History PlayingWith / YouMeanXmas

10th Jan '15 11:58:32 PM tyrekecorrea
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** The secular aspect of Christmas is played up, the religious aspect is ignored, and no one refers to Christmas by name.
26th Oct '14 10:45:23 AM TrickyTroper
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** The holiday they call "Christmas" is not a religious holiday, and its traditions have nothing in common with Christmas as we know it. Their only Christmas-like holiday is Life Day.

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** However, Narmnia has another holiday which resembles a ChristmasInJuly.
** The holiday they call "Christmas" is not a religious holiday, and its traditions [[FictionalHoliday have nothing in common with Christmas as we know it.it]]. Their only Christmas-like holiday is Life Day.



* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is secretly a devout Christian living in Narmnia, a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where all religions are illegal. Christmas, which was once a national holiday in Narmnia, has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism. Following a denounce to the Narmnian secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested. [[CruelMercy They decide to spare him the usual punishment of death]], instead sending him to a re-education camp which turns out to be a FateWorseThanDeath.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is secretly a devout Christian living in Narmnia, a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where all religions are illegal. Christmas, which was once a national holiday in Narmnia, has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and [[SantaClausmas entirely centered around consumerism.consumerism]]. Following a denounce to the Narmnian secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested. [[CruelMercy They decide to spare him the usual punishment of death]], instead sending him to a re-education camp which turns out to be a FateWorseThanDeath.
22nd Oct '14 1:23:34 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Every time Bob says "Christmas" during the ChristmasEpisode, Aerith or a relative of hers screams "LIFE DAY!" at the top of their lungs. BonusPoints if [[BrickJoke they also do this in later episodes.]]

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** Every time Bob says "Christmas" during the ChristmasEpisode, Aerith or a relative of hers screams "LIFE DAY!" at the top of their lungs. BonusPoints if [[BrickJoke they They also do this in later episodes.]]
21st Oct '14 10:34:42 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Downplayed''': People get together for Life Day and they eat at the same table. Other than that, there is barely any parallel between Life Day and any Earth holiday.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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People get together for Life Day and they eat at the same table. Other than that, there is barely any parallel between Life Day and any Earth holiday.holiday.
** There is no group dinner for Life Day, but there are a few Christmas-like decorations here and there.



** Every time Bob says "Christmas" during the holiday, Aerith or a relative of hers screams "LIFE DAY!" at the top of their lungs. [[BrickJoke Bonus points if they also do this in later episodes.]]



* '''Implied''': Aerith puts up very Christmas-like decorations, and claims they're for Life Day, but we don't get to see anything else relating to Life Day.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob is a [[TheFundamentalist Christian fundamentalist]] ConspiracyTheorist who lives in the real world, but believes that Narmnia (as described in the paragraph below) is 100% real.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is secretly a devout Christian living in Narmnia, a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where all religions are illegal. Christmas, which was once a national holiday in Narmnia, has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism. Following a denounce to the Narmnian secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested. They decide to spare him the usual punishment of death, instead sending him to a re-education camp.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Not applicable. (This trope is always intentionally used.)

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* '''Implied''': Aerith puts up very Christmas-like decorations, and claims they're for Life Day, but there is no ChristmasEpisode and we don't get to see anything else relating to Life Day.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Laughs''':
** Every time Bob says "Christmas" during the ChristmasEpisode, Aerith or a relative of hers screams "LIFE DAY!" at the top of their lungs. BonusPoints if [[BrickJoke they also do this in later episodes.]]
** Judging by the decorations at Aerith's house, Bob assumes that Life Day is a combination of Halloween and Christmas. However, it is actually a Christmas-like holiday, plain and simple. Aerith's family just hasn't taken down the Halloween (or "Pumpkin Night") decorations yet.
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Bob is a [[TheFundamentalist Christian fundamentalist]] ConspiracyTheorist who lives in the real world, but believes that Narmnia (as described in the paragraph below) is 100% real.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is secretly a devout Christian living in Narmnia, a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where all religions are illegal. Christmas, which was once a national holiday in Narmnia, has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism. Following a denounce to the Narmnian secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested. [[CruelMercy They decide to spare him the usual punishment of death, death]], instead sending him to a re-education camp.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Not applicable. (This trope is always intentionally used.)
camp which turns out to be a FateWorseThanDeath.



* '''Unparodied''': Judging by the decorations at Aerith's house, Bob assumes that Life Day is a combination of Halloween and Christmas. However, it is actually a Christmas-like holiday, plain and simple. Aerith's family just hasn't taken down the Halloween (or "Pumpkin Night") decorations yet.
15th Jan '14 8:56:36 PM TrickyTroper
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** The holiday they call "Christmas" is not a religious holiday, and its traditions have nothing in common with Christmas as we know it.

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** The holiday they call "Christmas" is not a religious holiday, and its traditions have nothing in common with Christmas as we know it. Their only Christmas-like holiday is Life Day.



* '''Enforced''': The writers offer the executives a lengthy and reasonable tirade about why Christianity can't exist in Narmnia. They offer to do a holiday special still, featuring a holiday that resembles Christmas, but with no religious content. The executives agree.

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* '''Enforced''': The writers offer the executives a lengthy and reasonable tirade about why Christianity can't exist in Narmnia. They offer to do a holiday special still, featuring a holiday that resembles Christmas, but is either a CrystalDragonJesus equivalent or an entirely consumerism-based holiday with no religious content. The executives agree.



* '''Exploited''': Bob uses Life Day as an excuse to sing the Christmas carols he loves (with minor revisions).

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* '''Exploited''': Bob uses Life Day as an excuse to sing the Christmas carols he loves (with minor revisions).loves, with some revisions.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob is a [[TheFundamentalist Christian fundamentalist]] ConspiracyTheorist who lives in the real world, but believes that everything in the paragraph below is 100% real.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is a secretly devote Christian living in a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where religion is banned and Christmas has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism. Following a denounce to the secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested and sent to a re-education camp (or executed).

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob is a [[TheFundamentalist Christian fundamentalist]] ConspiracyTheorist who lives in the real world, but believes that everything Narmnia (as described in the paragraph below below) is 100% real.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is a secretly devote a devout Christian living in Narmnia, a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where religion is banned and Christmas all religions are illegal. Christmas, which was once a national holiday in Narmnia, has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism. Following a denounce to the Narmnian secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested and sent arrested. They decide to spare him the usual punishment of death, instead sending him to a re-education camp (or executed).camp.


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* '''Untwisted''': On his way to Aerith's house, Bob imagines what Life Day might be like. He never guesses that it's a Christmas-like holiday, which it is.
* '''Unparodied''': Judging by the decorations at Aerith's house, Bob assumes that Life Day is a combination of Halloween and Christmas. However, it is actually a Christmas-like holiday, plain and simple. Aerith's family just hasn't taken down the Halloween (or "Pumpkin Night") decorations yet.
13th Jan '14 1:47:50 PM TrickyTroper
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** Life Day is a CrystalDragonJesus religious holiday, so it's no coincidence that it resembles Christmas.

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** Life Day is part of [[CrystalDragonJesus a CrystalDragonJesus religious holiday, so it's no coincidence that it resembles Christmas.fictional religion resembling Christianity]].



* '''Double Subverted''': ...except that when dinner ends, everybody gets up to decorate a tree and hang socks on the chimney for Father Winter to fill with toys when he comes at midnight. They then walk around town singing melodies.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...Subverted''':
** ...
except that when dinner ends, everybody gets up to decorate a tree and hang socks on the chimney for Father Winter to fill with toys when he comes at midnight. They then walk around town singing melodies.melodies.
** The holiday they call "Christmas" is not a religious holiday, and its traditions have nothing in common with Christmas as we know it.
11th Jan '14 10:47:40 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Justified''': Christianity ''does'' exist in Narmnia, but it is forbidden by the Wicked Troll Government. Aerith's family is trying to celebrate Christmas as much as it is possible without vulnerating the actual word of the law.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Christianity ''does'' exist in Narmnia, but it is forbidden by the Wicked Troll Government. Aerith's family is trying to celebrate Christmas as much as it is possible without vulnerating the actual word of the law.law.
** Life Day is a CrystalDragonJesus religious holiday, so it's no coincidence that it resembles Christmas.
23rd Dec '13 3:39:40 PM VPhantom
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* '''Subverted''': Bob, who fell on Narmnia through a magic door to our world, thinks at first that Life Day must be somewhat like Christmas. However, when Bob visits Aerith's house for the Life Day dinner, there appears to be no similarity between Christmas and Life Day.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Bob, who fell on Narmnia through a magic door to our world, thinks at first that Life Day must be somewhat like Christmas. However, when Bob visits Aerith's house for the Life Day dinner, there appears to be no similarity between Christmas and Life Day.
23rd Dec '13 2:49:47 PM InsanityInside
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** The holiday seems similar to Christmas at first, but it turns out there is a big difference.
** The people of Narmnia celebrate Christmas as well as Life Day.
4th Dec '13 10:56:22 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Straight''': In the MagicalLand of {{Narm}}nia, Aerith's family invites Bob to their traditional Life Day dinner. Bob finds that Life Day is similar to Christmas; it includes practices such as decorating a tree, singing melodies, hanging socks on the chimney, and receiving gifts from Father Winter.

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* '''Straight''': In the MagicalLand of {{Narm}}nia, Aerith's family invites Bob (TheHero from the real world) to their traditional Life Day dinner. Bob finds that Life Day is similar to Christmas; it includes practices such as decorating a tree, singing melodies, hanging socks on the chimney, and receiving gifts from Father Winter.



** Narmnia has "clones" of other holidays as well as Christmas - [[HalloweenEpisode Pumpkin Night]], [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Heart Day]], Chocolate Egg Day, etc.

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** Narmnia has "clones" of other Earth holidays as well as Christmas - [[HalloweenEpisode Pumpkin Night]], [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Heart Day]], Chocolate Egg Day, etc.



* '''Subverted''': Bob, who fell on Narmnia through a magic door to our world, thinks at first that Life Day must be somewhat like Christmas, but soon finds there is no similarity between them.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...except that when dinner ends, everybody gets up to sing melodies, decorate a tree, hang socks on the chimney and receive gifts from Father Winter.

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* '''Subverted''': Bob, who fell on Narmnia through a magic door to our world, thinks at first that Life Day must be somewhat like Christmas, but soon finds Christmas. However, when Bob visits Aerith's house for the Life Day dinner, there is appears to be no similarity between them.
Christmas and Life Day.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...except that when dinner ends, everybody gets up to sing melodies, decorate a tree, tree and hang socks on the chimney and receive gifts from for Father Winter.Winter to fill with toys when he comes at midnight. They then walk around town singing melodies.



** Everytime Bob tries to pronounce the word "Christmas" during the holiday, Aerith or a relative of hers screams "LIFE DAY!" at the top of their lungs.
** Life Day's traditions combine those of Christmas and another real holiday (or more than one other real holiday).
** Life Day is celebrated with parodies of Christmas traditions. For example, they decorate a pile of laundry instead of a tree and receive deadly weapons as gifts.

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** Everytime Every time Bob tries to pronounce the word says "Christmas" during the holiday, Aerith or a relative of hers screams "LIFE DAY!" at the top of their lungs.
lungs. [[BrickJoke Bonus points if they also do this in later episodes.]]
** Life Day's traditions combine those of Christmas and another real holiday (or more than one other real holiday).
Halloween. They decorate a tree with paper ghosts and pumpkins filled with colored lights, walk around the neighborhood in costumes while singing festive melodies, and receive bags of candy from Father Winter.
** Life Day is celebrated with parodies of Christmas traditions. For example, they They decorate a pile of laundry instead of a tree tree, burn socks in the fireplace, sing violent songs, and receive deadly weapons as gifts.gifts.
** A QuirkyTown ''in the real world'' observes Life Day, and may or may not even know about Christmas.



* '''Enforced''': The writers are forced to make a ChristmasEpisode by ExecutiveMeddling.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh, like Christmas?" "What's a Christmas?"

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** There is a holiday special, aired close to Christmas, about a Narmnian holiday that does not resemble Christmas at all and fits with previous traditions mentioned earlier in the show.
* '''Enforced''': The writers are forced offer the executives a lengthy and reasonable tirade about why Christianity can't exist in Narmnia. They offer to make do a ChristmasEpisode by ExecutiveMeddling.
holiday special still, featuring a holiday that resembles Christmas, but with no religious content. The executives agree.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh, Bob says, "This is just like Christmas?" Christmas back home with my family." [[TagalongKid Aerith's kid sister]] asks, "What's a Christmas?"



* '''Exploited''': Bob uses Life Day as an excuse to sing the Christmas carols he loves.
* '''Defied''':
** Bob decides to tell Aerith about Christmas. Aerith notes its similarities to Life Day.
** The writers offer the executives a lengthy and reasonable tirade about why Christmas can't exist in the world of Narmnia. They offer to do a holiday special still, but featuring a holiday that does not resemble Christmas at all and fits with previous traditions mentioned earlier in the show. The executives agree.
* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': Bob uses Life Day as an excuse to sing the Christmas carols he loves.
loves (with minor revisions).
* '''Defied''':
**
'''Defied''': Bob decides to tell Aerith about Christmas. Aerith notes its similarities to Life Day.
** The writers offer the executives a lengthy
Day, and reasonable tirade tells her family about why it. Three years later, Christmas can't exist has completely replaced Life Day in the world of Narmnia. They offer to do a holiday special still, but featuring a holiday that does not resemble Christmas at all and fits with previous traditions mentioned earlier in the show. The executives agree.
Narmnia.
* '''Discussed''': ???"You should come to our Life Day dinner, Bob. My mother's holiday recipes are amazing."



* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is a secretly devote Christian living in a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where religion is banned and Christmas has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism. Following a denounce to the secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested and sent to a re-education camp.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is a secretly devote Christian living in a nightmarish Literature/BraveNewWorld-esque dystopia where religion is banned and Christmas has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism. Following a denounce to the secret police by Aerith, who had noticed something "odd" in Bob's behavior during the Life Day dinner, Bob is arrested and sent to a re-education camp.camp (or executed).



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