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This week marks the beginning of the end for the 2008 holiday season, and by now, you probably either can’t wait for Christmas to get here, or you’re desperate for the whole ridiculous carnival of insane consumerism to be over for another year. Whatever your case, now is as good a time as any to take a deep breath and remember that, yes, there are other holidays out there. Some are being celebrated now, some will be celebrated over the next 12 months, and still others won’t be celebrated at all, ever, because they’re entirely fictitious and don’t exist outside of the games that spawned them.

Guess which ones we’re going to take a look at right now?


We generally think of holidays as yearly affairs, but Super Mario Galaxy introduced us to one that’s held only once a century, which neatly (and unnecessarily) explains why the Star Festival never came up before in Mario’s 27-year history. During the festival, the stunted inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom turn out to celebrate the arrival of a comet that showers the land with varicolored “Star Bits.” It’s all very exciting and happy, and during the game’s first few minutes, it offers up a rare chance to explore the village outside of Peach’s castle.

Sadists aren’t left out of the festivities, however, as Bowser and his minions almost immediately show up to ruin everything in their usual fashion. As an armada of flying galleons descends on the terrified celebrants, the village is laid to waste in a hail of ginormous cannonballs and what appear to be freeze spells. Fires rage, the Toads run around in circles screaming about doom and Mario is hurled into space, seemingly defeated. It might not be the happiest holiday the Mushroom Kingdom’s ever seen, but it’s certainly one of the most memorable.

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  • Black_X_1111 - January 1, 2009 8:46 p.m.

    What about the Picori Festival in the Minish Cap?
  • Auron - December 28, 2008 1:17 p.m.

    My best achievement http://www.splitreason.com/product/622# :)
  • floptickle - December 24, 2008 12:56 a.m.

    Damn... I was afraid that you forgot the all important Life Day! But you didn't let me down :) Happy Life Day to all :)
  • Sebastian16 - December 24, 2008 12:07 a.m.

    All I can say is "WTF" to the Star Wars video...
  • Shininmonk_e - December 23, 2008 8:37 p.m.

    Festivus trumps all ;)
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  • Tetsuo - December 23, 2008 8:35 a.m.

    How could you forget Emperor Tachyon appreciation day.... it's been extended to infinity +1
  • SligStorm - December 23, 2008 5:06 a.m.

    Damn that wizard and his disrespect for Saint Awesome.
  • foodlist97 - December 23, 2008 12:58 a.m.

    lol when i just clicked on this i though wookie day would be one of them
  • TheBlackTiger2234 - December 23, 2008 12:30 a.m.

    How bout the holiday in sonic????:-I
  • FierceDeity - December 23, 2008 12:12 a.m.

    Carnival of time - MM. i always have to mention majoras mask in my comments its like the law lol. also sing the chrono trigger gato song to the chorus of "thats not my name"" by the ting tings http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6UX0p7uAW2s
  • Stabby_Joe - December 22, 2008 11:27 p.m.

    "We love our king day?" Nope, when I play Civilization its "We love our dictator day!" And if you don't... muhahahahaaaaa!
  • Defguru7777 - December 22, 2008 10 p.m.

    How was the Castle Crashers' holiday not #1!!?? LOL
  • Romination - December 22, 2008 9:21 p.m.

    life day? REALLY? The universally reviled holiday from the universally reviled holiday classic!? ...it's like you made this list for me.
  • Ban - December 22, 2008 9:18 p.m.

    Feast of St. Awesome FTW!!Mikel
  • adertysohck - December 22, 2008 8:59 p.m.

    FOURTH WOOT!!!
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - December 22, 2008 8:15 p.m.

    Castle Crashers, haha I love you mikel
  • Falstad007 - December 22, 2008 8:05 p.m.

    First. Pirate day > all imo.
  • hammockguy - March 23, 2009 10:13 p.m.

    instead of pirates day, why not brewfest? unlimited beer!
  • MoonPig - February 27, 2009 6:12 p.m.

    LOL! We love teh king day.

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