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Cheerful Wallpapers To Deck Your December Desktop (2017 Edition)

Quick Summary

Slowly but surely, 2017 is coming to an end. Time for some end-of-the-year wallpapers!

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To get you in the right mood for December and the upcoming holiday season, artists and designers from across the globe once again got their creative ideas bubbling and created festive and inspiring desktop wallpapers for you. Wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd and that are bound to add some holiday cheer to your screen.

All wallpapers featured in this post can be downloaded for free and come in versions with and without a calendar for December 2017. Have a happy holiday season!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendars series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

‘Tis The Season To Be Happy

Designed by Tazi from Australia.

'Tis The Season To Be Happy

Expectation

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” — Designed by StarAdmin from India.

Expectation

Christmas Woodland

Designed by Mel Armstrong from Australia.

Christmas Woodland

Surprise

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.” — Designed by PlusCharts from India.

Surprise

Magical Night

“At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still, you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” — Designed by UrbanUI Bootstrap Admin Templates from India.

Magical Night

A Merry Christmas You Will Have

“I am a huge fan of Star Wars and there’s a new Star Wars movie premiering December 14, so I designed a parody cartoon image of Master Yoda on Dagobah wishing everyone a Merry Christmas… Yoda-style. I designed a candy cane as his walking stick and added a Christmas hat to complete the picture. I hope you like it!” — Designed by Evita Bourmpakis from Greece.

A Merry Christmas You Will Have

Shining Holidays

“All holidays can be good times. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” — Designed by TemplateWatch from India.

Shining Holidays

Let It Snow

“How the snow falls in the north! Flake on flake falling incessantly, until the small dingles are almost on a level with the uplands. Let it snow!” — Designed by Mozilor Technologies from India.

Let It Snow

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Winter Romance

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — Designed by BootstrapDash from India.

Winter Romance

Christmas In Matera

“I designed a front view of the famous Sassi of Matera, the Italian city that will be ‘European Capital of Culture in 2019’, by using ‘modular hearts’ and simulating the texture of typical Christmas jumpers.” — Designed by Antonio Cappiello from Italy.

Christmas In Matera

Learn From Your Mistakes

Designed by Metrovista from Orlando, FL.

Learn From Your Mistakes

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Please note that we respect and carefully consider the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience throughout their works. This is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but rather designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

A big thank you to all designers for their participation. Join in next month!

What’s Your Favorite?

What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comment section below.