As a special thank you to Windows XP users, today Microsoft released a series of Winter Fun Packs for XP, which offer a wide range of winter-themed content designed for Windows Media Player (WMP) 9 Series, Windows Movie Maker 2, and XP experiences such as digital photography, communications, and Web browsing. Four Fun Packs are available

Windows Media Player 9 Series Winter Fun Pack: New winter-themed skins, Picture It! Visualization 2: Winter Edition with more than 25 unique visualizations, Yule Log Visualization, and 12 holiday-themed Auto Playlists.
Digital Video with Windows Movie Maker 2 Winter Fun Pack; New title background, sounds, and music for making your own holiday videos
Digital Photography, Communications and Browsing Winter Fun Pack: Holiday digital photo greeting card templates and Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 Holiday Favorites
Winter Fun Screensavers: Two exciting new 3-D animated screensavers.

In addition, Microsoft has posted a series of new articles that cover everything from creating the ultimate holiday mix to sharing holiday joy with Windows Messenger. These articles and the free Fun Packs are now available from the Microsoft Web site.