa Clause

(The Santa Clause via Walt Disney Pictures)


For a photo of you and your pals getting ready for your Christmas party:

"We're your worst nightmare. Elves with attitude." 

The Santa Clause 


For a photo of you looking totally angelic in the light of your Christmas tree:

"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." 

It's a Wonderful Life 



Looking for more festive holiday captions? Click HERE for 15 Christmas carol and song lyrics that make wonderful winter Instagram captions.