Are you attending a virtual Christmas party on Zoom this year? Along with pulling out your ugly Christmas sweater and making holiday food and drinks, decorate digitally with one of our free Christmas Zoom backgrounds!
If there's one thing we can help you with (aside from hiring virtual party entertainment such as a Santa, Christmas carolers or musicians for your online holiday party), it's making sure that even your laptop is decorated with Christmas cheer. Whether you use these cute images as festive Zoom backgrounds, holiday desktop wallpaper, or funny Christmas backgrounds for your phone, go for it. Download as many as you'd like, because like we said before, they are free!
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Pro Tip: Make sure to click on one of the download image links BELOW the image (1920 x 1080 for desktop or 756 x 1008 for mobile). The links hold the high-resolution image for your Christmas Zoom background. P.S. These work as Google Meet Virtual Backgrounds, too! You're welcome!
Here are the best Christmas Zoom backgrounds for your virtual festivities:
1. Christmas Dog
Here's a cute Christmas Zoom background (or mobile wallpaper!) for all you doggo lovers out there. I mean, who wouldn't want to look at this sweet face all December?
2. Snowy Christmas Tree
Show off your Christmas spirit with this snowy Zoom background.
A fun Santa Zoom background to feature during your next family holiday video chat!
This majestic reindeer background makes you realize why we love these creatures so much, huh?
5. Christmas Presents
If you're hosting a virtual secret Santa this Christmas, use this festive Zoom background for your unboxing call! You could even hire a Santa to MC your gift exchange.
6. Christmas Lights
You can keep this sparkly Christmas Zoom background up into the new year too.
7. Snowy Trees
A beautiful, snowy Zoom background for anyone who prefers to enjoy the outdoors from inside.
8. Cute Christmas Gifts
Another great Christmas-themed Zoom background for anyone hosting a virtual Secret Santa!
9. Sparkling Christmas Tree
Use this sparkly Christmas tree background as decor for your home office over the holidays.
10. Christmas Frost
This simple, festive Zoom background is perfect for your virtual Christmas hangout.
11. Snowy Woods
Enjoy the powdery snow from home with this beautiful winter wallpaper.
12. Christmas Decorations
How cute is the virtual Christmas pattern? Use it as a festive Zoom background or a holiday desktop background!
13. Snowflakes and Presents
Snowflakes, presents, and twinkling lights? Looks like a great Christmas Zoom background to me!
14. Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Here's a funny Christmas Zoom background if you plan to have an ugly Christmas sweater competition as one of your online activities—perfect for an office holiday party. Pro tip: Check out these 13 Virtual Holiday Party Ideas For Your Office Celebration
15. Hallmark Christmas Movie Vibes
Put yourself in a snowy village setting you'd expect to see in a Hallmark Christmas movie. Featuring a romantic gazebo decorated in lights, this will give you all the holiday feels.
16. Christmas Lantern
A beautiful, wintery Zoom background with Christmas colors and pine.
17. Pine Needles and Ornaments
If I could have a Christmas tree in every room of my house, I would. But I can't. So I use virtual Christmas tree wallpaper as my desktop background to compensate. Try it out!
18. Soft Red Lights
Sometimes a soft, abstract Christmas-themed Zoom background is the way to go.
19. Red, Green, and White
Try this red, white, and green Christmas Zoom background this year!
20. Santa's Sleigh
If you have children, this magical Santa Zoom background is for you!
21. Christmas Moose
You can also use this Christmas Zoom background as holiday decor inspiration!
22. Twinkling Lights
A simple background that will work just as well for your virtual new year celebration too!
23. Santa's Present
We found the perfect virtual Secret Santa Zoom background!
24. Christmas Ornament
This cute Christmas Zoom background has everything festive.
25. Santa's Big Red Bag
A dramatic Santa Zoom background for anyone who can't wait for gifts this Christmas!
26. Santa Cookies
This nostalgic Christmas-themed Zoom background works great as a desktop wallpaper too.
27. Christmas Morning
The best Christmas Zoom background or holiday decor goals?
28. Motorcycle Christmas
If you're into motorcycles, this biker Santa Zoom background was made for you!
29. Wild Reindeer
There goes Dasher, Dancer, Prancer... You know what I mean. Use this reindeer Zoom background during your virtual festivities this Christmas!
30. Christmas Pineapple
Who needs a traditional Christmas tree? This fun Christmas virtual background might inspire you to mix it up this holiday season and decorate something besides a pine tree!
31. Cute Rudolph
This cute Rudolph Zoom background is seriously creative.
32. Gingerbread Couple
If my house could smell like gingerbread cookies all year round, I'd be really, really happy. Use this festive image as a cute Christmas wallpaper!
33. Nativity Story
If you're into the biblical story of Christmas, this Christmas Manger Zoom background is just for you.
34. Santa's Belly
A cute Santa Zoom background for all the sweet believers out there.
35. Cute Reindeer Pattern
How adorable is this Christmas pattern? Use this reindeer wallpaper as your Christmas 2022 Zoom background this year!
36. Christmas Red
A simple red Zoom background, for all you virtual Christmas minimalists.
37. Pine and Red Berries
These festive berries and pine stocks are an elegant choice for your Christmas 2022 Zoom background.
38. Beach Christmas
If you're lucky enough to live somewhere hot, (or wish you did), then this Christmas on the beach Zoom background is for you!
39. Christmas Angel
My mother had an angel ornament just like this one. Use it as your Christmas virtual background, or even as a festive wallpaper for your laptop.
40. Christmas Cut-Outs
Free Christmas Zoom background? More like Christmas decoration goals.
41. Hammock Santa
Channel this Santa's energy with this hot Christmas Zoom background!
42. Beach Santa
We love seeing Santa on the beach. Use this funny Christmas Zoom background during your next holiday call!
43. Cute Snowman
A cute snowman Zoom background that's just so darn wholesome.
44. Pink Christmas Tree
A fun alternative to the traditional Christmas tree? Something pink, or even this fun Christmas Zoom background.
45. Christmas Flamingos
Did someone say Christmas flamingos? Try out this cute Christmas Zoom background this holiday season!
46. Rustic Christmas
This rustic Christmas spread makes for a lovely festive Zoom background.
47. Christmas Paper Art
A cute Christmas Zoom background with creative cut-outs!
48. Snowy Snowman
Use this adorable snowman background as your virtual wallpaper this Christmas!
49. Close-Up Pine Needles
You can almost smell the pine needles in this close-up Christmas Zoom background!
50. Baby Jesus Manger
A beautiful baby Jesus Zoom background for your virtual Christmas celebration.
51. Santa in the City
If you live or work in the city, this whimsical image of Santa flying overhead is sure to build up anticipation for December 25.
52. Chillin' with My Gnomies
Looking for a funny Christmas Zoom background? This hilarious illustration should get some chuckles on your hang.
53. Santa's Desk
Use Santa's desk as a backdrop if you're planning on playing the role of Santa at your gift exchange. Better yet, amaze your guests and hire Santa to make a virtual appearance at your Zoom gathering.
54. Christmas Candles
Let this serene Christmas background remind you to relax this holiday season.
55. Christmas Cookies
Just because you're not able to get together IRL doesn't mean you can't have a cookie exchange. Ship out cookies to your loved ones and turn your virtual Christmas party into a cookie tasting. Don't forget to share the recipes, too!
56. Christmas Carols
57. International Greetings
Does your virtual guest list include people from around the globe? Greet them with this cute graphic featuring "Merry Christmas" in multiple languages.
58. Naughty or Nice?
If you've been somewhat naughty in 2022, this funny Christmas zoom background is for you.
59. Christmas Feast
Set the tone for a virtual feast with this beautiful tablescape. Kick-off the festivities with one of these delicious holiday cocktail recipes. Pro tip: place an order with a local restaurant to deliver Christmas dinner to your door.
60. Holiday Baking
Ever hosted a gingerbread or shortbread baking party? Well, this year take it online. If your skills are not up to snuff, you could hire a local caterer to guide you and your guests through a virtual baking workshop.
61. Reindeer Games
Here's a funny Christmas Zoom background if you like to dress up in holiday gear. It's so simple, yet effective.
62. Christmas Stockings
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. — A Visit from St. Nicholas by
Clement Clarke Moore
63. Deer in Jacquard Sweater
Show up to your Zoom call in style with this illustration of a dapper deer sporting glasses, a bow tie and a jacquard sweater.
64. Feliz Navidad
Choose this Feliz Navidad background to greet your guests with an adorable vintage illustration. Bonus: check out these 60 Virtual Holiday Zoom Backgrounds including Feliz Navidad, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's designs.
65. Santa's Workshop
Transport yourself to the North Pole with this adorable Santa's workshop Zoom background.
66. Christmas Tree Shopping
If choosing a Christmas tree is one of your favorite holiday activities, then this is the design for you!
67. Wear a Mask
A sweet reminder to practice social distancing and wear a mask this holiday season. P.S. here are 19 Tips to Celebrate a Socially Distanced Christmas.
68. Snow Globe
A snow globe is a holiday favorite for all ages. If you stand back from the camera, you could even give the illusion that you're inside this cute Christmas scene.
69. Candy Cane Christmas
I think candy canes ought to be mandatory in a cute Christmas Zoom background.
70. Making Spirits Bright
71. Christmas Eve
Pour yourself an eggnog and put yourself in front of this cozy Christmas Eve backdrop complete with a fire, wrapped gifts and dazzling Christmas tree.
72. The Nutcracker
Invite some colorful characters to join you on your Christmas call with this Nutcracker Zoom background.
73. Mistletoe Kisses
If you plan to blow kisses to your friends and family on your virtual get-together, do so under some mistletoe.
74. Gingerbread Dream House
Get your gang drooling over this gingerbread dream house.
75. Peace. Love. Joy.
This festive Christmas Zoom background speaks for itself.
76. DJ Santa
77. Skating Time
Download this whimsical illustration if your favorite winter activity is skating.
78. Polar Express
79. Joy to the World
Send a message of joy, hope and optimism with this beautiful Christmas Zoom background.
Set the scene with the warm glow of candles as your Christmas virtual background.
81. Christmas Cards Crafts
Host a Christmas craft session with this artistic image as your backdrop.
82. Vintage Christmas Decorations
How adorable are these vintage elf decorations? The perfect backdrop for Christmas carol singing on your Zoom call.
83. Bottle Brush Trees
Keeping with the vintage theme, set the scene with a snowy forest of bottle brush Christmas trees.
84. Christmas Birds
This illustrated Christmas wallpaper featured birds, baubles and berries.
85. Elegant Entrance
Welcome your guests to a fancy party with this elegant Christmas Zoom background.
Images: Shutterstock.com and Canva.com
How to Change your Background on Zoom
Click on one of the links below your favorite Christmas Zoom background to open a 1920 pixel X 1080 pixel file for desktop or 756 pixel x 1008 pixel file for your mobile device. Then you can right-click, and save the image to your desktop or tap and save to your mobile photo library.
Pro Tip: If you do not have a green screen (it’s ok—most people do not), you can choose a room with a wall that has a solid background color.
When you log into your Zoom account:
- Click your profile picture and choose the settings link.
- Find the Virtual Background tab. (You’ll need to make sure the Virtual Background button is "on" from the Meeting tab.)
- In the Virtual Background tab, you can upload your own Christmas virtual background saved on your desktop.
If you’re using Zoom from your phone:
- When you’re logged in, click the More tab and tap the Virtual Background option.
- Choose a background from the provided library or upload your own photos.
About Brittany Barber
Brittany Barber, lover of books, dogs, and romance, graduated from Bishop’s University with a Communications and Theatre degree. After spending some time working abroad in the theatre world, she is now a freelance writer covering a range of lifestyle topics including event planning for The Bash, WeddingWire, 2life and Fluttr, and shopping for BuzzFeed and Narcity.