Christmas WordPress Theme For Free Download


We may be a little bit late to the Christmas party, but late is usually better than never. In this post we release a very compact, magazine-like theme designed especially for events such Christmas. We hope that the theme may be useful not only for this Christmas, but can also be used in general, for various purposes. This theme was designed by InstantShift1 as an exclusive Christmas gift for Smashing Magazine readers.

The theme has a 2-column-based layout and, is based on Christmas and holidays and has some fresh appealing funky icons. The PSD source file of the logo image has also been included with the package. This theme design can be used for any project and will be useful especially for event-related projects.

Download the theme for free!

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.


Main features of the theme

  • Modern and beautiful web typefaces in use.
  • Tableless design and 100% CSS-based layout.
  • 2 columns of fixed width.
  • Widget Ready.
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid.
  • CSS 2.1 valid.
  • Delivered with source .PSD file.
  • Well-commented CSS and theme PHP files for flexible customization.
  • Multi-browser compatibility. Tested under modern w3c compliant browsers. Firefox 3 , Safari 2 and IE7.

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Happy Christmas, folks!


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    Nice theme, beautiful! :)

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    Brilliant design!

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    nice theme,but can you put a link with the font from logo?

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    Brilliant theme, nice colors.

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    Thank you, this theme looks like a premium theme but it is better because you give it to us free and with lots of love, happy Christmas and Peace Smashingmagazine & readers!

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    awesome theme…and it’s free!!
    thank you again smashing!!

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    Thank you again smashing!

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    Simply gorgeous! Merry Christmas, Smashing!

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    Now this is a good design guys. See, wasn’t so hard.

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    Now that’s a lovely little extra to find in my stocking on Christmas Eve! Had it been distributed as true GPL I would have suggested that you make aware of it.

    In discussing feature considerations for 2.8, Jane indicated one feature they are thinking of is a new theme to ship with the core release set. It would be both an alternative to Kubrick and one for people who are beginning to look to customize WordPress A “sandbox” of sorts. Were this GPL it would be a great fit for those and a link in the admin area for .com and .org users would be worth far more visibility over the long-term I imagine.

    Just a thought. Merry Christmas!

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    wow – this is a winner ! congrats to you instantshift

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    Love the theme!

    Merry Christmas everybody!

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    Beautiful theme =)

    Happy Holidays to you all

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    Merry Christmas To Smashing Magazine:)
    Thanks for sharing another beautiful wordpress theme…

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    Thanks for the Extra Fun :)

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    thank you for the lovely themes

    and shouldn’t you be with your family now ?

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    I’m all for Christmas goodness and freebies guys, but this theme has drawn a lot of inspiration from our very own Fresh News ( theme. Don’t you think?

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    wow…nice theme.

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    Great theme.
    Hmmm. I think I can use it on a site of mine…but without the christmas-stuff!

    Thanx a lot!

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    Great theme!

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    very nice, i use it for my page

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    OMG,,sooooooo beautiful!!!

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    Where’s the Chanukah theme????

    As a designer in television, I can say that we are not amused by your shenanigans….

    Actually, working on Xmas at 5am on the news does not amuse us either.

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    Yayyy…..Thanks alot !

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    @adii You could make that case. You could also make the case that both borrow a lot of style / inspiration from the tuts grouping of Envato sites too.

    I’m starting to see why Matt feels the way he doesn about GPL as the derivitive work aspect could apply greatly in these cases. It need not result in legal or social upheval. Merely give credit where credit is due or fork for yourself if you are so inclined :)

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    Nice theme!~

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    Thanks everyone for all of your comments. After getting number of requests from you guys we decided to release v1.1 soon enough with complete template PSD source file so you also can able to edit this theme for your own use without the Christmas mood.

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    That´s a great Christmas gift indeed – it´s cute with the Christmas stuff and without it´s a clean and bright theme and could be used for everything. Many thanks for sharing that, happy holidays and greetings from Austria!

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    wow, i really like it.

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    that’s nice … i probably wouldn’t use it though.

    however, that RSS snow globe is very cool. is there any way to get that icon by itself?

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    What a nice little present to give all of your readers. Seems to be a really nice theme. Something tells me we’re going to see a bunch of this theme start to crop up in the fall as Xmas sites start to launch and ready for the Xmas season.

    Happy Holidays!

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    @david – Please visit “Smashing Christmas Icon Sets” to get that “RSS snow globe” icon or you can find all the icons information in readme.txt which is included inside theme .zip file.

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    Well, I’m going to be honest and say that it looks like a load of disparate stock image library christmas trinkets tacked on to yet another cookie cutter theme. What’s the point?

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    Very nice post.

    keep smashing…

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    thank you for these appreciate it!!

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    Ouch, what a rip of the FreshNews theme.

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    No Hanukkah WordPress themes? Geez! C’mon!

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    The posts and the top navigation looks familiar. Seems very similar to one of the themes at WooThemes, isn’t it?

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    Curt Simon Harlinghausen

    December 30, 2008 4:34 am

    Merry Christmas. Genius and Beautiful.


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    Nice! A FreshNews ripoff. Just what we needed.

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    Hi All,

    Thank You for all of your valuable reviews.
    Please checkout the fresh bug fixed version (v1.1) of “WordPress Christmas Theme”.

    DKumar M.

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    Nice theme, Thanks for the author!

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    Nice theme, but it should be tested in Opera, because there are few bugs. Opera is almost 3 times more popular than Safari.

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    this is exactly what i was looking for! I’ve been looking for days on Google for something like this. thanks so much!

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    Christmas has passed but that won’t prevent me from admiring this theme.

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    the psd source file doesn’t have the actual web layout :(

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    Juliana Garcia Sales

    March 16, 2009 10:01 pm

    oh-oh! the link for the theme is broken :(

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    I just found another nice christmas theme. Preview and download can be found here: – maybe nice to add it to this article or for future content.

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    I’m trying to add ads to the single post php and can’t get it to work. Any advise?

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    “The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.”


    “A link back must be included in the footer or simply just don’t remove the credits from footer.”
    in readme.txt

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    Hi, nice theme. Thanks. One thing – the side bar. Under the latest WP version, when you place new widget in the sidebar, the sidebar goes tits up and loses its format. Is there also a way to remove blogroll etc, but still maintain the same look with out editing sidebar.php?


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