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23rd Aug '17 9:18:58 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=%22saved+christmas%22 parodies this regularly]] with specials Garfield is watching.

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=%22saved+christmas%22 parodies this regularly]] with specials Garfield is watching.
12th Aug '17 11:41:05 AM nombretomado
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* '''[[color:green:Santa's Sick!]]''' -- Santa is otherwise indisposed, and the heroes must try as best they can to [[SubbingForSanta substitute him]]. Can they measure up and lead the sleigh? An extreme take on this is that Santa is DEAD - such as in ''TheSantaClause''.

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* '''[[color:green:Santa's Sick!]]''' -- Santa is otherwise indisposed, and the heroes must try as best they can to [[SubbingForSanta substitute him]]. Can they measure up and lead the sleigh? An extreme take on this is that Santa is DEAD - such as in ''TheSantaClause''.''Film/TheSantaClause''.
27th Jul '17 10:01:33 AM xcountryguy
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* This Franchise/{{Halo}} is properly named ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3944275/4/ Master Chief Saves Christmas]], where Master Chief, The Arbiter and a Cajun marine named "Candy" [[AnAssKickingChristmas save the Christmas]] [[spoiler: from a Flood possessed Santa Claus and discover the TrueMeaningOfChristmas, delivering gifts for all children in the world.]] It also has a sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5050348/1/ Master Chief Saves Easter]].

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* This Franchise/{{Halo}} is properly named ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3944275/4/ Master Chief Saves Christmas]], where Master Chief, The Arbiter and a Cajun marine named "Candy" [[AnAssKickingChristmas save the Christmas]] [[spoiler: from [[spoiler:from a Flood possessed Santa Claus and discover the TrueMeaningOfChristmas, delivering gifts for all children in the world.]] It also has a sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5050348/1/ Master Chief Saves Easter]].



* A particularly horrible (in a good way) portrayal is in ''Film/TheProposition'', when [[spoiler: Morris and Martha Stanley's Christmas dinner is beset by outlaw Arthur Burns and SideKick Sam Stote, who have come to rape and murder. Arthur's brother Charlie arrives just in time to save Christmas]].

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* A particularly horrible (in a good way) portrayal is in ''Film/TheProposition'', when [[spoiler: Morris [[spoiler:Morris and Martha Stanley's Christmas dinner is beset by outlaw Arthur Burns and SideKick Sam Stote, who have come to rape and murder. Arthur's brother Charlie arrives just in time to save Christmas]].



* Subverted in an exceedingly horrible way in the ''TabletopGame/{{Risus}}'' adventure ''A Kringle In Time,'' in which the only way to save Christmas is to [[spoiler: kill Santa. Seven times.]]
** ...and that's not even mentioning [[spoiler: the Cranulon Replacement Baby Jesus, or the one that's actually a cleverly-disguised time bomb.]]

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* Subverted in an exceedingly horrible way in the ''TabletopGame/{{Risus}}'' adventure ''A Kringle In Time,'' in which the only way to save Christmas is to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill Santa. Seven times.]]
** ...and that's not even mentioning [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Cranulon Replacement Baby Jesus, or the one that's actually a cleverly-disguised time bomb.]]



* A variation in ''WebAnimation/ClockSuckers'' where the main characters have to keep Santa and Mrs. Claus' marriage from falling apart. [[spoiler: Mrs. Claus goes on to have sex with the Grinch, but Santa kills him with a baseball bat and they go back together.]]

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* A variation in ''WebAnimation/ClockSuckers'' where the main characters have to keep Santa and Mrs. Claus' marriage from falling apart. [[spoiler: Mrs.[[spoiler:Mrs. Claus goes on to have sex with the Grinch, but Santa kills him with a baseball bat and they go back together.]]



* The original webcomic version of ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' features a different saving Christmas story than the television show. This time a race of grinch {{expies}} steal all the presents in the universe. Axe Cop has to recover all the presents before Christmas is ruined, only to find out the monsters only stole the presents because Santa never visited their planet and they wanted to have Christmas for once. Axe Cop returns the stolen presents, but also gives each of the x-mas monsters their own present, [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash each of which]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill is a bomb]]. [[DisproportionateRetribution Enough in total to blow up their entire planet]].]]

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* The original webcomic version of ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' features a different saving Christmas story than the television show. This time a race of grinch {{expies}} steal all the presents in the universe. Axe Cop has to recover all the presents before Christmas is ruined, only to find out the monsters only stole the presents because Santa never visited their planet and they wanted to have Christmas for once. Axe Cop returns the stolen presents, but also gives each of the x-mas monsters their own present, [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash each of which]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill is a bomb]]. [[DisproportionateRetribution Enough in total to blow up their entire planet]].]]



** This is how Joe became wheelchair-bound. [[spoiler: Yes, it had [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas a certain Dr. Seuss character]] cameo.]]

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** This is how Joe became wheelchair-bound. [[spoiler: Yes, [[spoiler:Yes, it had [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas a certain Dr. Seuss character]] cameo.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has a good one in which Mordecai, Rigby and the others must destroy a gift able to grant anyone their hearts desire. However, it was created with black magic and brought out the worst in people. All while having a badass Santa give it to them when he was wounded and [[spoiler: saving them from the elf who made said gift.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has a good one in which Mordecai, Rigby and the others must destroy a gift able to grant anyone their hearts desire. However, it was created with black magic and brought out the worst in people. All while having a badass Santa give it to them when he was wounded and [[spoiler: saving [[spoiler:saving them from the elf who made said gift.]]
11th Jul '17 6:41:21 AM GojiBiscuits
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* In "Christmas: Impossible" from ''WesternAnimation/MickeysTwiceUponAChristmas'', Huey, Dewey and Louie accidentally ruin the gifts at Santa's workshop.

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* In "Christmas: Impossible" from ''WesternAnimation/MickeysTwiceUponAChristmas'', Huey, Dewey and Louie decide to go to the North Pole to try and write their names on the nice list, only to accidentally ruin the gifts cause a huge mess at Santa's workshop.workshop. Deciding to redeem themselves, the trio help the elves put everything back together in record time, ''and'' write Scrooge's name onto the list instead of theirs, saving Christmas and finally leading Santa to place them on the nice list too.
11th Jul '17 6:37:48 AM GojiBiscuits
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** '''[[color:green:An AntiHero Christmas]]''' -- In this variation, a character or group of characters decide that they're going to try to make it to the North Pole so they can either take Christmas for themselves or alter it in some way to benefit themselves, only to find that there's bigger problems to solve.
9th Jul '17 8:50:40 AM nombretomado
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* An early example is Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheFatherChristmasLetters'', written as "replies" to his children's letters to Father Christmas in the 1920s and 30s. In the early letters a running theme is that Father Christmas' assistant the North Polar Bear (Karhu) keeps accidentally screwing up Christmas at the last moment (e.g. by 'snapping the North Pole'), and everything is only put right again through hard work. In later letters, matters evolve to make the NPB more of a heroic figure, and he helps fight off invasions of goblins that supposedly parallel the real-life events of WorldWarTwo (and may have been an attempt by Tolkien to provide reasons for his children why the war was making Christmas grimmer than usual).

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* An early example is Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheFatherChristmasLetters'', written as "replies" to his children's letters to Father Christmas in the 1920s and 30s. In the early letters a running theme is that Father Christmas' assistant the North Polar Bear (Karhu) keeps accidentally screwing up Christmas at the last moment (e.g. by 'snapping the North Pole'), and everything is only put right again through hard work. In later letters, matters evolve to make the NPB more of a heroic figure, and he helps fight off invasions of goblins that supposedly parallel the real-life events of WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (and may have been an attempt by Tolkien to provide reasons for his children why the war was making Christmas grimmer than usual).
23rd Jun '17 7:18:48 PM TomS98
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290360/1/Star-trek-Frontier-URE-2-Christmas-Special Star trek Frontier URE 2: Christmas Special]] has a pair of elves recruit Ron Pinkerton, Takeshi Yamato, Jaden Takeo, and the crews of their respective ships to prevent Sela from ruining Christmas.
16th Apr '17 5:34:11 PM nombretomado
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* One of StanFreberg's ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' parodies involved Joe Friday taking a Scrooge-esque character named Grudge to the North Pole, to demonstrate to Grudge that Santa is real (despite there [[AintNoRule being no law]] that says one must believe in Santa). Once Grudge believes, he gets all the presents that were piling up for him during his time of non-belief.

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* One of StanFreberg's Creator/StanFreberg's ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' parodies involved Joe Friday taking a Scrooge-esque character named Grudge to the North Pole, to demonstrate to Grudge that Santa is real (despite there [[AintNoRule being no law]] that says one must believe in Santa). Once Grudge believes, he gets all the presents that were piling up for him during his time of non-belief.
9th Apr '17 12:37:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' has done this since 1964.

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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' has done this since 1964.
3rd Apr '17 8:52:01 PM nombretomado
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* The children's book ''ThePolarExpress'' (and later TheFilmOfTheBook) features the "Visit The North Pole" variety.

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* The children's book ''ThePolarExpress'' ''Literature/ThePolarExpress'' (and later TheFilmOfTheBook) features the "Visit The North Pole" variety.
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