Hmm I was looking into the wildtangent spyware thing and came across this: http://support.wildgames.com/wt_nsp.html
I know its posted from wildtangent and of course could still be considered suspicious. However it does make me wonder if it's really so bad. Also of interest is:
"In our latest update, we changed our software so that it automatically assumes that you don't want it to collect any information from your computer, or go online to check for any WildTangent software updates. This means that our game updater and Game Channel software won't run in the background of your computer unless you specifically tell them to."
I dont know if this applies to the Holiday Dancer, something I will have to look into.