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.
43 Best Christmas and Winter Drawing Tutorials
How to Draw Santa Claus
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.
How to Draw a Snowflake
Snowflakes are tiny ice crystals that form intricate branching patterns. Can you draw a snowflake that is like no other?
How to Draw the Elf on the Shelf
How to Draw a Gingerbread Man
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.
How to Draw the Grinch
The Grinch once stole Christmas because his heart was too small. Can you help him learn to be generous as you draw?
How to Draw Holly
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.
How to Draw Santa's Sleigh
Hitch up the reindeer! This sleigh is loaded with presents and ready to go.
How to Draw a Christmas Tree
How to Draw a Christmas Present
Tie a bow around it and wrap it up tight! Remember, don't let anyone open it before December 25!
How to Draw a Christmas Stocking
How to Draw Frosty the Snowman
"Frosty the Snowman was a fairytale, they say..." But you can bring this snowman to life with pencil and paper, no magic hat required!
How to Draw Jack and Sally from the Nightmare before Christmas
How to Draw Oogie Boogie from the Nightmare Before Christmas
Oogie Boogie wanted to gamble with Santa's life. Only Jack Skellington can save him!
How to Draw Christmas Lights
Millions of twinkling string lights are used around the world each year. Plug in your drawing skills and make your world sparkle.
How to Draw Christmas Ornaments
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.
How to Draw a Christmas Wreath
How to Draw a Cartoon Reindeer
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.
How to Draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
How to Draw Jack Skellington
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.
How to Draw a Church
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.
How to Draw Jesus
How to Draw a Gingerbread House
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.
How to Draw Olaf from Frozen
Disney's Olaf is a snowman who dreams of warmer weather. Draw him quick, before he melts!
How to Draw a Nutcracker
How to Draw a Poinsettia
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!
How to Draw a Winter Scenery
Baby, it's cold outside. Set the scene for winter fun.
How to Draw a Candy Cane
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.
How to Draw an Elf
How to Draw a Penguin
Penguins live in Antarctica, the frozen continent at the bottom of the world. For many penguins, the world is always in winter.
How to Draw a Polar Bear Cub
Polar bears live in the cold Arctic region of the north, where it seems to be winter all year long.
How to Draw an Angel
How to Draw a Star
How to Draw a Snowman
How to Draw an Igloo
The Inuit peoples of the arctic stay warm by building homes out of ice! You can, too.
How to Draw Mittens
Mittens are perfect for keeping your hands warm while making snowballs. Get ready for a snowball fight!
How to Draw a Sweater
Whether you're dressing for a day outdoors or attending an ugly sweater party, this knitted garment is just the ticket.
How to Draw a Scarf
How to Draw Cookies
How to Draw Hot Chocolate
There's no better way to warm up than with a mug of steaming hot chocolate. Don't forget the marshmallows!
How to Draw a Cardinal Bird
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.
How to Draw a Beanie
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.
How to Draw an Arctic Fox
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!
How to Draw a Fireplace
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.