History Film / SantaClausTheMovie

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** Santa's name is still mud after the disastrous Christmas delivery halfway through the movie. Any redemption is never shown.
(Novelization says: Not long after the puce pop giveaway, children regret going crazy for them and ignoring/tossing away what Santa brought them that particular Christmas, and write letters to Santa by way of both apology and future requests.)

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** Santa's name is still mud after the disastrous Christmas delivery halfway through the movie. Any redemption is never shown. \n (Novelization says: Not long after the puce pop giveaway, children regret going crazy for them and ignoring/tossing away what Santa brought them that particular Christmas, and write letters to Santa by way of both apology and future requests.)
19th Jun '18 3:21:21 AM Sapphirea2
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** Santa's name is still mud after the disastrous Christmas delivery halfway through the movie. Any redemption is never shown. *(Novelization says: Not long after the puce pop giveaway, children regret going crazy for them and ignoring/tossing away what Santa brought them that particular Christmas, and write letters to Santa by way of both apology and future requests.)

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** Santa's name is still mud after the disastrous Christmas delivery halfway through the movie. Any redemption is never shown. *(Novelization
(Novelization
says: Not long after the puce pop giveaway, children regret going crazy for them and ignoring/tossing away what Santa brought them that particular Christmas, and write letters to Santa by way of both apology and future requests.)
19th Jun '18 3:16:19 AM Sapphirea2
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* AllThereInTheManual: The {{Novelization}} fleshes out a '''lot''' of the {{Backstory}} and world building. For example, the elves used to deliver gifts to children themselves from their base in the North, but as centuries passed it became harder work, leading to a major backlog of toys (as seen in the giant tunnel). Claus fulfills a prophecy of a human FriendToAllChildren who would be able to handle such a duty in just one night.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The {{Novelization}} fleshes out a '''lot''' of the {{Backstory}} and world building. For example, the elves used to deliver gifts to children themselves from their base in the North, but as centuries passed it became harder work, leading to a major backlog of toys (as seen in the giant tunnel). Claus fulfills a prophecy of a human FriendToAllChildren who would be able to handle such a duty in just one night. It also fills in the ending's LeftHanging issues, as noted below.



* BrokenAesop: Puffy's approach (quality with careful craftsmanship) is shown to be superior to Patch's approach (mass production with no quality control), yet Patch is a plucky hero, and Puffy is a stick-in-the-mud minor antagonist.
* BuffySpeak: When B.Z. tells Patch that television is the best way to get the word out about the latter's product, Patch responds with "Oh, you mean those little picture box thingies?"

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* BrokenAesop: Puffy's approach (quality with careful craftsmanship) is shown to be superior to Patch's approach (mass production with no quality control), yet Patch is a plucky hero, and Puffy is a stick-in-the-mud minor antagonist. \n (Notably averted in the {{Novelization}}'s ending in that they reconcile and decide to work together in the future, meaning Patch's innovative ideas will be properly realized via Puffy's quality control.)
* BuffySpeak: When B.Z. tells ells Patch that television is the best way to get the word out about the latter's product, Patch responds with "Oh, you mean those little picture box thingies?"



* EvilUncle: B.Z. is Cornelia's step-uncle. He treats her pretty well, but he doesn't seem to care much about her. ("He probably doesn't know what grade I'm in.")
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Most of the elves seem to be living in the ancient past, utterly aware of the outside world or how times have changed. Notably averted with Patch, who seems to be aware of (and even predicting) modern technology such as television, alarm clocks, and indoor heating. (The {{Novelization}} has a scene in which he invents the hula hoop decades in advance, only to be told by Santa ItWillNeverCatchOn.)

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* EvilUncle: B.Z. is Cornelia's step-uncle.stepuncle. He treats her pretty well, but he doesn't seem to care much about her. ("He probably doesn't know what grade I'm in.")
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Most of the elves seem to be living in the ancient past, utterly aware of the outside world or how times have changed. Notably averted with Patch, who seems to be aware of (and even predicting) modern technology such as television, alarm clocks, and indoor heating. (The {{Novelization}} has a scene in which he invents the hula hoop decades in advance, only to be told by Santa ItWillNeverCatchOn.)



* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: Santa is gifted with the ability to hold sway over time, so Christmas Eve doesn't end until he finishes his job. (This seems to apply to Patch too once he enters the human world; both of them ''are'' established as having the same short-distance teleportation abilities.)

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* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: Santa Claus is gifted with the ability to hold sway over time, so Christmas Eve doesn't end until he finishes his job. (This seems to apply to Patch too once he enters the human world; both of them ''are'' established as having the same short-distance teleportation abilities.)job.



* LeftHanging: The ending doesn't resolve several outstanding conflicts:
** What's Patch's role rejoining the team? Puffy presumably is still Santa's Assistant.
** Did Cornelia have a home to come back to? Her uncle seems to have been her benefactor and he's dead.
** Is Joe homeless when he returns to New York in a year? (AllThereInTheManual: The dialogue in the Marvel Comics adaptation suggests Santa will adopt him.)
** Santa's name is still mud after the disastrous Christmas delivery halfway through the movie. Any redemption is never shown.

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* LeftHanging: The rather quick ending sequence doesn't resolve several outstanding conflicts:
conflicts. The {{Novelization}} actually fills '''all''' of these in:
** What's Patch's role rejoining the team? Puffy presumably is still Santa's Assistant.
Assistant. (Novelization says: They'll work together from now on -- Patch will design new things, Puffy will make sure they actually work as intended.)
** Is Joe homeless when he returns to New York in a year? (Novelization says: No -- he asks to be adopted by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and they're overjoyed.)
** Did Cornelia have a home to come back to? Her uncle seems to have been her benefactor and he's dead.
** Is Joe homeless when he returns to New York in a year? (AllThereInTheManual: The dialogue in the Marvel Comics adaptation suggests Santa
dead. (Novelization says: No -- she will adopt him.be adopted too.)
** Santa's name is still mud after the disastrous Christmas delivery halfway through the movie. Any redemption is never shown. *(Novelization says: Not long after the puce pop giveaway, children regret going crazy for them and ignoring/tossing away what Santa brought them that particular Christmas, and write letters to Santa by way of both apology and future requests.)



* NewTechnologyIsEvil: The elves' first foray into mass production is a disaster.

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* NewTechnologyIsEvil: The elves' first foray into mass production is a disaster. (Averted in the {{Novelization}}, which makes it clearer that new technology isn't the problem, but rather not properly thinking it through before implementing it.)



** Santa notes that Joe is too proud to admit he wants or needs anything, even though it's clear to others when he does want/need something, as he carves a present for the boy.



* StockSoundEffects: The Patchmobile makes the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batwing]] noise in the climax.

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* StockSoundEffects: The Patchmobile makes the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batwing]] noise in the climax.climax, as well as some of the bleeps and bloops of the Atari 2600 version of VideoGame/PacMan (sound effects that also appeared in ''Film/SupermanIII'', from the same producers).



* WrongGenreSavvy: Cornelia tells Santa she called the police to warn them about B.Z.'s candy canes and Joe's kidnapping, but she doesn't think they believed her. Apparently, they did, because they try to arrest him shortly afterward. This is probably because they believed Joe had been kidnapped, and child kidnapping isn't taken lightly by the NYPD at all, and given all the legal troubles B.Z. was facing to begin with, Cornelia probably had the police's attention the minute she mentioned him!

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Cornelia tells Santa she called the police to warn them about B.Z.'s candy canes and Joe's kidnapping, but she doesn't think they believed her. Apparently, they did, because they try to arrest him shortly afterward. This is probably because they believed Joe had been kidnapped, and child kidnapping isn't taken lightly by the NYPD at all, and given all the legal troubles B.Z. was facing to begin with, Cornelia probably had the police's attention the minute she mentioned him!him! (Confirmed in the {{Novelization}}.)
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Patch is an excellent case of what happens when a person's genuinely good intentions, coupled with enthusiasm, blind them to the flaws in their plans -- they backfire terribly.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Patch is an excellent case of what happens when a person's genuinely good intentions, coupled with enthusiasm, enthusiasm and pride, blind them to the flaws in their plans -- they backfire terribly.



* {{Pride}}: Patch has so much confidence in his own abilities that he doesn't think to make sure everything he creates works exactly as intended, leading to the disaster of the mass-production system. (This is better justified in the {{Novelization}}, which reveals that this was the first time any of his inventions/designs, once realized, failed in ''hundreds'' of years.) His wounded pride and mistaken belief that he is no longer appreciated at all after he loses his job as Santa's assistant leads him to leave the North Pole to prove he can get Christmas right on his own, which ends up making matters much worse.



* WideEyedIdealist: Patch genuinely wants to help Santa (and by extension the world) with his innovative creations in the modern day, but his innocence and enthusiasm get in the way of noticing their flaws until it's too late. These character traits also allow him to be deceived and exploited by B.Z. Justified because the North Pole is a largely peaceful place and the elves aren't aware of just how dark humanity can be, so they're all idealistic by nature; the others don't initially think Patch can get in any trouble when he runs away.

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* WideEyedIdealist: Patch genuinely wants to help Santa (and by extension the world) with his innovative creations in the modern day, but his innocence innocence, enthusiasm, and enthusiasm pride get in the way of noticing their flaws until it's too late. These character traits also allow him to be deceived and exploited by B.Z. Justified because the North Pole is a largely peaceful place and the elves aren't aware of just how dark humanity can be, so they're all idealistic by nature; the others don't initially think Patch can get in any trouble when he runs away.
17th Jun '18 9:36:25 AM Sapphirea2
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* TheAntiGrinch: Patch honestly wants to make the North Pole workshop a more efficient, modern place, but when his toy-making machine goes wrong it completely spoils one Christmas for everyone. And his subsequent attempt to prove he can get things right by striking out on his own works ''too'' well, as he manages to both upstage Santa Claus and give B.Z. a foot in the door into completely co-opting the holiday for his own greedy ends. His choice to go back to the North Pole and give Santa the candy canes he was manufacturing for B.Z.'s Christmas II is an effort to ''finally'' get things right for everyone, but he doesn't know that the sweets are explosive when he stores them in the back of the Patchmobile...

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* TheAntiGrinch: Like everyone else at the North Pole, Patch honestly wants to make the world a better place via the gifts given to the world's children, and his idea to make the North Pole workshop a more efficient, modern place, but place via the assembly line is both in service of that and his personal desire to prove once and for all just how gifted he is. But when he is too proud and excited to think that his toy-making machine goes might go wrong it completely spoils one Christmas for everyone. And his ''everyone''. His subsequent attempt to prove he can ''can'' get things Christmas right by striking out on his own works ''too'' well, as he manages to both upstage Santa Claus and give B.Z. a foot in the door into completely co-opting the holiday for his own greedy ends. His choice Upon realizing he didn't have to go back try this hard to get everyone at the Pole to care about him again, he decides to return to the North Pole and give Santa the candy canes he was manufacturing for B.Z.'s Christmas II is an effort to ''finally'' get things right for everyone, II, but he doesn't know that the sweets are explosive when he stores them in the back of the Patchmobile...



* CoolToy: Or rather, a Cool Treat: Patch's lollipops allow people who consume them to temporarily fly thanks to the secret ingredient of stardust. Beat ''that'', [[Film/JingleAllTheWay Turbo Man!]] B.Z. realizes that giving them away for free at Christmas will create such huge demand for more that he'll have no problem charging kids/their parents the next time around. From there, the candy canes are intended to be even cooler, with more stardust in them to allow people to fly higher, but that also makes them more dangerous.

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* CoolToy: Or rather, a Cool Treat: Patch's lollipops allow people who consume them to temporarily fly a few feet into the air thanks to the secret ingredient of stardust. Beat ''that'', [[Film/JingleAllTheWay Turbo Man!]] B.Z. realizes that giving them away for free at Christmas will create such huge demand for more that he'll have no problem charging kids/their parents the next time around. From there, the candy canes are intended to be even cooler, with more stardust in them to allow people to fly higher, but that also makes them more dangerous.



* GadgeteerGenius / BunglingInventor: Patch, as noted above, is not a FishOutOfTemporalWater as the other elves are and is capable of creating wonderful things, but falls straight into the latter trope whenever his enthusiasm blinds him to the potential flaws of those things, resulting first in the mass-production system (which when operated at full speed malfunctions, resulting in defective toys) and later the candy canes (which will explode if exposed to heat too long) going horribly wrong. The {{Novelization}} notes that his mind "was as bright as a star, but as undisciplined as it was unique", going on to explain that since others usually don't understand his ideas, he seeks any opportunity to show off his skills and be appreciated/receive attention for them. This is why he doesn't pay enough attention to how well his projects actually work and is "always the last to admit he might have been wrong".

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* GadgeteerGenius / BunglingInventor: Patch, as noted above, is not a FishOutOfTemporalWater as the other elves are and is capable of creating wonderful things, but falls straight into the latter trope whenever his enthusiasm enthusiasm, pride, and desire to prove himself blinds him to the potential flaws of those things, resulting first in the mass-production system (which when operated at full speed malfunctions, resulting in defective toys) and later the candy canes (which will explode if exposed to heat too long) going horribly wrong. The {{Novelization}} notes that his mind "was as bright as a star, but as undisciplined as it was unique", going on to explain that since others usually don't understand his ideas, he seeks any opportunity to show off his skills and be appreciated/receive attention for them. This This, along with the fact that for centuries his more forward-thinking ideas and designs ''had'' worked just as intended, is why he doesn't pay enough attention to how well his the aforementioned two projects actually work and is "always the last to admit he might have been wrong".



* JackOfAllTrades: Beyond being a GadgeteerGenius (who sometimes shades into BunglingInventor, granted) who designs and fabricates, sometimes ''single-handedly'', inventions ranging from mass-production systems to candy that enables flight to a flying car, Patch is also the official caretaker of the reindeer (his key function among the elves in fact) and a musician, serving as the organist in the elves' band. Patch's ability to fabricate the lollipops and so forth with no additional help becomes a selling point with regards to B.Z. bankrolling him, as it means the CorruptCorporateExecutive no longer has to deal with unions and the like. (Moreover, Patch doesn't expect or demand any sort of payment for his work aside from room and board and admits he has little idea of money -- and B.Z.'s happy to keep it that way.) This trope is taken further in the {{Novelization}}, which reveals he's the one who came up with the idea of the elves working in shifts and redesigned their sleeping quarters to facilitate the changes and was the founder of the aforementioned band, seeing both as ways to increase productivity in the days leading up to Santa's first flight, ''and'' was responsible for the design of Santa's sleigh.

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* JackOfAllTrades: Beyond being a GadgeteerGenius (who sometimes shades into BunglingInventor, granted) who designs and fabricates, sometimes ''single-handedly'', inventions ranging from mass-production systems to candy that enables flight to a flying car, Patch is also the official caretaker of the reindeer (his key function among the elves in fact) and a musician, serving as the organist in the elves' band. Patch's ability to fabricate the lollipops and so forth with no additional help becomes a selling point with regards to B.Z. bankrolling him, as it means the CorruptCorporateExecutive no longer has to deal with unions and the like. (Moreover, Patch doesn't expect or demand any sort of payment for his work aside from room and board and admits he has little idea of money -- and B.Z.'s happy to keep it that way.) This trope is taken further in the {{Novelization}}, which reveals he's the one who came up with the idea of the elves working in shifts and redesigned their sleeping quarters to facilitate the changes and was the founder of the aforementioned band, seeing both as ways to increase productivity in the days leading up to Santa's first flight, ''and'' was responsible for the design of Santa's sleigh.sleigh ''and'' installed the sole television at the North Pole.



* KnightInSourArmor: After Patch runs off and, with B.Z.'s backing, manages to upstage him, Santa starts to become [[TurnOfTheMillennium disillusioned by the progress of time]] and depressed that Christmas has lost a lot of its magic and sanctity [[TimeMarchesOn over the years]]. People lack any goodwill towards one another, and the [[CrappyHolidays holiday season seems to now bring out the worst]] in them. Children don't appreciate the hard work his elves [[DoingItForTheArt put into their gifts]]. Mrs Claus reminds them of their purpose [[GoodOldWays and reason for being]]. This development/story arc ends up forgotten in the rush to the climax. [[AllThereInTheManual An additional scene in the Marvel Comics adaptation]], in which Santa visits New York City shortly after the Christmas of the puce pop giveaway but before the aforementioned monologue, fleshes things out -- it reveals that Patch accidentally makes matters worse for Santa because the pops are so popular that everybody is now focusing on what they get rather than what they give, hence Santa feeling irrelevant.

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* KnightInSourArmor: After Patch runs off and, with B.Z.'s backing, manages to upstage him, Santa starts to become [[TurnOfTheMillennium disillusioned by the progress of time]] and depressed that Christmas has lost a lot of its magic and sanctity [[TimeMarchesOn over the years]]. People lack any goodwill towards one another, and the [[CrappyHolidays holiday season seems to now bring out the worst]] in them. Children don't appreciate the hard work his elves [[DoingItForTheArt put into their gifts]]. Mrs Claus reminds them of their purpose [[GoodOldWays and reason for being]]. This development/story arc ends up forgotten in the rush to the climax. [[AllThereInTheManual An additional scene in the Marvel Comics adaptation]], in which adaptation]] and {{Novelization}} explains this better: Santa visits actually returns to New York City shortly after before returning to the North Pole on Christmas morning, and sees first a garbage can full of North Pole presents that were never even opened (as kids are now obsessed with the puce pop giveaway but before pops) and then encounters two unbelieving kids who are raving about the aforementioned monologue, fleshes things out -- it reveals that Patch accidentally makes matters worse for pops. When Santa because the pops are so popular that everybody is now focusing on asks them what they get rather than what ''gave'' others for Christmas, as opposed to ''got'', they give, hence Santa feeling irrelevant.are incredulous at the very idea.
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* SpoiledSweet: Cornelia can be a bit prim but is sweet and kind, borne out in her treatment of Joe especially. The {{Novelization}} notes in the scene introducing her that she would gladly give away some of her toys and outfits to needy kids, but Miss Tucker won't allow it, believing the girl "was being ungrateful and didn't deserve her stepuncle's kind generosity."
11th Jun '18 10:21:50 AM Sapphirea2
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* SantaClausmas: Christmas is all about the sacred duty of Santa to give toys to children. There are hints that toymaking is a religion in itself to the elves, but the religious meaning of Christmas itself is omitted, a deliberate choice by the filmmakers to appeal to the widest possible audience (although Santa's first takeoff is underscored with an instrumental "Joy to the World").

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* SantaClausmas: Christmas is all about the sacred duty of Santa to give toys to children. There are hints that toymaking is a religion in itself to the elves, but the religious meaning of Christmas itself is omitted, a deliberate choice by the filmmakers to appeal to the widest possible audience (although Santa's first takeoff is underscored with an instrumental "Joy to the World"). The reason Christmas Eve is the night of his annual flight, according to the {{Novelization}}, is because that was when he delivered his toys to his fellow villagers back in his mortal life ''and'' also coincides with the winter holidays of other societies.
11th Jun '18 10:16:32 AM Sapphirea2
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* AllThereInTheManual: The {{Novelization}} goes into a lot more detail about the elves' backstory and society -- they used to deliver gifts to children themselves from their base in the North, but as centuries passed it became harder work, leading to a major backlog of toys (as seen in the giant tunnel). Claus fulfills a prophecy of a human FriendToAllChildren who would be able to handle such a duty in just one night.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The {{Novelization}} goes into fleshes out a lot more detail about '''lot''' of the elves' backstory {{Backstory}} and society -- they world building. For example, the elves used to deliver gifts to children themselves from their base in the North, but as centuries passed it became harder work, leading to a major backlog of toys (as seen in the giant tunnel). Claus fulfills a prophecy of a human FriendToAllChildren who would be able to handle such a duty in just one night.



* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Most of the elves seem to be living in the ancient past, utterly aware of the outside world or how times have changed. Notably averted with Patch, who seems to be aware of (and even predicting) modern technology such as television, alarm clocks, and indoor heating.

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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Most of the elves seem to be living in the ancient past, utterly aware of the outside world or how times have changed. Notably averted with Patch, who seems to be aware of (and even predicting) modern technology such as television, alarm clocks, and indoor heating. (The {{Novelization}} has a scene in which he invents the hula hoop decades in advance, only to be told by Santa ItWillNeverCatchOn.)



* FlyingCar: The Patchmobile.

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* FlyingCar: The Patchmobile.Patchmobile, which Patch creates so he can deliver the lollipops.



** Earlier, the transition from the North Pole to the introductory scenes for Joe and Cornelia in New York City is made via a MatchCut from a snowglobe's streetscape to the exterior of her townhouse. It's mentioned in passing that the snowglobe is the handiwork of Patch -- the one elf who isn't a FishOutOfTemporalWater and who ends up driving the second half of the movie when he travels to New York and ends up entangled with Cornelia's evil stepuncle. (The {{Novelization}} notes that he'd actually come up with the globe ''decades'' ago but Dooley only remembered to show it to Santa now.)

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** Earlier, the transition from the North Pole to the introductory scenes for Joe and Cornelia in New York City is made via a MatchCut from a snowglobe's streetscape to the exterior of her townhouse. It's mentioned in passing that the snowglobe is the handiwork of Patch -- the one elf who isn't a FishOutOfTemporalWater and who ends up driving the second half of the movie when he travels to New York and ends up entangled with Cornelia's evil stepuncle. (The {{Novelization}} notes that he'd actually come he came up with the globe ''decades'' ago but Dooley only remembered to show it to Santa now.)
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** Earlier, the transition from the North Pole to the introductory scenes for Joe and Cornelia in New York City is made via a MatchCut from a snowglobe's streetscape to the exterior of her townhouse. It's mentioned in passing that the snowglobe is the handiwork of Patch -- the one elf who isn't a FishOutOfTemporalWater and who ends up driving the second half of the movie when he travels to New York and ends up entangled with Cornelia's evil uncle.

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** Earlier, the transition from the North Pole to the introductory scenes for Joe and Cornelia in New York City is made via a MatchCut from a snowglobe's streetscape to the exterior of her townhouse. It's mentioned in passing that the snowglobe is the handiwork of Patch -- the one elf who isn't a FishOutOfTemporalWater and who ends up driving the second half of the movie when he travels to New York and ends up entangled with Cornelia's evil uncle.stepuncle. (The {{Novelization}} notes that he'd actually come up with the globe ''decades'' ago but Dooley only remembered to show it to Santa now.)



* LonelyRichKid: Cornelia doesn't seem to have any relatives aside from the usually-absent (and evil) B.Z., only having her strict nanny for company until she gets to know Santa Claus and Joe. After the disastrous Christmas of mass-produced toys, she has an argument with a fellow student at ballet class that culminates with the latter insulting her over not having parents. Cornelia responds with a stinging slap.

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* LonelyRichKid: The {{Novelization}} confirms that Cornelia doesn't seem to have any relatives aside from the usually-absent (and evil) B.Z., as her parents passed away some time before the present day stretch of the story begins. In any case she only having has her strict nanny for company until she gets to know Santa Claus and Joe. After the disastrous Christmas of mass-produced toys, she has an argument with a fellow student at ballet class that culminates with the latter insulting her over not having parents. Cornelia responds with a stinging slap.



* {{Novelization}}: Several were produced: A traditional novelization and a storybook abridgment of same that added extensive photos, both revealing major backstory about the elves and Joe, and several paperback picture books for younger kids (some specifically distributed through [=McDonald's=] restaurants; see ProductPlacement below) that each focused on a specific stretch of the story.

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* {{Novelization}}: Several were produced: A traditional novelization and a storybook abridgment of same that added extensive photos, both revealing major backstory about the elves and Joe, and several paperback picture books for younger kids (some specifically distributed through [=McDonald's=] restaurants; see ProductPlacement below) that each focused on a specific stretch of the story.story. The full-length novelization has ''tons'' of additional scenes, details, and {{Backstory}} for the characters.



* ParentalAbandonment: The novelization confirms that both Joe and Cornelia lack parents; only Joe's father (whom he's never known) may even be ''alive''.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: Patch is the caretaker to the reindeer and is deeply fond of them to the point that they're the only beings he bids goodbye to when he runs away. In the climax, Santa encourages his depleted team (two are out sick with the flu) to fly as they never have before for the sake of their friend, and this culminates in them ''finally'' being able to execute the Super Dooper Looper by way of saving him and Joe.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: Patch is the official caretaker to the reindeer and is deeply fond of them to the point that they're the only beings he bids goodbye to when he runs away. In the climax, Santa encourages his depleted team (two are out sick with the flu) to fly as they never have before for the sake of their friend, and this culminates in them ''finally'' being able to execute the Super Dooper Looper by way of saving him and Joe.



* RelationshipReveal: Cornelia's absent uncle turns out to be B.Z., a reveal made with the help of a ChairReveal (see above).

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* RelationshipReveal: Cornelia's absent uncle stepuncle turns out to be B.Z., a reveal made with the help of a ChairReveal (see above).



* StreetUrchin: Joe. The {{Novelization}} explains that he never knew his mother and was abandoned by his father.

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* StreetUrchin: Joe. The {{Novelization}} explains that he never knew his father and his mother and was abandoned by died over a year before his father.stretch of the story begins, whereupon he chose to run away rather than be taken to an orphanage.


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** AllThereInTheManual: The {{Novelization}} reveals that the above scenes take place shortly before Christmas Eve. Come his annual flight, Santa tries to resist eating the cookies at the very first house he visits, but he can't help himself -- he loves cookies ''and'' he knows he'd be disappointing the kids who leave them out for him if he didn't eat them. From there he decides he's happy just the way he is, arguing to the reindeer that people want Santa Claus to be BigFun.
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* JackOfAllTrades: Beyond being a GadgeteerGenius (who sometimes shades into BunglingInventor, granted) who designs and fabricates, sometimes ''single-handedly'', inventions ranging from mass-production systems to candy that enables flight to a flying car, Patch also serves as the official caretaker of the reindeer and is a musician (serving as the organist in the elves' band). Patch's ability to fabricate the lollipops and so forth with no additional help becomes a selling point with regards to B.Z. bankrolling him, as it means the CorruptCorporateExecutive no longer has to deal with unions and the like. (Moreover, Patch doesn't expect or demand any sort of payment for his work aside from room and board and admits he has little idea of money -- and B.Z.'s happy to keep it that way.)

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* JackOfAllTrades: Beyond being a GadgeteerGenius (who sometimes shades into BunglingInventor, granted) who designs and fabricates, sometimes ''single-handedly'', inventions ranging from mass-production systems to candy that enables flight to a flying car, Patch is also serves as the official caretaker of the reindeer (his key function among the elves in fact) and is a musician (serving musician, serving as the organist in the elves' band).band. Patch's ability to fabricate the lollipops and so forth with no additional help becomes a selling point with regards to B.Z. bankrolling him, as it means the CorruptCorporateExecutive no longer has to deal with unions and the like. (Moreover, Patch doesn't expect or demand any sort of payment for his work aside from room and board and admits he has little idea of money -- and B.Z.'s happy to keep it that way.)) This trope is taken further in the {{Novelization}}, which reveals he's the one who came up with the idea of the elves working in shifts and redesigned their sleeping quarters to facilitate the changes and was the founder of the aforementioned band, seeing both as ways to increase productivity in the days leading up to Santa's first flight, ''and'' was responsible for the design of Santa's sleigh.
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