No matter the time of year, it’s always a good time to make today feel like the Christmas season with different live and 3D wallpapers. Even if it’s in the middle of summer, or spring has just started, it can still feel like winter when you have a few snowmen hanging around on your home screen.
Since Christmas wallpapers are pretty popular on the Play Store, there are plenty to choose from, but there are around twenty that I think are the best out of all of them.Whether it’s a live picture of a few red and green candles, or a 3D picture of a stunning Christmas tree, these wallpapers will put you in a festive mood.
Live Christmas Candles
I’m a big fan of lighting candles and just keeping them around to relax, and a big fan of christmas themes, so putting the two together in live wallpaper is one of the best things I can ask of an app.
Choose from matching Christmas colors and watch your candles burn and even let snow fall to remind you of the winter of the season. It’s a very simple live wallpaper, but an enjoyable one.
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Live Winter Snow
Keeping the theme of winter snow alive is a very serene live wallpaper with snow falling on a winter backdrop. You can sit and watch the snow fall as long as you want, and thankfully won’t have to shovel any of it.
You get more than one snowy locale to choose from, with all of them getting a fresh coat of winter snow. I never get tired of watching snow fall, just so long as I don’t actually have to go outside and interact with the freezing cold weather.
Different Live Christmas Trees
If you like the Christmas season it’s hard not to like a good Christmas tree. With this Christmas tree 3D wallpaper your home screen is transformed into a brightly lit, festive scene, complete with different transitions between screens.
The app even lets you customize your theme to make it your own, so I think it’s worth a try if you want a vibrant looking christmas tree on your home screen.
Christmas 3D Gyro Wallpaper
Let’s stick with christmas trees for a minute and look at another one, but this time a little closer than before.
What’s special about this 3D wallpaper is it uses parallax scrolling, and the gyro sensor in your phone to give you a truly 3D experience. It even has a shimmering candle in the background for people like me that enjoy the gentle glow, so what’s not to love?
HD Christmas Wallpaper Set
Instead of another live or 3D Christmas tree wallpaper this time, what about almost any Christmas theme you can think of?
This pack of HD wallpapers has different Christmas scenes, festively dressed pets, and winter scenery to choose from. You can switch wallpapers at any time, so if you get bored of having just one wallpaper to look at, it’s easy to swap them as many times as you like.
I still don’t know where I fall on the cats vs dogs debate, but I know that I still love animals getting into the Christmas spirit. If you’re the same way, then you’re going to love the HD Christmas dog wallpapers.
There’s more than one dog to choose from in this pack of wallpapers, so find your favorite, or even switch between them as much as you want.
Live 3D Christmas House Set
Have you ever wanted a Christmas themed house? I don’t mean about just the decorations on the inside, but the whole thing, outside and all. While it cost way more than I have in my savings to build a house like these, there’s a set of great 3D wallpapers that have the next best thing.
You get to choose from different styles and designs, and then see what your Christmas house would look like during the snowy middle of winter right on your home screen.
Winter and Christmas Set
Next up is a wallpaper set that you can change on the fly with just a few taps as you watch snowflakes rain across your home screen.
There are a few different winter scenes to choose from here, with all of them worth a look, and all of them able to remind you of a cold winter day.
I wouldn’t look at these wallpapers if you’re already feeling cold, but they’d be good to watch on a toasty day.
I talked about dogs earlier, so it’s only fair that I talked about cats at some point. I still haven’t picked a side, but I can’t count out these cute Christmas cats either.
If you’re more of a cat person than a dog person you’ll probably like this HD wallpaper pack more instead, but even if you like them both equally it doesn’t hurt to have both pet packs on your phone for later.
I’ve always been a fan of looking up at the moon, and a full moon on a snowy night is one of the best sights I can see out here for free.
Instead of waiting for the winter months to come around and hoping on that perfect night, there’s a Christmas themed live wallpaper that does the same thing.
This is the free version of the app, so a few of the live features are locked off, but the free version is still great in its own right. It may not be the exact same thing as looking up at the sky, but it still puts a smile on my face thinking about it.
Live Christmas Scenery
If you like your live wallpapers to let you add some flare to their already great backgrounds, then I’ve got a treat for you. In this live Christmas scenery pack of backgrounds it’s easy to add personal touches here and there as you scroll and watch.
Choose from different winter locations and then tap to add your own mark to them for something that looks unique, and is fun to build.
Live Christmas Reindeer
I’ve never seen a reindeer up close before, and while these cartoon reindeer aren’t exactly the same, they still make for a cute, live Christmas wallpaper.
These reindeer aren’t the only Christmas themed wallpaper in the app, it’s easy to choose another one and watch the snowflakes fall on different winter locations. It doesn’t end there either, you can even customize elements of all the wallpapers to change it to suit your tastes. It all makes for a cute, and highly customizable experience.
Live Christmas Fireplace
There’s nothing like a roaring fireplace on a cold winter night, or at least that’s what I’d like to say; I don’t have a good one to use anymore. However, I’ve got the next best live wallpaper that I can just look at on my phone to scratch that itch.
This isn’t just a fireplace either, it’s a whole Christmas themed den to help get you in the spirit even if you don’t have a fireplace or the space to do this yourself.
I can’t feel the roaring fire from my phone, but I’m sure it’d be overheating if I did anyway.
Live Christmas Skating Rink
It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a skating rink, but this customizable wallpaper has put the thought back into my head again.
Once you’ve chosen an ice skating rink that looks like one you’d like to plaster over your home screen, it’s easy to populate it, and add other personal touches that help make the live wallpaper feel like your own creation.
HD Christmas Pets
Since I still can’t figure out if I like dogs or cats better than one another, why don’t I just include a HD wallpaper back with both of them included?
With these HD pets wallpapers you can freely switch between cats and dogs all you want, and no one will be the wiser that you haven’t picked a side.
Live Christmas Tree Lights
I’ve got another Christmas tree wallpaper up my sleeve just in case the other ones didn’t have what you were looking for. Instead of being an inside tree this time, how about a beautiful outside one, still adorn with glowing lights?
You can sit and watch this live wallpaper for as long as you want without feeling as cold as you would watching something like this outside normally, and it’s completely free! The lights change their intensity the longer you watch, so give this one a look.
Santa’s Sleigh Wallpaper
This next live wallpaper features Santa’s sleigh, but it does more than just fly its way across your home screen.
If you give your phone a shake while staring at this Christmas themed wallpaper, it even starts to play holiday jingles as you watch Santa make his journey across the world.
The wallpaper uses a gyroscope sense, so try moving your phone around to watch his sleigh really fly as music plays.
3D Christmas Fireplace
I’m not done with fireplace scenes and imagery just yet, because I’ve got one last 3D fireplace wallpaper to show you.
You’re free to customize, and explore this 3D den to your heart’s content. Take a spot by the fire, sit and admire the tree, or just lounge around in the den until Christmas if finally here; it’s up to you.
Multiple Live Winter Scenes
While this next pack of live wallpapers isn’t all about fireplaces, it still has a few to sit by and admire. This is a great collection of different winter scenes, and cozy winter rooms to hide from the cold in.
If you want to get a healthy amount of live Christmas wallpapers on your phone, but don’t want to download a bunch of apps, this is a good place to start.
Countdown to Christmas
Last but not least is always something essential for someone looking forward to Christmas, a countdown timer.
This live wallpaper has a clock front and center that helps you keep track of how close the winter holiday is, and looks festive enough to stick around for the whole season.
No matter how far away Christmas is, you’ll always know just how close it is to sneaking up on you with this live wallpaper.
These are twenty of my favorite Christmas wallpapers for the winter season, but don’t let that stop you from getting more yourself.
Winter is still my favorite season, so I hope you’re as glad as I am that there are so many great live wallpapers to choose from.
If you don’t see your favorite Christmas wallpaper up here, feel free to tell us about it in the comments below!