For those that never knew or don't remember Blue Stinger was a launch title for the US 9/9/99.
The story started with a mention of the past (year 2000) with present day being 2018.
The story takes place through December with story events around Christmas eve 2018.
For years I have been playing this game through during December/Christmas time and encourage anybody who has the game but never played through it to do so. The replay value has kept it interesting with weapon and other rewards upon completing the game a number of times, under certain total time (Swimmer mode, Mad Mode, combinations of modes, and even big lip big eye mode that I didn't know about until a couple years ago..), and finally even the localized versions (German, French JP, US etc. have differences.
Christmas isn't the same without hearing that Holiday jingle music and seeing Santa shoot mutants!
Takes less than 4 hours to beat if you are familiar with the game and have weapons from a prior, or take your time unlock, find, cash in everything and have fun enjoying all the cheesy lines!