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* ''Film/{{Sheitan}}'' takes place on Christmas Eve. Joseph's wife Marie is pregnant. And Joseph tells a local folktale about a child born at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve...


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]].

Basically, when a character gives birth on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day in a direct imitation of the Nativity as lined out in Literature/TheFourGospels. May be used as the high point of a ChristmasEpisode or the dramatic conclusion to a pregnancy storyline.

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It's Christmas Eve and you are a heavily pregnant woman.pregnant. 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'' will (no matter how contrived it seems) 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]].

Basically, when a character gives birth on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day in a direct imitation of the Nativity as lined out in Literature/TheFourGospels. May be used as the high point of a ChristmasEpisode or the dramatic conclusion to a pregnancy storyline.
storyline. Of course comes packaged with the entire MadonnaArchetype.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency'' #11, the heavily pregnant daughter of a mob boss and her husband go on the run on Christmas Eve, and Jen and Gabe go searching for them. They take refuge in a GreasySpoon called The Star Diner. The woman goes into labour just as Jen locates her. Jen delivers the baby, browbeating the two mob thugs who were tailing her into helping her by fetching hot water and towels.

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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Opal's late-in-life pregnancy culminates in a Christmas Eve delivery in her living room, with her husband Palmer playing DeliveryGuy.
* ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''' Lily also gives birth on Christmas Eve, and symbolically names her daughter Natalie.


* 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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