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    A Christian holiday widely celebrated in the western world. It is often associated with festive spirit and presents.

    Games with Christmas motifs?

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    AsKo25

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    I'm a big Christmas guy, and I always wish I could find more seasonal gaming for the time. Halloween is easy because we've got Costume Quest and a myriad of horror games, but Christmas hasn't always lended itself well to gaming. I've got Christmas NiGHTS and I like playing the snowy levels in Diddy Kong Racing, but I haven't found much else even after searching. Are there any cool Christmas/holiday motifs in other games that I'm not aware of?

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    #2  Edited By audioBusting
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    #3  Edited By Yummylee

    One of the missions in Hitman Blood Money is set during a Christmas party, complete with a drunk Santa.

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    I remember playing a ton of Lemmings that was a Christmas version. Loved it.

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    #7  Edited By Nulix

    Overblood 2 is the definitive christmas classic of gaming. Just ask Dan.

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    Shenmue. Nothing like driving a forklift to celebrate the holiday season.

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    Gone Home with Good Ol' Christmas Duck.

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    #10  Edited By Do_The_Manta_Ray

    Batman: Arkham Origins is set on Christmas Day if I recall correctly. I also think that is a way better game than people give it credit for.

    Also, the next edition of Danny's favourite video-game series comes out today, and I can safely claim that it captures the essence of the holidays in a way that (hopefully) nobody asked for.

    One of the more popular discussions on the steam community hub for the game is titled "It was a bad idea to watch the trailer for this while high", and boy, does that one go places. Copy-pasted below for posterity's sake.

    Also its a bad idea to view the stills for this game while high.

    Its too ♥♥♥♥ing much man.

    Particularly because they are birds.

    Why the ♥♥♥♥ can birds get a girlfriend but I can't? Its so God damned depressing.

    I'll tell you what it is, its the toxic ♥♥♥♥ing culture our society has right now. Like in Medieval times someone like me would be able to find a wife really easily. Like the fact that I'm financially stable and wouldn't beat her would make me a real catch. But these days its like that ♥♥♥♥ing You Don't Impress me much song. You can be Brad ♥♥♥♥ing Pitt and its not enough. ♥♥♥♥.

    2D > 3D man... 2D > ♥♥♥♥ing 3D.

    ♥♥♥♥.

    ♥♥♥♥ this, I',mma going to go play Warframe.

    Edit: I regret not making a whole new thread for this.

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    Saints Row 4 How the Saints save xmas dlc

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    Didn't Costume Quest have a Christmas DLC?

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    Hunter: the Reckoning: Redeemer on Xbox has a story centered around Xmas IIRC.

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    I've made a tradition of playing the first torchlight every Christmas Day

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    Viscera Cleanup Detail Santa's Rampage is always good

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    The first third of Die Hard Trilogy

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    Batman: Arkham Origins is set on Christmas Day if I recall correctly. I also think that is a way better game than people give it credit for.

    I agree. Really enjoyed Origins, might be fun playing it at Christmas.

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    I've always been a fan of Merry Gear Solid 1+2.

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    Parasite Eve is set on Christmas Eve I believe. And Costume Quest had a christmas themed expansion called Grubbins on Ice or something like that.

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    #20  Edited By audiosnow

    Fable 2 isn't exactly wintery apart from the opening, but it has that whimsical, cozy atmosphere that causes me to associate it with Christmas.

    EDIT: And Sint Nicolaas is pretty dope.

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    The Game Informer guys have a habit of picking games that take place on/near Christmas for their Super Replays ( I see a few people in the comments are already well acquainted with that), so I would check out some of those if you haven't and see if anything tickles your hohoho-bone that you would want to play.

    Raw Danger for the PS2 is pretty festive at times. Also this there very website has a list of some games that have Christmas moments in the game.
    Ho-ho-ho, who wouldn't click?

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    @zeushbien said:

    Parasite Eve is set on Christmas Eve I believe. And Costume Quest had a Christmas-themed expansion called Grubbins on Ice or something like that.

    That's correct I was going to mention it myself, Parasite Eve I is set up on Christmas Eve, a good chunk of the game happens at a Zoo where you can see the Christmas decor and I also think it was used by Eve, the villain, as some sort of metaphor. Great game.

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    Deathsmiles II X is heavily Christmas-themed. I don't think it's a particularly amazing game, but hey.

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    @yummylee said:

    One of the missions in Hitman Blood Money is set during a Christmas party, complete with a drunk Santa.

    That's the one at the not-Playboy Mansion, right? That's a great mission.

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    @bbalpert said:
    @yummylee said:

    One of the missions in Hitman Blood Money is set during a Christmas party, complete with a drunk Santa.

    That's the one at the not-Playboy Mansion, right? That's a great mission.

    It is and it really is.

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    You should play Fallout 4 tomorrow.

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    Bully, you get ALL the seasons! It does them all so well and integrates the seasons into the gameplay and what you do as well.

    In fact I'm reinstalling Bully.

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    I dunno I was playing Yakuza 5 earlier and a store had Christmas music coming out of it one time.

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    Wow, a lot of great suggestions here, thank you guys! I also discovered that James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod also takes place during Christmas and looks pretty festive at times.

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    @asko25: I saw the title and this is the game that I came along to recommend! Definetly worth a play around this time of year!

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    That winter level in Banjo-Kazooie is the most Christmasy thing I can think of.

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