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YMMV: Santa Claus
YMMV tropes in the movie Santa Claus:

  • Broken Aesop: The rich kid and Lupita stories cancel out each other's lessons, making it come off like "You need love and money, or you're just screwed."
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: When Santa makes it possible for the Lonely Rich Kid to be able to see him as he is and the little boy immediately hugs him on sight. Plus, pretty much any moment Lupita is on the screen.
  • Glurge: With just a dash of mescaline for added flavor!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Santa being at odds with an antagonist named Pitch.
  • Memetic Molester: Both Santa and Pitch skirt around this.
  • Memetic Mutation: "No, Lupita!"
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The very creepy animatronic Santa in a store window.
    • The laughing robot reindeer will inspire some spectacular nightmares, too.
    • The monitor with lips on it.
    • A more straight example is Pitch getting the three boys to fight amongst each other. It's the only time he actually seems evil, with appropriate music (for a change) - a menacing slow bass piano riff.
    Pitch: Go ahead, beat your brains out! At least I got them fighting — Lucifer will be so pleased.
    • Hell. Yes, there are demons dancing around in Hell, in a Christmas movie. What were they thinking?
  • Paranoia Fuel: Santa has a machine that can see your dreams.
    • Santa can also listen in on your private conversations. *shudder*
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Lupita.
  • Tear Jerker: Combined with the moment of Heartwarming above as the kid not only hugs Santa, but clings to him and begs him not to leave and reassure him that someone cares about him.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • Stereotyped kids of various nationalities working in Toyland. The African representatives in particular.
    • The whole subtle implication that all these kids are Santa's slaves...
    • The rich kid's parents suddenly realize how lonely their son is and return home to be with him - but only after drinking a magical cocktail.
    • Even though Lupita is a good girl she has never received any presents from Santa.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Just when you think the movie can't get any more bizarre, it does.
  • The Woobie: Lupita. Awww...

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