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.
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.
Size range: 0-6 months up to 4X | Material: Cotton | Style: Red buffalo plaid
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.
Price at time of publish: $27
Size range: 12 months to Men's XL | Material: Not listed | Style: Buffalo plaid
Best for Families With Older Children
PajamaGram Classic Flannel Plaid Matching Family Christmas Pajama Set
Large size range
Pet sweaters available
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).
Price at time of publish: $43
Size range: 0-3 months to 3X in tall | Material: Cotton and polyester | Style: Red and green plaid
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 ocotton that’s lighter. One thing to note: Size options are a bit limited, capping out at XL for adults.
Price at time of publish: $46 for nursery pajamas
Size range: 0-3 Months Up to XL in men's and women's | Material: Cotton and polyester flannel | Style: The Grinch
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, onesies, and shirts in patterns or solids.
Price at time of publish: $34 for dog pajamas
Size range: Newborn up to XL | Material: Organic cotton | Style: Various patterns available, including Dear Deer
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.
Size range: 6 months up to XXL | Material: 100 percent combed cotton | Style: No Peeking reindeer theme
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.
Price at time of publish: $30 for size 2 toddler
Size range: Up to XXL | Material: Cotton | Style: Red or green
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.
Size range: 0-3 months up to XXXL | Material: 100% jersey cotton | Style: O Christmas Tree
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.
Size range: 0-3 months up to XXL | Material: Not listed | Style: Hanukkah
Best Mix and Match
Primary Family PJs in Candy Trees & Classic Red
Three patterns to choose from
Matching socks available
Large size range
A bit pricey as individual pieces
These classic cotton pajamas will keep you nice and cozy on warm winter nights in an effortlessly stylish yet festive style. Primary's pajamas are made from organic environmentally sustainable and socially sourced cotton rib for ultimate comfort and softness. The sizes for kids and adults are unisex and the long-sleeve top and drawstring bottoms are universally flattering for every family and every body.
This collection features three patterns to mix and match: red and pink Christmas trees, red and white stripes, and solid red. It's a great option for families who want to coordinate, but not necessarily match exactly.
Price at time of publish: $20 for kids organic PJ top in candy trees
Size range: XS-XXXL | Material: Cotton | Style: Trees, Stripes, Solid
Build-A-Bear Buffalo Check Collection
Matching stuffed bears available
Not as soft as cotton options
Build-A-Bear takes family pajamas to the next level with a variety of matching accessories to complete your festive look. The collection features a limited edition plush that has its own matching outfit with the rest of the family. Fun accessories include a bear hat for kids, bear paw slippers, and a full matching pajama set for your new stuffed BFF. We also love the fun bear-themed settings on the sleep shirts, including "time to hibernate," and "warm hugs and bear mugs." The addition of the exclusive plush makes for an easy present for a little one waiting for them in a matching outfit on Christmas morning.
Size range: 2T-2X | Material: Polyester, Spandex | Style: Plaid
Gymboree Unisex Matching Family Reindeer Cotton 2-Piece Pajamas
Large size range for kids
Soft cotton construction
Only one style available
Help guide Santa's sleigh with these adorable reindeer pajamas from Gymboree. The stylish pajamas come from actress Mandy Moore's collaboration with the iconic kids' clothing brand, featuring Christmas card-worthy outfits and pajamas. The two-piece cotton set features a simple reindeer design with a Santa hat and striped pull-on style pants. We love that they're available for kids as young as 12 months to teens as old as 14 years old. The adult and child versions match exactly for the most gorgeous Christmas day photos. Just add a Santa hat.
Price at time of publish: $35
Size range: 12 months-XXXL | Material: Cotton | Style: Reindeer, Stripes
Best Style Options
Monica + Andy Matching Family Two-Piece Pajamas
Four styles to choose from
Hanukkah option available
Small size range
If you can't choose between all of the adorable options, Monica + Andy is for you. The site limits you to four simple, yet stunning options for your Christmas card this year. Choose from candy canes, gingerbread men, green and red plaid, or Hanukkah menorahs. Each features the icon evenly spread over a long-sleeved and long pants white pajama set made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and spandex for stretch. We love the options for multiple holidays and the clean look these deliver. If the whole family can't agree, mix and match the patterns for an eclectic, yet clean look.
Price at time of publish: $35
Size range: Newborn-XL | Material: Cotton, Spandex | Style: Candy Canes, Gingerbread, Plaid, Menorahs
Wondershop Joy Matching Family Pajamas Collection
Plus and tall sizes available
Designed by a Black artist
Blanket and pet options featured
Target's brand, Wondershop, worked with independent artists this year to create beautiful pajama designs from diverse artists across the country. This cozy long-sleeved pajama set comes in a rich, royal blue with the words "Black joy every season" written on the shirt in colorful letters. Designed by New York-based artist, Alice Butts, the collection seeks to amplify artists of color during the holiday season and beyond. The collection also features a throw blanket in the same geometric design seen on the pajama pants and a dog bandana with the same uplifting message.
Price at time of publish: $25
Size range: 3 months-5XLT | Material: Cotton | Style: Geometric
BlueSuedeStitches Family Christmas Pajamas
Pet options available
Large size range
Longer shipping times
If you want to get a little more personal, these Christmas pajamas allow subtle customization that adds a bit of character without being cheesy. You can add your family’s surname to every shirt or personalize things a bit more by adding each family member’s first name. You can choose a shirt only—and pair it with your favorite matching pants or vice versa. You can also opt for a set that includes a personalized tee plus flannel plaid pants. There’s an option to add a bandana for your pup (or cat, if you can get it to keep it on).
Price at time of publish: $23 for adult tee only
Size range: Up to 3XL | Material: Cotton and flannel | Style: Reindeer-themed in navy and red plaid
If you’re looking for classic PJs, 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.