Happy Holidays from Nintendo
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Well, here we are at the end of what has been one heck of a year. It's safe to say that we've all faced some mighty challenges this year, and while video games can't exactly fix what's going on in the real world, they can at least offer some much-needed respite.

As we get ready to sign off for a few days, hoping to recharge those batteries for another year, Nintendo and other developers from around the world have been sharing holiday greetings, reminding us that this great little hobby of ours is a wonderful distraction. Hopefully these will help you get into the festive spirit.

Let's kick things off with Nintendo itself:

The official Kirby account always gets in on the Holiday fun – we assume 'always be cute' is the social media top priority:

SteamWorld developer Image & Form got into the Christmas spirit by giving away 5,000 games! Now that's generous.

Not quite a happy holidays message from Sonic and co. here, but we couldn't resist sharing these pinecones.

And now onto some postcards, shared by developers from all over the globe.

From Konami, Psyonix, Sega, and Studio MDHR:

From Happinet, Soedesco, Playtonic, and Natsume:

From 2K, EA Sports, Epic Games, and Harmonix:

From Gameloft, XSEED, Toplitz Productions, Mastiff, and Badland Publishing:


Whatever you're doing this holiday season, we hope you have a wonderful time. Much love to you all.