The 8 Best Christmas Inflatables to Buy in 2018

Deck the front yard with Christmas cheer

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You’ve decked the halls and hung the stockings with care — but did you remember to blow up the inflatable? Yes! Blow up that life-sized — or ginormous sized — inflatable to instantly adorn your front lawn with the Christmas spirit. Inflatables give you instant holiday cheer without the hassle of having to string lights for hours in the finger-numbing cold.

Since their first introduction to the market, inflatables have undergone several modifications that make them easier to use, more durable and more reliable. With things like reinforced seams, heavy-duty nylon construction and light-up features, today’s inflatable products can be set up in minutes and will withstand most harsh elements.

We’ve compiled a list of our top picks — from iconic characters to classic Christmas scenes, to things that are well, a little silly, there truly is a holiday inflatable to please even the most Scrooge-like family members.

 

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    The Holiday Aisle Santa on Sleigh with Reindeer Decoration

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    Courtesy of Wayfair.

    If you're looking for a classic Christmas scene for your front lawn this year, then you will love this whimsical inflatable from The Holiday Aisle. This lightweight, well-constructed inflatable depicts a cheery scene of Santa Claus, two reindeer, and a colorful sleigh laden with presents. It's made of weather resistant polyester, so it will last for more than one season and it's safe to keep up during bad weather.

    This inflatable comes with everything you need to set up a gorgeous holiday display: lights, bulbs, stakes, and a tether. The product’s self-inflating design makes it super easy to set up and take down by yourself. Bright and festive, this inflatable is beloved by dozens of reviewers who say that it’s “very easy to secure to the ground” and “easy to fold and store."

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    Pre-lit Inflatable Grinch and Max on Snow Base Airblown Scene

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    Courtesy of Home Depot.

    The Inflatable Grinch and Max on Snow Base Airblown Scene provides a joyously fun addition to any home. Family members, friends, guests, and neighbors alike will delight in seeing the Grinch, with his impish grin and bag full of presents, along with his faithful canine companion, come to life on your lawn.

    Boasting highly efficient LED lighting, this is also one holiday decoration that requires no assembly or setup—it inflates in seconds and self-deflates quickly for easy storage between celebrations. Add a dose of pure holiday magic to your yard this Christmas with the Inflatable Grinch and Max on Snow Base scene, which Home Depot reviewers call “too darned cute.” We’d have to agree!

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    Polar Bear Slide with Penguins

    Playful penguins use this portly polar bear as their own personal slide in this adorable scene. These crazy critters are ready for some wintertime fun and make for a whimsical addition to your holiday display. The polar bear and penguins are fully illuminated with long lasting white bulbs for a glowing nighttime display. This polar bear penguin slide stands at 4.75’ tall and is 6.5’ wide. It inflates instantly for a quick, easy setup and comes with yard stakes and tether ropes to keep this polar bear and his roly-poly penguin friends secured.  

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    Lighted Snowman Family Decor Inflatable

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    Courtesy of Wayfair.

    Spread holiday cheer with the whole neighborhood this year when you install the Lighted Snowman Family Decor Inflatable from Glitzhome in your front yard. Featuring a sweet scene of a family of smiling snow people, this seasonal lawn accessory is lightweight and easy to set up by yourself. It also comes with a convenient carrying case.

    When you turn on the switch, you’ll be treated to a cozy, warm glow that emanates from within the snow people, bathing your yard in soft light even when it’s pitch-black outside. Reviewers on Wayfair tout this Glitzhome inflatable as being “adorable” and “the perfect size." Your outdoor space won't be complete without this festive holiday decoration!

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    Airblown Sit Bumble

    There isn’t anything frightening about this abominable snowman. The iconic Bumble from Rudolph’s gang absolutely must make an appearance on your front lawn this holiday. This 3.2’ tall inflatable is perfect for small spaces either indoors or out, or if you simply prefer an inflatable that isn’t as tall as the rooftops. Bumble the abominable snowman is illuminated with white LED lights for a brightly glowing nighttime display. Bumble is decked out for the holidays, wearing a red plaid scarf, Santa hat and holding a gold star aloft determined to place it on Santa’s Christmas tree.

    The Sit Bumble from Gemmy comes complete with yard stakes and tether ropes so Bumble won’t wreak havoc in the neighborhood on windy nights.

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    Airblown 3.5' Snoopy on House Christmas Inflatable

    We all know and love the Charles M. Schulz iconic holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and with this inflatable scene your front lawn can be the bearer of “good tidings of great joy.” The Airblown Snoopy on House Christmas Inflatable is bound to turn even the most basic yard into a joyful scene bursting with Christmas cheer.

    This inflatable showcases everyone’s favorite Peanuts character, Snoopy the Flying Ace, along with his cherry-red doghouse embellished with a bright green wreath hanging over the door. It comes equipped with yard stakes, tether ropes, and a built-in fan motor, and it self-inflates in mere seconds so that you can get on with more important things—namely, sipping hot cocoa and decorating the Christmas tree!  

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    Santa Truck Retro with Christmas Tree on Roof

    Santa and his penguin helpers have found the perfect Christmas tree and they want to deliver it to your home in their red retro pickup truck! Who doesn’t love the look of retro holiday décor? This vintage inspired blowup will add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your Christmas display. Santa, his Christmas tree and truck roll in at 8’ wide x 8’ tall and includes four base stakes, three tether stakes, all necessary ropes and even an extra light bulb and fuse. The entire display from rooftop to back tires is illuminated with long-lasting LED lights for an energy efficient, spectacular nighttime display. And a built-in heavy duty fan ensures quick setup in seconds.

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    Santa Claus & Penguin on an Island with Palm Tree

    Maybe you cringe at the thought of ice, snow and sleet. Or maybe you want to imagine Santa on a tropical island somewhere surrounded by palm trees sipping on a piña colada. Or maybe you live where your winter wonderland means 70 degrees and a cool breeze. Warm up your holidays with this fun and frolicking sun-bathing Santa and hula-dancing penguin scene that will make you remember summer, even when it's chilly. Why not add a palm tree to your front lawn in December? Don't let the snow and ice bring you down — bring this sunny scene to your holiday display.

    This inflatable by BZB Goods stands at 7’ tall and lights up for optimal nighttime viewing. Included with the BZB Goods tropical Santa is an inflator fan, tethers and yard stakes for a quick and easy install.