The countdown to Christmas Day is underway, and there are plenty of marijuana strains to help get cannabis enthusiasts into the holiday spirit. Although there is a long, almost never-ending list of strains to choose from, Leafly’s Data Grinder analyzed data and came up with the 12 best strains for the holiday season.
Although it is a time filled with plenty of enjoyment, some people become stressed from all the holiday shopping. Shopping for cannabis strains should be stress-free, especially since more and more people are supporting legal cannabis in America.
Fortunately, any of the following strains can help ease that shopper’s stress and make you feel like you are sipping on hot cocoa next to a fireplace. Whether you roll one of the strains in joint papers or a bong, they are all must try!
It also helps to have a good understanding of exactly what makes a cannabis strain a strain.
This hybrid strain is a crossbreed of Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Cookies. Gelato #41 saw an 18% increase in search interest in the last month, according to Leafly.
The potent strain has a fruity and sweet flavor profile. It provides a heavy relaxing body high, perfect for people looking to unwind after a long day of shopping and walking in stores.
Known for producing a fruity aroma that smells similar to strawberries, this Sativa strain has mysterious origins. Cannabis experts believe this strain is a cross of Haze and Strawberry Fields.
Regardless of its origins, this strain saw a 6.6% search interest increase. The Strawberry Cough strain provides increased energy, ideal for people looking to spend the day Christmas shopping.
Leafly named Wedding Cake as their strain of the year twice, first in 2019 and then in 2021. Also known as Triangle Mints #23, this hybrid cannabis strain has a tangy flavor with a peppery undertone.
This strain is perfect for helping people who are dealing with the loss of appetite. If you want to make room in your stomach for a huge Christmas dinner, then Wedding Cake is an excellent strain to select for a pre-meal session.
The 2020 Leafly Strain of the year was a popular choice for plenty of people who spent a lot of time at home. It is a cross of two very popular strains, Zkittlez and Gelato, with a sweet odor and taste. The long-lasting effects from this strain can help make a Christmas movie marathon way more enjoyable.
Zlushi should be at the top of every cannabis lovers’ gift list for the cannabis Santa Claus. Zlushi is a new strain created by crossing the Z3 strain with Mimosa. The result is a hybrid strain with frosty buds and a tropical taste.
Picture yourself sitting by a cozy fireplace with a nice joint with the Carbon Fiber strain. The buds on this strain are frosty with purplish leaves. It is produced by crossing three hybrid strains: Cookies & Cream, Biscotti, and Grape Pie. The sweet aroma of this strain pairs well with a nice cup of hot cocoa.
If you want to end a holiday-filled day on a high note, Leafly recommends the ZMO strain. The Indica-dominant hybrid strain is a heavy hitter, so expect a soothing but heavy body high.
Two cannabis strains, Cannarado’s Grape Gasoline and Compound Genetics Khalifa Mints combine to create the tasty Violet Fog strain. The strain has a complex flavor profile with a fruity taste and minty undertones.
If you want to enjoy strains packed with flavors, Forbidden Runtz is an excellent choice. This hybrid strain is packed with fruity flavors.
Courtesy of B-Real from Cypress Hill cannabis brand Insane comes Beam Up Scotty. According to Leafly, this strain is similar to Biscotti. This hybrid strain is excellent for boosting moods, so make sure to seek this strain if you want a boost in the holiday spirit.
Caps Frozen Lemons strain from Billo in Colorado is a top choice if you like citrus flavors. This strain has won awards thanks to its strong lemon-like flavors.
This Indica-dominant strain is a cross of two very well-known strains, Blackberry and OG Kush. Originating from Southern California, the soothing effects of this strain can be felt immediately throughout your body.