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Are you feeling a little blue this holiday season? I was, until I installed Windows 7's delightful Christmas themes. This free download has it all--several wallpapers, holiday-themed icons, and Christmassy sounds, plus a soothing screen saver. The desktop themes (one red themed, one green) manage to be festive, stylish, and inspirational all at the same time.

Each wallpaper has a different holiday graphic (Christmas tree, candles, and so on) plus a lovely quote from John 3:16. Your icons suddenly become festive: The Recycle Bin is an ice bucket; the System Folder is a Santa hat; Computer is a Christmas tree; and Network is a gift box. Even your system sounds get the holiday treatment, with Christmassy sound effects like jingle bells, jolly laughter, and even a special message from Santa Claus.

The included Christmas Fireplace Screensaver is exactly what you'd expect: stockings hung by the chimney with care, and a crackling fire in the fireplace. Soothing holiday music plays in the background.

The Windows 7 Christmas Themes download is completely free, but the folks at Windows 7 would appreciate a small donation if you enjoy the themes as much as I did.

Note: In one zip archive, Windows 7 Christmas Themes gives you two theme packs and a screensaver. To install the themes, just double-click teach themepack file; Windows does the rest. Installing the screensaver is also simple: Just double-click the .exe file and step through the installation process.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

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At a Glance
  • This free Windows 7 themepack for Christmas manages to be festive, stylish, and inspirational at the same time.


    • two complete themes plus screensaver in one download; lovely graphics; festive sounds.


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