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christmas wallpapersIf we can hang socks over the fireplace and decorate our Christmas trees, I’m pretty certain that decorating our Macs for the occasion isn’t exactly taboo.

So in the spirit of giving (aren’t we always?), I’d like to share some ideas to spruce our beloved Macs. And hey, if some people can leave their Christmas lights on until New Year, then I guess you shouldn’t feel guilty if you want to leave some of these applications/decorations up and running slightly longer.

Oh, Let It Snow!

In a previous article, 9 Useless Applications Just For Fun [Mac Only] 9 Useless Applications Just For Fun [Mac Only] Read More I introduced Snowflakes. It brought snowflakes to your Mac’s desktop to remind you of this specific holiday season. This time around, I have another application to introduce – Snowplane.

Snowplane’s rendering of snow is quite different from Snowflake’s. It only displays small snow(balls) and falls very much slower comparatively. Amazingly, the snow is interactive – you can make them move around if an application window bumps into them! If you’re worried about overworking your precious Mac, don’t. Snowplane uses very little resources.

Deck The Halls With Boughs of Holly

Well, you can’t exactly deck your Mac with holly but you can have a Christmas tree in it. An amazingly simple application called TreeTopLights will place a Christmas tree right on your desktop with blinking lights and decoration. And like Xmas Lights (which I have covered before) it can surround the edges of your screen with customizable holiday lights.

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15 Great Christmas Wallpapers

I’ve scoured and worn out my resources to present 15 wallpapers to decorate your Mac with this holiday season, which in my opinion are some of the best. Here they are in no particular order:

Where Snowflakes Are Born – Vladstudio

Christmas Train – Vladstudio

Santa Flying 1 – Vladstudio

Waiting For The Miracle – Vladstudio

Sparks – Vladstudio

Snow Man Snow Child – Vladstudio

Christmas Lighthouse – Ron Philips

Merry Christmas – MarioVale

Merry Christmas – dimant

Christmas Blur II – Idle Type

The Timberland Santa – kevindooley

La boule de Noël / Christmas Ball – meantux

Boule de Noël / Christmas Ball – meantux

Xmas – O2sources

Blue Christmas – Digital Blasphemy

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel, fa la la

The gay apparel is not for us, nope – it’s for our icons. Just for Christmas, why don’t you change your hard disk icon on your desktop into something a little more joyful. While you’re at it, don’t just stop there. Go ahead and change your favourite folders’ icons as well. Check out these 6 icon sets from InterfaceLift.com and see if any tugs on your festive heart strings.

  • Christmas 2003
  • iPod Christmas
  • The Real Christmas 2005
  • Winter Holidays
  • Xmas by FixIcon.com
  • Xmas by Yellow Icon
  • I hope you’ll enjoy this Christmas with your loved ones and may your festive mood be enhanced by these little tweaks to your Mac. Happy Holidays, dear MakeUseOf readers!

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