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6 Free WordPress Plugins to Decorate Your Blog for Christmas

Christmas

Do you get caught up in the Christmas spirit when December rolls around? If so (and even if not), I have a treat for you today.

Christmas comes just once a year, which means that we should make the most of it while it’s here. And let’s face it — Christmas isn’t just about the day — it’s about dreams of snow, presents under the tree, cheesy festive music, and all of that fun stuff.

Speaking of fun stuff, in this post I have compiled a list of six free Christmas plugins that you can install on your WordPress blog right now if you’re feeling in a festive mood. Even if Christmas isn’t your holiday of choice, you will find that some of these plugins can be put to use for any occasion!

6. Christmas Countdown Clock

For those of you who wait impatiently for Christmas day to come around we have a countdown clock that you can display on your blog:

Christmas Countdown Clock

The plugin offers a variety of different designs so you are likely to find something to your taste. You can even select the size, background colors, images, and animations.

5. Snow Storm

A white Christmas is nothing more than a dream for many of us, but at least we can deck out our blogs in the white stuff with Snow Storm:

Snow Storm

The plugin enables you to add cool effects like twinkling and melting snow and also allows you detailed control over the snow’s color and volume.

4. Holiday Message

This plugin can be genuinely and effectively used by just about any WordPress site to make the most of people’s Christmas spirit. It lets you include a festive message laid over your content:

Holiday Message

You have control over the placement of the message, the image used (there are several included), and whether or not you’d like a countdown clock added.

3. Fancy Events Plugin

This plugin offers an eclectic mix of occasions for you to celebrate — Christmas, Halloween and Oktoberfest. Depending on your choice you will have Christmas trees, pumpkins or even beer glasses cascading down your screen:

Fancy Events Plugin

2. Merry Christmas Everyone

I had to stop writing this article for a few minutes while I sung along to the background music inserted by the Merry Christmas Everyone plugin on this demo page (you have been warned). Here’s a quick video of the graphical effects creating by the plugin:

1. Xmas Lights

If all else fails why not settle for some simple lights to decorate your blog with?

Xmas Lights

As far as the above selections of plugins go it’s pretty unobtrusive, but allows you to add that little bit of Christmas spirit to your blog.

Creative Commons image courtesy of kennymatic

Tom Ewer

Tom Ewer is the founder of WordCandy.co. He has been a huge fan of WordPress since he first laid eyes on it, and has been writing educational and informative content for WordPress users since 2011. When he's not working, you're likely to find him outdoors somewhere – as far away from a screen as possible!

5 Comments

  1. Alex

    Don’t forget about christmas music. I created a plugin for it: https://wordpress.org/plugins/christmas-music/
    You can also find it in wordpress – just write “Christmas music” in plugins search.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Codet

    I agree that WordPress SEO By Yoast is the most needed plugin that you need if you’re a beginner in blogging. That plugin really help me a lot =)

  3. Codet

    All the plugins are great. But don’t decorate you blog too much. It can disturb the readers =)

  4. Shea Bunge

    Nice collection of Christmas plugins. I like how you’ve chosen a variety of plugins with different functionality.

    1. Tom Ewer

      Thanks — glad you like it! Merry Christmas :-)

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