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Christmas in July: Here Are the Best Christmas Mugs to Get You Ready for the Holidays

SPY logo SPY 7/23/2021 Tyler Schoeber
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I know what you’re thinking, “Tyler, it’s July, why are you talking about Christmas?”

Like, okay, Grinch. First and foremost, there’s never a bad time to talk about Christmas. Second, we are preparing, people.

My mantra? Buy everything you need to for Christmas sooner rather than later. From the best Christmas gifts to outdoor holiday decor to Christmas mugs for Santa’s cookies and milk, Christmas-related items will begin to skyrocket in price around the holiday season. It’s simple math, baby.

This means that yeah, there’s absolutely no better time than right now to snag some of this year’s iconic Christmas mugs from Target, Amazon, Etsy and more. Like, why wait to purchase all of the best cookie dunkin’ mugs when you can get them at an affordable price during the off-season? Seems like a no-brainer.

Plus, who doesn’t love an added festive mug to their repertoire?

If you’re looking to get yourself in the holiday spirit, I’ve got you. I’m 24/7 in the holiday spirit. I’ve had a list of Christmas mugs ready for purchase in the notes app on my iPhone since December 26th. I’m ready. Are you?

See below for all of the best Christmas mugs money can buy before the holidays this year.

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mug

BEST OVERALL

The king of Christmas himself. The underdog. The who saved the day. I’m going to have to put king Rudolph in the number one spot truly because he deserves it. Plus, how cute is this mug? You simply can’t hate.

a close up of a coffee mug: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mug © Provided by SPY Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mug

Buy: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mug $16.49

  

2. Jolly AF Coffee Mug

RUNNER UP

Personally, I think there’s no better way to express feeling than using a good ‘ole F-bomb, which is why it’s absolutely necessary to keep in your mug cabinet for whenever the time calls. Which is all the time.

Jolly AF Coffee Mug © Provided by SPY Jolly AF Coffee Mug

Buy: Jolly AF Coffee Mug $11.99

  

3. Home Alone Christmas Mug

BEST MOVIE REFERENCE

Calling this Home Alone Christmas mug the best movie reference might cause a ruckus in the comments, but frankly, I don’t give a damn. I’m a 90s baby. Home Alone was my childhood. Plus, Kevin screaming is one of the most recognizable Christmas movie scenes of all time.

logo: Home Alone Christmas Mug © Provided by SPY Home Alone Christmas Mug

  

4. Personalized Reindeer Mug

BEST PERSONALIZED

If you’re looking for a stellar Christmas gift for one of your favorite festive friends, look no further. You’ve found it. Just get their name written right on this reindeer mug, wrap it up and leave it under their tree.

a cup of coffee on a table: Personalized Reindeer Mug © Provided by SPY Personalized Reindeer Mug

  

5. Holly Jolly Coffee Mug

Have a holly, jolly Christmas with this holly jolly Christmas mug. It’s uses red script writing on a pure white mug to hold all of your hot contents.

ON SALE! a close up of a mug: Holly Jolly Coffee Mug © Provided by SPY Holly Jolly Coffee Mug

  

6. Santa, Snowman, Penguin & Bear Set

BEST SET

Sometimes, one Christmas mug isn’t enough. Actually, let me rephrase: all the time, one Christmas mug isn’t enough. You’re going to need more than one, people. Here is a four-pack I am geeking over currently that everyone should consider in their Christmas mug collection.

shape: Santa, Snowman, Penguin & Bear Set © Provided by SPY Santa, Snowman, Penguin & Bear Set

Buy: Santa, Snowman, Penguin & Bear Set $31.59

  

7. I Smell Snow Mug

BEST FOR SNOW LOVERS

I don’t know about you guys, but I personally can smell when it’s about to snow. Call me psychic, I don’t know. Nonetheless, that’s the reason why this “I Smell Snow” mug has been at the top of my wishlist for so long.

a hand holding a cup of coffee: I Smell Snow Mug © Provided by SPY I Smell Snow Mug

  

8. Glass Moose Mugs

BEST GLASS

Moose mugs? Hell yeah. This set of four will have you and all of your pals sipping cocoa until Santa comes down the chimeny this year. Plus, you’ll be able to see all of the contents inside which always makes sipping more fun.

a close up of a glass: Glass Moose Mugs © Provided by SPY Glass Moose Mugs

Buy: Glass Moose Mugs $67.99

  

9. Santa Mugs

BEST TRADITIONAL

These are just like those Christmas mugs that grandma took out from the special cabinet back in the day upon the first snowfall. You know, the ones that automatically put you in the holiday spirit. All these years later, they still have the same effect and can be yours now.

a glass mug on a table: Santa Mugs © Provided by SPY Santa Mugs

  

10. Tree Mug

BEST WITH LID

If you want to keep your contents piping hot for longer, just smack the lid on and you’re good to go. Plus, with the lid on, you’ll have yourself an entire Christmas tree to geek at when sipping.

a piece of cake sitting on top of a table: Tree Mug © Provided by SPY Tree Mug

Buy: Tree Mug $16.99

  

11. Elf Mugs

BEST ELF MUGS

Go elf yourself four whole times with these adorable elf mugs. Well, adorable for some and creepy for others. Like, where are they looking at? Nonetheless, I’m a fan.

a cup of coffee on a table: Elf Mugs © Provided by SPY Elf Mugs

  

12. Ho Ho Ho and A Cup of Cocoa Coffee Mug

BEST STATEMENT

Adding Santa’s famous line with a classic cocoa mug? Genius.

a close up of a mug: Ho Ho Ho and A Cup of Cocoa Coffee Mug © Provided by SPY Ho Ho Ho and A Cup of Cocoa Coffee Mug

  

13. Snow Day Mug

PERFECT FOR KIDS

Got yourself some kids who are hoping for nothing more than a couple of solid snow days this winter? Well, to celebrate a white blanketed day indoors, keep this mug on the top shelf for a cup of cocoa on every snow day they get this year. The mug will feel just as magical as those days do.

a hand holding a cup: Snow Day Mug © Provided by SPY Snow Day Mug

  

14. Homo for the Holidays Mug

BEST FOR LGBTQ+

This is necessary if you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

a person holding an object in his hand: Homo for the Holidays Mug © Provided by SPY Homo for the Holidays Mug

  

15. Mason Jar Mugs

BEST FOR COCKTAILS

Maybe you’re the cold drink type. Maybe you like to spike your sipper a little bit, too. If that’s the case, these mason jar mugs make an excellent companion for holding all of your cocktails.

an empty bottle on a table: Mason Jar Mugs © Provided by SPY Mason Jar Mugs

Buy: Mason Jar Mugs $17.77

  

16. Snowman Mug Set

BEST STACKED

Don’t get your hands cold by building a snowman outside, just build it in your kitchen with this snowman mug set.

Snowman Mug Set © Provided by SPY Snowman Mug Set

Buy: Snowman Mug Set $49.00

  

17. Old St. Nick Green Mug

BEST ARTWORK

Santa is kind of serving on this gorgeously painted mug, no?

a cup of coffee: Old St. Nick Green Mug © Provided by SPY Old St. Nick Green Mug

  

18. Jack Skellington Mug

MULTI-HOLIDAY

One question I always ask myself — is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Sometimes I think it’s one of the two, but most of the time I think it’s both. Nonetheless, this Jack Skellington mug makes for one of the best multi-holiday mugs the world ever did see.

a coffee mug: Jack Skellington Mug © Provided by SPY Jack Skellington Mug

  

19. Christmas Time in the City Mug

BEST FOR CITY-DWELLERS

London? Paris? New York City? If you live in (or love) any of these major cities, these Christmas mugs are for you.

a coffee mug on a table: Santa, Snowman, Penguin & Bear Set © Provided by SPY Santa, Snowman, Penguin & Bear Set

  

20. A Christmas Story Mug

SECOND BEST MOVIE

I’ve pushed this one all the way down here in hopes that some of you aren’t going to start trouble as I compare two of the best Christmas movies of all time. Sure, A Christmas Story absolutely slaps. It’s a classic. I love it. I just prefer Home Alone! Let me live! Nonetheless, I still love this A Christmas Story mug.

a coffee mug: A Christmas Story Mug © Provided by SPY A Christmas Story Mug

  

21. All Mom Wants is a Silent Night Mug

BEST FOR MOMS

If you are or know a mom who is in need of this, just get it. It’s calling your name.

a cup of coffee: All Mom Wants is a Silent Night Mug © Provided by SPY All Mom Wants is a Silent Night Mug

  
  

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