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We are well into December. Why is the Christmas Skill Not Available?

We are well into December. Why is the Christmas Skill Not Available?

December 5, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739

Looking at the comments from last year, it looks like it comes out around the 15th-16th but only stays available for a couple of days. I've done the reverse tree far enough to unlock the bonus skills so I can get it for that as well. I don't want to have to wait another year.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SemperDoctrina

The skill is usually available longer than a couple of days. Last year, there was a technical problem and the developers had to remove the skill from the lingot shop very early.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739

Good to know. It takes the pressure off a bit.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

I wouldn't say we are well into December as it's just the 4th. I say wait about 2-weeks for the Christmas skill to become available.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FreeHelicopters

I'm one of those people that do Christmas shopping a week, two weeks before Christmas at most.

Plenty of time December just started.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat

Well, I don't procrastinate. I like to study and get things done on time, or more than before.

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

I missed it last year, but I plan to get it this year. I’m on almost every day, so I shouldn’t miss it.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-

I forgot the Christmas skill even existed, lol

It's true though, pretty much everyone is already celebrating Christmas, what with all parking lots packed like a sardine can, and inflatable Santas and Rudolphs on the roofs of stores and lawns of houses. Chirstmas lights as far as you can see, it's like you're in the Griswold Family Christmas movie. Every radio station just about playing Christmas songs so that they get deeply ingrained in your head so that you hum "Let it Snow" or "Jingle Bells" to yourself constantly.

And yet, we do not have the Christmas skill yet...hmmm.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.i.am.smol.bean.

Is the skill only available on certain courses or is it for all courses? I was wondering because Esperanto doesn't have that many speakers on Duolingo, and if any courses wouldn't have it, it would probably be Esperanto.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

Certain courses. I think it's only German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French - ie the original courses of Duolingo. I think Esperanto has a few special skills itself.

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.i.am.smol.bean.

Yep, it has flirting and Esperanto culture.

December 5, 2017
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