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27th Mar '17 12:30:21 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' ChristmasSpecial, there's a five minute scene in which Bloo tries to run a Christmas Carol scam on Mr. Herriman, so that he'll get more than "just one gift." He has a distorted recollection of the story; notably, he plays Herriman's old partner as Bob Marley (instead of Jacob), complete with Jamaican accent and dreadlocks; as well as playing the Ghost of ''a'' Christmas Present. Mr. Herriman, despite knowing the story better than Bloo, actually manages to get the "ghost's" message wrong and cancels Christmas instead. Hilariously, during the closing credits after Christmas has been saved, Herriman prays to the ghosts to spare him, and that he will try to cancel Christmas next year. To be fair, it wasn't entirely Herriman's fault; the way Bloo worded his message could have been taken either way. He said "not one present," which could be mistaken as meaning "not even one present." Let's not forget that Bloo's Ghost of Christmas Future is a robot. Mac lampshades the ridiculousness of this when he hears the story.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' ChristmasSpecial, there's a five minute scene in which Bloo tries to run a Christmas Carol scam on Mr. Herriman, so that he'll get more than "just one gift." He has a distorted recollection of the story; notably, he plays Herriman's old partner as Bob Marley Music/BobMarley (instead of Jacob), complete with Jamaican accent and dreadlocks; as well as playing the Ghost of ''a'' Christmas Present. Mr. Herriman, despite knowing the story better than Bloo, actually manages to get the "ghost's" message wrong and cancels Christmas instead. Hilariously, during the closing credits after Christmas has been saved, Herriman prays to the ghosts to spare him, and that he will try to cancel Christmas next year. To be fair, it wasn't entirely Herriman's fault; the way Bloo worded his message could have been taken either way. He said "not one present," which could be mistaken as meaning "not even one present." Let's not forget that Bloo's Ghost of Christmas Future is a robot. Mac lampshades the ridiculousness of this when he hears the story.
21st Mar '17 2:25:57 PM Aruu
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* A TV movie in 2000 set the story in [[SettingUpdate modern day inner Britain]], and featured Ross Kemp as 'Eddie Scrooge'. One of the most noticeable additions to the story it gave was the GroundhogDayLoop Scrooge goes through after each spectral visitation.

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* A [[Film/AChristmasCarol2000 TV movie in 2000 2000]] set the story in [[SettingUpdate modern day inner Britain]], and featured Ross Kemp as 'Eddie Scrooge'. One of the most noticeable additions to the story it gave was the GroundhogDayLoop Scrooge goes through after each spectral visitation.
24th Feb '17 9:02:11 PM Luppercus
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* Episode "Ghost for a Day" of ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' has the eponymous elephant king visited by the ghost of the Old King (his predecessor from before the elephants get civilized) teaching him to have fun and relax in a particularly busy week that make him neglect his family.
23rd Feb '17 7:06:09 AM WarriorSparrow
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite [[YouMeanXmas Hearth's Warming]] story. The plot revolves around a Scrooge-like unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (portrayed by Starlight) who devises a spell to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), [[{{Pun}} Presents]] (Pinkie Pie), and Yet to Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holiday means to other ponies, and [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her spell]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite [[YouMeanXmas Hearth's Warming]] story. The plot revolves around a Scrooge-like unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (portrayed by Starlight) who devises a spell to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), [[{{Pun}} Presents]] (Pinkie Pie), and Yet to Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holiday means to other ponies, and [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her spell]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind. Discord was also going to appear as a representation of Marley, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen but it was cut]].
31st Jan '17 1:56:19 AM CaptainTedium
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* This was parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Meat Dog's Friends", where Dog is visited by the ghosts of a hamburger named Heinz, a chicken taco named Esperanza, and a hot dog named Frank who tell him why it was wrong to eat them. For some reason, [=CatDog=]'s friend Mervis serves as the equivalent to Jacob Marley.
29th Jan '17 5:45:27 PM Luppercus
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''. Captain Hook gets the treatment, and is suitably appalled at what the future holds: When he dies, he's entirely forgotten; even Peter doesn't remember him. So, Hook resolves to change his ways: He'll be even worse, and drive himself so firmly into Peter's head that he'll never be forgotten. [[spoiler:(Of course, if you ever read the original play or the novel, you'll know that doesn't work. Sorry, Hook!)]]

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''. Captain Hook gets the treatment, treatment with Wendy as the Past Christmas ghost, Smee as the Present and his scary GhostPirate brother as future, and is suitably appalled at what the future holds: When he dies, he's entirely forgotten; even Peter doesn't remember him. So, Hook resolves to change his ways: He'll be even worse, and drive himself so firmly into Peter's head that he'll never be forgotten. [[spoiler:(Of course, if you ever read the original play or the novel, you'll know that doesn't work. Sorry, Hook!)]]


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* ''Series/MySecretIdentity'' use the same plot but with birthdays. In this case with Dr. Jeffcoate hating his birthday and having three ghosts (all played by Jerry O'Connell) taking him to the past, present and future birthdays.
* The cast of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' made a play of ''A Christmas Carol'' for their school with Screech as Scrooge.
29th Jan '17 5:28:55 PM Luppercus
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** Not so much of a deviation, actually the original book does describes the ghosts as a candle's flame and a shadow, but most people is more familiar with the depiction of the ghosts from all the movies that, due to budgetary contraints, used actors instead. A case of AdaptationDisplacement.

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** Not so much of a deviation, actually the original book does describes the ghosts as a candle's flame and a shadow, but most people is more familiar with the depiction of the ghosts from all the movies that, due to budgetary contraints, constraints, used actors instead. A case of AdaptationDisplacement.
29th Jan '17 5:27:39 PM Luppercus
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** Not so much of a deviation, actually the original book does describes the ghosts as a candle's flame and a shadow, but most people is more familiar with the depiction of the ghosts from all the movies that, due to budgetary contraints, used actors instead. A case of AdaptationDisplacement.
26th Jan '17 3:46:48 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite [[YouMeanXmas Hearth's Warming]] story. The plot revolves around a Scrooge-like unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (portrayed by Starlight) who devises a spell to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), [[{{Pun}} Presents]] (Pinkie Pie), and Yet to Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holiday means to other ponies, and [[ApocalypseHow the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her spell]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite [[YouMeanXmas Hearth's Warming]] story. The plot revolves around a Scrooge-like unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (portrayed by Starlight) who devises a spell to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), [[{{Pun}} Presents]] (Pinkie Pie), and Yet to Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holiday means to other ponies, and [[ApocalypseHow [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her spell]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.
19th Jan '17 5:21:31 AM VVK
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' did a parody of this, where it happened to psychotic rabbit Bun-bun, who wound up killing the ghosts and trying to blow up Santa's workshop.


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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' did a parody and {{subversion}} of this, where it happened to psychopathic rabbit Bun-bun. He killed all the ghosts (in spite of their protestations that this was impossible because they were already dead), but then it turned out that Santa had only employed them to distract him from trying to kill him when he brought presents to the house. Ghost of Christmas present appeared in a later story, "Holiday Ninjas," although seemingly just so that the story could make a cut from the girls saying that the guys were ''missing the spirit of Christmas'' in hiring themselves out as assassins under the name of holiday ninjas -- to Riff shooting a blowgun and (indeed) missing the ghost.
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