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Why are there no Christmas Games?

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stockholm84 20th December 2011, 08:29 Quote
You mean you never played 'Santa's Xmas Caper' on the Amiga?!?! Vid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yirYT0rUeEU Ahh memories... ;)
daantjer 20th December 2011, 08:33 Quote
You might classify WoW as a christmas game, during the 'feast of Winter Veil'.
And COD:MWII has got this great snow thing going on in a few levels, love it!
antiHero 20th December 2011, 08:47 Quote
There is a great Christmas texture pack for Minecraft and some good "festive" maps to play.
Ryu_ookami 20th December 2011, 08:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by arcticstoat
Why are there no Christmas Games?

/Blah Humbug mode on

Mainly because Christmas Sucks!

/Blah Humbug mode off
SMIFFYDUDE 20th December 2011, 08:59 Quote
Killing Floor went all Christmassy last year.

Games I personally associate with Christmas are ToCa Touring Car Championship and Spec Ops as they were presents back in '98.
B1GBUD 20th December 2011, 09:00 Quote
Playing Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis when I was a lad always reminds me of Christmas..... ahh they were good times!
mpr 20th December 2011, 09:02 Quote
Almost every MMO gets festive, TF2 usually gets festive, Angry Birds got festive with its evil advent calendar, and quite a few other titles do as well.
BOFH 20th December 2011, 09:03 Quote
How has nobody posted XMas Lemmings!!!!
Digibull 20th December 2011, 09:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Killing Floor went all Christmassy last year.

The best festive game I've played to date! I'd imagine it'll do it again this year.
Parge 20th December 2011, 09:13 Quote
Some great snow levels on BFBC2 in MP! Hope they bring some out for BF3
Parge 20th December 2011, 09:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Digibull
The best festive game I've played to date! I'd imagine it'll do it again this year.

They have indeed.
mi1ez 20th December 2011, 09:34 Quote
I was going to say Die Hard too. Along the snow lines, South Park always reminds me of Christmas.
xMathiasD 20th December 2011, 09:35 Quote
Relix ate them all!
SMIFFYDUDE 20th December 2011, 09:41 Quote
Messiah. Well you can't have Christmas without the Messiah.
The Infamous Mr D 20th December 2011, 09:51 Quote
There's definitely a trend to have mainstream games with a festive slant, rather than all-out festively themed games. They would only seem to be relevant around December - who would honestly want to play a Christmassy game or watch a Christmassy film in July for example?
Bloodburgers 20th December 2011, 10:15 Quote
I kinda liked the South Park game that was hours of fun pelting fat*ss Cartman with snowballs.
Sentinel-R1 20th December 2011, 10:18 Quote
Good point raised in the article about non-festive games released around Christmas time, somehow still feel like Christmas games even though there's not an ounce of anything festive in them.

A big one for me is Grim Fandango. I got this for Christmas the year it was released (october 1998) and spend the entire holiday period working my way through it. It's a classic Lucasarts point/click adventure about the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico for those not in the know. Not festive in the slightest; however, I still remember that Christmas like it was last years.
SMIFFYDUDE 20th December 2011, 10:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sentinel-R1
A big one for me is Grim Fandango. I got this for Christmas the year it was released (october 1998) and spend the entire holiday period working my way through it. It's a classic Lucasarts point/click adventure about the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico for those not in the know. Not festive in the slightest; however, I still remember that Christmas like it was last years.

I think my sister got Grim Fandango that Christmas as well.
dangerman1337 20th December 2011, 10:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Some great snow levels on BFBC2 in MP! Hope they bring some out for BF3

And become blind due to all the glare from the snow :p.
Jaybles 20th December 2011, 10:40 Quote
mighty_pirate 20th December 2011, 11:08 Quote
I got the C&C Red Alert, the add-ons & a blue jumper for Christmas in '97 & that's what I did for hours & hours every day for the whole holiday. To this day the original Red Alert feels Christmassy... & makes me want to wear a jumper.
It also has a lot of snowy maps in the skirmish mode for extra atmosphere.
javaman 20th December 2011, 11:32 Quote
Was there ever a grinch game release?
Sensei 20th December 2011, 11:49 Quote
The first couple of hours in Mafia 2 were quite Christmasy. Great snow effects and superb xmas radio whilst driving around town
Dwarfer 20th December 2011, 12:03 Quote
TF2 just brought out a new Xmas MOD - like they do every year!
Coltch 20th December 2011, 12:07 Quote
Back in the old 8-bit days there were plenty of Christmas themed games (usually as a covertape)
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