I have a Victorian styled holiday dress... Victorian styled holiday dress!!! They got me at the dress. That combined with the awesome gear dye system is pure heaven. If I did nothing more than prance around in this until Wintersday is over I'd be fine. I did however, test out more than just the Gem store.
I know I can't do jumping puzzles worth a damn but I still gave it a few goes. I didn't make it very far but that's okay. I came. I tried. I fell. And fell, and fell again, until I moved on to other things.
Next up was slaughtering mobs in Tixx. Now this is something I'm capable of doing. The first time I was in a group where none of us had done it before. Initially, we assed it up a bit figuring out what to do and where to go until we noticed the map was giving us indicators. After that it was just a mad dash to complete objectives and get loot. Luckily someone had at least heard about the achievement to be gained by staying after the boss kill and wrecking the joint. I found this list after the fact, for you achievement lovers. I made sure to alert other groups I was in and stayed with whoever after to help anyone who wanted to obtain it.
I repeated the instance a few times when it was in the Grove and Divinity's Reach but not since. I'm short on time and still do my farming routes. I need way more snowflakes than I've obtained so I can cook up the holiday recipes. I'm not sure if I'll bother trying to unlock the holiday jewelry recipes.