When Christmas is thought of, everyone has their own personal image of the perfect day spent with family and enjoying the company of others. Computers were not around at the time when Christmas was first celebrated but now that they are and modern computers are customizable to the user personal requirements or settings, Christmas wallpapers for desktop computers are a great an easy way to begin the festive spirit in the household. There are various different categories and thousands of individually unique Christmas backgrounds that can be purchased and downloaded straight to your desktop. One such category is the traditional ideal scenery view of how a Christmas should look. Christmas wallpapers in this category will typically show a snowman wearing human clothing in front of a row of pine needle trees that are drooping from the weight of the powdery snow. Other traditional Christmas backgrounds for desktops depict photographs of beautifully decorated trees with sparkly tinsel and colourful baubles as well as cosy little cottages that are set in the woods with icicles hanging from the roof. The warm picture of the front room on a cold winter's day and a log fire burning on a stove with gifts and food all around is possible the most enthusing Christmas wallpaper as it depicts the need to have no worries in the world. There is also a category of Christmas background for desktops that display images of a cheery Father Christmas in his home land of Lapland. Elves working in the factories to produce the toys for all of the good children are also popular Christmas wallpaper as are the reindeer and the sleigh that they pull. Christmas backgrounds have also added some humour to their range by having sketches or drawings of comedy. Some of these can be of distaste but there are a huge number of brilliantly funny Christmas wallpapers for desktops that can be found. The new trend is to have animated wallpapers and screensavers loaded on the computer. There are hundreds of very good quality animated Christmas backgrounds for desktops that are truly remarkable. There are some that will simply flick through a set of pre-stored photographs of which each will provoke stimulation and excitement in the eyes of a child who has looked forward to Christmas for the entire year. There are others that depict Santa Claus in Lapland with all of his toymaker elves helping him to load up the sack presents. Another great image for animated Christmas wallpapers for a desktop personal computer is one that shows Santa in his sleigh and travelling all around the world visiting rooftops of all the houses of the children. A favourite animated Christmas background will picture Santa getting caught out whilst sliding down the chimney and eating the mince pies that have been left for him by the children.