Maybe it's time for a change? But for the past couple of years, many SF'ers have added Santa hats to their Gravatars For Christmas. If you already have a Gravatar with a hat it's easy to activate it again, for anyone who wants to add a hat, here are the ones we've used in the past:

basic hat


fancy hat

(Last year's hats, mostly by Wesley.)

  • Also, the Winter Bash hats will be back soon for your double-hat needs. Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 19:45
  • So, how do I put my hat on? Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 18:19

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How to use these hats:

  • Basically, just download the hat image from this Q and paste it over top of your existing Gravatar.
  • If you don't already have an uploaded picture as your Gravatar, this might be the time to do it, but you can just paste it over your automatic gravatar, e.g.

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  • You mean by editing my user picture in an image editor and uploading the new image? Sure, I could do that any time. But a year or two ago there was a checkbox somewhere that automatically gave me a hat, without making me edit my user picture. Is that gone? Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 15:29
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    You're thinking of the Winter Bash promotion that SE has done for the past couple of years: stackexchange.com/promos/14/winter-bash-2013 It sounds like that will happen again, but altering our Gravatars for Christmas is something we on SF started doing the year before Winter Bash: meta.serverfault.com/questions/2394/its-santa-time Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 15:37
  • And here I am still attached to my BOFH gravatar.
    – Hyppy
    Commented Dec 18, 2014 at 16:13

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