Some gaming groups love to do holiday themed games, while others tend to avoid it. Some grooups will run a specific game just for the holiday, while others try to blend it into their existing game. The concept could come from anywhere, numerous TV shows, comics, and other long running serials will have special themed episodes for various times of the year. Showing the characters relaxing or struggling around Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Halloween to name a few of the big ones that come up.
Personally, I've never ran, or been in, a holiday themed game. Not that I've never wanted to, but the opportunity has just never come up. I am curious as to how they have worked, how people have done them, and what themes you were particularly going for. Halloween in particular seems to be a big one for themed gaming, allowing people to break out their old Call of Cthulu, Paranoia, and other horror based RPGs.
So, what about you? Have you ran a holiday themed game or adventure? What holiday? What game? How did it work out? Would you recommend it to others? Would you do it again? Share your stories with the rest of us below.