Christmas is all about celebrating and honoring family traditions. Some families have decided to create a new, fun and festive holiday tradition by dressing up in bright, shiny Christmas costumes. These Christmas costumes really help enhance the festive season and help families create memories that will last a lifetime.

While Christmas costumes aren't as popular as Halloween costumes, there are still hundreds of costumes to choose from. The following are five examples of group costume ideas that are perfect for the Christmas season.

The Unique Take on the Standard Christmas Elf

It wouldn't be Christmas without seeing at least a few Christmas elves. These little Santa helpers with pointy ears and often high pitched voices are a popular choice for groups looking to dress up for the holidays.

While some costume shops might carry the standard pointy elf ears, there are some that take a unique approach to the standard Christmas elf costume. These costume shops often provide families with the choice of dressing up in elf costumes that have a slight twist. Imagine dressing up in an Elvis elf costume, a disco elf costume, or even a Hawaiian version. These unique twists on the standard elf costume really are one of the best Christmas costumes available.

The Real Life, Walking Talking Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are another iconic image of the holidays, but are rarely thought of as an option for costumes. There are many different Christmas tree costumes available for the entire family. Christmas tree costumes can include the standard green tree with ornaments, or even go a cuter route and provide smiling faces and other adorable items adorning the tree.

It Wouldn't Be Christmas Without Santa and Mrs. Claus

It just wouldn't be Christmas without someone dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus. There are hundreds of variations of this iconic and favorite Christmas costume. In fact, there are so many different choices that some families and groups choose to go with a Santa theme where everyone dresses up as Santa or Mrs. Claus.

Some different Santa and Mrs. Claus costume options include the standard long dress for Mrs. Claus and red suit for Santa. Other options include a shorter, riskier skirt for Mrs. Claus and a variety of different Santa suits. Santa can dress as Elvis, prepare for a trip to the tropics with Hawaiian shirts, or even dress like the European version of Father Christmas.

The Snowman That Doesn't Melt

Families that want to go with a chillier and more winter themed costume might find dressing up as a snowman more to their liking. Just like its Christmas tree counterpart, there are several different variations of the standard Christmas snowman. Costumes can include the Frosty the Snowman look, or go for a cute or sparkly version of a snowman or snowwoman.

Who's Available to Pull Santa's Sleigh – The Reindeer

Reindeer are notorious for pulling Santa's sleigh through rain, sleet and snow, but when it comes to group costumes they can be known for providing some of the cutest group costume ideas. Costume shops have several reindeer costumes available for the entire family from the smallest of children to the adults.

Reindeer costumes can come with clothing, without clothing, and even feature a variety of themes from Rudolph with his red nose to Clarisse from the favorite movie. There are so many reindeer costumes available that each family member could dress in their own unique costume.

Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks is a tech, social media and environmental addict. He's written for many major publishers such as National Geographic and Technorati.

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Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks is a tech, social media and environmental addict. He's written for many major publishers such as National Geographic and Technorati.

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