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Looking to spread a little Christmas cheer?
Some theme shops have published themes specifically for the Christmas season. If you still want to get a little holiday cheer in before the big day, you have to check out these top Xmas themes.
And one more thing – these themes have a holiday aesthetic, but there’s no reason you can’t use them well into the winter or keep them year-round for a cozy site design.
Christmas WordPress themes
The themes below are all up-to-date and working with the newest WordPress version. They also perform well on desktop and mobile devices thanks to their responsive design.
1. Festively by MeanThemes (Themeforest)
Festively is a premium blog theme with a big dose of holiday cheer. Its spacious design and fun handwritten typography make it a delight to use and browse.
The Festively theme is great for blogging around the holiday season, but its fun style can last year-round. Just switch out the Xmas images with new photos to match the season and you’ll be good to go.
This holiday theme is easy to customize and get started with. There are a handful of flexible features including custom fonts, colors, and options to show/hide various site elements. You can also switch the sidebar to the left or right side, or remove it entirely. Due to the attractive design, features, and ease of use, this is my top recommendation for a Christmas theme this holiday season.
2. Vitrine by Epico Media (Themeforest)
Looking to sell Christmas goods?
The Vitrine WooCommerce theme has amazing reviews with a 4.92/5 average rating on Themeforest (based on 50 ratings). It’s compatible with any eCommerce niche thanks to its compatibility with the most popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce.
Vitrine has three special Christmas time demos available. The screenshot above only showcases one of these three demos. It’s a great example of how you can adapt your shop to the season whether your products are Christmas-related or you’re just trying to capitalize on the holiday season.
Vitrine includes tons of customization options and a truly premium integration with the WooCommerce plugin. That’s one of the reasons this theme is so highly reviewed – it works amazingly well with all of WooCommerce’s built-in functionality. It’s also the best theme listed here for creating landing pages. If you’re looking for an eCommerce theme to match the season, you can’t beat Vitrine.
3. Snowflakes by Catch Themes
Snowflakes is a beautiful and FREE Christmas themed WordPress template. This well-designed theme gets its beauty from a precise use of typography and excellent composition.
This festive theme is best used for blogging, but can also be used to publish portfolios. It includes a lot of options in the live Customizer including settings for the colors, header image, featured content, and more.
If you’re looking for a classy theme with vibrant colors and beautiful fonts, Snowflakes is definitely worth giving a shot. As a free theme, you can try it out without paying to see how well it works for your site.
4. Christmas Sweets by Carolina Nymark
Another free theme, Christmas Sweets is fun and light. It’s less customizable than other themes listed here, but comes with a strong holiday spirit 🙂
This Xmas blog theme is simple to setup, so if you’re looking for a good last-minute theme to setup, give this one a try. It’s free to try and use forever, so there’s nothing to lose.
In terms of features, Christmas Sweets includes a couple custom widgets for recent posts and comments. It also has a footer widget area and support for logos and header images. As a responsive theme, you can spread holiday cheer equally well on laptops, tablets, and mobile devices using Christmas Sweets.
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Which Christmas theme is right for you?
If you’re looking to run a holiday blog, you have a few options here. Festively is likely your best choice because it’s an attractive and responsive theme that also has quite a few customization options. It’s also easy to repurpose for other holidays or seasons.
If you prefer the aesthetic of Snowflakes (or the $0 price tag), that is a great runner-up for running a Christmas blog. Christmas Sweets is another solid alternative although it has some built-in design elements that will only serve the Xmas season.
If you want to create an eCommerce store or a site with a lot more functionality than a blog, Vitrine is definitely the best choice. It has a ton of features and a design you can reuse for any event you want.
I hope this list helps you pick an excellent WordPress theme for your site. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!