The family goes downstairs to the living room where Max sends Rosie into the ventilation shaft to combat the clown, but the dog is consume by it off-screen. The Jack-in-the-Box clown suddenly crashes through the ceiling into the living room. Before Howard can kill it, the teddy and cherub leap down from the hole in the ceiling to attack once more. Dorothy takes the shotgun and kills the teddy and angel, but before she can finish off the clown, a group of dark elves break into the house. They take Dorothy and Chrissy, while Howard is lost when he grabs onto the clown's tail as it is sucked out through the hole in the wall. A loud thumping is heard on the roof, signifying the arrival of Krampus and causing the elves to flee. Omi stays behind while Tom, Sarah, Linda, Max, and Stevie escape. Omi then comes face-to-face with Krampus, who looks like a demonic Santa Claus with a long tongue. He opens his sack in front of Omi, and a gruesome-looking nutcracker soldier grabs her and pulls her inside.
Scott Peters is a police officer who worked the murder case of the two students the year before, but had to take a leave from the force due to the trauma of it. On Christmas Eve, much to his wife's reluctance, Scott convinces his family to go into woods owned by "Big Earl" to chop down a Christmas tree for their house. During the trek, Scott's son Will wanders off and gets lost. He and his wife Kim manage to find Will inside of a tree and are overjoyed to find him. This joy is short lived after Will begins to act strangely, culminating in Big Earl contacting the family to warn them that Will is actually a changeling. After the changeling kills Scott, Kim brings the changeling to Big Earl, who states that he's unable to help her find her son because it is up to the changelings. This ultimately ends with Kim shooting Big Earl, who was containing the changelings in the grove. Finally free, the changeling returns to his home and frees Will.
Nightmare Mode The game features a Nightmare Mode that is unlocked once you beat the game. Nightmare mode allows players to challenge themselves with a version of the game that has completely new enemy spawns and a secret ending! Survival Mode When you beat the game you can unlock the Survival Mode. Survival mode (also commonly referenced as horde) is a mode where you must survive as long as you can against endless waves of enemies! Test your skills and unlock the 15-minute survival achievement! Hide and Seek Mode Hide and Seek is unlocked by default and features an open map where players must sneak around a giant forest with Krampus on the loose! Krampus has put a spell on you and you need to destroy 3 grandfather clocks to escape the forest. The game mode randomized item locations when you play and features an achievement if beaten. Dynamic Difficulty The game features 4 difficulties. Nice, Normal, Naughty, and Nightmare. However, there is also a hidden dynamic difficulty that will adjust the game difficulty based on how well you are playing. Replay Factor The game features different paths the player can take and a secret ending as well as unlockable cheats to offer replay value. 041b061a72