Christmas Time in Gaming

‘Tis the season for gaming!

It’s that time of year again, Christmas carols are being played on the radio, houses are adorned with Christmas decorations, and Christmas sales are going live that makes our wallets scream in terror.

It’s no surprise that the majority of video games have taken to getting in on the festive spirit by running limited-time events and implementing subtle and not-so-subtle map changes to celebrate the festive season. Here are a few games that have jumped on the sled.

Red Dead Redemption Online

Not only has the frontier been hit by a cold front but the saloons are playing Christmas songs like Jingle Bells and players were treated with a Christmas tree at their camps and newly acquired Moonshine Shacks. Rockstar Games also treated players with some free items like care packages full of useful supplies as well as a Krampus-inspired skin for the double-barrelled shotgun.

It’s Christmas in the Old West and some players are even dressing up as Santa Claus and visiting other players who they deem naughty or nice. That’s one way to get into the Christmas Spirit.

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Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

This season, the world of Plants vs Zombies has turned into a winter wonderland with snow and festive decorations all over the main hub. There are some Christmas-inspired cosmetics to be earned in the battlepass as well. It’ll be interesting to see what the next season is.

I suspect a New Year’s Bash as the first season was Halloween then it was Thanksgiving and now Christmas, so New Year will be the next logical choice followed by Valentine’s Day. This is just an assumption though; in the meantime, players can enjoy the festive theme in the game right now.



Winterfest is officially underway. Fortnite outdid itself this year with the Christmas event by letting players enter a virtual cabin, open a wrapped present per day and complete daily objectives to earn even more rewards as well as have snow and new Christmas-themed locations appear in the map.

There are some nice rewards to open, including a Millennium Falcon glider, among other Christmas-inspired goodies.


These are just some of the games that are celebrating the festive season. Other games like Overwatch, Sea of Thieves and Rocket League (to name a few) all have their own events going on but alas, with things like Game Pass and Christmas sales, there are just too many games to play!

Which games are you playing this Christmas?

From everyone at the Five Minutes Discussions team, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas!