I just upgraded to QGIS 2.18.1 Las Palmas.
This comes with a Santa hat on the icon in the top right corner and windows bar.
Is it possible to remove this from my installation?
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Your only real option is to replace the files in:
C:\Program Files\QGIS X version\apps\qgis\images\icons
It's hard coded to change the icon for the 12th month of the year.
I added the feature, and no I didn't consider if someone would get offended by a Santa hat, because:
As it's a simple file replace you are more than welcome to make a plugin to replace the files for people who don't like the icon. I'm also a plugin moderator so if you write it I can fast track the approval for you :)
Thanks to @Snorfalorpagus and @aldo_tapia for the path locations on each platform.