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19th Nov '17 3:43:11 AM MagiMecha
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* [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin-Bass]]' '''WesternAnimation/TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas,'' where the non-believer is told with a straight face that he ruined an entire town's Christmas for having an opinion.

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* [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin-Bass]]' '''WesternAnimation/TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas,'' where the non-believer is told with a straight face that he ruined an entire town's Christmas for having an opinion.opinion, although it was less "he had an opinion" and more "he had an opinion and accidentally applied it to everyone else".
3rd Apr '17 8:51:40 PM nombretomado
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* The classic children's book ''ThePolarExpress'' (recently [[AdaptationExpansion made]] into TheFilmOfTheBook).

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* The classic children's book ''ThePolarExpress'' (recently [[AdaptationExpansion ''Literature/ThePolarExpress'' ([[AdaptationExpansion made]] into TheFilmOfTheBook).
13th Jan '17 9:56:00 PM Doug86
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* ''MiracleOn34thStreet'', based on the famous editorial. The kid in question doesn't believe because her mother thinks that it's not proper to believe in someone that she doesn't think exists.

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* ''MiracleOn34thStreet'', ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', based on the famous editorial. The kid in question doesn't believe because her mother thinks that it's not proper to believe in someone that she doesn't think exists.
2nd Jan '17 9:17:34 PM Xtifr
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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Simultaneously inverted when it has to be explained to Will that {{Shaft}} was never a real person.

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Simultaneously inverted when it has to be explained to Will that {{Shaft}} Film/{{Shaft}} was never a real person.
22nd Dec '16 9:44:55 AM JoeMerl
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' [[ChristmasEpisode Most Horrible X-Mas Ever]]

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* Played with {{Subverted}} in the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' [[ChristmasEpisode episode "[[ChristmasEpisode The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever]]Ever]]," in which [[VillainProtagonist Zim]] makes a semi-sapient robotic Santa suit for his scheme, only for it to fly off into space at the end.
1st Dec '16 8:04:36 AM dotchan
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* The famous newspaper response, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." The newspaper response did ''not'' verify Santa as a living, breathing creature with a red suit and reindeer that goes "Ho Ho Ho". [[FromACertainPointOfView Rather]], that his ''spirit'' of goodness and generosity embodies the people of Earth around Christmastime every year. [[http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/ Read for yourself.]]

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* The famous newspaper response, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." The newspaper response did ''not'' verify Santa as a living, breathing creature with a red suit and reindeer that goes "Ho Ho Ho". [[FromACertainPointOfView Rather]], that his ''spirit'' of goodness and generosity embodies the people of Earth around Christmastime every year. [[http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/ org/exhibits/online/yes-virginia/ Read for yourself.]]
22nd Nov '16 10:35:11 PM BradyLady
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* An old ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'' strip has Dolly sitting on Daddy's lap. The question she has just asked him, and he has just answered, is made obvious by her follow-up.

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* An old ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'' ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' strip has Dolly sitting on Daddy's lap. The question she has just asked him, and he has just answered, is made obvious by her follow-up.
22nd Nov '16 10:31:25 PM BradyLady
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* An old ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'' strip has Dolly sitting on Daddy's lap. The question she has just asked him, and he has just answered, is made obvious by her follow-up.
-->Dolly: Daddy, why did you say, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus? My name is Dolly, not Virginia.
28th Oct '16 1:45:01 PM nombretomado
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** However, it is revealed at the end of the 1974 special that the whole story has been [[NarratorAllAlong narrated]] by SantaClaus ([[GilligansIsland Jim Backus]]).

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** However, it is revealed at the end of the 1974 special that the whole story has been [[NarratorAllAlong narrated]] by SantaClaus ([[GilligansIsland ([[Series/GilligansIsland Jim Backus]]).
16th Oct '16 1:03:54 AM The_Audacity
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It will [[FridgeLogic never be explained]] why all the presents appearing without anyone buying or wrapping them is not considered convincing evidence in these settings. Quite often it doesn't seem to happen; even though Santa is making deliveries all over the world, no one ever gets any extras unless it's a plot point.

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It will [[FridgeLogic never be explained]] why all the presents appearing without anyone buying or wrapping them is not considered convincing evidence in these settings. Quite often it doesn't seem to happen; even though Santa is making deliveries all over the world, no one ever gets any extras unless it's a plot point.
point. The trope is named after a famous 1897 editorial.
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