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14th Aug '16 1:28:32 PM Mdumas43073
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* Lots of people in majority-Christian societies refrain from observing Christmas, of course. In most cases this is not so much due to any active misanthropy or dislike for the holiday itself but for the very simple reason that they're not Christians (although this fact is [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas sometimes ignored by popular culture]]). This includes adherents of other religions as well as atheists, agnostics, anti-theists, neo-pagans, etc. Fairly or not, such people will often get tarred as "Grinches" whether or not they express any criticism or hostility toward Christmas or those who celebrate it.

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* Lots of people in majority-Christian societies refrain from observing Christmas, of course. In most cases this is not so much due to any active misanthropy or dislike for the holiday itself but for the very simple reason that they're not Christians (although this fact is [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas sometimes ignored by popular culture]]). This includes adherents of other religions as well as atheists, agnostics, anti-theists, neo-pagans, etc. Fairly or not, such people will often get tarred as "Grinches" whether or not they actually express any criticism or hostility toward Christmas or those who celebrate it.
1st Aug '16 5:30:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown's]] [[SadistTeacher teacher]] definitely qualifies for making him read ''WarAndPeace'' during Christmas vacation in ''Happy New Year, Charlie Brown''.

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* [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown's]] [[SadistTeacher teacher]] definitely qualifies for making him read ''WarAndPeace'' ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' during Christmas vacation in ''Happy New Year, Charlie Brown''.
6th May '16 7:07:31 AM Mdumas43073
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* Blink-182's ''Won't Be Home For Christmas''.

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* Blink-182's ''Won't Be Home For Christmas''.See AntiChristmasSong for an entire genre expressing this viewpoint.
6th May '16 7:04:10 AM Mdumas43073
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* Lots of people in majority-Christian societies refrain from observing Christmas, of course. In most cases this is not so much due to any active misanthropy or dislike for the holiday itself but for the very simple reason that they're not Christians (although this fact is [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas sometimes ignored by popular culture]]). This includes adherents of other religions as well as atheists, agnostics, anti-theists, neo-pagans, etc. Such people may or may not be okay with a [[SantaClausmas completely secularized]] version of the holiday, although in such cases arguments about the TrueMeaningOfChristmas may be expected to come into play.

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* Lots of people in majority-Christian societies refrain from observing Christmas, of course. In most cases this is not so much due to any active misanthropy or dislike for the holiday itself but for the very simple reason that they're not Christians (although this fact is [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas sometimes ignored by popular culture]]). This includes adherents of other religions as well as atheists, agnostics, anti-theists, neo-pagans, etc. Such Fairly or not, such people may will often get tarred as "Grinches" whether or may not be okay with they express any criticism or hostility toward Christmas or those who celebrate it.
** Of course, in much of the Western/Christian world even many non-Christians celebrate
a [[SantaClausmas completely secularized]] version of the holiday, although in such cases arguments about the TrueMeaningOfChristmas may be expected to come into play.
6th May '16 6:52:07 AM Mdumas43073
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* People and things that cause murder, death and general tragedy during the Holidays can be this, however inadvertantly.

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* People and things that cause murder, death and general tragedy during the Holidays holidays can be seen as this, however inadvertantly.
6th May '16 6:51:19 AM Mdumas43073
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* [[http://www.firstpost.com/world/nothing-to-do-with-islam-somalia-bans-christmas-and-new-years-celebrations-2557660.html The Somali government outright outlawed Christmas celebrations in 2015]], claiming the holiday "had nothing to do with Islam". How they plan to enforce this edict is unclear at present. (Almost every citizen of Somalia itself is Muslim, but there are thousands of non-Muslim African Union peacekeepers in residence.)

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* Christmas is likewise suppressed in some majority-Muslim countries. For example, the Somali government [[http://www.firstpost.com/world/nothing-to-do-with-islam-somalia-bans-christmas-and-new-years-celebrations-2557660.html The Somali government outright outlawed Christmas celebrations (and New Year's) celebrations]] in 2015]], 2015, claiming the holiday holidays "had nothing to do with Islam". How they plan to enforce this edict is unclear at present. (Almost every citizen of Somalia itself is Muslim, but there are thousands of non-Muslim African Union peacekeepers in residence.)
6th May '16 6:44:11 AM Mdumas43073
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* People and things that cause murder, death and general tragedy during the Holidays can...albeit inadvertently...be this.

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* People and things that cause murder, death and general tragedy during the Holidays can...albeit inadvertently...can be this.this, however inadvertantly.
6th May '16 6:42:36 AM Mdumas43073
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* Lots of people in majority-Christian societies refrain from observing Christmas, of course. In most cases this is not so much due to any active misanthropy or dislike for the holiday itself but for the very simple reason that they're not Christians (although this fact is [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas sometimes ignored by popular culture]]). This includes adherents of other religions as well as atheists, agnostics, anti-theists, neo-pagans, etc. Such people may or may not be okay with a [[SantaClausmas completely secularized]] version of the holiday, although in such cases the separare arguments about the TrueMeaningOfChristmas can be expected to come into play.

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* Lots of people in majority-Christian societies refrain from observing Christmas, of course. In most cases this is not so much due to any active misanthropy or dislike for the holiday itself but for the very simple reason that they're not Christians (although this fact is [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas sometimes ignored by popular culture]]). This includes adherents of other religions as well as atheists, agnostics, anti-theists, neo-pagans, etc. Such people may or may not be okay with a [[SantaClausmas completely secularized]] version of the holiday, although in such cases the separare arguments about the TrueMeaningOfChristmas can may be expected to come into play.
11th Apr '16 5:59:24 PM Adept
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* The Miser Brothers in ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' and the North Wind in ''The Miser Brothers' Christmas''
* Professor Hinkel, the magician who wants to steal his hat back from ''FrostyTheSnowman''.

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* The Miser Brothers in ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' and the North Wind in ''The Miser Brothers' Christmas''
* Professor Hinkel, the magician who wants to steal his hat back from ''FrostyTheSnowman''.''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''.
27th Jan '16 4:46:53 PM nombretomado
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* The 90's cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' had a ChristmasEpisode where {{Wolverine}} took on this role.
* Bowser Koopa, {{Mario}}'s nemesis, is this kind of character in the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ChristmasEpisode. He doesn't reform at the end, though oddly in the later ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' Christmas episode, he doesn't seem to hate the holiday as much (although he does rip off the TropeNamer).

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* The 90's cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' had a ChristmasEpisode where {{Wolverine}} took on this role.
* Bowser Koopa, {{Mario}}'s nemesis, is this kind of character in the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ChristmasEpisode. He doesn't reform at the end, though oddly in the later ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' Christmas episode, he doesn't seem to hate the holiday as much (although he does rip off the TropeNamer).
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