History Main / SantaClausmas

20th May '17 4:30:52 PM nombretomado
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* Both averted and played with in ''TheVicarOfDibley''. The title character is obviously well-aware of what Easter actually means, but one of her parishoners (a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}) was never told the truth about the Easter Bunny. When the old woman who usually filled this role dies, the vicar has a ''lot'' of explaining to do.

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* Both averted and played with in ''TheVicarOfDibley''.''Series/TheVicarOfDibley''. The title character is obviously well-aware of what Easter actually means, but one of her parishoners (a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}) was never told the truth about the Easter Bunny. When the old woman who usually filled this role dies, the vicar has a ''lot'' of explaining to do.
8th May '17 2:16:31 PM StevieG
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* [[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.

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* [[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 nativity narrative.
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.
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