History Film / FredClaus

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.
30th Mar '14 2:33:31 AM mangamanic
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** 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. The chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.

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** 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. The Then chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.
4th Feb '14 7:04:25 PM Rahkshi500
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* Glurge: The movie provides the message that there are no bad kids because some of them might feel scared or misunderstood. While it's nice to look into the reasons and why to improve such behavior, the movie, however, instead delivers it in a way by showing that every kid deserves a present no matter how bad they behave, and thus implying that it's okay for kids to get away with bad behavior. Clyde is an adult and does try to fix what he screwed up, and Fred was at least able to have a talk with Sam before things got too bad, but whose to say that misbehaved kids(like the one boy who trashed his sister's room and beat her up with a bat) will interpret the fact that they still received gifts as a means to take advantage of it and continue misbehaving?



** With above mentioned Glurge, possibly some kids who have really misbehaved, like that boy who trashed his sister's bedroom and beat her up with a bat.

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** With above mentioned Glurge, the way the message is delivered, possibly some kids who have really misbehaved, like that boy who trashed his sister's bedroom and beat her up with a bat.
4th Feb '14 7:02:38 PM Rahkshi500
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* Glurge: The movie provides the message that there are no bad kids because some of them might feel scared or misunderstood. While it's nice to look into the reasons and why to improve such behavior, the movie, however, instead delivers it in a way by showing that every kid deserves a present no matter how bad they behave, and thus implying that it's okay for kids to get away with bad behavior. Clyde is an adult and does try to fix what he screwed up, and Fred was at least able to have a talk with Sam before things got too bad, but whose to say that misbehaved kids(like the one boy who trashed his sister's room and beat her up with a bat) will interpret the fact that they still received gifts as a means to take advantage of it and continue misbehaving?


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** With above mentioned Glurge, possibly some kids who have really misbehaved, like that boy who trashed his sister's bedroom and beat her up with a bat.
25th Dec '13 7:19:00 PM Iamabrawler
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* RealityEnsues: This comedy takes a realistic approach to Santa's myth in many aspects, sometimes [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructing]] the tropes around the myth, and sometimes reconstructing them a little later.
6th Dec '13 8:44:21 PM CharlestonMan
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* ParentalNeglect: Freds mother in particular, she seems as incapable of saying anything nice about Fred as she is incapable of finding fault in Nick. Even at the end when then family is brought back together all she can say to him is that his girlfriend is too good for him.

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* ParentalNeglect: Freds Fred's mother in particular, she seems as incapable of saying anything nice about Fred as she is incapable of finding fault in Nick. Even at the end when then family is brought back together all she can say to him is that his girlfriend is too good for him.
6th Dec '13 8:42:42 PM CharlestonMan
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** Clyde too, although it could be argued in his case that karmic retribution would ruin the message of the film.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Not once, not twice, but three times. Fred realises that his hatred of his family and the holiday has cost him almost everything. The bureaucrat 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 the bureaucrat

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Not once, not twice, but three times. Fred realises that his hatred of his family and the holiday has cost him almost everything. The bureaucrat 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' ''why'' they were being naughty in the first place and ruining many a childhood like he did the bureaucratClyde's.



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

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