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The best Yankee Candle scents for Christmas

Check out our team’s pick of Yankee Candle’s all-time best Christmas candles, including three new scents and two classic favourites

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Glistening ornaments, twinkling lights, festive wreaths… there are so many ways to make your home feel magical at Christmas time, but we all know that no home feels truly complete without a few Christmas candles.


To celebrate the season, we’ve tried and tested the best of Yankee Candle’s Christmas offering - including four brand new fragrances.

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Read on to discover our favourites!

Best Yankee Candle Christmas candle scents

Christmas Eve Cocoa

yankee candle Christmas Eve Cocoa

One of Yankee Candle's newest additions to its yuletide offering, Christmas Eve Cocoa delivers exactly what it says on the tin...well, jar. The aroma of sweet vanilla, praline and a whisper of mint combine to evoke the cosiness of a winter's night in front of the fire with a hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. Plus, we absolutely love the soft pink colour of the wax - it's perfect for a pastel aesthetic.

  • £24.99 for a large jar

Twinkling Lights

Twinkling Lights yankee candle

Vanilla, berries and cinnamon are a staple of Christmas candles for a reason, but sometime you're looking for a more subtle and soothing fragrance that you can enjoy through the whole festive season - step in, Twinkling Lights! This scent includes notes of sandalwood, cedar, milk, jasmine and frangipane, with sweet top notes of almond and peach. The end result is a fresh, woodsy fragrance which makes you feel as though you've just come back from a forest foraging trip, ready to make your own Christmas wreath!

  • £24.99 for a large jar

Christmas Eve

Yankee Candle Christmas Eve

A classic Christmas scent, Christmas Eve will fill your home with the fragrance of red berries, cinnamon and nutmeg, with base notes of sweet vanilla and praline and just a faint whiff of citrus to stop the whole thing becoming too sugary. If you're looking for a scent which will bring instant unmistakeable festive vibes to your home, this is the candle for you! It even looks Christmassy, with its vibrant red wax and illustration of Santa on his sleigh.

  • £24.99 for a large jar

Arctic Frost

Yankee Candle Arctic Frost

Arctic Frost as a winter landscape in a jar, leading with bracing peppermint and eucalyptus top notes that mimic the bracing nip of cold, crisp air, followed by subtler floral notes of lavender, bergamot and rosemary.

Take a deep breath and imagine you’re stepping out of your cabin into a cool mountain breeze!

  • £15.59 for a large jar

Merry Berry

Merry Berry yankee candle

Cookies, gingerbread, marzipan... The sweet aroma of freshly-baked cakes and biscuits is an integral part of a traditional Christmas. However, if you're rushed off your feet this year and find yourself short of time for dabbling in the kitchen, why not take a shortcut with Yankee Candle's delectable Merry Berry scent?

One of the brand's newest candles, Merry Berry promises a sugar-plum and butter cookie fragrance inspired by baking ingredients like vanilla, berries, orange, lemon zest and tonka bean.

  • £24.99 for a large jar

Holiday Hearth

Holiday Hearth Yankee Candle

If, for you, Christmas is all about tradition – roaring garland-adorned fireplaces, cinnamon sticks and poinsettia – then we know you’ll love Holiday Hearth.

The fragrance does have a traditional, winter spiced edge to it, but it blends its more warming notes - cinnamon, cloves and cedarwood – with soft vanilla and musk, giving it a comforting feel.

  • £24.99 for a large jar

Tree Farm Festival

Tree Farm Festival yankee candle

Are you a sticker for a real Christmas tree? For many of us, the smell of pine needles is what the festive season is all about. Yankee Candle's Tree Farm Festival fills your home with the fresh scent of pine trees, backed by notes of fragrant gardenia, violet leaves and magnolia, and a smoky undertone of vetiver, sandlewood and musk.

  • £24.99 for a large jar


Rebecca MessinaEditor,

Rebecca is the Digital Editor of Your Home and HomeStyle


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