History Main / HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas

17th Oct '16 4:44:32 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/TheJoker http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joke_stole_xmas.jpg]]]]

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9th Oct '16 10:03:22 AM Mullon
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* [[ImageBoards /co/]] has produced "How the [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] Stole Christmas" and "How [[GreenLantern Larfleeze]] Stole Christmas"
* [[ImageBoards /a/]] has produced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB01uKJbl0I How the]] [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Battler]] [[http://archive.easymodo.net/cgi-board.pl/a/thread/29016052 stole Witchmas]].

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* [[ImageBoards [[Website/FourChan /co/]] has produced "How the [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] Stole Christmas" and "How [[GreenLantern Larfleeze]] Stole Christmas"
* [[ImageBoards [[Website/FourChan /a/]] has produced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB01uKJbl0I How the]] [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Battler]] [[http://archive.easymodo.net/cgi-board.pl/a/thread/29016052 stole Witchmas]].
3rd Sep '16 10:40:41 PM Premonition45
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** Homer has stolen Christmas a few times, though he had good reasons...

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** Homer has stolen Christmas a few times, though he had good reasons...reasons. For example, in "Tis the Fifteenth Season":



** Mr. Burns is said to have stolen Christmas from 1981-1985.

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** In "The Old Man and the Lisa", [[NoodleIncident Mr. Burns is said to have stolen Christmas from 1981-1985.1981-1985]].
19th Aug '16 3:36:39 PM StFan
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** A minor example: "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks for the Memories]]" has Rainbow Dash trying to stop winter from coming so she can keep her pet turtle from hibernating. At one point she makes a face reminiscent of the Grinch's.

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** A minor example: "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks for the Memories]]" has Rainbow Dash trying to stop winter from coming so she can keep her pet turtle from hibernating. At one point she makes a face reminiscent of the Grinch's.
19th Aug '16 3:36:19 PM StFan
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** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]" is mostly YetAnotherChristmasCarol, but the start of Snowfall Frost's story is about her trying to ruin Hearth's Warming for everypony. It includes the aspect of stealing some strappings of the holiday, although in this case it's to use as components for her memory-erasing spell.

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** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]" is mostly YetAnotherChristmasCarol, but the start of Snowfall Frost's story is about her trying to ruin Hearth's Warming for everypony. It includes the aspect of stealing some strappings trappings of the holiday, although in this case it's to use as components for her memory-erasing spell.
19th Aug '16 3:32:33 PM StFan
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[[folder:Abridged Series]]
* The ChristmasEpisode of ''WebVideo/PrincessTutuAbridged'', entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKtbVMihglQ How Drosselmeyer Stole the Abridged Series]].
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAVxdJSJ3rE How the Thief King Stole Slavemas]].

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[[folder:Comedy]]
* The ChristmasEpisode Back when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of ''WebVideo/PrincessTutuAbridged'', entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKtbVMihglQ How Drosselmeyer the U.S. House of Representatives, the Music/CapitolSteps did "How the Ging-Grinch Stole the Abridged Series]].
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAVxdJSJ3rE How the Thief King Stole Slavemas]].
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[[folder:Fanworks]]
* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' fanfic: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2718340/1/How_the_Question_Stole_Christmas How the Question Stole Christmas]].
* The fanfilm [[http://www.theforce.net/fanfilms/shortfilms/howsithstole/index.asp How the Sith stole Christmas]].
* The fanfic ''FanFic/HowAkumaKickedChristmasAss''
* Parsee from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[http://walfas.org/flash/parsee_christmas.swf Steals]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qS1kqhhebw the Precious Christmas]].
* How [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Battler]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB01uKJbl0I Stole Witchmas]].
* From''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/236743/this-holiday-is-going-to-be-perfect This Holiday is Going to be Perfect]], whose sole chapter is known as "How Chrysalis stole Hearth's Warming Eve".

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[[folder:Fanworks]]
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* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' fanfic: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2718340/1/How_the_Question_Stole_Christmas How ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' did one where Jason wrote a story casting his mother as "Mrs. Grinch", a cheapskate who wouldn't buy expensive enough presents for the Question Stole Christmas]].
* The fanfilm [[http://www.theforce.net/fanfilms/shortfilms/howsithstole/index.asp How
"Kids down in Kidville". Instead, she replaces all the Sith stole Christmas]].
* The fanfic ''FanFic/HowAkumaKickedChristmasAss''
* Parsee from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[http://walfas.org/flash/parsee_christmas.swf Steals]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qS1kqhhebw the Precious Christmas]].
* How [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Battler]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB01uKJbl0I Stole Witchmas]].
* From''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/236743/this-holiday-is-going-to-be-perfect This Holiday is Going to be Perfect]], whose sole chapter is known as "How Chrysalis stole Hearth's Warming Eve".
cool game consoles with [[LethalChef nutritious health bars]].



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[[folder: Live Action [[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' fanfic: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2718340/1/How_the_Question_Stole_Christmas How the Question Stole Christmas]].
* The fan film [[http://www.theforce.net/fanfilms/shortfilms/howsithstole/index.asp How the Sith stole Christmas]].
* The fanfic ''FanFic/HowAkumaKickedChristmasAss''
* Parsee from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[http://walfas.org/flash/parsee_christmas.swf Steals]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qS1kqhhebw the Precious Christmas]].
* How [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Battler]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB01uKJbl0I Stole Witchmas]].
* From''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/236743/this-holiday-is-going-to-be-perfect This Holiday is Going to be Perfect]], whose sole chapter is known as "How Chrysalis stole Hearth's Warming Eve".
* The ChristmasEpisode of ''WebVideo/PrincessTutuAbridged'', entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKtbVMihglQ How Drosselmeyer Stole the Abridged Series]].
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAVxdJSJ3rE How the Thief King Stole Slavemas]].
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* * ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' did one where Jason wrote a story casting his mother as "Mrs. Grinch", a cheapskate who wouldn't buy expensive enough presents for the "Kids down in Kidville". Instead, she replaces all the cool game consoles with [[LethalChef nutritious health bars]].
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Back when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Music/CapitolSteps did "How the Ging-Grinch Stole Congress."

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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Back when Newt Gingrich was Speaker There are two instances of this in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend Holiday Star'', and neither completely follows this trope. In ''The Christmas Thieves'', [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Miru and Kaku]] steal trees, assaulting people and blowing things up to get to them. They aren't very bright and don't think at all about what impact this might have, they just ''really'' want all the trappings. This is Japan, where Christmas is more of a romantic holiday than taken seriously; the Buddhist main character doesn't think very highly of the U.S. House of Representatives, holiday but scolds the Music/CapitolSteps did "How twins, saying that plenty of people like it and it's mean to ruin their fun.
** Legumentines, in-universe, is a descendant of Valentines in which beans are exchanged. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Tohri]] decides to ruin it out of spite - no one gave ''him'' any beans! how dare people have fun without him! - and decides to buy up all
the Ging-Grinch Stole Congress."beans the day before the holiday to prevent anyone else from having them. He's stopped halfway through when someone gives him "courtesy beans".



[[folder:VisualNovels]]
* There are two instances of this in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend Holiday Star'', and neither completely follows this trope. In ''The Christmas Thieves'', [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Miru and Kaku]] steal trees, assaulting people and blowing things up to get to them. They aren't very bright and don't think at all about what impact this might have, they just ''really'' want all the trappings. This is Japan, where Christmas is more of a romantic holiday than taken seriously; the Buddhist main character doesn't think very highly of the holiday but scolds the twins, saying that plenty of people like it and it's mean to ruin their fun.
** Legumentines, in-universe, is a descendant of Valentines in which beans are exchanged. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Tohri]] decides to ruin it out of spite - no one gave ''him'' any beans! how dare people have fun without him! - and decides to buy up all the beans the day before the holiday to prevent anyone else from having them. He's stopped halfway through when someone gives him "courtesy beans".
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[[folder:VisualNovels]]
* There are two instances of this in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend Holiday Star'', and neither completely follows this trope. In ''The Christmas Thieves'', [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Miru and Kaku]] steal trees, assaulting people and blowing things up to get to them. They aren't very bright and don't think at all about what impact this might have, they just ''really'' want all the trappings. This is Japan, where Christmas is more of a romantic holiday than taken seriously; the Buddhist main character doesn't think very highly of the holiday but scolds the twins, saying that plenty of people like it and it's mean to ruin their fun.
** Legumentines, in-universe, is a descendant of Valentines in which beans are exchanged. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Tohri]] decides to ruin it out of spite - no one gave ''him'' any beans! how dare people have fun without him! - and decides to buy up all the beans the day before the holiday to prevent anyone else from having them. He's stopped halfway through when someone gives him "courtesy beans".
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[[folder:Web Comics]]



* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has a [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=255 take]].
** And in-universe, he pulls that stunt every year. Enough that the other villains rob his house, knowing that he'll be gone.

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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has a [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=255 take]].
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take]]. And in-universe, he pulls that stunt every year. Enough that the other villains rob his house, knowing that he'll be gone.



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* Homer from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has stolen Christmas a few times, though he had good reasons...
-->'''Homer''': You're a smart one, Homer J.,\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has stolen Christmas a few times, though he had good reasons...
-->'''Homer''': You're --->'''Homer:''' ''You're a smart one, Homer J.,\\



And just a little drunk!

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And just a little drunk!drunk!''



* There was [[ShowWithinAShow one short TV parody]] called "How the Grinchy-Poo Stole Christmas!" from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!" Also some characters from the episodes "Cartmanland" and "Woodland Critter Christmas" parody some [[IncrediblyLamePun "lines"]] they borrowed from ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
* From 2002 to 2005, {{Nickelodeon}} ran a series of shorts parodying the classic 1960s Christmas specials with the Nicktoon characters every December. One segment, titled ''How the You-Know-Who Stole the You-Know-What!'', featured Angelica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', as "Grinchelica", stealing all the candy from the other Nicktoon characters.

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* There was [[ShowWithinAShow one short TV parody]] called "How the Grinchy-Poo Stole Christmas!" from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!" Also some characters from the episodes "Cartmanland" and "Woodland Critter Christmas" parody some [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} "lines"]] they borrowed from ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
* From 2002 to 2005, {{Nickelodeon}} Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} ran a series of shorts parodying the classic 1960s Christmas specials with the Nicktoon characters every December. One segment, titled ''How the You-Know-Who Stole the You-Know-What!'', featured Angelica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', as "Grinchelica", stealing all the candy from the other Nicktoon characters.



* Dr. Claw of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' once tried to steal all of the toys from SantaClaus before he could deliver them on Christmas Eve.
* A minor example: The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' "Tanks for the Memories" has Rainbow Dash trying to stop winter from coming so she can keep her pet turtle from hibernating. At one point she makes a face reminiscent of the Grinch's.

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* Dr. Claw of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' once tried tries to steal all of the toys from SantaClaus before he could deliver them on Christmas Eve.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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A minor example: The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' "Tanks "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks for the Memories" Memories]]" has Rainbow Dash trying to stop winter from coming so she can keep her pet turtle from hibernating. At one point she makes a face reminiscent of the Grinch's.Grinch's.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]" is mostly YetAnotherChristmasCarol, but the start of Snowfall Frost's story is about her trying to ruin Hearth's Warming for everypony. It includes the aspect of stealing some strappings of the holiday, although in this case it's to use as components for her memory-erasing spell.



10th Aug '16 9:02:54 AM Morgenthaler
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10th Aug '16 9:02:34 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Jul '16 7:24:55 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* [[http://www.bathhistoricalsociety.org How the Stephen Stole Christmas]]


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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'' Thurgood becomes a repo man so he can earn enough money to buy his wife the computer she's been wanting. Right at the time many of the residents in The Projects had stopped paying bills on their new purchases so his job becomes easy.
15th May '16 5:05:47 AM ClatoLawa
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* A ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode entitled "How Lily Stole Christmas." Narrator Ted, relating the story to his teenaged children, [[NarrativeProfanityFilter substitutes "grinch"]] for "[[CountryMatters A Very Bad Word]]." Lily, upset over being called a c---, takes away all the Christmas decorations.

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* A ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode entitled "How Lily Stole Christmas." Narrator Ted, relating the story to his teenaged children, [[NarrativeProfanityFilter substitutes "grinch"]] for "[[CountryMatters A Very Bad Word]]." Lily, upset over being called a c---, takes away all the Christmas decorations. At this point, Ted actually does call her a grinch.
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