History Film / TheChristmasToy

7th Dec '16 8:22:04 AM Chariset
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* ChristmasMiracle: Seems to combine with ThePowerOfLove to [[spoiler:bring all the frozen toys back to life]].



* {{Irony}}: Rugby (a toy that's a cat) doesn't care for Mew (a toy for cats). Until the end, after they've been through toy hell for each other.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: At one point, Apple finally persuades Rugby that it's his turn to let someone else be the Christmas Toy -- only for him to decide that she lost her place by giving up without a fight.
* {{Irony}}: Rugby (a toy that's a cat) doesn't care for Mew (a toy for cats). Until the end, after they've been [[FireForgedFriends through toy hell hell]] for each other.



* {{Masquerade}}: See above.

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* {{Masquerade}}: See above.As noted, toys have the magic to become animate, but only so long as they keep that knowledge from humans. A toy caught out of place, even once, loses that magic.



* NeverSayDie: Toys caught out of place are "frozen forever" and consigned to a 'graveyard' in the corner of the playroom. Even though it's never ''called'' death, it's clearly the functional equivalent [[spoiler:until ThePowerOfLove revives them]].

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* NoodleIncident: "That was terrible! Even worse than that time I got put in the washing machine!"
* NeverSayDie: Toys caught out of place are "frozen forever" and consigned to a 'graveyard' in the corner of the playroom. Even though it's frozen toys are never ''called'' death, it's clearly the functional equivalent dead, they're treated as such [[spoiler:until ThePowerOfLove revives them]].



* RousingSpeech: "Try the Impossible" (Apple's song to persuade Belmont to go with them on the rescue mission).



* [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The Toy Back Into The Box]]

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* [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The the Toy Back Into the Box]]: The Box]]toys use a combination of praise and flattery to cajole Meteora into going back into the Christmas parcel.
7th Dec '16 8:06:34 AM Chariset
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The story follows the idea that, even when no people are around to play with them, toys love to play so much that they will do it on their own. But since a toy will be frozen forever -- unable to come to life and move on their own -- if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again. It's up to Apple the Doll, whom Rugby supplanted as favorite toy, to tell him the truth. But Rugby won't believe her, and tries to get into the Christmas package -- only to release the ''current'' Christmas Toy: Meteora, Queen of the Asteroids. She's a warrior princess who doesn't know she's a toy and thinks she's landed among aliens. It's up to the other toys to get Rugby out of the box and Meteora back in it -- and everyone back to the safety of the playroom -- before they're all caught and frozen forever. [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Does this sound familiar?]]

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The story follows the idea that, even when no people are around to play with them, toys love to play so much that they will do it on their own. But since a toy will be frozen forever -- unable to come to life and move on their own -- if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. careful, especially when venturing out of the playroom.

It's Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the -- last year's Christmas Toy last year, and -- thinks he's going to go under the tree to be unwrapped again. It's up to Apple the Doll, whom Rugby supplanted as favorite toy, tries to tell set him the truth. But straight, but Rugby won't believe her, her and tries to get into sets out on the Christmas package -- only dangerous expedition to release the living room. Unfortunately for him, opening "his" box releases the ''current'' Christmas Toy: Meteora, Queen of the Asteroids. She's a warrior princess who doesn't know she's a toy and thinks she's landed among aliens. It's up to the other toys to get Rugby out of the box and Meteora back in it -- and everyone back to the safety of the playroom -- before they're all without getting caught and frozen forever. [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Does this sound familiar?]]



-->"That box is a one-way ticket to the fame and glory you deserve."

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-->"That -->'''Rugby''': Prison?! You call that box a prison? Ha! That box is a one-way ticket to the fame and glory you deserve."



* CaptainErsatz: The doll is not a Barbie.

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* CaptainErsatz: The fashion doll is not a Barbie.



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:All the frozen toys are saved by the PowerOfLove at the end.]]

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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:All the frozen toys are saved revived by the PowerOfLove at the end.]]



* FantasticRacism: All of the other toys look down on Mew, with Rugby often reminding him that he's "just a cat toy." It doesn't help that toys hate the scent of catnip. Towards the end, Belmont's also against risking themselves just to save Mew.

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* FantasticRacism: All of the other toys look down on Mew, with Rugby often reminding him that he's "just a cat toy." It doesn't help that toys hate the scent he smells of catnip. Towards the end, Belmont's also against risking themselves just to save Mew.catnip, which apparently stinks from a toy's perspective.



* {{Irony}}: Rugby (a toy that's a cat) doesn't care for Mew (a toy for cats).

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* {{Irony}}: Rugby (a toy that's a cat) doesn't care for Mew (a toy for cats). Until the end, after they've been through toy hell for each other.



* LivingToys: The toys come to life and continue to play after the humans have left the room.

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* LivingToys: The toys come to life and Toys love playing so much that they become animate so they can continue to play after the even when their humans have left the room.are gone.



* NeverSayDie: Toys caught out of place are "frozen forever" and consigned to a 'graveyard' in the corner of the playroom. Even though it's never ''called'' death, it's clearly the functional equivalent [[spoiler:until the toys figure out how to revive them]].

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* NeverSayDie: Toys caught out of place are "frozen forever" and consigned to a 'graveyard' in the corner of the playroom. Even though it's never ''called'' death, it's clearly the functional equivalent [[spoiler:until the toys figure out how to revive ThePowerOfLove revives them]].



* NotSoDifferent: Balthasar notes how hard it was for Apple to be replaced as favorite. Apple says that ''no one'' likes being replaced and the others nod along. Rugby about to experience what Apple already has is also a major plot point.

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* NobodyHereButUsBirds: Mew fakes a cat meow to keep the father of the family from walking into the living room and catching the main cast out of place.
* NotSoDifferent: Balthasar notes how hard it was for Apple to be replaced as Jaime's favorite. Apple says protests that ''no one'' likes being replaced and the others nod along. she thought she handled it better than Rugby about will this year -- only for all of them to experience what Apple already has realize that Rugby is also a major plot point.no longer there.



* PimpedOutDress: The Barbie doll's holiday dress.

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* PimpedOutDress: The Barbie not-Barbie doll's holiday dress.



* PhraseCatcher: "Peeyew! It's Mew!"



* RunningGag: The fashion doll trying to pick an appropriate outfit for the occasion. By the time she makes up her mind, the event she's trying to dress for is already over.



* TooDumbToLive: Ditz takes his PlayedForLaughs stupidity to invoke the trope in its most literal sense (or as literal as it can be for the toys). Then it kind of stops being funny.

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* TooDumbToLive: Ditz takes his PlayedForLaughs stupidity to invoke the trope in its most literal sense (or as literal as it can be for the toys). Then all the toys are mourning him and it kind of stops being funny.
22nd Dec '15 3:28:47 PM SpideyTerry
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''The Christmas Toy'' is a 1986 made-for-TV movie by The Jim Henson Company. It originally aired on ABC on December 6, 1986, and was sponsored by Kraft Foods. Originally introduced by Kermit The Frog, it was released on VHS format in 1993. In 2008 it was released on DVD. However, Kermit's appearance was edited out due to legal issues. It is currently being shown occasionally on TheHub.

The story follows the idea that, even when no people are around to play with them, toys love to play so much that they will do it on their own. But since a toy will be frozen forever -- unable to come to life and move on their own -- if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again. It's up to Apple the Doll, whom Rugby supplanted as favorite toy, to tell him the truth. But Rugby won't believe her, and tries to get into the Christmas package -- only to release the ''current'' Christmas Toy: Meteora, Queen of the Asteroids. She's a warrior princess who doesn't know she's a toy and thinks she's landed among aliens. It's up to the other toys to get Rugby out of the box and Meteora back in it -- and everyone back to the safety of the playroom -- before they're all caught and frozen forever.

[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Does this sound familiar?]]

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''The Christmas Toy'' is a 1986 made-for-TV movie by The Jim Henson Company. It originally aired on ABC on December 6, 1986, and was sponsored by Kraft Foods. Originally introduced by Kermit The Frog, it was released on VHS format in 1993. In 2008 it was released on DVD. However, Kermit's appearance was edited out due to legal issues. It is currently being was shown occasionally on TheHub.

[[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] before that network's re-branding.

The story follows the idea that, even when no people are around to play with them, toys love to play so much that they will do it on their own. But since a toy will be frozen forever -- unable to come to life and move on their own -- if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again. It's up to Apple the Doll, whom Rugby supplanted as favorite toy, to tell him the truth. But Rugby won't believe her, and tries to get into the Christmas package -- only to release the ''current'' Christmas Toy: Meteora, Queen of the Asteroids. She's a warrior princess who doesn't know she's a toy and thinks she's landed among aliens. It's up to the other toys to get Rugby out of the box and Meteora back in it -- and everyone back to the safety of the playroom -- before they're all caught and frozen forever.

forever. [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Does this sound familiar?]]familiar?]]

Eight years later, the special was [[RecycledTheSeries recycled]] as ''Secret Life of Toys''. It lasted 13 episodes (with a TwoShorts format) and retained some of the special's performers.



* BatmanGambit: Rugby gets Meteora to return to her box by playing to her ego.
-->"That box is a one-way ticket to the fame and glory you deserve."



* DidntSeeThatComing: When the toys point out to Rugby that he'll be frozen forever if Jamie finds him in Meteora's box instead of where she left him, all he can say is, "Oops."



* TheFaceless: The parents are only ever seen from the waist down. Apparently a common trope for [[MuppetBabies Henson productions]].
* FantasticRacism: All of the other toys look down on Mew -- often reminding him that he's "just a cat toy." It doesn't help that toys hate the scent of catnip.
* TheGhost: Molly, the eldest, is never seen, only heard.

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* TheFaceless: The parents are only ever seen shown from the waist down. Apparently a common trope for [[MuppetBabies Henson productions]].
* FantasticRacism: All of the other toys look down on Mew -- Mew, with Rugby often reminding him that he's "just a cat toy." It doesn't help that toys hate the scent of catnip.
* TheGhost: Molly,
catnip. Towards the eldest, is never seen, only heard.end, Belmont's also against risking themselves just to save Mew.



* {{Irony}}: Rugby (a toy that's a cat) doesn't care for Mew (a toy for cats).



* JerkAssRealization: Rugby only realizes how much of a jerk he was to Mew after Mew becomes frozen. Rugby tearfully apologizes to Mew, and is about to leave when Mew wakes up.

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* JerkAssRealization: JerkassRealization: Rugby only realizes how much of a jerk he was to Mew after Mew becomes frozen. Rugby tearfully apologizes to Mew, and is about to leave when Mew wakes up.



* {{Masquerade}}
* NeverSayDie: Toys caught out of place are "frozen forever" and consigned to a 'graveyard' in the corner of the playroom. Even though it's never ''called'' death, it's clearly the functional equivalent.

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* {{Masquerade}}
{{Masquerade}}: See above.
* MissedTheCall: PlayedForLaughs with the Barbie-like doll. She wants to help the other protagonists, but she gets caught up looking for the right outfit and never leaves her house. She finally finds the right outfit once everyone is back in the room.
* NeverSayDie: Toys caught out of place are "frozen forever" and consigned to a 'graveyard' in the corner of the playroom. Even though it's never ''called'' death, it's clearly the functional equivalent.equivalent [[spoiler:until the toys figure out how to revive them]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Rugby leaving the room kick-starts the whole plot. Opening Meteora's box just makes it worse.
* NotSoDifferent: Balthasar notes how hard it was for Apple to be replaced as favorite. Apple says that ''no one'' likes being replaced and the others nod along. Rugby about to experience what Apple already has is also a major plot point.


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* TheVoice: Molly, the eldest, is never seen, only heard.


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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Mew notes that Rugby is the closest thing he has to a friend among the toys.
28th Nov '15 12:42:21 PM jetsetter21$
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* JerkAssRealization: Rugby only realizes how much of a jerk he was to Mew after Mew becomes frozen. Rugby tearfully apologizes to Mew, and is about to leave when Mew wakes up.
10th Apr '15 1:43:24 AM Spindriver
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* WainscotSociety: The toys have their own society, albeit only when humans aren't watching.
4th Dec '14 10:40:00 PM Sheora
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* BrattyTeenagedDaughter: Molly is never seen, but her offscreen lines suggest her to be this.

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* BrattyTeenagedDaughter: BrattyTeenageDaughter: Molly is never seen, but her offscreen lines suggest her to be this.
4th Dec '14 10:36:03 PM Sheora
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* BrattyTeenagedDaughter: Molly is never seen, but her offscreen lines suggest her to be this.


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* TheGhost: Molly, the eldest, is never seen, only heard.


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* OhCrap: When Apple finally gets it through Rugby's head how dumb his plan is:
-->'''Apple''': Rugby, ''listen to me!'' If Meteora belongs in this box, then what do you think will happen to you when Jamie finds you here instead of on the floor where she left you??
-->'''Mew''': Rugby! You'll be frozen forever!
-->'''Belmont''': That's what I've been trying to tell you!
-->'''Rugby''': Whoops.
4th Dec '14 10:25:12 PM Sheora
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Rugby

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* ItsAllAboutMe: RugbyRugby sings a song about how awesome he is, which he reprises no less than ''twice.''
4th Dec '14 10:19:46 PM Sheora
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: If you want to see this movie as originally broadcast, good luck.
* LivingToys

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: If you want LivingToys: The toys come to see this movie as originally broadcast, good luck.
* LivingToys
life and continue to play after the humans have left the room.



* RecycledTheSeries: ''TheSecretLifeOfToys''. (An AlternateContinuity that replaces a few key characters and recasts some of the others.)
4th Dec '14 10:07:36 PM Sheora
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* TheBigGuy: Belmont, the rocking horse. He's by far the biggest toy in the playroom.
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