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3rd Jul '16 3:11:15 AM Adept
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* In ''ErnestSavesChristmas'' Santa winds up in jail, though it's obvious it's him from the get-go: his fingerprints show up as snowflakes, he's able to bring out the good in people, knows things nobody else could, etc... but the rest of the adults don't want to believe. Except for Ernest P. Worrel, of course.
* Happens to Scott Calvin in ''TheSantaClause'', even though he spends the better part of his visit from St. Nick and successive trip to the North Pole trying to convince himself it's a joke and that he's deluded, respectively, completely blowing the false pretense he had made of believing in Santa.

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* In ''ErnestSavesChristmas'' ''Film/ErnestSavesChristmas'' Santa winds up in jail, though it's obvious it's him from the get-go: his fingerprints show up as snowflakes, he's able to bring out the good in people, knows things nobody else could, etc... but the rest of the adults don't want to believe. Except for Ernest P. Worrel, of course.
* Happens to Scott Calvin in ''TheSantaClause'', ''Film/TheSantaClause'', even though he spends the better part of his visit from St. Nick and successive trip to the North Pole trying to convince himself it's a joke and that he's deluded, respectively, completely blowing the false pretense he had made of believing in Santa.
20th Jun '16 10:56:30 PM gewunomox
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* In the ''{{Clerks}}'' [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas special]], Randal is asked by a chubby, bearded man to find him some dwarf porn. Randal is about to refuse, ''knowing'' that this guy doesn't have an RST rental account... except that "Mr Nicholas" ''does'', and his address is an apparently unknown apartment between the two stores. Randal finds out the apartment leads to Santa's secondary toy-making workshop, and that the old guy is real after all (the dwarf porn is for the elves btw, so relax)! He gets some weebles and tries to score a MotleyCrue denim jacket to win a bet against Dante... But later, Randal wakes up in the snow outside, and his head hurts. Turns out he was cold-clocked by another "block o' stores" employee, and that the apartment has been vacant for months, and the whole things was AllJustADream... Until Jay and Silent Bob come along, who trade him a blunt and a weeble... for the MotleyCrue denim jacket Jay is now wearing.

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* In the ''{{Clerks}}'' [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas special]], Randal is asked by a chubby, bearded man to find him some dwarf porn. Randal is about to refuse, ''knowing'' that this guy doesn't have an RST rental account... except that "Mr Nicholas" ''does'', and his address is an apparently unknown apartment between the two stores. Randal finds out the apartment leads to Santa's secondary toy-making workshop, and that the old guy is real after all (the dwarf porn is for the elves btw, so relax)! He gets some weebles and tries to score a MotleyCrue Music/MotleyCrue denim jacket to win a bet against Dante... But later, Randal wakes up in the snow outside, and his head hurts. Turns out he was cold-clocked by another "block o' stores" employee, and that the apartment has been vacant for months, and the whole things was AllJustADream... Until Jay and Silent Bob come along, who trade him a blunt and a weeble... for the MotleyCrue Motley Crue denim jacket Jay is now wearing.
31st May '16 5:29:39 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' ChristmasEpisode "A Merry Murdoch Christmas" features a subplot about an old man with a white beard who claims to be Kris Kringle, and everyone's impatience with Constable Jackson who is very close to believing him. At the end of the episode, when the constabulary are handing presents to orphans, a whole stack of new presents shows up without anyone knowing where they came from, and Jackson and Dr Ogden briefly see Kringle in the crowd in full 19th century Santa outfit before he vanishes.
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.
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