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8th Jul '16 10:48:15 AM Pichu-kun
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* Jasmine from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is so young and naive that she believes Christianity revolves around Santa instead of Jesus and thinks Christmas is exclusively about Santa.

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* Jasmine Jazmine from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is so young and naive that she believes Christianity revolves around Santa instead of Jesus and thinks Christmas is exclusively about Santa.
8th Jul '16 10:13:51 AM Pichu-kun
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8th Jul '16 9:58:35 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', all the holidays are in their secular forms, though, interestingly, Jack ''does'' refer to God offhandedly twice in "Poor Jack".
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* The ''{{Peanuts}}'' special ''It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown'' is an actual Easter example. ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' nicely subverts this: Snoopy is only concerned with winning a house decoration contest, Lucy is more concerned with getting a nice tree than with the Christmas pageant, and Charlie angsts about how commercialized Christmas has become (in TheSixties, mind you). Later on, Linus reminds the whole gang about the holiday's true meaning by [[Literature/TheBible reciting part of the second chapter of Luke]], in which the shepherds learn of Jesus's birth. This is actually what makes the show a classic -- by going back to the real meaning of Christmas, it stood out in an increasingly commercialized world.
** [[Main/{{Irony}} Ironically]], it's now possible to decorate your house entirely with Peanuts-themed Christmas merchandise, including an entire line of plastic figures recreating the deeply spiritual moments of the special, and even a [[ComicallyMissingThePoint plastic replica of the tree]] that Charlie Brown picked out specifically because it was the [[AluminumChristmasTrees only real tree in the lot]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
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The ''{{Peanuts}}'' special ''It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown'' is an actual Easter example. ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' nicely subverts this: Snoopy is only concerned with winning a house decoration contest, Lucy is more concerned with getting a nice tree than with the Christmas pageant, and Charlie angsts about how commercialized Christmas has become (in TheSixties, mind you). Later on, Linus reminds the whole gang about the holiday's true meaning by [[Literature/TheBible reciting part of the second chapter of Luke]], in which the shepherds learn of Jesus's birth. This is actually what makes the show a classic -- by going back to the real meaning of Christmas, it stood out in an increasingly commercialized world.
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world. [[Main/{{Irony}} Ironically]], it's now possible to decorate your house entirely with Peanuts-themed Christmas merchandise, including an entire line of plastic figures recreating the deeply spiritual moments of the special, and even a [[ComicallyMissingThePoint plastic replica of the tree]] that Charlie Brown picked out specifically because it was the [[AluminumChristmasTrees only real tree in the lot]].



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' plays this straight by making Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo, a Christmas Spirit in the vein of WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman. There is an Easter Episode wherein the secret message behind the Easter Bunny, hidden from you by [[CorruptChurch the eeevul Vatican]], is uncovered.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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plays this straight by making Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo, a Christmas Spirit in the vein of WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman. There is an Easter Episode wherein the secret message behind the Easter Bunny, hidden from you by [[CorruptChurch the eeevul Vatican]], is uncovered.



* ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' featured "Juniper's Egg-Cellent Adventure". Here Easter is all about eggs.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', all the holidays are in their secular forms, though, interestingly, Jack ''does'' refer to God offhandedly twice in "Poor Jack".

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* ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' featured "Juniper's Egg-Cellent Adventure". Here Easter is all about eggs.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', all the holidays are in their secular forms, though, interestingly, Jack ''does'' refer to God offhandedly twice in "Poor Jack".
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* Jasmine from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is so young and naive that she believes Christianity revolves around Santa instead of Jesus and thinks Christmas is exclusively about Santa.
8th Jul '16 12:09:08 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'', the Gods have a Christmas market. Yes, you read that right - the series' CrossoverCosmology cast puts together a Christmas market. Apollo makes ''melting'' Santa candles. [[AccidentalNightmareFuel Yeah]].
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9th Jun '16 6:35:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''{{Peanuts}}'' special ''It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown'' is an actual Easter example. ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'' nicely subverts this: Snoopy is only concerned with winning a house decoration contest, Lucy is more concerned with getting a nice tree than with the Christmas pageant, and Charlie angsts about how commercialized Christmas has become (in TheSixties, mind you). Later on, Linus reminds the whole gang about the holiday's true meaning by [[Literature/TheBible reciting part of the second chapter of Luke]], in which the shepherds learn of Jesus's birth. This is actually what makes the show a classic -- by going back to the real meaning of Christmas, it stood out in an increasingly commercialized world.

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* The ''{{Peanuts}}'' special ''It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown'' is an actual Easter example. ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'' ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' nicely subverts this: Snoopy is only concerned with winning a house decoration contest, Lucy is more concerned with getting a nice tree than with the Christmas pageant, and Charlie angsts about how commercialized Christmas has become (in TheSixties, mind you). Later on, Linus reminds the whole gang about the holiday's true meaning by [[Literature/TheBible reciting part of the second chapter of Luke]], in which the shepherds learn of Jesus's birth. This is actually what makes the show a classic -- by going back to the real meaning of Christmas, it stood out in an increasingly commercialized world.
30th May '16 3:31:38 PM StarSword
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* {{Discussed}} in passing in "Fanfic/SolaereSsiunHnaifvdaenn". Jaleh Khoroushi, a Muslim, derisively refers to Christmas as a "Christian holiday that got bastardized by big business centuries ago", and is pleased nobody managed to do that to Ramadan.

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* ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'':
** USS ''Bajor'', commanded by Captain Kanril Eleya, has a 15% Bajoran crew, but even the non-Bajoran crew members are seen taking part in Bajoran religious holidays such as the Day of Remembrance in "Fanfic/ToAbsentFriends". Also used with Christmas in "Fanfic/MistletoeOnMirhassa": LTJG. Kate [=McMillan=]'s father is Reform Baptist, her mother was raised Neo-Norse, and she herself is an atheist; Christmas for her was a way to get her divorced parents to both spend time with her.
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{{Discussed}} in passing in "Fanfic/SolaereSsiunHnaifvdaenn". Jaleh Khoroushi, a Muslim, derisively refers to Christmas as a "Christian holiday that got bastardized by big business centuries ago", and is pleased nobody managed to do that to Ramadan.



* [[http://www.npr.org/2015/12/23/460726559/what-american-muslims-do-on-christmas-new-traditions-emerge This]] Creator/{{NPR}} story describes American Muslims celebrating Christmas, including an amusing anecdote where Iranian-American podcast host Zahra Noorbakhsh said that as a girl she conflated a description of Santa Claus with images in Iranian textbooks of ''Ayatollah freaking Khomeini''. For the record, Islam considers Jesus a prophet of the same line as Muhammad, and Literature/TheQuran has an entire chapter devoted to Mary that includes the gospel narrative.



21st May '16 10:36:55 PM 10-13-2
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* Subverted on a holiday episode of ''UnderTheUmbrellaTree'': A Jewish neighbor, explaining the history of Hanukkah to the animal roommates, outright mentions God.


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** It should be noted that God is mentioned by Calvin quite often throughout the strip - but Jesus never.
18th Apr '16 8:27:12 PM Kid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' paint the Easter Bunny as a disgruntled "hard-boiled" figure who is envious of the big guy's popularity. The 'big guy' being SantaClaus : One episode revolved around all the other holiday mascots kidnapping Santa.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' paint the Easter Bunny as a disgruntled "hard-boiled" figure who is envious of the big guy's popularity. The 'big guy' being SantaClaus : SantaClaus: One episode revolved around all the other holiday mascots kidnapping Santa.
11th Apr '16 5:56:21 PM Adept
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' plays this straight by making Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo, a Christmas Spirit in the vein of FrostyTheSnowman. There is an Easter Episode wherein the secret message behind the Easter Bunny, hidden from you by [[CorruptChurch the eeevul Vatican]], is uncovered.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' plays this straight by making Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo, a Christmas Spirit in the vein of FrostyTheSnowman.WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman. There is an Easter Episode wherein the secret message behind the Easter Bunny, hidden from you by [[CorruptChurch the eeevul Vatican]], is uncovered.
20th Dec '15 8:03:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Japan at large practices the commercial holiday of Christmas, but only 2 percent of the population is Christian. Of course, they practice it [[ChristmasInJapan somewhat differently than everyone else]]; one of their Christmas Traditions is eating Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is treated as something of a "special event" delicacy in Japan thanks to KFC's marketing and Japan's lack of turkeys.
** UrbanLegend has it that [[TheThemeParkVersion the image of Santa Claus nailed to a cross]], like that [[http://www.rcenedellagallery.com/slideshow.php?theme=Commentary&i=5 depicted by Robert Cenedella]], has been witnessed in Japan at Christmastime unironically.
* Ironically, the feast day of the "original Santa Claus", St. Nicholas (or ''{{Sinterklaas}}'' in Dutch), is December 5th. In several Western European countries, notably the Netherlands and Belgium, this is the day when gifts are exchanged, usually replacing gifts during Christmas itself. Christmas trees and dinner are still popular, though. In several central European countries, gifts are given on both St. Nicholas' Day (6th December or the day before it) and at Christmas Eve (with the gifts given on St. Nick's being generally smaller, and the Christmas Eve gifts being the main ones). In Spanish-speaking countries, gifts are exchanged on the feast day of the Three Kings, which is Jan 5th.
** Sinterklaas in particular is another good example of this trope. Originally a mishmash of Myth/NorseMythology and Catholic origins nowadays he is stripped of most of these religious connotations and celebrated by all children alike.

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* Japan at large practices the commercial holiday of Christmas, but only 2 percent of the population is Christian. Of course, they practice it [[ChristmasInJapan somewhat differently than everyone else]]; one of their Christmas Traditions is eating Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is treated as something of a "special event" delicacy in Japan thanks to KFC's marketing and Japan's lack of turkeys.
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turkeys. UrbanLegend has it that [[TheThemeParkVersion the image of Santa Claus nailed to a cross]], like that [[http://www.rcenedellagallery.com/slideshow.php?theme=Commentary&i=5 depicted by Robert Cenedella]], has been witnessed in Japan at Christmastime unironically.
* Ironically, the feast day of the "original Santa Claus", St. Nicholas (or ''{{Sinterklaas}}'' in Dutch), is December 5th. In several Western European countries, notably the Netherlands and Belgium, this is the day when gifts are exchanged, usually replacing gifts during Christmas itself. Christmas trees and dinner are still popular, though. In several central European countries, gifts are given on both St. Nicholas' Day (6th December or the day before it) and at Christmas Eve (with the gifts given on St. Nick's being generally smaller, and the Christmas Eve gifts being the main ones). In Spanish-speaking countries, gifts are exchanged on the feast day of the Three Kings, which is Jan 5th.
** Sinterklaas in particular is another good example of this trope. Originally a mishmash of Myth/NorseMythology and Catholic origins nowadays he is stripped of most of these religious connotations and celebrated by all children alike.
unironically.
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