WordPress Christmas – A Free WordPress Theme

To continue our grateful attitude to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release our first free wordpress theme – “Wordpress Christmas”. It’s our latest high-quality freebies addition in Christmas week. This theme was specially designed for Smashing Magazine readers.

The theme has 2 columns layout and is based on Christmas and holidays and has some fresh appealing funky icons. Feel free to change the logo and header with yours choice of logo and images. This theme can be used for any projects but it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute.

The PSD source file of the logo image has also been included with the package. So feel free to edit the logo with yours. In my suggestion this theme design can be used for any projects and will be useful especially for event related projects.

All the comments are welcome as they put their contribution towards next Christmas gifts topic.

Main features of the theme

  • Modern and beautiful web typeface.
  • 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.


By downloading this theme, under the terms of the GNU General Public License, it is vital that you understood the following terms and conditions:

  • A link back must be included in the footer or simply just don’t remove the credits from footer.
  • You can use them on as many domain names as you wish.
  • You may use them for your clients’ projects / websites. Number of projects is not limited.
  • You may not claim intellectual and exclusive ownership to any of the themes.
  • You may not sub-license the original themes and their individual files to and with anyone else, unless a specific license within the theme states otherwise.
  • You may modify them. However, you may not modify and then resell, unless the modified versions are drastically different from the originals.
  • We reserve the right to refuse, cancel, or suspend service at our sole discretion and the right to change or modify these terms with no prior notice.
  • No support will be provided for any free theme by instantShift.
  • Do not provide the direct download link nor upload “Wordpress Christmas” onto other servers for your own share (Please link to this article instead – we also deserve some traffic!). If you want to spread the words, just link to this article.

Download the themes for free!

You are allowed to use this theme for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. However, it’s strictly forbidden to redistribute or sell this theme without our or instantShift’s permission — please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish, but if you are planning to release your modification, please ask for permission first.

WordPress Christmas - A Free WordPress Theme

Updates: WordPress Christmas Theme v1.1 is available for download. Please download and use latest version of the theme. We have fixed many known bugs and added few additional features in new version.

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  1. Hey there, awesome theme. But the PSD is just the logo, not the full site.

  2. Thank you guys.

    I think you are right and we should provide full PSD source files along with this theme so you guys can make changes. We will put full PSD in next few days. Please check back later to download.


  3. I regret to inform you that a number of things could definately be improved to this theme.

    Unordered lists don’t have a list-style by default, for example. A major flaw that can easily be fixed by anyone with even the slightest idea about how to write CSS, but this still shouldn’t be the state a theme is released in – not even for free.

    Also, though rather a personel request than a flaw, is the lack of a drop-down menu for subpages. Besides this, great theme. I’ll probably use it for a project in the future.

  4. Aww come on guys, widgetized sidebars aren’t even styled! I can understand the fact that you aimed for a Christmass release for this theme, but this thing needs an update before it can even qualify as a complete theme.

    Sorry to bring this up on Christmass guys, still thanks for this theme :)

  5. David, We will be updating this theme and probably release v1.1 soon enough with full template PSD source file. We will fix few bugs that we noticed and will implement few suggestions we are receiving.

    Merry Christmas !

  6. hello,

    beautiful theme !
    but it posible to get all the psd file ?

    because i will change the header :

    thank you

  7. Great great theme, thank you!

    Im waiting v1.1 and the PSD.

    Good job ;)
    Merry Christmas

  8. You have done a great job, will be waiting for v1.1 :)

  9. Please, also note that the comments block does not work (properly)!

    Thanks for releasing v1.1

  10. Love it :)

  11. Nice theme!


  12. Thanks! is beautifull!

  13. i extract it
    but sidbar is not working

  14. Hello,

    I think some functions are just missing for comments. Could you also tell us which fonts are used ? (Notably for translations.)

    Thx in advance.

  15. @david – please check your wordpress version as “WordPress Christmas” fully compatible with 2.7 & later.

  16. Wonderful wordpress theme. Thanks for theme

  17. Strange, since I’m actually using wordpress 2.7.

  18. is there any threaded comment? coz wordpress 2.7 have threaded comment enable features

  19. Though Christmas is over I would still ove to see this theme Updated. I actually already modified the header to a non-christmas blogtheme.
    But I very much like the look of the theme.

    For me the Widgets just won’t work. If I delete all widgets then the sidebar will be shown correct. When I have custom widgets running then the sidebar will load without graphics and just show the text and the links in wrong font format.

    Great work guys! I’ve been looking for agood theme for hal a year now. I very much like this one and so will my readers.

  20. Hey Dkumar, i am using wordpress 2.7 and somehow when i apply the theme, it looks like this:

    any idea why is that happening? Thanks a lot and i really like your work.

  21. Awesome theme! Thanks ;)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  22. @ikoko, David, JJ, Joe – Please wait for couple more days… as we are in middle of fixing bugs.

    Thank you for your valuable review.

  23. Dkumar, can you also post how to create a drop down menu for pages also? Cos i try to addin the function and the whole site just not working.
    Pls.. Thank you!

  24. thanks for what you’ve done ..and will do to this theme :-)

  25. Nice theme, i love it :)
    Thanks for sharing
    Best regards and Happy new year !! :)

  26. Hey.

    Great theme,

    One question though, how do you guys make it so that on the index page the post only shows you a small preview instead of the whole post?


  27. Dkumar, i found that the ‘new entries’ and ‘lder entries’ navigation function not working for the theme. I can’t find it display on my home page. Any ideas?

  28. Matt,
    “More” is the wordpress tag that breaks a post into “teaser” and content sections. Type a few paragraphs, insert this tag, then compose the rest of your post. On your blog’s home page you’ll see only those first paragraphs with a hyperlink ((more…)), which when followed displays the rest of the post’s content.

    more info here. http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_the_Read_More

    Can you email me more info at dkumar@instantshift.com

  29. Updates: WordPress Christmas Theme v1.1 is available for download. Please download and use latest version of the theme. We have fixed many known bugs and added few additional features in new version.

    If you find any issue, please dont hesitate to inform us. :)

  30. Necesitaba rediseñar mi blog y esta tema llego como caido del cielo

    Me tome la libertad de hacerle algunos cambiecillos, echenle un ojo si quieren

    Un saludo y gracias, Yo

  31. Thanks for the link,

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too.

  32. Big thanks!

  33. hello. given a problem please help me. So all goes well, but if you want to add something from the option (Widgets) I disappear Advertise the 4 banners banners above? how to solve the problem? if you use the option nimi (Widgets) but goes away when you use? and want to use some OptIn

  34. Hello, thanks for this theme. I would like to suggest you to add the “Reply” and “Quote” features of Inove Theme in order to become the default for WordPress Christmas.

  35. This is an outstanding theme! I’ve modified it somewhat. Best theme I’ve ever used!

    I have a small problem, which I don’t see anyone has addressed here— the photos I place in my blog posts are all automatically shifted to the left, even when I place code in my post to center an image, or move it to the right. I’m *somewhat* familiar with CSS, but I cannot figure out how to stop my images from settling to the left. Any ideas??

  36. I posted this on the wrong theme before:)
    Im looking to use this theme for the upcoming Xmas but i have a very small problem which should be an easy fix but i dont know much about wordpress, basically i have alot of Sub pages and the theme is displaying these sub pages along the top next to the main pages. As the top bar cant handle so many pages its breaking the theme, is there a way to simply not list the sub pages along the top next to the main pages, (i can use the pages widget to list the sub pages)

    Would be very grateful for a solution



  37. DKumar :)

    We converted this theme to Blogger.. it wasnt easy to convert it.. but we did it finally :) we added your instantshift credits to the footer and in the post :)

    do check out http://www.chethstudios.net/2009/11/christmas-v10-premium-like-blogger.html

  38. Love the theme, however – it looks very broken in IE8

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