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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Comments (157)

By Bklynbirder

Yes this level was a pain but perseverence finally paid off. Just keep doing it and study the launch positions real close. Good luck.

By Jennifer

I’m stuck on 16 and 17 on the christmas levels for months!!! I’ve tried getting three stars! I’ve got 3 stars in every other angry birds level but these two are killing me!

By Camilla

hehe.. I hear you.. I only started playing AB around xmas, so only did a bit of halloween and xmas season. In the meantime, got 3 stars on absolutely everything else of AB. Now sick at home so decided to go back to xmas season.. and grr… stuck at 16 and 17 as well! Acutally managed 16 last nite, so now only this one left!!!

By Bill

Managed to get all three pigs on right side with one blue bird. After splitting, two came down directly on middle pigs and last bird ricocheted off bell and took out the one on the far right. Took out the one with the hat and the presents to rack up 72380!

By marc Altamura

As a helpful tip- On the second bird aim a little bit higher and hit the wood to drop it on the presents and bird below. It will give you an extra 1,000 or so, which is crucial in this level.

By RJMajestic

I have been stuck on this level for months at just under 64k and on the second try after reading this tip, I made it! I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of that! Thank you!

By RenderedWave

I don’t know how many times I tried to crack this one. Your tip finally put me over the 64K requirement for three stars. Thanks very much!!

By Bill

Thanks! After getting 38000+ points with the 2nd bird, this one is cleared @ 65350.

Rank: Deputized with 165 points
By kaffn8ed (@kaffn8ed)

It’s also possible to get a bit more by aiming the first bird a touch lower, so that it takes out the piece UNDER the large white cube, and still gets all 4 birds in those two layers.


64 200…at last!!

There IS another way…

Aim the first red bird as in the video. Aim the first blue bird through the hole created, splitting at the last possible instant. Depending on how the blocks fall, it may be possible to put the next blue bird through that hole, splitting to take out all three pigs. Finally, use a blue bird to take out the bottom…leaving one left over…

By James

Was on this for hours till I read this comment 4 goes and I got it thanks for the tip

Rank: Sling God with 41520 points
By howie-k (@howie-k)Score: 65,800

This worked for me also after many tries using the video and other methods. Worked on third try. Thanks QRM

By Brad

After trying this level 100 or so times, I read this and got it after 6 tries. Thank you so much.

By drew3rdof3

This sucks. Can’t duplicate the video and none of the comments are
working for me. I hate this. There has to be something
wrong when destroying the same four pigs and clouds beneath
them varies by 50 points for no visible reason.

By Mary

I’ve finished all the levels on Seasons with 3 stars but for seasons greetings I’m stuck on level 17 I can’t get any higher then 63720. I’ve watched the walkthrough and I am doing it like it shows but still can’t get three stars. It’s getting annoying.

By Mary

I finally did it I got 64820. OMG that was the hardest level to date of any AB game or level. All I can say is keep trying no matter how frustrating you will be glad you did. Good luck.

By Lewis

I still can’t get this stupid level. By far the hardest single level in all three angry birds, I think. I have gotten 63,950 several times, cannot get 64K.


By Kathy

Now if am afraid( very afraid lol ) just gave up on 16 with 2 stars now I read the comments here and I am not sure if I want to even try this level “(

By Aimée

Don’t feel bad. I cannot even get past this level, let alone with two stars. I have been trying all day and cannot even get all of the pigs! LOL! I am about ready to chuck this thing out the window! aargh!

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By GmaBird (@)

Embarrassed to admit how many times I tried (late for work, etc.). But finally got it, with a score of 65,240. Followed the video, but switched the second and third step. For some reason, it worked. Or the Angry Bird Gods just felt sorry for me.

By Mish000

OMG! this one is driving me insane! I can’t seem to get past 63,460. Aaaaargh!!

By Aimée

This level is the worst one that I have ever done! Very irritating…

By Riderette13

Of all the angry birds levels….of all the angry bird games….this one is brutal!!! It’s nov now, may get lucky and get it done by dec 17!!!!!!!!!!!

By anna mira

this is so frustrating – stuck at 63,460 – ergggg…. keep trying – any other tips? help !!!!

By anna mira

finally got it – just keep trying – i swear if i post on here, then i end up getting the 3 stars – i love this game

By Tim

I finally got this one when I got over 36000 points with the first two birds. The video is exactly what I was doing. Once you get over 36000 with the first two birds, make sure you wipe out the bells towards the right side. Hopefully this will wipe out two birds as you do it. It is just a matter of repetition. I finally squeaked by with 64030.

By yoyo

Tschacka. Finally got it by combining all tips here. First bird as in video. second must kill left and middle pig. third bird must be release just before impact and the the fourth one to destroy the bottom above the last pig for the furniture to fall down and do the rest. Got 65530 after 3h of trying.

By Marsha

Thanks for all of the comments preceding mine. I thought I was going nuts; this is the only level I have left in all seasons levels and it is really pissing me off! The guy who designed this one is truly a sadist. I have been using red bird first as shown and then using the first blue bird to get the 2 damn pigs under the bells. If I fail, I start over. Figure it will save me some time. Ha! Like I haven’t wasted enough on this stupid level. Still stuck at 63590… Cripes!!

By Marsha

Finally! 64730! Used first blue bird to get the fat pig on the left and the middle pig rolled slightly to the right. Used the second blue bird to take out the repositioned middle pig and the annoying little one on the far right. Third bird to take out some of the furniture, the two gifts and the Santa pig on the left. Sheer luck. And I am SO DONE! Good luck everybody. :)

By Nicos

Guys I’m having a lot of trouble with this level. Only 2 stars :(

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 64,630

Watch your language please. Your post has been edited.

By Hagliastros

Like Jessica I manager to get 3 pigs with ond blue bird.
72360 points. Could not believe it!

By Slashpot

Oh wow, after how many years? This is the one and only leve l haven’t 3 starred! God only knows how many hours I’ve spent! Ah well, I’ll get there

Rank: Flinger with 30 points
By sarahmarie08 (@sarahmarie08)

This is by far the hardest level I’ve encountered on Seasons. I’ve been stuck on this with 63,720 for almost a year!! It’s the only level I don’t have three stars in, and I play it for about an hour every day.

Rank: Shooter with 975 points
By AngryMiko (@angrymiko)Score: 64,460

Finally, 64460… last after thousand of tries……arghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!


Sorry Rovio but I have to consider this level kind of a failure. Not to sound whiny :) but there is a big difference between a challenging level and a nitpicky level. I personally think challenging levels should involve trying to figure out what shots to make and in what order with the birds not trying to line those shots up within literally a degree of a few pixels! Don’t get me wrong great shot making makes great AB players and I’m no amature. After only recently being introduced to AB (yes I was under a rock :) ) in just about 2 months I have 3 stars and all GE’s in ALL levels of ALL AB games (AB, Rio, Seasons 11-12) EXCEPT literally this one level! I tend to agree with very first poster terri that when you can do basically everything you are supposed to and complete the level and you STILL have to go back and look for like 100 points it gets kind of lame. Summary: Angry Birds: Awesome! This level: kind of a failure :( …. This whiny post brought to you by my own hand stomped sour grapes :)

Rank: Explosive with 2075 points
By Vaporizer (@vaporizer)Score: 67,620

SG is the hardest of all episodes (if you didnt play in the santa hat period). Toughest level in my opinion is Trick or Treat 3-9. Just couldn’t get the third star, then I let it rest for over a month, and when I played it again got it at first try. Keep on trying, you’ll get it.


Oh this is the funniest thing ever … after almost a week of constant trying including probably 100 tries yesterday and after my whiny post above I logged back on today and got 64070 on MY FIRST TRY! If that isn’t AB in a nutshell I don’t know what is! Oh and now I’m reading vaporizer’s reply to me and see that he had almost the exact same thing happen on another level … hilarious! The official AB motto should be “Go to bed and get it on your first try tomorrow!”. OK now I’m 3 stars and all GE’s on all levels of all versions … wait what’s that you said? Wreck The Halls just came? AHHHH my perfection is ruined! Back to the slingshot I guess!

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By GmaBird (@)

What is it about AB and early morning? Add me to the list. As for Wreck the Halls…I was trying to resist. It’s futile.

By Martin

OK there is a hidden trick to this which yields the points you need.

1) when you get the bottom left (area with the presents) fire more level than diagonally so you smash more wood than snow

2) use the tiny tree by the catapult to line up for the right hand sections…practice a few times learning the trajectory….v important that with the first shot you disconnect the small bell in the middle…if its left still attached and covering the bottom right angles your second shot will hit the bell rather than snow

3) on your second blue birds to the right, split them really really late…this will max out how much snow you take out. If you get it right, they will actually hit the ground…

all these three things will make your score out to more than 54,000 before last bird gets you final 10K to 3 stars…

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 65,140

After countless days of coming up just a little short, I finally cracked got a 3 star score using your method. The part that did it for me was step 2, disconnecting the 2nd bell while keeping the 3rd bell out of the way. Now all I have to do is solve the other road block: 1-16.

Thanks for the tips.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8000 points
By Green Woodpecker (@green-woodpecker)

At last 64430 using your method.
That was tough.

Thanks for sharing your method.

By Becca

By using your tips I managed to complete this level with an impressive score of 65230! Thanks!!

By jrpersia

It took me over a YEAR to get three stars on this level using these tips. Now if I can only get level 16 and I will have gotten 3 stars in every angry bird scene currently available.

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 65,660

Good luck! :)

By Maiasatara

So I had four levels from this section that I gave up on last year. Vowing to 3* all before the anniversary datearrives. Got 16 yesterday, on to 17. Have needed measly ten points for way too long. Wish me luck!

By anna mira

good luck – i swear… everytime i post on here i end up getting my 3 stars, lol… mental not sure, hahah but it works for me – so i say you will get it

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