History WesternAnimation / TheChristmasTree

31st Jul '17 1:41:29 PM Nozdordomu
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* VocalEvolution: The Mayor starts out with a very similar voice to Ray and the narrator, but then suddenly changes to having a much higher-pitched and more Adam Sandler-type nasal voice for the film's climax.

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* VocalEvolution: The Mayor starts out with a very similar voice to Ray and the narrator, but then suddenly changes to having a much higher-pitched and more Adam Sandler-type James Stewart-type nasal voice for the film's climax.
11th Jul '17 2:03:14 PM cartoonfan945
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* KarmaHoudini: Mrs. Mavilda's weekly gambling partners -- the ones who knowingly benefited from her habit of throwing away all the money donated to the orphanage -- get off scot-free.

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* KarmaHoudini: Mrs. Mavilda's weekly gambling partners -- the ones who knowingly benefited from her habit of throwing away all the money donated to the orphanage -- get off scot-free. Whenever or not the lighting made her instantly changed her ways benefited this or not is unknown.


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* ATwinkleInTheSky: This was an inverse when Santa Claus shows up.
23rd May '17 10:42:29 PM PacificGreen
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Judy's son is apparently named Pappy. (This is a common nickname for someone's ''grandfather''.)
22nd Feb '17 8:13:47 AM Hedging
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* OffModel: The kids on the vhs cover above. However, ironically look ''cuter'' than in the actual special.
1st Feb '17 12:27:44 AM Chariset
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* CardCarryingVillain: Mrs. Mavilda has no motivation except to ruin the children's happiness. She gambles away all of their money ForTheEvulz -- not for fun or profit or because of a gambling addiction.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Mrs. Mavilda has no motivation except to ruin the children's happiness. She gambles away all of their money ForTheEvulz -- not for fun or profit or because of a gambling addiction.



* DeusExMachina: Santa striking Mavilda down with lightning and somehow having rescued Judy's daughter offscreen is about [[AssPull as blatant as you can get.

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* DeusExMachina: Santa striking Mavilda down with lightning and somehow having rescued Judy's daughter offscreen is about [[AssPull as blatant as you can get.get]].
1st Feb '17 12:26:15 AM Chariset
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* BoltOfDivineRetribution: [[spoiler:One apparently delivered upon Ms. Mavilda by Santa Claus. Which she miraculously survives.]]

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* BoltOfDivineRetribution: [[spoiler:One One apparently delivered upon Ms. Mavilda by Santa Claus. Which she miraculously survives.]]survives.
* CardCarryingVillain: Mrs. Mavilda has no motivation except to ruin the children's happiness. She gambles away all of their money ForTheEvulz -- not for fun or profit or because of a gambling addiction.



* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Santa striking Mavilda down with lightning and somehow having rescued Judy's daughter offscreen]] is about [[AssPull as blatant as you can get.]]

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Santa Santa striking Mavilda down with lightning and somehow having rescued Judy's daughter offscreen]] offscreen is about [[AssPull as blatant as you can get.]]



* 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 Lily is probably dead, and their only reaction is their eyes going wide for a second.
* 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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* DullSurprise: Barring the above [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewage]], scenery-chewing]], the voice deliveries qualify as this across the board.acting is... understated at best. Also near the end when Pappy tells his parents that Lily is probably dead, and their only reaction is their eyes going wide for a second.
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Not 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.]]



* EvilOrphanageLady: Ms. Mavilda is a corrupt orphanage owner who spends all her profits on gambling rather than to help the orphans.

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* EvilOrphanageLady: Ms. Mavilda is a corrupt orphanage owner who spends wastes all her profits on income gambling rather than to help the orphans.



* ForTheEvulz: Mrs. Mavilda is downright gleeful about losing the children's money gambling, to the point where it seems like she almost prefers it to winning.

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* ForTheEvulz: Mrs. Mavilda is downright gleeful about losing the children's money gambling, to the point where it seems like she almost prefers it to winning.gambling.



* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: The aesop outright states this.

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* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: The aesop [[AnAesop ending moral of the story]] outright states this.



* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:All of the orphans, at the end. When the mayor tries to make Judy the new director of the orphanage, her husband interjects that they will adopt all of the children instead.]]
* HarmlessElectrocution: [[spoiler:Mrs. Mavilda somehow survives the BoltOfDivineRetribution that strikes her before she can cut down Mrs. Hopewell.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Mrs. Mavilda, after being struck down by the BoltOfDivineRetribution, which is Santa's way of saying, "Don't fuck with Mrs. Hopewell!"]]

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* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:All All of the orphans, at the end. When the mayor tries to make Judy the new director of the orphanage, her husband interjects that they will adopt all of the children instead.]]
instead.
* HarmlessElectrocution: [[spoiler:Mrs.Mrs. Mavilda somehow survives the BoltOfDivineRetribution that strikes her before she can cut down Mrs. Hopewell.]]
Hopewell.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Mrs.Mrs. Mavilda, after being struck down by the BoltOfDivineRetribution, which is Santa's way of saying, "Don't fuck with Mrs. Hopewell!"]]Hopewell!"



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Lily ''falls off a 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.

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Lily Lily ''falls off a 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.snow.
* KarmaHoudini: Mrs. Mavilda's weekly gambling partners -- the ones who knowingly benefited from her habit of throwing away all the money donated to the orphanage -- get off scot-free.



* NoodleIncident: Mrs. Mavilda: (''talking about Judy'') "What if I make that good girl into a bad one? Yeah! I'll make her into a thief, just like I did with the girl that worked with me before!"

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* NoodleIncident: Mrs. Mavilda: (''talking Mavilda apparently falsely accused a female orphanage worker of theft and got her thrown out, but we never learn more about Judy'') "What if I make that good girl into it beyond a bad one? Yeah! I'll make her into a thief, just like I did with the girl that worked with me before!"single line of dialogue.



* OrphanageOfLove: [[spoiler:Once Judy gets promoted.]]

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* OrphanageOfLove: [[spoiler:Once Once Judy gets promoted.]]



* 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.

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* SantaClaus: [[spoiler:shows 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]].as well. 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.



* 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.

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* ShockAndAwe: Weirdly, [[spoiler:Santa]].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.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.



* SpaceWhaleAesop: The ending promptly shoehorns in "You always win when you are good" as the moral of the tale Mrs. Mavilda learns. Putting aside the idea that you will eventually get what you want if you're a good person, in the story's context it makes no sense because the story was resolved by a DeusExMachina courtesy of [[spoiler:Santa striking Mrs. Mavilda with lightning. Can she truly have been said to have learned anything when her reformation is probably due to brain damage from being electrocuted?]]

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: The ending promptly shoehorns in "You always win when you are good" as the moral of the tale Mrs. Mavilda learns. Putting aside the idea that you will eventually get what you want if you're a good person, in the story's context it makes no sense because the story was resolved by a DeusExMachina courtesy of [[spoiler:Santa Santa striking Mrs. Mavilda with lightning. Can she truly have been said to have learned anything when her reformation is probably due to brain damage from being electrocuted?]]electrocuted?
22nd Jan '17 3:31:46 PM rjd1922
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[[caption-width-right:300: The slightly off-model looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: The slightly off-model looking odd-looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]
22nd Jan '17 8:56:32 AM Hedging
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[[caption-width-right:400: The slightly off-model looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]

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[[caption-width-right:400: [[caption-width-right:300: The slightly off-model looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]
22nd Jan '17 8:56:11 AM Hedging
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[[caption-width-right:200: The slightly off-model looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200: [[caption-width-right:400: The slightly off-model looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]
22nd Jan '17 8:56:00 AM Hedging
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[[caption-width-right: The slightly off-model looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]

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[[caption-width-right: [[caption-width-right:200: The slightly off-model looking kids are ''far'' from the only problem in this special.]]
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