Christmas Themed Video Games For The Year 2016!

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It is the season to be jolly and what else can make it more jolly is Christmas themed video games! This year, there were many games that went festive and joined into the holiday cheer. Most of them having their characters in holiday themed outfits, having environments dawned with Christmas decorations and some having special Christmas themed missions added. All in the spirit of the holiday season.

We have made a list of the games that have the Christmas themes below!

Christmas Themed Video Games 2016

Battlefield 1 (Holiday Event)

Dates: Now – December 29


Battlefield 1
Chart Icon 79%
Steam 

30.69€
Battlefield 1 PS4
Chart Icon 81%
Steam 

24.84€
Battlefield 1 Xbox One
Chart Icon 82%
Steam 

28.99€

The Battlefield 1 Holiday Event game out a new game mode called the “Blind Delivery” where you will use War Pigeons. There is also a “Holiday Truce” dog tag as well as vehicle skins. There will also be battlepacks given out.


Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (12 Days of Winter Event)

Dates: Now – January 1


Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Chart Icon 59%
Steam 
59.99€
-83%
10.20€
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PS4
Chart Icon 58%
Steam 

19.99€
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Xbox One
Chart Icon 62%
Steam 

17.10€

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 12 Days of Winter event will have its players logging in each day for 12 days to get their free item. The gifts are available from 9 PM PT up until 8:59 PM PT the following day.


Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered

Dates: Now

To celebrate the holiday season, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered has a new holiday-themed map called the Winter Crash.


Dead Rising 4 (Christmas DLC)


Dead Rising 4
Chart Icon 62%
Steam 

11.67€
Dead Rising 4 Xbox One
Chart Icon 61%
Steam 

29.99€

To celebrate the holiday season, Dead Rising 4 called the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack where West and the zombies are dressed up as snowmen and elves. The DLC will also include new weapons, a new suite as well as a new vehicle. The DLC can be purchased for €5 or as part of the Season Pass for €20.


Destiny (The Dawning)

Date: Now – January 3

 


Destiny PS3
Chart Icon 70%
Steam 

4.37€
Destiny PS4
Chart Icon 71%
Steam 

9.50€
Destiny Xbox One
Chart Icon 70%
Steam 

8.38€

Destiny’s The Dawning has a racing event called the Sparrow Racing League that will have new modes and features that are holiday themed. Also, along with that is the ‘Vanguard Elite’ Strike Scoring mode, themed mystery boxes and so much more.


The Elder Scrolls Online (New Life Festival)

Date: Now – January 4


The Elder Scrolls Online
Chart Icon 68%
Steam 
29.99€
-81%
5.60€
The Elder Scrolls Online PS4
Chart Icon 74%
Steam 

7.54€
The Elder Scrolls Online Xbox One
Chart Icon 74%
Steam 

14.46€


To celebrate the holidays Elder Scrolls Online is celebrating with the New Life Festival. Here, there will be a series of daily quests which are time limited. Completing these will give you rewards from the New Life Gift Box.


Fallout Shelter (Christmas Update)

The Fallout Shelter is having a new look. The whole place is adorned with Christmas decorations from Nuka Cola dispensers wearing Santa hats to wreaths, Christmas trees, snowflakes and even elf costumes.


FIFA 17 (FUTmas)

Dates: Now – January 3


FIFA 17
Chart Icon 70%
Steam 

24.99€
FIFA 17 PS3
Chart Icon 76%
Steam 

19.99€
FIFA 17 Xbox 360
Chart Icon 80%
Steam 

18.99€
FIFA 17 Xbox One
Chart Icon 74%
Steam 

12.03€

The FIFA 17 Christmas event is called FUTmas (FIFA Ultimate Team). Here, there will be new challenges, mystery packs as well as special tournaments.


Final Fantasy XIV (Starlight Celebrations)

Dates: Now – December 31

A special Christmas themed event of Final Fantasy XIV Starlight Celebration will have you going to a quest called Naughty or Nice. To join the quest, you would have to talk to  Amh Garanjy in Ul’dah. This is a happy quest since you will bring “merriment and good cheer to the boys and girls of a local children’s ward”.


Final Fantasy XV

Dates: Now


Final Fantasy 15 PS4
Chart Icon 79%
Steam 

20.00€
Final Fantasy 15 Xbox One
Chart Icon 78%
Steam 

26.99€


A simple Christmas update is available for a Final Fantasy XV like Christmas themed photo frames as well as holiday festive goodies.


Gears of War

Dates: Now


Gears of War 4 Xbox One
Chart Icon 77%
Steam 

18.49€


This holiday season Games of War will receive 2 new Christmas themed maps. Along with that is a huge patch with new features.


Grand Theft Auto V

Dates: Now


GTA 5 PS3
Chart Icon 92%
Steam 

10.59€
GTA 5 PS4
Chart Icon 91%
Steam 

27.60€
GTA 5 Xbox 360
Chart Icon 93%
Steam 

13.60€
GTA 5 Xbox One
Chart Icon 92%
Steam 

22.39€


To celebrate the Christmas season GTA Online will have so much going on for them like snow, a new adversary mode called Juggernaut, new content and so much more.


Guild Wars (Wintersday)

Dates: Now – January 10


Guild Wars 2
Chart Icon 86%
Steam 

14.95€

Snow is everywhere in the Guild Wars Wintersday event. It also comes with Christmas decorations, new puzzles and holiday themed items and gifts.


Heroes of the Storm (Winter Veil Event)

Date: Now – January 4


Heroes of the Storm
Chart Icon 78%
Steam 

3.09€

The annual Winter Veil event of Heroes of the Storm is back. Play 25 games during the Winter Veil event (excluding hero brawls) and get to receive two rewards – the Snowflake portrait and the  Treasure Goblin mount.


Hitman (Holiday Hoarders)

Date: Now


Hitman
Chart Icon 77%
Steam 
47.53€
-58%
20.00€
Hitman PS4
Chart Icon 73%
Steam 

18.99€
Hitman Xbox One
Chart Icon 77%
Steam 

44.21€

For the holidays, Hitman has a special mission for all its players called the Holiday Hoarders mission. Here you will get to stop two thieves from stealing gifts from the event. You can even wear a Santa Claus suit during the mission.


The King of Fighters XIV

Date: Now – January 22


The King of Fighters 14
Chart Icon 74%
Steam 

54.99€
The King of Fighters 14 PS4
Chart Icon 81%
Steam 

34.99€

The King of Fighters XIV’s holiday season promotion will have a new DLC costume as well as original themes for PS4 of the pop idol Athena Asamiya.

This DLC is free now, however, soon it will become a paid DLC so make sure to grab yours now.


Minecraft (Festive Mash-Up Pack)

Date: Now


Minecraft
Chart Icon 87%
Steam 

19.99€

Minecraft is having a holiday update that offers new mobs, blocks, items, and so much more. Also, the Merry Bundle which includes the Festive Mash-Up Pack, Skin Pack, and Battle Map This is not for free however and would cost you €6.


Overcooked (Festive Seasoning)

Date: Now


Overcooked
Chart Icon 79%
Steam 
15.99€
-52%
7.60€
Overcooked PS4
Chart Icon 79%
Steam 

20.51€
Overcooked Xbox One
Chart Icon 75%
Steam 

24.99€

Go ahead and cook up a storm this holiday with Overcooked. A free DLC is available called Festive Seasoning that will have 8 co-op levels in a Winter Lodge theme; 2 additional chefs: a snowman and a reindeer; two recipes: turkey and stew; a flamethrower; Santa hats; a snowmobile as well as an all new winter map.


Overwatch (Winter Wonderland Event)

Date: Now – January 2


Overwatch
Chart Icon 78%
Steam 

21.99€
Overwatch PS4
Chart Icon 77%
Steam 

27.60€
Overwatch Xbox One
Chart Icon 78%
Steam 

32.99€

In the Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event, some of the heroes will have holiday themed costumes, emotes as well as voice lines. Some maps have also been transformed to Christmas winter wonderlands.


Planet Coaster

Date: Now


Planet Coaster
Chart Icon 82%
Steam 
37.99€
-32%
25.99€

Planet Coaster has a free winter update that contains a holiday-themed content. This will allow you to decorate your park with various holiday themed items. There will also be the Festive King roller coaster in addition to the iron horse transport, sleigh ride, and a cool winter theme.


Pokemon Go

Date: Now – January 8

For this festive season, Pokemon Go will have Pikachu wear a Santa hat from now until January 3. Better chances at hatching new Pokemon on December 25 until January 3 as well as original starter Pokemon on December 30 until January 8.


Rainbow Six Siege

Dates: Now – January 3


Rainbow Six Siege
Chart Icon 73%
Steam 
39.99€
-65%
13.99€
Rainbow Six Siege PS4
Chart Icon 73%
Steam 

18.80€
Rainbow Six Siege Xbox One
Chart Icon 75%
Steam 

17.64€
Rainbow Six Siege Season Pass
Chart Icon
Steam 

24.46€

Rainbow Six Siege has certain challenges for you this holiday season which will give you some cool Christmas themed rewards.


Rollercoaster Tycoon World

Dates: Now


Rollercoaster Tycoon World
Chart Icon 35%
Steam 

3.39€

Your park will surely have a holiday theme in Rollercoaster Tycoon World. Decorate your park with a  snow globe, a gingerbread man, Santa’s sleigh as well as a snowman.


Street Fighter 5

Dates: Now – January 17


Street Fighter 5
Chart Icon 58%
Steam 

14.49€
Street Fighter 5 PS4
Chart Icon 59%
Steam 

16.99€
Street Fighter 5 Season Pass
Chart Icon
Steam 
19.99€
-55%
8.99€

Street Fighter 5 is going festive giving its characters holiday themed costumes as well as decorating one of its stages with snow, Christmas trees, gifts, and even a sled. These are not free though, the bundle will cost you €20 and each costume is at €4 and the stage is at €2.


World of Warcraft (Feast of Winter Veil)

Date: December 16 – January 2


World of WarCraft
Chart Icon 89%
Steam 

7.99€

The World of Warcraft brings to you the Feast of Winter Veil (December 12 – January 2). Here you will get to rescue a reindeer named Metzen, get back a  stolen present and eat eggnog. Also, for the last six days of the year, you will receive free Winter’s Veil Gifts from the Winter’s Veil Tree (December 25 – 31)


Source of list is Gamespot.com

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