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Christmas themes now available for MythTV 30 and 31

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:33 pm
by paulh
Yes it's that time of year again and back by popular demand are the two MythTV Christmas themes MythCenterXMAS and MythCenterXMASKIDS.

Both will be available in the theme browser from later today for MythTV 29, 30, 31 and master.

For those new to MythTV and not familiar with those themes they are based on the popular MythCenter theme but with a Christmas colour scheme with festive backgrounds and a few animated GIF's to add a little sparkle :P. The backgrounds in MythCenterXMAS shows a random slide show of festive snowy images and has an animated snow effect in the foreground. MythCenterXMASKIDS also has the background slide show but the images are chosen to appeal to our younger users.

Merry Christmas from the MythTV Developers :D



5 new background images added to the MythCenterXMAS theme including one curiosity :-)

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:04 am
by paulh
I've just added 5 more background images to the XMAS theme including one I couldn't resist adding! My parents got a box canvas that lights up from the inside with a snowy image of what I guess is an English village scene on it. There are some cottages, a church, a river & bridge with some people skating, sledging and walking about. My first reaction was that's a nice image then when you look closely there is a WTF are those animals doing there moment (not something I associate with an English village or even Christmas). Let's see if anyone spots what I'm talking about :lol:

I should say it's some cheap Chinese tat so the image quality is not brilliant to start with and I took a photo of it with my phone so the resulting image is not great, I did try to enhance it the best I can. I think it's good enough and should stimulate some interesting conversations over the Christmas holidays ;)

It will show up in the theme chooser as version 1.12 when the next theme sync takes place at 4.00am UTC.

Re: Christmas themes now available for MythTV 30 and 31

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:37 pm
by paulh
Did no one notice the polar bears in one of the backgrounds :?:

You don't see many of them wandering down the high street here :lol:

I've done a little research on the painting. The artist is actually an American called Dennis Lewan born in 1948 from Thorp, Wisconsin. The painting is called Polar Bear Junction. I really like his style of painting he has done many lovely Christmassy paintings but only one with polar bears as far as I can see.