21 Best Christmas Candles 2020


The best way to fragrance a home is through lighting a candle. You can convey many different feelings and create countless types of atmospheres by just lighting candles. Candles are a great product to use whatever time of year, too.

The best time of year to burn a candle, though, is the winter. There are many different warm and spicy fragrances along with some sweet fragrances, too, that really bring the spirit of Christmas into your home. In this post I will go over the 20 best Christmas candles that are most worth your money so you don’t have to worry about trying to find the perfect candle.

There are many, many different candles to choose from when you’re trying to pick a Christmas candle. You have candles that smell woody like Christmas trees, some that smell sweet like baked goods, and even spice candles. No matter what type of candle you choose, they’ll bring the spirit of Christmas into your home even from the first time you light it.

Best Christmas Candles

The Best Christmas Candles

1. Holiday Home Sweet Home by Yankee Candle

This candle will bring you the perfect feeling of holidays at home. You’re given a cozy, welcoming blend of spice with cinnamon and clove that mingles with the woody smell of cedar, pine, and smoked firewood. Topping it off, you’re given the fragrance of vanilla to tie it all together.

If you’re unable to go home for the holidays, this candle will give you an authentic feeling of home. And if you are going home for the holidays, this will be a great candle to provide the finishing touches to your festivities.

2. 3-Wick Holiday Candle by Nest

This 3-wick candle will give your holidays a hint of luxury. Not only does the candle smell luxurious, but the glass jar it comes in is intricately designed with a touch of gold to add to the luxurious feeling. Any family or friend coming over for the holidays will be incredibly impressed with this candle, whether it’s lit or not.

The fragrance in this candle holds the perfect fruity mixture of mandarin and pomegranate. Mixed into this a spicy swirl of cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. The final touches of this candle are pine and amber. This mix of beautiful fragrances will make your holidays complete.

3. Balsam & Cedar Vanity Tin by Illume Candles

One of the best parts of Christmas is decorating the tree. Stringing the lights, hanging ornaments. The best part about it though is the Christmas tree smell. Thankfully, this candle embodies the Christmas tree fragrance. If you use a fake Christmas tree instead of chopping down a live tree each year, then this candle will make sure you feel like you have a live tree in your home.

There’s more to this candle that just the fragrance of trees. While you get the scent of balsam mixed with the moss of oak and cedarwood, there are also hints of cinnamon and eucalyptus to add some depth. These notes of cinnamon and eucalyptus also help round out the Christmas time fragrance.

4. Snickerdoodle Candle by Pretty Honest Candles

One of the reasons Christmas is the best time of the year is because of Christmas cookies. There are so many different kinds you can enjoy and every one gives you the essence of Christmas. If your favorite Christmas cookies are snickerdoodles, this candle is perfect to burn in your home. You’ll really feel like you’ve just taken a fresh batch of cookies out of your oven.

This soy candle brings the best snickerdoodle fragrances to your home. You’ll get the sweetness of the sugary cookie mixed with the spice from the cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Even if you don’t bake Christmas cookies, you can grab one of these candles and make people believe you’ve spent all morning baking.

5. Red Hot Cinnamon by Yankee Candle

Cinnamon brings warmth during the cold winter months and fills your home with a magnificent spicy fragrance. This candle will give you that wintertime feeling and will bring warmth into your home. On top of the cinnamon fragrance, you’ll be met with a hint of allspice and vanilla.

This is a great candle to burn while you’re having company over during the holidays. Anyone that smells is will be greeted with the warm and cozy feeling cinnamon brings.

6. Holiday Spruce Single Wick Scented Jar Candle by Ralph Lauren Home

Ralph Lauren Home has the perfect candle for the holidays. This candle gives you the fragrance of a Christmas tree and fits right in with any holiday décor. This votive candle will bring a great Christmas time ambiance to your home and the white wax fits in with any decorations you set out for the holiday.

This candle gives you a sort of elegance both while it burns and while it’s unlit. The fragrance will also bring elegance to your holiday and if you don’t have a live Christmas tree, your house will still smell as if you do.

7. Tis the Season by Bath & Body Works

This holiday candle is the epitome of holiday fragrances. You will not be disappointed if you choose to purchase this candle. You get a mixture of sweet and spice with a hint of a woody afterthought. When burning this candle, you’re met with the rich sweetness from a red apple mingled with a sweet and spicy fragrance of cinnamon. Finally, you’re given notes of cedarwood to remind you of Christmas trees.

The jar this candle comes in is beautifully embellished with flowers and leaves that are colored in golds and reds to fit the themes of Christmas. The lid is garnished with beautiful ornaments. Together with the fragrance and decorated jar, this candle will make a perfect addition to your Christmas decorations.

8. Christmas Cookie by Yankee Candle

Christmas cookies are one of the best parts of Christmas. The Christmas sugar cookies, though, bring the real fragrance of Christmas into a home. Whether you enjoy baking or not, this candle will bring the fragrance of fresh baked Christmas sugar cookies into your home. Your guests will be fooled into thinking you’ve been baking cookies all day when they smell this candle.

With this candle, you’re given the delicious fragrance of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg mixed together and finished off with the buttery and sugary scent from sugar cookies. This candle brings the spirit of Christmas cookie baking into your home, even if you don’t bake any!

9. Christmas Morning Punch by Yankee Candle

This candle will give you the fruity fragrance of Christmas punch. You’ll be reminded of the fruity drinks provided by the host of your Christmas gathering. In this candle, you’ll be greeted with the fruity blend of pomegranate, strawberry, and cranberry. When burning this candle, your home will fill with a delicious fruitiness that will leave your house guests wanting a tall glass of punch.

10. Holiday Scented Candle by Homesick Candles

Homesick is a brand that is popularly known for their candles dedicated to the fragrances of different cities, states, and countries. However, they also have a celebration and memories line where they offer a holiday candle. This candle is the perfect way to bring in the holidays and will fit in with any holiday decorations you set out because it comes in a simple glass jar with white wax.

The fragrance you’re given in this candle gives you all the scents you love from the holiday season. The first scent you’ll notice from this candle is the spicy fragrance of cinnamon and clove. Then you’ll begin to smell the scent of sandalwood and winter mint. Finally, you’ll be left with the fragrance of oak moss, vanilla, and musk. Mix all of these fragrances together and you’ll be given the perfect winter fragrance to celebrate the holidays with.

11. Tree Farm by Bath & Body Works

Another candle to make your home smell like a fresh cut Christmas tree, this fragrance will fill your home with the woody fragrance to complete your Christmas decorations. You’ll be greeted with the crisp fragrance of pine needles and the warm fragrance of cedar. Mixed with this you’ll get the sweet and spice scent from the fragrance of spiced apples.

This candle is filled with the amazing fragrances that come from Christmas and from the trees you decorate to celebrate Christmas. Any guests you have over for the holidays will be impressed with the woody and slightly fruity fragrance.

12. Crushed Candy Cane 3-Wick Candle by Voluspa

Voluspa is a luxury candle brand that offers wonderful candles with strong scent throws. This holds true for their crushed candy cane candle. Not only will you get the magnificently smell of candy canes, you’ll also get a beautifully decorated tin that resembles the swirl of a candy cane.

When you light this candle, you’ll be given the deliciously sweet scent of candy canes, filling your home with the iconic smell of Christmas. Your Christmas guests will be pleasantly surprised as they walk into your home to smell the sweet, minty fragrance spread throughout your house.

13. Brown Sugar and Chestnut Candle by The Collection by Chesapeake Bay

This sweet and nutty candle will bring a unique fragrance to your home. This fragrance of candle isn’t normally one you would choose when thinking Christmas candle but this fragrance is the epitome of chestnuts roasting by the open fire. Along with the chestnut, you have the sweet fragrance from the brown sugar to warm it up and provide some sugary sweetness.

Your home will have a warm, nutty fragrance with this candle and will please any guest that comes through your doors. Your guests will think you have freshly roasted chestnuts in your home drizzled with a warm brown sugar glaze.

14. Fresh Balsam by Bath & Body Works

This is another candle that will make your home smell like a live Christmas tree whether you have a live or plastic tree. Your home will be filled with the fragrance of balsam and fir branches and cedarwood mixed with a touch or eucalyptus to create the perfect Christmas tree fragrance.

This candle comes with a decorative lid and fits in with your Christmas decorations no matter what the theme is. Even with the first light, your home will smell exactly like you’ve just set up a Christmas tree in your living room. Burning this candle will bring the scent of Christmas into your home and will make the season even better.

15. Sparkling Cinnamon by Yankee Candle

Cinnamon fragrances can bring the best out of the holiday season. This candle will give a holiday glow to your home and fill it with the spicy fragrance of cinnamon and a dash of clove. The warmth that will be brought to your home from this fragrance will make the Christmas spirit feel alive and well.

You will be very pleased with the amount of fragrance your home will be filled with when you light this candle. Even better, you have anywhere from 110 to 150 hours of burn time with this candle, which means you can enjoy this through all of the Christmas season. Everyone in your family will love having this candle burn throughout the season.

16. Winter White by Illume Candles

This candle comes in a beautifully decorated tin displaying fir trees covered in beautiful, fluffy white snow. This gives you the perfect tin to add to you Christmas decorations. Because the tin is so eloquently decorated, this candle is the perfect accent to any kind of decoration.

The fragrance you’re given from this candle is woody and will make you think of the snow covered trees in a forest. This candle will bring you the feeling of fresh snow on Christmas morning and will make your holiday season feel complete while you’re burning it.

17. Warm and Cozy by Sweet Water Decor

This candle will do exactly what the fragrance title says it will: it will make your home feel warm and cozy. The feeling you’ll get from this candle will make you think of sitting in your living room during the holiday season wrapped in a blanket with a fire crackling in the fireplace.

From this candle you’ll get a citrusy fragrance of orange peel mixed with the spicy fragrances of cinnamon and ginger. After this impression, you’ll start experiencing the fragrances of clove and cypress. The final impression you’ll be left with is the fragrances of vetiver, pine, and fir balsam. This overall fragrance will fit in perfectly with your holiday decorations. The simple design of the jar will make it easy to fit in with any decorations, too.

18. Crimson Berries by Woodwick

Not only does this candle smell like the holidays, it also sounds like the holiday season. The wood wick provides a relaxing crackling that will make you feel like you have a fire burning in your fireplace. The ambiance given off by this large wick will also create a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy on a cold winter’s night cuddled up on the couch with a cozy blanket.

The fragrance of juicy berries is magnificently blended with a warm spice and garnished with the scent of mistletoe. If you love this fragrance enough, this is a good fragrance to burn year round even though it is a holiday centered candle. Whenever you choose to burn it, your home will smell wonderful and fruity with a slight spice mixed in.

19. Frosted Cranberry by Bath & Body Works

Another berry fragranced candle to bring your holiday into full swing, this candle goes above and beyond just a berry fragrance. Along with the fragrance of cranberries is the juicy scent of peaches and red raspberries. The mixture of these fragrances gives you the perfect holiday fruity fragrance to fill your home with.

The red jar is embellished with gold floral accents, making it perfect to fit in with your Christmas decorations. Burning this candle will complete your holiday season and will make your home smell like the berry goodness of Christmas punch.

20. Winter Wonderland by Our Own Candle Company

This fragrance will bring warmth to your home during the holidays. You will be greeted with the perfect combination of winter fragrances to complete your holiday season. The fragrance is a wonderful mixture citrus and pine fragrances to create the perfect scent to fill your home with during the holidays. This fragrance is clean and woody with notes of citrus and really brings out the holiday spirit in your home.

This candle is beautifully decorated tin displaying a snowy scene. The home portrayed is lit and merry in time for Christmas. The scene portrayed will make anyone feel ready for the first snowfall and for Christmas. This tin holds 13 ounces of wax, which gives you around 100 hours of burn time.

21. Woodfire by Illume

This candle will bring the essence of a fire in the fireplace into your home without you having to have a fireplace. If you have an electric fireplace and are craving the fragrance of a wood burning fire, this will be the perfect candle to bring into your home. The fragrance will make you will feel like you’re sitting in your living room on Christmas Eve night snuggled up on the couch while a warm fire crackles in the background.

The vanity tin is beautifully decorated with a forest scene and a reindeer. The color scheme is neutral and will match any decorations you set out for your holiday theme. Whether the candle is lit or not, this will make a great decoration in your home during the holidays.

Final Thoughts

Christmastime is one of the best times of the year and smelling the fragrance of a Christmas candle makes it even better. The candles I’ve discussed in this post are the best of the best for your home. No matter which of these candles you choose, you’ll be met with a high quality candle with a high quality smell, enough to make any holiday season complete.

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