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2''Magic Gift of the Snowman'' is a 1995 Christmas special animated by Creator/JetlagProductions and released by Creator/GoodTimesEntertainment.
4When Landon's sister Emery-Elizabeth was sick, he decided to tell her a story about a named Snowden who works for Princess Electra's kingdom.
8* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Charlatan's mouse is pink. Justified since it's an InUniverse story that a character made up.
9* ArcWords: "There's a time for questions and a time for action".
10* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Snowden doesn't melt while traveling through a sunny, spring area. Possibly justified via it being in Electra's castle, and thus, [[AWizardDidIt him being protected by the surrounding magic]].
11* BittersweetEnding: InUniverse. The story Landon tells Emery-Elizabeth ends like this. Charlatan is defeated and Princess Electra gets back her smile, saving the kingdom. However, Snowden melts. Averted for the actual special, which has a HappyEnding, as Snowden turns out to be real and still alive, and Emery makes a full recovery.
12* CluelessAesop: Oh boy. The special tries to teach kids that positive thinking and being happy will solve your problems away. While it's not a bad thing, pressuring this isn't going to make things better.
13* CoversAlwaysLie: Snowden hardly resembles what he looks like on the cover. The cover also suggests that the film will have much higher quality animation.
14* {{Expy}}:
15** Charlatan is similar to [[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt the Crypt Keeper]], even down to his voice.
16** The name "Emery Elizabeth" is suspiciously close to "[[Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog Emily Elizabeth]]," and both characters are cute little blonde girls.
17* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Charlatan gets ''burned to death'' when defeated.
18* HappinessIsMandatory: The only law in Electra's kingdom.
19-->''"Join the fun, won’t you stay a while? The only rule is to wear a smile."''
20* IllGirl: Emery-Elizabeth is one.
21* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Snowden in the story, as he melts.
22* KilledMidSentence: Snowden in the story.
23* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Most of the characters have cute anime esque designs except for the villain Charlatan with his bulging bug eyes, wrinkled skin, bony face, long crooked teeth, and claw like hands.
24* NowWhichOneWasThatVoice: Like other works released by Creator/GoodTimesEntertainment, it is never stated who voices whom. The only guesses are that Charlatan is voiced by Ian James Corlett and Snowden is possibly voiced by Michael Donovan.
25* OffModel: The kids' hair color changes between blonde and orangish between scenes.
26* PrincessesRule: Princess Electra governs her kingdom in her own right.
27* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler: Snowden ended up being real.]]
28* ScheherezadeGambit: Inverted. Landon's story ends it on a cliffhanger each night so that Emery-Elizabeth will have to hang on until the following day to hear what happens next.
29* SelfInsertFic: Landon inserts himself and Emery Elizabeth into his story as characters.
30* {{Snowlems}}: Snowden is a type 1.
31* SoapOperaDisease: Emery has a fatal disease and one of the symptoms is paraplegia. Modern medicine can't do much to treat it, but people who have the disease can fully recover if they want to recover enough. [[spoiler: When Emery recovers, the symptoms disappear overnight, including her paraplegia.]]
32* ThereAreNoAdults: The land that Princess Electra rules over doesn't include any adults, except for Snowden.
33* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A literal example. Charlatan has a pink pet mouse. It disappears after Snowden's head bounces off of it, leaving it uncertain if it escaped or perished in the fire at the end.
34* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Emery is certain that her being in a wheelchair will prohibit her from being able to save Princess Electra, a thought Landon kindly and Snowden not-so-kindly reject.