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9th Jul '16 11:49:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' has "Naming Day", in which all the Matoran get a day off work and give each other gifts. One character mentions [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] coming down the transport chutes to deliver presents. Some Matoran are also able to [[MyNaymeIs change the spelling of their names]] on this day. This trope was enforced not by a holiday special, but because LEGO was threatened by legal action from Maori activists over the use of their words as character names, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot and the dev team needed an in-story excuse to change them.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has "Naming Day", in which all the Matoran get a day off work and give each other gifts. One character mentions [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] coming down the transport chutes to deliver presents. Some Matoran are also able to [[MyNaymeIs change the spelling of their names]] on this day. This trope was enforced not by a holiday special, but because LEGO was threatened by legal action from Maori activists over the use of their words as character names, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot and the dev team needed an in-story excuse to change them.]]
8th Jul '16 1:29:54 AM Lego3400
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** Heavensturn, a New years event, inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. Emissaries from the far east show up with tasks related to the new Zodiac year. Eeorza itself do not actually follow these views and are instead celebrating the the end of year; which means each of The Twelve; the local gods, have had a month and it's time to start over. Noteably an which has ties to the In-Universe religion ironically.

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** Heavensturn, a New years event, inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. Emissaries from the far east show up with tasks related to the new Zodiac year. Eeorza itself do not actually follow these views and are instead celebrating the the end of year; which means each of The Twelve; the local gods, have had a month and it's time to start over. Noteably Notably an event which has ties to the In-Universe religion ironically.
8th Jul '16 1:26:39 AM Lego3400
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* The Starlight Celebration also appears in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. This time it is started by a Santa Clausque commander of Ishgard and his knights bringing succor to kids, and also like ''XI'', the ''in game'' religions don't seem to be referenced with the holidays. Also like XI, they also incorporate other holidays into the game in all but name.

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* The Starlight Celebration also appears in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. This time it is started by a Santa Clausque commander of Ishgard and his knights bringing succor to kids, kids by dressing them up in their red uniforms and hideing them in the Barracks during winter, and also like ''XI'', the ''in game'' religions don't seem to be referenced with the holidays. Also like XI, they also incorporate other holidays into the game in all but name. Short List:
**Heavensturn, a New years event, inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. Emissaries from the far east show up with tasks related to the new Zodiac year. Eeorza itself do not actually follow these views and are instead celebrating the the end of year; which means each of The Twelve; the local gods, have had a month and it's time to start over. Noteably an which has ties to the In-Universe religion ironically.
**Valentione's Day, obviously a Valentine's day event. Named for Countess Arabelle de Valentione of Ishgard, who's quest for love centuries ago became famous. Her descendants in House Valentione are in the main runners of the holiday, doing their best to carry on her sprit and help others find love. The holiday, like the real Valintine's day, has been noted to to have become over commercialized as of late, largely due to the Culinarin's guild and their wares of chocolates.
**Little Ladies' Day, based on Girl's day/Dolls day. Notably the only largely Japanese holiday with elements of the Prince and the Pauper. A largely Ul'dahin holiday, it was created when the daughter of a now long deceased Sultan traded places with the daughter of a miller and snuck out. The Sultan, discovering the ruse, assumed she was kidnapped and ordered the fake's home ransacked. The princess was actually discovered near the palace and taken home, where she revealed her own actions. Her father, horrified at his own unjust actions, rebuilt the girl's home and offered himself as the miller girl's Senshel for day. As the story spread of his humility, the Sultan declared this would be a yearly tradition with him acting as the Senshal to a randomly selected girl. In memory of this event, Modern men (largely their fathers) serve girls as their own Senshal for the day, and princess doll sets are common.
**Hatching Tide inspired by Easter, noted to be a fairly new holiday created shortly before the Calamity by Jihli Aliapoh, a Miqo'te woman to claims to have had visions from the Twelve Archons of old, of them returning from the heavens atop brightly decorated eggs. Her followers help spread these visions and try to recreate them for her. To her credit, many of them do come true, in a manner of speaking. Like modern Easter, decorated eggs are everywhere and egg hunts are common.
**The Moonfire Faire: A generic "It's summer!" celebration. Originally created as the Firefall Faire, the first in game holiday. (It was renamed in it's second year, and the name stuck) A fairly new holiday, it was created by the Cascadiers to get citizens to help fend of an invasion of the Classic FinalFantasy monster, the Bomb, at the Lomisan beaches.. When the bombs stopped returning after a few years the celebrations continued unabated and became a general fun in the sun event. Swimwear or summer Kimonos are often given out for this event while fireworks are common.
***The Rising, a nonholiday holiday, as it's simply a anniversary event for the Relaunch of the game out of universe, while in universe it serves as a memorial to the Calamity. A fairly low key event and takes place during the Moonfire Faire, creating a somber element amongst the festivities, though special fireworks are set off in memorial. Replaced Founding Day, which was the original game anniversary and a honoring of the founding of the Eeorzan Alliance.
**All Saints' Wake, a Halloween event. Belived to be a night in which the various historical figures of greet deeds, who are pictured on Guild Leves, can not watch over the living from the heavens as the Twelve themselves invite them to dinner. Monsters are said to stalk the night unabated, well, more unabated then normal. Citizens were said to hide at home and bar their doors, and if they had to go out, they disguised themselves as monsters, leading to a very western Halloween celebration in modern times. The stories tend to be somewhat true, as monsters disguised as people, or monsters disguised as people disguised as monsters, often posing as the Continental Circus, infiltrate the various towns. Despite their best effort they tend to be harmless or easily thwarted.
6th Jul '16 12:46:34 AM Midna
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** One episode is about the pony equivalent of Christmas, "Hearth's Warming Eve". It's also about the founding fillies of Equestria using friendship to survive and defeat a long winter, making it more of a collision between a National Day and Thanksgiving which is just celebrated using typical Christmas decorations.

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** One episode is about the pony equivalent of Christmas, "Hearth's Warming Eve". It's also about the founding fillies of Equestria using friendship to survive and defeat a long winter, making it more of a collision between a National Day and Thanksgiving which is just celebrated using typical Christmas decorations. As seen in "A Hearth's Warming Tale", it even has its own in-universe equivalent of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''.
13th May '16 11:54:04 PM pvsage
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', it is revealed that in the Standard English of the year 3000, the holiday is pronounced "Ex-Mas" (much as "ask" is officially pronounced "axe", as it is in many dialects today). The spirit of the holiday is markedly different, as people stay inside in fear of the robot Santa Claus who puts almost everyone on his naughty list and then tries to kill them. The underground mutants seem to celebrate Christmas, however, as they worship their giant unexploded nuclear missile on that day.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', it is revealed that in the Standard English of the year 3000, the holiday is pronounced "Ex-Mas" (much as "ask" is officially pronounced "axe", as it is in many dialects today). The spirit of the holiday is markedly different, as people stay inside in fear of the robot Santa Claus who puts almost everyone on his naughty list and then tries to kill them. them, so while this is the TropeNamer, it's closer to an inversion of SantaClausmas. The underground mutants seem to celebrate Christmas, however, as they worship their [[CargoCult giant unexploded nuclear missile missile]] on that day.
11th May '16 5:33:34 AM jormis29
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* Averted in ''ForgottenRealms'' as far as Christmas itself goes: Midwinter/Deepwinter is not a time of general celebration, but played straight with the Feast of the Moon, the [[AllHallowsEve Autumn festival that honours the dead]], and Greengrass, the Spring festival that celebrates growing things with flower garlands (May Day).
* The various TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} nations' calendars are littered with Expies of familiar RealLife holidays, such as Ierendi's tropical version of Christmas (ribbon-bedecked palm trees).

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* Averted in ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' as far as Christmas itself goes: Midwinter/Deepwinter is not a time of general celebration, but played straight with the Feast of the Moon, the [[AllHallowsEve Autumn festival that honours the dead]], and Greengrass, the Spring festival that celebrates growing things with flower garlands (May Day).
* The various TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' nations' calendars are littered with Expies of familiar RealLife holidays, such as Ierendi's tropical version of Christmas (ribbon-bedecked palm trees).



* Lampshaded in [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0047.html this]] ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' strip; the joke, of course, is that in the ''{{Exalted}}'' universe where the strip takes place, not only Christmas but the concept of ''winter'' would be completely alien to the characters.

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* Lampshaded in [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0047.html this]] ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' strip; the joke, of course, is that in the ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' universe where the strip takes place, not only Christmas but the concept of ''winter'' would be completely alien to the characters.
10th May '16 8:14:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Episode 7 of ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'' features the ''Fiesta des Lumiéres'', which is pretty much a Japanese Obon festival [[MemeticMutation in a French-speaking Spanish town in Switzerland]].

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* Episode 7 of ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'' ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' features the ''Fiesta des Lumiéres'', which is pretty much a Japanese Obon festival [[MemeticMutation in a French-speaking Spanish town in Switzerland]].
26th Apr '16 1:56:02 AM aye_amber
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* One of the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Nickmas commercials from the early 2000s stated that the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' characters were celebrating Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-and-Winter-Solstice. Others have various Nicktoon characters celebrating Nickmas.

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* One of the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Nickmas [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Nickmas]] commercials from the early 2000s 2000's stated that the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' characters were celebrating Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-and-Winter-Solstice.Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa / Winter Solstice. Others have various Nicktoon characters celebrating Nickmas.



* {{Nickelodeon}} series ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' has a holiday episode where the people of Chalk Zone celebrate something called "Chris-hanukah-mas" and "Rama-kwanzaa-dan". No mention of Tet anywhere, though. Apparently, Buddhism doesn't exist in Chalk Zone.

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* {{Nickelodeon}} Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} series ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' has a holiday episode where the people of Chalk Zone celebrate something called "Chris-hanukah-mas" and "Rama-kwanzaa-dan". No mention of Tet anywhere, though. Apparently, Buddhism doesn't exist in Chalk Zone.
22nd Apr '16 6:32:20 PM Trogdor
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->''"Back on Earth we call this Christmas. Or the Winter Solstice. On this world, the first settlers called it The Crystal Feast."''

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->''"Back on Earth we call called this Christmas. Or Christmas, or the Winter Solstice. On this world, the first settlers called it The Crystal Feast."''
18th Apr '16 6:52:58 PM Kid
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** This series' closest counterpart to Christmas is 'Giftmas', when Papa Santos grants wishes to nice people who believe him and would even make Kuzco emperor again had it been wished by someone in the nice list. However, Papa isn't all-knowing, considering his naughty list has 'Yzma' and 'Amzy' as second and third naughtiest. (At least until Kuzco started to work his way out of the list)

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** This series' closest counterpart to Christmas is 'Giftmas', when Papa Santos grants wishes to nice people who believe him and would even make Kuzco emperor again had it been wished by someone in the nice list. However, Papa isn't all-knowing, considering his naughty list has 'Yzma' and 'Amzy' as second and third naughtiest. (At least until Kuzco started to work his way out of the list)list.)
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