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10th Jun '16 6:45:01 PM Doug86
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* To commemorate a century from the beginning of the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne First World War]] and the [[TruthInTelevision Christmas Truce of December 1914]] (see "Real Life" section), British supermarket chain Sainsbury's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM 2014 Christmas advert]] was a short film focusing on two groups of British and German soldiers celebrating the brief moments of Christmas respite in the harsh, snowed-in trenches of the western front. There was also an accompanying [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s1YvnfcFVs featurette]] on the period context of the events and the making of the advert.

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* To commemorate a century from the beginning of the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI First World War]] and the [[TruthInTelevision Christmas Truce of December 1914]] (see "Real Life" section), British supermarket chain Sainsbury's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM 2014 Christmas advert]] was a short film focusing on two groups of British and German soldiers celebrating the brief moments of Christmas respite in the harsh, snowed-in trenches of the western front. There was also an accompanying [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s1YvnfcFVs featurette]] on the period context of the events and the making of the advert.
8th Jun '16 4:46:24 PM VoiceInTheWasteland
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--->'''Calendar Man:''' [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] was a saint compared to old Judge Harkness. Remember him, Batman? Gotham's HangingJudge, they called him. Even though the state had ruled me insane, Harkness swore he'd send me to the gallows. So you see, it was all a simple act of self-preservation. I could hardly be held responsible for strangling that street corner Santa Claus for his suit. I needed the disguise to sneak into the judge's Christmas Eve party. Harkness thought it was all in fun until "St. Nick'' caught him around the neck with a string of Christmas lights. The cops found him later, hanging from the elaborate light display of his own roof. Judgie almost looked like a cartoon himself alongside the comical reindeer, elves, and snowmen. I call that murder my "ChristmasSpecial".

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--->'''Calendar Man:''' [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] was a saint compared to old Judge Harkness. Remember him, Batman? Gotham's HangingJudge, they called him. Even though the state had ruled me insane, Harkness swore he'd send me to the gallows. So you see, it was all a simple act of self-preservation. I could hardly be held responsible for strangling that street corner Santa Claus for his suit. I needed the disguise to sneak into the judge's Christmas Eve party. Harkness thought it was all in fun until "St. Nick'' caught him around the neck with a string of Christmas lights. The cops found him later, hanging from the elaborate light display of his own roof. Judgie almost looked like a cartoon himself alongside the comical reindeer, elves, and snowmen. I call that murder my "ChristmasSpecial".
[[CrossesTheLineTwice "Christmas Special".]]
19th Dec '15 7:19:12 PM TheCuza
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** The ''Arkham'' incarnation of Calendar Man, who is much more dangerous than most (if not all) of his other incarnations, ensures that ''any'' Christmas in Gotham probably won't be ''that'' much [[LighterAndSofter lighter OR softer]] than the rest of the year. [[note]]Except possibly in the year ''Arkham Knight'' takes place, since he was feeling that his usual antics were getting a bit stale, so he made a New Years resolution to not strike on any major holidays that year and strike on more obscure ones instead.[[/note]]
--->'''Calendar Man:''' [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] was a saint compared to old Judge Harkness. Remember him, Batman? Gotham's HangingJudge, they called him. Even though the state had ruled me insane, Harkness swore he'd send me to the gallows. So you see, it was all a simple act of self-preservation. I could hardly be held responsible for strangling that street corner Santa Claus for his suit. I needed the disguise to sneak into the judge's Christmas Eve party. Harkness thought it was all in fun until "St. Nick'' caught him around the neck with a string of Christmas lights. The cops found him later, hanging from the elaborate light display of his own roof. Judgie almost looked like a cartoon himself alongside the comical reindeer, elves, and snowmen. I call that murder my "ChristmasSpecial".
12th Dec '15 6:21:25 AM ZemplinTemplar
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* To commemorate a century from the beginning of the First World War and the [[TruthInTelevision Christmas Truce of December 1914]] (see "Real Life" section), British supermarket chain Sainsbury's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM 2014 Christmas advert]] was a short film focusing on two groups of British and German soldiers celebrating the brief moments of Christmas respite in the harsh, snowed-in trenches of the western front.

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* To commemorate a century from the beginning of the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne First World War War]] and the [[TruthInTelevision Christmas Truce of December 1914]] (see "Real Life" section), British supermarket chain Sainsbury's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM 2014 Christmas advert]] was a short film focusing on two groups of British and German soldiers celebrating the brief moments of Christmas respite in the harsh, snowed-in trenches of the western front.
front. There was also an accompanying [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s1YvnfcFVs featurette]] on the period context of the events and the making of the advert.



* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a Christmas truce broke out. A Christmas tree was erected in the middle of the battlefield and the Entente and Central Powers forces gathered together to sing Christmas carols. There was music, dancing, hot drinks, and a few friendly games of soccer shared. For one day there were no soldiers, just young men celebrating Christmas. However, the soldiers were under orders to shoot enemy soldiers who tried starting this, and not everyone disobeyed. Even in places where this did happen, some people took the opportunity of taking a closer look at enemy trenches then they usually could.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a Christmas truce broke out.out, though only on the western front. A Christmas tree was erected in the middle of the battlefield and the Entente and Central Powers forces gathered together to sing Christmas carols. There was music, dancing, hot drinks, and a few friendly games of soccer shared. For one day there were no soldiers, just young men celebrating Christmas. However, the soldiers were under orders to shoot enemy soldiers who tried starting this, and not everyone disobeyed. Even in places where this did happen, some people took the opportunity of taking a closer look at enemy trenches then they usually could.
12th Dec '15 6:18:30 AM ZemplinTemplar
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* To commemorate a century from the beginning of the First World War and the [[TruthInTelevision Christmas Truce of December 1914]] (see "Real Life" section), British supermarket chain Sainsbury's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM 2014 Christmas advert]] was a short film focusing on two groups of British and German soldiers celebrating the brief moments of Christmas respite in the harsh, snowed-in trenches of the western front.
30th Mar '15 9:51:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Eureka}}'' has an episode like this.

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* ''{{Eureka}}'' ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' has an episode like this.
4th Jan '15 6:00:25 AM TheUnsquished
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* In the middle of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Daleks' Master Plan'', the Doctor and companions interrupt their saving [[TheEmpire the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire]] from [[BlackAndGrayMorality the Daleks]] for a ChristmasEpisode (the only missing ''Doctor Who'' episode ''confirmed'' by TheBBC to have no spare copies hidden in private collectors' hands or a foreign TV station).

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* In the middle of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Daleks' Master Plan'', the Doctor and companions interrupt their saving [[TheEmpire the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire]] from [[BlackAndGrayMorality the Daleks]] for a ChristmasEpisode (the only missing ''Doctor Who'' episode ''confirmed'' by TheBBC Creator/TheBBC to have no spare copies hidden in private collectors' hands or a foreign TV station).
21st Oct '14 12:00:22 PM DaibhidC
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** In the ''DC Comics Holiday Special 2008'', the Gotham P.D. appear in the story "A Day Without Sirens". The principle behind the Day Without Sirens is that over Christmas, nobody in Gotham is going to do anything that requires the police's attention. No-one on the force believes this is going to happen, and the story is Commissioner Gordon getting more on edge, and then checking the phones are working, and finally acknowledging that sometimes miracles do happen. And then it turns out Oracle had all the emergency calls redirected to her system, and has had Supergirl running all over town cleaning things up.
27th Aug '14 12:28:34 PM hbi2k
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* ''Anime/TheBigO'''s Christmas special starts out grim as usual. We have a blind girl whose caretaker brother is a garbageman by day, and musician by night. They are starving, barely able to afford food at all. Then a mad scientist leaves a biological weapon in the boy's tip jar and it turns out the "weapon" is a massive self-growing Christmas tree made to teach people to love nature and each other. While the tree grows, everyone hears the boy's music and he is discovered. It's implied that they'll never need to worry about money ever again. D'awww.

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* ''Anime/TheBigO'''s Christmas special starts out grim as usual. We have a blind girl whose caretaker brother is a garbageman by day, and musician by night. They are starving, barely able to afford food at all. Then a mad scientist leaves a biological weapon in the boy's tip jar and it turns out the "weapon" is a massive self-growing Christmas tree made to teach people to love nature and each other. While the tree grows, everyone hears the boy's music music, Roger and he is discovered. It's implied that they'll never need to worry about money ever again.Dorothy exchange presents and have an impromptu dance party, and it snows. D'awww.
3rd Jun '14 12:44:30 PM SteveMB
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* The Flash's subplot in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' ChristmasEpisode "Comfort and Joy" turns into this when the toy he was bringing to an orphanage gets wrecked in a battle with the Ultra-Humanite. The villain knocks Flash out... and then fixes the toy (modified to tell the story of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' instead of its usual rude noises and hip-hop), helps the Flash deliver it, and allows himself to be taken to jail.
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