Displaying Some Christmas Spirit: 3 Things To Look For When Choosing The Best Christmas Flag

With Christmas being just months away, many people are already on the lookout for the right decorations that can bring some Christmas spirit into the community and home. There is nothing as festive as flying a decorative Christmas flag in celebration, and many stores offer a wide selection of different varieties for you to choose from. Christmas flags vary in weight, strength and flying ability, so it is important to clearly know what you are looking for in order to make an informed decision. Here are 3 things that you should consider when choosing the most ideal Christmas flag.

Make Sure That You Have The Right Size

The flag size that is considered to be most appropriate will be dependent on the type and length of flagpole that you have. The general rule to follow is to purchase a Christmas flag that has a length close to 1/3 of the length of the in-ground flagpole. The rule changes if the flagpole is mounted to the wall. If you will be displaying the Christmas flags on shorter flagpoles, then you will want to choose a Christmas flag that has a length that is proportionate to the eventual height that it will be on the flagpole. 

If you do not have the right size, the Christmas flags may seem out of place or may not fly correctly. If you are looking for a more impressive outcome, you should also consider choosing a flag that is slightly larger than 1/3 of the length of the flagpole. 

Consider The Wind Speed vs. The Fabric Chosen

Now, if you plan on flying the Christmas flags outdoors, then you will want to fully contemplate whether the fabric that you have chosen is appropriate for the wind speeds that are prevalent in that area. The three most common types of fabric that you will be able to find will include cotton, nylon and polyester. 

Typically speaking, nylon Christmas flags are lightest in weight, and will be most appropriate for light winds. In comparison, polyester Christmas flags are typically recommended for medium to heavy winds. Cotton Christmas flags are typically the heaviest, and can withstand the most wear and tear. Due to this reason, they are recommended for heavy winds only. Cotton Christmas flags are extremely durable and will be able to last for years.

Inspect The Stitching

Last but not least, you will want to spend a considerable amount of time inspecting the stitching to determine the quality of the Christmas flags. High quality stitching will not only be secure, but will also be approximately the same size throughout the entire flag. You want to tug on the corners of the flag to determine whether the stitching will loosen, and you will also want to see if any of the threads are frayed. 

Most Christmas flags have elaborate embroidery on them. Inspecting the quality of the stitching is crucial since if some of the stitching comes off, the entire flag will eventually fall apart. Keep in mind that repairing Christmas flags with low quality stitching can be extremely difficult, and even impossible at times. 


Christmas flags are great for adding some Christmas spirit to your property. There are many different designs to choose from, and most of these Christmas flags can be flown separately on their own flagpoles or below another flag. With the numerous varieties of designs and styles available on the market, from religious figures to commercial characters and designs, feel free to shop around to find the Christmas flags that speak the most to you and your family, and to find the best deals.