Arguably one of the cutest things in the world is seeing little ones snuggled up in their Christmas pajamas, smiling and wide-eyed in anticipation of the man with the big red bag. While your kids may look adorable in their Grinch footie pajamas or ugly Christmas sweater onesies, the bedtime magic can last year-round if you find other comfy jammies that are just as festive, but a bit more versatile.
For instance, soft red plaids are cozy from fall through winter, and stripes never go out of style, even if they happen to look like a candy cane. And let’s not discount the fact that Disney pajamas starring princesses or Toy Story characters will always be timeless, no matter their age.
Needless to say, your kiddos won’t need to stash their favorite jammies just because they’re themed for the holidays. Check out our favorite kids’ pajamas that are perfect for Christmas — or any time of year!
Best Nightgown Pajamas
Searching for the perfect red, white, and green checkered Christmas nightgown? Look no further than this little number from Komar Kids. Unlike itchy getups, this nightdress is incredibly soft, so your youngster will want to get as much wear out of it as possible. And that’s okay; since it’s not overtly holiday-themed, your kiddo can snooze in this nightie on chilly nights from October through February.
But when Christmas does roll around, don’t be surprised if your little one requests swapping their actual Christmas ensemble for these plaid jammies. To make them extra festive, just add a white hair bow, and your party guests will never know the difference.
Little girls love matching with their sidekick, even if said sidekick is made of plastic and doesn’t blink. Leveret’s Red, Black, & Plaid matching girls and doll nightgown is giving us major American Girl twin doll vibes and we’re here for it. Both fleece nightgowns are made of light fleece material to keep her warm any time the temperature dips. The miniature version is compatible with American Girl Dolls and other 18-inch dolls, and if your girl and her BFF love the plaid look, Leveret’s matching nightgowns come in 15 additional styles.
“Very cute PJ set,” one reviewer reports. “The material is thin, which is a good thing if your kiddo gets hot at night when they sleep. The doll PJ’s have a large piece of Velcro on the back which is easy for little ones to do and undo.”
Best Disney Pajamas
The Toy Story movies were box office hits, and if your child is obsessed with all things Woody and Buzz like the rest of the world, we’re willing to bet there are a few Pixar action figures stashed in their toy box.
Whether it’s a weeknight in summer or Christmas Eve, you can (attempt to) persuade them to hit the hay with a Disney-dominated bedtime routine starring these awesome pajamas. Nothing says “Christmas morning” like your child’s favorite toys, yet a choice of pants and shorts with a matching shirt mean they’re ideal for weather all year round.
PJ’s featuring everyone’s favorite Frozen heroines aren’t just appropriate for winter. This two-piece duo is made from 100% cotton, plus your little princess will love how either top can go with either bottom. Overall, reviewers were happy with their purchase, saying their Frozen fans were thrilled with the material and design. (By the way, there are several more options to choose from.)
“My daughter loves these,” one customer says. “The colors are bright, the material is soft. Also nice to be able to mix and match between the tops and the bottoms.”
Best Baby Pajamas
Color blocking is always on trend, right? These rugby striped pajamas from Burts Bees may resemble a candy cane, but they’re sporty, too. Available in select baby and toddler sizes, this set is made with breathable 100% cotton, so boys or girls can comfortably wear these through spring.
“Great material, soft and doesn’t bother our toddler’s skin,” one buyer says. “Breathable, he runs warm at night but this outfit helps absorb the sweat and dissipate it so it doesn’t stay.”
Snowflakes will have your youngsters feeling snuggly all winter long. The cotton softens after the first wash, and this set is so comfy, your kids will want to wear them through spring. And while your baby will love how they feel, you’ll love the nostalgic aesthetic, plus this crazy-good price can’t be beat.
“When my baby was moving out of one piece zippered pajamas and I wanted a two piece set I tried three different brands and these are my favorite,” one customer says. “The material is soft but durable and they wash well.”
Best Pajamas For Kids Of All Ages
Bring on the family slumber parties! These matching family PJ’s come in sizes so inclusive, even the dog can get in on the fun. Made from fade-resistant, high-quality fabrics, these plaid sets can be enjoyed for years to come. They aren’t too over-the-top for the holidays, so they can be worn well past December, which is great news because they’re so freakin’ cute.
One Amazon customer shares, “As a proud grandmother of 3, I’ve upheld the tradition that my Nana began when I was a little girl, and the grandkids get brand new pjs on Christmas Eve. This year I decided to expand the tradition, and I got matching pjs for the all the adults and 3 dogs. It was a huge hit, and the kids wanted to wear them all day long everyday! They fit us perfectly, although I would recommend ordering larger sizes for the dogs. I think we will do this every year. The pjs look so great in all our holiday pictures, and seemed to bring us even closer together. I got the plaid ones so we can wear them all winter. What a great idea!”
This buffalo check set is super cute for your mini lumberjack. It works for the holiday season, of course, but since it doesn’t scream “Santa Clause,” your kiddo can definitely wear these beyond the holiday season . Made with 100% cotton, these jammies are breathable and lightweight, too. They’re also tag-less to prevent uncomfortable itching and scratching. Snag a pair in baby, toddler, or big kid sizes. (Good to know if your different-sized kids like to be matchy-matchy.)
“Bought six pairs of pajamas, ranging in size from 3T-12, for both boys and girls,” says one customer. “I washed them before wrapping, there was no shrinkage. Great to find the size range I needed for both grandsons and granddaughters.”
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