If Santa Claus has come to town, then we need to bring out the festive colors! It’s time to deck the halls and go big or go home. With a strong assortment of cards that ramp us into cheating big creatures into play, we can do just that. Elves and elk are teaming up in this pack to decorate the north pole for Christmas, with the legendary Mayael the Anima and the Jegantha, the Wellspring supervising.

Advent 3: Festive Colors

Creatures (7)
Druid of the Anima
Elvish Piper
Jegantha, the Wellspring
Knotvine Mystic
Mayael the Anima
Skyshroud Elf
Stampeding Elk Herd

Artifacts (1)
Mana Cylix

Spells (4)
Lush Growth
Blossoming Defense
Mayael's Aria
Flower // Flourish
Lands (8)
Branchloft Pathway
Cragcrown Pathway
Needleverge Pathway
Snow-Covered Forest
Snow-Covered Mountain
Snow-Covered Plains

This Jumpstart pack’s strategy is to utilize its smaller creatures to ramp to dropping higher cost elk to come in with their antlers for the win. This pack synergizes well with other selections that also hope to ramp to a big threat, or that could use additional fixing in the Naya colors. Resolving Mayael’s Aria while one of our elk friends is on board will begin to grow our whole team, letting our forces flower and flourish like Christmas poinsettias. Fa la la la la, la la la la!

Jegantha, the Wellspring by Chris Rahn

Honorable Mention

If you’re fortunate enough to come across a copy of Topdeck the Halls, the 2020 holiday card, it could be a helpful and thematic include here!

Switch some cards out of various packs for “decorated” versions and enjoy the first card you draw each turn costing just one snow mana!

Jacob Torbeck is a researcher and instructor of theology and ethics. He hails from Chicago, IL, and loves playing Commander and pre-modern cubes.

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