Inspired by the Windows Live Team & Microsoft’s Sean Alexander’s blog about free Holiday software available for download — I’ve updated my own list of Microsoft’s Free Holiday Software here:
New Holiday Goodies:
- Arabia Eid al-Adha "Holiday" Emoticons for Windows Live Messenger
- A Christmas Tree in Windows PowerShell
- Christmas Wallpaper (1024 x 768) from TechNet’s Aviraj Ajgekar
- Holiday Trivia Slideshow with Windows Media Center and Windows 7
- “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Flake” Holiday Theme from Saks 5th Aveneue (From: Windows Team Blog)
- Video Holiday Card Package – holiday theme package that includes music and title slides to spruce up your video cards. (From Windows Live Blog)
- Winter Desktop Theme to Windows 7 (similar to Windows XP Winter Fun Pack)
- Yule Log Visualization for Windows Media Player (updated for Windows 7)
- Install Yule Log Visualization for Windows Media Player
- Open Windows Media Player
- Go to Now Playing –> Visualizations –> Yule Log
- Play your musicVintage Holiday Goodies for Windows XP:
- Christmas Theme 2004 – A Christmas desktop theme with new wallpaper, animated cursors, new icons, new sounds, and a 3D screensaver.
- Digital Photography, Communications, and Browsing Winter Fun Pack Download – Discover a fun set of Internet Explorer holiday favorites (over 50 great holiday sites) and use the Fun Pack templates to create custom greeting cards.
- Digital Photography Winter Fun Pack 2003 – The holidays are a great time to share photos with friends and family. This download includes several tools that let you display your photos on your PC in fun ways, or create cards with holiday-themed templates.
- Windows Media Player 9 Series Winter Fun Pack Download 2002 – Includes the Holiday Music Auto Playlists Fun new holiday themed Auto Playlists use the Smart Jukebox features in Windows Media Player 9 Series to find and organize your holiday music into mixes.
- Windows Media Player 9 Winter Fun Pack 2003 – Dress up your Player for the holidays, organize your holiday music, or reorganize your whole music library. The Winter Fun Pack includes skins, auto playlists, a visualization, and a tool to export details about your whole catalog to put you and your computer into the holiday spirit.
- Winter Fun Pack 2004 for Windows XP Installer.
- Winter Fun Screensavers – “Holiday Snowflakes” transforms your computer monitor into a winter wonderland with three-dimensional snowflakes falling from the sky.
DO IT YOURSELF:
Find: Holiday Clip ArtMicrosoft Office Clip Art & Templates
- Microsoft Works Winter Holiday TemplatesOdds & Ends