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Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
12 years ago15,298 views

Holiday Village..my favorite of all of them. Nice rich blue. I still wish they'd make desktop wallpapers of all the logos, tho.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v24 ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This hasn't hit my account yet. :(

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I don't have it too ... it looks great ...

Will Kendall [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I want it too, im from the UK and it hasnt been updated to my account yet. any ideas?

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Brinke

What is the the directory name of the images for the theme?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

well.............now it's disappeared. all my pages are classic-layout.
too bad. i thoought it was their best.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I wonder if it was an accidental push?

redondo [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

will they bring it back in time for the holidays?

tarman [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

hey – - i want that as well

Paula [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

me too ... where did it go???

AMP [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Did anyone find out what happen to the Christmas Theme?

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

More info here:

blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=839

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Heh. Nice screenshot..wonder where it came from?

Above 13 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Brinke, I thought the paragraph after the screenshot made it clear enough, but I have reworded it to make sure people know the screenshot came from you. :)

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I was just kiddin! (used to work @ CNET!)

Laurenty [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

what is the directory name for this theme?
I tried holidayvillage, village, holiday...

holzauge [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I find it ball-less how people feel obliged to avoid the term "Christmas" and call it "holiday" in order not to offend those easily offendable non-Christians living in Christian countries.

That being said, this is just a winter theme.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Holzauge, I think the idea is that there are more holidays than just Xmas around that time. See here for some previous discussion...
blogoscoped.com/forum/79015.ht ...

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The Holiday Village theme is back, FYI. Sometimes. It's there..and then it's not. I'm not sure they know what they're doing with this!!


img.photobucket.com/albums/v24 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ok, so this time can you get the link of the image Brinke?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How do I find that?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Now it's totally gone. Whatever. Back to Classic White for me.......

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That can't be good... :/

Next time use FireFox Brinke..:)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

as much as I hate this phrase...

PWN!!!!!!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Wrong pill again James? ;)

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

WHat does PWN mean? And Firefox isn't the answer- the theme isn't there for ANY browser.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Just for reference, the theme should be here:
google.com/ig/skins/holidayvil ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< And Firefox isn't the answer- the theme isn't there for ANY browser. >>
I know, but it's easy to get the URL of an image with FF.

See here:


aycu08.webshots.com/image/3564 ...




aycu15.webshots.com/image/3829 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

David, I don't suffer from insanity, I ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Brinkie google.com/search?hl=en&sa ...

"The slang term Pwn ... used primarily in the Internet gaming culture, means to soundly defeat an opponent"

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< David, I don't suffer from insanity, I ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!! >>

Yeah, i can tell :)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Brinke, The easiest way to find out what the theme location is:
1) Right click the iGoogle page your on with the theme active, and view the source.
2) Now do a search for .xml
3) That will give you the xml name needed to add that theme to other tabs if its not in the usual theme menu.

Then you can use the javascript code that Tony posted in the other theme post.

example:
javascript:_dlsetp('preview_skin=skins/holidayvillage.xml');

Granted this will only work for themes that aren't removed completely off the system.

Kelly Littleton [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Thanks, Colin, but that didn't work for me... :(

Perhaps they have taken it off the system. If anyone can find the code, I would really appreciate it! This holiday village theme is their best yet – did you notice that at 3:14 (pi) they show the Northern Lights???

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Kelly Littleton, Yeah I tried to load the Holiday Village theme too and it has been removed. So when you try to load it, all you will see is the classic theme.

Fongstress [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Do they know we want it Back. It is my favorite! I a m glad I am not the only one. Bring back the Holiday Village theme!

Henrey Denkers [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

The Grinch has attacked!

Queentracy [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Where is it? I want a Christmas theme for my igoogle!!! This one's great, but why does it keep disappearing??

Henrey Denkers [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I guess Google is not listening

Ruthie [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Would love to use the Christmas theme, too. But, not after Christmas!

Henrey Denkers [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

It's back, but who knows for how long

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yup it's back for me too-----let's see how long this one lasts.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Henrey, is the xml file still 'holidayvillage.xml' ?

Dan Ferter [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

It's back for me now, been there and been gone a few times

iceman13 [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

look y cant they this fo back ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kyle [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

helll

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Does anyone have an javascript to get the theme?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

hebbet, as posted by Colin and also in previous posts...

1. Visit www.google.com/ig.

2. Enter the following in your browser’s address bar:

   javascript:_dlsetp('preview_skin=skins/holidayvillage.xml');

3. Click the Save button.

NOTE – This will only work if you can actually see this file though:

google.com/ig/skins/holidayvil ...

BTW, it's showing for me too now for the first time, both on the server and in the theme selection box.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The holidayvillage.xml file isn't viewable to me. :(

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Colin, try adding an entry to your HOSTS file for www.google.com pointing to 66.102.9.104 and see if that works.

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I have it on my theme list right now

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony, I tried editing my hosts file on my mac but it keeps telling me the file is read only and I guess I'm not changing the permissions correctly cause it won't let me change the file. I'll try playing with the file a little later and see if connecting to that IP will work for me.

AmiLEan Questions [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Can anyone tell me how to have my iGoogle theme STAY even when I switch off my computer and switch it back on?.... without using the "sign in" option, that is! I don't want to have to sign into my google a/c each time!!! 8-/

Thanks folks!

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It should remain the same. Maybe corrupted cookies?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This theme is finally in my menu of choices so no need to edit my hosts file. :)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Before trying the JavaScript it wasn't in my list. But now after it is in.

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Now available on the menu . :)

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