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You're a writer from a small town in the midwest, who moved to Los Angeles to try and jumpstart your writing career. However, you were forced to work long hours with poor pay and no lunch breaks as an uncredited writing assistant.

After a couple years working tirelessly through Christmas break, you finally quit your job when you realize your superior has stolen your work and claimed it as his own. For the first time in years, you return home for the holidays.

Your parents are planning on throwing a massive Christmas party and inviting the entire neighborhood and family—But your heart just isn't in it.

That is, until you reconnect with an old classmate, Jordan, who you remember as a shy, nerdy kid with braces, who now has a chiseled set of abs and an infectious smile that causes butterflies in your stomach... Who may just make this whole thing worth it.

  • Occupation: Engineer
  • Role: Love Interest
  • Favorite Food: Pumpkin Pie 

Your shy and nerdy classmate from middle school who's now gifted with a brilliant smile and a fit body—But is just as shy and nerdy. He works in Silicon Valley as an engineer for upscale, bougie pet toys, but always returns home for Christmas to meet his family. 

  • Occupation: Screenwriter (former)
  • Role: Protagonist
  • Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes

A jaded fiction writing assistant who's great at what they do, but just can't seem to catch their big break.

  • 16,000 words (around 1 hour of playtime)
  • 4 unique CGs
  • 2 endings
  • 1 cozy winter romance that's sure to make you feel all fuzzy inside 🎄

  • Foleso: Director, producer, programmer, UI design, marketing, editing
  • Windchimes: Outline
  • TheChosenGiraffe: Writing
  • Hiroshi: Character Art (Sprites & CGs)
  • Elm: Beta-testing, screenshots

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(19 total ratings)
AuthorWisteria Realms
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withUnity
TagsAnime, Boys' Love, Christmas, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, Male protagonist, Romance, Yaoi
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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ForTheLoveOfChristmas_Windows_1.0.0.zip 91 MB
ForTheLoveOfChristmas_Linux_1.0.0.zip 90 MB
ForTheLoveOfChristmas_Mac_1.0.0.app.tar 570 MB

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So, this VN hits so close to home. I related to the issues portrayed in this story, except that I lost my dad when I was teen and my mom wasn't so understanding. It's a really sore memory, but this VN was so warm and it provided a comfort I didn't know I needed. Thanks for making this game!

That being said, others pointed out this mistake, but at the ending romance scene, Jordan says "Merry Christmas, Celyn" even when we changed the default name. I actually completely forgot that Celyn is the default name and I thought Jordan purposely called MC a different name as a joke or something... lol. 

really cool game, I love it!!

So wholesome !!!

But I'm struggling to find the ending with the first 2 CGs in the gallery, anyone has any tips?


I really liked it! Very sweet and dealing with some real issues, nothing becomes perfect just because of a good romance. 

I did notice three errors I thought I should mention! The first time your mom calls your name and at least in the romance ending when Jordan says Merry Christmas they both use the default name even if you've changed it. 

When you show Jordan your room and he's helping with the song playlist there's this "You look away. It isn't necessarily a hidden hobby, but yofu don't make..."


Uwa, it was stunning. Ghs CGs is wonderful waaaah I loveeee theem! Happy new year ✨

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, and Happy New Year to you too!