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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.
5th Dec '15 4:38:40 PM nombretomado
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A religious holiday episode which only mentions the not-overtly-religious trappings of the holiday, without the religion. Religion doesn't even crop up casually. This applies to all of the big Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and also Jewish holidays such as Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, and Rosh Hashanah, as seen in ''Shalom Sesame'', the Jewish American version of ''[[Series/SesameStreet Sesame Street]]''.

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A religious holiday episode which only mentions the not-overtly-religious trappings of the holiday, without the religion. Religion doesn't even crop up casually. This applies to all of the big Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and also Jewish holidays such as Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, and Rosh Hashanah, as seen in ''Shalom Sesame'', the Jewish American version of ''[[Series/SesameStreet Sesame Street]]''.
''Series/SesameStreet''.



* In ''[[SesameStreet Elmo Saves Christmas]]'', the Easter Bunny sells "Christmas Easter Eggs for Easter". There's nothing religious about any of the episode, whether Christmas or Easter.

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* In ''[[SesameStreet ''[[Series/SesameStreet Elmo Saves Christmas]]'', the Easter Bunny sells "Christmas Easter Eggs for Easter". There's nothing religious about any of the episode, whether Christmas or Easter.
27th Nov '15 4:00:06 PM nombretomado
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* One of the "Two A-Holes" skits on ''SaturdayNightLive'' featured the title characters in a live Nativity scene. At one point, the female a-hole picks up the baby Jesus doll and declares, "This baby doesn't look like [[SantaClaus Santa]]."

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* One of the "Two A-Holes" skits on ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' featured the title characters in a live Nativity scene. At one point, the female a-hole picks up the baby Jesus doll and declares, "This baby doesn't look like [[SantaClaus Santa]]."
22nd Nov '15 10:59:53 AM nombretomado
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* Downplayed in ''FoxTrot''. Commercial aspects of both Easter and (especially) Christmas are generally predominant, but the family ''is'' occasionally shown to go to church on those days. One memorable instance after Jason exults at length about his [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 new, violent video game]]: "This is what Christmas is all about. You know, besides all that other stuff."

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* Downplayed in ''FoxTrot''.''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. Commercial aspects of both Easter and (especially) Christmas are generally predominant, but the family ''is'' occasionally shown to go to church on those days. One memorable instance after Jason exults at length about his [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 new, violent video game]]: "This is what Christmas is all about. You know, besides all that other stuff."
23rd Sep '15 4:13:04 PM nombretomado
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** Sinterklaas in particular is another good example of this trope. Originally a mishmash of NorseMythology and Catholic origins nowadays he is stripped of most of these religious connotations and celebrated by all children alike.

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** Sinterklaas in particular is another good example of this trope. Originally a mishmash of NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology and Catholic origins nowadays he is stripped of most of these religious connotations and celebrated by all children alike.
30th Jun '15 10:29:42 AM Paranoia
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' universe, Christmas (pronounced X-Mas) is less about religion and more about finding a good hiding spot from the killer robotic Santa who judges everyone to be naughty due to his standards being set too high. [[AndZoidberg Except Zoidberg!]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' universe, Christmas (pronounced X-Mas) (officially known as X-Mas in the future) is less about religion and more about finding a good hiding spot from the killer robotic Santa who judges everyone to be naughty due to his standards being set too high. [[AndZoidberg Except Zoidberg!]]
2nd May '15 7:52:03 PM nombretomado
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* The Christmas strips of ''CalvinAndHobbes'' concentrate on Calvin's attempts to behave so that he gets all the presents he asked for. One strip has Calvin doubting the existence of Santa Claus, and then Hobbes asks:

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* The Christmas strips of ''CalvinAndHobbes'' ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' concentrate on Calvin's attempts to behave so that he gets all the presents he asked for. One strip has Calvin doubting the existence of Santa Claus, and then Hobbes asks:
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