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Christmas Eve 3D Screensaver Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Christmas Eve 3D Screensaver

Let the Christmas Eve 3D Screensaver take you away to a magic winter park on Christmas Eve.
User rating: 260 (30%) 598 (70%) 38 comments

Christmas Eve 3D Screensaver was available as a giveaway on December 18, 2010!

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Let this fabulous animated 3D screensaver take you away to a magic winter park on Christmas Eve. Feel the holiday atmosphere in the air. Enjoy a gorgeous Christmas tree decorated with shimmering lights that go on and off as if singing along to the music. Watch the funny rabbits jumping around in excitement, waiting to get to the precious presents from Santa. Cheerful music and high-quality graphics help to create a truly festive Christmas mood.

Key features:

  • Full 3D environment
  • High-quality animation
  • Extremely realistic, colorful graphics
  • Beautiful Holiday music
  • A romantic and cheerful Christmas Eve in a magic winter park
  • Digital clock

Feel the festive atmosphere of Christmas!

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/ 2000/ XP/ Vista


Astro Gemini Software



File Size:

11.6 MB



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It's adorable. I did not try it with music. The little rabbits are sweet and I loved the animation. Win 7 ultimate.

Reply   |   Comment by Faethe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Disabled music, enabled antialiasing and it looks and sounds clear and pretty on XP with ATI Radeon HD 3850. Price is a bit high for the throwback graphic quality, but for a free giveaway this is great holiday eye candy.

Reply   |   Comment by rsmik  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I love this screensaver on my Windows 7 Pro x64. My 24" Dell monitor is set at 1280x800, so I set the screensaver to 1280x960x32, and anti-aliasing to 8 samples. Every detail is amazingly sharp and clear, and the park bench slats and brown buildings in the background are completely stable (lots of waffling without anti-aliasing). The only shortcoming I see is the rabbits skimming around like a wizard or witch in a movie without using their legs; I would have preferred the programmers to have all hopping instead. Thank you GOTD and Astro-Gemini!

Reply   |   Comment by Sidney White  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I don't think the setting "use the desktop resolution" is working correctly. When I first ran it, the graphics looked horrible and jagged. For those with similar problems, try unchecking that box and raise the resolution. I used 1400 x 1050 x 32 and it looks a LOT better!

It would be nice if you could add your own Christmas music.

Reply   |   Comment by GeekGurl  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Problom with fail to conect
solverd the problom !!!
1/take out 84 cokies of informer dit com
no worked the activatetion still
2/reactavate microsof ie8 in leu of firefox 3
no website of giveawayoftheday on ie8 {!!!!}
test agan the firefox 3/ giveaway website can I see on fox3 {!!!}
3/dianose problom of no website on ie8
ie8 loses automatik set of conect to internet
pushed chec box and worked to conect an activat the
Christmas screen saver
I took it
Thank you it very prety

Reply   |   Comment by Pewoteor  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Re comments about the rabbits. The ears are too long to be rabbits. They are hares and they move like hares as well.

Reply   |   Comment by theologian  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Downloaded and installed fine. XP SP3 I have seen worse and I have seen better. Would suggest making it look more realistic and perhaps being able to add your own music. In Fact I tried putting that in the suggestions but it will not allow me to leave feedback no matter how many different times I put in the correct code.

Reply   |   Comment by Elric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

This is a beautiful screen saver but I was so disappointed at first because I couldnt get it to display correctly on Windows7 Wide screen.
Finally I found a solution.I right clicked on the desktop then graphics properties.Once the box popped up went to Scaling and clicked for it to scale full screen.Now my screen saver works perfectly.Thank you for the free selection today.

Reply   |   Comment by Dyna  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

If you watch and be patient, you'll see Frosty the Snow Man make tracks across the screen in the snow. If your quick enough and can click on him he shows you something special.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Frost  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Great screensaver. Music is generic enough to play year-round and i found it relaxing and uplifting. In short, great music to use on screensaver software...no too overpowering. The christmas tree and lights put me in festive mood. The cute rabbits running around is great.

Only suggestion to the developer is may be putting Santa throwings out some toys. Other than that, great job! I thoroughly enjoy this screensaver. I'd pay for this screensaver at the asking price. So getting this FREE, make this a no-brainer best deal for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Successchamp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I thought someone made a mistake packaging today's GOTD, Christmas Eve 3D Screensaver, because it shows the registration dialog when you go to configure it -- now that GOTD has posted some comments mentioning this, & haven't posted another download I guess it's not a problem. FWIW, checking the screensaver in a couple of apps [XNResourceEditor & ResHack] to see if you could potentially change the music, I found that 1) there's another Register dialog we don't see, & 2) the configuration dialog can show "Unregistered", which it doesn't... both might hint that this is a *special* version that doesn't need registered, so maybe someone just forgot to do away with the register pop-up? And while I didn't see a way to change the music, using ResHack I did delete that registration pop-up, making it go away without causing any problems that I can see.

Christmas Eve 3D Screensaver itself uses what looks a bit like static 2D objects in 3D space. With the screensaver's configuration set to Desktop Settings with anti-aliasing maxed it can look nice [see next paragraph for erratic behavior], but because of the static objects it doesn't look natural & not everyone will like it -- in that respect it's not that different from most 3D screensavers on GOTD in the past, so if you liked those (or didn't) you'll probably feel the same way today. The screensaver does load 2 cores of my AMD quad pretty heavily, & it uses the graphics card [an ATI 4870] but not that much.

Setting screen sizes was a bit erratic for me in win7 ult 64 SP1 RC, with results depending on what I'd tried previously, acting as if RAM used wasn't being released or cleared properly [Testing was done using unmodified, original scr file]. Settings range from 640 X 480 16 bit to 1400 X 1050 32 bit, or you can click the checkbox to use desktop settings. If you don't mind editing the registry look (search) for the HKCU\TERMINAL Studio key where settings are stored, & enter/edit them manually. After running the screensaver many times trying out different settings, it started to seem like a coin toss, whether I'd get a nice looking display or not -- sometimes there was a bit of shimmering, other times I got a 4:3 display, & yet other times there was all sorts of nasty artifacts along the edges of objects.

Installation adds the "Christmas Eve 3D Screensaver.scr" file [~11 MB] to Windows' system folder along with a small, html file named "no". An Astro Gemini Software folder's added to Program Files (or Program Files(x86)) with 7 files taking up less than 1 MB with an uninstall file & a web page. Registry changes amount to an uninstall key until you set the screensaver's configuration -- then you get a key for the screensaver itself.

I don't know if the erratic behavior is due to my graphics card, its drivers, or the screensaver itself, so I don't know if it's something for anyone or everyone to be cautious about. I could most likely shut down completely [power off] to clear all RAM, & it might behave itself, but there's also a chance that after running it for a while it might effect Windows stability once I stop the screensaver, so this GOTD is just getting archived for now -- I might try it on some other systems later.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I really like it, I have no problems with it. Christmas is a Fantasy and this screensaver shows that.

Reply   |   Comment by Floyd L Jordan Jr  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Thank you GOTD and Astro Gemini for this free screensaver. I to am having a a login box asking for username and reg.code appearing when I go to settings.
Happy Holidays to everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

For those of you with resolution problems and the like, please check your settings. Like you, I downloaded it thinking it would automatically be configured. Not so! It was truly awful.

I adjusted the resolution from Desktop Setting to one that fitted my monitor, and changd it to anti-alias 4 as well and hey presto - it's perfect!

Granted, the animator has possibly never seen a hopping rabbit, but they're still cute, and the graphics are crisp, clear and pretty gorgeous.

Please give it another go - you won't be sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Perfumella  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Very nice screen saver. Thank you GOTD. Merry Christmas to all!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Installed on Windows 7 without error. This screensaver is awesome. The graphics are sweet, warm and filled with wonder. This is an ideal screensaver for children and adults alike.I love the tour through the park and the soft falling snow gives it a magical feeling.What I like most about this particular screensaver is that you do not have to have it running on your desktop all the time. If you want to keep the wall paper you presently are using just click on the screensaver's icon on your desktop and it will instantly load and come on. When you are finished watching click the esc button on the keyboard and it takes you back to your desktop right away.Thank you Astro Gemini Software and GOTD for the offering. THUMBS UP.

Reply   |   Comment by Christina Lareau  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Kind of missing the offers from 3PlaneSoft, but still pleased to get a Christmas screensaver. I've been waiting for one and grateful to have a freebie. I'm sure the usual curmudgeons will be out in force, but for those looking for some light hearted seasonal fun, this is a goodie and you can't beat the price! Thanks, GOAD.

Reply   |   Comment by Klacey  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I usually hate screensavers, but this one is kind of enjoyable for the next week 'til Christmas. Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Originally released in 2006 (per the 'About' box). Tested on WinXP.

Pans around a nice, wintry, artistic scene in 3D. Looks fine from a distance, which is how screensavers should be viewed. I suggest turning on 'Anti-Aliasing' for a better appearance. Helps create a holiday mood with a Christmas tree, snowmen, fireworks, creatures, etc.. To me, the music, while okay, becomes annoying after a while. I would have preferred a holiday-themed song, as I didn't recognize the song used.

Overall, IMHO, a nice giveaway for this time of year. Thanks 'Astro Gemini' and 'GOTD'!

Reply   |   Comment by Bird on a Bench  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Not bad. I like the different music. Not the same ol stuff. Graphics are fine if you adjust them.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

My son wants annual creators of this screensaver, and I wish to thank them and all their loved ones a Merry Christmas and a happy new year .. THX from Prague :-) ..

Reply   |   Comment by PDCfuture  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Installed and activated easily on Win7 64bit. When I click on settings I get a registration box with blank fields is this right? If I click on cancel it does take me to the settings dialogue box.

Reply   |   Comment by kalookalei  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Nice screensaver but I agree with Jack about the need for higher resolution. This may contribute to pixalation. I have a good graphics card and regularly update drivers etc. I had no trouble with installation on Win 7 64bit Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by Ellieblue  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

nice screensaver instaled fine on windows 7 with no problems

Reply   |   Comment by Diane  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Installed no problem on win 7HP 64bit. No "Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer" playing over and over. Only improvement would be a Shooting Gallery option to add some action to the poor animal movement.

Reply   |   Comment by donebythefish  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

Couldn't download on my Windows Home Vista edition either, said was an invalid or corrupt file. Ah, would have been nice to have a Christmas one to look at. Thanks anyway GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by ladyluc91  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

It's beautiful--like a Christmas card come to life. I had no problem installing it on Windows 7 64-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

The graphic is like some fps games made in 2000.
I can't change any resolution, music, backgrounds......
I can't understand that this program is $9.95.
What a waste of money..
I'm really thank you for this website so that I could know this program is a junk.

Reply   |   Comment by Jiyong Chung  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

Thankyou GOTD team for this screensaver... many complaing abouut this but considering we are soo very close to christmas how long are people expecting to use this for? one question I do have is it the full version as when I click the settings I am asked for User Name and Reg Code..

Reply   |   Comment by Web  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Installed easily, no fuss, no questions asked.

First time I ran it, the graphics were very low resolution. But I went to the settings page and manually set the screen resolution to match my desktop ("use desktop settings" didn't seem to work properly). I also set anti-aliasing to 4.

It then worked perfectly, good graphics, frame rate of over 60fps.

I think this is an excellent offering. Well worth installing. Thanks GotD and AstroGemini. Much appreciated

My machine spec:
Windows XP (SP3)
2.2 GHz single core Intel processor
8800 GTX card
Twin 28 inch (1920 x 1080) monitors

Number 3 (Janusz) - What on Earth are you on about? ("No Christmas or any other Holliday spirit comes from this piece")

This has a giant Christmas tree as the centre point. There are Christmas presents under the Christmas tree, there are Christmas decorations, Christmas lights, a snowman (wearing a Santa hat), Santa' sleigh, Christmas lights, a Christmas star on the Christmas tree.

Obviously, none of this represents Christmas to you, it seems. Strange...

Reply   |   Comment by The ISO King  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Installed but uses a lot of memory. It is slowing the system down. Otherwise, its nice to look at.

Reply   |   Comment by Anthony  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed fine. Don't know about the activation, though; when going into the settings of this thingy I get some sort of login prompt. When I 'Escape' this prompt, I can adjust settings just fine.

About the actual screensaver:
The Bad:
- Mediocre animations of animals. It's all very static, there's no life in it.
- The camera POV randomly changes within the scenery, but it might as well stay put on one place because nothing happens anywhere that is worth watching. Overall it's quite boring, which surprises me for a festive scenery.
- The fireworks look dull. Which is another amazing accomplishment.
- Supported monitor resolutions is limited. I suspect that with anyone that is using a resolution higher than 1600x1200, the 'Use Desktop Settings' results in a screensaver setting of 640x480...
- Horrible 'music'.
The good:
- It's free, for now.
- It does have a festive feel to it. After all; it has a big ol' X-mas tree.
- There are settings to play around with; monitor resolutions, mouse movement detection, music/SFX on/off; all the important stuff is there.

Because it's a screensaver and not a movie, the dullness and poorly executed animations could be of no importance at all. You decide.

I removed it. Thanks for the offer, anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by JanW  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Installed ok but poor quality image, very uninspiring hence uninstalled. Thanks GAOTD for all your efforts.

Reply   |   Comment by Tall 53  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

Full 3 screensaver with nice Christmas music! This is really fantastic, thanks!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jez  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-50)

Great screensaver, music is okay...would've preferred traditional Christmas music though. Installed fine on Windows XP SP3, no problems during setup. Just follow instructions on readme. Screensaver has lots of interesting things going on in it & looks wonderful, just like a typical Christmas Eve night in a snow-covered park. Gorgeous scenery, and tree.

Reply   |   Comment by Gabby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Thanks for freebies. But anyway, what is this screen saver suppose to be? Holliday theme with boring music? No Christmas or any other Holliday spirit comes from this piece. The moving animals are worst graphic design ever. The white rabbits? Their movements. lol. I would give 3 of 10, what a waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Janusz  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

looks Ok, would be better if resolution higher

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

This screensaver causes an error when trying to install on Windows vista home premium.
Here's what the error message said :


An error occurred while trying to rename a file in the destination directory:
MoveFile failed; code 183.

Click Retry to try again, Ignore to skip this file (Not recommended), or Abort to cancel the installation.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
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