It's at times like these that I realise I play too many MMOs. The seasonal celebrations reward those who can put the hours into questing away and unlocking all the goodies, but I simply don't have time for them all. Since Tim got me back into World of Warcraft, and I'm thoroughly hooked once more, I suspect that I'll be trying to get festive hats and perfectly gift wrapped presents in Azeroth this year, because The Feast of Winter Veil is upon us.
From the December 16 (today) until January 2, Greatfather Winter is going to be treating the citizens of Azeroth to a slew of adventures and presents, even the naughtiest goblin or the moodiest orc.
Because this is the time of year where we wear silly hats, you can nab some appropriate festive wear from Winter's Veil bosses like Grand Magus Telestra in the Nexus or Mage-Lord Urom in the Oculus, which should be a doddle for level 90s or groups of adventuring chums.
If questing is more your cup of mulled wine, then you can help save the kidnapped Metzen the Reindeer or investigate the disappearance of a shipment of presents in the Alterac Mountains. And all the while, daily activities will keep you busy, like feeding the insatiable hunger of Greatfather Winter himself (milk and cookies, of course) or hunt down the gifts left by the Smokywood Pastures goblins.
And of course there are seasonal pets (Lumpy the pet lump of coal is my favourite), winter food recipes, new achievements and festive costumes. It sounds like folk in Azeroth are going to be busy.