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25th Mar '18 11:09:10 AM AmuckCricetine
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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', it snows in Sunnydale, California after a forecast of sunny with temperatures in the high 70s Fahrenheit. Why? Because Buffy was trying to convince Angel not to kill himself by sunlight, and they needed a ChristmasMiracle to save him from death-by-sunlight. This on a show with DevilButNoGod. Of course, years later it's revealed a prime candidate for who saved him was [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jasmine]] whose motives were hardly purely benevolent. Or maybe [[WellIntentionedExtremist her motives]] were a bit ''too'' [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans benevolent]]...

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E10Amends Amends]]", it snows in Sunnydale, California after a forecast of sunny with temperatures in the high 70s Fahrenheit. Why? Because Buffy was trying to convince Angel not to kill himself by sunlight, and they needed a ChristmasMiracle to save him from death-by-sunlight. This on a show with DevilButNoGod. Of course, years later it's revealed a prime candidate for who saved him was [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jasmine]] whose motives were hardly purely benevolent. Or maybe [[WellIntentionedExtremist her motives]] were a bit ''too'' [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans benevolent]]...
19th Dec '17 1:05:07 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' had an episode titled, appropriately enough, "The Miracle of Christmas". In it, the VictimOfTheWeek is an orphan who anonymously leaves Christmas presents at his old orphanage as an apology for being a wild child. Naturally, the villains destroy his presents in an attempt to drive him over the DespairEventHorizon. Wizard [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind dives into the man's Underworld]] and defeats the MonsterOfTheWeek...then turns around and sees Santa Claus. Santa gives Wizard a magic ring which fixes the destroyed presents, letting the man continue his annual gift-giving, only for him to get caught by the orphanage's owner and reconciling with him.
11th Dec '17 8:32:57 AM Antigone3
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* Parodied in ''Film/DieHard'': Theo, the hacker/tech guy, tells BigBad Hans Gruber that while he can get through the first six locks on the vault, the seventh one can't be cut locally. Hans tells him, "Relax...It's Christmas, the time for miracles." Later, the Feds cuts power to the building and the safe's FailOpen protocol opens the vault automatically. Gruber then tells him, "You asked for a miracle, I give you the F.B.I."

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* Parodied in ''Film/DieHard'': Theo, the hacker/tech guy, tells BigBad Hans Gruber that while he can get through the first six locks on the vault, the seventh one can't be cut locally. Hans tells him, "Relax...It's Christmas, the time for miracles." Later, the Feds cuts power to the building and the safe's FailOpen Fail Open protocol opens the vault automatically. Gruber then tells him, "You asked for a miracle, I give you the F.B.I."
16th Aug '17 11:39:11 AM snichols1973
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] for [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian dictator]] Nicolae Ceaucescu and his wife, Elena, when the government protestors took to the streets to denounce Ceauceascu's re-election for another five-year term as leader of the Romanian Communist Party. The Ceaucescus were tried on December 25 by Romania's provisional National Salvation Front government, for charges including illegal gathering of wealth and genocide, and executed by firing squad on Christmas Day.
5th Jun '17 8:44:42 AM Piterpicher
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* In the book ''Christmas's legends'' by Georges Lenôtre, ''Branche d'or'' ("Golden branch") is a novel BasedOnATrueStory. In France in December 1795 (and during the TheFrenchRevolution), a bunch of republicans soldiers capture a "chouan" or royalist [[LaResistance resistant]], nicknamed Golden branch. They make no mystery that the guy will be executed by the very next day...Except [[DidIMentionItsChristmas it's Christmas night]], as bells ringing at midnight reminds them. The soldiers begin to feel nostalgic, and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter to tell to each other their Christmas childhood's memories.]] When asked if he have a family, Golden branch [[ManlyTears burst into tears]], and embarrassed soldiers finally let him go.

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* In the book ''Christmas's legends'' by Georges Lenôtre, ''Branche d'or'' ("Golden branch") is a novel BasedOnATrueStory. In France in December 1795 (and during the TheFrenchRevolution), UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution), a bunch of republicans soldiers capture a "chouan" or royalist [[LaResistance resistant]], nicknamed Golden branch. They make no mystery that the guy will be executed by the very next day...Except [[DidIMentionItsChristmas it's Christmas night]], as bells ringing at midnight reminds them. The soldiers begin to feel nostalgic, and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter to tell to each other their Christmas childhood's memories.]] When asked if he have a family, Golden branch [[ManlyTears burst into tears]], and embarrassed soldiers finally let him go.
9th Dec '16 8:30:47 AM thewhitefairy
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* In the book ''Christmas's legends'' by Georges Lenôtre, ''Branche d'or'' ("Golden branch") is a novel BasedOnATrueStory. In France in December 1795 (and during the TheFrenchRevolution), a bunch of republicans soldiers capture a "chouan" or royalist [[LaResistance resistant]], nicknamed Golden branch. They make no mystery that the guy will be executed by the very next day...Except [[DidIMentionItsChristmas it's Christmas night]], as bells ringings at midnight reminds them. The soldiers are beginning to feel nostalgic, and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter to tell to each other their Christmas childhood's memories.]] When asked if he have a family, Golden branch [[ManlyTears burst into tears]], and embarrassed soldiers finally let him go.

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* In the book ''Christmas's legends'' by Georges Lenôtre, ''Branche d'or'' ("Golden branch") is a novel BasedOnATrueStory. In France in December 1795 (and during the TheFrenchRevolution), a bunch of republicans soldiers capture a "chouan" or royalist [[LaResistance resistant]], nicknamed Golden branch. They make no mystery that the guy will be executed by the very next day...Except [[DidIMentionItsChristmas it's Christmas night]], as bells ringings ringing at midnight reminds them. The soldiers are beginning soldiers begin to feel nostalgic, and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter to tell to each other their Christmas childhood's memories.]] When asked if he have a family, Golden branch [[ManlyTears burst into tears]], and embarrassed soldiers finally let him go.
9th Dec '16 5:14:55 AM thewhitefairy
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* In the book ''Christmas's legends'' by Georges Lenôtre, ''Branche d'or'' (Golden branch)is a novel BasedOnATrueStory. In France in December 1795 (and during the TheFrenchRevolution) a bunch of republicans soldiers capture a "chouan" or royalist [[LaResistance resistant]], nicknamed Golden branch. They make no mystery that the guy will be executed the very next day...Except [[DidIMentionItsChristmas it's Christmas night]], as bells ringings at midnight reminds them. The soldiers are beginning to feel nostalgic, and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter to tell to each other their Christmas childhood's memories.]] When asked if he have a family, Golden branch [[ManlyTears burst into tears]], and embarrassed soldiers finally let him go.

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* In the book ''Christmas's legends'' by Georges Lenôtre, ''Branche d'or'' (Golden branch)is ("Golden branch") is a novel BasedOnATrueStory. In France in December 1795 (and during the TheFrenchRevolution) TheFrenchRevolution), a bunch of republicans soldiers capture a "chouan" or royalist [[LaResistance resistant]], nicknamed Golden branch. They make no mystery that the guy will be executed by the very next day...Except [[DidIMentionItsChristmas it's Christmas night]], as bells ringings at midnight reminds them. The soldiers are beginning to feel nostalgic, and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter to tell to each other their Christmas childhood's memories.]] When asked if he have a family, Golden branch [[ManlyTears burst into tears]], and embarrassed soldiers finally let him go.
9th Dec '16 5:12:50 AM thewhitefairy
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* In the book ''Christmas's legends'' by Georges Lenôtre, ''Branche d'or'' (Golden branch)is a novel BasedOnATrueStory. In France in December 1795 (and during the TheFrenchRevolution) a bunch of republicans soldiers capture a "chouan" or royalist [[LaResistance resistant]], nicknamed Golden branch. They make no mystery that the guy will be executed the very next day...Except [[DidIMentionItsChristmas it's Christmas night]], as bells ringings at midnight reminds them. The soldiers are beginning to feel nostalgic, and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter to tell to each other their Christmas childhood's memories.]] When asked if he have a family, Golden branch [[ManlyTears burst into tears]], and embarrassed soldiers finally let him go.
25th Jun '16 3:54:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': Hilariously subverted in a comic where a [[DrivenToSuicide distraught young woman is about to jump off a bridge]] after a rain of misery that day, but then Santa Claus shows up and promises that when she returns home, her house is no longer burned down, she has her old job back, and her boyfriend (who ran off with her best friend) is waiting for her. He asks for a blowjob, and she returns the favor. After asking her how old she is, he walks off while muttering "27? Aren't you too old to believe in fairytales?".
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25th Jun '16 3:47:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Conquest of Space'' (1955). The first expedition to Mars has the water tanks rupture during a crash-landing, which means no baths for a year in order to preserve their supply until the planetary alignment is right for them to return to Earth. On Christmas Day everyone is suffering from CabinFever as a result, until it starts snowing, providing all the water they need.

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* ''Conquest of Space'' ''Film/ConquestOfSpace'' (1955). The first expedition to Mars has the water tanks rupture during a crash-landing, which means no baths for a year in order to preserve their supply until the planetary alignment is right for them to return to Earth. On Christmas Day everyone is suffering from CabinFever as a result, until it starts snowing, providing all the water they need.
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