Angry Birds Seasons: Christmas 3 Star Walkthrough Level 1-21

Season’s Greedings level 1-21 is one of my favorites, specifically for the first shot. Our strategy is to fire Big Brother into the upper half of the stone plank. He will continue onward to pop the pig beyond and break a few presents in the bottom-right. But the fun part is watching the small pig get launched upward into the balloon-supported pig! (Sir Isaac Newton would be so proud.) Finish the level by launching the Yellow bird through the gap on the left side and by lofting the Blue bird into the TNT in the middle of the level. The score in the video is 61,210.

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 small pig on the left. To see which levels have the glitch, we have tagged them.

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Level 21 is a lovely fun level :)
You can 3 star it at 60K (ish, first time I cleared it was 61,110 and was shocked it was 3 stars) been trying a bit harder than that though and have 75,710 with 2 birds so far, but still playing, I like this level, its tricky, but do-able and fun :)
Do not miss the blue baloon if you can avoid it, it gives another 5k of points !
The lil pig on the concrete above the tnt will often hit the balloon when catapulted by the big bird, you can take out the pig on the balloon string on the way to teh catapulting concrete slab with the big bird, try to aim to hit the end of the slab, that will launch the lil pig at the balloon and will make the big bird go through the structure taking out the big pig andmost of the pressies, if the tnt goes off too it will usually clear the pig in the very middle of the structure ( tiny one) then take the yellow bird through the left pyramid to take out the snow under the wood there, the hatted pig explodes in this bit of the level too, so long as he rolls a little when the wood collapses.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 62,760

Thanks for the tips TMH. The walkthrough is up here.


YW BL :)
Was rather pleased wiv myself when I cleared this level on the 5th go this morning, even more shocked when I saw that I got 3 stars for that first clearance !
All I can say is that this level Must be an easy one, compared to most this week, thats why I managed to do so well on it, coz usually I’m rubbish for at least 50 attempts ;)
Not complaining though, I really like this level, not just coz I mamnanged to clear it quick, but coz its just fun to play.

By ~JaiMe~

ummm, TMH… balloons are only 100 points & the string is 550. u musta seen teh pigs points when it popped & thought it was the balloon ;) hard as they are to hit most times, they otta be worth more tho!



60K+ will get you 3 stars on level 21, so I expect to see some Much better scores from you lot ;)
I just made half an ar*e of it and still cleared it at 60,230 for 3 stars !

By RikkiMama

Please keep posting multiple videos. Those are very helpful.

By VMan

I love the multiple videos. I find the various startegies very interesting. I originall tried the strategy shown in these two videos, but concluded that it was easier to use the big read bird on the left side rather than the right side.


Me too, post as many versions as you like, its always interesting to see different ways to do it !
Got 75,710 with 2 birds.
I really like this level, so many ways to do it and all are fun :)
I’m pretty sure the exploding pigs are not a “glitch”” I reckon they are there deliberately, the one here makes this level really amusing :)

By John alex

call me naive but what exatly is the glitch on this one?


In the wooden structure on the left of the pig pile there is a small pig with a hat on, if you take out the snow to its left thats holding up the left end of the wooden structure, letting the wood collapse toward your catapult, the pig in the hat will roll slightly then explode.
It doesnt happen every time, but when it does it is very helpful, and funny ;)


It goes off so fast in the video above that you cannot actually see what causes the boom, but I have had it go off much more clearly on my phone.
I can see why you asked the question, just took another look at the vid above and even though I know whats caused it, I cant see the pig go off at all, but thats what happens, trust me :)

By Mia-Ow

Ok, so I was looking at the small pig with the hat on the left and it actually is the larger pig with the hat on the right side of the screen. Finally saw it! Yes very very funny! It’s like it had a shot of caffeine and then exploded!

By m1l4droid

Yeah, keep posting multiple videos.

By ccmspecialist

theres a glitch like that in level 20 too

By Allyson

the more videos, the merrier! (still working on level 20, I can’t even get *one* star :-(

By ~JaiMe~

awww allyson :( i managed to get things to fall & take out lots of stuff which added up the points. keep trying, u will get it! gl

By ~JaiMe~

yes, i concur… more videos the better! not like they are vry long to watch & its interesting/helpful to watch others methods. plus since my lil hatted pigs have never exploded like in videos, @ least i get to see what im missin :\ lol

speakin of, too busy to play this lvl much till a bit ago, & after playing half an hour only managed to best my old score by just under 1000 (high score of 68080) i got quite a few small explosions from that little hatted pig over maaaaany games but never like in videos; just a few pieces of glass & wood flying waaaay up which looked rly neat but only ever yielded a meager couple thousand extra points if that. i did see teh lil hatted pig once fly waaaay up of the screen still wearin its hat… hilarious! the big hatted one on sev. occasions went flinging off downward (but never did any damage) & BEST one was when it went spiralling crazily upward off teh screen! wish i had a screenshot, it was great! reminded me of a balloon u let go that goes flying off when all the air comes out lolz

By Vandal

What really sucks is that this is extremely difficult now that the glitch is fixed on all the glitched stages. I need to find out what the highest scores possible without glitch because I’m trying to get score addict on the Xmas levels still.

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By Sethulhu (@sethulhu)Score: 63,420

I agree .. I am still in need for 35K to flyer that achievement And still can’t since the glitch is gone … I hate this …

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 66,900

You can check my scores, if you want. I got Score Addict without the “Santa’s Hat” glitch.

By Paige

Finally! 60,390. Used a different method. Threw the big red bird straight across to take care of the first 3 pigs (and sometimes it even rolls all the way to the right where the presents are). Then I threw the yellow bird to hit the TNT and take out the other 2 smaller pigs. Finally threw the blue bird and pressed it so one of the 3 hits the pig on the balloon and the other two come down and take out the last big pig.

By Mara

Thank you so much for this information, Paige! It took me weeks, but I finally cleared it with three stars using your method.

By JeeJee

omg, I’d spent HOURS on this level and your method totally worked. Somehow one of the (split) blue birds hit a couple presents beneath the Santa pig too – ended up with 64,100 and three stars at last. Thanks Paige!

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By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 67,200

The first 2 shots are relatively routine and you can set them up to be easily repeated if you mark your release point on the sling. The blue bird should be shot at about a 60 degree angle and expanded after about an inch (on a PC monitor) of travel. This way, the 3 birds land on the same spot: namely taking out ice, snow, big pig and some presents. It wasn’t until I figured out the blue bird that I was able to get a score above the average.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 69,910

This is BP LOD today, so we are all struggling to get better than previously. I got 65K with 2 birds trying to follow first video above, but haven’t been able to match previous score. A general question though — Does it make a difference whether sling is at back of YB, or still sort of in middle as in video? I’ve noticed that it is frequently hard to get it pulled all the way back.

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 71,610

Alright everyone, here is my PAT (Precise Aiming Technique.) This should get you around 67k or more. Fully zoomed in.

Big Red – Pull him straight down. Now, move him to the left until there is about the width of a sling strap between him and the sling base. If done correctly, this should clear all presents, get all but three leftmost pigs and end up with a score between 38-41k. Sometimes, you will get topmost pig with TnT blast pushing you up around 45k.
Yellow – pull him back and down to where the top of his hair is level to the top of where the strap is wrapped around the sling pole on the left. You want to activate him a little before the structure so he goes through the gap at a downward angle. This will take out all of the snow blocks holding the wood and glass. This causes everything to tumble left, taking out the remaining pigs.

You might have to adjust the aim on these shots just a hair depending in your device. Keep at it and your reward will be great!!

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By wanda (@wanda)Score: 72,060

Wow, very precise! I got a score very close to yours by tweaking Paige’s method. I am going to try this one as soon as my birds thaw out:). You have an amazing eye for details,@rd!!

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 71,610

I don’t know if you heard me tell someone this at the BP one day, but I hold my phone about an inch or two away from my eyes when I come up with these. Thanks for the compliment! My strat requires less flinging and should guarantee above average scores.

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By wanda (@wanda)Score: 72,060

@rdnzlrips82 I remember reading that. At my age, I have to keep my phone at arm’s length! :)

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 72,200

I was only able to get to the low 60’s using Paige’s method. Are you getting it with just two birds?

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By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 67,610

Paige has a decent three star strat, but no, it won’t get you a very high score, the kind you are seeking… ;-)

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By patamoose (@patamoose)Score: 71,320

Thanks @wanda for your strat. After trying most of the above I finally got to the average. Went from 60K to 71K.

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By wanda (@wanda)Score: 72,060

@patamoose, glad it helped! I love improving like that – it makes up for all the finger cramps :-).

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By wanda (@wanda)Score: 72,060

@burbman I used all 3 birds. 1 st bird through the left side to take out the three left pigs; aim almost horizontally,pulling down a very slight bit. Too high and the bird stalls out and stops rolling too soon. If it goes well, the bird rolls all the way through all presents. Score is about 33-35k at this point. Second bird up a little higher,into Tnt and only far right pig and hanging pig are left. Score is around 50-52k,ideally :). Last bird up at about 45° angle: split quickly. Blue birds will arch up; highest one will take down hanging pig. All birds will fall onto right pig,hopefully getting your score between 65-70k. I’ve repeated this several times today,averaging 67k or so.

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By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 69,050

@wanda thank you! I really tried the awesome PAT of Ripsys but I just couldn’t pull it off, thankfully yours was something I not only could repeat but it also got me a nice above avg score! Your details helped with the aiming as well. :)

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 67,830

I must have done this for a challenge, back in may,my score is above,so just gonna keep it..almost done @Kimmiecv yay!!!

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 72,200

Thanks for the strat! Improved my score by 4,000 points on this level!

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 67,830

@rdnzlrips82. t.y. for the P.A.T strat:) I’m not doing too bad ..just started an hour ago;)

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 72,590

First try with success, thanks @rdnzlrips82! :D

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By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 72,900

I used this strat for the glitch version, but never expected it to work for the up to date version! Great description as always my friend! I couldn’t resist and made a video to let you words come to life!

Here is my video!

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 68,090

Thank you @rdnzlrips82 for posting your Alternate Strategy. It has been a challenge obtaining an above average score without the glitch. Found that activating the tnt with Big Brother was necessary to take out the two middle pigs just to the tnt’s left because the Yellow Bird does not seem capable of that much penetration. Very good description!

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 71,610

Sorry about the late reply @wrw01. :( I have been super busy in real life and haven’t had much time for flinging or anything of the sort. I remember this is was actually Slim’s pick for the LOTD before it moved up to the big time. He loves the first shot!
I guess what I am trying to say is, you are welcome. I hope this comment finds you doing well. I have just missed you the past few times you were in the BP.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 69,990

@rdnzlrips82 are you getting the tnt to explode with the first shot too? I am just not getting it!!!

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 71,610

Yes I got the TnT on shot one. I mentioned it cryptically when talking about getting the topmost pig sometimes on the first shot. You will get it @lesleyg, just keep trying!

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 69,990

Thank you but may I ask where does it land and when you mention going to left about the width of a sling strap from the base??? Not sure what you mean by this. I’m on iPad so it must be differnt for me?

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 69,990

Nevermind…I’m getting it now, I just need to get a better score than I already have…Thanks for help ;-)

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 69,910

@rdnzlrips82 How often does the first shot work for you? I thought I did both shots perfectly and still only got only 62K.

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 71,610

Before I posted this strat 80%. After posting 20%. It’s almost as if I lose my powers when I share strats. :) Or worse, people use my strats to beat my scores.

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By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 68,470

My technique is similar to Paige’s first bird, but is a different second and third bird. That first bird should be fired almost horizontally (just below horizontal) and can go all the way along to take out all the presents, and that’s the key to getting higher scores, but just getting one is still useful. If you don’t get any I’d restart! Then fire a high yellow bird similar to rd’s red bird above, but aim it so that you can boost down through the pig in to the snow blocks to the left of the tnt. This should make the tnt fall down and explode. Then fire your blue birds to the final remaining pig on the far right, getting as many damage points as you can. I have 68k, but should have got above 70k, although I messed up that 3rd shot a couple of times! :)

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By pelao23 (@pelao23)Score: 60,890

Hey, just writing to let the admin know that if you click next (right beside Avg. Score) it doesn’t go to the next level 22, it goes to Ham ‘Em High 3 Star Walkthrough Level 12-1. :)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 66,900

This is not a bug. Just the way the system works.

By boops

I got it by following step one and two on video, then hit the tnt with the blue birds which blew up the last little piggie and the last gift left.

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