Let me just say right off the bat, if you're looking for a fun, festive adventure that's easy to run and will challenge your players in both combat and lore without being impossible to beat... you've found it.
I was looking for something to fit with my group who love to laugh while they play. We wanted to do something fun for Christmas with new characters for a change. This festive module was perfect. Absolutely insanely the best thing I could have downloaded. I honestly think I could have woven this in easily with the main storyline too, though with the weaponry and crazy conditions they received, I'm kinda glad that I didn't! Haha. I could have just said all that dissapeared (or stuff reappeared in one players case) when they left town though I guess.
From the hall that my players were afraid of and then overcame that fear only to get hit with The Deck of Merry Things, to the in-jokes of Famous Christmas Movies and Festive Mythology from all over the world; this module will have you hanging on the edge of your seat as they try to piece all the bits together and save the town of Cratch from Krampus. In one game I had a player vanish into the sack and another go down in the final fight, but luckily someone was ringing the bell and things went haywire just enough for them to win. IT WAS INTENSE but amazing.
I followed instructions and decorated my house very festively. I had hats, candy canes, festive snacks and treats a plenty. I cut up my Deck Of Merry Things, glued them to an old deck of cards and had then draw from it for real. Zero regrets about the prep work. My players flipped out.
The PDF is insanely helpful with both detailed text boxes to read to the players and a quick reference page for those who like to fire up their own imagination. It also includes all monster stats and helpful random roll tables, so you barely need to open anything else! Only to find out what conditions might do, you might also have the Players Handbook nearby, just in case.
I have played this two times through with different groups already and it has a special place in my heart. I cannot thank the creator enough for bringing such great festive joy to me and my players. I hope to see more awesomeness like this again soon.