Christmas Town is an expanded part of Halloween Town added in Kingdom Hearts II, located through a door in the Hinterlands. Although it is a world of its own story-wise, it is recognized as a part of Halloween Town for gameplay purposes, as shown under the location title as the player proceeds through the areas.
As a special world, it represents the holiday of Christmas. Once a year, the ruler Santa Claus will travel throughout the universe to give presents to children named on his nice-list.
In Kingdom Hearts II, the normal and battle music of Christmas Town were the same as Halloween Town. However, in the Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix version, Christmas Town gained new pieces: What A Surprise?! and Happy Holidays!, respectively. They both were included on the ninth disc of the Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete.
Settings and Areas
Traveling through the doorway in Halloween Town's Hinterlands will lead to Yuletide Hill (街外れ, Machihazure no Oka?, lit. "Hill on the Outskirts of Town"), where characters can travel down the Candy Cane Lane (クリスマス通り, Kurisumasu-dōri?, lit. "Christmas Street"), a plaza which features a carousel as its centerpiece. In Christmas Town, characters can visit Santa Claus himself in Santa's House (サンタの部屋, Santa no Heya?, lit. "Santa's Room") and explore the Shipping & Receiving (配送エリア, Haisō Eria?, lit. "Delivery Area") and Wrapping Rooms (梱包エリア, Konpō Eria?, lit. "Packing Area") of the Toy Factory (おもちゃ工場, Omocha Kōjō?). Later in the game, Christmas Tree Plaza (クリスマス広場, Kurisumasu Hiroba?, lit. "Christmas Square") becomes accessible, and is the location of a boss battle.
In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Sora, Donald, and Goofy lose their Halloween Town garb and gain Christmas-themed forms instead. Sora retains his vampire form but the garb is replaced by a black Santa suit. Unlike Sora, however, Donald and Goofy completely lose all traces of their Halloween Town forms, becoming a snowman and reindeer, respectively.
Christmas Town briefly appears in The Nightmare Before Christmas. It functions much the same as it does in Kingdom Hearts II, guiding Jack to find a change in holiday spirits.
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