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Holiday screensavers for OS X Lion

28 November 2011 4,552 views One Comment

There just aren’t a lot of screensavers that are compatible with OS X 10.7 and fewer still with a Christmas or Winter theme. Here are seven screensavers that run on Lion and they’re all to varying degrees free (caveat emptor) for the taking.

Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand on Roku Digital• LotsaSnow (download)
— A pleasant if slightly slow flurry of flakes for your Mac
— Dual monitor compatible
— See also: Falling Snow for Snow Leopard and earlier
• White (MacUpdate download)
— Glacially subtle, which may or may not be your cup of tea
— Works, oddly subtle; dual monitor compatible
• Santa and the City 3D (download)
— 3D renderings that exhibit a respectable level of care
— Dual monitor compatible

Screensavers listed as dual monitor capable display different image streams to each monitor. Other less capable products just mirror.

See our Top 10 free OS X Lion screensavers for a less seasonal take on what’s available.

• Shining Snowflakes (MacUpdate download)
— This screensaver might not run properly on your Mac (caveat emptor)
— Mirrored display on dual monitors
• Frosted (download)
— Celebrate winter with your very own digital snowman
— Dual monitor compatible, loads slow (Flash)
• Gingerbread Cookies (download)
— More than a little garish, which isn’t out of character with the season
— Dual monitor compatible
• A Very 3D Christmas
— Plays well enough, yet has the visual appeal of 3D on Windows NT
— Mirrored display on dual monitors

Have you created an OS Lion compatible screensaver, holiday or otherwise? Drop us a note with a link in the comments below.

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