Get in the holiday spirit with themes for Windows

The winter holidays are upon us. Install these beautiful Windows themes from Microsoft to help you get in the spirit.

To help you get in the spirit of the holidays this season, Microsoft has released some new holiday theme packs for Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems. To install them, just download the theme packs, then double-click them. Here are some samples of the new themes:

Decking the Halls
There are a total of 12 wallpapers in this theme, consisting of mostly beautiful ornaments.

Get it HERE.

Decking the Halls theme
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Holiday Lights
This theme has 17 wallpapers of decorative lights.

Get it HERE.

Holiday Lights theme
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

The snowmen theme has seven wallpapers of snowmen in various poses.

Get it HERE.

Snowmen theme
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Decorating the Trees
This theme is all about decorating trees -- nine wallpapers in all.

Get it HERE.

Decorating the Trees theme
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

That's it. For more holiday themes by Microsoft, go check out Microsoft's holiday theme gallery.

About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at


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