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Firefox holiday and winter themes

Holly and Berry

Mozilla offers a lot of Personas (or themes) for Firefox. This gallery showcases a number of the winter scenes and holiday themes for Firefox, which include Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, and more. For tips on using these themes, read the Frequent Questions page on Mozilla's Personas site.

Holly and Berry was designed by Dianne.

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17 comments
Ed H.
Ed H.

They look rather tacky and distracting. Additionally they seem to obscure toolbar items. But if it puts you in the mood.

lavietes
lavietes

Well, wow. One Chanukah theme (after the holiday is already over!) among all those zillion xmas themes. Firefox sure did its Jewish users a big, big favor. NOT!

DanielRP
DanielRP

I thought everyone was chrome these days, seeing as it can do everything firefox can but much faster. including themes.

dogknees
dogknees

for the other half of the world?

bigWillie
bigWillie

balls? How about Christmas ornaments? I don't know that I've ever heard anyone say they were decorating their tree with Christmas balls...

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

Not by Mozilla or Firefox. If you feel Chanukah is sorely underrepresented in holiday personas or themes, create your own persona.

d.k.rich
d.k.rich

I will use Chrome when it stops messing up the bookmarks. If it can't do that right, what other bugs lurk inside?

RipVan
RipVan

Many people still don't trust too much of Google.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

I prefer my tabs at the top of the page, not at the top of the window. I went back to Firefox. I'm not the only one.

sxweiss
sxweiss

bigWillie, When and where I grew up in the '40s and '50s everyone used the term Christmas balls and anyone who used the word ornaments got funny looks. All we had in my house were Christmas balls and bubble lights. These days I wish somebody hadn't thrown out all of those damn bubble lights because now they're very hard to find and godawful expensive.

Daniel.Muzrall
Daniel.Muzrall

I would say that most users of Firefox and other alternative (non-Microsoft) browsers use them because they're looking for a faster, easier, more secure browsing experience. If that's the case, then why would a user want to install a skin/theme? Extensions like this can cause visibility/usability issues, and all extensions have the potential to interfere with the browser, its speed, its stability, and its security. I like my browser simple, clean, and easy to use. I'm using the browser to render content, not for the browser to be cute or entertaining in and of itself.

DanielRP
DanielRP

I will agree firefox is better for reliability, and I like to think of this as the Wizened one (ff) going up against the newb with all the new ideas (chr). It's interesting seeing it play out :)

DanielRP
DanielRP

Given that to the best of my knowledge, Mozilla has very close ties to google, and is quite dependant on google for it's revenue, is firefox so much more trustworthy?

waldham
waldham

I tried several times to use Chrome as changes nd updates came out for it and I keep going back to the Fox with o themes laoded

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

I have to use my laptop in all light levels. To help with visibility in outdoor situations, I use a high-contrast browser theme and other high-contrast add-ons to help make the display legible. Of course, none of that helps when some idjit sets up a web page with tan text and a brown background.