Did you notice that Christmas is coming? If you venture out of the house once in a while, you’ve probably noticed the decorations slowly going up. But what about your home?
With Christmas being almost 3 weeks away, chances are you haven’t started decorating, yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the holiday spirit right now. Unlike decorating your house, decorating your computer only takes seconds, and is a great way to put yourself in the right mood for the holidays.
As expected, there are tons of sources for Christmas wallpapers out there, but if you’re too busy to hunt for the right ones, just pick one of the festive wallpapers below. Merry Christmas!
This simple wallpaper by Andrew Philpott is a prime example for a SimpleDesktops wallpaper. We’ve mentioned SimpleDesktops in the past among other websites to find simple wallpapers, and it truly is a great source for the minimalist.
Unfortunately, SimpleDesktops doesn’t have a proper search, so if you’re after specific wallpapers, it takes some work to find them. “‘Tis The Season” is one of the best Christmas wallpaper you’ll find on SimpleDesktops, but if you’re looking for something even simpler, all you have to do is keep reading.
The problem with many Christmas wallpapers is that they’re just too much. Most of us still like to have an icon or three on our desktop, and these tend to drown when the wallpaper is too busy. Then again, you may want to get that true holiday feeling, which you might not get from a simple drawing. “Christmas Tree Toys” is a great compromise between the two.
With plenty of holiday spirit to it and lots of relatively plain spots for icons shortcuts, this wallpaper is good choice if you’re looking for subtle, but not too subtle.
Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to stop being geeky. And what better way to represent the holidays than with a macro shot of cables? For a moment, these look like ordinary cables, but it quickly becomes obvious what they really are. It’s Christmas-y, and it’s original. And there’s even some room for your icons!
I didn’t forget promising something truly simple. And really, you can’t go much simpler than this wallpaper by hannah. Somehow, the tree manages to be both barely perceptible and very much there. A great way to get yourself into the holiday spirit without sacrificing your desktop or your good tastes.
There’s more to Christmas than ornaments and decorations. In many parts of the world, Christmas means cold. Although this wallpaper shows nothing but a red maple leaf and some snow, it somehow manages to convey just the right message. If you’re not into actual Christmas wallpapers, this one will put you in the right spirits without any bells and whistles.
Another subtle Christmas wallpaper, and this time for the sweet tooths among you. Yes, all it’s showing is cookie dough being cut into a roughly gingerbread-man-like shape, but it doesn’t need to say much more. This one says “Christmas” without any of the traditional red, green and white.
What if you do want that red, green and white? This wallpaper is all-out Christmas. While still leaving enough room for whatever you need to place on your desktop, this paper garland wallpaper will not only get you into the holiday spirit, it may even inspire you to decorate your house, and wasn’t that the whole point of the exercise?
This is one of the best Christmas wallpapers I found while researching this post. It’s super simple, and yet manages to really convey “Christmas” after just one glance. It’s so beautiful, it’s almost tempting to print it, glue it onto cardboard and use it instead of a real Christmas tree. Almost.
Another wallpaper that apparently has nothing to so with Christmas, and yet immediately puts Christmas into your mind. Cold, green, red, frost… seems that we’re somehow trained to think of Christmas when observing these things. Doesn’t it make you want to jump into the pile and squish some leaves?
This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one traditional Christmas tree wallpaper. Sometimes all you need is just a regular picture of a regular Christmas tree, and this is a pretty amazing one.
Wait, There’s More!
I did my best to cater to all tastes and preferences with the choices above, but naturally, some of you couldn’t find what you were looking for. Don’t worry, you don’t yet have to dive into the pile of wallpaper websites to look for one yourself. Check out last year’s collection of awesome holiday wallpapers, the right one could be waiting for you there.