History YMMV / TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas

3rd Jan '17 7:33:52 AM azraelfinalstar
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: While probably unintentional, this special could be interpreted as having a rather heavy handed anti-intellectual message.
24th Dec '16 10:25:47 PM Ezclee4050
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!!The poem:
* MemeticMutation: Probably the most parodied work in the history of American literature. [[http://www.alchemistmatt.com/twas/twasallmain.html The nearly 1,000 parodies collected here]] are only the tip of the iceberg.

!!The Rankin-Bass special:
3rd Jun '16 4:09:54 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications:
** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Santa as tyrannical dictator who makes an entire town - including humans - suffer for the actions of some mouse children.
** BrokenAesop: Book-learnin' is bad, blind faith is bad and children shouldn't have opinions that differ from others.
3rd Apr '16 6:55:48 AM GothicProphet
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* WeirdAlEffect: This special isn't shown on TV much during the Christmas season anymore. Modern audiences might know the song "Even A Miracle Needs A Hand" from SouthPark as opposed to this show.

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* WeirdAlEffect: This special isn't shown on TV much during the Christmas season anymore. Modern audiences might know the song "Even A Miracle Needs A Hand" from SouthPark as opposed to this show.show.
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25th Jan '16 10:10:27 AM Kooshmeister
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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Santa as tyrannical dictator who makes an entire town - including humans - suffer for the actions of one mouse little boy.
** BrokenAesop: Book-learnin' is bad and children shouldn't have opinions that differ from others.

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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Santa as tyrannical dictator who makes an entire town - including humans - suffer for the actions of one some mouse little boy.
children.
** BrokenAesop: Book-learnin' is bad, blind faith is bad and children shouldn't have opinions that differ from others.
25th Jan '16 10:07:40 AM Kooshmeister
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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Santa as tyrannical dictator who makes an entire town - including humans - suffer for the actions of one mouse little boy. He then requires a big show of apology and appeasement despite supposedly being omniscient enough to ''know'' Albert feels guilty, meaning he shouldn't really need the overly complicated business with the clocktower.

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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Santa as tyrannical dictator who makes an entire town - including humans - suffer for the actions of one mouse little boy. He then requires a big show of apology and appeasement despite supposedly being omniscient enough to ''know'' Albert feels guilty, meaning he shouldn't really need the overly complicated business with the clocktower.
25th Jan '16 10:06:33 AM Kooshmeister
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* UnfortunateImplications:
** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Santa as tyrannical dictator who makes an entire town - including humans - suffer for the actions of one mouse little boy. He then requires a big show of apology and appeasement despite supposedly being omniscient enough to ''know'' Albert feels guilty, meaning he shouldn't really need the overly complicated business with the clocktower.
** BrokenAesop: Book-learnin' is bad and children shouldn't have opinions that differ from others.
4th Feb '15 5:09:09 PM LadyNorbert
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* FridgeBrilliance: Since the special looks as if it were set some time in the past, maybe this incident is what led Santa to start making his "naughty or nice" lists to prevent this from happening again in the future...
21st Dec '14 3:38:02 PM JohnnyNevada
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* FridgeBrilliance: Since the special looks as if it were set some time in the past, maybe this incident is what led him to start making his "naughty or nice" lists to prevent this in the future...

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* FridgeBrilliance: Since the special looks as if it were set some time in the past, maybe this incident is what led him Santa to start making his "naughty or nice" lists to prevent this from happening again in the future...
4th Dec '14 5:00:26 PM phoenix79
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* WeirdAlEffect: This special isn't shown on TV much during the Christmas season anymore. Modern audiences might know the song "Even A Miracle Needs A Hand" from SouthPark as opposed to this show.
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