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23rd Mar '16 2:50:46 PM Crackshot1994
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* Only four days before Christmas 1988, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103 Pan Am Flight 103]] crashed in the small Scottish town of Lockerbie after a bomb detonated in the cargo hold, killing all 259 on board and 11 people on the ground.
22nd Feb '16 3:22:24 AM Morgenthaler
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21st Feb '16 8:50:53 PM Willbyr
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* [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/warrior-xmas/ The Warrior Christmas Special]] features The UltimateWarrior doing several unspeakable things to Santa. '''WARNING''': Not for the faint of heart.

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* [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/warrior-xmas/ The Warrior Christmas Special]] features The UltimateWarrior Wrestling/UltimateWarrior doing several unspeakable things to Santa. '''WARNING''': Not for the faint of heart.
7th Feb '16 8:10:57 PM nombretomado
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* The 1-hour Christmas movie for ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has the gang go through this in spades: Charlie discovers that his mom is a whore, Mac learned that all his Christmas gifts were stolen from other families, and Dennis and Dee go through hell every year since Frank intentionally buys the gifts they want for himself and intentionally ruins them just to harass them. Things suddenly [[HopeSpot look up near the end]] when Frank actually undergoes a genuine HeelFaceTurn and actually does try to give the gang a good Christmas, making it look like for the first time they'll receive a happy ending... and then the CruelTwistEnding sets in since it's no way [[StatusQuoIsGod this series is ever going to allow that]].

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* The 1-hour Christmas movie for ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has the gang go through this in spades: Charlie discovers that his mom is a whore, Mac learned that all his Christmas gifts were stolen from other families, and Dennis and Dee go through hell every year since Frank intentionally buys the gifts they want for himself and intentionally ruins them just to harass them. Things suddenly [[HopeSpot look up near the end]] when Frank actually undergoes a genuine HeelFaceTurn and actually does try to give the gang a good Christmas, making it look like for the first time they'll receive a happy ending... and then the CruelTwistEnding sets in since it's no way [[StatusQuoIsGod this series is ever going to allow that]].
26th Jan '16 6:00:18 PM AnotherDuck
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* On a more personal scale, the Christmas period is well known as a period of peak demand for UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention hotlines. This is actually an UrbanLegend; on average they don't increase at all and in some places they actually go ''down'', mostly because people either don't care about Christmas, or Christmas happens to be the one time they ''do'' spend time with their families and loved ones. In fact January has an increase in suicide rates, seemingly because the holiday season ended (in which case, whatever they were suicidal about was put on hold and they were cheered up, only for it to return with a vengeance as the holiday ended). Suicide rates are actually highest during late Spring and early Summer.
* [[TruthInTelevision It happens.]] It's not uncommon to hear stories about fires on Christmas (either due to putting old, possibly frayed, electric lights on a dead, dry tree, or the rise in deep-frying turkeys having bad consequences). Barring that, holidays can be a ridiculously stressful time. Women have frequently gone into labor during Christmas (while not twisted, birth is a stressful thing even at the best of times) and there's probably been at least one heart attack on that day. Add to that the fact that, in a lot of areas, Christmas is a damp, snowy, or ''icy'' holiday, and accidents aren't uncommon as well.
23rd Jan '16 8:13:34 AM Mhazard
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* Creator/JasonWingreen, the first voice actor of [[Film/StarWars Boba Fett]] passed away on 25th December, 2015.
22nd Jan '16 8:42:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* The TropeNamer may be BobRivers, a Seattle-based DJ who is famous for his black-humored Christmas parody albums named Twisted Christmas.

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* The TropeNamer may be BobRivers, Music/BobRivers, a Seattle-based DJ who is famous for his black-humored Christmas parody albums named Twisted Christmas.
16th Jan '16 12:50:04 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheCrownerJohnMysteries'': ''Crowner's Quest'' starts with John being called away from a Christmas party being thrown by his to investigate an apparent suicide. So John spends Christmas Eve examining the body an elderly priest hanging a stinking privy.This leads into a very bad Christmas and New Year for John.
27th Dec '15 3:42:16 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}''.

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* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}''.''Film/{{Scrooged}}'', which is a modern take of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''. Frank's resentment of Christmas (and love of television) came as a result of his disinterested parents, especially his father who regarded anyone who didn't work (including his underage son) as lazy. To make things even more bleak, years later around Christmas Frank ended up choosing his career over the love of his life, which left him jaded until the Ghosts came.
** It wasn't much better for Elliot Loudermilk, who was fired on the spot for questioning Frank, had his wife leave him because of it, got robbed of both his money and his booze, and ended up buying a shotgun to shoot Frank with in revenge. [[spoiler: It works out for him in the end. Frank (by now a reformed man) rehires him in a better position and enlists his help in performing a HostileShowTakeover.]]
27th Dec '15 11:38:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''SixFeetUnder'' opens with family patriarch Nate Fisher Sr. dying in a car crash while trying to make it to Christmas dinner. Things spin out of control from there.

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* ''SixFeetUnder'' ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' opens with family patriarch Nate Fisher Sr. dying in a car crash while trying to make it to Christmas dinner. Things spin out of control from there.
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