What are your favorite winter pastimes? How will you spend your Christmas vacation?
Warm up your drawing skills and try your hand at these fun, simple Christmas drawings.
Each of the simple drawing tutorials listed below includes step-by-step instructions so that you can learn to draw your favorite seasonal characters, objects, and animals.
We've got enough drawing ideas to keep you busy and learning all winter long.
If you're looking for a last-minute gift idea for a friend or family member, why not draw them a cute and cozy winter themed picture? No matter your skill level, it will no doubt be a gift that is treasured for a lifetime.
During the twentieth century, illustrators, songwriters, and the Coca Cola company popularized this version of Santa Claus - a chubby old man in a red suit.
Snowflakes are tiny ice crystals that form intricate branching patterns. Can you draw a snowflake that is like no other?
Where is the elf hiding today? This elfin doll has become a tradition for many families.
Run, run, as fast as you can... can you catch this gingerbread man? These tasty cookies represent both a winter tradition and a fairytale character.
The Grinch once stole Christmas because his heart was too small. Can you help him learn to be generous as you draw?
Ancient European religious practices involved bringing evergreen plants such as holly into the home when everything else seemed to die for the winter. This custom has been adopted as a Christmas tradition as well.
Hitch up the reindeer! This sleigh is loaded with presents and ready to go.
Ancient nature worshippers called Druids decorated trees to bring back the warmth of spring and keep unkind spirits away. This tradition was later adopted by European royalty into Christmas celebrations.
Tie a bow around it and wrap it up tight! Remember, don't let anyone open it before December 25!
Legends of St. Nicholas say that he threw bags of gold through the window of a needy man with three daughters, and they landed in stockings that were hung by the fireplace to dry.
"Frosty the Snowman was a fairytale, they say..." But you can bring this snowman to life with pencil and paper, no magic hat required!
After fixing the mess he made of Christmas by freeing Santa, Sally and Jack declare their love for one another while standing in a graveyard.
Oogie Boogie wanted to gamble with Santa's life. Only Jack Skellington can save him!
Millions of twinkling string lights are used around the world each year. Plug in your drawing skills and make your world sparkle.
Which baubles will you hang on your tree? Early Christmas trees were strung with candies, fruits and pastries. The first glass ornaments were made during the 1500s.
Evergreen plants were thought to have special powers because, unlike other trees, they stayed green during the cold of winter. Today, hanging evergreen decorations is still a winter tradition.
Reindeer are real animals; they can't really fly, but they can be ridden or pull a cart! Meet this adorable denizen of the northern tundra.
He's got a shiny nose, and he's ready to lead the way. Get ready to play some reindeer games with this classic cartoon character.
After stepping through a portal to Christmas Town, the Pumpkin King of Halloween town is enthralled with the holiday. Determined to celebrate it, Jack kidnaps Santa Claus and delivers Halloween-themed presents from a sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer.
Many people attend Christmas mass or services in a church. The sound of your pen on paper is reminiscent of the carols your churchgoers will sing.
Although it likely occurred in the fall, the birth of Jesus has long been celebrated on December 25. This date coincides with more ancient holidays, such as the Roman Saturnalia.
From Hansel and Gretel to seasonal traditions, you can craft a cabin from tasty cookies and candies. Your drawing will look good enough to eat.
Disney's Olaf is a snowman who dreams of warmer weather. Draw him quick, before he melts!
Nutcrackers live up to their name - their mouths were designed to crack the shells of walnuts, pecans, and similar thick-shelled nuts. In the 1800s, the ballet
The Nutcracker secured this tin soldier's place in the Christmas canon.
Poinsettias are tropical plants with colorful leaves, native to warm climates like Hawaii. They have become associated with the Christmas season because it coincides with the time that they bloom!
Baby, it's cold outside. Set the scene for winter fun.
Peppermint candy canes are said to be hooked to represent a shepherd's cane. Their shape is also convenient for hanging them from the Christmas tree.
European legends held that elves were mischievous forest spirits. Later, they were adopted into the story of Christmas as Santa's helpers and workers in his toy factories.
Penguins live in Antarctica, the frozen continent at the bottom of the world. For many penguins, the world is always in winter.
Polar bears live in the cold Arctic region of the north, where it seems to be winter all year long.
Some Christmas trees are topped with figurines of angels because these winged creatures announced the birth of Jesus to shepherds sleeping outdoors with their flocks near Bethlehem.
A star often adorns the top of the Christmas tree. Why? Because a rogue star led the wise men to the home of the child Jesus in Bethlehem.
From the backyard to the snowglobe on your shelf, learn to build a perfect snowman.
The Inuit peoples of the arctic stay warm by building homes out of ice! You can, too.
Mittens are perfect for keeping your hands warm while making snowballs. Get ready for a snowball fight!
Whether you're dressing for a day outdoors or attending an ugly sweater party, this knitted garment is just the ticket.
Wrap this cozy scarf around your neck to stay warm all winter long.
In some places, it is traditional to leave milk and cookies for Santa Claus to eat.
There's no better way to warm up than with a mug of steaming hot chocolate. Don't forget the marshmallows!
The bright red feathers of the male northern cardinal stand out in sharp contrast to winter's dark green pine needles and white falling snow.
This warm, fuzzy hat got its start in European fishing villages. Centuries later, it is still a popular way to keep warm in the winter.
The arctic fox is one of the iconic animals of the northern tundra. The fox usually grey or brown fur turns white in winter so it can blend in with the snow!
Whether you're hanging your stockings by the fire with care or just warming up after a day on the slopes, you're going to love this crackling fire.