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There is a giant Hogswatch tree in the centre of the Royal Market, [[Sto Lat]].
 
There is a giant Hogswatch tree in the centre of the Royal Market, [[Sto Lat]].
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The tree starts spawning on the 12th of December and stops spawning on the 31st of December. Those dates are server time, GMT.
  
 
As {{devblog|797|reported}}:
 
As {{devblog|797|reported}}:
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  Thirty feet tall and fifteen feet wide at its lowest branches, this imported Skund pine is perhaps the purest distilled expression of a municipal Hogswatch the Sto Plains have ever seen.  Decked with tinsel and magical lights and hams and packet upon packet of sausages, it's sure to bring a fond tear to the eye of anyone prone to recalling the Hogswatches of their youth through rosy hindsight.  At the base, a plaster diorama of the Hogfather, his sleigh, and his adorable pink pigs guards a huge pile of gaily coloured presents.
 
  Thirty feet tall and fifteen feet wide at its lowest branches, this imported Skund pine is perhaps the purest distilled expression of a municipal Hogswatch the Sto Plains have ever seen.  Decked with tinsel and magical lights and hams and packet upon packet of sausages, it's sure to bring a fond tear to the eye of anyone prone to recalling the Hogswatches of their youth through rosy hindsight.  At the base, a plaster diorama of the Hogfather, his sleigh, and his adorable pink pigs guards a huge pile of gaily coloured presents.
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When enraged, it looks like this:
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Thirty feet tall and fifteen feet wide at its lowest branches, this imported Skund pine is perhaps the purest distilled expression of arboreal annoyance the Sto Plains have ever seen.  Tinsel and magical lights and hams and packet upon packet of sausages falling off it as it swats at passersby, it's sure to bring a fond tear to the eye of anyone prone to recalling the Hogswatches of their youth through rosy hindsight.
  
 
==Safety==
 
==Safety==
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Please note that when enraged, the Hogswatch tree can attack players in the room, it seems even those that poked it in the past and not just recently.
 
Please note that when enraged, the Hogswatch tree can attack players in the room, it seems even those that poked it in the past and not just recently.
 
*Idling in the centre of the Royal Market it not recommended unless you want to fight while idle!
 
*Idling in the centre of the Royal Market it not recommended unless you want to fight while idle!
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*As many players choose to port to the centre of the Royal Market to port to Sto Lat, please be aware that you could port to the location mid-fight or face a recently triggered tree, its recommended to move out of the room as fast as possible just in case.
  
 
There's some saplings that spawn when fighting, you can try to find in which room they are with <code>l around</code> (when the weather / light is good).
 
There's some saplings that spawn when fighting, you can try to find in which room they are with <code>l around</code> (when the weather / light is good).
 
*The saplings all die off when the giant Hogswatch tree is defeated.
 
*The saplings all die off when the giant Hogswatch tree is defeated.
 
*Killing the saplings doesn't seem to do anything. {{research}}
 
*Killing the saplings doesn't seem to do anything. {{research}}
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  The enraged giant Hogswatch tree raises its branches to the sky in a silent call for aid.  The ground begins to rumble!
 
  The enraged giant Hogswatch tree raises its branches to the sky in a silent call for aid.  The ground begins to rumble!
 
  To the east, with a spray of dislodged cobblestones, an enraged Hogswatch sapling bursts out of the ground.
 
  To the east, with a spray of dislodged cobblestones, an enraged Hogswatch sapling bursts out of the ground.
 
  To the west, with a spray of dislodged cobblestones, an enraged Hogswatch sapling bursts out of the ground
 
  To the west, with a spray of dislodged cobblestones, an enraged Hogswatch sapling bursts out of the ground
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Note that it's possible for sprays of needles to injure people in nearby rooms as well, not just the room with the Hogswatch tree itself.
  
 
==Presents==
 
==Presents==
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  The enraged Hogswatch tree has been defeated!
 
  The enraged Hogswatch tree has been defeated!
 
  One of the huge presents that hung on the tree falls to the ground!  There's sure to be something nice in there for you.
 
  One of the huge presents that hung on the tree falls to the ground!  There's sure to be something nice in there for you.
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You will get a present if you participated in defeating the tree. The command to grab your present is '''grab my present from present'''
  
 
Presents that have been uncovered:
 
Presents that have been uncovered:
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*A {{abbrl|string of sausages|This looks at first glance like a string of piping-hot sausages, made in the traditional Morporkian style from collagen, stale bread, herbs (or at least plants), grease, miscellaneous pig parts, and plenty of sizzle.  Mostly sizzle.  On closer inspection, it's actually made from carved and painted hardwood fastened by iron links.  You could probably do some serious damage with this, even if you used it to hit people rather than trying to eat it.}} (flail)
 
*A {{abbrl|string of sausages|This looks at first glance like a string of piping-hot sausages, made in the traditional Morporkian style from collagen, stale bread, herbs (or at least plants), grease, miscellaneous pig parts, and plenty of sizzle.  Mostly sizzle.  On closer inspection, it's actually made from carved and painted hardwood fastened by iron links.  You could probably do some serious damage with this, even if you used it to hit people rather than trying to eat it.}} (flail)
 
*A {{abbrl|glittering white wand|This slim glitter-dusted wand is tipped with a sparkly star and a red ribbon bow.}} (mace)
 
*A {{abbrl|glittering white wand|This slim glitter-dusted wand is tipped with a sparkly star and a red ribbon bow.}} (mace)
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;Shields
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*A {{abbrl|slice of black pudding|Two feet across and nearly four inches thick, this is a generous slice of a truly prodigious black pudding, large enough for even the Hogfather to use as a breakfast plate and not have to come back for seconds.  Some thoughtful soul has attached a pair of straps to the back so that it can be used as a shield.}}
  
 
;Ornaments
 
;Ornaments
 
*A {{abbr|brightly painted wooden pine tree|This delightfully traditional wooden Hogswatch ornament was quite possibly handmade by elves near Nothingfjord, and painted in bright cheerful colours according to the natural human impulse to do everything possible to keep the dark and chill of winter away.  This particular ornament looks exactly like the gigantic Skund pine that ravaged Sto Lat.  It would be perfect to put on the Hogswatch tree, if you happened to be the kind of person who relished both recursion and sadistic black humour.}}
 
*A {{abbr|brightly painted wooden pine tree|This delightfully traditional wooden Hogswatch ornament was quite possibly handmade by elves near Nothingfjord, and painted in bright cheerful colours according to the natural human impulse to do everything possible to keep the dark and chill of winter away.  This particular ornament looks exactly like the gigantic Skund pine that ravaged Sto Lat.  It would be perfect to put on the Hogswatch tree, if you happened to be the kind of person who relished both recursion and sadistic black humour.}}
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*A {{abbr|brightly painted wooden tooth fairy|This delightfully traditional wooden Hogswatch ornament was quite possibly handmade by elves near Nothingfjord, and painted in bright cheerful colours according to the natural human impulse to do everything possible to keep the dark and chill of winter away.  This particular ornament looks exactly like Violet the tooth fairy, complete with stepladder and pliers.}}
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*A {{abbr|brightly painted wooden Mister Teatime|This delightfully traditional wooden Hogswatch ornament was quite possibly handmade by elves near Nothingfjord, and painted in bright cheerful colours according to the natural human impulse to do everything possible to keep the dark and chill of winter away.  This particular ornament looks exactly like Mister Teatime the Assassin, dressed all in black and grinning a disturbing grin.  Just how sure are you that this isn't a convoluted scheme he's arranged to position himself on top of your Hogswatch tree when the Hogfather is due?}}
  
 
;Costumes
 
;Costumes
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  You cannot put on the cute Hogfather costume as you are too big to wear something designed for pets.
 
  You cannot put on the cute Hogfather costume as you are too big to wear something designed for pets.
 
*A {{abbr|pink Snouter costume|This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as Snouter, one of the Hogfather's magical flying pigs who pull his sleigh.  It's marvellously pink, and has cute floppy pig ears, and an adorable pink snout, and a delightful curly tail.}}
 
*A {{abbr|pink Snouter costume|This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as Snouter, one of the Hogfather's magical flying pigs who pull his sleigh.  It's marvellously pink, and has cute floppy pig ears, and an adorable pink snout, and a delightful curly tail.}}
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*A {{abbr|pink Rooter costume|This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as Rooter, one of the Hogfather's magical flying pigs who pull his sleigh.  It's marvellously pink, and has cute floppy pig ears, and an adorable pink snout, and a delightful curly tail.}}
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*A {{abbr|pink Tusker costume|This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as Tusker, one of the Hogfather's magical flying pigs who pull his sleigh.  It's marvellously pink, and has cute floppy pig ears, and an adorable pink snout, and a delightful curly tail.}}
 
*A {{abbr|cute Hogfather costume|This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as the Hogfather, in a little red outfit with a broad black belt, a pointy floppy hat, and a long white beard.}}
 
*A {{abbr|cute Hogfather costume|This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as the Hogfather, in a little red outfit with a broad black belt, a pointy floppy hat, and a long white beard.}}
  
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*A {{abbr|disgruntled owl|This small brown owl had settled in for a peaceful session of contemplative thought after dinner - definitely not a snooze at all - when her tree was rudely uprooted and moved into a decidedly less salubrious neighbourhood.  She's decided to make the best of a bad lot and ride around on someone's shoulder for a while.  She's really a very lovely-looking owl, with soft brown feathers and huge yellow eyes.  Oddly, the feathers on her head form a kind of pointy hat.}}
 
*A {{abbr|disgruntled owl|This small brown owl had settled in for a peaceful session of contemplative thought after dinner - definitely not a snooze at all - when her tree was rudely uprooted and moved into a decidedly less salubrious neighbourhood.  She's decided to make the best of a bad lot and ride around on someone's shoulder for a while.  She's really a very lovely-looking owl, with soft brown feathers and huge yellow eyes.  Oddly, the feathers on her head form a kind of pointy hat.}}
 
*A {{abbr|confused squirrel|This adorable red squirrel was enjoying a nap in the branches of his favourite tree, and then there was a lot of thrashing around and shouting, and then someone unwrapped the present he'd somehow got himself inside in his asleep.  Now he's still confused, but pretty happy to sit on someone's shoulder and see the Disc.}}
 
*A {{abbr|confused squirrel|This adorable red squirrel was enjoying a nap in the branches of his favourite tree, and then there was a lot of thrashing around and shouting, and then someone unwrapped the present he'd somehow got himself inside in his asleep.  Now he's still confused, but pretty happy to sit on someone's shoulder and see the Disc.}}
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*A {{abbr|teacup pig|This is a tiny pig, sitting comfortably in a large porcelain teacup covered in a jolly pattern of sausages and holly leaves.  He wears a little red velvet three-piece suit, and waves a miniature teacup of his own happily.}}
  
 
;Furniture
 
;Furniture
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;Scabbard
 
;Scabbard
 
* A {{abbr|fantastical toymaker's cloak|This flowing calf-length full circle cloak has been sewn from deep blue velvet and lined with golden taffeta, light enough to swirl and billow but thick enough to be toasty warm on a winter's day.  The fabric has been embroidered all over with moons, stars, snowflakes, and dancing toys, from soldiers in their peaked caps to dashing mouseketeers, Klatchian dancers, Agatean mandarins, and gauzy-winged fairies.}} (sheathes up to four tools or [[wands]], weighs about a pound)
 
* A {{abbr|fantastical toymaker's cloak|This flowing calf-length full circle cloak has been sewn from deep blue velvet and lined with golden taffeta, light enough to swirl and billow but thick enough to be toasty warm on a winter's day.  The fabric has been embroidered all over with moons, stars, snowflakes, and dancing toys, from soldiers in their peaked caps to dashing mouseketeers, Klatchian dancers, Agatean mandarins, and gauzy-winged fairies.}} (sheathes up to four tools or [[wands]], weighs about a pound)
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* A {{abbr|velvet-cushioned saddle|Solidly built and luxuriously padded with deep red velvet cushions, this saddle is basically a kind of equestrian armchair trimmed with white fur and glittering baubles.}} (weighs about seven pounds)
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* A {{abbr|embroidered velvet saddlecloth|Thick and plush, this red velvet saddlecloth has been embroidered all over with a scattering of glittering snowflakes and twinkling stars.  The edges are trimmed with white fur, and a golden bauble hangs from each corner.}} (weighs about three pounds)
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;Food
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*A {{abbr|pink sugar pig|Round and plump and utterly adorable, this is as faithful a replica of one of the Hogfather's pigs as it's possible to get through the medium of pink sugar.  It has adorable beady eyes, adorable floppy ears, and its tail is a piece of string stiffened with sugar to make it properly twirly.}}
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*A {{abbr|shiny box|This wide, flat box has been covered with shiny silver paper. Its interior is divided into a number of compartments. (contains 12 shaped chocloates, shapes found: cabbage, fairy, rock, sausage, teapot, worm, horse, potato, apple, coffee bean, bee, cow.)}}
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*A {{abbr|greaseproof paper package|This functional-looking package of greaseproof paper looks large enough to contain more than a snack, but less than a feast. (Contains: two mincemeat toasties, one sprout 'n' chestnut pie.)}}
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;Jewellery
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*a {{abbr|tinsel charm bracelet|This bracelet is braided from festive, if slightly itchy, Hogswatch tinsel in red and green and gold.  A number of jump rings have been woven into the braid, allowing the wearer to attach charms.}}
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*A {{abbr|thread spool|A wooden spool to hold thread used for embroidery and mending clothes. It is full of [colour] silk threads. (colours: Piggy Pink, Cheerful Red, Frosty White, Pine Green, Bloody Entrails Red, Sparkly Tinsel Gold, Winter Sky Blue, Sparkly Tinsel Silver, Starry Black.)}}
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*A {{abbr|frosty white perfume bottle|This is a perfume bottle made out of frosty white crystal.  It is almost full of [scent] perfume which can be sprayed onto someone. (scents: Pork Pie, Roasted Chestnut, Fresh Entrail, Pine Needle, Snow Cloud, Mince Pie, Boiled Sprout, Crisp Winter Breeze, Sizzling Sausage.)}}
  
 
[[Category:Unique NPCs]]
 
[[Category:Unique NPCs]]

Latest revision as of 15:14, 15 December 2022

There is a giant Hogswatch tree in the centre of the Royal Market, Sto Lat.

The tree starts spawning on the 12th of December and stops spawning on the 31st of December. Those dates are server time, GMT.

As reported:

In their quest for civic festivities, the citizens of Sto Lat accidentally imported a sapient pine tree from the Forest of Skund. Don't worry! It will be completely safe unless anyone does anything stupid like poke it repeatedly.

When spawned, it looks like this:

Thirty feet tall and fifteen feet wide at its lowest branches, this imported Skund pine is perhaps the purest distilled expression of a municipal Hogswatch the Sto Plains have ever seen.  Decked with tinsel and magical lights and hams and packet upon packet of sausages, it's sure to bring a fond tear to the eye of anyone prone to recalling the Hogswatches of their youth through rosy hindsight.  At the base, a plaster diorama of the Hogfather, his sleigh, and his adorable pink pigs guards a huge pile of gaily coloured presents.

When enraged, it looks like this:

Thirty feet tall and fifteen feet wide at its lowest branches, this imported Skund pine is perhaps the purest distilled expression of arboreal annoyance the Sto Plains have ever seen.  Tinsel and magical lights and hams and packet upon packet of sausages falling off it as it swats at passersby, it's sure to bring a fond tear to the eye of anyone prone to recalling the Hogswatches of their youth through rosy hindsight.

Safety

Be sure that neither you nor anyone else pokes it! That would be most unsafe.

Syntax : poke [the] [Hogswatch] tree with <weapon>  
You poke the giant Hogswatch tree.  The giant Hogswatch tree tries to ignore it.
You poke the giant Hogswatch tree.  The giant Hogswatch tree tries to ignore it.
You poke the giant Hogswatch tree.  The giant Hogswatch tree tries to ignore it.
You poke the giant Hogswatch tree.  The giant Hogswatch tree finally cracks and bellows in fury, uprooting itself from its pot and thrashing around in festive seasonal rage.
The enraged giant Hogswatch tree moves aggressively towards you!

Please note that when enraged, the Hogswatch tree can attack players in the room, it seems even those that poked it in the past and not just recently.

  • Idling in the centre of the Royal Market it not recommended unless you want to fight while idle!
  • As many players choose to port to the centre of the Royal Market to port to Sto Lat, please be aware that you could port to the location mid-fight or face a recently triggered tree, its recommended to move out of the room as fast as possible just in case.

There's some saplings that spawn when fighting, you can try to find in which room they are with l around (when the weather / light is good).

The enraged giant Hogswatch tree raises its branches to the sky in a silent call for aid.  The ground begins to rumble!
To the east, with a spray of dislodged cobblestones, an enraged Hogswatch sapling bursts out of the ground.
To the west, with a spray of dislodged cobblestones, an enraged Hogswatch sapling bursts out of the ground

Note that it's possible for sprays of needles to injure people in nearby rooms as well, not just the room with the Hogswatch tree itself.

Presents

The enraged Hogswatch tree has been defeated!
One of the huge presents that hung on the tree falls to the ground!  There's sure to be something nice in there for you.

You will get a present if you participated in defeating the tree. The command to grab your present is grab my present from present

Presents that have been uncovered:

Weapons
Shields
Ornaments
  • A  brightly painted wooden pine tree This delightfully traditional wooden Hogswatch ornament was quite possibly handmade by elves near Nothingfjord, and painted in bright cheerful colours according to the natural human impulse to do everything possible to keep the dark and chill of winter away. This particular ornament looks exactly like the gigantic Skund pine that ravaged Sto Lat. It would be perfect to put on the Hogswatch tree, if you happened to be the kind of person who relished both recursion and sadistic black humour. 
  • A  brightly painted wooden tooth fairy This delightfully traditional wooden Hogswatch ornament was quite possibly handmade by elves near Nothingfjord, and painted in bright cheerful colours according to the natural human impulse to do everything possible to keep the dark and chill of winter away. This particular ornament looks exactly like Violet the tooth fairy, complete with stepladder and pliers. 
  • A  brightly painted wooden Mister Teatime This delightfully traditional wooden Hogswatch ornament was quite possibly handmade by elves near Nothingfjord, and painted in bright cheerful colours according to the natural human impulse to do everything possible to keep the dark and chill of winter away. This particular ornament looks exactly like Mister Teatime the Assassin, dressed all in black and grinning a disturbing grin. Just how sure are you that this isn't a convoluted scheme he's arranged to position himself on top of your Hogswatch tree when the Hogfather is due? 
Costumes

Costumes don't fit humans or giant fruitbats.

You cannot put on the cute Hogfather costume as you are too big to wear something designed for pets.
  • A  pink Snouter costume This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as Snouter, one of the Hogfather's magical flying pigs who pull his sleigh. It's marvellously pink, and has cute floppy pig ears, and an adorable pink snout, and a delightful curly tail. 
  • A  pink Rooter costume This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as Rooter, one of the Hogfather's magical flying pigs who pull his sleigh. It's marvellously pink, and has cute floppy pig ears, and an adorable pink snout, and a delightful curly tail. 
  • A  pink Tusker costume This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as Tusker, one of the Hogfather's magical flying pigs who pull his sleigh. It's marvellously pink, and has cute floppy pig ears, and an adorable pink snout, and a delightful curly tail. 
  • A  cute Hogfather costume This costume is designed so your pet can dress up as the Hogfather, in a little red outfit with a broad black belt, a pointy floppy hat, and a long white beard. 
Wearable pets

Warning: existing pets might object to having or wearing a new pet. A scorpion wearable pet killed a confused squirrel when trying to wear it.

  • A  disgruntled owl This small brown owl had settled in for a peaceful session of contemplative thought after dinner - definitely not a snooze at all - when her tree was rudely uprooted and moved into a decidedly less salubrious neighbourhood. She's decided to make the best of a bad lot and ride around on someone's shoulder for a while. She's really a very lovely-looking owl, with soft brown feathers and huge yellow eyes. Oddly, the feathers on her head form a kind of pointy hat. 
  • A  confused squirrel This adorable red squirrel was enjoying a nap in the branches of his favourite tree, and then there was a lot of thrashing around and shouting, and then someone unwrapped the present he'd somehow got himself inside in his asleep. Now he's still confused, but pretty happy to sit on someone's shoulder and see the Disc. 
  • A  teacup pig This is a tiny pig, sitting comfortably in a large porcelain teacup covered in a jolly pattern of sausages and holly leaves. He wears a little red velvet three-piece suit, and waves a miniature teacup of his own happily. 
Furniture
  • A  castle with pointy bits This is a big castle with pointy bits, which is to say a scale model of King Hans-Ludwig-Pyotr the Utterly Mad's castle at Bad Schweinfleisch, complete with moat (filled with shiny blue foil), drawbridge, portcullis, model soldiers guarding the battlements, and tall turrets with blue pointy roofs, princesses, locking up, suitable for.  (weighs about 20 lb)
Scabbard
  • A  fantastical toymaker's cloak This flowing calf-length full circle cloak has been sewn from deep blue velvet and lined with golden taffeta, light enough to swirl and billow but thick enough to be toasty warm on a winter's day. The fabric has been embroidered all over with moons, stars, snowflakes, and dancing toys, from soldiers in their peaked caps to dashing mouseketeers, Klatchian dancers, Agatean mandarins, and gauzy-winged fairies.  (sheathes up to four tools or wands, weighs about a pound)
Mounts
  • A  velvet-cushioned saddle Solidly built and luxuriously padded with deep red velvet cushions, this saddle is basically a kind of equestrian armchair trimmed with white fur and glittering baubles.  (weighs about seven pounds)
  • A  embroidered velvet saddlecloth Thick and plush, this red velvet saddlecloth has been embroidered all over with a scattering of glittering snowflakes and twinkling stars. The edges are trimmed with white fur, and a golden bauble hangs from each corner.  (weighs about three pounds)
Food
  • A  pink sugar pig Round and plump and utterly adorable, this is as faithful a replica of one of the Hogfather's pigs as it's possible to get through the medium of pink sugar. It has adorable beady eyes, adorable floppy ears, and its tail is a piece of string stiffened with sugar to make it properly twirly. 
  • A  shiny box This wide, flat box has been covered with shiny silver paper. Its interior is divided into a number of compartments. (contains 12 shaped chocloates, shapes found: cabbage, fairy, rock, sausage, teapot, worm, horse, potato, apple, coffee bean, bee, cow.) 
  • A  greaseproof paper package This functional-looking package of greaseproof paper looks large enough to contain more than a snack, but less than a feast. (Contains: two mincemeat toasties, one sprout 'n' chestnut pie.) 
Jewellery
  • a  tinsel charm bracelet This bracelet is braided from festive, if slightly itchy, Hogswatch tinsel in red and green and gold. A number of jump rings have been woven into the braid, allowing the wearer to attach charms. 
Misc
  • A  thread spool A wooden spool to hold thread used for embroidery and mending clothes. It is full of [colour] silk threads. (colours: Piggy Pink, Cheerful Red, Frosty White, Pine Green, Bloody Entrails Red, Sparkly Tinsel Gold, Winter Sky Blue, Sparkly Tinsel Silver, Starry Black.) 
  • A  frosty white perfume bottle This is a perfume bottle made out of frosty white crystal. It is almost full of [scent] perfume which can be sprayed onto someone. (scents: Pork Pie, Roasted Chestnut, Fresh Entrail, Pine Needle, Snow Cloud, Mince Pie, Boiled Sprout, Crisp Winter Breeze, Sizzling Sausage.)