Get a Holiday Desktop with Stardock Apps and WinCustomize Skins

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization

The holiday season is here!  Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, or just like to give your desktop a winter inspired look, I wanted to give some tips on how to achieve a festive look.  There are thousands and thousands of skins and themes available here on WinCustomize, and the holiday season is one that has a lot of skins available.  Whether you want just a festive wallpaper, or a complete theme for your desktop, we have it covered.

Holiday WindowBlinds Skins

If you want a complete change to the way Windows looks, then look no further than WindowBlinds.  There are lots of holiday themes available and they also serve as a great base for other customization tools.

Get WindowBlinds here

TIP: New to WindowBlinds?  Here's an informative walkthrough.

Here are some recommended holiday-inspired skins:

Miricla Christmas

Christmas 2011

Sapphire Blue Winter

Hanukkah and Friends


ObjectDock Backgrounds and Icons

ObjectDock is one of the best desktop tools to organize your frequently used app shortcuts, site urls, and more.  It’s also customizable by changing the background and adding custom icons to the dock. 

Get ObjectDock here

TIP: Learn how to change the ObjectDock Background theme here.

Cool holiday themes for ObjectDock:

Christmas Icons

Magic Christmas

Christmas Time Background

Christmas PNG´s


Animated Holiday Wallpapers with DeskScapes

DeskScapes gives users the ability to have animated wallpapers on their desktop.  There is something really cool and fun with having an animated holiday display right on your Windows desktop.  On WinCustomize there are animated wallpapers of lighted Christmas trees and an animated fireplace that you can use.

Get DeskScapes here

TIP: Learn more about using DeskScapes here.

Some animated wallpapers to try out:

Christmas Trees

Christmas Cottage


Christmas Fire (Dual Monitor)


Change Your Cursor to a Holiday theme with CursorFX

You follow the cursor around on your desktop all day, so why not change it to a custom animated theme?  CursorFX lets Windows users change their cursor to one of thousands available.  Many of these have some fantastic animations and many are made to match several popular WindowBlinds skins so you can get the complete look you are after.

Get CursorFX here

Holiday CursorFX themes to check out:

Santa Claus

Christmas Elf

My Xmas ani


Island Dog
Reply #1 Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:58 PM

Reply #2 Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:21 PM

Nice post, Spencer! Thanks!

Reply #3 Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:24 PM


Have a new Christmas WB on the way next week.

Reply #4 Wednesday, December 3, 2014 2:18 PM

A couple of very nice, low-overhead hybrid DeskScapes dreams, both by CarGuy1:

WC Community Holiday Suite '09:

Hanukkah and Friends - Menorah:


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