21 free Christmas wallpapers for your PC in 2021

As 2021 is quickly coming to an end, Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a special time for families and friends to reconnect, so most of us are looking forward to decorating and getting into that famous holiday spirit. And what better way to start than by choosing a new cute Christmas wallpaper? Well, we searched the web and made a list of our favorite desktop wallpapers for this winter season, and you can download each one in your preferred resolution. So if you’re looking for free Christmas wallpapers to decorate your screens during these holidays, we encourage you to play some festive music and check out our selection:

NOTE: If you need help, check out our guide on changing the desktop wallpaper in Windows 10, and the one on how to change the background on Windows 11.

1. Merry Xmas in the Snow

If you’re hoping for a snowy Christmas, maybe one playing games with your loved ones, this Merry Xmas wallpaper with a bokeh effect could be just right. Who knows? You might be the absolute champion during this holiday season’s board game extravaganza.

Merry Xmas in the Snow by Ylanite Koppens

Download: Merry Xmas in the Snow by Ylanite Koppens

2. Cat in Christmas Tree

The adorable cat in this cute Christmas wallpaper is filled with wonder, helping us remember the magical power of the holidays. Have a purrfect Xmas!

Cat in Christmas Tree by Andréas BRUN

Download: Cat in Christmas Tree by Andréas BRUN

3. Christmas Tree with Lights

Did you know the color green is known to relieve stress? Add the calming effect of Christmas lights, and this wallpaper is guaranteed to relax you. You can even pretend to be a furry little creature inside your Xmas tree.

Christmas Tree with Lights by Joanna Kosinska

Download: Christmas Tree with Lights by Joanna Kosinska

4. Red Sconce and Green Bauble

These Christmas decorations in classic Christmas colors are guaranteed to remind you it’s the holiday season. And you can always use the candle to find your way home.

Red Sconce and Green Bauble by Susanne Jutzeler

Download: Red Sconce and Green Bauble by Susanne Jutzeler

5. Christmas Festive VW Beetle Toys

We can’t decide if this image is playful or romantic, so maybe a bit of both? Don’t hesitate to let your (inner) child enjoy the holidays with this cute Christmas wallpaper featuring festive Volkswagen Beetle miniatures.

Christmas Festive VW Beetle Toys by Annie Spratt

Download: Christmas Festive VW Beetle Toys by Annie Spratt

6. Mistletoe on a Winter Day

Did you know that kissing under the mistletoe has been a tradition since the 1700s? Mistletoe is seen as a symbol of life because it endures through the cold of winter. If you don’t believe us, take a walk and see it for yourself or, better yet, enjoy this wallpaper from the comfort of your home.

Mistletoe on a Winter Day by Mekht

Download: Mistletoe on a Winter Day by Mekht

7. Small Baubles with Silver Ribbon

Nothing says Christmas like the color red. If you enjoy it and need a lot of room for your desktop icons, this wallpaper might be perfect for you.

Small Baubles with Silver Ribbon by Laura James

Download: Small Baubles with Silver Ribbon by Laura James

8. White Christmas Stars

Christmas is defined not only by red but also white. So if you fancy bright, simple wallpapers, here’s one that features a subtle branch next to star decorations on a white background, where you have space for plenty of icons.

White Christmas Stars by Joanna Kosinska

Download: White Christmas Stars by Joanna Kosinska

9. Open Neon Sign with Christmas Baubles

On the opposite pole, you might prefer this darker Christmas wallpaper. But, despite appearances, we feel it conveys positive messages: Open your heart and home to your friends and loved ones during these winter holidays! And don’t forget to open your mind to new experiences and perspectives in the upcoming year!

Open Neon Sign with Christmas Baubles by D A V I D S O N L U N A

Download: Open Neon Sign with Christmas Baubles by D A V I D S O N L U N A

10. Happy Shy Snowmen

This whimsical wallpaper features a family of snowmen in their element. When was the last time you had a snowball fight with your family? Or at least a peaceful walk during the holiday season?

Happy Shy Snowmen by Myriam Zilles

Download: Happy Shy Snowmen by Myriam Zilles

11. Nativity Figurine with a Bokeh Effect

Do you want a wallpaper that hints at the nativity of Christ but also enjoy the bokeh effect on lights? To get both, check out this golden wallpaper.

Nativity Figurine by Gareth Harper

Download: Nativity Figurine by Gareth Harper

12. Frozen Glass Ball

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Of course, it could get cold, but winter can be quite the artist sometimes, as this wallpaper insists on reminding us. On top of that, you get plenty of room for your desktop icons.

Frozen Glass Ball by Aaron Burden

Download: Frozen Glass Ball by Aaron Burden

13. Red Apples and Xmas Cappuccino

After being out in the cold, what’s better than a nice, hot, Christmas-themed beverage? Add some apples and pinecones, and you got yourself a perfect holiday wallpaper.

Red Apples and Xmas Cappuccino by Toa Heftiba

Download: Red Apples and Xmas Cappuccino by Toa Heftiba

14. Santa Claus Snow Globe

If it’s Christmas, it is time for Santa Claus to bring gifts to kids worldwide. So let Santa smile at your children from your desktop wallpaper and remind them to be nice, especially during this busy holiday season.

Santa Claus Snow Globe by Mitya Ivanov

Download: Santa Claus Snow Globe by Mitya Ivanov

15. Bokeh Christmas Tree

Do you want room for your desktop icons but would also like to get into the Christmas spirit? Use this bokeh Christmas Tree wallpaper if you also think less is more.

Bokeh Christmas Tree by Kelly Sikkema

Download: Bokeh Christmas Tree by Kelly Sikkema

16. Under the Christmas Tree

This wallpaper shows our perfect scenario for waking up on Christmas morning: unwrapping a gift while sipping our favorite hot beverage.

Under the Christmas Tree by Alisa Anton

Download: Under the Christmas Tree by Alisa Anton

17. Christmas Anime Girl

Yes, we are anime fans, so we had to include this Christmas wallpaper for those who love anime!

Christmas Anime Girl

Download: Christmas Anime Girl

18. Lamppost In Night Sky

There’s nothing like a Christmas night, watching snowflakes falling ever-so-gently from the sky in the dim light of a lamppost. This wallpaper lets you dream about that while keeping warm.

Lamppost In Night Sky by Hide Obara

Download: Lamppost In Night Sky by Hide Obara

19. Ice Cube Snowman

We can’t get enough of this wallpaper showing an ice cube snowman next to a Christmas tree. What’s with the headphones? Is he cold or just a music fan? If you were around during the 90s, it should be pretty obvious what song he’s listening to, baby. 🙂

Ice Cube Snowman by Ramirez Cooper

Download: Ice Cube Snowman by Ramirez Cooper

20. Taking a Photo of the Christmas Tree

Some people love Christmas trees more than anything, maybe even too much. So use this wallpaper as a reminder to record the beautiful moments in your life while also remembering to put down your electronic devices and enjoy the company of your loved ones.

Taking a Photo of the Christmas Tree by Sabri Tuzcu

Download: Taking a Photo of the Christmas Tree by Sabri Tuzcu

21. Let It Snow

In case it wasn’t already obvious, we’re hoping for a peaceful, white Christmas this year. If you feel the same way, join us with this wallpaper, guaranteed to get you playing the popular holiday song in your head. That should definitely put you in a Christmas mood.

Let It Snow by Monstera

Download: Let It Snow by Monstera

The editors at Digital Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas!

With Christmas just around the corner, decorations, baubles, festive lights, and Xmas trees are starting to pop up everywhere. We love having them on our computers and devices as well, and we hope you enjoy our selection of desktop wallpapers for Christmas. Let us know your favorite(s) in the comments. We wish you a Merry Christmas, lots of joy, peace, and happiness! We hope Santa is especially generous at the end of this challenging year and brings you the gifts of love and tranquility for the future. And of course, the full contents of your Amazon shopping wishlist. 🙂

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