History Film / FredClaus

26th Nov '17 10:46:49 AM fruitstripegum
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* ActorAllusion: [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Kevin Spacey]] plays an antagonistic ObstructiveBureaucrat. Later [[spoiler:he does a HeelFaceTurn when Santa gives him the one thing he always wanted when he was a kid -- [[Film/SupermanReturns a Superman cape]].]]



* TropaholicsAnonymous: Fred visits "Siblings Anonymous" where the brothers of famous people try to find peace. Among those attending are Frank Stallone, Roger Clinton, and Stephen Baldwin.



* TropaholicsAnonymous: Fred visits "Siblings Anonymous" where the brothers of famous people try to find peace. Among those attending are Frank Stallone, Roger Clinton, and Stephen Baldwin.
2nd Nov '17 9:28:50 AM RedScharlach
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* ActorAllusion: [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Kevin Spacey]] plays an antagonistic ObstructiveBureaucrat. Later [[spoiler: he does a HeelFaceTurn when Santa gives him the one thing he always wanted when he was a kid -- [[Film/SupermanReturns a Superman cape]].]]

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* ActorAllusion: [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Kevin Spacey]] plays an antagonistic ObstructiveBureaucrat. Later [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he does a HeelFaceTurn when Santa gives him the one thing he always wanted when he was a kid -- [[Film/SupermanReturns a Superman cape]].]]



* {{Deconstruction}}: The film deconstructs the concept of the naughty or nice list as the list doesn't judge whether or not the child deserves to be put on the naughty or nice list. Also, deconstructs the Santa myth as Santa is overweight and suffers health problems and martial issues.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The film deconstructs the concept of the naughty or nice list as the list doesn't judge whether or not the child deserves to be put on the naughty or nice list. Also, It also deconstructs the Santa myth as Santa is overweight and suffers health problems and martial marital issues.



* KarmaHoudini: Fred's mother is not evil, but she's partly responsible for how he turned out. Unlike Nick, who realized what he did to his brother, she never realizes her own mistakes nor is she ever called out on it.

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* KarmaHoudini: Fred's mother is not evil, but she's partly responsible for how he turned out. Unlike Nick, who realized what he did to his brother, she never realizes her own mistakes nor is she ever called out on it.them.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Not once, not twice, but three times. Fred realises that his hatred of his family and the holiday has cost him almost everything. Clyde realises how much of an ass he's been when Nick gives him the present he always wanted as a kid but never got. Then, believe it or not, Santa Claus has probably the biggest of all when he realises that it was his fault his brother turned out the way he did even if he didn't mean it and by proxy he judged probably millions of kids over the years as naughty by only their actions without bothering to ask ''why'' they were being naughty in the first place and ruining many a childhood like he did Clyde's.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Not once, not twice, but three times. Fred realises that his hatred of his family and the holiday holidays has cost him almost everything. Clyde realises how much of an ass he's been when Nick gives him the present he always wanted as a kid but never got. Then, believe it or not, Santa Claus has probably the biggest of all when he realises that it was his fault his brother turned out the way he did did, even if he didn't mean it it, and by proxy he judged probably judged millions of kids over the years as naughty by only their actions without bothering to ask ''why'' they were being naughty in the first place and ruining many a childhood like he did Clyde's.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nick flat out destroys his brother's spirit & sense of selflessness in their childhood, and [[spoiler:it takes several centuries to mend those bridges]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nick flat out destroys his brother's spirit & and sense of selflessness in their childhood, and [[spoiler:it takes several centuries to mend those bridges]].



** They were favoring Nick long before saint-hood, in several instances of childhood whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' to positivly remark on Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. Then chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.

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** They were favoring Nick long before saint-hood, his sainthood; in several instances of childhood in childhood, whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' about to positivly positively remark on on, Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. Then chides at chiding Fred started when he tried putting applying logic to any of the things Nick did.



* UngratefulBastard: Fred thinks this of Nick when he gives his younger brother a well thought, hand made and very personalised present, only for the future saint to immediatly put it in a sack and take it with a bunch of his other belongings to give to another boy. Then when Fred finds fault in giving another boy a book made specifically for his brother (even putting Nicolas on the cover) his mother chides him.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Since Santa Claus had white hair and a white beard, he looks older than his brother.

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* UngratefulBastard: Fred thinks this of Nick when he gives his younger brother a well thought, hand made well-thought-out, handmade and very personalised present, only for the future saint to immediatly immediately put it in a sack and take it with a bunch of his other belongings to give to another boy. Then when Fred finds fault in giving another boy a book made specifically for his brother (even putting Nicolas on the cover) his mother chides him.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Since Santa Claus had has white hair and a white beard, he looks older than his brother.
5th Aug '17 7:37:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ActorAllusion: [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Kevin Spacey]] plays an antagonistic ObstructiveBureaucrat. Later [[spoiler: he does a HeelFaceTurn when Santa gives him the one thing he always wanted when he was a kid -- [[SupermanReturns a Superman cape]].]]

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* ActorAllusion: [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Kevin Spacey]] plays an antagonistic ObstructiveBureaucrat. Later [[spoiler: he does a HeelFaceTurn when Santa gives him the one thing he always wanted when he was a kid -- [[SupermanReturns [[Film/SupermanReturns a Superman cape]].]]
12th Feb '17 6:59:57 AM zarpaulus
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* ElderlyImmortal: It seems that while his relatives stopped aging when he was sainted, Nick kept getting older for a while longer.
27th Dec '16 11:20:17 AM MarkLungo
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Skip ahead two hundred years, Fred (Vince Vaughn) is a small-time hustler living in Chicago who appears to be in his 40s. He lives with his English girlfriend (who grows tired of him never having a stable life) and acts as a father figure to an orphaned boy. When his latest scam finally catches up to him (operating his own personal Salvation Army kettle), the only way he can post bail is by calling Nick (Paul Giamatti) for a favor. Despite his brother's callousness, Nick is more than willing to help, though Mrs. Claus (Miranda Richardson) is skeptical. As a compromise, Fred is willing to come up to the North Pole and do a little helping out.

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Skip ahead two hundred years, Fred (Vince Vaughn) (Creator/VinceVaughn) is a small-time hustler living in Chicago who appears to be in his 40s. He lives with his English girlfriend (who grows tired of him never having a stable life) and acts as a father figure to an orphaned boy. When his latest scam finally catches up to him (operating his own personal Salvation Army kettle), the only way he can post bail is by calling Nick (Paul Giamatti) (Creator/PaulGiamatti) for a favor. Despite his brother's callousness, Nick is more than willing to help, though Mrs. Claus (Miranda Richardson) is skeptical. As a compromise, Fred is willing to come up to the North Pole and do a little helping out.
27th Dec '16 11:19:42 AM MarkLungo
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4th Dec '15 4:29:16 PM kataangluvr
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* BigBrotherWorship: As kids, Nick adored his older brother.
4th Dec '15 4:27:35 PM kataangluvr
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Since Santa Claus had white hair and a white beard, he looks older than his brother.
28th Nov '15 11:08:19 AM nombretomado
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* ChristmasElves: The dwarf variety. Except for one inexplicably human-sized elf played by [[{{Scrubs}} Dr. Kim Briggs]].

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* ChristmasElves: The dwarf variety. Except for one inexplicably human-sized elf played by [[{{Scrubs}} [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Kim Briggs]].
2nd Aug '14 6:52:11 PM ThePope
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* ParentalFavouritism: Obviously their parents towards Nick. When one son is a saint beloved by all the world's children and responsible for rendering you functionally immortal while the other is a grinchy con-man who defined Santa's idea of naughty children, you're going to be a little favouritist.
** They were favouring Nick long before saint-hood, in several instances of childhood whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' to positivly remark on Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. Then chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.

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* ParentalFavouritism: ParentalFavoritism: Obviously their parents towards Nick. When one son is a saint beloved by all the world's children and responsible for rendering you functionally immortal while the other is a grinchy con-man who defined Santa's idea of naughty children, you're going to be a little favouritist.favoritist.
** They were favouring favoring Nick long before saint-hood, in several instances of childhood whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' to positivly remark on Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. Then chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.
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