Not much to do about it with xmas colors though. Bah humbug to poinsettias.
So, I concur with the bah humbug to colorblindness statements.
And Happy Holidays to the rest!
The contrast in the bar is really low, so I can't wait until it's not Christmas any longer.
Question: do you Christmas bits reflect that it's winter outside somewhere else or do you have a separate bunch of Christmas bits to reflect that it's summer during your Christmas?
It surely doesn't snow in all parts of the Northern Hemispher and I guess you can draw similarities to that. The funny thing is, for more Christmas's then I can remember, it has actually been quite wet and stormy, today it is beautiful and sunny.
HN is my favorite site but this Chistmas version shows again PG's modest design skills. PG, I'm sure that there many HN users (including me) who would love to redesign HN—just put it on Crowdspring or 99design and insist on keeping the HN orange. I promise you'll get tons of great designs keeping Y Combinator's core/identity.