Christmas Day is truly the most magical time of the year. Presents are being ripped open at the crack of dawn by a pair of excitable kids, and family and friends come together to overindulge in some seriously delicious food - pure bliss.
Be that as it may, Christmas can also be quite a stressful event, especially when you're the host. Between checking to make sure the Brussels sprouts don't get too soggy and getting the roast potatoes the perfect amount of crispy, the last thing you have time to think about is what the kids are going to wear.
No matter if you're staying home, going to Grandma's for a casual lunch, or attending a formal Christmas event, Christmas is a special occasion that only pops up once a year, and dressing up makes the day all the more exciting.
From casual to formal, we've listed some of the best Christmas outfits for kids to wear on their favourite day of the year, no matter what your plans are.
The best Christmas outfits for kids
Girls' Navy Tartan Smocked Party Dress
What's not to like about this adorable tartan dress? We fell for the tiny Peter Pan collar and puff sleeves, which add a touch of elegance for Christmas Day. There's a button back opening for easy dressing, and it's available for kids up to six-years-old. It's short-sleeved, so we recommend pairing with a cardigan and pair of tights to keep your child nice and warm.
Review: "I've bought this dress for my little granddaughter to wear on Christmas day, it is absolutely gorgeous and lovely quality."
Girls' Navy & Green Check Party Dress
Nothing says Christmas more than a green tartan dress with a sweet velvet Peter Pan collar. It also features a wide waistband, a cotton-lined skirt, and netted underskirt. Available for kids up to six years.
Review: "Bought this dress for my 2 daughters- it will look fab on them for Christmas Day."
Checked Shirt & Trouser Set (0mths-1.5yrs)
This simple checked shirt and trouser set is ideal for any occasion, including Christmas Day. The navy, green and white flannel button down pairs wonderfully with the smart grey trousers, perfect for your little one to look smart in.
Fine-Knit Henley Jumper
Combine this long-sleeved jumper with a pair of chinos or some jeans, and you've got yourself the perfect smart casual Christmas Day outfit. It's made from fine-knit cotton and has an open chest pocket, plus it's green, making it even more festive. Available for children up to eight years.
Review: "This is such lovely soft material, great fit and seems so comfy."
John Lewis & Partners Heirloom Collection Kids' Sequin Velour Dress
Going somewhere a little more formal? This teal velvet and sequin dress simply screams Christmas. With a tie-back bow to complete the look, and available in pink too, we'd love to see this paired with some ballerina flats or Chelsea boots to stay toasty.
John Lewis & Partners Heirloom Collection Kids' Cord Jacket
Heading to a special Christmas event? Your little man will look dapper as ever in this cord navy jacket. It has a chest pocket, buttons at the front and is made of 99 per cent cotton, which is always a bonus for comfiness. Plus, we know how much he'll love matching with dad!
Fair Isle Jumper (0mths - 1.5yrs)
This smart knitted jumper may not be the most festive in colour, but the Fair Isle pattern will always remind us of Christmas. The ribbed shawl neck brings an added touch of elegance, so he can stay warm and look spruced up at the same time.
John Lewis & Partners Heirloom Collection Kids' Tartan Ruffle Dress, Red
Another graceful choice for a formal lunch or dinner, we love the all-over tartan style and ruffled detail. It's long-sleeved, so no need to worry about her getting cold, and the 100 per cent cotton will feel soft as can be on her skin.
Kids' Christmas Embroidered Polo Shirt
A classic navy polo shirt, adorably embroidered with snowmen, reindeer, penguins, bears and puppies. Team with some trousers or jeans, and you've got yourself the perfect Christmas lunch look.
John Lewis & Partners Kids' Sequin Stars Jumper, Grey
This unisex jumper is ideal for your little boy or girl to rock a casual look at the Christmas table. The sequin stars are a special twist on a knitwear classic and super festive, too.
Girls' Navy Reindeer Fair Isle Dress
This dress looks so cosy, we almost want one for ourselves! We can't get enough of the sweet reindeer pockets, Fair Isle pattern and polka dot design. It's made of cashmere, has a button back opening for easy dressing and is machine washable, making it super practical.
Red/Checked 2-Piece Set
Another adorable red check dress, because can you really ever have enough? This one comes with matching tights, balloon sleeves, a frill trim rounded collar and is composed of 99 per cent viscose.
Review: "Lovely outfit, granddaughter is delighted with it."
Christmas Friends Sweatshirt
Kicking it back in front of the TV to enjoy Christmas movies? Look no further than this sweet and comfy Christmas jumper, made from soft fleece fabric and adorned with a festive penguin, puppy, snowman and reindeer.