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Show off your festive spirit with #HolidaysWithShorts!

Discover how creators around the world in our YouTube Shorts Creator Community are joining in the festivities and spreading their cheer on Shorts.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December is here and so are the holidays - the perfect season to come together and show off your creativity.

From winter wonderland decor to glam holiday looks, discover how creators around the world in our YouTube Shorts Creator Community are joining in the festivities and spreading their cheer on Shorts. If you’re looking for inspiration this holiday season, look no further. We’re sharing some of our favorite holiday songs, trends, and more on YouTube. You’re invited to join the party and celebrate 25 days of holiday magic on YouTube using the hashtag #HolidaysWithShorts!

Try these holiday songs

Take your Shorts to the next level and try out these holiday songs on YouTube:

Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You

Brenda Lee - Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me

Sia - Snowman

Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Show us your holiday glam

It’s holiday party season and it’s time to show off your best looks! Join the trend we’re seeing take off globally of using filters to choose makeup looks - from Sydney Purl in the UK to Gaby Rodriguez in Colombia. As you’re party hopping, display your festive ‘fits with a GRWM ahead of the fête or take us behind-the-scenes as you put together creative winter-inspired beauty looks to get into the spirit. Whether it’s a DIY bow, creative nail art, sing-a-long outfit transitions, or a 2023 outfit in review - the possibilities are endless!

Don’t miss more glam inspo with posing hacks from Thu Dan in Vietnam, ideas for building monochrome festive looks from stylebymalvika in the US, and a gingerbread inspired makeup look from Mayte Canosa in Argentina.

Take your hosting to the next level

There are two types of people: party go-er or a party host. Show us how you’re the best party host, from hosting hacks to creative appetizers or holiday-themed desserts and drinks!

Dive into 25 days of hot chocolate tasting from Rebecca Rogers in the US, Christmas party dessert ideas from Gowthami Foods in India, a Santa infused espresso from Baristahamburg in Germany, and even a minty delight created by a cat from That Little Puff in the US.

Create skits of common tropes this season

What’s your favorite cliché of the season? Bring the laughs and show us how you riff on common encounters like that friend obsessed with Christmas, party mishaps, travel mayhem, and more! Or maybe add a musical spin - from creating holiday songs based on a mystery word to showing us your moves to your favorite festive tunes to holiday sing-a-longs.

Check out how Teacher Tommy T from the UK gets into character POVs from popular holiday movies, how Austin Felt is bringing the festive spirit to gaming in the US, and Priscilinha’s comical skit of the dangers of Christmas elves in Brazil.

Show us how you transform your home into a dreamy winter wonderland

Amp up the cozy levels and turn your home into a winter wonderland! Take us behind-the-scenes of the magic with a ‘Decorate with Me’, try your hand at DIY ornament making, or show us your best skit of how holiday decorations differ across the globe.

Need more ideas? Check out these DIY decorations and gifts from around the world - DIY gift bags from kilic_story in Germany and pottery painting fun from Macerly in the UK.

SELLebrate with your audience!

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Participate in some challenges like the Cry Test Challenge where you test if the top waterproof mascaras can make it through the most emotional holiday films! Or show us how you pack your non-emotional baggage with the I’ll Be Home For Christmas challenge.

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Check out some of our favorite holiday trends

@adventuresinyum: #DoorToTheHolidays 🚪

All you need to join in on this transition trend is a door and some holiday cheer!

Why We Love It: Carly’s before shot in her YouTube Shorts robe just adds to the festivity in this Short!

How To Participate: Start off your Short standing in a door frame with a bare face, undecorated house, or any other “before” shot and lip sync along to the lyrics. When the beat drops, close the door and when it opens, transition to your new holiday-ified “after” shot!

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@artiomix10: #HolidayTreats 🍪

Food creators and holiday treat enthusiasts, this trend is for you!

Why We Love It: This pinecone treat is so creative and looks delicious too!

How To Participate: Share the process of how you create or decorate your favorite holiday treats with this fun food trend set to a holiday classic tune!

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@chandramukhinm: #DecorateWithMe 🎄

Shorts creators are showing off how they set up their spaces for the holidays with this trend.

Why We Love It: Nisha’s transition was flawless and we love the festive decor she set up around her home!

How To Participate: Take us through how you decorate for the holidays and put together a montage of clips to participate in this trend!

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What next?

It’s your time to join in – unwrap the gift of creativity and get into the holiday spirit with #HolidaysWithShorts on YouTube.

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