We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.
True Christmas fanatics jump at the idea of family Christmas pajamas—they make the perfect outfit choice for holiday photo cards and are an easy way for families to bond.
We researched the best Christmas pajamas for the whole family, considering the size range, style, and fabric of each option. Our favorite pick is Old Navy's Red Buffalo Plaid Family Pajamas for their extensive size range, various styles, and festive yet timeless design.
From affordable holiday sleepwear to hilarious matching sets that every family member can appreciate, here are the best family Christmas pajamas for your whole crew.
Best Overall : Old Navy Red Buffalo Plaid Family Pajamas
Tons of style options
Soft and cozy
Might shrink in the dryer
Year after year, Old Navy proves itself as a one-stop shop for Christmas morning outfits for the whole family. The timeless patterns range from snowmen to Christmas trees, but we love this universally flattering red plaid. It's perfect for holiday time and beyond with endless size options and pattern combinations for every member of the family. With button-down tops, onesies, leggings, shorts, and options for pets, there's truly something for everyone.
The pieces are affordable and come in a wide size range, adding to the accessibility of this option. There's even maternity options for mamas-to-be. The 100% cotton construction makes for extreme comfort and warmth during the winter. Plus, they're a breeze to wash and dry. The classic design makes it easy to reuse these pieces year after year, or add to your collection each Christmas with the affordable styles.
Best Budget: SleepytimePJs Family Matching Fleece Red Snowflake Onesie
Plush and warm
Easy to clean
Sizing runs small
Outfitting everyone in your family can add up quickly, but these plush onesies—or union suits, as some adults prefer to call them—are about half the price of other matching PJ sets, and they’re super cute. These plush fleece jumpsuits come complete with pockets–perfect for stashing your phone in—plus a drawstring hood and detachable feet to keep cool. To clean, simply throw in the washing machine. Be aware these do run small, so we recommend sizing up.
Best for Families With Older Children: PajamaGram Classic Flannel Plaid Matching Family Christmas Pajama Set
Large size range
Pet sweaters available
Includes his and her labels
Pants run long
Getting tweens and teens to agree to wear matching Christmas pajamas, especially those adorned with reindeer or snowmen, is a task that could bring some serious bah humbug to the holiday fun. That’s why this set from PajamaGram is the perfect middle ground. Rather than cutesy patterns, it combines a solid red or green crew neck top with matching red and green plaid pants.
Adult sizes are made from 100 percent cotton flannel, while children’s sizes are made with a flame-resistant polyester that’s ultra-warm and comfy. The PJs are sold as a set and come in regular, petite, and plus adult sizes in addition to baby, toddler, and kids’ options. There’s also an option to add a button-up sweater for your pet, which is the icing on the cake (or the star on top of the tree, so to speak).
Best for Families With Younger Kids: Pottery Barn Kids Dr. Seuss's The Grinch Family Pajama Collection
High-quality ribbed material
Soft cotton feel
Limited size options
Thanks to his eventual turnaround, the Grinch is a Christmas character favorite for kids and adults alike. If watching "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" is a family tradition—or you just love Whoville—this set from Pottery Barn Kids will be a crowd-pleaser. The set is available in a onesie for the little ones and loose and tight-fit options for older kids and adults. The loose fit option is made from 100 percent polyester flannel that’s warm, cozy, and durable, while the tight fit is constructed of 100 percent organic cotton that’s lighter. One thing to note: Size options are a bit limited, capping out at XL for adults.
Best Funny: MaleyDesigns Christmas Vacation Family Pajamas
Can choose size for top and bottom
Large size range
Longer shipping times
Younger kids may not get the Griswold reference, but you'll get a kick out of these "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"-inspired pajamas that combine the winter staple, buffalo plaid pants, with a cozy raglan tee featuring the tagline, “You serious, Clark?” Tops and bottoms are sold separately, so you can mix and match unisex sizes, ranging from 12M to adult 2XL. There’s also a onesie option for the littlest members of your family. Because you're shopping from a small seller on Etsy, be sure to factor in extra time for shipping.
Best for Families With Pets: Hanna Andersson Dear Deer Matching Family Pajamas
Fits most dog sizes
Tons of print options outside matching sets
GOTS certified materials
If you want to get your dog (likely, unwillingly) in on the PJ matching fun, Hanna Andersson has you covered with pet sweaters that fit XS (or Chihuahua-sized) pets to XL (or Great Dane-sized) breeds. While the pet pajamas are marketed toward dogs, the sweater will work for cats, too, as long as you can get them to sit still long enough to cooperate. In addition to pet sizes, these organic cotton PJs come in women’s, men’s, unisex, baby, and kids (2 and up), and there’s a wide range of items to choose from in the Dear Deer collection. Instead of being limited to matching sets, you can opt for coordinating pieces like long johns, fleece pants, onesies, shirts, and robes in patterns or solids.
Best Matching Onsies: Lazy One No Peeking Christmas Pajamas
Flap for easy bathroom breaks
Dog options available
True to size
May be too hot to sleep in
Nothing says family Christmas fun like a matching set of onesies. These reindeer-themed PJs are adorned with cartoon Christmas trees and a buttoned back flap that’s finished off with an adorable Rudolph selfie. And, yes, the flap opens for quicker (and more convenient) bathroom breaks for you and your kids. The onesies are available in adult sizes XS to XXL, plus various kids and toddler options. There’s even a onesie for your pup, or you can opt for a reversible bandana instead. If one of your family members isn’t on board with the onesie theme, they can still get involved in the family PJ fun by purchasing a pair of men's pants in a matching pattern.
Best for Couples: Etsy Mr and Mrs Adult Christmas Pajamas
Supports small sellers
Longer shipping times
Available in candy cane red or green, these pajamas are a fun gift for couples young and old. To add personalization, like the Mr. and Mrs. Claus graphics, simply add a note when you make your Etsy order (just note that this might take longer to ship). The pajamas are made of cotton and may shrink when washed and dried, so make sure to order up for a comfier fit.
Best Pattern : The Children's Place Matching Family Pajamas - O Christmas Tree Collection
Matching slippers available
Limited style options
Beloved children's brand The Children's Place partnered with the Kardashian-Jenner family this Christmas to bring a brand-new collection of adorable pajamas for the whole family. We love this festive pattern modeled by Khloe, Kris, True, and Dream featuring Christmas trees, wreaths, and bunches of holly. Be sure to snag a matching Santa hat, reindeer headband, or pair of slippers to complete your family's festive fits.
Best Hanukkah : Hanna Andersson Hanukkah Matching Family Pajamas
Wide size range
Options for pets
Only one Hanukkah option
In addition to the plethora of Christmas options Hanna Andersson has, it also offers these beautiful Hanukkah pajamas decorated with shining menorahs. The website makes it easy to pick pieces by family member as you build the perfect Hanukkah wardrobe for lighting candles and opening presents. As with all Hanna Andersson patterns, there's also an option for furry family members. The vast size range ensures every family member looks festive this December.
Best Personalized : Etsy Monogrammed Christmas Pajamas
19 color options
Tons of customization options
Wide size range
Longer shipping times
If you want to get a little more personal, these Christmas pajamas allow subtle customizations that add a bit of character without being cheesy. You can choose from 10 different fonts to add a monogram or name to each piece, and embroidery can appear anywhere on the pajamas, from the cuff to the pocket. There's also 19 color options to choose from, so everyone in the family can match their personal tastes. Because you're buying from a small seller on Etsy, it's easy to communicate directly with the creator. Just be sure to factor in a longer lead time, as it currently takes anywhere from five to 15 days to receive your PJs once the order is placed.
If you’re looking for classic PJs, the Old Navy's Red Buffalo Plaid Family Pajamas are available in basic plaid or cute prints to suit the whole family while accommodating sizes up to 4X. If you’re working with a Christmas budget but still want to keep the attire festive, try the SleepytimePjs Family Matching Fleece Red Snowflake Onesies, which are about half the price of other options on this list.
What to Look for in Matching Family Pajamas
Pajamas come in a wide range of materials, from lightweight cotton to full flannel. These fabrics not only have a different feel, but they also affect temperature differently. While cotton is more breathable, polyester holds in heat and warms you up. This may be a good thing for some people in your family, but if you’re working with both hot and cold sleepers, you might have some trouble finding the right fabric for everyone in a matching set.
There isn’t one fabric that’s better than the other; it just depends on your family’s preferences. Since cotton is more breathable, it may be better overall. That way, family members who run hot will be comfortable, and those who are always cold can bundle up under a blanket. However, if your family lives in a colder climate or they're always cold, polyester and flannel are perfectly acceptable choices.
Because family members come in all shapes and sizes, size inclusivity is probably the most important aspect of shopping for matching sets. If sizes are limited, it’ll be really hard to make it work for everyone. Before getting too excited about a pattern, check the sizes and make sure the PJs are available in all the sizes you need.
Style is another thing to consider when shopping for a group with different preferences. While some styles, like oversized button-up shirts and drawstring pants, will work for most, other more restrictive styles, like tight-fit long johns, may not be everyone’s favorite. When shopping for matching pajamas, check if there are different coordinating styles available. If not, try to pick a loose, comfortable pajama that will work with most body types.
You’ll also want to consider the pattern. Little kids will be overjoyed with cartoonish characters, but this may be a harder sell for teens. Luckily, there are patterns (or lack thereof) to suit both preferences.
Where can I buy family Christmas pajamas?
When deciding where to look for family Christmas pajamas, decide if you want to buy matching sets or something unique for every family member. If you want a matching set, you may have fewer retail options, but there are still a lot of places to look.
Department stores, such as Kohl's, offer many options and sizes at a great price. Online-online retailers such as Amazon can be a great choice if you want your family's PJs delivered fast. Consider what sizes you will need and ensure the retailer you're considering offers enough options for everyone in the family.
When do stores start selling Christmas pajamas?
Some online retailers, such as Amazon, will have Christmas pajamas available all year long. Other stores like Target or Kohl's are more likely to stock them closer to the season. We recommend shopping early (September or October) if you have a specific style in mind or you need unique sizes. Sometimes retailers will run out of options as early as the end of the fall season.
Where can I buy footie Christmas pajamas?
If you're hunting for footie pajamas for children, there are a lot of places to search. Kids' retailers such as Carter's or Hanna Anderson are great options for smaller sizes. When it comes to adult footie Christmas pajamas, consider larger online retailers such as Amazon. Department stores may be more limited in their selection, but online-only retailers will offer access to a variety of sellers and potentially more options.
Why Trust The Spruce?
For this roundup, Lindsay Boyers has written several articles at The Spruce across varying categories. She researched dozens of family Christmas PJ sets, considering the fabric, price, size range, and user reviews. Ultimately, she landed on 12 options that are cozy, super cute, and come in a range of different sizes for kids and adults (and even pets). She also considered that families look different for everyone, so there are options for couples, older children, and large families, including extended relatives, close friends, and beyond. Additional reporting was done by Ashley Knierim, who covers lifestyle and home décor with over 10 years of experience as a writer and an editor.