50 Best Christmas Zoom Backgrounds (2024)

The holidays are almost here. And while you may not be able to travel or hang out with friends, family, and coworkers as you would in the past, you can still bring a slice of Christmas cheer to them wherever they are.

With video conferencing tools like Zoom, you can turn happy hours, game nights, get-togethers, and all your favorite Christmas traditions into a virtual celebration. And what better way to put a smile on everyone’s face than with Santa-approved Zoom backgrounds.

Bring some extra festivity and cheer to your virtual gatherings with these lovely Christmas Zoom backgrounds.

Feel free to download as many of them as you want and switch them up from time to time to keep things interesting.

Best Christmas Zoom Backgrounds

1. Make your home picture perfect

Your house may not look like something out of an interior decoration magazine, but it doesn’t hurt to pretend right? So why not put on this background, pour yourself a glass of your favorite drink, and relax in front of this cozy, tastefully decorated boho-style living room.

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2. Travel to “the happiest place on earth”

Transport yourself and your fellow Zoomers to a place that’s full of magic, wonder, and awe—the Walt Disney World Resorts.

Don’t be surprised if your background lures people to go on a Disney+ binge and rewatch their favorite Disney movies.

3. Break out the ugly sweater

Are you planning to participate in an ugly Christmas sweater competition with your colleagues, family, or friends during your virtual holiday party?

Go ahead and throw this funny Zoom background on to let everyone know that you plan on taking the trophy home.

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4. Gather around the tree

This background is perfect for hanging out virtually with your loved ones and unwrapping all your cute presents on Christmas morning.

It’s going to remind your Zoom callers to pause, take a look around, and appreciate the life they’ve built for themselves. No matter how hard the year has been, you’ve still got each other, and that’s worth celebrating.

5. Show off your front lawn

Few things can reassure you of the beauty in the world like a properly decorated front lawn at Christmas time. So place yourself in front of this snowy home setting that looks like it jumped out of a Hallmark Holiday movie.

The bright lights and bursts of color will definitely delight you and your Zoom callers.

6. Bring on the ornaments and pine needles

If you’re one of those people who wish they could put a Christmas tree in all the rooms of their house, this lovely background is a good way to compensate.

You get to have your own personal, gorgeous tree complete with all the fixings and decorations on your screen no matter what room you’re in.

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7. Welcome to Sesame Street

Everyone from kids to adults is going to love this cute throwback to one of the best shows to ever exist. On Sesame Street, everyone counts and can peacefully coexist no matter who they are.

Christmas should feel the same way and it wouldn’t hurt to have a reminder of that. After all the time you’ve spent baking cookies and wrapping presents, you deserve some laughter, and this background is going to bring loads of it.

8. Keep it simple

This animated background doesn’t have too much going on, but it’s absolutely perfect. It features a reindeer wearing a Christmas hat with twinkly light wrapped around its antlers. If that doesn’t get you all in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will.

9. Become a bartender

Show everyone you take happy hour and mixing cocktails very seriously by throwing on this gorgeous Zoom Christmas background.

If you’re up for it, take the act to the next level by wearing traditional bartender attire like an apron and a hair net. And of course, brag about your ability to get people drunk professionally.

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10. Deck the halls

Transform your background and fill it with plump pillows, a warm fireplace, a dusting of fake snow, and of course, fresh pines.

Invite your co-workers, relatives, and friends to join you in the library for a tree decorating party and maybe a little reading from some of your favorite books.

This Christmas Zoom background is sure to have you feeling like a grown-up who really has their life together.

11. Go on a Christmas vacation

Even though you’re stuck at home, you can still channel that tropical vacation spirit with this relaxing Zoom background. You’ve got a stunning backyard view, lots of palm trees, and a pool to soak in on hot days.

There’s a cute tabletop tree and twinkling lights to remind you what season it is. So kick back, take a sip from your drink, and show your Zoom callers how to relax.

12. Unleash your inner Martha Stewart

Leave your virtual holiday party guests impressed with your awesome decorating skills by putting this background on your screen. Don’t worry, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to decorate a tree to save your life.

Lean into the illusion. Who knows? The background might inspire you to come up with ideas on how to make your home look more merry and bright.

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13. Invite everyone to take a bite

Whether you like baking or not, let Santa bring some delicious cookies, marshmallows, and candy canes that everyone on your video call can enjoy.

Don’t be surprised if this background up some nostalgia and you spend the rest of the meeting or hang out reminiscing about simpler times.

14. Go the Quirky route

Say no to traditional Christmas trees and try something different this holiday season.

Take a cue from this eccentric Zoom background featuring a pineapple decorated with Christmas ornaments and choose something other than a pine tree for your celebrations. Anything can be festive if you throw a little Santa dust on it.

15. Pose at the New York Library

Towards the end of the year, work can feel even more demanding and challenging than before. One way to make the workday tolerable during the holiday season is by showing up to your Zoom meetings from a completely different setting.

Pretend you’re joining the meeting from one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, rather than from your home office.

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16. Take Christmas to the streets

Pretend you live on one of those streets where all the residents take Christmas decorations very seriously by answering all your Zoom calls with this stunning view in your background.

Hopefully, the cheerful decor and dazzling blue sky add a little extra merriment and warmth to the conversation.

17. Be the Grinch

Take a trip to nostalgia town with this Christmas Zoom background from the iconic holiday movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Everyone on your video call is going to get a kick out of it. Don’t be surprised if you all end up talking about your favorite memories from way back when.

18. Have a subtle Christmas

This Zoom background gives you a touch of Christmas without looking like you’re one of Santa’s little helpers in his workshop. It’s minimalistic, stylish, and makes it look like you’re chilling in a tastefully decorated living room where nothing is out of place.

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19. Sit at Santa’s desk

Amaze everyone on your Zoom call by putting on a Santa suit and playing the role of the bringer of gifts with this image as your backdrop.

Say hohoho, rub your belly, ask if they’ve been good this year, listen to their wishes, and spread your Christmas cheer.

20. The cold never bothered you anyway

If you’re a fan of Frozen (and you should be), you’re going to love having your own ice kingdom that you can rule over however you like. This background and shiver-inducing scenery is especially fitting for the cold winter months, so make use of it while you can.

21. Light some candles

You’ve spent the year keeping your head down, working hard at your job, and keeping up with all your other responsibilities. Let this tranquil Zoom background remind you to let all that stress go and relax this festive season.

Go ahead and light some real scented candles to complete the ambiance, laugh with your friends, and stay on the Zoom call longer than you intended.

22. Go caroling

Why not bring music to your Zoom calls with this pretty Christmas background? You can even greet everyone by belting out the lyrics to your favorite carols or Christmas songs and invite them to sing along with you.

23. Board the Polar Express

If your Zoom event is going to feature children, you can’t go wrong with this background. Take things a step further by bringing along The Polar Express or any other beloved Christmas-themed children’s book and read it to the little Zoom attendees.

24. Throw a feast

Don’t let the fact that you can’t link up with your people prevent you from throwing a virtual Christmas feast and inviting them all to come stuff their stomachs with you.

This background works for setting the scene, but you don’t really have to cook if you don’t want to. You can have your dinner delivered to your door.

25. Bring a West Elm catalog to life

Have you ever wanted to own modern, trendy, and luxurious-looking rugs, furniture, and other colorful decorative pieces from West Elm? Well, here’s your chance to make that dream come true and transform your apartment without paying a dime.

As an added benefit, you get to wow everyone who gets on a Zoom call with you.

26. Take up a new profession

This holiday season, Santa is taking a break from the North Pole to bring joy to people in a whole new form—DJing. If your Zoom event is going to involve dancing or playing music, you can use this Christmas background to let everyone know who’s in charge of the party.

27. Spread the cheer around the globe

This Zoom background is ideal for work calls or any virtual gatherings that involve guests from different parts of the world. You can put a smile on their face by greeting them with this cute image that wishes them merry Christmas in several languages.

28. Unwrap the presents

For your virtual Christmas party or secret Santa, show off your gift wrapping skills with this simple, yet alluring backdrop. Don’t forget to make a show out of unwrapping or unboxing your actual presents.

And of course, try to guess the person behind each present before you read the accompanying cards.

29. Relax at the beach

Even though it might be snowing outside, you can pretend it’s summer with this sunkissed Zoom Christmas background.

Prepare your favorite beach-day cocktail and sip from it during your Zoom call to help the fantasy along. By the end of the video chat, you might even start to feel more relaxed and happy.

30. Share the Christmas cookies

You may not be able to meet up in real life, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a cookie cutting, decorating, and exchange party over Zoom. This background is perfect for adding a dose of sweetness to your video calls throughout the holiday.

31. Inhale the season

There are certain smells and things that we associate with Christmas and they include plants and trees. So this holiday season, let this glorious arrangement of pine, holly, and eucalyptus leaves keep you company on your virtual meetings and hangouts.

Show up to your Zoom calls looking like you have a garland of flowers around you and wait for the compliments and season greetings to roll in.

32. Host a bake-off

If you’re not sure how to throw a Christmas party over Zoom or what activities to fill the time with, consider having a gingerbread baking party. This yummy Zoom background is sure to inspire your creations and bring out the caterer within so give it a go.

33. Sip a cup of something hot

Is it really Christmas if you aren’t having cup after cup of steaming hot cocoa or chocolate? Why not bring your obsession with this holiday beverage to the digital world by using this whimsical image as your Zoom backdrop?

34. Merry Minimalist-mas

If you want a Zoom background that feels Christmassy without being overwhelming, give this one a try. It’s perfect for meetings and work-related calls where you want to imbibe in the holiday spirit without distracting anyone.

35. Skate across the lake

For those who love skating whether across a rink or a frozen lake, don’t hesitate to throw this playful illustration on your screen. Feel free to intermittently brag about your skating skills throughout the Zoom call even if no one asks or cares.

36. Journey to winter wonderland

Lovers of the winter season will feel right at home in front of this remote winter cabin drenched in snow. Your Zoom callers will appreciate the stunning view and you might even end up scoring an invitation to an actual cabin out in the woods.

37. Bring gold, frankincense, and myrrh

Make yourself the fourth wise man or woman with this beautiful Zoom background that’s just perfect for Christmas. Anyone who’s ever witnessed a stage adaptation of this bible story or even played a role in bringing the drama to life is going to love this digital reminder.

38. Turn on the lights

You will definitely stand out on your video call with this bright background on your screen. It can also help to brighten the spirits of those on the call with you and get them in a festive mood. So put on your best smile and get ready to spread some joy around.

39. Raise your glass

I don’t know about you, but eggnog is hands down my favorite Christmas drink. Let this backdrop inspire you to pour yourself a tasty glass of eggnog and toast to the year you’ve had.

It may not have been easy, but at least it’s over and you get to relax for a while. Cheers!

40. Go live from a new apartment

If your house isn’t in the most presentable state, you can hide that by pretending this beautifully decorated living room is yours. You don’t have to pay rent or do too much to make it your own.

Just go to your Zoom settings, change your background to this image, and you can move in right away.

41. Visit Christmas town

Remind everyone to find their festive spirit by putting on this zoom background that promises to take them to Christmas Town. Don’t forget to ask them what they wish for this holiday season? The magic of Christmas town might just make their wishes come true.

42. Pick a cozy setting

This living room takes cozy to a whole new level. The Christmas tree in the corner adds a soft, warm feel to the room that will radiate from your screen.

Your fellow Zoomers will appreciate the intimate decor and a reminder that you don’t have to cram your apartment full of decorations to make it look festive.

43. Go marching with the reindeer

Join this happy group of wild reindeer at the Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park in Norway as they bask in the Winter season.

You can even give the reindeer names and introduce them to your Zoom callers as your adopted pets.

44. Take Christmas outdoors

Whether you have a front porch or not, you can deliver season greetings to all your Zoom callers from this cute outdoor setup. So throw it on your screen, recline in your chair, and share your Christmas stories with the people you love.

45. Showoff your staircase

Switch from your traditional work settings by joining all your Zoom calls this festive season from the comfort of this digital staircase.

It’s perfect for daytime Zoom events. And you can always hold on to the garland-wrapped banisters when someone says something that makes you laugh so hard.

46. Once upon a snowglobe

I still feel fascinated and comforted every time I see a snowglobe, so if you’re like me, you’re going to get a kick out of this background for Zoom. To top it off there are waffle sticks and sweets to make the image more tasty.

47. Let Santa bring your Zoom guest presents

If you’re having a virtual Christmas party or secret Santa event, go ahead and greet everyone with this lovely background of a Christmas tree that’s surrounded by presents.

That should get your Zoom guests excited about unwrapping their gifts and seeing who gave what to whom.

48. Pay a visit to a Christmas village

Spread hope, joy, cheer, and optimism this holiday with this gorgeous Christmas Zoom background of a snow-covered village with perfectly blended reds and greens.

If someone went to the North Pole and took a picture of Santa’s workshop, it’d probably look like this.

49. Re-enact Home Alone

Remember the classic freeform movie Home Alone? Well, you can travel back in time and nab your own starring role in the iconic holiday film. You might even find yourself binge-watching the entire series again after your call ends.

50. Grab a seat in front of a wreath

Ask around, nothing screams happy holidays like a Christmas wreath. This zoom backdrop brings the right amount of festivity to your video calls while keeping it simple.

The little lights and ornaments woven through the wreath will surely brighten everyone’s day.


Just because you can’t be with all the people you care about in person, doesn’t mean you can’t have a bright and merry Christmas celebration with them.

These Zoom backgrounds are sure to bring the holiday spirit alive and make every call a festive occasion.

Pick your favorite one then kick back and open presents, have wonderful conversations, eat dinner, and create beautiful holiday memories.

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