Angry Birds Seasons: Christmas 3 Star Walkthrough Level 1-17

Season’s Greedings level 1-17 may be the most difficult level in the entire Angry Birds series to earn 3 stars. The best strategy is to fire the Red bird through the square and rectangular snow blocks supporting the top-left pigs. You must pop all four pigs in one shot, which should put you over 21,200 points. Fire the first Blue bird roughly horizontally, splitting to break the small ice block, the two presents, and the pig in the bottom-left. At this point, you should be over 35,000 points. Arc the next Blue bird, splitting through the middle two sections of rope supporting the bells. You should pop the leftmost pig, at least. Repeat the shot with the next Blue bird, aiming a little flatter, and split through the remaining two pigs. The score in the video is 64,200.

Note: Higher scores on this level are a result of the Santa Hat glitch. This glitch has since been fixed and thus is no longer possible. While we don’t have a video, the trigger was the Santa Hat atop the bottom-leftpig, but resulted in a less extreme explosion. To see which levels have the glitch, we have tagged them.

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Rank: Pig Leader with 11155 points
By Snoid (@snoid)Score: 64,560

I thought 1-16 was hard (it took me two days to get three stars), but this one is simply ridiculous. I don’t know of any other game where the margin between the three star minimum score and the average of everyone posting their scores on this site is so narrow (548 points). And while I’m willing to accept that you can score in the low 70s if you are skillful and/or lucky enough to get all three pigs on the right with one blue bird, the top three scores posted just seem impossibly high. Were they the result of the exploding pig in the Santa hat that was eliminated early this year? If not, then I’d really like to know how they managed to get those scores.

Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 65,010

if you look at the video tags, you’ll see “santa glitch”.

By rens13

I hate this level. My best score is now: 63850, my second best: 63850, third best: 63850.Three times exactly the same score. Impossible! And still two stars.

Rank: Champion with 3295 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 64,860

I know what you mean – I’ve had 63700 twice now!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 64,610

I hate this one, too. I try every now and then to improve, but no such luck. My advice- when you do get three stars, take it and run. This one is a headache. Good luck.

Rank: Sling God with 28465 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 64,060

I’m wondering if the top 4 scores are posted from Google Chrome? Those 4 scores are 4400 to 5700 higher than the other scores. On chrome, I was able to get 77,000 with out much effort, which would put me at #5. On my andriod, I am having a difficult time just trying to get above average (which I have not yet).

(And as much as I would like to, I will NOT post any of my chrome scores here. There are several levels where I have shattered my driod scores.)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 64,780

Another reason why SG’s leaderboard is hard to guard :/
I’ll be helping to keep track.

Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 65,010

Probably due to the santa glitch.
But you’re right, on ab chrome, it seems easier to get more points than abs.

Rank: Sling God with 28465 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 64,060

Sal9, I don’t think there is the Santa Hat glitch on this level. (I just increased my score to 81400 on chrome). There just seems to be on some levels, the blue and yellow birds do much more damage than on my driod. (levels 4, and 8 also come to mind) I know there are some levels on chrome that have extra birds, but I am not even referring to those. It also seems that the white bird is almost useless on chrome. I cant even get 1 star on level 19.
Just wish Rovio would had made all platforms equal.

Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 65,010

This page has been tagged with the santa hat glitch.
I bought abs after the fix, but I trust BL and Slim on the accuracy of those tags.
That said, I agree that those discrepancies cause more confusion than anything else, but we also need to remember that chrome is still in its beta phase.

Rank: Sling God with 28465 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 64,060

I’ll take your word on the Santa Hat glitch. Usually there is 2 vids on the walkthroughs and this only had one so I assumed it did not have it. (need to check my info a little better i guess)

I understand that chrome is only beta but I started playing it just out of curiousity. Got tired of playing on a 3″ phone screen and wanted to see the birds in all their glory on a 24″.

(was just playing level 20 which did have the santa hat glitch. on chrome without the glitch, i just scored 67,910 which would put me in 1st place. SCREWY)

Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 64,630

Chrome SG are not allowed on our leaderboards at this time. Too many discrepancies.

Rank: Sling God with 28465 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 64,060

I know they are not allowed, but but boy would I like to on a few levels. LOL