Christmas themes for Windows 8.1/8

Christmas is around the corner, and if you are looking for some free Christmas themes to dress up your Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC, you have come to the right place.

“Full decoration
In anticipation of times
Marked with laughter and cheer
And day long awaited
And much celebrated
Christmas is finally here”

– Donna Summer

Christmas is here … well almost here! And we are here to get you into the Christmas spirit! We’re sure the Christmas preparations are under way, buying gifts for your loved ones, getting that big green tree, dressing it up and lighting up your house. Most of you must be experimenting and creating and installing your own  Windows 8 themes, but if you are looking for some ready-to-use Windows 8 Christmas themes, you may want to check these out.

UPDATE: Microsoft has removed most of these theme downloads, hence they have been de-linked where required. Windows 10 users may see this post – Windows 10 Christmas Themes, Wallpapers, Tree, Screensavers, Snow and more.

Windows Christmas Themes

You can use these themes for Windows 7 and above, but its real beauty shines when you have Windows 8.1 and the option to use the Desktop background on the Start screen enabled. If not, we highly recommend you do so. It makes the transition from Desktop to Modern UI really smooth.

Snowmen Theme

Windows 8 Christmas ThemesWhat’s Christmas without the cheery old Snowman? This theme will give you 8 desktop backgrounds, and a snow white window color that matches with the theme really well.

Snowy Night Theme

Christmas themes for Windows 8 | 8.1It’s Christmas eve; the bridges are blocked with snow and going out is not an option. What else can you do except watch the snowfall from your big windows while sipping a cup of Hot Chocolate? If this tips the scale more towards the fantasy side rather than reality, try out this Snowy Night Theme that gives you almost the same feeling. Almost. Bundled are 13 images of snowy nights and an ice blue window color to match.

Ice Castles Theme

Ice Castles Theme

Who doesn’t love  Ice Castles? Dress up your screen with these 6 striking pictures of Ice Castles from around the world. You windows will be matched with a soft icy blue hue.

Twinkle Wish Theme

Twinkle Wish ThemeThis one’s for your kid. Or the kid in you. Live out that era of bright colored Christmas books and the fascinating time of magical wish-granting stars. Switch between 6 wallpapers based on Santa and stars and snowy nights. Bundled is the Window color as white as Santa’s beard.

Holiday Lights Theme

Holiday Ligts ThemeLight up your screen, literally with these 17 Holiday Lights background.

All of the themes are available from the Windows Personalization website. Just click the “Download theme” button from the themes you like, and once they are downloaded launching the ‘.themepack’ file and the theme will be applied, automatically. Display the wallpaper as Start Screen background in Windows, to make your start screen look even better.

You can browse the Themes page from the Windows website to discover more beautiful themes spread across various categories. While you can always find a way to use Windows 8/10 themes and theme packs on Windows 7Windows 7 users may want to go here and check out some more cool Christmas Themes for Windows 7.

Windows 7 Christmas Themes and Downloads

  1. Exquisite Snowflakes and Frost Windows 7 theme from Microsoft
  2. Holiday Lights Themepack for Windows 7 from Microsoft
  3. Twinkle Wish Theme for Windows 7 for Kids From Microsoft
  4. Animated Christmas Tree for Windows desktopMore here.
  5. Free Windows Live Messenger & Windows 7 Christmas Downloads
  6. Christmas themes for Windows 7 at TWCF
  7. Winter White Windows 7 Theme, including snowing screensaver, white cursor set and wintry wallpapers.

Like all theme packs, these too can be used only on Windows 7 Ultimate, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise editions, but you could extract the wallpapers if you like them and use them on your desktop. Go here if you want to learn how to make a Windows 7 themepack.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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