SantaCountdown displays a very funny and inspiring Santa countdown clock on your desktop. It includes a Santa-inspired graphic animation and a clock that counts down to Christmas just below it. The countdown shows the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds remaining to the due date. You can customize the animation by selecting any of the included skins.
The program does not offer any standard user interface or configuration window. As soon as you install SantaCountdown, the Christmas animation appears directly on your desktop. To change the animation skin or to apply any changes to the program, you can right-click on the animation and make use of the menu commands displayed. Besides changing the animation skin you can choose to show or hide the program, select a sound to be played back every hour, half hour or never, as well as change the font used for the countdown.
Furthermore, SantaCountdown allows you to change the due date to a custom one. The available dates are: Christmas - December 24, Christmas - December 25, New Year - January 1, and Julian Christmas - January 7. Finally, you can configure some other minor parameters, such as whether to display a shadow beneath the animation or whether to keep it always on top or not.
In conclusion, SantaCountdown is a lightweight and handy application that certainly will make your wait until Christmas much funnier and bearable.