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8th May '16 9:35:39 PM nombretomado
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* An early episode of ''HomeImprovement'' has Mark questioning his belief in Santa after Randy and Brad cruelly tell him that Santa died right before he was born. The end of the episode has Santa showing up at the Taylor house to bestow early presents on everyone and restore Mark's faith. After Kris Kringle leaves Tim comments on what a great guy their neighbor Wilson is to do something like that...only for Jill to point out said next-door neighbor standing at the fence waving to the family. Scene cut then to Mark standing at the front door and looking up at the sky in wonder.

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* An early episode of ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' has Mark questioning his belief in Santa after Randy and Brad cruelly tell him that Santa died right before he was born. The end of the episode has Santa showing up at the Taylor house to bestow early presents on everyone and restore Mark's faith. After Kris Kringle leaves Tim comments on what a great guy their neighbor Wilson is to do something like that...only for Jill to point out said next-door neighbor standing at the fence waving to the family. Scene cut then to Mark standing at the front door and looking up at the sky in wonder.
19th Dec '15 11:47:38 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_Virginia,_there_is_a_Santa_Claus Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus]]'' would be the epitome of this trope if Santa himself paid a visit to the editor who wrote the response to the little girl's letter.
30th Nov '15 8:59:43 AM JoeMerl
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* PlayedWith and {{Inverted}} in ''MickeysOnceUponAChristmas.'' After a talk with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Pete]], [[CheerfulChild Max]] starts to doubt Santa's existence, and becomes even more convinced when he catches {{Goofy}} pretending to be him for some poor neighbor kids. The thing is, Goofy really ''does'' believe in Santa, and by the end, it's [[WackyParentSeriousChild Max who dresses up]] to restore his father's faith. Naturally, Santa actually flies by near the end, to their delight (and Pete's shock).

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21st Nov '15 4:42:49 AM eroock
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* Discussed in episode 2 of season 2 of Franchise/LoveLive. When the girls arrive at Maki's family home in the mountains for a song brainstorming session, the latter asks them not to use the chimney, partly because it's still too warm outside to use it, and partly because her father told her Santa won't visit if the chimney isn't kept clean. She then shows some writing and drawings from "Santa" inside the chimney, prompting Nico to laugh at her for still believing in Santa. However, the other girls don't want Maki's belief to be shattered, so they try to keep Nico quiet about it.

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* Discussed in episode 2 of season 2 of Franchise/LoveLive.''Franchise/LoveLive^''. When the girls arrive at Maki's family home in the mountains for a song brainstorming session, the latter asks them not to use the chimney, partly because it's still too warm outside to use it, and partly because her father told her Santa won't visit if the chimney isn't kept clean. She then shows some writing and drawings from "Santa" inside the chimney, prompting Nico to laugh at her for still believing in Santa. However, the other girls don't want Maki's belief to be shattered, so they try to keep Nico quiet about it.
15th Apr '14 7:08:50 AM Gecko3
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* Discussed in episode 2 of season 2 of Franchise/LoveLive. When the girls arrive at Maki's family home in the mountains for a song brainstorming session, the latter asks them not to use the chimney, partly because it's still too warm outside to use it, and partly because her father told her Santa won't visit if the chimney isn't kept clean. She then shows some writing and drawings from "Santa" inside the chimney, prompting Nico to laugh at her for still believing in Santa. However, the other girls don't want Maki's belief to be shattered, so they try to keep Nico quiet about it.
6th Aug '13 10:45:29 PM ultimomant
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* In "Smallville", Season 5, Ep 9, Clark finds a drunk man dressed as Santa who is about to jump off of a building because Christmas spirit is dead. Clark, in his typical fashion, convinces the man otherwise. Later on, Chloe (who is expected to deliver a roomful of toys to needy children), receives a visit from the same Santa, who offers to help deliver, and she eventually agrees. She turns around for a moment, but when she immediately turns back around, the Santa and all of the presents have disappeared. She later speculates that maybe it was really Santa Claus.

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* In "Smallville", ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Season 5, Ep 9, Clark finds a drunk man dressed as Santa who is about to jump off of a building because Christmas spirit is dead. Clark, in his typical fashion, convinces the man otherwise. Later on, Chloe (who is expected to deliver a roomful of toys to needy children), receives a visit from the same Santa, who offers to help deliver, and she eventually agrees. She turns around for a moment, but when she immediately turns back around, the Santa and all of the presents have disappeared. She later speculates that maybe it was really Santa Claus.



* ''{{Futurama}}'' has several episodes featuring Santa Claus... except instead of being a mythical jolly old man, he's an evil death machine that's frighteningly real.
* On ''{{Rugrats}}'' Chaz decides to be Santa for Christmas, while Drew hired an actor. After Chaz reveals his identity to Chuckie, Santa soon arrives at the door to hand out presents. The actor later calls to say he can't make it as Santa rides off in his sleigh and the adults wonder who he really was.
* ''JackieChanAdventures'': When Jade caught Jackie taking a tooth from her pillow, it not only made her stop believing in ToothFairy but also in SantaClaus. She learned otherwise about Santa when they had to save him from Daolong Wong. (Note: While Uncle already knew - or at least believed - Santa was real, he doesn't believe the same about the tooth fairy)

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* ''{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has several episodes featuring Santa Claus... except instead of being a mythical jolly old man, he's an evil death machine that's frighteningly real.
* On ''{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' Chaz decides to be Santa for Christmas, while Drew hired an actor. After Chaz reveals his identity to Chuckie, Santa soon arrives at the door to hand out presents. The actor later calls to say he can't make it as Santa rides off in his sleigh and the adults wonder who he really was.
* ''JackieChanAdventures'': ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': When Jade caught Jackie taking a tooth from her pillow, it not only made her stop believing in ToothFairy Tooth Fairy but also in SantaClaus. She learned otherwise about Santa when they had to save him from Daolong Wong. (Note: While Uncle already knew - or at least believed - Santa was real, he doesn't believe the same about the tooth fairy)
25th Jun '13 7:37:35 PM Quanyails
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The Santa's Existence Clause is pretty much the story outlined above: One (or more) character who doesn't believe in Santa trying to convince another of Santa's existence, and it turns out that they were right! A lot of times, Santa won't actually [[IncrediblyLamePun present]] himself to Bob, but only to the viewer. Usually intended to invoke a CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming. Just try not to melt the snow in the process.

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The Santa's Existence Clause is pretty much the story outlined above: One (or more) character who doesn't believe in Santa trying to convince another of Santa's existence, and it turns out that they were right! A lot of times, Santa won't actually [[IncrediblyLamePun present]] himself to Bob, but only to the viewer. Usually intended to invoke a CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming.CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Just try not to melt the snow in the process.
12th Feb '13 8:20:17 PM Megadoomer
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** Apparently, the part about being a member of the JLA is true. He also breaks into Apokalips every year to give Darkseid a lump of coal, and was killed by Lobo at one point. ([[DeathIsCheap like that'll stick]])

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** Apparently, the part about being a member of the JLA is true. He also [[{{Determinator}} breaks into Apokalips every year to give Darkseid a lump of coal, coal]], and was killed by Lobo at one point. ([[DeathIsCheap like that'll stick]])
11th Jan '13 5:49:17 AM Melkior
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* Both averted and played straight in [[http://www.niklascomics.de/stories/xmas/xmastory.htm A Christmas Story]] as Santa's appearance is clearly a dream and the little boy knows it, but he chooses to believe in Santa regardless.
27th Dec '12 5:35:34 PM green4tato
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* ''{{Futurama}}'' has an episode featuring Santa Claus... except instead of being a mythical jolly old man, he's an evil death machine that's frighteningly real.

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* ''{{Futurama}}'' has an episode several episodes featuring Santa Claus... except instead of being a mythical jolly old man, he's an evil death machine that's frighteningly real.
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