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Best Christmas Pyjamas: festive PJs for the whole family

Get cosy this Christmas in a pair of festive PJs. From Fair Isle fleece to tasteful tartan, Mumsnetters are on hand with recommendations for the best pyjamas for all the family.

By Poppy O'Neill | Last updated Nov 24, 2021

Woman wearing Christmas pyjamas

The Christmas Eve pyjama tradition is a relatively new phenomenon, but one that more and more Mumsnetters are embracing. There’s nothing more wholesome than a family picture in front of the Christmas tree, all decked out in matching jammies. 

Whether you’re looking for a pair of pyjamas to give as a Christmas gift, as part of a hamper or you simply need new PJs, we’ve got you covered. 

Mumsnetters are no fools, and the thought of shelling out for pyjamas that will only be worn once or twice isn’t an attractive one. So we’ve hunted high and low to bring you the best pyjamas out there for Christmas 2021, including the undeniably Christmassy as well as the tastefully seasonal. 

Here are the best Christmas pyjamas to buy in 2021.

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1. Best overall Christmas pyjamas: M&S Checked Revere Collar Pyjamas 

M&S Christmas pyjamas

Price: £25 | Buy now from M&S

"M&S are cute. I've bought the dogs/cats one and the tartan ones. They sell out quickly though, so I'd order immediately. I was too late last year and missed out, so kept checking the website till they came online this year" - Poshwatchshitshoes

"Another M&S vote, I got the tartan ones earlier in the week as I kept missing them last year!" - Nonameideas

M&S is a nightwear stalwart, so it’s no surprise their Christmas pyjamas are Mumsnetters’ top pick. These subtly festive PJs won’t look out of place come January, and they’re available for all the family. Made from 100% brushed cotton, the fabric is gorgeously soft and warm. Controversially, the women’s style this year comes with just one small chest pocket, while the men’s and children’s are blessed with both a chest pocket and two pockets on the trousers. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: 6-22

2. Best budget Christmas pyjamas: Indigo Sky Winceyette Pyjamas

Indigo Sky Christmas pyjamas

Price: £19 | Buy now from Amazon

"We do a similar thing of wearing the PJs from start of December and it's usually more "winter" design than specifically xmassy ie. Red tartan, snowflakes, winter animals etc" - Cherryrainbow

100% brushed cotton PJs for under £20? That’s right - these cute robin patterned pyjamas from Indigo Sky are great quality and a real bargain. If you’re looking for pyjamas that are Christmassy enough for Christmas Eve but not too Christmassy to wear for the rest of the winter, these are a safe bet. Indigo Sky PJs come up small, so it’s best to size up for a comfy, slouchy fit. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: 10-20

3. Best Christmas pyjamas for men: Hatley Fair Isle Bear & Moose Pyjama Set

Hatley men's Christmas pyjamas

Price: £17 | Buy now from Amazon

"Hatley. They are fab, quirky patterns and nice and long" - Longplanter

Hatley make great quality, quirkily patterned pyjamas for all ages, and we love this Christmassy men’s set. Featuring a Christmas jumper-esque Fair Isle pattern on the trousers and a stylish Henley-style top, there are versions of these pyjamas for all the family - even the dog. Made from stretchy cotton jersey and with pockets on the trousers, it’s worth noting these are mix and match so you need to add tops and bottoms to your order separately. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: S-XXL

4. Best Christmas pyjamas for kids: Matalan Sausage Dog Pyjamas

Matalan Christmas pyjamas

Price: £10 | Buy now from Matalan

"Mine this year are all from Matalan, still have last year's fleece ones and they're in pretty good condition, just a bit bobbly from being washed" - ToriaPumpkin

Adorned with sweet jumper and antler-wearing dachshunds, kids will love these soft, stretchy PJs from Matalan. At £10, they’re great value and would make a brilliant addition to a Christmas Eve hamper. They wash well and have elasticated cuffs and ankles, meaning they’re extra cosy and you can size up to get maximum wear out of them. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: 4-13 years

5. Best matching family Christmas pyjamas: George Fair Isle Family Christmas Pyjamas 

George Asda Christmas pyjamas

Price: From £8 | Buy now from Asda

"The George ones will come back in stock. My whole family have the George ones on Xmas day night and we end up buying them over a period of a few weeks waiting for stock. Just check it every day" - hartof

"DS asked father Christmas for "PJ's like mummy's" so I bought us matching ones" - Almostslimjim

Mumsnetters love George at Asda’s family Christmas sets. They go in and out of stock, so it’s best to be quick if they have your sizes online. This year’s design comes in red and blue, so you can be matching without being too matchy. The print isn’t too Christmassy, so your family will get plenty of wear out of these, and the cut’s generous with stretchy cuffs and ankles, so they’ll last longest if you size up for kids. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: Kids - 0-14 /adults: XS-XL

6. Best luxury Christmas pyjamas: Hush Joy Printed Pyjamas

Hush Christmas pyjamas

Price: £59 | Buy now from Hush

"I have some loverley Hush PJs, all warm and comfy, and paid full price for them" - missingtheaction

For a stylish, comfy pair of PJs that you’ll love to wear over Christmas and beyond, these star-print ones from Hush are to die for. Made from organic cotton flannel and with excellent pockets, they have a slouchy fit with long arms and legs. We like the gold stars for their festive sparkle, but there are eight other styles to choose from - perfect for a Christmas gift to yourself. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: XXS-XL Regular/Long

7. Best warm Christmas pyjamas: Gap Flannel PJ Set

Gap flannel Christmas pyjamas

Price: £40 | Buy now from Gap

These gloriously cosy, slouchy and festive pyjamas from Gap are the toastiest around. For a camp-as-Christmas look, go for the Santa print, or choose from the four different checked styles. The flannel is thick and soft, so they’re a dream to wear, and they also come in baby and kids’ sizes if you fancy matching with your little ones. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton and Rayon
  • Size range: XS-XL

8. Best Christmas onesie: Orshoy Fleece Onesie

Christmas onesie

Price: £30 | Buy now from Amazon

"Got to be Christmas themed. The tackier, the better. We wear them all year round, too - embrace the Christmas spirit!" - GirlYouMakeMeTongueTied

If you really want to look the part on Christmas Eve, this snowflake Fair Isle onesie reaches dangerous levels of festiveness. Made from soft polyester fleece, this onesie is perfect for lounging around the house this December. It’s got a hood and generous pockets, as well as stretchy cuffs and ankles for a snug fit. It’s best to size up for extra comfort, and fleece onesies like this one are too warm for sleeping in, unless you get very cold. 

Key specs

  • Material: Polyester
  • Size range: S-XL

9. Best fleece Christmas pyjamas: Iris & Lilly Fleece Fairisle Pyjamas

Iris & Lilly Christmas pyjamas

Price: £18 | Buy now from Amazon

Made from soft fleece with a cute Fair Isle pattern, these Iris & Lilly pyjamas tick all the boxes. The fabric is more lightweight than other fleece styles, so they’re perfect if you get hot at night but still want to feel snuggly. Featuring a geometric heart and snowflake print and a relaxed loungewear cut, they’re a modern, comfy choice for Christmas morning. 

Key specs

  • Material: Polyester
  • Size range: 8-20

10. Best traditional Christmas pyjamas: Joules Brushed Cotton Pyjama Set

Joules Christmas pyjamas

Price: £50 | Buy now from Amazon

"I treated myself to Joules pyjamas at Christmas last year. They are fabulous" - IamEarthymama

"I think Joules do the best PJs" - Snazarooney

These brushed cotton pyjamas from Joules come with all the extra little details that make pyjamas feel special. Featuring a velvet ribbon drawstring waistband, contrast piping and a Twelve Days of Christmas-inspired print, they’re a real treat to wear. They have pockets, of course, and are machine washable. Certainly too lovely just to sleep in, we can see ourselves wearing these all through breakfast, presents, dinner and falling asleep again on the sofa. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: (Amazon: M / Joules: S-XXL)

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How to buy the best Christmas pyjamas

If you’re looking to match with your whole family, you'll need to be quick and determined as family pyjama sets are liable to sell out fast. In terms of choosing the best pyjamas, it’s a good idea to size up for a comfy fit, and go for subtly festive prints - like Fair Isle or tartan - if you don’t want to feel like a wally wearing them in February. 

What’s the best material for Christmas pyjamas?

Cotton is breathable, soft and cosy, plus it can be printed with cute Christmassy patterns, making it the best fabric for your Christmas PJs.

What are the best Christmas pyjamas to buy? 

We think the M&S Tartan Pyjamas are the best Christmas pyjamas to buy. They’re soft, great quality and versatile enough to be worn all year round. 

How we chose our recommendations 

Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation from a real parent, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which Christmas PJs discerning Mumsnet users had bought for themselves and their families. We compiled a list of the sun hats they recommended for quality and value.

We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which Christmas pyjamas had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites and print media, and what customers’ reviews said about them.

Having collated all that information, we picked the pyjamas we thought would make the best buys in several categories.

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