These Christmas Candles Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas 🎶

Christmas candles

Christmas comes but once a year, but its smorgasbord of scents can be enjoyed anytime. Spark one of these Christmas candles to enjoy those merry-and-bright vibes all through the holiday season ... or simply whenever the mood strikes!

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Thymes Frasier Fir Pine Needle Christmas Candle

Best Christmas-Tree Candle

This 6.5-ounce Christmas candle from Thymes is a crowd favorite for its remarkably crisp scent. The clean, green notes of fir needles, cedarwood, and sandalwood are a near-exact scent match for a fresh-cut tree, which is perfect for those who've opted to go with an artificial one this year.

More: 10 Artificial Christmas Trees That Look Even More Beautiful Than the Real Thing

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Paddywax Wild Fig + Cedar 5-Ounce Candle

Best Holiday-Party Candle

One of our favorite scents from Paddywax's Hygge collection, the Wild Fig + Cedar scent smells almost too good to gift away! Available in a 5- or 15-ounce vessel, this party-ready candle combines jammy and smoldering-wood notes, with a patchouli base providing a nice olfactory afterglow, once it's extinguished.

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Scentsicles Tree Ornament Scented Sticks

Best Flameless Option

These six scented sticks provide a more family-safe alternative to a lit Christmas candle. A holiday favorite of The Strategist, users can hang them by their included hooks high up on their artificial Christmas tree to enjoy the instantly recognizable smell of balsam fir, juniper berries, and clementine rind all season long.

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D.S. & Durga Portable Fireplace Candle

Best Crackling-Fireplace Candle

There are few things more comforting than gathering around a glowing hearth during the holiday season, but not everyone has this cozy amenity at home! Our solution: Spark the Portable Fireplace candle from D.S. & Durga, and cue up your favorite Yule log video on the big screen.

The candle's soy-and-beeswax blend burns cleanly for up to 50 hours, sumptuously perfuming any room with its blend of birch, copaiba resin, oak ash, and cedarwood notes.

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LAFCO Golden Chestnut Classic Candle

Best Christmas-Cookie Candle

You better watch out — when this candle's lit, the cookie cravings in your house will skyrocket. LAFCO's solid soy-wax Golden Chestnut candle is a vanilla-forward blend that smells exactly like a batch of fresh-baked treats when lit, though it also features savory notes of pine, lemon zest, and cedar.

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Diptyque Genévrier Scented Candle

Best Christmas-Tree-Farm Candle

All burned out on Feu de Bois? While fresh-cut and firewood scents are both so incredibly evocative of the holidays, there's something about a cold-weather forest scents that seem to fly completely under the radar. Diptyque's juniper-tinged Genévrier candle offers a cooling, slightly camphorous scent that's both icy and green.

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Otherland Tapestry Candle

Best "Under-the-Mistletoe" Candle

Arguably the sexiest scent of the bunch, this beautifully designed candle from Otherland is one to buy for Christmas, and break out for special occasions year-round. Its darkly sophisticated blend of burnt maple, oud, and vetiver is both smoky and musky, like a slow-burning fireplace in your favorite date-night spot.

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Homesick Jewish Christmas Scented Candle

Best Unconventional Christmas Candle

On a completely different end of the holiday scent spectrum, this one eschews all of the pine-sprig and woodsy notes, for something that's no less nostalgia-inducing. If December 25 to you is more about the savory saltiness of Chinese takeout and the buttery aroma of movie-theater popcorn, then this Jewish Christmas candle is one that'll pull at the heartstrings.

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Yankee Candle Holiday Pomegranate Candle

Best Winter-Fruit Candle

Juicy red fruits like pomegranates, apples, and cranberries showcase a sweeter side of the winter holidays. This scent from Yankee Candle smells like a decadent berry compote that's simmering on the stovetop, offering the warmest welcome to all holiday guests who enter your home.