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27th Jan '18 9:20:33 PM Jeduthun
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Compare MessianicArchetype and CrucifiedHeroShot for the other half of the UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}-analog.

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Compare MessianicArchetype and CrucifiedHeroShot for the other half of the UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}-analog. Bonus points if the StarOfBethlehem and/or TheThreeWiseMen show up.
27th Jan '18 9:14:27 PM Jeduthun
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It's Christmas Eve and you are a heavily pregnant woman. Luckily, your due date is still a few weeks away, leaving you free to go out and enjoy the celebrations ... but wait! Before the night is over you ''will'' end up in a stable, on the steps of a church or a similarly [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic location]], giving birth as the clock strikes midnight. And don't be surprised if there are shepherds nearby or a star overhead.

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It's Christmas Eve and you are a heavily pregnant woman. Luckily, your due date is still a few weeks away, leaving you free to go out and enjoy the celebrations ... but wait! Before the night is over you ''will'' end up in a stable, on the steps of a church or a similarly [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic location]], giving birth as the clock strikes midnight. And don't be surprised if there are shepherds nearby or [[StarOfBethlehem a star overhead.
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12th Dec '17 12:10:04 PM Chabal2
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* One of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' series Christmas specials had a twisted take on the Nativity plot, featuring murder and mobsters.

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* One of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' series Christmas specials had a twisted take on the Nativity plot, featuring murder and mobsters. To elaborate: A mob boss emerges from his hiding place for the first time in years to get his pregnant wife to the hospital. A rival sends his mooks to kill them all (husband, wife and child). The mooks don't know which baby is which in the maternity ward, so one reluctantly kills them all. ''Then'' the couple show up, still pregnant. The remorseful mook's agonizing realization that he just murdered a roomful of babies for nothing is mercifully cut short (along with his life) by the Punisher. He leads the couple outside and into a stable to hide from the mobsters, and of course she goes into contractions. Frank delivers the baby (having had to do so once in Vietnam), and since this is the Punisher we're talking about, shoots the father (he ''was'' a mob boss, and not the friendly neighborhood version), then the mother (who had her daughter's boyfriend emasculated before killing him). Frank ends up leaving the baby on a church doorstep with a small fortune and a note asking the priest (who showed up at the beginning giving a drunken nihilistic rant) to raise the kid to believe in something.
30th Nov '17 11:22:16 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ThreeGodfathers'': Three bank robbers come across a woman giving birth in the desert, and have to take the baby when the mother dies. William likens the three of them to the Three Wise Men. It's Christmastime, and they're protecting a newborn baby. They wind up following a star. The star finally leads Robert and the baby to safety, in a town called New Jerusalem.
23rd Nov '17 11:38:10 PM DrOO7
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* In a YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode of ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', aside from her adventures regarding the first trope, Dr. Mike also has to contend with this one, as she has to assist the pregnant female half of a young couple who has run off and eloped to escape their disapproving families, and have conveniently taken refuge in a stable.

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* In a YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode of ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', aside from her adventures regarding the first trope, Dr. Mike also has to contend with this one, as she has to assist the pregnant female half of a young couple who has have run off and eloped to escape their disapproving families, and have conveniently taken refuge in a stable.stable.
* ''Series/{{ER}}'''s Jing Mei Chen gives birth on Christmas Eve, to the child she intends to give up for adoption.
25th Oct '17 6:09:05 AM RicPot
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* In the Christmas episode of ''Series/{{Cuckoo}}'', Lorna finds out she's pregnant despite the fact that (as far as she knows) her husband has had a vasectomy. There's numerous {{Allusion}}s to the bible story in the episode.
13th Jun '17 11:57:24 PM jamespolk
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* The 1945 theatrical short "Star in the Night" used this as its main story.

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* The 1945 theatrical short "Star in the Night" ''Film/StarInTheNight'' used this as its main story.story. Three cowboys bearing gifts, a man named "Jose Santos" and his heavily pregnant wife "Maria" who have to sleep in the barn because there's no room at the motel...
9th Jun '17 10:35:12 PM nombretomado
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* In MikeRoyko's humorous column "Mary and Joe: Chicago Style," the Nativity is set in 1960s [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], where there's no room for a poor couple from out of town in any of the city's social services. Joseph gets locked up for vagrancy, and Mary gets treated for postpartum delusion when she mentions who her baby's father is. Meanwhile, the Magi are mistaken for hippies and detained for illegal possession of gold and suspicious herbs.

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* In MikeRoyko's humorous column "Mary and Joe: Chicago Style," the Nativity is set in 1960s [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, where there's no room for a poor couple from out of town in any of the city's social services. Joseph gets locked up for vagrancy, and Mary gets treated for postpartum delusion when she mentions who her baby's father is. Meanwhile, the Magi are mistaken for hippies and detained for illegal possession of gold and suspicious herbs.
14th Mar '17 10:18:58 PM DustSnitch
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Basically, when a character gives birth on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day in a direct imitation of the Nativity. May be used as the high point of a ChristmasEpisode or the dramatic conclusion to a pregnancy storyline.

Compare MessianicArchetype and CrucifiedHeroShot for the other half of the Jesus-analog.

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Basically, when a character gives birth on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day in a direct imitation of the Nativity.Nativity as lined out in Literature/TheFourGospels. May be used as the high point of a ChristmasEpisode or the dramatic conclusion to a pregnancy storyline.

Compare MessianicArchetype and CrucifiedHeroShot for the other half of the Jesus-analog.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}-analog.



* In ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'', the Nativity is sent up anachronistically, like many other Bible stories included in the play. One of the Wise Men quips that it's tough luck for a child receiving presents that his birthday falls on Christmas. When {{Jesus}} is finally born, they sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" to him.

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* In ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'', the Nativity is sent up anachronistically, like many other Bible stories included in the play. One of the Wise Men quips that it's tough luck for a child receiving presents that his birthday falls on Christmas. When {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} is finally born, they sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" to him.
10th Nov '16 11:04:37 PM Pamina
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* Hiccup from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' already embodies the MessianicArchetype in a number of ways, but Hiccup was born not just as a hiccup (small, sickly and weak), but ''prematurely'' as well, making his manger metaphorical. It's nothing short of a miracle that he survived to adulthood in those times, ''especially'' when his village was attached by massive, flying monsters of varying shapes and sizes on a near-daily basis.

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* Hiccup from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' already embodies the MessianicArchetype in a number of ways, but Hiccup was born not just as a hiccup (small, sickly and weak), but ''prematurely'' as well, making his manger metaphorical. It's nothing short of a miracle that he survived to adulthood in those times, ''especially'' when his village was attached attacked by massive, flying monsters of varying shapes and sizes on a near-daily basis.
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