December 24, 2013

Xmas eve at last! **gift attached**

Why do we anticipate this holiday so eagerly? Many of us would say it is about getting back to that breath-taking joy you feel when watching the sparkling lights on the Christmas tree and smelling pine odour, refreshing the most cheerful memories of our childhood. Some “materialistic” guys would argue that Christmas is all about giving-and-receiving presents (commercial angle is essential though – who wouldn’t want to get a high-end tablet PC from his/her beloved granny this year?).

Some “family guys” would mention that Christmas is a great occasion to spend some precious moments together with our dear families and friends. However, we at the Giveaway of the Day project believe that there is a deeper meaning of Christmas that can’t be found under the Christmas tree and can hardly be described in a few words. All we know is that Christmas is the right time to share everything good with other people, hence spread gratitude, happiness and peace.

By the way, the general principle of our project has something in common with the good old Christmas tradition of sharing – we share with you, our loyal audience, the most interesting software daily, making a small Christmas everyday (yep, like a small geek Santa addicted to bringing joy on your computers).

We sincerely wish you health, prosperity and happiness! Our heart-felt wishes to our own cool “Santa’s elves” – vendors and moderators, and to you guys who download, install, test and criticize programs we share – you make our Santa’s workshop go on!

P.S. Here is our another good Xmas tradition – special Christmas gift for all of you, guys! It is GOTD-styled desktop background with Winter calendar, which comes in a few different resolutions so you can pick a suitable one: 2560×1440, 1920×1440, 1920×1080, 1680×1200, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1440×900, 1400×1050, 1366×768, 1280×1024

…and YES, we thought of providing a preview, but considered a SURPRISE is always MERRIER! ;)

Always yours,
GOTD team


  1. Thank you for all you do! I truly appreciate you guys and the work you put in for us. I have visited your site for years and have told everyone I know about you. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! :)

    Comment by Cheryl Richards — December 24th, 2013 at 4:55 am
  2. Have a good holidays, GOTD! Thank you for your warm wishes and thank you for a great gift! It’s already on my desktop.

    Comment by Nathalie — December 24th, 2013 at 6:02 am
  3. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ Saviour of the world, in case you refuse to tell the truth.

    Comment by Henely — December 24th, 2013 at 9:38 am
  4. Merry Christmas to you GAOTD. Thank you for this lovely Christmas gift. I now have it on my desktop. GAOTD is a ritual with me everyday. Some time I just come to see what is being offered, some time to download or not, and then I really hunker down in the library. Neat place to get lost in to see all things you offer. Merry Christmas to all. Stay warm, stay safe and of course and always —– Peace to all of you.

    Comment by Shar — December 24th, 2013 at 10:39 am
  5. I check the Give Away every day. Just wanted to stop for a minute to say “Thanks”. You have a wonderful web site.
    So Thank You and Merry Christmas, and have a Happy New year!

    Chuck Hiett
    Willow Springs, MO

    Comment by Chuck Hiett — December 24th, 2013 at 11:24 am
  6. Thanks for the Background. I know you could not mention it in your blog but we all know that Jesus is the Reason For The Season. Let’s not take Christ out of Christmas. May your New Year be well and peaceful.

    Robert C Warren

    Comment by Robert C Warren — December 24th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
  7. Thank you all for all the great software programs you make available for us all year. I really appreciate it and have enjoyed the ones I downloaded. Merry Christmas to you all.

    Comment by Sheila — December 24th, 2013 at 12:02 pm
  8. Thanks for the beautiful, wintry, wallpaper; just the thing for this spring-like day in South Texas. ;-)

    Thank you for this wonderful site — a longtime addiction for this striving artist! I visit almost every day, and appreciate the effort you guys put in at GAOTD.

    Cheers to all! :-)

  9. Danke für diese wundervolle Seite. Danke!
    Fröhliche Weihnachten und einen guten rutsch ins Jahr 2014.


  10. It’s summer here in Australia, but thanks for the offer of a winter calendar. :)
    Thanks for all you do for us out here in the ether. I appreciate the work you do to bring us software to test. I hope all at GAOTD have a great Christmas and New Year.

  11. I’ve been loyal since you had GOTD and GGOTD and I must say that instead of the news first every morning, Its a cup of Coffee and Giveaway Of The Day. Your site is like having Christmas everyday :)

    Wishing everyone at the Giveaway project a wonderful and Merry Christmas :)

    Comment by Jason Carver — December 24th, 2013 at 4:52 pm
  12. Merry Christmas and thank-you for everything you do each day!

    Comment by Jerry — December 24th, 2013 at 5:07 pm
  13. I, too, want to thank you for always being here, 365 a year, offering us chances to try software for free. You are appreciated, though probably don’t get told that enough. This old lady is telling you that…and wishing all of you and all of your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. Nita

    Comment by Nita — December 24th, 2013 at 6:55 pm
  14. “Thanks for the Background. I know you could not mention it in your blog but we all know that Jesus is the Reason For The Season. Let’s not take Christ out of Christmas. May your New Year be well and peaceful.

    Robert C Warren”

    THANK YOU ROBERT, I shall make sure YOUR post is repeated. :)

    Thank you, Giveawayoftheday!
    I don’t download as much as I used to, however, I am grateful for what
    I have received from you guys!

    Comment by B. C. Jones — December 24th, 2013 at 11:18 pm
  15. Merry Christmas GOTD, and thanks for everything.

    Comment by Sandrababy — December 25th, 2013 at 1:15 am
  16. Thank you GAOTD for your excellent work.

    Merry Christmas and New Year,

    Sydney, Australia.

    Comment by Robert — December 25th, 2013 at 1:53 am
  17. Merry Christmas dear GOTD project team and thanks for all the efforts put into the project, it was a bunch of fun visiting the site on a daily basis this year. Also thanks to all visitors and especially those that contributed with useful and crucial weighty comments regularly (which are of course sometimes a real pain to read, lol).

    Peace, all the best and a prosperous New Year 2014. :)

    Comment by kin0seC — December 25th, 2013 at 2:19 am
  18. Hi,
    thanks for the very kind message, and yes, as I type it was not so many decades ago that I would have been incredibly excited and waking my big brother before dawn to share the excitement.
    I have had quite a full life, but the old days are gone for me.Believe it or not (I find it hard to believe) – the area I inhabit, actually myself is not technically enjoying “Peace time” but there are no gunfights all conflicts are non-physical. I am finished, sorry to be morbid, but right now I just feel the absolutely wonderful grace of the gift of a day, any day – like today, to enjoy living with dignity.

  19. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Thanks so much for all the great giveaways and all your hard work, I really appreciate it!! ☮❤ (◕ ◡ ◕)

    Comment by IamaDreamer — December 25th, 2013 at 9:56 am
  20. Seasons Greetings to you all at GOTD.

    I appreciate and enjoy many of your freebies and visit here every day.

    May your life be long, happy and peaceful!


    Comment by DavidB — December 26th, 2013 at 4:10 am


    Comment by JON — December 27th, 2013 at 11:30 am
  22. With LOVE and Thanks to all members of the GOTD Team,
    wish you Happy New Year!


    Comment by Ester — December 27th, 2013 at 5:52 pm
  23. Seasons Greetings to you all at GOTD.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Comment by Tsvetan — December 28th, 2013 at 6:03 am
  24. GOTD
    Thank You Kindly Always,
    Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year To All.

  25. As all have already said, thank you for a great service. I have hopped out of bed more than once these past few years if by the small chance I hadn’t checked what was being offered that day. I have some favorites that I have missed in the past and I just haven’t wanted that to happen again. So know that you are treasured for your service and hard work.

    May the Lord’s blessings rain/reign upon you this coming year. It is because of Him that we have all that we do, and I am grateful to our Heavenly Father for His Son, Jesus Christ, and his atoning sacrifice for us all. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    God bless you all.

    Comment by ej — December 28th, 2013 at 3:33 pm
  26. Love the site and the calendar. For those who stated that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, that is mostly correct. Many of the traditions that are from other pre-Christian cultures were incorporated into the holiday by Christians. Gift giving, greenery and Santa Claus (Saint Nicholas) are from pagan beliefs.

    Comment by Sean — December 28th, 2013 at 6:49 pm
  27. Yep, I’m late. :) Happy Holidays, GOTD team! :) We cherish every gift you give us all year. And the care you put into each one! You are the best Santa EVER! Wish I could give you gifts too! Nothing would equal all you do for us! :) May your New Year be filled with joy & peace & love! :)

    Comment by Skye-hook — December 29th, 2013 at 11:31 pm
  28. Dearest GOTD,

    Here’s hoping that “Your days are merry and bright. And may
    all your Christmases be white”. Hope you had a beautiful holiday.
    And Happy New Years! You are very special people for providing
    such a wonderful website all these years. I hope you know how
    appreciated you are.

    Comment by sragan5 — December 31st, 2013 at 12:15 pm
  29. Thanks to much to GAOTD for their incredible service and generous giveaways over the past few years. Thanks also to those who posted HELPFUL comments. Happy New Year to everyone!

    Comment by Dan M, Salem — January 1st, 2014 at 12:30 pm
  30. Keep this going please, great job!

    Comment by Greek Funny Priest — March 28th, 2014 at 6:35 am

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