#1 Start with a 400 x 400 canvas filled with a Christmas pattern
#2 go to Effects/Reflection/ Kaleidoscope.. apply
#3. Effects/Geometric effects/ Sperize
#4. Make a Circle selection over the sperized part of your graphic
#5. INVERT CUT... It wont be on transparent bkg.. If you don't have it as a raster layer and not a bkg layer
#6. Yours should look like the below sample
#7. Apply either EyeCandy 4000 or 3.1 Glass to it..
I used Eye Candy 3.1 on mine
#8. Apply 3D drop shadow to your spere... With settings below.. Then V -3 and H -3
Finished ball.. Decorate like you'd like..