Angry Birds Seasons: Christmas 3 Star Walkthrough Level 1-18

A good strategy for Season’s Greedings level 1-18 is to lob the first Black bird through the snow blocks between the wooden and stone structures. This is a challenging shot, but can clear ten pigs if done properly. Arc the next Black bird through the remaining pig in the top-right to finish the level. To earn some extra points, try to have the second Black bird reach the present on the far-right. The score in the video is 95,350.

If you have a different strategy feel free to leave a comment below; however, don't just post your score via the comments, as that's what the leaderboards are for.

Note: The video below shows the Santa Hat glitch. This glitch has since been fixed and thus is no longer possible. The trigger was the Santa Hat atop the large pig next to the present. To see which levels have the glitch, we have tagged them.

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By Robodog

This level is impossible. I’ve bee trying to get 3 stars in it for four days now. Who can I send my iPod Touch to to get 3 stars and have them send it back to me? This sucks!!

Rank: Pig Leader with 11145 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 120,780

Lol send it over and we’ll get it taken care of for ya. ;)

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

The first bird doesn’t have to kill the far left pig, chuck can ke care of him.

Rank: Slinger with 1055 points
By FrithaB (@frithab)Score: 103,400

Well, the update explains level 7 as well. I hit the sweet spot many, many times to no grand explosion. Now, I understand why! Just glad it’s not me…

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By Falcon72 (@falcon72)

Using MY method i got 101480. I am so happy!

By Vsidwell

Pulled off 101810 by placing a bomb bird between scaffolding and bricks on left (bomb should go all the way to ground and destroy bunker pigs as well as all but one scaffold pig). Second bomb bird needs to come in high on the right side of the bunker. Try and hit the one bird on the head. This will hit that bird and the present. Finally use the yellow bird to take out remaining scaffold bird.

Rank: Slinger with 1095 points
By DaemonNinja (@daemonninja)Score: 105,630

Yep, using this method I got 105630. The first bomb bird took out all but the top right pig. Second bomb bird took out the pig, present and a lot of snow blocks.
This game has certainly gotten harder since they took out the exploding santa hats. The only annoying thing is that I 3 starred everything on my old device. Since I upgraded to the iPhone 4 I have had to redo everything and it’s harder now! So annoying but still a great game!

By ben toombs

100740 without exploding santa hat!!!! yea… finally 3 stars!

By Bklynbirder

18 was tough after the exploding hat was gone. I too upgraded to the iphone 4 and found it a bit more difficult to get this level. Use the above tips and just keep at it. I ended up with 98880 after a little work. Do not use the the video walkthrough, it is like taking sand to the beach. Good luck.

Rank: Deputized with 225 points
By emily52b (@thuglifeforevs)Score: 98,640

please adjust the averages since the exploding hat is gone. totes screwin me up. haha.

Rank: Sling God with 28510 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 104,750

The average is calculated by taking all scores entered for that level and finding the mean. There is no way to adjust that. It’s a mathematical fact.

Rank: Deputized with 225 points
By emily52b (@thuglifeforevs)Score: 98,640

its fine, i am just trying to make sure i have all points above average so those couple of levels on christmas are making my OCD come out a little, that’s all.

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 104,750

Did you achieve this score before or after the exploding hat was removed from the game? I have been replaying he levels to increase my scores to be above the average. I’ve completed Rio and have gotten to this point in Seasons where I realize that the average is skewed by the unobtainable scores from the older version of the game.

I have been able to consistently clear and 3-star this level but I have been unable to score more that 100,840. Based on what others have been posting, I think that any score around 100,000 is a relatively high score for this version of the game.

I’m in agreement with thuglifeforevs that the scores above 110,000 should be removed and placed in a special section that will recognize their achievement but not impact the average. You have made exceptions in the past for game changes (the Mighty Eagle feather in that one level that was ridiculously high) and I think you should make one here.

Rank: Sling God with 28510 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 104,750

My scores are after the glitch was removed.

We will not be removing the Santa’s Hat scores.

By Kathy

98610, 2 birds, got lucky.first bomb bird as video took out everything but the pig on the top far right, second bomb bird took him out and caused extra destruction.ty all for help.:)

Rank: Master Slinger with 5511 points
By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 118,720

Guess it is all in the luck of the debris, I used the same strat but after many tries I got myself a decent score of 103070. Here is my video of the same strat, but with more point of debris!

Luckily I have gotten the chance to use an old version of AB Seasons and play with the top shooters using the glitch.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 103,380

Thank you again @e-star! Ack this was a hard one! Finally got a somewhat decent score without the glitch of course :/. But thanks to you I passed the avg and a bit more! :)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 103,380

@Kathy how the heck did you get 110k? Did you get a 1 birdie? If you remember? TY :)

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By Lumberjack (@lumberjack)

My old score on this level was 98560 and I thought it was fairly decent as scores go, but after having viewed your video @e-star, I improved by about 8100 points, I thank you.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7675 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 101,840

You sure are lucky @e-star, @kimmiecv and very nice score @kathy! I have a HUGE whineeee coming up. Is that little piggie on the bottom left protected by an invisible force field or what? I’ve almost thrown my phone at the wall several times, watching that stinkin’ pig survive even after getting the concrete block lean up against him or a piece of wood landing on its head and he just sits there with that nasty smirk. I swear, if it could I’d probably see it sticking its tongue out at me! AARGHHHHH!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7675 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 101,840

At least I got above average by a whole 58 points! WHINNNNNNEEEEE!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15895 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 110,450

Hey @sweetpea i haven’t been here for so long i forget haha I’m sure@E-Star video will help:)
Good luck:)

By LTC

I’m through with the Seasons Greedings. It’s so hard that it’s not fun. Must have been designed for professional Angry Birds players. Too many “showy” shots that old hands and reflexes can only barely and rarely achieve. Besides I 3 starred and golden egged Seasons last year and somehow they all disappeared, I think when I updated to Moon Cake Festival. Only by chance did I go back to my other Seasons episodes only to find them deleted. It wasn’t fun the first time around and it’s worse the second. I was never able to 3 star 1-16. I finally asked my son to do it for me. I only play for stars, not points, and I don’t post scores anywhere so I didn’t worry about the ethics of having him do it. I just wanted to be through with Seasons. Can’t Rovio devise a game that’s a little more difficult than Rio but not as hard as Seasons Greedings? Well,
I’m off to read a good book or find a great word game to play.

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By CrimeDog86

So I’m sure this answer is somewhere mixed in with the hundreds of posts in the seasons greedings but i’m curious, when they updated the fix for the santa hat exploding, did they also deleted everyone’s scores for those levels? If they didn’t this is obviously not very fare for those of us who didn’t have the chance to use the exploit. Anyhow just didn’t know where to find this out. Anyhow know? Thanks.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 115,850

Didn’t delete the scores after the glitch.

I would partially agree that it’s not fair, but the glitch was available for everyone at the time, so it’s also fair for the users to enter those scores.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15895 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 110,450

Sorry I. Disagree ..it WAS fair for those scores to be entered at the time, but now I believe they should be removed to make a fair playing field for all..its very hard to make average without having the advantge of Santa glitch
Y

Rank: Sling God with 28510 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 104,750

We will not be removing these scores. They are 100% permissible.

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By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)Score: 108,590

Deleting old scores would be too extreme. But combining glitch scores with post-glitch scores makes it confusing for newcomers. I’ve been going through old levels and trying to reach/beat the leaderboard average. What score should I shoot for here? How long should I keep at it? It’s hard to tell. (Current high around 95400, more than 6000 below the average.)

It would be nice to see highs and averages for only post-glitch scores, that’s all.

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 118,620

@samsonkj – I know that all Seasons Greedings averages can be met without the benefit of the glitch. Just takes a bit more work.

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 118,620

See @e-star‘s video link up above for a how-to on this level.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 103,380

@samsonkj I didn’t have the benifit of the glitch :( however I got above avg most of the levels without the glitch took me hours to accomplish above avg so you can for sure do it, it’s just a matter of how long your willing to keep at it. I know you can reach it! If your able to get estars video up she I believe made some without the glitch for those of us unlucky enough to be to new to have it, try that, I know they helped me in a lot of these!! :) Good luck and I know you’ll do it!!

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By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)Score: 108,590

Thanks for the encouragement, folks. I tried again, got a couple 97-98k scores, then boom 108k.

Rank: DaBomb with 280 points
By Kelly (@kdesperado)

Finally Did it like it shows in first video. 101860 That was one of the hardest levels I’ve done Glad its over. :-)

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By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 106,130

I just got my first above average score- 103,570- for this level. Now that the “Santa hat glitch” is no longer available, I am curious as to what the highest attainable score is without it. I don’t want the ‘glitch’ scores removed, I just want to know where the line is between glitch/non-glitch scores.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 103,380

Well done @meanguy!! :) In order to see the highest glitch score you’d need to pop over to the leaderboards for this level, the highest scores would be the ones with the glitch as they were posted by peeps who have/had the glitch available to them. Caveat: at least those highest scores in the ABN site. ;)

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By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 106,130

Thanks @kimmiecv! It’s nice to hear from someone I’ve been reading for a while now. After I posted, I kept playing & have now raised my score to 106,060. Looking at the scores, someone has posted a new, unbelieveably high score, that I’m sure cannot be achieved without the santa-hat-glitch or powerups. I’ll keep flinging & hoping for the best. Thanks again!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 103,380

Erm hmmm @meanguy not sure if reading my stuff is good or bad LOL but Whoo Hooo your kickin bacon butt!! Karen68 may be right! Sounds like this level may see a new high score even without the glitch! Can’t believe it’s a challenge today though! Good luck to all of you! I hope your all able to beat a glitch level without the glitch! Now That would be something!! :D

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 101,320

Congrats @meanguy! I’d say you are pretty close to a high non-glitch score. Might have been possible to get close to 110k but higher than that is unlikely without a one-bird win with the exploding Santa Hat.

This is one of the great things about AB Nest too! If you check the walk-throughs with each new release of all the AB Games, you would get the lo-down on any glitches and be able to exploit that for your gaming pleasure until Rovio puts the next fix in. The glitches that I’ve seen are actually quite fun to experience. :-)

Rank: Pig Leader with 12320 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 103,310

@meanguy that’s a good question, looking at the leaderboard there’s no obvious gap in the scores to indicate the higher range of non-glitch scores. I think by the end of this Challenge the improved list should give us a good idea of what can be scored without it.
Since I’m below average on this one my goal will be to fix that. Congrats on your score, you’ve given me something to aim for! :)
I expect the new top score will be gone before long.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7625 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 123,770

@meanguy I had the Santa hat glitch on my iPhone 3GS but that was before I knew about the nest. I regret wiping that phone. For me personally today, I think the max break-line is about ~106-107k. Also I used three birds. The difference for me and @e-star ‘s vid is this. Instead of clipping the triangular snow block I aim closer to the top horizontal wood plank end. The bomb drops all the way to the bottom easily. Shot two like the vid to get the present. Shot three flat low shot to clean up as much debris as possible.

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By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 106,130

I’ve been playing it the same way, but seem to be stuck at my current score. I came to AB after the glitch had come & gone. Still, I always try to get as many points as possible on all levels.
Happy flinging !!

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 101,320

Not really feeling the joy of having one of the previous glitch levels as an Underdog Challenge…no one will be able to the Badge or even close to the higher scores for this one – of course it is still a good opportunity to try and improve old scores even without the exploding Santa Hats. (yes, Be positive). I totally missed the glitch. I probably had it but didn’t know it when I played this level originally. Bummer.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8315 points
By josephine (@josephine)Score: 109,590

Exactly my feelings @gypsybird. I also missed the glitch but I’ll be content with my 109K score and concentrate on Cloud City today.

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By Shamrockettes (@shamrockettes)Score: 99,380

I wish I could understand why these levels with glitches are even chosen for the daily challenge because it doesn’t make any sense at all. If scores can’t be beat don’t pick the level as a challenge:( life is frustrating enough lol!! Hope ABN will consider changes in the future to keep things fair…. Thanks for listening to my whining ….

Rank: Sling God with 28510 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 104,750

@Shamrockettes These get through by accident. There’s a lot of exceptions to keep track of. While you may not be able to reach the top score, the improved list is fair game.

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By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 104,900

I know this is a frustrating level for a challenge, but lots of days the underdog badge is pretty much beyond reach and (hopefully) the underdog isn’t the only reason we play the challenge. Anyway, If anyone is interested in a good but not great score, don’t give up on a 3 birder. My best score, of 104,900 and the second best one I got also were done with 3 birds.

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 101,320

You are so right @stocktoad. Some days a level pops up for Challenge where the current high scores are so high without being a glitch level that it is nearly impossible to reach over them (with all the super flingers we have in the Nest); however, it is still fun to at least improve on your own current score anyway. I look forward to the Daily Challenge each day.

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