Festive sweaters get a lot of love, but holiday pajamas are the quickest way to the hygge holiday we deserve this year. And matching family Christmas pajamas have become as ubiquitous a holiday tradition as trimming the tree.
From colorful sets for a family full of elves to subtle patterns designed for a more silent night, here are some perfect jammies — whether Christmas pajamas or matching “fam jams” — for your ideal holiday season.
Lanz of Salzburg
Long beloved for its trusty warm nightgowns in retro Alps-inspired prints, this flannel stalwart recently expanded into the “fam jams” realm. They’re introducing their latest tartan patterns for a full Von Trapp’s worth of sleepers, including men’s and women’s pajamas, a slew of nighties, night shirts, unisex toddler jammies, robes, ruffle-rumped (or ruffle-free) onesies, and dog jammies.
Jolly levels: Classic holiday nostalgia.
Founded by a Swedish expat living in the United States, Hanna Andersson aims to offer timeless designs made with sustainable fabrics for the whole family. The matching pajamas are a signature, with options for adults, kids, babies, and pets. Though the Scandinavian-inspired Dear Deer print shows up each year, devotees change it up regularly with newcomers like the Elf pattern, Bright Bulbs, or Heirloom Ornaments.
Jolly levels: Fodder for family photos.
A perennial crowd-pleaser, Gap has jammies in a range of sizes and festive prints, sometimes featuring Disney characters or superheroes. This perky winter scene packs reindeer and snowmen into the brightly colored mix, but is snowy enough to extend past Christmas. It’s also part of the company’s line of responsibly made clothing.
Jolly levels: Ranges from “a plate of cookies for Santa” to “a glass of eggnog by the fire.”
A sibling company to Gap, Old Navy has holiday pajamas with classic plaid, candy cane stripes,
fair isle options, and quirky prints, as well as Hanukkah and New Year's options. Even better? They’re often marked down. The skiing polar bears are cute enough to last into the new year, but we’re partial to the thermal one-piece options for men and women.
Jolly levels: Chill, cozy, & cool.
Pottery Barn Kids
Newer to the holiday pajama game, PB Kids went classic with an old-fashioned Santa print for the whole family. There are onesies for babies, then kids and adults can choose from long-john-style cotton jammies or flannel pajamas.
Jolly levels: “Did we accidentally wrap the kids?!"