Hello fellow hoarders! We find ourselves once again on the eve of Christmas. Presents have been wrapped, the eggnog is flowing...oh no, what is that? You've been missing out on the Feast of Winter Veil in Azeroth?! Fret not, dear hoarder of goods and achievements, I have just the link for you.
For those of you who are unaware, Wowhead has for the past few months been putting out amazing guides for each Azerothian holiday. Naturally the guide for the Feast of Winter Veil has been no exception. I'd honestly feel like a mockingbird if I simply repeated all of the amazing information that you can find in that post, so I shan't. Instead I will be highlighting some of the pets and mounts that you, dear hoarder, may take interest in.
Lump of Coal - Never, ever have I wanted a lump of coal so badly. Everyone, meet Lumpy. You can find him in a Stolen Present*, which you receive after having completed the quest You're a Mean One... Lumpy has roughly a 3% drop rate and refuses to show up in my stocking. Bah humbug!
Clockwork Rocket Bot - This was originally a present only available to those who looted it from under the tree in 2007. Now randomly available to those who bother with getting the Stolen Presents! The Feat of Strength awarded to those who received this pet in 2007 seems to also apply to those receiving the pet for the first time this year.
Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot - If you don't receive this fella this year in your Stolen Present, fret not! He also has a chance to drop from the Satchel of Exotic Mysteries and you can purchase him from a toy vendor near you (Orgrimmar, Stormwind, and Dalaran respectively).
Green Helper Box - A classic Azeroth Christmas pet. This guy may be found under the tree on Christmas day in a Gaily Wrapped Present. 25% chance to receive him.
Red Helper Box - A classic Azeroth Christmas pet. This guy may be found under the tree on Christmas day in a Gaily Wrapped Present. 25% chance to receive her.
Snowman Kit - A classic Azeroth Christmas pet. This guy may be found under the tree on Christmas day in a Gaily Wrapped Present. 26% chance to receive it.
Jingling Bell - A classic Azeroth Christmas pet. This guy may be found under the tree on Christmas day in a Gaily Wrapped Present. 25% chance to receive it.
Sadly, there aren't any collectable mounts for this holiday. If you'd like to make your mount more festive though, you may do that! Go kiss a Winter Reveler and they will award you with either Fresh Holly (which will turn your mount into a reindeer), Mistletoe, or a Handful of Snowflakes.
Items of Note
MiniZep Controller - Much like the Clockwork Rocket Bot from 2007, this item was only obtainable in 2010. It's available this year once again and can be randomly found in a Stolen Present. It will only fly in areas where flying is permitted, and will allow you to duke it out with other MiniZeps and Steam Tonk Controllers!
Miniature Winter Veil Tree - While my rogue is only level 70, she was ecstatic to receive not one, but TWO of these bad boys from my shaman this year. This little dagger may be found in a Stolen Present and has roughly a .9% drop rate.
Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater - Oh no, Great Aunt Myrtle did it again. She knitted us all our very own holiday sweaters. This item may be found under a Winter Veil tree near you beginning the 25th of Decemeber. If it itches too much, you may give it to the goblins for 5g and an achievement called Thanks, But No Thanks.
While there are plenty of other items to list, such as the rather decent sized list of available recipes for you crafting collectors, I think I shall end this post here. I must get to sleep shortly after all since I'm expecting Greatfather Winter to show up at any moment. As I stated at the beginning of this post, please check out Wowhead's complete guide to Winter Veil 2011 if you're craving a much more in depth list for each and every obtainable Christmas-related item.
May your stockings be lumpy with coal, your plates filled with gingerbread men, and your glasses of whatever beverage you choose never run dry. Happy Holidays all!
*Stolen Presents may contain one to two items plus 26-27 Justice Points.