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    Author: Warfreak
    Version: 0.4
    Date Started 30/12/05
    
    NOTE: The Christmas Holiday Pack is not available for download nor are the 
          items from the exchange. You can still buy it online I think. 
    
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    Table of Contents
    [1] Introduction, the start, not the end
        [1.01] Differences in Christmas Party Pack
        [1.02] Version History
    [2] Food, that you eat, not poison
        [2.01] Santa Cookies
        [2.02] Holiday Roast
    [3] Clothes, that you actually wear
        [3.01] Santa Klaus
        [3.02] Mrs. Klaus
        [3.03] Father Time
        [3.04] Toddler New Year
        [3.05] Hats and Beards
    [4] Items, what and what not to do with them
        [4.01] DinCo "Box O' Blasts"
        [4.02] DinCo "Sparks N' Stuff"
        [4.03] DinCo "Box A' Noise"
        [4.04] DinCo's Fountain of Fiery Jubilations
        [4.05] DinCo's Crackers
        [4.06] A Touch of Autumn Cornucopia
        [4.07] Super Stuffer Mantle Warners
        [4.08] Gingerbread House
        [4.09] Christmas Tree
        [4.10] Funky the Snowman
        [4.11] The Rest
    [5] Summoning Santa, and no, he does not burn his but
        [5.01] Summoning Santa
        [5.02] Giving Gifts
        [5.03] Coal
    [6] New Years Bash, where no one gets hurt (hopefully)
        [6.01] New Years
        [6.02] Others
    [7] Misc, where things go if it can't go anywhere else
        [7.01] Poking Fire 
        [7.02] Calling
    
    [-] Questions
        [--.01] Questions
    
    [A] Contact Information
    [B] Webmaster Information
    [C] Credits
    [D] Sites FAQ is on
    [E] Copyright
    
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    [1.01] Differences in Christmas Party Pack
    
    When Maxis and EA decided to release this party pack, they actually released
    two versions. Well, I think you should all know that much by now. Anyway, when
    they released it, the two editions both have the same content but they cost
    different. Okay, the Christmas Version has well, The Sims 2 base game and the
    Christmas Verison already added onto it. That means, you do not have to have
    The Sims 2 (TS2) to play it because the base game (TS2) is already in it so
    there. The other version is the Holiday Party Pack. This pack is for those
    who ALREADY and I repeat, ALREADY have The Sims 2 and want to buy the 
    Christmas stuff without having to buy the base game as well. As far as pricing
    is concerned, The Christmas Version, having the Christmas stuff and the base
    game will be MORE expensive as it contains the base game. Also, for those who
    want an easier approach, the Christmas Version is in WHITE and the Holiday
    Pack is in GREEN. Before you start, if you live in America, you can easily
    obtain your game. In Europe, you also can get the game. But for those who live
    in my country, Australia, there are ways for you to obtain the game. Check the
    K-Mart stores because I got mine there. You can also pay the money online at
    the EA website and you can download the installation files there. It is about
    78 megabytes I think. Also, wherever you live, you can get this game Online 
    from any good online retailer. 
    
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    [1.02] Version History
    
    Version 0.1 [30/12/05]
    This time last year, I started my first FAQ, The Sims 2. I'll start another 
    one same time so here.
    
    Version 0.2 [5/1/06]
    New Year! Update! Added a fair chunk to the guide.
    
    Version 0.3 [14/1/06]
    Another update.
    
    Version 0.4 [8/2/06]
    Another Update.
    
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    [2.01] Santa Cookies
    
    Okay, everyone likes cookies right? Well, with one cooking skill point, anyone
    can make them. These cookies are easy to make with only one skill point in
    cooking and from a 3D angle, they look kind of yummy to eat as well. The plate
    consists of Green Christma Tree cookies, snowmen cookies and some white 
    Christmas tree cookies. Okay, there are several things that make these cookies
    very unique. First of all, they last a lot longer than regular food. Most of 
    the regular food will start to get some files after about four or more hours
    while these cookies will last at least 6 hours. The precise time I do not know
    because I have better things to do than to time how long the cookie takes to
    start getting files over them. Next important things about the cookies is that
    they can summom Santa to your house. I'll explain this later okay? Anyway, the
    final thing about this cookie is that they can be served at ANY time of the 
    day. This includes the morning and at lunch. I figured this out when my Sim 
    checked the fridge at 8:28am in the morning and found the dessert option. Then
    I clicked it and there is was, Santa Cookies. For those who have 10 cooking
    skill points and Nightlife Expansion Pack, there will now be about 5 desserts
    you can cook. Gelation, Layer Cake and Baked Alaska from the original base 
    game, Crepe Suzette from Nightlife and now Santa Cookies. Yummy! And sidenote,
    after you eat a serving, it starts to look like Santa's legs!
    
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    [2.02] Holiday Roast
    
    Now, many people will find it hard to make the holiday roast. Even those with
    10 cooking points cannot cook it. Why? Because, for the first time, you 
    actually need an item to cook a holiday roast. The tricky producers at Maxis
    and EA decided to give the gamers a little more than just a easy meal, they 
    decided to make the whole thing so confusing that they could laugh at us. Now
    you ask, what item do I need to cook this. Well, you need to have *drumroll*
    "A Touch of Autumn Cornucopia" Where is it? Under the decorations section but
    more on that later. Anyway, the Holiday Roast, is a roast so, like a turkey,
    you cannot make a single serving of it because that would be a waste so you
    have to serve it. For the low, low price of 7 cooking points, you can easily
    serve this wonderful meal. Unlike the cookies, this roast can only be served
    at dinner. Well, it has to be dinner because you are not exactly going to eat
    a whole holiday roast during breakfast are you? The holiday roast looks like a
    sack, no don't laugh, because it actually does. It looks like a meat sack with
    some carrots, mushrooms and something else (garlic perhaps?) on the side. When
    you serve it, it is actually 3 large chunks of meat and some vegetables on the
    side. Have fun eating it!
    
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    [3.01] Santa Klaus
    
    Look every bit like the jolly old man while wearing the santa suit. This suit
    is only available to males (ever heard of a female Santa? No? You're right)
    and can be found in the everyday section of the clothing department. Note that
    you can only wear it if you are an adult. Maxis also released a hat and a 
    beard to match the suit and make you look like the full Santa.
    
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    [3.02] Mrs. Klaus
    
    Now, you can look like santa's wife with this santa outside for the females.
    This suit is availble to females (because males don't have Mrs. as a title) 
    and is under the everyday section. 
    
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    [3.03] Father Time
    
    You can now look old like father time, with his new outfit, the father time
    outfit. Only available to males, for obvious reasons. 
    
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    [3.04] Toddler New Year
    
    Toddlers can wear a new outfit, the same outfit that Toddler New Year wears,
    and it is a formal suit. Nice eh? For safety reasons, the toddler outfit will
    only be available to toddlers.
    
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    [3.05] Hats and Beards
    
    The holiday pack included several beards, long beards so that you can re-enact
    Santa Klaus and Father Time. And there are Santa Hats that you can wear so 
    that you can have the full Santa suit. Beard and all. 
    
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    [4.01] DinCo "Box O' Blasts"
    
    Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Pop pop popper poppin' pops!
    DinCo makes your party tops!
    Pop one and two and three and four!
    Pop just once and pop some more!
    Pop pop popper poppin' pops!
    A DinCo party never stops!!!"
    
    Cost: §150
    Motive: Fun 2
    Skill Increased: None
    
    The start of a company monopoly in the Sims 2. DinCo has started making a 
    market in the party industry. The first of them is the Box O' Blasts which 
    cost a tidy §150. The box of blasts is basically a box of crackers, which, 
    when opened, will unleash a hail of confetti and stars along of a large amount
    of sparks. There are three flavours of sparks to choose from. You have the
    Christmas Popper, New Year Popper and Party Popper. All the popper have a 
    use. Party popper to celebrate all partys. Christmas Poppers to add that 
    Christmas touch to celebrations and the New Year Popper that gives that 
    special new years touch. Of course, if you are just home alone and you are 
    very undecided to choose which one, just pick the random popper option for 
    randomly goodness.
    
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    [4.02] DinCo "Sparks N' Stuff"
    
    Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "New from DinCo! Sparks N' Stuff holiday sparkers! Just light one up and 
    presto - instant sparkles! AMAZING! Kids love to experiment with danger! 
    Moms love 'em because they keep kids out of the kitchen! Dads will enjoy the
    schadenfreude of toasted adolescent fingers fumbling with underserved, 
    obligatory, high-tech gifts. Perfect for the entire family!"
    
    Cost: §199
    Motive: Fun 3
    Skill Increased: None
    
    Another item from DinCo. Ever played with sparklers? Well, now your Sims can
    enjoy that pleasure with this new item from DinCo. Lights up and have a great
    time. Great option for those who like some burnt fingers and sizzled thumbs.
    
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    [4.03] DinCo "Box A' Noise"
    
    Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Originally sold for the Jewish Purim Festival as traditional noisemakers, 
    DinCo now offers there "aduio accessories" to the general public for all 
    holidays. Try making an enjoying rattle during Christmas Eve dinner. Or how
    about some noise during Easter or Ramadan prayers? You can even spin and 
    rattle these things at a funeral or wake to spice things up. Literally 
    endless fun in a box, for a low, low price."
    
    Cost: §99
    Motive: Fun 1
    Skill Increased: None
    
    What flavour of noise do you like. There is the traditional flavour of the
    Horn, which is like a horn, the one you play at a party or a new year or a 
    birthday, whatever. There is the noisemaker, a small contrapion that allows 
    you to make endless noise all for the price of this box. And of course, for
    the undecided, there is the random option, for that great surprise. Turn on
    your speakers and you will see.
    
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    [4.04] DinCo's Fountain of Fiery Jubilations
    
    Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Keep the party popping with DinCo's Fountain of Fiery Jubilations. DinCo's,
    makers of fine china and quality explosives, provides only the very best to
    ensure your family minutes of boundless entertainment! Let DinCo's shower 
    your loved ones in fiery brillance.
    
    Warning: Do Not Eat"
    
    Cost: §75
    Motive: Fun 5
    Skill Increased: None
    
    Ever seen a bottle light up with a flair. Well, now you can. This bottle 
    actually allows you to unleash a party, all in a bottle. For those who want a
    brief rundown, it is like a fireworks display, all in a single bottle. What
    great value is that. Excellent value! It is possible to blow this bottle up
    and boom with your Sim with it. It will basically, destroy your hygiene bar
    and give your Sim some nice burns. Too bad Maxis didn't decide to pack some
    more powerful explosives.
    
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    [4.05] DinCo's Crackers
    
    Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Crack! Pop! Bang! DinCo's crackers are a surefire way to blast life into your
    dying party! DinCo's the makers of fine china and quality explosives, want 
    only the very best for your families entertainment needs. Let DinCo's explode
    into your lives!
    
    Cost: §50
    Motive: Fun 5
    Skill Increased: None
    
    Ever seen Chinese crackers on a Chinese New Year, well, these are exactly it.
    They stick to the ceiling and await for your Sim to light it up. When you do,
    there are two results. One, your Sim, the one lighting it up will go, light it
    and run away like mad. Then, the Crackers ignite and kaboom!, crackle here and
    there and turn up the sound. The second alternative is, well, more dangerous. 
    Since your Sim is running up with a gas lighter, the same gas lighter used in
    the sprinker prank from Sims 2 University, a little too much fire might not
    work well with *clears throat* EXPLOSIVES. Guess what happens? Sure, it 
    ignites, the whole lot of it and your Sim with it. What happens would be that
    your Sim ends up with a lots of singed clothing and a drop in all motives. 
    Have fun, and try not to blow it up. 
    
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    [4.06] A Touch of Autumn Cornucopia
    
    Available on the Exchange on 11 November 2004
    
    "In Greek mythology, the cornucopia is the horn of Amalthaea, the she-goat
    nymph who nursed the infant Zeus. It is said that the cornucopia would
    continuously fill with fruit, meat, or whatever its owner requested. Also 
    known as The Horn of Plenty, the cornucopia is the traditional symbol of an
    abundant harvest. Crafted in high density industrial wax, our version lets you
    experience A Touch of Autumn any time of the year.
    
    Cost: §73
    Motive: Environment 1
    Skill Increased: None
    
    This is the item needed to get the ability to make a holiday roast. That is 
    the sole reason that I actually bothered to list it. Other than that, the 
    object looks like a shoe. 
    
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    [4.07] Super Stuffer Mantle Warmers
    
    Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on December 13
    
    "Are you tired of the high prices you are forced to endure for simple 
    ornaments each holiday season? Are the holidays spent in loneliness and
    isolation? Cheer up the place with these affordably priced, pre-stuffed faux
    stockings. Nylon shell resists dust while epoxy strip on underside keeps 
    stockings in place. All the memories and warmth- without the hassle.
    
    Cost: §30
    Motive: Environment 1
    Skill Increased: None
    
    Like the cornucopia, this item is only listed because that you need it to
    summon Santa I think. These items have to be placed on a fireplace so the 
    word Mantle actually has a purpose. There are 4 stockings, great for the ideal
    nuclear family. 
    
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    [4.08] Gingerbread House
    
    Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on December 1
    
    "Sugar, almonds, ginger, nutmeg, tiny silver balls that crack your teeth ... 
    its just doesn't feel like the holidays without them does it? Yet just a few
    hundred years ago these spices were unknown to Europeans until Medieval
    Crusaders brought them back from their "travels." Catholic monks created 
    elaborately craved and spiced "cookie boards" depicting saints at Christmas.
    Ironically, the modern gingerbread "house" instead of "saint" was invented by
    the Puritians, who rejected traditional Christmas images." 
    
    Cost: §60
    Motive: Environment 1
    Skill Increased: None
    
    Yum, gingerbread. Anyway, you can't really eat this, because of health issues
    issued by the SimCity Board of Health. Looks good to eat though.
    
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    [4.09] Christmas Tree
    
    Available on the Exchange on 16 December 2004
    
    "Since Roman times, trees have been decorated with lights to honor the gods of
    harvest and light. Northern Europeans later adapted these ritual to fancy, new
    Eastern religions. Made even more popular in 19th century Germany, some 
    contend the tree is a really a throwback to the mythlogical Norse tree named
    Yggdrasil."
    
    Cost: §295
    Motive: Environment 2
    Skill Increased: None
    
    Another items that really serves no purpose. Available in traditional green or
    with snow white. You choose. If you turn this thing on for too long, it will
    go on fire. Be sure only to leave it on for a short while.
    
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    [4.10] Funky the Snowman
    
    Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Raise the roof (and a few hollow chuckles) with this cleverly animated, 
    holiday decoration. Sure, its gyrating belly taunted you at the drugstore - 
    but that's nothing compared to the joy it will bring you at home. Especially
    jovial in multiples, uniquely popular with children and "kidults"
    
    Cost: §99
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    
    All it does is play some Christmas tunes, nothing more besides that. Have 
    fun with the snowman stereo.
    
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    [4.11] The Rest
    
    This is the list of the remaining items I haven't covered. 
    
    FestiValue "HoliDine" Table Small
    Cost: §405
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    FestiValue "HoliDine" Table
    Cost: §815
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on December 14
    
    FestiValue "HoliDine" Large Table
    Cost: §855
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    Magic Mistletoe
    Cost: §80
    Motive: Social due to Holiday Kiss under Mistletoe
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on December 20
    
    "Poinsettia Gift Pack" from the All Seasons Nursery and Logging Camp
    Cost: §95
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on November 22
    
    Holiday Wreath
    Cost: §15
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    Ring a' Ding Earthquake Decection System Holiday Special
    Cost: §40
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Share the Bounty" Nutcracker
    Cost: §45
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    Mr. Sanblovian
    Cost: §50
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    The Little Frock Tree
    Cost: §80
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on November 17
    
    Mystery Presents
    Cost: §275
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on December 15
    
    Berge the Proliferating Reindeer
    Cost: §300
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on December 6
    
    Corporal Filbert
    Cost: §450
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on December 8
    
    COPG Garland
    Cost: §8
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on November 24
    
    Sled Track Wall Lights by XtremeHoliday Sporting
    Cost: §10
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    Sled Track White Lights by XtremeHoliday Sporting
    Cost: §20
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on November 29
    
    Sled Track Holiday Wall Lights by XtremeHoliday Sporting
    Cost: §10
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    Holiday Bow
    Cost: §15
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    Scared Star
    Cost: §18
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    The "Classic" Wreath
    Cost: §20
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available in Great Holiday Giveaway on November 15
    
    ValueSpite Funny Bunny
    Cost: §40
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Downhill Snowmanning" 
    Cost: §130
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    "Santa Skating"
    Cost: §415
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Exclusive to the Holiday Pack
    
    Snowman Construction Kit
    Cost: §10 - 15 depending on piece. Available in four pieces. Exchange version
          is only one piece whereas the holiday pack included four pieces.
    Motive: Fun 2
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available on the Exchange on 26 January 2005 
    
    Kwanzaa Kinara
    Cost: §91
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available on the Exchange on 21 December 2004
    
    Chanukah Menorah
    Cost: §91
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available on the Exchange on 3 December 2004
    
    Cat-A-Strophic Luminous Lawn Ornament
    Cost: §99
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available on the Exchange on 27 October 2004
    
    Four Dead Guys Luminous Lawn Ornament
    Cost: §99
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available on the Exchange on 27 October 2004
    
    Jack-O-Hattern Luminous Lawn Ornament
    Cost: §99
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available on the Exchange on 27 October 2004
    
    Li'L Chimera's Plush Bunny-Bear
    Cost: §49
    Motive: None
    Skill Increased: None
    Availability: Available on the Exchange on 18 March 2004
    
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    [5.01] Summoning Santa
    
    The main point in this game is summoning santa. Santa can be summoned in one
    simple way. Between 7pm and 10pm, every night, you have to bake some Santa
    Cookies. Buy baking santa cookies, between that time, you enable the ability
    to summon santa. But theres more. You also need a Christmas tree, and there is
    much debate whether you need some stockings and the fireplace or not. But, 
    have the cookies done and before 10pm, make sure that every member of the
    household is in bed. When do, Santa will warp back to the tree and go and 
    eat some Santa cookies. I don't think that he actually eats it the cookies but
    he makes sure that he will only get the finest of cookies. If the cookies are 
    burnt or have the green cloud over them, do not even think about getting a 
    present, all you get is a lump of coal. But more on that later. Anyway, Santa
    will come from the tree, test the cookies, head back to the tree and dump you
    a present if the cookies are of a good quality. Presents depend but more on 
    that topic later. When he dumps you a present, he will leave. He normally
    leaves through the tree, as in warping, but there are times that he will walk
    out of the premises and walk away completely. There are reports that when 
    Santa goes back to the tree to dump the present, between dropping the present
    and going home, his path is blocked, making him a very unwelcome guest. 
    Because when he cannot leave, he will sit down, use your toilets (a lot more
    than what is needed, how much milk did he have on his way?), eat basically all
    of your Santa cookies and worst of all, he will keep booming "Ho Ho Ho", not
    very nice when he is basically that worst housemate of all (wonder how Mrs.
    Klaus handles him.) And note that Santa is Santa Klaus not Santa Claus which
    is the real spelling. Most of the time, he will sooner or later walk off your
    premises but if he doesn't, be prepared to use the moveObjects on cheat to get
    rid of the old man. I don't know about the consequences of using the cheat 
    though, it might end up becoming the time where you cannot vampire Mrs
    Crumplebottom from the Sims 2 Nightlife due to the error that she is not 
    actually a person but an object in the game database. And there you go, the 
    whole sequence of summoning Santa. Santa will not come eariler than 10pm 
    however and I, myself have never seen him come after midnight so bake the 
    cookies in the evening before 10pm and make sure everyone is in bed. Then he
    will come. Apparently, it is more likely that he will turn up if the Christmas
    tree and the Santa cookies are in the same room. Don't know if it is true or
    not but even though my tree and cookies are not in the same room, or on the
    same level for that matter, I can still successfully summon this fat man. You
    can be best friends with Santa, and even get a memory from it. Its like making
    a normal family friend, just a helluva of a lot of conservations. However, you
    cannot call him or WooHoo him for that matter but if you decide to kill him,
    it has been confirmed that your game will most likely freeze or crash. If it
    does, don't say I didn't warn you. 
    
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    [5.02] Giving Gifts
    
    When Santa come along and gives you your presents, he will give one present 
    for the entire household (stingy old man). That gift depends on several 
    factors. The gift will only be for the base game, so do not think for a second
    that you are going to get a University or Nightlife gift, espically for those
    who don't have the expansion packs. Its like giving a person a AAA battery for
    a Gameboy which requires AA batteries, doesn't work. The gift will be ranged
    on the amount of daily and lifelong relationship points GAINED in that day.
    Basically, it is like a score. Daily points are worth less than Lifetime 
    Relationship points. Any loss in relationship points are also counted and 
    deducted. So basically, as a summury, Dailys are worth 1, Lifetime 2, losing a
    Daily is -1 and losing a Lifetime is 2. Simple? Should be. If you don't 
    understand what lifetime and daily relationship points are, two options. Read
    the manual, or go and buy the game and then read the manual. That is basically
    how Santa give out his gifts. The more relationship points gained, the better
    the gift. The more relationship points lost, the crappier the gift in 
    essence. 
    
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    [5.03] Coal
    
    When Santa arrives, he expects his daily meal of Santa Cookies to get him 
    through the night. If you don't feed him his cookies, he gets very upset and
    gets nasty. Thats where the coal comes in. When Santa arrives, there are 
    several ways to get coal, and it all has to do with the Santa Cookies. If you
    burnt the cookies, leave it there and Santa gets the burnt cookies, he didn't
    like that and that will earn you coal. If they are old batches of cookies, 
    ones with green eh cloud over it and flies, which takes a very long time, you
    will get cookies if you give that to him. If he arrives and you gratefully
    dispose the cookies before he can get it, he will give you coal for your
    kindness. If hungry family members eat the cookies before he does, he will 
    give you coal for your greediness. When he finds out that the bunch of cookies
    are a fraud, he will go to the tree and leave a lump of coal behind, with a
    message. 
    
    "I must be dealing with some rookies
    Given the lack of decent cookies,
    Whip up another batch of batter,
    You might not get some old plant matter."
    
    Great warning eh? Of course, the coal is disposable or you can view it. How 
    you can find coal interesting, beats me.
    
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    [6.01] New Years
    
    In this party pack, there is a new holiday party option. You now have the 
    ability to throw a New Year's Bash. Unlike normal parties, there are two
    guidelines, opposing the usual one, time. You can only throw the party in the
    hours of 9am and 8pm inclusive. Second, the party does not start immediately,
    unlike regular parties like the toga party, sports party, house party, etc. 
    The party will only start AFTER, and I repeat AFTER, 8pm. I'll highlight the
    fact that you do not need an item to start the party, unlike obtaining the
    holiday roast. When your guests arrive, they will make a fair amount of noise,
    which is normal, since normal humans celebrate new year with a BANG! While in
    the party, an old man will arrive, standing with a long, white beard, shaggy
    white clothes and a belt. He will arrive at about 10pm with the name of Father
    Time. You have the option of talking to him or calling him over. And he does
    not have any hair, he is bald. At about 11:30, he will pull out an hourglass 
    and shake it. At midnight, the old man will change into a toddler, well, 
    actually disappear and gets replaced by a toddler, Toddler New Year. He will 
    start dancing and will wear a black top hat, a white sash and a diaper. He 
    will disappear later on, you can't expect him to stay forever. Other than 
    that, it is a regular party, with the party score and timer. When the old
    Father Time changes into the toddler, everyone will come and watch. Remarkable
    really.
    
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    [6.02] Others
    
    People claim to have hosted Christmas Parties. You can only host Christmas
    Parties if you have a regular party and pretend it is a Christmas party. 
    Although there are Halloween and Easter Items, you cannot celebrate those
    parties, just to clarify that up.
    
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    [7.01] Poking Fire
    
    Okay, I'm not sure about these two. If they were included in Nightlife, the
    Holiday Pack, Sims 2 Base or University, I'm not sure. But for safety reasons,
    they belong here. When you light a fire at the fireplace, you can interact
    with the fire. Of course, you can view the fire, but you can also poke the 
    fire, for no real reason, or you can warm self where essentally, you point 
    your rear end at the fire to warm yourself. Meh.
    
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    [7.02] Calling
    
    Another one I'm not so sure of. When you serve, you can call to meal. You can
    have the selection of Guests, Household or Everyone. Guests will call only 
    guests in the house to dinner. Household will be everyone that you can play
    in the house. Everyone is everyone. I know for sure that you need a guest in
    the house, to get the option guests. Others, I'm not so sure of. 
    
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    [--.01] Questions
    
    Q. Is it possible to get Christmas Parties
    A. Some say it is possible but others (mainly on the Sims 2 BBS) say that it
       is confirmed not possible without mods, which are not Maxis approved. Not 
       my problem.
    
    Q. When can I get it?
    A. Well, Maxis will be selling the pack until January 24th I think. After that
       deadline expires, I don't think that they will sell it anymore. Oh, and 
       the year the deadline expires is 2006.
    
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