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** Mary avoids having unprotected sex at a time when, if she became pregnant, her due date would fall on or around Christmas.

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** Mary avoids having unprotected sex at a time when, if she became pregnant, her due date would fall on or around Christmas.coincide with the Christmas period.


* '''Defied''': Mary makes a point of avoiding anything even a little bit religious themed over the Christmas period in order to avoid having her pregnancy associated with it.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Mary makes a point of avoiding anything even a little bit religious themed over the Christmas period in order to avoid having her pregnancy associated with it.it.
** Mary avoids having unprotected sex at a time when, if she became pregnant, her due date would fall on or around Christmas.


* '''Implied''': TheChosenOne, now grown-up, mentions in casual conversation that that his or her birthday happens to fall on Christmas Day, but goes into no further detail.



* '''Reconstructed''': The story points out that the above is true... but that ''Mary's'' case is a little more special than these others...

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* '''Reconstructed''': The story points out acknowledges that all the above is true... true -- but then points out that ''Mary's'' case is a little more special than these others...



%%* '''Implied''': ???

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** He turns out to be an AntiAntiChrist and therefore heroic.


* '''Reconstructed''': The story points out that the above is true... but that ''Mary's'' case is a [[TheMessiah little more special than these others]]...

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* '''Reconstructed''': The story points out that the above is true... but that ''Mary's'' case is a [[TheMessiah little more special than these others]]...others...


** Mary belongs to a fundamentalist Christian sect which believes that the child she is carrying is TheMessiah, and have induced Mary's labour at Christmas for the symbolic value.

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** Mary belongs to a fundamentalist Christian sect which believes that the child she is carrying is TheMessiah, the messiah, and have induced Mary's labour at Christmas for the symbolic value.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Stacey gives birth to a baby girl on Christmas Eve.


* '''Exaggerated''': The circumstances of Mary's labour ''completely'' mirror the story of the Nativity to the exact detail, right down to the presence of animals, shepherds and 'wise men' when she gives birth.

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* '''Exaggerated''': The circumstances of Mary's labour ''completely'' mirror the story of the Nativity to the exact detail, right down to the presence of animals, shepherds and 'wise men' when she gives birth. birth.
* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The story actively points out that December 24th-25th is just a date like any other, and that lots of pregnant women happen give birth on that date, and there's nothing special about it; it's just centuries of Judeo-Christian tradition putting meaning where there is none.
** And that if historical research is to be believed, it wasn't in all likelihood or actuality the birthdate of Jesus anyway.
* '''Reconstructed''': The story points out that the above is true... but that ''Mary's'' case is a [[TheMessiah little more special than these others]]...



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The story actively points out that December 24th-25th is just a date like any other, and that lots of pregnant women happen give birth on that date, and there's nothing special about it; it's just centuries of Judeo-Christian tradition putting meaning where there is none.
** And that if historical research is to be believed, it wasn't in all likelihood or actuality the birthdate of Jesus anyway.
* '''Reconstructed''': The story points out that the above is true... but that ''Mary's'' case is a [[TheMessiah little more special than these others]]...



* '''Played For Drama''': Joe, an embittered StrawAtheist, finds himself helping Mary, a poor homeless woman expecting a child at Christmas, through circumstances which share similarity to the Nativity story. The experience helps him rediscover his faith or at least ease his demons.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Joe, an embittered StrawAtheist, finds himself helping Mary, a poor homeless woman expecting a child at Christmas, through circumstances which share similarity to the Nativity story. The experience helps him rediscover his faith or at least ease his demons.



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* '''Justified''': Mary's due date falls around the Christmas period.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Mary's due date falls around the Christmas period.



* '''Inverted''': Mary becomes pregnant at Christmas.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Mary becomes pregnant at Christmas.



* '''Subverted''': Mary feels labour pains at Christmas, but it turns out to be a false alarm. She doesn't actually give birth for another couple of weeks.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Mary feels labour pains at Christmas, but it turns out to be a false alarm. She doesn't actually give birth for another couple of weeks.



* '''Doubly Subverted''': Mary experiences labour pains, but it turns out to be a false alarm. Then, it turns out that she ''is'' in labour after all, and gives birth.

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* '''Doubly Subverted''': Subverted''':
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Mary experiences labour pains, but it turns out to be a false alarm. Then, it turns out that she ''is'' in labour after all, and gives birth.



* '''Deconstructed''': The story actively points out that December 24th-25th is just a date like any other, and that lots of pregnant women happen give birth on that date, and there's nothing special about it; it's just centuries of Judeo-Christian tradition putting meaning where there is none.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The story actively points out that December 24th-25th is just a date like any other, and that lots of pregnant women happen give birth on that date, and there's nothing special about it; it's just centuries of Judeo-Christian tradition putting meaning where there is none.



* '''Averted''': Although pregnant, Mary doesn't give birth or show any signs of giving birth during the Christmas period.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Although pregnant, Mary doesn't give birth or show any signs of giving birth during the Christmas period.



* '''Invoked''': Mary belongs to a fundamentalist Christian sect which believes that the child she is carrying is TheMessiah, and have induced Mary's labour at Christmas for the symbolic value.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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Mary belongs to a fundamentalist Christian sect which believes that the child she is carrying is TheMessiah, and have induced Mary's labour at Christmas for the symbolic value.

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** A Jesus-like figure dies on Christmas. Bonus points if they were born on Easter.

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** Mary gives birth to the ''Anti''-Christ at Christmas.

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