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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has "Twistmas", which is basically Christmas except without Jesus and Santa delivers to adults too, and "Pranksgiving", which is basically April Fool's.
1st Jan '18 6:12:44 PM merotoker
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* In DC's ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' comic book, "Spirit in the Sky" (the story in issue #2) had a Christmas theme, complete with an [[Main/EnergyBeings energy being]] based on Santa Claus and evil aliens based on the Grinch.
* The UK ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' comics introduced Rammastide, which while technically celebrates when Third Earth was liberated from Mumm-ra, is basically Christmas in blue and gold. It also has the bad luck of being the day the Metokangmi walks around mourning its dead mate. And it's preferred path happens to be right through the Cats' Lair, which ends up working out because the Metokangmi is basically a gigantic feline yeti.

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* In DC's ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' comic book, "Spirit in the Sky" (the story in issue #2) had a Christmas theme, complete with an [[Main/EnergyBeings energy being]] {{energy being|s}} based on Santa Claus and evil aliens based on the Grinch.
* The UK ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' comics introduced Rammastide, which while technically celebrates celebrating when Third Earth was liberated from Mumm-ra, is basically Christmas in blue and gold. It also has the bad luck of being the day the Metokangmi walks around mourning its dead mate. And it's preferred path happens to be right through the Cats' Lair, which ends up working out because the Metokangmi is basically a gigantic feline yeti.



* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman''

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman''''Franchise/WonderWoman'':



** Post-Crisis, as seen in ''DCU Holiday Bash'' #3, the Amazons celebrate Solstice with a contest of strength. When Artemis criticises Diana for celebrating Christmas, Wonder Woman seems to attack her, but she's actually just demonstrating she can still follow Amazon traditions as well.
* ''DCU Holiday Special '09'' revealed that in the future of the Comicbook/LegionOfSuperheroes, all the midwinter festivals have been merged into a single event, simply called Holiday.

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** Post-Crisis, ComicBook/PostCrisis, as seen in ''DCU Holiday Bash'' #3, the Amazons celebrate Solstice with a contest of strength. When Artemis criticises Diana for celebrating Christmas, Wonder Woman seems to attack her, but she's actually just demonstrating she can still follow Amazon traditions as well.
* ''DCU Holiday Special '09'' revealed that in the future of the Comicbook/LegionOfSuperheroes, Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes, all the midwinter festivals have been merged into a single event, simply called Holiday.



* In 1954 Creator/CSLewis wrote a text called ''[[http://www.getmorphed.com/2003/12/xmas-and-christmas.html Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus]]'', in which the people of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]] celebrate ''two'' holidays: [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything A secular one with parties and gifts and a religious one in temples]]. Creator/{{Herodotus}} concludes that "Exmas" (the commercial racket) and "Crissmas" (the religious festival) are two entirely distinct festivals that just happen to fall on the same day.
** Notably averted in [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]], specifically ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', which has Father Christmas -- the old-fashioned, bad ass half-pagan-nature-god version -- and the White Witch's rule is said to lead to Narnia forever being in a state of 'always winter, and never Christmas'. (The name "Christmas" was quite possibly introduced to Narnia by King Frank and Queen Helen, who used to be working-class Brits before becoming Narnia's first monarchs.)

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* In 1954 Creator/CSLewis wrote a text called ''[[http://www.getmorphed.com/2003/12/xmas-and-christmas.html Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus]]'', in which the people of [[SdrawkcabName Niatirb]] celebrate ''two'' holidays: [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything A secular one with parties and gifts and a religious one in temples]]. Creator/{{Herodotus}} concludes that "Exmas" (the commercial racket) and "Crissmas" (the religious festival) are two entirely distinct festivals that just happen to fall on the same day. \n** Notably averted in [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]], specifically ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', which has Father Christmas -- the old-fashioned, bad ass half-pagan-nature-god version -- and the White Witch's rule is said to lead to Narnia forever being in a state of 'always winter, and never Christmas'. (The name "Christmas" was quite possibly introduced to Narnia by King Frank and Queen Helen, who used to be working-class Brits before becoming Narnia's first monarchs.)



* Up until they created Kaya, a Nez-Perce Indian character from 1764, each of the ''Literature/AmericanGirl'' characters had a Christmas story as a part of her book series. Since Kaya obviously wouldn't have celebrated Christmas, living before the Nez-Perce had much contact with Europeans, they gave her a story about "giving" as her obligatory "holiday" book.

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* Up until they created Kaya, a Nez-Perce Indian character from 1764, each of the ''Literature/AmericanGirl'' ''Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection'' characters had a Christmas story as a part of her book series. Since Kaya obviously wouldn't have celebrated Christmas, living before the Nez-Perce had much contact with Europeans, they gave her a story about "giving" as her obligatory "holiday" book.



* The FramingStory of ''The Legend of Podkin One-Ear'' (and the opening of the story itself) is set on Bramblemas Eve, when presents are left in the warren by the mysterious Midwinter Rabbit.

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* The FramingStory FramingDevice of ''The Legend of Podkin One-Ear'' (and the opening of the story itself) is set on Bramblemas Eve, when presents are left in the warren by the mysterious Midwinter Rabbit.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]]:

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion "[[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]]:Religion]]":



* ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' has its own uncannily parallel holiday from 60 million years in the past: Refrigerator Day.



* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' has "A Solstice Carol". This episode features orphans about to be evicted on Solstice eve, a solstice tree, a toy maker named Senticles who disguises himself with a red suit and a white beard and falls down a chimney, a king who hates the Solstice and has banned it, Xena and Gabrielle sneaking into his bedchamber to pretend to be the Fates and ghosts of past, present, future and convincing him to mend his evil ways. To top it all off, Gabrielle gives her donkey to a married couple with a child who look suspiciously like a few religious figures that will remain nameless, while a bright star hangs in the sky above. Seriously. Of course, fans of the show will tell you that this trope was just made for this show.
** Funnily enough, if you take out "Senticles" and the ''Christmas Carol'' shout-outs, it's actually a pretty damned good representation of Solstice festivals of the time... in NORTHERN Europe, anyway, if not Greece.

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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' has "A Solstice Carol". This episode features orphans about to be evicted on Solstice eve, a solstice tree, a toy maker named Senticles who disguises himself with a red suit and a white beard and falls down a chimney, a king who hates the Solstice and has banned it, Xena and Gabrielle sneaking into his bedchamber to pretend to be the Fates and ghosts of past, present, future and convincing him to mend his evil ways. To top it all off, Gabrielle gives her donkey to a married couple with a child who look suspiciously like a few religious figures that will remain nameless, while a bright star hangs in the sky above. Seriously. Of course, fans of the show will tell you that this trope was just made for this show.
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show. Funnily enough, if you take out "Senticles" and the ''Christmas Carol'' shout-outs, it's actually a pretty damned good representation of Solstice festivals of the time... in NORTHERN Europe, anyway, if not Greece.



* ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' has its own uncannily parallel holiday from 60 million years in the past: Refrigerator Day.



* ''VideoGames/Destiny2'': Citizens of the Last City, and presumable other surviving humans, celebrate The Dawning at the end of every year. Justified, as [[TheArchmage Ikora]] explicitly describes it as a combination of thousands of holiday traditions from before the Collapse, including ([[LoveableRogue Cayde]]'s favorite) giving each other gifts.

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* ''VideoGames/Destiny2'': Citizens of the Last City, and presumable other surviving humans, celebrate The Dawning at the end of every year. Justified, as [[TheArchmage Ikora]] explicitly describes it as a combination of thousands of holiday traditions from before the Collapse, including ([[LoveableRogue ([[LovableRogue Cayde]]'s favorite) giving each other gifts.



** They have also implemented Pilgrim's Bounty(Thanksgiving analogue) and Day of the Dead(after the real-world event).

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** They have also implemented Pilgrim's Bounty(Thanksgiving Bounty (Thanksgiving analogue) and Day of the Dead(after Dead (after the real-world event).



* 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 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:

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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 by dressing them up in their red uniforms and hideing hiding 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:



** 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.

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** 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 classic ''Franchise/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.



* Taken to its logical extreme in ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare'' where the titular character creates "X-Holiday", a more secularized and commerican version of Christmas. Buy your festive X-Holiday obelisks today!

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* Taken to its logical extreme in ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare'' where the titular character creates "X-Holiday", a more secularized and commerican commercial version of Christmas. Buy your festive X-Holiday obelisks today!



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has 12th Perigee's Eve. The Trolls and their Lusus may decorate the hive or just stay inside, and the Lusus goes and collects a "behemoth leaving" in the style of a Christmas tree. A 12th Perigee's Eve coincided with the trolls finishing their session and about to win [[spoiler:when Jack Noir gets in their way and they are forced to retreat.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has 12th Perigee's Eve. The Trolls and their Lusus may decorate the hive or just stay inside, and the Lusus goes and collects a "behemoth leaving" in the style of a Christmas tree. A 12th Perigee's Eve coincided with the trolls finishing their session and about to win [[spoiler:when Jack Noir gets in their way and they are forced to retreat.]]retreat]].



* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', the Wonderlandians celebrate Lights Festival, which happens in winter and involves exchanging gifts. In an unique spin, it has its own reason to be (unification of Suit tribes) and its own paraphenalia (lanterns).
* Gently parodied in the ''Webcomic/FuzzyKnights'' ChristmasSpesial storybook ''Little Bear Awakens'', where it's revealed that the Fuzzies (whose entire culture and society is based on borrowed concepts from the humans) celebrate "Newchristmashannakwanzaeidyear," a mash-up of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr and New Year's, which is held on a randomly-chosen day in December.

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* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', the Wonderlandians celebrate Lights Festival, which happens in winter and involves exchanging gifts. In an a unique spin, it has its own reason to be (unification of Suit tribes) and its own paraphenalia paraphernalia (lanterns).
* Gently parodied in the ''Webcomic/FuzzyKnights'' ChristmasSpesial ChristmasSpecial storybook ''Little Bear Awakens'', where it's revealed that the Fuzzies (whose entire culture and society is based on borrowed concepts from the humans) celebrate "Newchristmashannakwanzaeidyear," a mash-up of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr and New Year's, which is held on a randomly-chosen day in December.



* 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, 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]] 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, so while this is the TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, 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]] on that day.



* There is a ''[[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow Super Mario World]]'' episode with "Cave Christmas", which Mario and Luigi actually state is invented by them because the cavepeople don't know what Christmas is.

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* There is a ''[[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow Super Mario World]]'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' episode with "Cave Christmas", which Mario and Luigi actually state is invented by them because the cavepeople don't know what Christmas is.
27th Dec '17 2:08:56 PM DaibhidC
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* In the original pre-Crisis continuity of ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' the Amazons celebrated Diana's Day at winter solstice. One woman was chosen by lots to play the Goddess and distribute presents while the others are entitled to try to unmask her and take over the Goddess role. Those who try and fail are tied up, of course, and have to dress up as deer on the following day for a mock hunt. The "deer" are caught, "cooked" and served, whereupon they have to dance. Hey, it's Marston.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman''
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In the original pre-Crisis continuity of ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' the Amazons celebrated Diana's Day at winter solstice. One woman was chosen by lots to play the Goddess and distribute presents while the others are entitled to try to unmask her and take over the Goddess role. Those who try and fail are tied up, of course, and have to dress up as deer on the following day for a mock hunt. The "deer" are caught, "cooked" and served, whereupon they have to dance. Hey, it's Marston.Marston.
** Post-Crisis, as seen in ''DCU Holiday Bash'' #3, the Amazons celebrate Solstice with a contest of strength. When Artemis criticises Diana for celebrating Christmas, Wonder Woman seems to attack her, but she's actually just demonstrating she can still follow Amazon traditions as well.
* ''DCU Holiday Special '09'' revealed that in the future of the Comicbook/LegionOfSuperheroes, all the midwinter festivals have been merged into a single event, simply called Holiday.
27th Dec '17 8:20:51 AM wuggles
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* ''Series/TheSims3'' Seasons expansion has "Snowflake Day", where you can have a "Gift-giving party". Other off-brand holidays include Love Day, Spooky Day(which, despite the name, is a combination of Halloween and Thanksgiving), and Leisure Day (Independence Day).

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* ''Series/TheSims3'' ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' Seasons expansion has "Snowflake Day", where you can have a "Gift-giving party". Other off-brand holidays include Love Day, Spooky Day(which, despite the name, is a combination of Halloween and Thanksgiving), and Leisure Day (Independence Day).
24th Dec '17 1:08:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''EverQuestII'' has Frostfell, a general winter holiday that lasts through all of December and parts of January. Other celebrated holidays are Bristlebane's Day for April Fools Day, Erollisi Day for Valentines, Brew Day for St. Patrick's Day, and Nights of the Dead for Halloween.

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* ''EverQuestII'' ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'' has Frostfell, a general winter holiday that lasts through all of December and parts of January. Other celebrated holidays are Bristlebane's Day for April Fools Day, Erollisi Day for Valentines, Brew Day for St. Patrick's Day, and Nights of the Dead for Halloween.
19th Dec '17 7:29:42 PM Qrow
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* ''VideoGames/Destiny2'': Citizens of the Last City, and presumable other surviving humans, celebrate The Dawning at the end of every year. Justified, as [[TheArchmage Ikora]] explicitly describes it as a combination of thousands of holiday traditions from before the Collapse, including ([[LoveableRogue Cayde]]'s favorite) giving each other gifts.
19th Dec '17 2:51:01 AM gabknight2005
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* In DC's ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' comic book, "Spirit in the Sky" (the story in issue #88) had a Christmas theme, complete with an [[Main/EnergyBeings energy being]] based on Santa Claus and evil aliens based on the Grinch.

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* In DC's ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' comic book, "Spirit in the Sky" (the story in issue #88) #2) had a Christmas theme, complete with an [[Main/EnergyBeings energy being]] based on Santa Claus and evil aliens based on the Grinch.
16th Dec '17 10:48:04 PM Ravenhull
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* ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' takes the trope and runs with it as they celebrate 'Nondescript Winter Holiday', complete with Christmas Tree and presents.
10th Dec '17 2:00:08 PM KillerClowns
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* ''Videogame/{{Splatoon}}'' has Squidmas, mentioned by the Squid Sisters [[spoiler:when re-fighting DJ Octavio,]] as the main theme of the North American Splatfest "Naughty vs. Nice", and as an aside when the European Splatfest "North Pole vs. South Pole" was introduced:

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* ''Videogame/{{Splatoon}}'' has Squidmas, mentioned by the Squid Sisters [[spoiler:when re-fighting DJ Octavio,]] Octavio]], as the main theme of the North American Splatfest "Naughty vs. Nice", and as an aside when the European Splatfest "North Pole vs. South Pole" was introduced:


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* ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' also references Squidmas in the "Sweaters vs. Socks" Splatfest. While introducing said Splatfest, [[TokenHeroicOrc Marina]] mentions Octivus, which is presumably the Octarian equivalent of Squidmas, before she remembers she's surrounded by Inklings and hurriedly uses a VerbalBackspace of "or whatever holiday you celebrate!"
3rd Dec '17 6:09:13 AM Andyroid
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* On ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' the people of Mewni celebrate "Stump Day", where they share love and good cheer in honor of the Great Stump that sheltered the first Mewman settlers during their first winter... and as Star and her friends find out, [[HappinessIsMandatory there had better be good cheer]] ''[[SurpriseCreepy or else]]''.
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