These Christmas Zoom Backgrounds Will Make You Feel Like You're Living in a Hallmark Movie

Amanda Garrity
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These Christmas Zoom Backgrounds Will Make You Feel Like You're Living in a Hallmark Movie

From Women's Health

Andy Williams said it best: Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year." While many holiday traditions and family gatherings have been scaled-back or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still a number of creative ways to experience all the comfort and joy that the season brings — even while social distancing at home.

No matter how you're celebrating this year — solo, with your partner or roommate, or with your immediate family — you can still connect with loved ones near and far by hosting virtual happy hours, holiday parties, or game nights. If you really want to bring the cheer, have a few Christmas Zoom backgrounds on hand to transform your living room into something that Santa would approve of, from a snow-covered town straight out of a Hallmark movie to a West Elm-curated space decked out holiday decorations galore. But since all of us could use a good laugh after what 2020 has thrown our way, make sure to download one that your family, friends, and coworkers will find funny — Kevin's look of horror from Home Alone, maybe?

In case you need a refresher, here's how to add a virtual background on Zoom.

Now, browse through these free Zoom Christmas backgrounds, and download the ones that catch your eye. Then make a list, check it twice, and send out invites to your virtual holiday party, so you can show 'em off.

Hallmark Channel

Photo credit: Bob Akester
Photo credit: Bob Akester
Photo credit: David Dolsen
Photo credit: David Dolsen

If you've ever wanted to live inside a Hallmark Christmas movie, now's your chance. These festive Zoom backgrounds are straight from movies of Christmases past, including last year's Christmas Town.

DOWNLOAD HALLMARK CHANNEL ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Freeform 25 Days of Christmas

Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform

Everyone in your life — young and old — will get a kick out of these Zoom backgrounds, which feature some of the most iconic moments from Freeform's holiday favorites like The Grinch and Home Alone.

DOWNLOAD FREEFORM 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Havenly

Photo credit: Haley Murray
Photo credit: Haley Murray
Photo credit: Heather Goerzen
Photo credit: Heather Goerzen

With all the wrapping and baking, your house may not look as picture-perfect as the ones in a catalogue — but you can play pretend with these backgrounds.

DOWNLOAD HAVENLY ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Sesame Street

Photo credit: Sesame Street
Photo credit: Sesame Street

This image, which kids will definitely get a kick out of, may be too close to reality ... especially after all the nights you've spent baking Christmas cookies.

DOWNLOAD SESAME STREET ZOOM BACKGROUND HERE

Williams Sonoma

Photo credit: Williams Sonoma
Photo credit: Williams Sonoma
Photo credit: Williams Sonoma
Photo credit: Williams Sonoma

Deck the halls with red, green, and gold, all thanks to Williams Sonoma. Fill your background with fresh pine, red bows, and a light dusting of artificial snow.

DOWNLOAD WILLIAMS SONOMA ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Glensheen

Photo credit: Courtesy
Photo credit: Courtesy
Photo credit: Courtesy
Photo credit: Courtesy

Throughout the country, many landmarks and historic sights have closed their doors for the holiday season. Luckily, you can still enjoy the splendor of Minnesota's Glensheen Mansion right at home.

DOWNLOAD GLENSHEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Walt Disney World Resorts

Photo credit: Courtesy Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Photo credit: Courtesy Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Photo credit: Courtesy Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Photo credit: Courtesy Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

"The happiest place on Earth" takes a whole new meaning during the holidays. Heat up some hot cocoa, throw on one of the Christmas movies on Disney+ to calm your sugar-crazed kids, and chat away on Zoom with this cheery background.

DOWNLOAD WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORTS ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

West Elm

Photo credit: West Elm
Photo credit: West Elm
Photo credit: West Elm
Photo credit: West Elm

You've always wanted to fill your home with West Elm furniture, rugs, and decorative accents — and now's your chance. The best gift of all? It's completely free!

DOWNLOAD WEST ELM ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Yankee Candle

Photo credit: Yankee Candle
Photo credit: Yankee Candle

Take it all the way to the North Pole with these virtual backgrounds from Yankee Candle. While you're busy catching up with family and friends, set your kids up with Santa Cam, so they can see what Santa is up to.

DOWNLOAD YANKEE CANDLE ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Frozen: The Musical

Photo credit: Frozen: The Musical
Photo credit: Frozen: The Musical
Photo credit: Frozen: The Musical
Photo credit: Frozen: The Musical

To your kids, Frozen is always in season. During the winter months, the chilling scenery is especially appropriate.

DOWNLOAD FROZEN: THE MUSICAL ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

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