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[[caption-width-right:240:Noel Edmonds is here! ''Joyeux Noel''! He's now playing SantaClaus.]]

''Noel's Christmas Presents'' is a TV show that has run since 1989 on Creator/{{BBC}}1, and 2007 on SkyOne, presented by Noel Edmonds, and is known for its heartwarming moments, giving gifts to those who help others either in a voluntary capacity, for charity, or have suffered illness/bereavement or are in dire straits financially.

An annual fixture on the British schedule, it takes the VerySpecialEpisode concept UpToEleven and went on hiatus temporarily, returning to SkyOne in 2007, and now it's about to ChannelHop again, although production company Twofour have not yet said ''which channel'' it will move to, but speculation is rife it will be on Channel 5, since Sky are ending their contract now to broadcast it.

This show, like ''TopGear'' and ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is TropeOverdosed.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* ADayInTheLimelight: This show gives people a day in the limelight. More of a LimelightSeries.
* AnAesop: At Christmas, there is ''always'' someone much needier than you or has suffered worse.
** There's a load of [[AnAesop aesops]] that could be applied to this show..
*** ""It's ok to want something, but you should be patient instead of expecting to get something right away"
* AndroclesLion: A possible TropeCodifier for this show.
* AnonymousBenefactor: This is [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zagged]], until TheReveal that it's Noel at the end of the footage.
* AssumedWin: To much embarrassment, obviously.
* BatmanGambit: And just ''how many'' times has this been pulled?
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: And ''how''! But in a ''good'' way, so an InvertedTrope.
* BottleEpisode: As of the 2007 ReTool /[[UnCancelled uncancellation]], it is ''nothing but'' bottle episodes.
* TheBoxingEpisode: In 2010, this series covered Gordon and Suzanne Haigh, who ran a boxing centre for children in Hull. It's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCxzrw7VDi4 here on YouTube, for those interested]]. More like a ''boxing section''.
* BrokenAesop: See the KarmicJackpot section below.
** Possibly a JustifiedTrope in some circumstances on this show.
* {{Camp}}: Well, for Christmas 1996, and 1998 to a lesser extent, anyway... and worth watching on Website/YouTube just for this reason. The level of campness varies, but it gives LadyGaga a run for her money (well, the stage shows anyway).
** Then again, it went a little bit more camp in 2008.
* ChannelHop: From BBC One, to Sky1 in 2007, and now on the move again, according to [[http://www.twofour.co.uk TwoFour, their production company]]. WordOfGod confirms this.
* CharityBall: Played straight and subverted in equal measure - the ball aspect, that is.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: Related to something in the nominee's past.
* ChekhovsGun: Something in each story featured on the show is this.
* ChristmasEpisode: Fairly [[CaptainObvious obviously]], given the TitleDrop.
* ChristmasMiracle: For every individual ever featured on the show.
* ColbertBump: For Hyundai, anyway. The Hyundai i800 got a slight popularity boost after the show, well, with the minibus market anyway.
* CompanionShow: ''Noel's Christmas Presents Re-opened'', a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.
* ContinuityReboot: From 2007 the TitleSequence and theme music changed, and it became studio-bound; contrast it with Creator/TheBBC era of location filming and "shaky-cam" effect, unlike the new HD-esque film from 2007 onwards.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Much like ''{{Frasier}}'', it ''''relies'''' on this.
* DarkerAndEdgier: From 2007 onwards, when it appeared on Sky1, the focus became more about the BackStory of the individual. As of 2011, it became ''even more'' darker and ediger.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Precisely the show's USP (unique selling point).
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: Not really the black market ''per se'', so an InvertedTrope.
* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:This is how Noel works his magic.]]. It's also how some individuals try to '''"get"''' stuff for people by appearing on this show.
* GenreSavvy: On this show, it's unavoidable (well, since the ReTool of 2007). At least at participant level, anyway.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Well, almost anyway. Not so much in a bad way, anyway.
** Although, to be honest, since 2007, it sometimes tries to do so since the ReTool.
* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: This is one of the defining features of the show.
* HonestJohnsDealership:
* HospitalityForHeroes: This is the British TropeCodifier for this trope.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Unintentional consequence from the 2007 series.
* IWishItWereReal: In a ''good'' way, this happens, given the show's nature.
* JerkassFacade: Noel can put this on with the best of them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Some of the individuals arguably fall into this trap, well, since 2007 anyway.
* KarmicJackpot: For the recipients anyway, ''since they don't know about the nomination'', but a possibility of BrokenAesop comes into play; [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation where the possibility of a great reward undermines the lesson about selfless actions.]]
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: You can't get this on DVD, well, unless you are a participant in the show, but it hasn't stopped torrent sites from supplying this show and various Website/YouTube uploads every year/week.
** In fact, it is widely downloaded from torrent websites, so much so that XVID rips are common to find. Maybe this show's a CultClassic?
* LampshadeHanging: Sometimes in the show.
* LimelightSeries: This show is a possible TropeCodifier for this.
* LittlestCancerPatient: More than one, and {{Lampshaded}} in the 2008 episode. Also, Andrea Thompson, who is well-known in North-East England for her fundraising for these.
* LowerDeckEpisode: A whole anthology's worth of them!
* LongRunner: It's been around since ''at least'' 1989, so 23 years on air.
* MeaningfulName: ''Noel'' Edmonds, on a Christmas show.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: This show treats it as AnAesop, or at least in that sense, anyway.
* MissingEpisode: Not so much an episode, but ''allegedly'' a ''missing scene'' of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown (if showbiz gossip sites would have you believe anyway).
* MistakenForEvidence: A frequently InvokedTrope from 2008 onwards.
* MistakenForSpecialGuest: This is an InvokedTrope in the show.
* MundaneLuxury: Certainly, some things are to the individuals on this show, seen in the 1995 and 2007, 2009 and 2010 episodes.
* NoodleIncident: Since 2007, this trope has become a JustForFun/TropesOfLegend in-show, as some incidents that happened off-screen have been mentioned frequently.
* NoAntagonist: Proof that TropesAreNotBad. In fact, it's a conflict-free show.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Invoked by fundraisers on the show, unintentionally.
* NotSoDifferent: This is what most of the participants will tell you, WordOfGod confirms this.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Seems to be part of the show anyway.
* OpinionChangingDream: Part of the show's USP (Unique selling point).
* {{Pixellation}}: Discussed at en.allexperts.com, but in the end averted (for now).
* ProductPlacement: Well, from 2007 onwards. Although, as of 2011, [[http://www.ofcom.org.uk Ofcom]] ''now permits this.''
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: More so, from 2007 onwards, anyway.
* RealitySubtext: Common to '''every story on the show.''' And this show is a TropeCodifier for it.
* RealityTV: OK, so it's hardly ''LagunaBeach'', but it's a crossover with a documentary-style too.
* RealityTVShowMansion: Do the theatres used since the 2007 ReTool count as one?
* RefugeInAudacity: That doesn't even begin to ''describe'' this show, and [[spoiler:how Noel manages to get people's once-in-a-lifetime gifts]]. Not to mention the fact of ''how'' some people will nominate others.
** Plus an ongoing web campaign ''to find people'' for the 2012 one.
* ReTool: From 2007 the TitleSequence and theme music changed, and it became studio-bound; contrast it with Creator/TheBBC era of location filming and "shaky-cam" effect, unlike the new HD-esque film from 2007 onwards.
* SantaClaus: If you needed proof this was an OmnipresentTrope, ''this is it''.
* SecretTestOfCharacter
* SurpriseSantaEncounter: Not ''literally'', but metaphorical.
* SweetAndSourGrapes
* TallPoppySyndrome: Averted ''big-time''.
* TheHerosJourney: Not quite in the way defined by the trope page, but rather ''everyman'' heroes, and people with serious illnesses.
* TheInfiltration: PlayedforLaughs with Noel's disguises - when he uses them.
* TheMeanBrit: Noel Edmonds, but this is EnforcedMethodActing, making it a JerkassFacade.
* TrueCompanions: This show has proved it in many ways over the years.
* UnderminedByReality: Not so much for Noel Edmonds, but rather the "NormalPeople" (i.e. not celebrities) on the show.
* VerySpecialEpisode: This series is a show that thrives on this trope since it highlights society's less privileged or dedicated individuals.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: This is [[InvertedTrope inverted]] and {{Lampshaded}} by the individuals.
* WhamEpisode: It certainly is for the participants and their nominators.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: covered by the CompanionShow ''Noel's Christmas Presents Unwrapped''.
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