iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

It's time to deck out your iPhone or iPad with the perfect festive wallpaper and get your devices in the holiday spirit. From shimmering lights to Christmas markets to fireworks displays, there are lots of beautiful wallpapers out there, and we here at iMore have collected some of our favorites. Some we've snapped ourselves; others are awesome shots we found lurking on the internet. If you're looking for something to use to decorate your devices, here are some of our top holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

All the images below are sized to fit either the iPhone or iPad aspect ratio: either 4-by-3 or 16-by-9. All you've got to do is visit this page, tap and hold on the one you'd like to use, tap save, and apply it!

iPhone holiday wallpapers

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Snow covered trees, photo by Rene Ritchie

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

European Christmas markets, photo found at Starlit Path

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Christmas lights blurred, photo by Ally Kazmucha

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Christmas ornament, photo by Serenity Caldwell

iPad holiday wallpapers

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Snow covered trees, photo by Rene Ritchie

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

European Christmas markets, photo found at Starlit Path

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Christmas lights blurred, photo by Ally Kazmucha

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Fireworks on NYE 2013 in London, photo by Ally Kazmucha

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Christmas ornaments and lights, photo by Serenity Caldwell

iMore's favorite holiday wallpapers for iPhone and iPad!

Christmas branches and lights, photo by Serenity Caldwell

How to resize wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

Our wallpapers above are properly sized, but if you find another festive option out there on the internet that isn't quite sized the way you like, we love Wallax. It's an easy way to customize and resize wallpaper for your iPhone and iPad, and you can even follow our guide on how to use it:

Your favorite holiday wallpapers?

If you've found some great holiday wallpapers of your own to share, I've started a thread in our forums for just that. Be sure to share yours and check out all our other posters' top holiday images!

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.

16 Comments
  • Wow, gorgeous! That European Christmas market looks like something from a toy train set or a fairy tale movie. Unbelievable.
  • The Christmas Market and Fireworks in London, the rest wouldn't even make it past the import process... ;)
  • Yup. Especially the traffic sign by the tree...
  • Thanks! I hadn't noticed the traffic sign until you mentioned it. Now I can't stop looking at it! LOL!
  • It's a shame none of them have any movement. A wallpaper with actual blinking Christmas tree lights, or snowflakes falling from the sky, or Santa Claus and his sleigh streaking across a starlit night would bring so much more depth and dimension to these static holiday backgrounds. Apple can give us floating circles "live" wallpaper, so why won't they make this an option for developers?
  • "Apple can give us floating circles "live" wallpaper, so why won't they make this an option for developers?" Did you really just ask that question?
  • What's wrong with his question? Sent from the iMore App
  • Would have been nice to have some of these three weeks ago....maybe post something like this earlier next year...more time to enjoy the seasonal decor.
  • I could only tap/hold the iPads images. Couldn't copy the iPhone ones. Sent from the iMore App
  • Aha! Doing this from the iMore web page works. Using the iMpre app on the phone doesn't Sent from the iMore App
  • I've been looking for some decent wallpaper. I like to change mine a lot. Just like my cases. I don't like the same look constantly. Sent from the iMore App
  • They're all great! But my faves are:
    1. Snow Covered Trees
    2. London Fireworks Sent from the iMore App
  • My eyes keep trying to focus on the blurred lights, and it's giving me a headache. I'm clearly broken. Great picture though. Posted from the amazing whatever device I can afford because I'm a broke college kid.
  • Let's destroy good looking wallpapers with icons and/or folders draped across them....
  • I usually keep the wallpaper for my home screen pitch black, and have my lock screen display a wallpaper.
  • Beautiful wallpapers, than you for sharing.