James, one of our contributing students, just blogged about the new Christmas Theme available for Windows XP over on his theSpoke blog (it's always fun when you have multiple blogs, and keep track of what you post where!). He also points to the Energy Blue Theme for Tablet PC, which I haven't tried out yet.

I installed the Christmas Theme on my home Windows XP box - it's entertaining for about 2 minutes, and you think "that Santa pointer icon is kind of festive". Then minute 3 hits and you start realizing how obnoxious it really is. Santa themed desktop, icons (recycle bin becomes a stocking), pointer, screen saver with 3D Santa (sort of). All a bit overwhelming. I think I'll stick with the basics...

-Kevin