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 computer with a holiday-themed desktop wallpaper. Whether your taste runs to vintage, traditional, modern, sentimental, or humorous, you're bound to find something you like online.

These desktop wallpapers were tested on a Mac and should work on most computer systems. Many of the sites listed have versions of the wallpaper for iOS and Android smartphones.

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Vlad.Studio (macOS, iOS)

Vladstudio traveling Christmas tree wallpaper

Vlad Gerasimov is a prolific and talented artist who offers desktop wallpapers in multiple sizes suitable for the full range of desktop and portable Macs, such as the iPad, iPhone, iMac, Macbook, MacBook Air, and Apple Cinema Display.

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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Wallcoo (macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux)

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

Here, you'll find 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 (macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux)

Sanata, Elf, and Reindeer wallpaper

The five desktop wallpapers at Jinglebell Junction are all but guaranteed to make you smile. They include two versions of Santa and his reindeer flying around the world, 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 (macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux)

Christmas bear in show wallpaper

This colorful collection of free vintage and modern holiday wallpapers features simple images, which are nice if you don't like a busy desktop.

Choose from 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, macOS)

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 Windows computers.

The colorful wallpapers are available in 4:3, widescreen, and dual-screen formats. You might even keep the snowy winter images on your desktop long past the holiday season.

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Merry Sheeps Christmas by bsign at Deviant Art (macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux)

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 sparkles.

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 (macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux)

Melvin the Moose in Christmas tree wallpaper offers a variety of wallpapers like fun Santas, cute reindeer, poignant nativity scenes, and more.

Most wallpapers are available for standard and widescreen monitors.

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eWallpapers (macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux)

Snowman with Lantern wallpaper

No matter what device you use, you'll probably find a version of the Cute Snowman Wallpaper to fit it at eWallpapers. There are even three versions of the wallpaper for HDTVs.

The Cute Snowman Wallpaper features a smiling snowman decked out in a red sweater, hat, and mittens. A lantern hangs from the top of his walking stick, and snow gently falls 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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AllMacWallpaper (macOS, iOS)

Christmas tree Mac Wallpaper

AllMacWallpaper 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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