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As fascinating as the possibility here of Hodir being incorporated into the traditions of the races of Azeroth is, and as interesting as the development of the myth, modern observances of Winter Veil have really very little to do with these ancient ideas. As Furmund in Orgrimmar and Goli Krumn in IF will tell you, Goblin entrepreneurs have siezed upon this basic story and exploded it in all directions like a gigantic, flaming comet made out of equal parts Burl Ives and Haddon Sundblom crashing into Azeroth, causing a cataclysm of holiday festivities. To the average modern Azerothian, Winter Veil is now about presents granted by a jolly man in a red outfit (which, if you consider the original feast ideal of Greatfather Winter bringing prosperity to those who accepted his visits, is an understandable development of the myth cycle). While the naysayers like Furmund and Goli can play the curmudgeon and protest the children losing touch the original meaning of Winter Veil, Smokywood Pastures (a subsidiary of the Steamwheedle Cartel) has a hit on its hands.
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If men had all they wished, they would be often ruined.
Of course, no enterprise can exist without complications, and Winter Veil is no different. When going about your Winter Veil celebration, you may well be called upon to rescue Metzen the Reindeer. The savages who kidnap this noble creature (and the exact location is of course a secret because if I tell you that's a spoiler and Greatfather Winter doesn't like boys and girls who spoil quests for people) don't even bother to keep him in a climate suitable for him! Monsters! Since Metzen is a prized member of Greatfather Winter's reindeer herd (and property of Smokywood Pastures) rescuing him is rewarding both financially and personally, I'm sure.
As awful as Metzen's fate is, it's hardly the only obstacle to Winter Veil. A shipment of Winter Veil treats disappears, and investigating the calamity leads the unwary into great peril, as the merciless Abominable Greench strikes! In addition to his menacing ways, he can also be darn hard to find. I would definitely recommend bringing some friends.
As we can see, for a holiday invented within World of Warcraft (it doesn't date back to the RTS) Winter Veil has taken on quite a life and quite the lore of its own. It's made its way into novels, it allows one to almost shoot one's eye out (indeed, there's a whole host of achievements involved), bosses drop hats and people turn their mounts into flying reindeers. Basically, here we have lore in the service of kicking back and having a good time. I can't imagine a better use.