Saints Row 4
The Saints Row series is known for its crazy events and a lot of reference points. And in the Easter egg from the How the Saints Save Christmas add-on, the developers decided not only to add to the general atmosphere of the holiday but also to honor the Star Wars universe. In one of the caves, you can find a gingerbread man who unsuccessfully tried to reach the lightsaber in the form of a caramel cane. Alas, he failed, but luck was favorable to Luke Skywalker in a similar scene from the fifth episode of the movie saga.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
The world of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is rather cold and gloomy, so Christmas’ attributes correspond to this mood. In the Dragonborn add-on, you can find an improvised Santa’s sleigh in the snowy cave of Frossel. Alas, there are no generous gifts in them, and the role of the only reindeer is performed by an ice sculpture with an animal skull. However, before looking closer at the find, you’ll have to fight with the locals — they worship the wagon and aren’t happy to see the guests.
People adapt to life in any condition, which can be perfectly seen in Mad Max. Despite the gigantic expanses of the desert and a lot of bandit camps, someone was not too lazy to set up a Christmas tree in the dunes. Alas, only lifeless dummies and the protagonist himself can admire it. It’s worth noting the creepy decoration in the form of a hapless traveler’s head and simple household boxes instead of colorful presents, for which you should better go to some Christmas-related slots at HellSpin.
Shenmue is not without a secret, which will be activated on December 25. A resident of the town in the guise of Santa will start wandering around the city. He will congratulate the protagonist on the holidays and offer to taste an exclusive dish. Many people found the Easter egg with the fake Santa funny, although he didn’t appear in the next parts of the game.
Even before the world of Borderlands became crazy in the second part, the developers hid a Christmas secret in the original game. In the New Haven location during the Another Piece Of The Puzzle quest, an elevator will start working in one of the buildings. It will help go down to the basement, where adventurers will be waiting for several psychos and an improvised Christmas tree. The player will find several chests and a unique sniper rifle.
Home Alone has become an indispensable Christmas attribute for millions of people around the world. Not surprisingly, a part of this story was also found in the virtual world of Hitman. In the Holiday Riddles mission, agent number 47 has to deal with Harry and Marv, criminals who left the U.S. after a series of unsuccessful robberies. Of course, this is a direct reference to the thieves from Home Alone, and it’s noticeable by the appearance of the criminals: Harry wears a hat, and Marv wears a beard.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Although Red Dead Redemption 2 has a snow-covered area, the theme of Christmas is practically not touched upon in the game. But familiar to the ear and favorite holiday tunes can be heard throughout the game. Musicians on the piano can even play Jingle Bells, but there are also lesser-known compositions in their repertoire. You can also find the passphrase in multiplayer mode.