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Best Cannabis Strains for Christmas

It’s time to pull out your favorite pipe or bong to smoke the best cannabis strains for Christmas. From pine-scented to vanilla-infused strains, this holiday season is set to be one for the books. If you’re looking to elevate your holiday tradition, smoke or vaporize the following Christmas-friendly cannabis strains.

Jack Frost

As the winter temperatures roll around, so does the story of the icy Jack Frost. Jack Frost is a calming hybrid strain bred by California-based Goldenseed. A slew of robust genetics from White Widow, Northern Lights, and Jack Herer contributes to this Sativa-dominant strain. 

Pair your holiday eggnog with this citrus and woody-smelling strain that delivers jolly individuals a rush of euphoria as a wave of relaxation radiates throughout their body. Jack Frost’s high THC levels can help you push through all your gift opening and Christmas movie watching.

Candy Cane

The traditional peppermint candy cane has become synonymous with Christmas. This holiday season, try the Indica-dominant Candy Cane strain from Vancouver’s Crop King Seeds. The cross between AK-47, White Widow, and Mango produced this sweet and sour strain.

Candy Cane’s fruity and sour scent can go well with a cranberry Christmas dessert or a holiday punch. Its effects are long-lasting and euphoric, which can relieve stress during this hectic Christmas season.

Jack Herer

The quintessential Christmas pine tree permeates pungent piney aromas that mix with the sweet spices from baking in the kitchen. Capture the spirit of Christmas with the legendary Jack Herer strain. Its pine-forward and spicey notes add to your home’s festive aroma.

Jack Herer is a Sativa-dominant strain with Haze, Northern Lights #5, and Shiva Skunk genetics. Its joyous and clear-headed effects allow you to partake in the normal Christmas activities while enjoying motivating effects.

Vanilla Kush

Vanilla flavors dominate many baked holiday treat recipes. Infuse more vanilla notes into your December routine with the Vanilla Kush strain. Vanilla Kush is a cross between Afghani Kush and Kashmir strains that features strong notes of vanilla and pine.

Vanilla Kush’s sweet, floral, earthy, and slightly citrus scent make it one of the most fragrant strains around. Small to moderate doses of Vanilla Kush induces deep relaxation, while high doses can end a productive Christmas day on a sleepy note.

Hazelnut Cream

If you’re a chocolate and hazelnut fan, you’ve probably tried the rich and creamy Ferrero Rocher confections. The sweet treat has become a Christmas favorite. The Hazelnut Cream strain is the perfect addition to your holiday stash or Christmas stocking. 

Hazelnut Cream is a Sativa-dominant hybrid cross between Cookies and Cream and Miami Haze strains. The strain has a distinct nutty, cheesy, and earthy scent. Its cerebral effects can liven up a holiday movie or dining experience without making you feel sleepy.

Chocolate Diesel

Christmas is the perfect holiday season for chocolate lovers. They can enjoy everything from hot chocolate to chocolate pralines to chocolate truffles and more. Add a twist to your sweet chocolate treats with the sharp and biting chocolate and fuel aroma of Chocolate Diesel.

Chocolate Diesel is a cross between Chocolate Thai and Sour Diesel strains. This stimulating strain can give you the energy to weather the holiday celebrations and winter cold. Users liken the effects of Chocolate Diesel to taking a couple of shots of espresso.

Girl Scout Cookies

Change up the tradition of leaving Santa Claus a glass of milk and cookies. Instead, get yourself a few grams of the classic Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) strain. A minty, earthy, and spicy aroma blend with citrus and hoppy undertones to produce a complex-smelling strain.

As a multiple Cannabis Cup winner, GSC’s blissful and relaxing effects can uplift your mood through the 12 days of Christmas and beyond. GSC’s high THC concentration is perfect for Christmas parties or during a quiet night at home while watching Christmas movies.

Super Silver Haze

For a touch of citrus, skunk, and spice, Christmas-goers can try Super Silver Haze. This Sativa-dominant creation from Amsterdam’s Green House Seed Company features moderate THC levels, although, there are CBD-rich versions of the strain.

Super Silver Haze’s long-lasting and uplifting high can reduce stress and combat fatigue during these dreary and cold months. Instead of succumbing to the gloomy cloud of winter, cozy up next to this anxiety-reducing and spicy-smelling strain.

Bubba Kush

After the holidays have come and gone, Bubba Kush’s sedating effects can lull you into a peaceful slumber. Bubba Kush’s light coffee and chocolate notes blend with spicy and citrus undertones.

This heavy Indica strain can provide supreme relaxation throughout the body. Users report reduced muscle tension and insomnia with this intoxicating strain. Novice users should approach this heavy-hitting strain with caution.


For those that don’t want to get high and prefer CBD-rich strains, the Harlequin strain offers consumers about a 5:2 CBD:THC ratio. Harlequin flowers can contain up to 15 percent CBD and 10 percent THC.

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The balanced cannabinoid ratio provides invigorating and mood-boosting effects. Harlequin’s woody and earthy scent feature a strong pine and tropical fruit finish. If you’re looking for a relaxing and a clear-headed experience, try some Harlequin flower buds.

This holiday season is full of potent and aromatic cannabis strains that can pair well with your holiday fare or spice up any holiday activity. Each strain offers a unique aromatic profile and produces varying effects from person to person. Now that Christmas season is in full swing, give these holiday-friendly strains a try.

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