A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Lumina Duval and her 10-year-old brother Vince are left alone for Christmas week when their parents go on a business related out of town trip. Lumi, who thinks Christmas is the best time of the year, is ecstatic at this. However, several disappearances that have been happening lately dampen the Christmas spirits of their town. Lumina doesn't care though, until Vince disappears and she's forced to solve the mystery and find her missing brother.


The game contains 8,652 dialogue blocks, containing 60,906 words and 326,952 characters, for an average of 7.0 words and 38 characters per block.
The game contains 17 menus, 124 images, and 13 screens.

Release Date: Dec. 24, 2016


Script and Coding: Ran
Sprite and CG Art: Hapuki

Idea-bouncers: Ivy, Broodelin
Logo Artist: Hijiri
Proofreader: Clestae

Editor: Godline

Free Resources:
BGs: DLSite BG Pack (courtesy of IaMe)
Music: ChristmasGifts
Sound Effects: SoundJay

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Crime, Dating Sim, Female Protagonist, Otome, Point & Click, Ren'Py, Romance


The-Thing-With-Mistletoes-1.0-all.zip 97 MB


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I really like this game. I was about to tear up though. It's only because I'm a big baby and I have a little sister and I know I'll hate myself if something were to ever happen to her. And I just love the 2nd endings. They're so adorable!

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 I love the art and the summary. 

I'd have liked it if there were a short presentation paragraph for each of the main characters, as in other otome games. Even if they don't have picture. 

As it is, I'm not quite sure what I'm getting into here.

EDIT: sorry for the typos.


i just finshed playing the daniel route so good i apslotly love the game <3 :3 :)


Yay, I'm glad you loved it! Thank you so much!

i named the teddy bear daniel in the daniel route hahahahhhaahha <3 :) :3

Haha, awww, that's cute. It's like you have the actual Daniel to hug beside you, yay!

yeah but it confuse me at some points in the game i still wouldt chang it for the worl and srroy for the typos

omg love it so much i finshed all the routes yet but i played jake's route first so good thank you <3 :D

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Oh, thank you so much for playing! Now that you've played all the routes, you might want to try playing again. :) You know... you might discover something, hehe...

np and when i wrot this coment i had not played all the routs but now i have and loved the ending and lance is my favort rout <3 :)

um i wanted to ask why is lance not at the end of the jake rout you dont see him at all?

Hi! Ah, really? (Ehehe, well, Lance isn't very close with that group... perhaps that's why...)


Hi! I played your Halloween game [which was amazing yes god vonn is my one and only] and after I finished I noticed you were working on this and I was so excited! I didn't get a chance to play it until today, and I just finished Jake's route [or maybe the first part of it? it ended on Fleur being kidnapped] It was so cute seeing Jake try to prove Lumina's stereotype of him wrong! The whole game was such an interesting concept and I applaud you guys for pulling it off. I was honestly shook when the police broke into the house and found Vincent, and especially surprised when they reported Fleur missing. I read the note at the end that there'll be a surprise once I get all the good endings and I'm really looking forward to it. I hope theres more involving Jake & Lumi making it official official yakno? bc i feel like that ending like hinted they liked each other but they didnt officially kiss kiss i love you, but I hope that that is in store! and also more involving poor Fleur! Anyways, great work on this game!! the art was cute and the music fit perfectly. 10/10 would play again. Keep up the good work!

hi i just replayed it and realized i probably didnt get the best endings the first time around looooool

Hey, I think I think I recognize your name from somewhere somewhere! Hahaha. Did you also comment on OUHE? Or some other game? Haha.

Anyway, aww, I'm glad that you seemed to enjoy it! Thank you for checking this out and finishing it. :)

And ooooh, I'd love to spoil you right now, but I have to keep my lips sealed! Hahaha. You're right, you might want to play again. Who knows, you might discover some... interesting secrets.

Again, thank you so much! <3


Great game Ran. I love this one to!

Thank you so much for playing this one too! :)

i want to download the game but it wont work and i've played all hallows eve and was very good.

Thank you for playing OUHE, and for your interest in this one! I've updated the download link. :)

thank you I'll try it out tomorrow 🙂😁


it worked thank you :) <3

I'm glad to hear that! :) Hope you enjoy playing!


I will thank you again you are amazing ❤😄

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This game was certainly something. It was very good overall and I loved all the endings. It was a very cool concept too. I wish there was even more to it, or even a sequel (from Vince's point of view when he grows up, during halloween maybe, for a change?) XD

First I went through Jake's route, truly such a cutie and kind guy. Then Landice's route, shy yet very protective. Then Daniel's very nice backstory, and Gabriel's too.

I played through them all again to get the 'secret' endings. It was actually really fun to play it again just to get that little bit more of the story. For a minute I thought you would leave it with an 'Imagine the rest yourself' kind of ending. I, for one hate those. I'm glad I played it and I am waiting for more!

(For a fact, I wasn't here since 2013 and I only just discovered this game a couple of weeks ago but I would wait for this type of game, long or short, those 3 years. As long as the developers do what they enjoy and share their creations with their 'fans' I think it's worth as long as it takes).

Thank you so much for playing! And I'm really glad that you loved it! I was honestly super scared that the plot would feel too contrived or something, haha. And oooooh, that would be pretty cool, to be honest! Haha, we'll see (though that's quite unlikely for now, sorry).

And yay, congratulations for finishing all the routes! Which one is your favorite?

And awwwwww, thank you for the kind words! <3 I really appreciate what you said. Thank you so much!!


You are very welcome!

The plot didn't seem contrived at all to me, it seemed to go along naturally. The idea was quite simple in itself but you elaborated on it and it became very unique and interest catching.

I get the feeling that Daniel is probably my favourite...or on the same place as Landice...and Gabriel...And Ja-- OK OK, hmm, probably Daniel though? I loved all of them so it's a tough choice but yeah, Daniel seemed, how do I say this, he stood out to me and I felt sorry he had to stay inside and felt the way he did but he still grew up to not be hateful or too envious and, instead, became someone good and kind.

Meanwhile I'll be waiting for the next game from you! Wish you luck with more games <3

Aww, thank you so much for the thoughtful response!

The inspiration for this game is the Home Alone series, hehe. My family watches those movies every. single. Christmastime. and 2013 was no different. (2013 was when I first started making this... whoops.)

Haha, it's nice to hear that Daniel's got a fan! Most people I've asked preferred Jacques, hehe (oh sorry, I mean Jake. He dislikes his real name, lol). But yet, Danny's a sweetie like that.

Thank you so much! I'll be expecting you in the next thread, alright? *pinky swear* :D


Yup! *throws glitter* I'll definetly be in the next thread! *pinky swear* ^.^

The PC version download isn't working.

Thanks for the heads up! I've uploaded the game directly on itch.io. :)