- Memetic Mutation: Probably the most parodied work in the history of American literature. The nearly 1,000 parodies collected here are only the tip of the iceberg.
The Rankin-Bass special:
- Ear Worm: Applies to most of the musical numbers, but especially "Even a Miracle Needs A Hand".
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: While probably unintentional, this special could be interpreted as having a rather heavy handed anti-intellectual message.
- "Weird Al" Effect: 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 South Park as opposed to this show.