It's the time of the year where we get ourselves ready for the festive season by creating Xmas wallpaper, screensavers and by downloading games with a Christmas theme. Although it's mild outside and doesn't feel like Christmas is just over a week away, there are many new Christmas-themed downloads made available this year.
We've got a couple of great screensavers. The Christmas 3D Screensaver is a well-designed shareware screensaver that will keep your fellow office workers entertained. The Crisp Christmas Screensaver is an extended version of the popular seasonal screensaver. We've also got a couple of decent seasonal games, with the Chicken Invaders 3 (Xmas Edition) and Pinch ol' Santa 2, which is a free seasonal game for Windows or Mac users.
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