CastleVille Christmas Tree Quests: Everything you need to know

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Following in the proverbial footsteps of the Kris Kringle Quests in CastleVille, another set of Christmas-themed quests has launched this weekend, also dealing with Santa Claus himself, but this time concentrating on sending presents to friends, rather than crafting so many goodies in the Gift Shoppe. There are 12 Christmas Tree quests in all, but they're even more limited than the Kris Kringle ones - you have just five days to finish them all! Here's a guide to getting started!

Sprucing Up
  • Place the Humble Yulefest Tree from your Inventory
  • Have 2 Festive Wreath Lamps in your Kingdom
  • Have 5 Piles of Snow in your Kingdom

If you participated in the Kris Kringle quests, you should already have one Festive Wreath Lamp. The other can be purchased for 2,000 coins. Likewise, the Piles of Snow cost 2,000 coins each as well, for a grand total of 12,000 invested to finish this quest. After you do finish the quest, you'll receive a free Sled in your inventory.

Gift - A - Pult
  • Place the Gift - A - Pult foundation from your inventory
  • Plant 2 Pine Tree Saplings
  • Water Pine Tree Saplings 10 Times

A single Pine Tree Sapling costs 400 coins in the store. They're ready to water just as soon as you plant them, so this one can be finished incredibly quickly. You'll receive 500 coins and 10 XP for doing so.

Give 'Em Bell
  • Banish 3 Beasties
  • Have 2 Silver Bells

At this point, Gloom Goblins will appear near the base of your Gift - A - Pult and you'll need to banish them to move on. You can ask your friends for the Silver Bells, if you don't already have them on hand. You'll earn another 500 coins and 10 XP for completing this quest.

Gifted
  • Finish building the Gift - A - Pult
  • Have a Trinket Gift

The Trinket Gift is the smallest of the five kinds of gifts that your friends can send. Of course, you'll need to have finished a Gift - A - Pult in your Kingdom before you can return the favor, so you'll need to collect 10 Wood Logs, 10 Stones, 5 Ropes and 3 Blueprints to finish its construction. Logs and stones of course come from tending Trees or Rocks in your kingdom, while Ropes and Blueprints can be sent by friends. You can also craft Ropes in Workshops using five Flax each and Blueprints will also appear at random when fishing. Once you finish this quest, you'll receive 500 coins, 10 XP and a Snowman decoration for your Kingdom.


Write Stuff
  • Have 20 Berries
  • Have 2 Cow Hides

Berries are earned from tending plants in your kingdom (mushrooms, for instance). Cow Hides, meanwhile, come from tending adult cows.

Yule Love This
  • Have 10 Trinket Gifts
  • Help Neighbors 10 Times

The Trinket Gifts come from friends, while helping neighbors 10 times really equates to only helping two neighbors completely. You're looking at 10 complete energy spent, not 10 neighbors helped. When you finish this quest, you'll earn 500 coins, 10 XP and one Holiday Banner.

Present Tense
  • Banish 4 Beasties
  • Craft 2 Wood Clubs
  • Visit 8 Neighbors

For the neighbor visiting task, you don't have to actually complete any tasks while you're there - just visit eight different neighbors one after another. Meanwhile, Wood Clubs are crafted inside Workshops using five Wood and one Alchemist Powder each. They take just 10 minutes to craft. While all of this is going on, you'll have found that your Kingdom has been overrun by Beasties, and you can either spend a ton of energy eliminating them "by hand," or you can use those Wood Clubs to take away more than one of their hit points in a single click. When you finish this goal, you'll earn 500 coins and 10 XP.

Fake Out
  • Craft 4 Holiday Decoys to Attract Beasties
  • Have 3 Unicorn Sparkle
  • Have 4 Holiday Decoys in your Kingdom

A single Holiday Decoy is crafted inside the Workshop, rather than the Gift Shoppe as you might expect. A single unit requires two Stone Blocks, 20 Berries (tend plants and "weeds") and 10 Honey to craft. Meanwhile, the Unicorn Sparkle can be earned by asking friends to send them to you.
As usual, we'll work on bringing you a guide to finishing off these Christmas Tree quests just as soon as we know more so keep checking back!

Check out the rest of our Holiday 2011 coverage right here.

What do you think of these Christmas Tree quests in CastleVille? How far into the quest series have you made it so far? Sound off in the comments.
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