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Santa's Elves Animated Wallpaper Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Santa's Elves Animated Wallpaper

Santa's small assistants have prepared Christmas gifts for children and now are in a hurry to deliver them on time.
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User rating: 231 (25%) 675 (75%) 37 comments

Santa's Elves Animated Wallpaper was available as a giveaway on December 24, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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A handy tool for making animated gifs from video files.

Santa's small assistants have prepared Christmas gifts for children and now are in a hurry to deliver them on time.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

AnimatedWallpaper7.com

Homepage:

http://www.animatedwallpaper7.com/about.php?wallpaper=christmas4

File Size:

2.23 MB

Price:

$7,99

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#37

I wish this software still available!

Reply   |   Comment by pc background wallpaper  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

santa thank you for giving the gift to every child in the world

Reply   |   Comment by manu  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

Merry christmas friends. This wallpaper will be very useful for xp which doesn't have a changing wallpaper

Reply   |   Comment by Price  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Fubar: You give yourself far too much credit for influencing other people and their opinions.I rarely comment because I don't need the stress of people who can't be civil to each other. As for the screensaver: It pleased my grandchildren.

Reply   |   Comment by Mammananny  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

That polar bear pulling the sleigh looks tired and worn and abused. There is no way looking at this picture could ever brighten my day!

Reply   |   Comment by moosish  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

found it in programs folder "santas whatever" put shortcut to desktop as: christmas4_full - Shortcut starts to run , freezes, crashes and explorer has to restart , kill process , to close window not so good. Win7 x64 6G mem ???

Reply   |   Comment by bobby  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

I briefly considered running this. The comments suggest to me that it's no great deal , so I didn't. It's not the sort of software I'd use on any other day, as it happens. But it's Christmas and we do silly things.
However, I don't see why wallpaper or screensavers shouldn't be featured here for those who want them. There are lots of niche items on GAOTD. And in the 365 days of the year I consider myself lucky if I find a dozen things I want or need - which is how it should be.
I don't post abusive flames - but I do think that those who post destructive or insulting comments because something is not to their taste need to have a good hard look at themelves.
If the software doesn't do what it claims, say so. If there are popular freeware or open source items that do a better job, say so.
If their cover price is massively excessive, say so.
And if it's good stuff and well worth the paid price, say that too. After all it's here to promote sales.
But if you just don't like that kind of thing, well tough.

Reply   |   Comment by Tbernstein  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

Any chance of a discount on the Blue CHRISTmas Tree instead of this one ? This one is okay but a bit too " kiddy " . I love the blue CHRISTmas Tree

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#29

Win XP Pro SP3, Quad Core, 3.5 TB. Tried 3 separate downloads and 3 different ways to install. Received message in system tray that wallpaper was running. However, there was no image on my monitor (stretched or otherwise. Used a system analyzing software and did not note anything other than the checksum did not match. Not sure what that means, but the numbers were wrong and did not match. I am not too knowledgeable in this analyzing field. Just can observe when something does not match. Hope this helpful. Am truly sorry that I cannot get this to work, especially during the holidays. It truly looks cute and would decorate the monitor. To GAOTD and DeskTop Paints, thank you for the offering though. Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Shar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#28

Works well and smoothly. However, it seems to be problematic with the labels of icons on the desktop.

Screenshot:

http://i.imgur.com/SpetN.png

Reply   |   Comment by Lojjik Braughler  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

It's cute,thanks-
plus there's some awesome ones on their website - some of those fantasy & abstract ones look pretty good !

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

My other comment about the incorrect shortcut is still in moderation as I write this. To clarify, the installer made a "Santa's Elves Animated Wallpaper" folder in the Start menu, but incorrectly labeled the shortcut "Fantasy Clock Animated Wallpaper". That's a problem, because we've already been given "Fantasy Clock Animated Wallpaper".

3Planesoft just released a second new Christmas 3D screensaver and animated wallpaper this week, "Christmas Evening 3D", which cleverly combines elements of some of their better screensavers.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#25

Just wanted to thank the Santas at GAOTD for your efforts to put together gifts for us every day
...and for putting up with the grumblings from some readers.
Whether we like or don't like a particular gift, it's ultimately the thought that counts.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the Winter Solstice and/or the New Year, may you all enjoy the spirit of the season!

Reply   |   Comment by rroberto  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

I mistakenly thought this was a screensaver, but it's wallpaper. I downloaded it and installed it and its very cool looking, however I won't use it, I don't like a 'busy' wallpaper, and it seems to lag down my computer. I do like it despite its limitations noted above.

Reply   |   Comment by JLPicard  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

Installed it twice--Norton 360 removed it as "suspicious" both times. Weird...but don't think I'll argue with Norton for a screensaver that comes out on Christmas Eve--after tomorrow it'll be a year until I want something "Chrismassy" again. Rather poor timing for a Christmas screensaver giveaway. Worth the price I paid.

Reply   |   Comment by wvcatmagic  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#22

Yayy !! This is JUST what I wanted !! Thank You Santa's at GAOTD and DP Animation !!! Installed and works beautifully on my Windows 7. Cute as a button, and something I will enjoy thoroughly !! A little help for one of our downloaders....find it in your start menu with your other installed programs. Merry Christmas All !!

Reply   |   Comment by Judi Podgurski  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

I don't use many screensavers but they are fun sometimes. Why people attack any time there is screensavers is beyond me. When they attack fubar that is beyond me as well.

fubar thanks for the excellent comments you have on a wide variety of products offered here. You take the time to try them and then offer up what you have discovered.

I value what you do here and I hope you continue to do so.

Merry Christmas to you fubar and a Happy New Year !

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#20

#13. I voted (Thumbs down), as soon as I saw today’s offer, because I cannot see any point whatsoever in screensavers.

They are a waste of space and system resources, serving no purpose. If you are using your computer you won’t see it, and if you are not, then it doesn’t matter. My computer is on 24 hours a day, and if I’m not looking at it the screen is black.

Time and time again screensavers appear here on GOTD, with the same result.

Perhaps 1 in 10 people DO like them, but the majority don’t, presumably – like me – voting accordingly.

This is MY OPINION. I have the right to my opinion, and do not expect to be called a moron, or a ‘saddo’ any more than I would have felt the need to address you in a similar vein.

I politely suggest that you jump off your high horse, and look for some more toys to throw out of your pram! Happy Christmas!

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Alston  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#19

Is this a Wallpaper? Super Cool!

I just checked the shots on the website. Now that I installed it, I'm a bit embarrassed.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

@7 HoHoHo, I agree. Merry Christmas!

Reply   |   Comment by Darla  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

I think Fubar might have the Christmas blues :(
Chin-up for another great Giveaway.

Thanks to Giveaway of the Day, my love of great screensavers is renewed. There was a day when these were very popular with computer owners. The monitor power button is not a new invention, and we could always just turn the monitor off - but screensavers are so much more cool. This one is fun and looks great.

Thanks, and merry Christmas to all!!!

~Rob~

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#16

Not willing to chance a stable image on a dodgy wallpaper; am willing to wish everyone the very best of the holiday spirit with the best quote from an old book:
"PEACE ON EARTH GOOD WILL TO ALL MEN [AND WOMEN, OF COURSE]"!!

Reply   |   Comment by promytius1  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#15

#2, sukibabe, if you extracted and ran Setup.exe, unless GOTD changed the installer, DesktopPaints incorrectly installed this as "Fantasy Clock Animated Wallpaper". When it's running, it shows up in your system notification area (tray).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#14

The program didn't automatically show up. I had to search in the program files directory to find it.

The animation is simple, consisting mostly of a snow effect over a picture. One elf waves and a wand glows, but that's about it.

Nowadays, any desktop should be designed to allow for widescreen monitors. Stretching is possible but it distorts the picture.

I can't seriously believe anyone would expect to get any money for this. It's too simple. At best it's a 99 cent application. Desktops should be bundled so that someone can select the one they like.

Reply   |   Comment by writerpatrick  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#13

@ #4. Fubar: At the time of writing this, there are more than 20 hours left of today's giveaway and according to the number of votes registered, 307 people have downloaded, installed and run today's offer, 55 of whom (18%) like it but 252 (82%) don't.

Yeah. Right.

The "user vote" thumbs up / thumbs down facility is so systematically abused as to be a waste of space -- 'waste of space' also being the description for all the saddos (of whom there are many) who come to GAOTD in furtherance of their delusions of adequacy, either to be first to post or vote down software they haven't tried or comments they feel like denigrating.

As most GAOTD users long since ceased to care what the morons out there do to both the thumbs ratings and the 'did you find this comment useful, yes/no' then there's no need for you to bother, either: you've never hidden behind the anonymity of thumbs voting and your comments have always been constructive and well argued.

Neither the thumbs votes nor the comments usefulness yes/no mean a damn thing here. Only the software.

On which note, today's is not one I would've bothered with but right now I have a house full of family including a three year old who has just giggled with delight at my computer screen as Desk Top Paints' eleves go about their work.

Many thanks, then, GAOTD, and Desk Top Paints. THUMBS UP.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#12

Downloaded cleanly. No hijacking of Home page or any bugging toolbars. Small software (~3.5MB after installation) with not much of options for playing around. Options to start along with the windows startup, stretch the wallpaper to fit the screen, hide desktop icons are some. Option to download more wallpapers from the internet, though they are demo versions. The app runs in the background (accessible from the notification area of the taskbar). The only flip side of this app is the fact that it takes up quite an amount of memory to execute (~45MB).

For all those who had blindly rated down the product without using, try downloading a similar animated Christmas wallpaper from the internet at this time of the year without getting a virus or an attached malware.

It is a neat and simple application worth keeping, at least for the duration of Christmas.

Reply   |   Comment by Shiva  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#11

It doesn't work on my computer, I just get an error message when I launch it something about a 3D device failed.

Reply   |   Comment by pete  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#10

I believe this would have been better received had it been coupled with another giveaway, thus being perceived as a cool bonus. Wallpaper and screensavers are always voted down since we mostly hope for more practical software. That being said, it is cute but it's too difficult to manipulate the icons on my desktop. The other winter animated desktop given away a few days ago allowed me to do move and open icons with ease. My wife and toddler will enjoy it.
Thanks for the Christmas present Desktop Paints. I would be interested in trying your DP Animation Maker seen HERE since it makes gifs.

Reply   |   Comment by softwarejunkie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#9

Isn't satisfactory with dual monitors. (W7) Controls only allow the picture to be stretched/distorted across both monitors or centered on the crack between the monitors.

Otherwise, cute.

Reply   |   Comment by Lighter  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#8

Basically a two-image animated GIF, which would have been a far better way to package this...

Reply   |   Comment by Ian Mackereth  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#7

What a great gift from DesktopPaints and GOTD. Thank you so much, I love it! All those down-voters are going to have piles of coal in their stockings Christmas morning.

Reply   |   Comment by Nate  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#6

HoHoHo... installed & working on XP SP3.

Like the snow, the rest is a something like.. boring.
Icons on desktop have a grey / black blackground around them and the writting (I thought nowdays the rendering problem would be resolved, not like the old ones).
Also right-cliking desktop stops the wallpaper.

Nice to get a little Christmas spirit, but i think it could be more attractive with more movement.

Reply   |   Comment by BesT  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#5

I usually hate stuff like this but hey, it's Christmas and this wallpaper isn't half bad. Doesn't do much, hats move, hand waves, snow falls.. it looks nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#4

This is a simple animated wallpaper. Like most DesktopPaints products, it takes essentially zero CPU on my PC. Ever since my other monitor croaked, I haven't been able to test multi-monitor configurations, but DesktopPaints generally does a poor job of handling them. Since people are always trying to blame performance issues on the product, I've decided to list the standard performance index which Microsoft provides with all modern versions of Windows. My Windows Experience Index is 6.8, limited by my aging graphics card.

3Planesoft recently released a new screensaver / animated wallpaper, White Christmas 3D. I don't use their animated wallpaper modes because they turn off Aero, and their products generally use a fair amount of CPU/GPU.

I did some simple testing the other day. The vote manipulator is totally obsessed with my comment votes, to the point of being mentally ill. While I'm off living a normal life, they sit by their computer all day, downvoting my comments anytime anyone gives them a thumbs-up. They're wasting all of that time and energy for nothing. I don't know them, I don't think about them, but they're totally obsessed with me. I could program my PC to nullify them on my comments, but that's a waste of my time, I have much more important things to do. I manually kicked their behind last time, but that's also a waste of my time. It's long past time for GOTD to fix the voting so that it's much harder to manipulate, or get rid of it. You should assume that votes are being manipulated. It's also the fault of all of you who don't vote on comments, and if you've tested the product, voted on it. If most people voted, it would overwhelm most vote manipulators.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+81)
#3

Thank you and Merry X'mas to you

Reply   |   Comment by Gabor  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)
#2

Whoops, not usually on this side...

This wallpaper did not show up in my display! Running Windows XP. Did a search and found 4 files, 2 zipped and 2 unzipped, but still no wallpaper!

Was willing to give it a try since Desktop Paints sounds familiar, but not this way...

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#1

Just not tried their Candle Ani. WP I have win 7 It crashed my explorer.exe.

Reply   |   Comment by castbiz  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
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