The holidays are all about traditions, and when I was growing up, one of my most beloved Christmas customs was spending an obscene number of hours in what I called "loungewear," and what my mother called, "Are you really still wearing pajamas at 3:00 in the afternoon?"
There's just something about this cozy time of year that calls for enveloping yourself in the softest, plushiest, closest thing to a kitten made of clouds you can find, and staying in that ensemble until you're forced to go outside. (Maybe even then if you're just heading to, like, Walmart. We guarantee those employees have seen worse.) And the only thing better than comfortable AF PJs? Holiday-themed, matching comfortable AF PJs! For many families, having every member don a coordinating pair of jammies at some point during the season is its own favorite holiday pastime. If you're newly married, engaged, or living together, we're betting you're ready to bring your partner into the (flanneled) fold. Thus, we've rounded up 22 pairings of holiday matching family pajamas that are perfect for couples. (Hello, great gift ideas!)
As with most family traditions, some are cute, and some are a little cringey but all will warm your heart (and backside!) this winter. Order a few pairs, then snap a pic and share with the world. Both Instagram and your actual Gram will love ya for it. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to receive a selfie of her and Grandpa wearing their matching sets in return.
Mr. and Mrs. Est. Date Couple's Pajama Set
One way to ensure you don't forget your anniversary is to print it on a supersoft, relaxed fit tee you'll want to wear all year round.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, Both sets included for $87 total
Knit Rib Sleep Henley & Flannel Pajamas
Brides editorial assistant Rosemary Leger swears by these, claiming that, "They are so soft and festive, you'll try every morning to figure out how to make them work for the office." Plus, for an $8 monogram fee, you can tag your items with "Mr." or "Mrs." or your (new?) initials.
His Top: Lands' End, $40
His Bottoms: Lands' End, $455
Her Top: Lands' End, $45
Her Bottoms: Lands' End, $40
Desmond Gray Collared Shirt & Brushed Cotton Trousers//Classic Cream Long PJ Set
I say "pajamas," but the two Englishmen and Aussie gal behind Desmond & Dempsey say, "pyjamas." Their luxurious cotton sleep sets have no stretch, so they'll allegedly keep their shape and only get softer with age. And how bridal is that ivory set?
Lowell/Bishop Pajama Set in Red & White Tie Stripe
If you prefer a more subtle approach to dressing for the holidays, may we suggest this classic, candy cane–inspired set you wouldn't be embarrassed wearing during months other than December?
His: Sleepy Jones, $178
Hers: Sleepy Jones, $178
Footsteps Clothing His and Hers Varsity Matching Couples Pajamas
You'll never confuse each other's pj's shirts again.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $55 per set
Flannel PJ Sets
These fluffy flannels come with a front pocket for optimal holiday cookie storage. The men's version comes in heather gray, and the women's color is called penguin heather gray and features the cute birdies all bundled up for the cold.
Waffle Henley & Classic Sleep Pant in Red Plaid/Flannel Henley Sleep Shirt & Joggers in Red Plaid
It's been said that the henley is the sexiest shirt of all time, so proceed with caution here. Your cold nights might get really hot really quickly.
AEO Reindeer One-Piece Pajamas Costume/Aerie Cozy Sheep Jumpsuit
A reindeer (look at that tail!) and a snow sheep. Name a better holiday animal duo. We'll wait.
His: American Eagle, was $80, now $42
Hers: American Eagle, was $70, now $49
Long-Sleeve Santa/Mrs. Claus Whale Pocket Tee & Jolly Plaid Lounge Pants
The cotton twill of these lounge pants needs no breaking-in period; they're comfortable from the first wear. Pair a pair with a "whale-worn" shirt in a Santa or Mrs. Claus variety.
Wife and Hubs Couple's Pajama Set
Here's another something blue to wear for you, and a new nickname suggestion for him.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, both sets included for $87 total
Henry Pajama Shirt & Marcel Pajama Pant/Marina Pajama Shirt & Pant in Green & Navy Tie Stripe
A pj's set in forest green will have your nighttime wardrobe looking like a winter wonderland.