History PlayingWith / YouMeanXmas

7th Mar '17 3:17:59 PM TheLyniezian
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** It's quite natural that Narmnia would have a winter festival for much the same reason that Christmas evolved, and cross-cultural pollinating from some point in history somehow mean that Narmnia incorporated Christmas traditions into Life Day.
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 Christmas, which was once a national holiday in Narmnia, has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and entirely centered around consumerism.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 Christmas, which was once a national holiday in Narmnia, has been replaced by "Life Day", a government-approved holiday devoid of any religious meaning and [[SantaClausmas entirely centered around consumerism.consumerism]].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.
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