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15 Best Outdoor Christmas Decorations of 2022

Outdoor Christmas decorations can be overdone and cheesy. If you're looking for thoughtful pieces that make your front door or yard feel spectacular instead of tacky, these outdoor Christmas decoration ideas are for you.

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Oversized Outdoor Ornaments

Can you be bold and tasteful at the same time? Absolutely! These jumbo red Christmas ornaments from Balsam Hill are a splurge, but you’ll use them for years to come. With a simple backdrop of snow-flocked greenery, these big bulbs feel vibrantly festive.

On a smaller scale, here are five easy-to-make Christmas ornaments.

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Pre-Lit Deer

Skip the inflatable Santa scene and keep your outdoor Christmas decorations simple with this pre-lit deer. The golden buck is accented with a festive red bow and features 105 bright bulbs. Here find out when to put up Christmas decorations.

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Pre-Lit Pathway Christmas Trees

Add a classy touch to your pathway with these pathway trees adorned with artificial snow, pinecones and berries. Each two-foot tree is decorated with 60 warm-white LED light bulbs. This idea is tame compared to what these homeowners did.

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Solar Garden or Patio Christmas Lights

Light up your front door or landscape with solar-powered outdoor Christmas lights. These solar lights feature a metal stake with LED that span outward to create a firework effect.

Next, check out more outdoor Christmas decoration ideas that will put you into the holiday spirit.

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LED Pathway Lanterns

Keep your outdoor Christmas decorations classy by flanking your pathway with these hanging lanterns. They are solar-powered and have a candlelit effect. Lead the eye up to the front door with a matching garland and wreath.

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Outdoor Christmas Projector

Create the illusion of a snowy landscape right outside your front door with this snowflake Christmas projector. It comes with a convenient remote control, so you can make snow fall at different speeds with the touch of a button.

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Three-Piece Lighted Decorative Gift Boxes

These pre-lit gifts are a posh addition to your porch display. The three-piece set includes large, medium and small packages. Place them on your porch and they’ll glisten in the snow.

With the holiday season in full swing, you’ll be glad to know these handy holiday decorating tips.

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Snowflake Lights

A look we recommend for warmer climates: giant snowflake lights! These hanging LED snow lights create a welcoming, wintery scene. They work well as outdoor Christmas lights or hung above an alfresco entertainment space or dining table. Here’s our guide to help you hang Christmas lights.

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3D Foldable Lighted Spheres

For a minimalistic look, consider these 3D lighted spheres. The hollow design promotes a less-is-more vibe, while the lights add a touch of holiday spirit. Place these spheres on your front lawn or hang them in a tree using the affixed metal top loops.

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Metal Christmas Sign

This vintage-looking metal Christmas sign is effortlessly stylish. Throw it back this season and create an antique-inspired holiday scape. Incorporate wooden crates, pine branches, old ice skates and whatever else fits your scene for a quaint Christmas porch setup.

Check out this Christmas decor from nature to create your perfect winter porch pots.

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Pre-Lit Woodland Christmas Garland

Dress up the entrance of your home with this woodland garland display. This garland is made for all weather, and it’s fade resistant. The greenery is punctuated with magnolia leaves, berries and real pinecones. Plus, each piece is lit with white mini lights that are made to shine for years to come.

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Pre-Lit Mailbox Garland

Give your mailbox some holiday cheer with this perfectly sized swag. Your letter carrier will appreciate the effort as he or she fills your box with festive cards.

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Holiday Door Decoration

Here’s a unique twist on a wreath. Try this holiday joy door sign that makes a sweet statement during the most wonderful time of the year.

Don’t be a Griswold this Christmas—follow these Family Handyman tips.

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Festive Outdoor Pillows

Give your porch swing or outdoor bench a Christmas spruce-up with simple touches like outdoor holiday pillows. These pillows are water resistant and quick drying, yet lovely enough to display indoors as well.

When you’re ready to move on to wrapping presents, check out this tutorial on how to make a Christmas bow.

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LED Outdoor Christmas Tree

Add a few of these natural-looking, pre-lit Christmas trees to your yard to create a winter woodland vibe. These rustic faux outdoor Christmas trees offer a warm glow—each branch illuminated by micro-LED bulbs. Put on the front porch, in the backyard, in the foyer or anywhere you’d like a natural glow. These trees look great blended in with other natural and faux plants.

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Mary Henn
Mary Henn, MFA is an Associate Shopping Editor at Family Handyman. She’s also a national award-winning writer and journalist. Her expertise lies in interior design, home decor, gardening and outdoor trends. When she’s not working on the latest content at FHM, you can find her reading poetry or hiking with her dog, Henry.