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The Sims 2 Christmas/Holiday Party Pack - Fireworks or damp popper?

To whet our appetite until the release of the third expansion pack, EA/Maxis has released the Christmas (or Holiday) Party Pack containing many of the previously released items from the official site but also 40+ new items and textures.

This pack contains new architectural objects, walls, floors, decorative, electrical and party objects. Find out what we have to say about what is novel, what is repetitive, what are "variations on a theme" and what we would have liked to have seen but didn't.

You can find what we have to say right here .

Written at 16:00 on Sunday, 20 November 2005 by Andy.

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Written at 19:42 on Sunday, 20 November 2005 by Neil Jones (NKTP)
A very disappointing "booster" pack IMO, which is jam packed with plenty of missed opportunities.

From Usenet, a full list of new objects:

Four pieces that make a snowman (stackable, though the hat doesn't work when the snowman is more than three balls high)
Three different colors of lights in little swags (They don't show up on
patterned walls AT ALL)
A big red bow
Some bells to hang on the wall
A Kwanzaa candlestick
A menorah
A little Santa statue (tabletop)
That little frock tree from the website (tabletop -- tiny!)
A gingerbread house (decorative only)
A nice potted poinsettia in five colors
A stack of presents (decorative only)
Stockings for the fireplace (four in the one object)
A box of noisemakers
A box of sparklers
A box of "poppers"
Fireworks fountain (apparently doesn't work properly)
A little animated snowman music box
A large Christmas candle that you can use inside or out (like luminaria)
A big Christmas tree that lights up with presents under it.
The wreath from the website
A large nutcracker that stands on the floor
A couple of pictures

A jack-o-lantern
A large black cat statue
The three ugly green ghost statue thingy from the website
And the floppy eared bunny (like the teddy bear)

It adds Christmas cookies to the desserts you can bake and santa clothes and elves costumes.

Missed opportunities to my mind include:

Gingerbread House (source of food), the tree (could do a lot more with it rather than having it catch fire every five minutes) and floor versions of the tabletop items.

Is it worth £10? No, not really.

Written at 21:11 on Sunday, 20 November 2005 by Andy (TSZ) (Andy)
Thanks, Neil :) This was the information I have been looking for.
Site Manager & Assistant Webmaster

Written at 11:23 on Wednesday, 23 November 2005 by Claire sutton (Thesimsistheb81)
Andy i want it for christmas so gimmi

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