A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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Welcome to the town of Winterhaven, a small town where Christmas is the most magical time of the year. Will some of that magic include a little romance?

It's almost as if you're living in one of those holiday romance movies...

Just try not to be naughty this year.



  • 3 Main Romance Routes
  • 1 Secret "Romance" Route 
  • 4 Endings Total for Each Route
  • Name & Pronoun Selection (Built for any person of any Gender)

This game is intended to be a fun take on combining those Christmas holiday movies tropes and a dating sim / visual novel game! Hope you have a Very Merry Time!

  • Julia Kernan - Director, Narrative Design , Art
  • Liz Fiacco - Narrative Design, Programming, End Card Art
  • Jessica Kernan - Narrative Design
  • Matt MacLean - Narrative Design, Preproduction 
  • Jacqueline Yee - Preproduction
Music Credits:

Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/

Sound Credits:

All SFX Tracks from freesound.org

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, Christmas, Cute, Dating Sim, Funny, Narrative, Romance, Short, Singleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

VeryMerryChristmas.zip 285 MB


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Hi! Could you please mark the download with the OS(es) it's compatible with? (The checkmarks next to "Executable" on the edit project page) It's currently impossible to download and play the game through the itch app since it's not marked.

Fixed! Thank you so much! Apologies for the delayed response!

Hi, I paid for the game, but I got a download error. In the "info for nerds" link, the error log indicated an undefined build error. I did try the alternate download link, and rebooting and trying again but that didn't work. Could you please check on this for me? It looks like a cute game to play. Thanks!

Hey Hazelskykin! Thanks for donating and checking out this game in the first place. :) 
Hmm it sounds like you can't get the build download in the first place from itch if I'm understanding correctly. See if it works on a different internet browser as well - sometimes that can be a fix. If not, we can figure it out with the help email I have set up: holidaygamehelp@gmail.com
It'll be easier to send the zip that way as well! :) Thanks for reaching out!

Thanks for your quick response and your help with the zip file. I had a lot of fun playing through all the routes. The game had such cute graphics, and it was a great way to pay tribute to the spirit of holiday romance.  Would definitely recommend to play as a short escape during the bustle of the season or a reminder of that yuletide magic year round. Hope to see more games from your team in the future!

Of course! Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the kind words! :D

I did all the other routes and they were very cute and wholesome, but I'm confused about how to unlock the locked route.

Thank you for playing, and I'm glad you enjoyed those! ๐Ÿ’– 

I don't want to spoil it in the comments here, but it has something to do with being not so nice ๐Ÿ˜‰(feel free to DM me in my linked twitter if you want more specifics - I don't think I can DM you the answer on itch). The button on the top left side in the game (the "Holiday Cheer" Menu) will also let you know how much of their interest you capture. ๐Ÿ˜€

Very cute and fun! All the tropes were spot on and hilarious.

Thank you! โ˜บ