When Link first arrives at Holly's House, the season will be Summer and the front door will be closed. A nearby sign just outside the house states that Santa is welcome. This gives a clue that the only way to enter the house is through the chimney.
One screen west of Holly's House, Link will find a Tree Stump where Link can use the Rod of Seasons to change the season to Winter. During Winter, the front door of Holly's House is now open, but it is blocked off by piles of snow. Additionally, large snow now covers the exterior of the house. Link can climb the steps one screen west of Holly's House and then use the large pile of snow to enter the house through the chimney.
Once Link falls inside, he will startle Holly. Holly comments about the sudden change of season and how Link then comes down from the chimney. She makes reference that Link is not Santa and she will then give Link the Shovel, asking him to shovel the snow in front of the house.
If Link speaks to Holly again, she will more calmly ask him to so shovel the snow. After Link does so, he can keep the Shovel for the remainder of the game. If Link re-enters Holly's House, he can speak to her and she will thank him for clearing the snow. She also gives Link the advice that he can use the shovel to dig up treasure. 
- ↑ "Santa Welcome!!!" — Sign outside Holly's House, Oracle of Seasons.
- ↑ "AHH! ! ! You startled me! Winter sets in all of a sudden, then down my chimney comes... You're not Santa! You don't scare me! Now take this shovel and clear the snow from my walkway! Keep the shovel when you're done." — Holly, Oracle of Seasons.
- ↑ "Can you shovel my walkway?" — Holly, Oracle of Seasons.
- ↑ "You cleared the snow! Thanks! You can also use that shovel to dig up treasure. Try it every- where you go!!!" — Holly, Oracle of Seasons.