History WesternAnimation / TheChristmasTree

28th Jul '16 10:04:47 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* {{Beat}}: The Mayor does one mid-sentence when saying, "I've got enough money here to get the children new clothes. ''[beat]'' And still some left for their Christmas presents." Viewers have explained this as the result of a Vietnam flashback.

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* {{Beat}}: The Mayor does one mid-sentence when saying, "I've got enough money here to get the children new clothes. ''[beat]'' And still some left for their Christmas presents." Viewers have WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic explained this as the result of a Vietnam flashback.
14th May '16 1:00:20 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* GoshDangItToHeck: Averted. Near the end, Judy says "Oh God, what do you mean?" right before Ray reappears.



* PrecisionFStrike: A very mild one, but Judy says "Oh God, what do you mean?" right before Ray reappears.
28th Apr '16 8:27:06 PM LadyNorbert
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* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Not only is Mrs. Mavilda not sentenced for child abuse and embezzlement at the end, she retains a job at the orphanage (albeit as Judy's assistant)! All because of her lightning-induced HeelFaceTurn]].

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* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Not only is Mrs. Mavilda not sentenced for child abuse and embezzlement at the end, she retains a job at the orphanage (albeit as Judy's assistant)! All because of her lightning-induced HeelFaceTurn]].HeelFaceTurn.]]



* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Mavilda is Miss Hannigan. (Antagonist of ''{{Annie}}'')

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* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Mavilda is this for Miss Hannigan. (Antagonist Hannigan, the antagonist of ''{{Annie}}'')''{{Annie}}''.



* NonHumanSidekick: Licorice the dog.



* PrecisionFStrike: A very mild one, but right before Ray reappears, Judy says "Oh God, what do you mean?".

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* PatchworkMap: According to the book that one of the girls is constantly carrying, the world in which this special takes place has one of these. It looks like a beheaded gingerbread man composed of weird chunks of different climates, and apparently indicates that the orphanage is not too far from the North Pole.
* PrecisionFStrike: A very mild one, but right before Ray reappears, Judy says "Oh God, what do you mean?".mean?" right before Ray reappears.


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* ThousandYardStare: Ray, Judy's rarely-seen husband, almost never blinks.


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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Judy's son is apparently named Pappy. (This is a common nickname for someone's ''grandfather''.)
24th Apr '16 8:11:53 AM dmcreif
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* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight and averted. Judy's a decent person, if a bit dim, and genuinely cares for the children. The mayor, however, doesn't seem to have the slightest inkling that anything is amiss, and is perfectly willing to fork over large sums of cash (measured in number of bags, no less) to Mrs. Mavilda without much question.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight and averted. Judy's a decent person, if a bit dim, and genuinely cares for the children. The mayor, however, doesn't seem to have the slightest inkling that anything is amiss, and is perfectly willing to fork over large sums of cash (measured in number of bags, bags[[note]]But hey, who needs a paper trail when you have millionaire duck currency?[[/note]], no less) to Mrs. Mavilda without much question.
18th Apr '16 6:29:23 PM Candhfan621
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* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight and averted. Judy's a decent person, if a bit dim, and genuinely cares for the children. The mayor, however, doesn't seem to have the slightest inkling that anything is amiss, and is perfectly willing to fork over large sums of cash to Mrs. Mavilda without much question.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight and averted. Judy's a decent person, if a bit dim, and genuinely cares for the children. The mayor, however, doesn't seem to have the slightest inkling that anything is amiss, and is perfectly willing to fork over large sums of cash (measured in number of bags, no less) to Mrs. Mavilda without much question.
21st Mar '16 5:21:14 AM PurrElise
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'''''The Christmas Tree''''' is a 1991 animated {{Christmas special}} that takes place in an orphanage run by the evil Mrs. Mavilda. She steals the orphanage's funds and tricks the mayor into thinking she's a good manager. The kids are so miserable they latch onto a pine tree as a mother figure. Things begin to change when a new family moves to town, and the mayor assigns the mother, Judy, to a position as Mrs. Mavilda's assistant. She and her two children live at the orphanage while their husband/father must live elsewhere for his new job. Judy takes the orphans under her wing and tries to make life better for them. When Mrs. Mavilda decides to frame Judy for a crime in order to have her removed, the children make a desperate bid to appeal to {{Santa Claus}} for help.

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'''''The ''The Christmas Tree''''' Tree'' is a 1991 animated {{Christmas special}} that takes place in an orphanage run by the evil Mrs. Mavilda. She steals the orphanage's funds and tricks the mayor into thinking she's a good manager. The kids are so miserable they latch onto a pine tree as a mother figure. Things begin to change when a new family moves to town, and the mayor assigns the mother, Judy, to a position as Mrs. Mavilda's assistant. She and her two children live at the orphanage while their husband/father must live elsewhere for his new job. Judy takes the orphans under her wing and tries to make life better for them. When Mrs. Mavilda decides to frame Judy for a crime in order to have her removed, the children make a desperate bid to appeal to {{Santa Claus}} for help.
3rd Feb '16 9:25:34 PM LeedsKing
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* DullSurprise: Barring the above [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewage]], the voice deliveries qualify as this across the board. Also near the end when Pappy tells his parents that he lost Lily, and their only reaction is their eyes going wide for a second.

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* DullSurprise: Barring the above [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewage]], the voice deliveries qualify as this across the board. Also near the end when Pappy tells his parents that he lost Lily, Lily is probably dead, and their only reaction is their eyes going wide for a second.
3rd Feb '16 9:14:07 PM LeedsKing
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* ShockAndAwe: Weirdly, [[spoiler: Santa]]. He decorates the tree and gives the children new clothes with a noticeable electrical crackle. In a more traditionally elemental and slightly more sinister vein, [[spoiler:Mrs. Mavilda is conveniently struck by lightning just before he makes his appearance. You really don't want to get on this guy's naughty list.]]

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* ShockAndAwe: Weirdly, [[spoiler: Santa]]. He decorates the tree and gives the children new clothes with a noticeable electrical crackle. In a more traditionally elemental and slightly more sinister vein, [[spoiler:Mrs. Mavilda is conveniently struck by lightning just before he makes his appearance. You really don't want to get on this guy's naughty list.]]]] Making him a sort of BadassGrandpa.
3rd Feb '16 9:11:04 PM LeedsKing
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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Lily ''falls off a cliff.'' But she survives, thanks to Santa conveniently being in the area.]] In a slightly less blatant example, the children never seem to get sick or injured despite wearing threadbare clothing to play in the snow.

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Lily ''falls off a cliff.'' cliff'' into a snowdrift. But she survives, thanks to Santa conveniently being in the area.]] In a slightly less blatant example, the children never seem to get sick or injured despite wearing threadbare clothing to play in the snow.
3rd Feb '16 8:42:54 PM LeedsKing
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* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Mavilda is Miss Hannigan.

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* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Mavilda is Miss Hannigan. (Antagonist of ''{{Annie}}'')
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