Christmas Desktop Wallpaper for Mac, Windows, and Linux

Decorate your computer or smartphone with Christmas cheer

If you can't get enough of Christmas, decorate your Windows, Mac, or Linux computers as well as your house. A variety of holiday-themed desktop wallpapers are available on the web. Whether your taste runs to vintage, traditional, modern, sentimental, or humorous, you're bound to find something you like.

Although the desktop wallpapers were tested on a Mac, all work equally well on most computer systems. Many of the sites listed have versions of the wallpaper for iOS and Android smartphones.

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Vladstudio traveling Christmas tree wallpaper

Vlad Gerasimov is a prolific and talented artist who offers desktop wallpapers in multiple sizes. They're suitable for the iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4, 21-inch iMac, 27-inch iMac, MacBook Air, and 24-inch and 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays, as well as other desktop and portable Macs.

Images include snowmen, snowflakes, icicles, Christmas trees, flying Santas, Siberian winters, penguins, and a Christmas train. You'll also find Christmas and other e-cards and animated e-cards on Vlad's site, as well as apps and games for the iPad and iPhone.

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Holiday tree in snow wallpaper offers hundreds of holiday wallpapers from around the world. Images include photos, paintings, and illustrations. The wallpapers are available in multiple sizes, and many are available in widescreen as well as standard formats.

Images include Santa Claus in numerous poses and situations, snowmen, angels, teddy bears, Disneyland displays, candy canes, Christmas stockings, Christmas trees, ornaments, outdoor scenes, clay dolls, pets, cartoons, fantasy illustrations, and scenes from The Night Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and other storybooks.

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Jinglebell Junction

Sanata, Elf, and Reindeer wallpaper

The desktop wallpapers at Jinglebell Junction are guaranteed to make you smile. Although there are only five designs to choose from, they're all worth adding to your collection.

There are two versions of Santa and his reindeer flying across the world, plus a snowman and his avian friends; Santa, a reindeer, and an elf rushing to deliver presents; and Santa getting ready to climb down a chimney.

Each image is available in four sizes, from 800 x 600 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Free Christmas Wallpapers

Christmas bear in show wallpaper

The Free Christmas Wallpapers website has a colorful collection of vintage and modern holiday wallpapers. Some of the images are simple, which is nice if you don't like a busy desktop.

Images include mistletoe, Santa and a reindeer building a snowman, a Christmas village, snowflakes, a white Christmas tree and snowflakes against a red background, a Christmas village and bear, an Apple icon sporting a Santa cap, and a country Christmas night.

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MLeWallpapers (Windows and Mac)

Winter Wonderland in Lights wallpaper

A quick tap on the Christmas tab at brings up a collection of free festive holiday wallpapers that work on both Macs and PCs.

The colorful wallpapers are available in 4:3, widescreen, and dual-screen formats. You can use the snowy winter images to decorate your desktop long past the holiday season.

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Merry Sheeps Christmas by bsign at Deviant Art

Sheep Xmas Tree wallpaper

If you're a fan of Aardman Studios' stop-animation characters, you'll love the Merry Sheeps Christmas wallpaper from bsign's Deviant Art website. It features two sheep and a cow, plus stars, gifts, and lots of sparkle.

Double-click the image for the full-size version, then right-click the image and select Save Image to Downloads from the pop-up menu.

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Christmas Corner

Melvin the Moose with his Christmas tree wallpaper offers a variety of wallpapers for you to choose from. Fun Santas, cute reindeer, poignant Nativity scenes, and more are available to set the tone of your holiday message for each recipient.

Most wallpapers are available for standard and widescreen monitors.

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eWallpapers Cute Snowman

Snowman with Lantern wallpaper

No matter which Mac or iOS device you use, you'll probably find a version of the Cute Snowman Wallpaper to fit at eWallpapers. There are three versions of the wallpaper designed for HDTVs.

The Cute Snowman Wallpaper features a smiling snowman decked out in a red sweater, red hat, and red mittens, with a lantern hanging from the top of his walking stick. Snow is gently falling in the background. The wallpaper is free for personal desktop use.

Tap the Holidays > Christmas tabs at eWallpapers to bring up hundreds of additional wallpapers.

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Christmas Tree Mac Wallpaper

Christmas tree Mac Wallpaper

AllMacWallpaper is a collection of images you can use as desktop wallpaper for your Mac. The website makes it easy to select and download the right image for your Mac. Click the image you like, and the site gives you the correct screen size to download.

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