BeefJack writes: "BeefJack loves video games. BeefJack also loves the holiday season. When you combine the two you get lots of free time, lots of fun and possibly a much higher gamerscore. As a result, we have put together our favourite 25 seasonal video game levels and maps to celebrate when snow meets pixel and Warthog meets ice.
If you've ever played a classic Rare platformer you know what I mean when I say their level design almost drips with style and charm. Starting especially with the original Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo, Rare combined then eye-popping visuals with a distinct look that they would continue to refine into the 64bit era. In many ways Banjo-Kazooie represented the antithesis of what a Rare platformer was in those days, filled to the brim with clever level design and fun visuals."