Holiday-Themed Video Games to Play During the Festive Season

Holiday-Themed Video Games to Play During the Festive Season

Originally posted on November 28, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, the world of video games offers a unique way to immerse in festive joy. Whether you're looking to explore snowy landscapes, engage in holiday-themed missions, or simply enjoy a game set against a backdrop of festive lights and decorations, there's a game out there for every type of player. From action-packed adventures to heartwarming simulations, our curated list of the top holiday-themed video games promises to bring the magic of the season right to your screen. So, grab your hot cocoa, settle into your favorite gaming spot, and get ready to explore the most enchanting holiday experiences gaming has to offer.

Kingdom Hearts 2, Christmas Town

Kingdom Hearts Christmas TownPlatforms: PlayStation 2
Genre: Action RPG

This game features a world called Christmas Town within the Halloween Town world, based on The Nightmare Before Christmas. Players can help in a toy factory and eventually work to save Christmas by defeating the evil Oogie Boogie and his minions​


Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider Man Miles Morales Christmas Dinner

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action-Adventure

Set during the Christmas season, this game features holiday decorations and a storyline that emphasizes community and family, enhancing the festive atmosphere. It might not be the most focused on the Christmas theme but the decorated streets, and time of year might be the best time to try out this game.


Disney Dreamlight Valley

Disney Dreamlight Valley Christmas Season

Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox
Genre: Life Simulation

What’s a holiday game list without Disney Dreamlight Valley! With a new star path being released on December 5th and the arrival of Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas, we can only anticipate a month filled of festive quests and gifts!

Yakuza (and other Yakuza games)

Yakuza Christmas Section

Platforms: Various (including PlayStation, Xbox, and PC)
Genre: Action-Adventure

Some say that Yakuza is a festive holiday game like Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

Set around the Christmas period, these games feature festive decorations and themes as players explore the streets of Kamurocho. The Yakuza series is known for its blend of intense action and dramatic storytelling, with a unique festive twist during this season.

Noted that if Die Hard is a Christmas movie, then Yakuza is a festive video game. 


Darkside Detective

Darkside Detective Christmas Image

Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox
Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure

This point-and-click adventure game includes Christmas-themed cases, offering a blend of humor and spooky elements for a unique holiday gaming experience.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Toy Day

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Christmas Season

Platforms: Switch
Genre: Social Simulation

Celebrate “Toy Day”, a festive event with Christmas themed outfits, decorations and gift-giving activities. 


Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 Christmas Screenshot

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch
Genre: First-Person Shooter

This shooter game offers Christmas-themed skins and new game modes for the holiday season.

Have any other suggestions for holiday-themed games? Leave them in the comments! 

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Written By

Tay Stunts

A writter for Paidia Gaming