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The 3 Best Christmas-Themed Wallpaper Collections for Linux
December 21, 2022

The 3 Best Christmas-Themed Wallpaper Collections for Linux

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Get into the holiday spirit by finding a Christmas-themed, high-quality wallpaper for your Linux desktop.

With the holiday season in full swing, it is a good time to refresh the Christmas-themed wallpapers on your Linux PC.

When you have so many wallpaper websites to choose from, how do you know which sites have high-quality images with wintry themes featuring magical views outdoors to full-blown Christmas scenes showing off the lights and action of the big city?

You’ll have no trouble finding a perfect desktop background image to suit your Linux PC with these wallpaper collections.

1. The Klowner Collection

Mark is a digital artist mostly known for Penguin characters popping up throughout his digital Christmas themes. There are a number of series dating back several years ago. Although this is only one digital artists’ collection, there are still many Christmas-themed images that feel just right for Linux desktops.

A worthy mention is that Mark is also working on a cross-platform downhill ski game featuring ‘Tux’ the penguin. Choose from this artist’s wallpaper collection, check out his active projects, or do both at his official website.

2. 4000+ Christmas Wallpapers by Alpha Coders

There are so many pictures to choose from (which, at first, may feel overwhelming). Yet, take comfort in knowing there is a search function closer to the top of this website. The initial reaction to these photos is that they’re more traditional looking (similar to what you’d see on a postcard or puzzle).

All the images are labeled with pixel size, so you can easily compare this with the resolution (pixel count) of your computer screen. Otherwise, you’ll find the image either stretched or pixelated.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional winter outdoor theme or a Santa with plastic sunglasses on in a snowstorm, there are many options for you to choose from. If you can’t decide, consider automatically switching between wallpapers to rotate your new background image collection automatically.

3. Christmas Village Backgrounds by GetWallpapers

This series of Christmas village wallpapers range from scenes that look like they came out of the Rudolph classic to modern cities with vendors and views from the sky.

Although it may be tough to choose one, be confident in yourself. If you change your mind, you can always visit the website at any time.

Adding a Custom Desktop Background on Linux

You’ll want to first make sure your image is large enough to match your screen resolution. To do so, open up your terminal and type:

 xdpyinfo | grep 'dimensions:'

You should see something like this: dimensions: 3840×1305 pixels (1016×345 millimeters).

When you find the perfect image for your desktop, all you have to do is right-click and choose Save As from the context menu. Save the image to a memorable directory so you can find the image later.

Most wallpaper websites will have the image size shown as an overlay. If not, find your downloaded image and right-click it within your file manager. Choose Properties and then select the Image tab. You’ll then see the pixel count for the given image. If it matches your screen resolution, then great. If not, you can always make adjustments in the GNOME Settings menu.

Press the Super key and type Settings. Select Appearance and scroll down until you see Background.

Click Add Picture to select your background image from the directory where you saved it.

Then simply click on the image to select it. You’ll then see a checkmark as the background image updates.

Armed with the skills to upgrade your desktop wallpaper, now you only need to find an image that suits your taste.

Which Christmas-Themed Background Wallpaper Is for You?

The choice is tough indeed. But, there are options to use the aforementioned script to help refresh your new Christmas-themed wallpaper collection so that you’re not forced to choose just one image!

Choosing a new background image is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. All you need is your favorite Christmas music playlist, your favorite hot beverage, and cozy slippers to make this holiday season complete.

Stay warm and have fun choosing that perfect background image that is just right for you.


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