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A Snow White Christmas is a 1980 Christmas Special based on the Snow White franchise which first aired on CBS.

In the years since Snow White and Prince Charming's Happily Ever After, the two, now the benevolent and beloved Queen and King of a kingdom called Noel, have a daughter also named Snow White. Life is happy as they all prepare for the upcoming Christmas season. However, as the younger Snow White wishes to have that "creepy old castle" on top of a mountain on the outskirts of the town turned into a Christmas castle for the children, her parents worry about their traumatic past experiences with the long-frozen Evil Queen...

This special has the following tropes:

  • Cheerful Child: The Princess Snow White. While her age is unstated, she has a heart of gold and only thinks about others in the kingdom, even wishing to build a castle for the (younger) children.
  • Evil Laugh: The Queen lets out a vicious one upon being defrosted.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: The Evil Queen wears heavy blue eyeshadow to match her Evil Eyebrows.
  • Gentle Giant: All of them, but especially Tiny, the rotund and kindhearted one. He even sleeps with a teddy bear. Aww.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Hicker's hiccups. The more stressed he is, the worse they become, even to the point of destroying the Evil Queen's castle.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Brawny. He has a tough, unfeeling exterior and attitude, but he's actually quite fond of Snow White and even cries when he thought she was dead.
  • Implacable Woman: Good God does the Evil Queen have a serious bone to pick with Snow White, having no qualms with killing anyone who stands in her way.
  • It's Personal: The Giants set out to get revenge on the Queen after she poisons Snow White.
  • No-Sell: The Queen tries to drown Snow White, Grunyon and the Giants. Whereas the former two are saved by getting on Brawny's ax, the giants themselves were stunned and temporarily knocked out, but being giants they were fine.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Instead of the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White meets their cousins, the Seven Giants. Like the dwarfs in the Disney version, they each have names indicative of their personality.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: Brawny.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Evil Queen wears a long black dress with a matching red cape.
  • Vague Age: Snow White. She is obviously a minor, but it's unclear if she's a preteen (10-12) or a teenager (13-19). She also mentions a desire to have a castle for children of Noel to be built, which may or may not exclude herself from that group.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In addition of trying to kill Snow White and Grunyon, the Evil Queen also freezes every child in Noel, including babies.