‘Twas the night before Zoom Christmas, when all through the house, every creature was Zooming, donning their favorite festive sweater or blouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, and plates were filled with a turkey meal beyond compare

Christmas cookies on a tray
Christmas cookie virtual background

We’ve done enough damage to that classic Christmas poem, but you catch the snow drift. This is a holiday season unlike any other. As Christmas draws near, we know being with loved ones in person may be hard. However, while video chats and virtual gatherings are no replacement for the real deal, they still allow us to safely make the most of the final days of what has been a most unique and challenging year.

To make the season a little bit brighter, we’ve ingested a questionable volume of coffee (and Christmas cookies) and come up with some festive holiday backgrounds for your Zoom Christmas party or family gathering.

Virtual Holiday Party Ideas

Corn, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, opening presents
Corn, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, opening presents virtual background

Here are some fun ways you can spend time with loved ones virtually this season:
• Rock around the Christmas tree for the ultimate coast-to-coast dance party.
• Host your own Great British Bake-Off – use a favorite recipe and bonus points for turkey-shaped cookies. Add in a few fun homemade snowflakes or ornaments, too.
• Dust off the piano or guitar and do your own version of caroling from afar.
• Read a Christmas story to the kids.
• Have a holiday movie tradition? Watch it together!

No matter how the occasion may differ, our best advice is to keep it jolly and special when possible (and go for seconds on that turkey). Plus, you’re bound to be the talk of the office holiday party with a turkey-themed background for your Zoom call!

Pick Your Holiday Themed Virtual Background

Fair warning, the cuteness is real, and you just might have to pick a few. There’s nothing wrong with a background swap halfway through the video call. Download any of the free Zoom backgrounds below or check out our resource gallery to view them all.

Presents for Corn and Cob
Holiday Feathers
O’ Christmas Tree
Stockings Hung by the Fire
Cookie Tray
Santa’s List
Christmas Vacation
Santa’s Sleigh

Happy Zoomsmas to all, and to all a good night!