The Twinklies are a lovable group of talking Christmas Tree lights which appear in Banjo-Kazooie, and Banjo-Tooie. The Twinklies debut in Freezeezy Peak, where they are found in a large blue present located near the giant Christmas Tree which can be opened by using the Beak Buster. The Twinklies enlist Banjo and Kazooie's help in protecting them from the vicious Twinkly Munchers, as they make their way towards the tree to light it up.
In Banjo-Tooie, The Twinklies play a role not so much as legitiment characters as objects to be collected in various minigames, such as the Dodgems Challenge. In such games, red Twinklies are worth 1 point, greens are worth 2 points, and blue are worth 3 points.