You might have noticed that we’ve added a Christmas advent calendar and snow on the Online Toolbox website. We’ve added these using free WordPress plugins so why not give your website a Christmas makeover too.

What is a Plugin?

A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress.

Our Top Free Christmas plugins

Snow Storm


We’ve added this plugin to the Online Toolbox website this year. It’s a simple piece of code that makes snow fall over your website. It’s a subtle yet effective way to show your Christmas spirit.

Christmas Countdown Clock

Make sure that everyone who visits your website knows exactly how long they have left to purchase their Christmas gifts. There are few different countdown clocks which you can add to your website.


This plugin will add a small Santa to your sidebar and his beard shows the number of days left until Christmas. On Christmas day, it displays the message “Merry Christmas”.


This plugin displays a Christmas countdown clock in your sidebar. It’s available in various colours and formats.

Christmas Lights


With this plugin you can add a string of animated Christmas lights along the top of your website to give it that festive touch.

Christmas Branch and Bauble


If you’re looking to add a quick little Christmas animation to your website, then this is the plugin for you. It will add a branch and bauble to the right-hand corner of your website.

Advent Calendar


This plugin allows you to add an advent calendar to your website which gets activated on December 1st.

We had a few issues with this plugin and ended making our own version. However, don’t let that put you off trying it for yourself. With any plugin that you’re considering downloading, check the reviews and check if they are compatible with your version of WordPress.

If you think that your website is out of date and cannot download these plugins, we offer website maintenance to bring you up to date.

If you’re struggling to download any of these plugins or would like us to download them for you, contact us.