Holiday Giveaway 2016 was the Christmas gift giving event of 2016. When it was announced in this blog post, players were stunned with the sudden change in tradition. The number of gifts dropped down to three, the prizes replaced the boxes, they were released weekly instead of daily, and the only way to obtain the gifts was by purchasing them from the avatar shop for free.
When people were done reading the blog post, they took their opinions to the forums (mostly RT and OT) where they posted about how "lazy" the Roblox team was this year. With much backlash, an administrator stated the reason for this change on the Developer Forum.
|Warm Gift of 2016||Warm Winter Scarf||Thanks for playing Roblox! This scarf will keep you warm all winter long! Pixels are the best! This item was formerly the Warm Gift of 2016.|
|Festive Gift of Fun||Festive Winter Shades||You'll look cool with this festive gift of fun! Formerly the Festive Gift of Fun.|
|Gift of Winter Future||Snowy Red Ice-Nine Drone Helm||Your future, like the winter sun is bright! Formerly the Gift of Winter Future.|