Naughty or Nice - Christmas 2010 Wallpaper

Submitted by monuMental on December 20th, 2010 at 10:27 AM

If you were Santa Claus would the Michigan football program be on your Naughty list or your Nice list this year? How about Coach Rich Rodriguez? Do you approve of the behavior of Athletic Director Dave Brandon? Whatever your position, I have a Christmas gift for you. I've created two holiday-themed wallpapers so that you can choose the one that best represents your spirit this football season. If you had Santa's freakish ability to squeeze down chimneys (and his immunity from breaking and entering charges) would you deliver a lump of coal or a tasty gingerbread treat?

Feel free to regift.

The images below are previews only. You can get the widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.

Naughty or Nice - Christmas 2010 Wallpaper Preview

How it was made

The lump of coal for the Naughty image came together rather painlessly but as you can see from the video I really struggled with the Nice image. If you watch closely you'll see several discarded concepts including a gift box with a bow (looked too tacky) and a candy cane (colors were too Ohio State-ish) so I landed on the gingerbread house (which is arguably more tacky than the gift, but you get what you get and you don't get upset). I sped up the footage to condense several life-wastingly long design sessions into a little under 3 minutes of video. If you're looking for an alcohol-free way to numb your emotional distress this holiday season this video is for you.

Bonus Wallpaper (or that one gift I hid behind the tree only to be unveiled after all the other gifts were opened)

In late October I stumbled across a fantastic high resolution Tron Legacy publicity image showing off the new light cycles. The combination of colors (blue and gold) and the futuristic protective gear made me think of Michigan's modern, high speed offense and Denard Robinson at the controls. After his record setting season, Denard Robinson has laid the foundation for a Michigan football legacy sure to last. Man, this is super nerdy but I like it.

D·Rob Legacy - Wallpaper Preview

All of the 2010 Wallpapers

Season Wallpaper - Denard Robinson Action Figure

Game 1 Connecticut Wallpaper - Husky Puppy Piddles in Fear

Game 2 Notre Dame Wallpaper - Touchdown Jesus Says "No Good"

Game 3 Massachusetts Wallpaper - The $550,000 Cupcake

Game 4 Bowling Green Wallpaper - Wolverine vs. Falcon

Game 5 Indiana Wallpaper - Good at Basketball

Game 6 Michigan State Wallpaper - Sibling Rivalry

Game 7 Iowa Wallpaper - Maize is Blue

Game 8 Penn State Wallpaper - The Eyes Have It

Game 8 Penn State Wallpaper - JoePa Halloween Costume

Game 9 Illinois Wallpaper - We Be Illin'

Game 10 Purdue Wallpaper - I Think We Can! I Think We Can!

Game 11 Wisconsin Wallpaper - Cheesehead Cross Stitch

Game 12 Ohio State Wallpaper - The Game

Thanksgiving Wallpaper - Turpigskin

BigTen Offensive Player of the Year

Bowl Bid - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper

More Cow Belle - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper

Naughty or Nice - Christmas 2010 Wallpaper

D·Rob Legacy - Wallpaper



December 20th, 2010 at 10:35 AM ^

Outstanding work!  I just have one request:  Could you do a third image that fits between "naughty" and "nice" and accounts for those borderline gifts?  I'm thinking a "jelly-of-the-month club" block-M.  You know, 'cause its the gift that keeps givin' all year long . . .


December 20th, 2010 at 10:40 AM ^

Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol? 

There you go, Merry Christmas!


December 20th, 2010 at 10:26 PM ^

Not sure what is awesomer, that my diary was hijacked by "Christmas Vacation" quotes or that your avatar is the Cobra Kai logo. I'm calling it a tie. I love both movies and am happy that my diary was where the inevitable Vacation quote throwdown took place. Tonight my wife asked if I had received any good feedback on today's wallpapers and I told her that over half the comments were movie quotes. I said, "You know that thing that my friends and I do where we start endless movie quote conversations that drive you and the other wives crazy? Picture that on mgoblog." She said, "Oh" and rolled her eyes knowingly.


December 20th, 2010 at 2:06 PM ^

Thank you again and again for providing some quality wallpapers! I make sure to share these with my non-connected Michigan fans whenever they are available. As a wanna-be photoshopper, I am blown away each time you provide the screencapture and see how you use the program. Keep up the good work!