We are halfway through December already, and this month stands for one thing in particular—yes, the holiday season! Festivity sure is in the air.
Today, we put together some of the best free WordPress holiday themes. We noticed that most of the other holiday theme roundups, and the seasonal themes listed in the WordPress repository, are dominated by themes that were last updated in 2010, or even earlier!
Not wanting to leave you stuck with remnants of yesteryear, this roundup includes themes that have been updated in the past 12 months.
Free WordPress Themes for the Holidays
1. Dancing in the Moonlight
Dancing in the Moonlight is a child theme for the Stargazer theme. It comes with a cartoon-like Christmas design that is perfect for the holiday season. The theme is fully responsive and translation ready.
2. White Xmas
White Xmas is a minimal WordPress theme with a white and blue color scheme. It is translation ready, and already includes a Swedish translation.
3. Victorian Xmas
Victorian Xmas is a WordPress theme with a “Victorian” look to it. It comes with customized attachments and image templates.
ChristmasPress is a two-column theme with a pink and purple color scheme. It comes with a vibrant background, custom shortcodes, and an built-in Christmas count-down.
Developed by Automattic, Cheer is a decorative theme that comes with a full-width page template and two color schemes. The theme is responsive and translation ready.
Winter is a two-column, translation ready season theme for WordPress websites.
Spirit is a holiday blogging theme in a scrapbook style. It comes with a responsive design, a full width page template, and supports post formats.
8. Brand New Day
Brand New Day is an illustrated landscape theme for WordPress websites. It comes in four flavors: day, night, autumn, and winter!
9. Sunny Blue Sky
Sunny Blue Sky is a WordPress theme with a seasonal or holiday mood.
10. Warm Winter
Warm Winter is a two-column WordPress theme with post formats and Right-to-Left (RTL) language support.
Xmas is a WordPress theme with a bright color scheme and a Christmas header. It is ideal for casual blogging or personal websites.
So there you have it: our roundup of up-to-date holiday themes. And just in case you’re looking for even more free WordPress themes, you can go back and check out the monthly roundups for October and September.
What do you think of these seasonal WordPress themes? Got any of favorites of your own? Share them with us in the comments below!
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