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* Alice in ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' gave birth while on stage playing Mary in the village nativity play. Everybody thought [[AllPartOfTheShow it was an act]]. She had to be seen to by a vet. Is very much a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.

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* Alice in ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' gave birth while on stage playing Mary in the village nativity play. Everybody thought [[AllPartOfTheShow it was an act]]. She had to be seen to by a vet. Is very much a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.



** Also a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.
-->'''Jim''': Are you sure it's a good idea to have Herod take care of Jesus?


* The BritCom ''Series/Nightingales}}'' has a heavily pregnant woman named Mary arrive on Christmas Eve at the office block where the show is set. After assuring them she's not an allegory, she then proceeds to give birth to, among other things, a toaster, the Pope, Creator/HaroldPinter and a tandem.

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* The BritCom ''Series/Nightingales}}'' ''Series/{{Nightingales}}'' has a heavily pregnant woman named Mary arrive on Christmas Eve at the office block where the show is set. After assuring them she's not an allegory, she then proceeds to give birth to, among other things, a toaster, the Pope, Creator/HaroldPinter and a tandem.


* In the Christmas episode of ''Series/{{Cuckoo}}'', Lorna finds out she's pregnant despite the fact that (as far as she knows) her husband has had a vasectomy. There's numerous {{Allusion}}s to the bible story in the episode.

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* In the Christmas episode of ''Series/{{Cuckoo}}'', Lorna finds out she's pregnant despite the fact that (as far as she knows) her husband has had a vasectomy. There's numerous {{Allusion}}s {{Shout Out}}s to the bible story in the episode.


* The BritCom ''Nightingales'' has a heavily pregnant woman named Mary arrive on Christmas Eve at the office block where the show is set. After assuring them she's not an allegory, she then proceeds to give birth to, among other things, a toaster, the Pope, Creator/HaroldPinter and a tandem.

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* The BritCom ''Nightingales'' ''Series/Nightingales}}'' has a heavily pregnant woman named Mary arrive on Christmas Eve at the office block where the show is set. After assuring them she's not an allegory, she then proceeds to give birth to, among other things, a toaster, the Pope, Creator/HaroldPinter and a tandem.


* In ''Franchise/{{Bobbins|verse}}'', Shelley notes that Amy's pregnancy has resulted in "[[WaxingLyrical Our own personal Jesus!]] [[Music/DepecheMode Someone to hear our prayers.]] ''[[LampshadeHanging Someone who cares.]]''" However, the baby is born in February, right on schedule.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bobbins|verse}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Bobbins|verse}}'', Shelley notes that Amy's pregnancy has resulted in "[[WaxingLyrical Our own personal Jesus!]] [[Music/DepecheMode Someone to hear our prayers.]] ''[[LampshadeHanging Someone who cares.]]''" However, the baby is born in February, right on schedule.


* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Steven is a few months old in the WholeEpisodeFlashback "Three Gem and a Baby", which is set in the winter. Baby Steven had an unconventional birth, and as a baby is visited by three beings bearing gifts for him. Towards the end of the episode, he is seen being held by his parent, who is dressed in blue.

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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Steven is a few months old in the WholeEpisodeFlashback "Three Gem Gems and a Baby", which is set in the winter. Baby Steven had an unconventional birth, and as a baby is visited by three beings bearing gifts for him. Towards the end of the episode, he is seen being held by his parent, who is dressed in blue.

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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Steven is a few months old in the WholeEpisodeFlashback "Three Gem and a Baby", which is set in the winter. Baby Steven had an unconventional birth, and as a baby is visited by three beings bearing gifts for him. Towards the end of the episode, he is seen being held by his parent, who is dressed in blue.


* Alice in ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' gave birth while on stage playing Mary in the village nativity play. Everybody thought [[AllPartOfTheShow it was an act]]. She had to be seen to by a vet. Is very much a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* Alice in ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' gave birth while on stage playing Mary in the village nativity play. Everybody thought [[AllPartOfTheShow it was an act]]. She had to be seen to by a vet. Is very much a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.



** Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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** Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.


Compare MessianicArchetype and CrucifiedHeroShot for the other half of the UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}-analog.

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Compare MessianicArchetype and CrucifiedHeroShot for the other half of the UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}-analog. Bonus points if the StarOfBethlehem and/or TheThreeWiseMen show up.


It's Christmas Eve and you are a heavily pregnant woman. Luckily, your due date is still a few weeks away, leaving you free to go out and enjoy the celebrations ... but wait! Before the night is over you ''will'' end up in a stable, on the steps of a church or a similarly [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic location]], giving birth as the clock strikes midnight. And don't be surprised if there are shepherds nearby or a star overhead.

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It's Christmas Eve and you are a heavily pregnant woman. Luckily, your due date is still a few weeks away, leaving you free to go out and enjoy the celebrations ... but wait! Before the night is over you ''will'' end up in a stable, on the steps of a church or a similarly [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic location]], giving birth as the clock strikes midnight. And don't be surprised if there are shepherds nearby or [[StarOfBethlehem a star overhead.
overhead]].


* One of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' series Christmas specials had a twisted take on the Nativity plot, featuring murder and mobsters.

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* One of ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' series Christmas specials had a twisted take on the Nativity plot, featuring murder and mobsters. To elaborate: A mob boss emerges from his hiding place for the first time in years to get his pregnant wife to the hospital. A rival sends his mooks to kill them all (husband, wife and child). The mooks don't know which baby is which in the maternity ward, so one reluctantly kills them all. ''Then'' the couple show up, still pregnant. The remorseful mook's agonizing realization that he just murdered a roomful of babies for nothing is mercifully cut short (along with his life) by the Punisher. He leads the couple outside and into a stable to hide from the mobsters, and of course she goes into contractions. Frank delivers the baby (having had to do so once in Vietnam), and since this is the Punisher we're talking about, shoots the father (he ''was'' a mob boss, and not the friendly neighborhood version), then the mother (who had her daughter's boyfriend emasculated before killing him). Frank ends up leaving the baby on a church doorstep with a small fortune and a note asking the priest (who showed up at the beginning giving a drunken nihilistic rant) to raise the kid to believe in something.

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* ''Film/ThreeGodfathers'': Three bank robbers come across a woman giving birth in the desert, and have to take the baby when the mother dies. William likens the three of them to the Three Wise Men. It's Christmastime, and they're protecting a newborn baby. They wind up following a star. The star finally leads Robert and the baby to safety, in a town called New Jerusalem.


* In a YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode of ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', aside from her adventures regarding the first trope, Dr. Mike also has to contend with this one, as she has to assist the pregnant female half of a young couple who has run off and eloped to escape their disapproving families, and have conveniently taken refuge in a stable.

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* In a YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode of ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', aside from her adventures regarding the first trope, Dr. Mike also has to contend with this one, as she has to assist the pregnant female half of a young couple who has have run off and eloped to escape their disapproving families, and have conveniently taken refuge in a stable.stable.
* ''Series/{{ER}}'''s Jing Mei Chen gives birth on Christmas Eve, to the child she intends to give up for adoption.

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* In the Christmas episode of ''Series/{{Cuckoo}}'', Lorna finds out she's pregnant despite the fact that (as far as she knows) her husband has had a vasectomy. There's numerous {{Allusion}}s to the bible story in the episode.


* The 1945 theatrical short "Star in the Night" used this as its main story.

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* The 1945 theatrical short "Star in the Night" ''Film/StarInTheNight'' used this as its main story.story. Three cowboys bearing gifts, a man named "Jose Santos" and his heavily pregnant wife "Maria" who have to sleep in the barn because there's no room at the motel...

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