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23rd Dec '15 2:31:16 PM piraml
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You may have also heard the True Meaning of Christmas is being with your loved ones, worshiping Jesus, shopping, worshiping Odin, worshiping Mithras, having an orgy, praying for winter to end, or [[TheCynic using holiday traditions (most of which you've appropriated from other religions) to lure people into converting to Christianity (starting with the people from whom you've appropriated those traditions so that they lose nothing by converting, and eventually moving on to kids of other religions whose childlike materialism makes them jealous because they don't get visited by your annual gift-giving mascot)]]. Sometimes it ends up being used as a synonym for world peace or ThePowerOfLove; it may not even be defined, but it has the same magical effect.
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You may have also heard the True Meaning of Christmas is being with your loved ones, worshiping Jesus, shopping, worshiping Odin, worshiping Mithras, having an orgy, praying for winter to end, or [[TheCynic [[SoapboxSadie using holiday traditions (most of which you've appropriated from other religions) to lure people into converting to Christianity (starting with the people from whom you've appropriated those traditions so that they lose nothing by converting, and eventually moving on to kids of other religions whose childlike materialism makes them jealous because they don't get visited by your annual gift-giving mascot)]]. Sometimes it ends up being used as a synonym for world peace or ThePowerOfLove; it may not even be defined, but it has the same magical effect.
13th Dec '15 8:16:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''MyLittlePony'' G3.5 has the short ''Waiting for the Winter Wishes Festival'' (a prelude to the DirectToDVD [[YouMeanXmas Winter Wishes Festival]] special ''Twinkle Wish Adventure''), in which the ponies sing about their favorite things to do during the holiday season. Pinkie Pie sings that one of the things she likes is throwing holiday parties, but later sings:
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* ''MyLittlePony'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'' G3.5 has the short ''Waiting for the Winter Wishes Festival'' (a prelude to the DirectToDVD [[YouMeanXmas Winter Wishes Festival]] special ''Twinkle Wish Adventure''), in which the ponies sing about their favorite things to do during the holiday season. Pinkie Pie sings that one of the things she likes is throwing holiday parties, but later sings:

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* ''MyLittlePony'' G3.5 has In the short ''Waiting for the Winter Wishes Festival'' (a prelude ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' Christmas episode Ginger finds out her mother's father was Jewish. Her mom Lois doesn't seem to the DirectToDVD [[YouMeanXmas Winter Wishes Festival]] special ''Twinkle Wish Adventure''), in which the ponies sing consider herself any religion but celebrates secular Christmas. After finding out she's part-Jewish, Ginger becomes obsessed with learning about Judaism and attempts to celebrate Hannukah instead of Christmas. In the end they decide to celebrate both holidays but at the Christmas-Hannukah party their favorite things house catches on fire thanks to do during faulty Christmas lights. After the holiday season. Pinkie Pie sings that one of party is ruined Ginger states she was so caught up in the things holidays she likes is throwing holiday parties, but later sings:forgot they're really about being close to friends and family.
22nd Oct '15 4:57:01 PM nombretomado
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* There are three Christmas Specials surrounding an animal (usually a donkey) that spends most of the special being shunned by his peers and ridiculed but in the end ends up escorting Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. They are Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/NestorTheLongEaredChristmasDonkey'', {{Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheSmallOne'' (directed by Creator/DonBluth), and ''The Little Brown Burro''.
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* There are three Christmas Specials surrounding an animal (usually a donkey) that spends most of the special being shunned by his peers and ridiculed but in the end ends up escorting Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. They are Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/NestorTheLongEaredChristmasDonkey'', {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheSmallOne'' (directed by Creator/DonBluth), and ''The Little Brown Burro''.
30th Jun '15 11:12:04 PM Mdumas43073
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** Another Lewis piece from the same collection, "[[http://www.khad.com/post/196009755/xmas-and-christmas-a-lost-chapter-from-herodotus Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodatus]]", satirically compares the dueling holidays of "Exmas" (secular) and "Crissmas" (religious) on the fictional island of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]].
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** Another Lewis In another piece from the same collection, "[[http://www.khad.com/post/196009755/xmas-and-christmas-a-lost-chapter-from-herodotus Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodatus]]", Herodotus]]", Lewis satirically compares the dueling holidays of "Exmas" (secular) and "Crissmas" (religious) on the fictional island of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]].
30th Jun '15 11:10:57 PM Mdumas43073
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** Another Lewis piece, "[[http://www.khad.com/post/196009755/xmas-and-christmas-a-lost-chapter-from-herodotus A Lost Chapter from Herodatus]]", satirically compares the dueling holidays of "Exmas" (secular) and "Crissmas" (religious) on the fictional island of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]].
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** Another Lewis piece, piece from the same collection, "[[http://www.khad.com/post/196009755/xmas-and-christmas-a-lost-chapter-from-herodotus Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodatus]]", satirically compares the dueling holidays of "Exmas" (secular) and "Crissmas" (religious) on the fictional island of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]].
30th Jun '15 11:07:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/CSLewis begins his 1957 essay "[[http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~tim/study/CSLewis.pdf What Christmas Means to Me]]" (collected in his book ''God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics'') by stating that there are actually three different things that go by the name of Christmas: a "religious festival", a "popular holiday", and a "commercial racket", the latter of which Lewis then goes on the criticize.
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* Creator/CSLewis begins his 1957 essay "[[http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~tim/study/CSLewis.pdf What Christmas Means to Me]]" (collected in his book ''God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics'') by stating that there are actually three different things that go by the name of Christmas: a "religious festival", a "popular holiday", and a "commercial racket", the latter of which Lewis then goes on the to criticize.
30th Jun '15 11:04:38 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/CSLewis begins his 1957 essay "[[http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~tim/study/CSLewis.pdf What Christmas Means to Me]]" (collected in his book ''God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics'') by stating that there are actually three different things that go by the name of Christmas: a "religious festival", a "popular holiday", and a "commercial racket".
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* Creator/CSLewis begins his 1957 essay "[[http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~tim/study/CSLewis.pdf What Christmas Means to Me]]" (collected in his book ''God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics'') by stating that there are actually three different things that go by the name of Christmas: a "religious festival", a "popular holiday", and a "commercial racket".racket", the latter of which Lewis then goes on the criticize.
10th May '15 10:53:45 PM nombretomado
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** The ChristmasEpisode of 2011 parodies via a [[TakeThat skewering]] of ''{{Glee}}''; the director of the campus glee club appears to sincerely believe that a failure to put on the school's Christmas pageant will mean the complete destruction of Christmas.
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** The ChristmasEpisode of 2011 parodies via a [[TakeThat skewering]] of ''{{Glee}}''; ''Series/{{Glee}}''; the director of the campus glee club appears to sincerely believe that a failure to put on the school's Christmas pageant will mean the complete destruction of Christmas.
27th Feb '15 12:40:39 PM TheUnsquished
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* ''HannaIsNotABoysName'' has a short Christmas comic in which by spending their first Christmas together, Hanna and {...} remember why the holiday actually means something. * ''FarOutThere'' has [[ChristmasEpisode Bridget and Alphonse's Horrifying Christmas]], which turned this trope into something of a SpaceWhaleAesop
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* ''HannaIsNotABoysName'' ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' has a short Christmas comic in which by spending their first Christmas together, Hanna and {...} remember why the holiday actually means something. * ''FarOutThere'' ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' has [[ChristmasEpisode Bridget and Alphonse's Horrifying Christmas]], which turned this trope into something of a SpaceWhaleAesopSpaceWhaleAesop.

* In ''{{Rhapsodies}}''; Kevin, during his first [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas dream]], thinks he's expected to [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/rhapsodies-date-316/ learn this.]]
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* In ''{{Rhapsodies}}''; ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}''; Kevin, during his first [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas dream]], thinks he's expected to [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/rhapsodies-date-316/ learn this.]]
6th Feb '15 1:51:13 AM maxwellsilver
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