History WesternAnimation / TheChristmasTree

8th Jan '17 12:22:18 PM SuperMafia
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** More in the art style, but the VHS Cover has the children looking pretty cute with soft facial features, unlike the Elmer Fudd-like faces the kids have in the film proper
23rd Dec '16 8:17:57 PM CJCroen1393
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* EvilIsPetty: Mrs. Mavilda apparently considers torturing the children and ruining their happiness favorable to keeping the money given to her by the Mayor.
21st Dec '16 10:27:36 PM TheDogSage
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* SantaClaus: [[spoiler:shows up at the very end, having saved the kids who went to search for him and apparently strikes down Mrs. Mavilda with a BoltOfDivineRetribution just before appearing onscreen]]. Of course, as noted by WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, the movie seems to confuse Santa with Jesus, including having the kids follow the '''Star of Bethlehem''' to find him.
21st Dec '16 10:16:07 PM TheDogSage
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* BoltOfDivineRetribution: [[spoiler:One which Ms. Mavilda miraculously survives.]]

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* BoltOfDivineRetribution: [[spoiler:One which apparently delivered upon Ms. Mavilda by Santa Claus. Which she miraculously survives.]]
21st Dec '16 7:24:24 PM Peridonyx
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* StupidEvil: Mavilda repeatedly wasting all of her embezzled donation money on poker? Bad enough. Her enjoying screwing the kids over, way too much to care? Downright priceless.
5th Dec '16 6:03:31 AM 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."

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* {{Beat}}: The Mayor does has an awkward 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."
3rd Nov '16 2:15:57 PM rjd1922
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The film can be seen in its entirety [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlFtMxG6mnY here]].



* 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[[note]]But hey, who needs a paper trail when you have millionaire duck currency?[[/note]], no less) to Mrs. Mavilda without much question.
* [[AmateurCast Amateur Cast/Crew]]: The majority of the credited cast and crew has no known film or television career outside of this special. This goes a long way towards explaining the sheer ineptitude of the acting and animation.

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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[[note]]But hey, who needs a paper trail when you have millionaire duck currency?[[/note]], bags, no less) to Mrs. Mavilda without much question.
* [[AmateurCast Amateur Cast/Crew]]: The majority of the credited cast and crew has no known film or television career outside of this special. This goes a long way towards explaining the sheer ineptitude of the acting and animation.
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-->"[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Bare necessities! Your asses are my recipes! The simple bare necessities of death!]]"



* {{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." WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic 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." WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic explained this as the result of a Vietnam flashback. "



-->"[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic I'm gonna check with the doctor and see if I'm clinically still alive.]]"



* HarmlessElectrocution: [[spoiler:Mrs. Mavilda somehow survives the BoltOfDivineRetribution that strikes her before she can cut down Mrs. Hopewell, leading to the important moral being: Don't fuck with Mrs. Hopewell!]]
-->[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic True, that lightning fucked with her head and she constantly pisses her pants and calls herself the Chicken God; but aside from that, she's gonna be all right.]]

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* HarmlessElectrocution: [[spoiler:Mrs. Mavilda somehow survives the BoltOfDivineRetribution that strikes her before she can cut down Mrs. Hopewell, leading to the important moral being: Don't fuck with Mrs. Hopewell!]]
-->[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic True, that lightning fucked with her head and she constantly pisses her pants and calls herself the Chicken God; but aside from that, she's gonna be all right.
Hopewell.]]



** It could also be considered WhatHappenedToTheMouse, since they never reveal the fate of the girl in question or otherwise mention her at all.
** In his NC review, Doug Walker suggested that Mrs. Mavilda had multiple personalities to explain the glitches in her voice recordings, and the assistant prior to Judy was one of them.



* 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.
* SkewedPriorities: When the mayor finds out what Mrs. Mavilda has really been doing with the kids, he's more concerned that the inspector might see it and call him out on it. Voters don't like having their politicians connected to dead children.

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* ShockAndAwe: Weirdly, [[spoiler: Santa]].[[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.
* SkewedPriorities: When the mayor finds out what Mrs. Mavilda has really been doing with the kids, he's more concerned that the inspector might see it and call him out on it. Voters don't like having their politicians connected to dead children.



* StorybookOpening: A textbook (storybook?) example. The storybook doesn't have words or even word-shaped scribbles, just the kind of colored {{Tetris}} blocks that frequently showed up in low-budget animation before the AllCGICartoon became common.

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* StorybookOpening: A textbook (storybook?) example. The storybook doesn't have words or even word-shaped scribbles, just the kind of colored {{Tetris}} VideoGame/{{Tetris}} blocks that frequently showed up in low-budget animation before the AllCGICartoon became common.



* UndisclosedFunds: The orphanage is paid in bags of money. Apparently, direct deposits, checks, bank accounts, and statements that have an actual amount listed do not exist in this universe. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic But hey, who needs a paper trail when you have]] [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales millionaire duck currency]]?

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* UndisclosedFunds: The orphanage is paid in bags of money. Apparently, direct deposits, checks, bank accounts, and statements that have an actual amount listed do not exist in this universe. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic But hey, who needs a paper trail when you have]] [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales millionaire duck currency]]?
24th Sep '16 9:14:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Mavilda is this for Miss Hannigan, the antagonist of ''{{Annie}}''.

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* EvilOrphanageLady: Ms. Mavilda is a corrupt orphanage owner who spends all her profits on gambling rather than to help the orphans.
* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Mavilda is this for Miss Hannigan, the antagonist of ''{{Annie}}''.''Theatre/{{Annie}}''.
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.
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