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19th May '16 8:33:22 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} once had to intervene when a burglar disguised as Santa broke into the apartment of his neighbor Bambi. Spidey prevents him from shooting her, then loses the burglar after he gets stopped by a someone completely off page except for his very Santa-like boots. The next day, the burglar had confessed to the police and was also distributing handmade toys.

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* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan once had to intervene when a burglar disguised as Santa broke into the apartment of his neighbor Bambi. Spidey prevents him from shooting her, then loses the burglar after he gets stopped by a someone completely off page except for his very Santa-like boots. The next day, the burglar had confessed to the police and was also distributing handmade toys.
11th May '16 2:50:29 PM margdean56
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* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} once had to intervene when a burglar disguised as Santa broke into the apartment of his neighbor Bambi. Spidey prevents him from shooting her, then loses the burglar after he gets stopped by a someone completely off page except for his very Santa-like boots. The next day. the burglar had confessed to the police and was also distributing handmade toys.

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* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} once had to intervene when a burglar disguised as Santa broke into the apartment of his neighbor Bambi. Spidey prevents him from shooting her, then loses the burglar after he gets stopped by a someone completely off page except for his very Santa-like boots. The next day. day, the burglar had confessed to the police and was also distributing handmade toys.



* Related to the above version, in the Nordic countries there's a legend of the Knut Goat (with a variety of spellings and names) which precedes St. Nicholas and possibly even Christmas. He was represented by chosen people wearing a goat mask and a fur coat wrong way round, travelling from house to another after the midwinter festival, demanding remains of the feast foods as an offering, or risk bad luck the following year, and scare bad children with all sorts of dreadful punishments. As Santa Claus became introduced in the North, these two characters often intersected; a goat-headed scary Santa wasn't an uncommon sight, and later on Knut Goat was perceived more as his evil twin. The custom is struggling, but still not quite dead in some regions of Finland and Sweden.

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* Related to the above version, in the Nordic countries there's a legend of the Knut Goat (with a variety of spellings and names) which precedes St. Nicholas and possibly even Christmas. He was represented by chosen people wearing a goat mask and a fur coat wrong way round, travelling from one house to another after the midwinter festival, demanding remains of the feast foods as an offering, or risk bad luck the following year, and scare scaring bad children with all sorts of dreadful punishments. As Santa Claus became introduced in the North, these two characters often intersected; a goat-headed scary Santa wasn't an uncommon sight, and later on Knut Goat was perceived more as his evil twin. The custom is struggling, but still not quite dead in some regions of Finland and Sweden.



* In relation to the Swedish Santa traditions, in Sweden Santa Claus is referred to as Jultomten, literally the Yule Tomte. A ''tomte'' (or a Nisse) is a Scandinavian spirit dating back to pre-Christian times which was perceived as the guardian spirit or personification of a farm, the word is derived from the word tomt which means real property. It was said to punish lazy farmers and people who where cruel to the farm animals and demanded sacrifices in forms of porridge. In Sweden, porridge is often put outside as a gift to the Yule Tomte. The tomte where known to inflict terrible vengeance on those who offended him.
** Offerings to the tomte was forbidden by the church due to its pagan origin. That did not kill the legend.

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* In relation to the Swedish Santa traditions, in Sweden Santa Claus is referred to as Jultomten, literally the Yule Tomte. A ''tomte'' (or a Nisse) is a Scandinavian spirit dating back to pre-Christian times which was perceived as the guardian spirit or personification of a farm, farm; the word is derived from the word tomt which means real property. It was said to punish lazy farmers and people who where were cruel to the farm animals animals, and demanded sacrifices in forms the form of porridge. In Sweden, porridge is often put outside as a gift to the Yule Tomte. The tomte where was known to inflict terrible vengeance on those who offended him.
** Offerings Offering to the tomte was forbidden by the church due to its pagan origin. That did not kill the legend.
10th May '16 4:10:45 AM Faberlich
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* A crazed mall Santa holds the employees of a suicide hotline hostage in the french movie ''Le Père Noël est une ordure'' aka ''Santa Claus is an asshole''. And yes: it's a Christmas classic.

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* A crazed mall Santa holds the employees of a suicide hotline hostage in the french movie ''Le Père Noël est une ordure'' aka ''Santa Claus is an asshole''. And yes: it's a Stinker''. It's a Christmas classic.classic in France.
5th May '16 7:40:45 PM aye_amber
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* When {{Flapjack}} finds out that a mysterious figure leaves combs in a small bowl near the port every time its filled with candy during the night, he dreams of a Santa Claus-like figure whose helpers distribute combs across the world. His dream becomes a nightmare when comb-Santa tells Flapjack he needs the comb he gave him to get the bugs out of his hair in a deep, hellish voice, revealing numerous insects crawling on Flapjack's head. Flapjack vainly tries to comb out the bugs in his hair while comb-santa laughs maniacally with visible sharpened teeth. This shocks Flapjack out of his nightmare.

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* When {{Flapjack}} WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack finds out that a mysterious figure leaves combs in a small bowl near the port every time its filled with candy during the night, he dreams of a Santa Claus-like figure whose helpers distribute combs across the world. His dream becomes a nightmare when comb-Santa tells Flapjack he needs the comb he gave him to get the bugs out of his hair in a deep, hellish voice, revealing numerous insects crawling on Flapjack's head. Flapjack vainly tries to comb out the bugs in his hair while comb-santa laughs maniacally with visible sharpened teeth. This shocks Flapjack out of his nightmare.
30th Mar '16 1:50:44 PM Briguy52748
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* ''[=WWF=] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match earlier in the month; another explanation is that Heenan lost a trivia contest a week earlier to Piper. Early on the Christmas broadcast, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult and mock the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but [[TemptingFate when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit]], Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. [[note]](At the time, there was an angle involving Piper and Heenan where Piper could not physically attack Heenan or else he would be fired as co-host of ''Prime Time'', which of course Heenan used to his fullest advantage.)[[/note]] For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real. [[note]]Even during his heel run several years earlier in the WWF, Piper considered Santa real, and a skit was even done that aired on the WWF's "Tuesday Night Titans" program.[[/note]]

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* ''[=WWF=] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled made to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match earlier in the month; another explanation is that Heenan lost a trivia contest a week earlier to Piper. Early on the Christmas broadcast, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult and mock the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but [[TemptingFate when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit]], Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. [[note]](At the time, there was an angle involving Piper and Heenan where Piper could not physically attack Heenan or else he would be fired as co-host of ''Prime Time'', which of course Heenan used to his fullest advantage.)[[/note]] For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real. [[note]]Even during his heel run several years earlier in the WWF, Piper considered Santa real, and a skit was even done that aired on the WWF's "Tuesday Night Titans" program.[[/note]]
30th Mar '16 6:11:04 AM Briguy52748
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* ''[=WWF=] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match earlier in the month; another explanation is that Heenan lost a trivia contest a week earlier to Piper. Early on the Christmas broadcast, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult and mock the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit, Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real. [[note]]Even during his heel run several years earlier in the WWF, Piper considered Santa real, and a skit was even done that aired on the WWF's "Tuesday Night Titans" program.[[/note]] The episode did come under criticism by some because of Heenan's anti-Santa comments while dressed as St. Nick (due to younger kids in the audience possibly considering this man -- even though it was clear it was Heenan -- to be ''the'' Santa), and perhaps aware of what might happen Monsoon and Piper did their best to reassure the children that this man was making comments that were completely out of line.

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* ''[=WWF=] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match earlier in the month; another explanation is that Heenan lost a trivia contest a week earlier to Piper. Early on the Christmas broadcast, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult and mock the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but [[TemptingFate when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit, outfit]], Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. [[note]](At the time, there was an angle involving Piper and Heenan where Piper could not physically attack Heenan or else he would be fired as co-host of ''Prime Time'', which of course Heenan used to his fullest advantage.)[[/note]] For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real. [[note]]Even during his heel run several years earlier in the WWF, Piper considered Santa real, and a skit was even done that aired on the WWF's "Tuesday Night Titans" program.[[/note]] [[/note]]
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The episode did come under criticism by some because of Heenan's anti-Santa comments while dressed as St. Nick (due ([[ThinkOfTheChildren due to younger kids in the audience audience]] possibly considering this man -- even though it was clear it was Heenan -- to be ''the'' Santa), and perhaps aware of what might happen Monsoon and Piper did their best to reassure the children that this man was making comments that were completely out of line.line. Piper beating up Heenan (while still having his red Santa coat and pants on) when he wouldn't shut up also was a point of criticism, again because [[ThinkOfTheChildren younger children in the audience who still considered this "Santa" to be ''the'' Santa]] and the image of their favorite Christmastime character being beaten to a pulp.
30th Mar '16 6:01:57 AM Briguy52748
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* ''[=WWF=] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match a week earlier; another explanation is that Heenan lost a trivia contest a week earlier to Piper. Early on the Christmas broadcast, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult and mock the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit, Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real. [[note]]Even during his heel run several years earlier in the WWF, Piper considered Santa real, and a skit was even done that aired on the WWF's "Tuesday Night Titans" program.[[/note]]

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* ''[=WWF=] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match a week earlier; earlier in the month; another explanation is that Heenan lost a trivia contest a week earlier to Piper. Early on the Christmas broadcast, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult and mock the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit, Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real. [[note]]Even during his heel run several years earlier in the WWF, Piper considered Santa real, and a skit was even done that aired on the WWF's "Tuesday Night Titans" program.[[/note]][[/note]] The episode did come under criticism by some because of Heenan's anti-Santa comments while dressed as St. Nick (due to younger kids in the audience possibly considering this man -- even though it was clear it was Heenan -- to be ''the'' Santa), and perhaps aware of what might happen Monsoon and Piper did their best to reassure the children that this man was making comments that were completely out of line.
30th Mar '16 5:53:39 AM Briguy52748
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* ''[[=WWF=]] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match a week earlier. Early in the show, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit, Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real.

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* ''[[=WWF=]] ''[=WWF=] Prime Time Wrestling'', on its December 25, 1989, broadcast (Christmas Day), saw BobbyHeenan compelled to dress as Santa Claus while co-hosting the show, this after one of Heenan's wrestlers, Rick Rude, lost to RoddyPiper in a match a week earlier. earlier; another explanation is that Heenan lost a trivia contest a week earlier to Piper. Early in on the show, Christmas broadcast, Heenan went along in the Christmas spirit, as Prime Time host Gorilla Monsoon (at the desk) and Piper (in an auxiliary studio) encouraged him. Eventually, Heenan grew tired of having to play nice and began to openly insult and mock the tradition of Christmas and Santa Claus, all this while dressed as Santa. Piper (and Monsoon) tried in vain to get Heenan to stop his tirade, but when Heenan said that Santa Claus wasn't real and began taking off his Santa outfit, Piper lost his temper and beat up Heenan. For Piper, it was personal, as he reflected back on his own impoverished childhood and Christmases where he got nothing and vowed that Santa was real. [[note]]Even during his heel run several years earlier in the WWF, Piper considered Santa real, and a skit was even done that aired on the WWF's "Tuesday Night Titans" program.[[/note]]
30th Mar '16 5:50:55 AM Briguy52748
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* Much like the Easter Bunny, background checks on potential mall/department store Santa Clauses are done by many (not all, unfortunately) civic groups and businesses specifically to avert this trope. The thought of "Santa" molesting a child while he/she sits on his lap -- remember, to the kids, that man '''''is''''' Santa Claus -- is unthinkable. Certainly, while very seldom has something happened, it is not unheard of.
29th Mar '16 8:30:00 PM Adept
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* Parodied in the {{Tobuscus}} video, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=KfesQVww8kU Paranormal Nativity.]]

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* Parodied in the {{Tobuscus}} Creator/{{Tobuscus}} video, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=KfesQVww8kU Paranormal Nativity.]]
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