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Desktop Fun: Merry Christmas Icon Packs

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Christmas is getting closer, so it is time to start decorating your desktops! Today we have a collection of fun and colorful Merry Christmas icons to help get you and your desktop ready for the holidays.

Merry Christmas Icons

Note: To customize the icon setup on your Windows 7 & Vista systems see our article here. Using Windows XP? We have you covered here.

Sneak Preview

Here is the holiday desktop that we put together using the Standard Christmas Icons 2010.1 pack shown below.

Note: The original, unmodified version of this wallpaper can be found here.


A closer look at the fun icons we used on our desktop…


The Icon Packs

Standard Christmas Icons 2010.1

*.ico, .png, .bmp, and .gif format



Christmas Icons

*.ico format only




*.ico, .png, and .icns format



Silent Night

*.png format only



Winter Wonderland

*.ico format only



More Christmas Themed Goodness for Your Desktop

Desktop Fun: Christmas 2013 Wallpaper Collection [Bonus Edition]

Desktop Fun: Christmas 2012 Wallpaper Collection [Bonus Edition]

Desktop Fun: Christmas 2011 Wallpaper Collection [Bonus Edition]

Desktop Fun: Merry Christmas Wallpaper Collection [Bonus Edition]

Desktop Fun: Christmas 2011 Icon Packs

Desktop Fun: Christmas 2011 Fonts

Desktop Fun: Merry Christmas Fonts

Awesome Holiday Themed Desktop Wallpapers

Want more great icon sets to look through? Make sure to visit our Desktop Fun section for more icon goodness!

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/14/10

Comments (6)

  1. LoverBoy

    Awesome ..
    Just one suggestion in main desktop screenshot the icon for Asian Angel is not looking good instead of it if you use Karen.ico from Frosty the Snowman 1.0 pack it would be Beautiful . :) ;)

  2. pitman

    Now I wish it was snowing here, which is never (god damn desert).

  3. Kathy

    Question: after you download an icon pack, where does it go? I’m using Firefox and Windows 7, and I think it went somewhere in a Firefox folder (extensions?), but can’t find it when I’m going through the Change Icon process and browsing files. I should have paid better attention. Does anyone know what the default location is? I checked my download folder and it isn’t there. Love the Christmas icons and would like to get them on my computer.

  4. Asian Angel

    @Kathy – Here is a trick that I have used before to find out where a download “disappeared” to. Try downloading the file again but stop as soon as the “Save As” location is displayed. ^_^ It may also be a matter of Firefox “asking” a file zipping utility to open the file upon download instead of saving it. When the Save Window appears make sure that it is set to saving instead of opening. ^_^ I have been caught on the difference between a zip and rar file on this before too (until the I got the settings sorted out on a fresh portable Firefox install). ^_^

  5. Kathy

    @Asian Angel – Thank you! My desktop is now quite merry. Realized I actually downloaded a toolbar not the Standard Christmas icons themselves. (Blindly followed the big “Download Now” buttons when looking at Christmas icons.) Any guidance on how to delete unwanted toolbars and any associated programs that came with them? I don’t see them in my Downloads folder, or in the Applications list. I want to delete the toolbar and any associated software that came with it completely.

  6. Asian Angel

    @Kathy – To remove those toolbars go to your Control Panel and look for “Programs -> Uninstall a program”. From there you can find the toolbars by scrolling through the software listed and uninstall them. ^_^

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