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3rd Apr '17 5:58:00 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's parody of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' entitled ''You're a Dirty Rotten Bastard.'' With the help of his GuardianAngel, Critic learns that without him everyone he knows would lead a better life (except {{Phelous}}). He even discovers that his existence is forestalling world peace. In the end, he kills his GuardianAngel and declares that he makes one person's life better: [[ItsAllAboutMe his own.]]

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* Subverted in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's parody of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' entitled ''You're a Dirty Rotten Bastard.'' With the help of his GuardianAngel, Critic learns that without him everyone he knows would lead a better life (except {{Phelous}}).WebVideo/{{Phelous}}). He even discovers that his existence is forestalling world peace. In the end, he kills his GuardianAngel and declares that he makes one person's life better: [[ItsAllAboutMe his own.]]
5th Mar '17 7:18:13 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in "Low Tidings", the Christmas special for ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''. K'Nuckles learns the "better to give than to receive" Aesop... but it's made moot when [[spoiler:Poseidon, God of the Sea (who also runs the holiday) states that everyone gets gifts now, no matter whether they've been good or bad. You know, just like in RealLife.]]

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* Subverted in "Low Tidings", the Christmas special for ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''. K'Nuckles learns the "better to give than to receive" Aesop... but it's made moot when [[spoiler:Poseidon, God of the Sea (who also runs the holiday) states that everyone gets gifts now, no matter whether they've been good or bad. You know, just like in RealLife.]]
15th Jan '17 10:23:41 PM BlackPrince1330
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You may have also heard the True Meaning of Christmas is being with your loved ones, worshipping Jesus celebrating the memory of his birth, shopping, worshiping Odin, worshiping Mithras, having an orgy, praying for winter to end, or [[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.

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You may have also heard the True Meaning of Christmas is being with your loved ones, worshipping Jesus celebrating the memory of his His birth, shopping, worshiping Odin, worshiping Mithras, having an orgy, praying for winter to end, or [[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.
28th Dec '16 11:33:20 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/TheFurchesterHotel: A Furchester Christmas'', Elmo and [[RequiredSpinOffCrossover Big Bird]] are worried that Santa doesn't know they're at the Furchester and not on Series/SesameStreet, until Mr Harvey Dull reminds them that Christmas isn't about presents but spending time with friends and family. (And then Santa knows where they are anyway, so [[BrokenAesop that's all right]].)
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27th Dec '16 11:41:42 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'s Christmas Carol'' had fun with this. Ebenezer Blackadder, the only good and friendly member of the Blackadder bloodline (and also an ExtremeDoormat), sees that his descendant would rule all of the universe if he became a spiteful backstabbing miser like his ancestors (instead of being a slave to future Baldrick, which would happen if he were to remain kind and generous). However given that it's a Christmas episode there must be a FamilyFriendlyAesop, so this backfires when Ebenezer slams the door in the face of the Royal Family, unaware they've actually turned up to publicly reward him for his famous generosity.

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'s Christmas Carol'' had fun with this. Ebenezer Blackadder, the only good and friendly member of the Blackadder bloodline (and also an ExtremeDoormat), sees that his descendant would rule all of the universe if he became a spiteful backstabbing miser like his ancestors (instead of being a slave to future Baldrick, which would happen if he were to remain kind and generous). He decides the true meaning of Christmas is that bad people have more fun. However given that it's a Christmas episode there must be a FamilyFriendlyAesop, so this backfires when Ebenezer slams the door in the face of his next visitors, unaware it's the Royal Family, unaware they've actually Family who have turned up to publicly reward him for his famous generosity.
27th Dec '16 11:40:03 PM JackG
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* After ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a series of Christmas Episodes, the SpoofAesop became that you have to get out of London as aliens always seem to invade on that day.
27th Dec '16 11:37:48 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'s Christmas Carol'' had fun with this. Ebenezer Blackadder, the only good and friendly member of the Blackadder bloodline (and also an ExtremeDoormat), sees that his descendant would rule all of the universe if he became a spiteful backstabbing miser like his ancestors (instead of being a slave to future Baldrick, which would happen if he were to remain kind and generous). However given that it's a Christmas episode there must be a FamilyFriendlyAesop, so this backfires when Ebenezer slams the door in the face of the Royal Family, unaware they've actually turned up to publicly reward him for his famous generosity.
20th Nov '16 2:50:41 PM DaibhidC
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq5SGSCZe4E 2016 Sainsbury's Christmas advert]], "The Greatest Gift", is "being with your loved ones"; an annoyingly catchy song about a man who wants to find perfect presents for his family, but is running out of time, until he realises "the greatest gift that I can give is me".

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq5SGSCZe4E 2016 Sainsbury's Christmas advert]], "The Greatest Gift", is "being with your loved ones"; an annoyingly catchy song about a man who wants to find perfect presents for his family, but is running out of time, doesn't have time to spend with them, until he realises "the greatest gift that I can give is me".
20th Nov '16 2:50:15 PM DaibhidC
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq5SGSCZe4E 2016 Sainsbury's Christmas advert]], "The Greatest Gift", is "being with your loved ones"; an annoyingly catchy song about a man who wants to find perfect presents for his family, but is running out of time, until he realises "the greatest gift that I can give is me".
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14th Nov '16 6:26:13 AM Andyroid
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-->[[AC: You have to believe in things that aren't real. Otherwise, how can they become?]]

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-->[[AC: You have need to believe in things that aren't real. Otherwise, how true. How else can they become?]]
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