Christmas PlayStation trophies you can only earn in December 2023

While this time of year is about celebrating with your loved ones, why not treat yourself and grab these festive time-limited Christmas PlayStation trophies?

Christmas PlayStation trophies you can only earn in December 2023
Sean Lawson

Sean Lawson

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You may find some of the best PS5 games in your Christmas stockings and be ready to sit down and play them till your fingers fall off (hopefully not, though). However, don't overlook these time-limited Christmas PlayStation trophies that can only be earned at this most wonderful time of the year!

Six Christmas-themed trophies you can only earn in December

While there are ways to get around these festive trophies — like tampering with your internal clock — why not try and earn these trophies the legitimate way? If you already have these Christmas trophies, why not dive into our list of the best Christmas games on PlayStation instead? We are sure you can find at least one game in these lists that's worth investing some time into.

Without any more rambling, let's point you in the direction of six Christmas trophies that you can only earn in December 2023.

SeanL

Psychonauts — PS4

  • Here are the Psychonauts trophies
  • Release Date: June 19, 2016
  • Developer: Double Fine
  • Is it on PS Plus? No
The trophies are pretty simple to earn, with nothing too demanding or challenging nestled within the trophy list. Yet, it appears that the time-sensitive Christmas-themed trophy stops many players from hearing that beautiful sound of the platinum trophy 'Brainiac' popping.

'Christmas Shopping' is the trophy in question and requires you to boot the game up on Christmas day — thankfully it's an effortless trophy and will take mere minutes to unlock. All you need to do is simply make a purchase at any of the available stores and the trophy is all yours — that's it. The developers were quite sneaky with this trophy as it is the only hidden one on the entire trophy list. The developers at Double Fine are going on our naughty list.

SeanL

Batman Arkham City — PS4, PS3

  • Here are the Batman Arkham City trophies
  • Release Date: October 18, 2011 (PS3), October 16, 2016 (PS4)
  • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
  • Is it on PS Plus? No
This Batman Arkham City trophy list will impose somewhat of a challenge to anyone wanting to pull a Catwoman and steal the 'Platinum' trophy — come on Rocksteady Studios, you can do better than that. This time around we have an even trickier trophy on our hands to earn this Christmas period, not because it requires a bunch of difficult and demanding tasks, but because it needs our attention on 12 different dates — and Christmas is just one of them.

'Storyteller' asks you to visit Calendar Man on set dates throughout any given year — let's hope you have good time management skills. You also have New Year's Day which follows not long after Christmas finishes, so keep a note of that if needs be.

The other ten dates include Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, April Fools Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, US Independence Day, St. Roch's Day, Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Doing this trophy the legitimate way is a time-consuming and tedious venture that not many players have managed yet.

SeanL

Saw 2 Flesh and Blood — PS3

The Saw 2 trophies shockingly want you to pay a visit to them on Christmas day, because aren't we all just dying to pick up this gore-riddled PS3 venture on such a festive time of year. However, if anyone is adamant about claiming the platinum trophy 'Congratulations,' you better be willing to do just that and dive into the world of Saw — at least for 30 seconds.

'You Wasted Your Life' feels like an appropriate title for a trophy that asks you to simply load up Saw 2 Flesh and Blood on Christmas day. Once you make it to either the main menu or load up your save — boom — there's your Christmas-themed Saw trophy, we hope you enjoy it.

SeanL

It's Quiz Time — PS4

  • Here are the It's Quiz Time trophies
  • Release Date: November 28, 2017
  • Developer: Snap Finger Click
  • Is it on PS Plus? No
The It's Quiz Time trophies are perfect to dive into at Christmas time — a time of year when people are coming together and enjoying each other's company. Why not ruin that with this competitive quiz game and cause shenanigans at the dinner table? Sounds like true fun to us.

If you were to load up It's Quiz Time on your PS4, then you would also net yourself the 'Merry Quizmas' trophy. This trophy simply asks you to load into the game on Christmas day. It's a win-win situation all around, you get to have a fun, perfectly friendly competition with your loved ones, and a shiny new trophy.

SeanL

The Swindle — PS4, PS3, PS Vita

  • Here are the The Swindle trophies
  • Release Date: July 28, 2015
  • Developer: Size Five Games
  • Is it on PS Plus? No
The Swindle trophies actually contain a festive trophy for the Christmas period that will need to be obtained before Christmas day — Christmas Eve to be specific. While there is no platinum to obtain within this trophy list, don't let that stop you from being a heartless monster and ruining a poor person's Christmas — literally.

'You're a Mean One' asks you to do the diabolic and steal from a poor person on Christmas Eve, taking away all of the presents that they have saved up for throughout the year for their children, friends, and family — oh, and all of the other possessions that they own. Was it worth it for the bronze trophy? Was it?

SeanL

SingStar Series — PS4, PS3

A quick thank you to TrueTrophies member Dwamaliki for pointing out this collection of trophies that can only be earned at Christmas. This time we are taking a dive into the world of SingStar, a game where you can become an international treasure with the voice of an angel — that last part is probably not true.

While you indulge your inner pop diva, make sure you keep an eye out on SingStar, SingStar Junior, SingStar Digital, and SingStar (PS3), as each has a trophy that can be unlocked at Christmas.

The trophy asks you to do the same task throughout all four games — to play the game on Christmas day — the only difference is what the trophy gets called, being either 'Happy Holidays' or 'Holiday Special.' What are you waiting for? Get those mics out and start singing your heart out, snatching a few trophies on the way.

If you want more trophy lists to hunt down, make sure you browse our guide to some easy platinum trophies. That brings us to the end of this festive trophy hunt at Christmas time. Did we miss any other Christmas-themed trophies? Let us know in the comments below if we have!
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer who focuses on the geekiest Sony news. He specializes in PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, RPGs, and fighting games. Sean is using this experience to cover Dragon Age The Veilguard, Monster Hunter Wilds, and Silent Hill 2 for PS5, all while he still dives into favorite games like Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and Persona.
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