Christmas n. (kris-muh s) 
- the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus: celebrated on December 25.
- generally observed as a legal holiday and an occasion for exchanging gifts.
On Gaia Online, Christmas (also known as Xmas2k) was introduced in 2003 of December. A typical Christmas event on Gaia involves caroling by visiting Gaia Shops or Gaia Towns, the release of related items and participating in the sites main event. Christmas is considered a popular event for Gaians.
- During the month of December, Gaia begins to hype-up the coming events by releasing Winter and Christmas themed items.
- Event related NPCs may make their presence known by posting in various forums, contacting Gaians through private messages, or making announcements about why they are on the site.
- Nearing the eve of Christmas, Shopkeeper NPCs are dressed in costumes and their shop interiors are decorated.
- During this time, Gaians can carol to NPCs or Gaia Town houses to obtain items.