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'''''Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas''''' (1997) is a DirectToVideo {{midquel}} to the DisneyAnimatedCanon hit ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. This film takes place around the Christmas season in the middle of the events of the first film. The animation is actually quite high quality for a DTV movie.

Here, a few new characters are introduced, such as the villain, Forte, who is an organ, and his music has been the only thing keeping the Beast happy, or at least not as sad, since the curse, distracting him from his misery. Forte therefore actually wants to remain under the curse, as he didn't really have any significance in the castle before then.

Belle arriving, naturally, is a threat to his plans, and he uses his lackey, Fife, to try to break Belle and the Beast apart. In the meantime, Belle wants to make plans for Christmas, even though the Beast is against it, since that is the day the enchantress cursed him and the castle.
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!!The film provides examples of the following tropes:
* AlasPoorVillain: In-universe, Beast clearly isn't happy about having to kill Forte, though it [[ShootTheDog was a necessary act.]] He clearly considers Forte to have once been a good friend. Forte's death scene ends with Beast standing before the collapsed organ pipes, uttering a forlorn "Forte...".
* AmbiguouslyGay: Fife. Forte too.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Axe, also known as Mister Feurerwerker; he says things like "Oy, gevalt!" and "And a Happy Chanukah!"
* AntiLoveSong: "Don't Fall in Love".
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When Belle emerges from the frozen lake, she is then dragged under by the tree she chopped down. This should not be happening since [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail wood weighs the same as witches]] and therefore floats.
* ArtShift: The animation during the "Stories" musical number is drawn as if it was from the 16th/17th century.
* BigBadFriend: Forte.
* ChristmasEpisode / ChristmasSpecial
* ConspicuousCGI: Forte is the only CGI character in the entire film. [[UncannyValley It shows]]. However, this was deliberate.
* CursedWithAwesome: Forte, whose transformation as an organ gives him a strength he could only dream to possess as a human, and made him Beast's closest confidant...
** BlessedWithSuck: ...however, what he gained in strength he lost in mobility since, well, [[MemeticMutation HE'S BOLTED TO THE WALL!]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Angelique.
* DemotedToExtra: The feather duster has one line during the "As Long As There's Christmas" number but other than that, she has no importance. Though she ''does'' get more attention in the much-maligned ''Belle's Magical World''.
* DetailHoggingCover: The reduced budget really shows against the pretty covers for the videos.
* EasilyForgiven: Fife. Though since [[RememberTheNewGuy we saw very little of him after Christmas]] he probably wasn't so easily forgiven after all.
* EvilIsHammy: Forte. Due to being played by TimCurry, this trope comes with the territory.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie takes place over the course of one day.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Beast lifts up and smashes Forte's keyboard causing him to topple over and die.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Forte's first line in the movie, in response to Fife's applauding his music:
-->'''Forte:''' Oh, it's just a little opera... ''(hits a few keys, the room shakes and dust falls from the ceiling)'' ...to bring the house down.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: There's one scene where Beast instructs Forte to "play Belle's song", in which he proceeds to play "Deck the Halls" with the least amount of enthusiasm possible (which is pretty funny in itself, given he is a very [ and ''wickedly'' so ;-)] LargeHam !) After a few measures, Beast makes him sing, followed by an even more dismal rendition of the song. While Beast and Mrs. Potts converse, you can hear Forte starting to ham it up a bit ending with a low note just before Beast yells "ENOUGH!".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The real Christmas miracle in the movie is how they got away with an organ telling the Beast, "If you're ''turned on'', then just turn off!" as part of his VillainSong.
* GiantWaistRibbon: Belle's holiday dress has one, although it's larger in TheMerch with her dress than it was in the movie (and gold instead of red).
* {{Hammerspace}}: Well, how else would you describe the prince hiding two presents in his coat without them bulging visibly?
* HappilyMarried: At the end of the movie, we see that Belle and the Prince are. Given the change in her figure, it's implied - though not outright stated - that she is pregnant.
* HappyHolidaysDress: Belle's red and golden dress at the ending scene, although it was given more prominence in the covers and promotional materials.
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: Played straight.
--> '''Belle:'''"I know I can ''reach'' him, there has to be a way!"
* ImprobableHairstyle: Angelique has a TwentiesBobHaircut, as does her human form. The film takes place roughly in 18th century France.
* {{Interquel}}
* IronicEcho: "You're not singing!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Probably the best example in the Beast's history. He's squarely in the middle of his CharacterDevelopment, still angry, still depressed, and still struggling with his temper and beastly instincts, but undeniably good and kind deep down.
* LargeHam: Forte. He ''is'' voiced by Tim Curry after all.
* ManipulativeBastard: Forte.
* MeaningfulName: Forte's name means "loud" in music terms. As a carryover from the first film, everyone has either this or a PunnyName.
* MoodWhiplash: Again "A Cut Above The Rest". The scene goes from sentimental to...um...
** The Beast goes rather quickly from angry sorrow at having to kill his best friend to "Let's give Belle the best Christmas ever!"
* MoreThanMindControl: Forte uses glowing music notes and the Beast's own insecurities and anger to turn against Belle when she leaves to get a Christmas tree. Later, he almost succeeds in convincing the Beast to smash the magical rose, but the sight of Belle's Christmas present snaps him out of it.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Forte has the ability to compose as he plays, as we are treated to various closeups of blank sheet music being transcribed with green ink in real time. Unfortunately, it's very grating for the musically inclined; since we have the advantage to pause on the closeups to read the score, it shows nothing more than random notes, splattered across the pages.
** He can use his mystifying ability to move items, like he would if he had arms, using visible staves (complete with notations) and also to help illustrate his points as seen a few times. Most notably, his VillainSong "Don't fall in love"
* MusicalAssassin: Forte is able to partially destroy the castle as well as send Beast flying with his magical music powers.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Angelique when it comes to decorating the castle.
* OminousPipeOrgan: Guess who.
* PainfulTransformation: The Prince's transformation into the Beast leaves him screaming in pain.
* PimpedOutDress: Belle's gold dress gets a sort-of reprise near the end (since chronologically, that would be the first time she wore it).
* [[ThePowerOfLove The Power of Christmas]]
* PrecisionFStrike: During Forte's VillainSong: "It's HELL when someone's always there." In a ''Disney sequel'' no less; usually they can only get away with that in [[Disney/SleepingBeauty theatrical]] [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame films]]!
* PrettyInMink: Belle's fur-trimmed skating jacket, and wears a matching skirt when she goes deep in the woods.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
-->'''Forte:''' So, Beast gets girl and it's a happy ending for everyone. Enchantment lifted and Forte fades into the background, no longer important, no longer needed. '''...I! THINK! NOT!'''
* ReadingIsCoolAesop: "Stories"
* RememberTheNewGuy: The movie introduces several characters that never appeared before and after the events of winter. Forte being the most jarring one because he's etablished as very close to the Beast.
* ShootTheDog: The Beast kills Forte when he goes completely, irreversibly nuts.
* SmugSnake: Forte. His human form even looks reptilian.
* SycophanticServant: Fife.
* VillainousBreakdown: Forte goes ''nuts, bonkers, mad, loopy and crazy'' at the climax of the film because he thinks that he's no longer important.
* VillainSong: Forte has "Don't Fall In Love".
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Forte's face is a version of this.
* WritersCannotDoMath: This wreaks havoc on the original film's already debated timeline.
** ''Especially'' with the re-insertion of the "Human Again" song which establishes that the Beast has trouble remembering how to read in early spring but has no trouble reading the book Belle gave him for Christmas.
* {{Yandere}}: Forte to Beast.
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