T'is here, the most wonderful time of the year!

Yes, Season's Greetings to all you lovely people. Grab yourself a beverage, get comfy, and get ready — it's party time! If by 'party' you mean sweating profusely and wishing you hadn't said 'yes' to a fifth mince pie or similarly stodgy sweetmeat.

2022 has been a year, that's for sure! A 365-day period filled with highs, lows, surprises, and inevitabilities — and thankfully a whole bunch of great video games. Whatever console(s) you're rocking, it's been a fine year for gamers and 2023's looking pretty peachy, too. Of particular interest to us is a brand new Zelda, of course, as well as Mario's second foray into the world of cine. Despite his rocky history with the medium, we're cautiously optimistic about the snappily-titled The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Fingers crossed!

That's all to come, though. Right now we're sat on the carpet looking at a Switch menu bulging with festive potential. A slew of shadow-dropped games last week means we've got not only our backlog to peruse, but also brand-new releases like the long-awaited Sports Story to delve into. It's gonna be a great day.

Whatever you're up to over the coming days, whatever you're celebrating, all of us here at Nintendo Life wish you and yours the very best for the holidays. Have the Merriest of Christmases, the Happiest of Hanukkahs, the coolest of Kwanzaas, the, erm, funkiest of Festivuses, and a generally excellent time whatever your celebration of choice.

Oh, and enjoy your gaming! Shall we start using that as a new catch-all seasonal greeting?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
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