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  • Harsher in Hindsight: Any time The Twin Towers are seen, especially at the film's ending which takes place at Christmastime 2001 with the Towers still standing.
    • Arguably, a more glaring (and rather creepy) example would be of Marli herself. The popular all-girl trio, Desire, that she, Ebony and their friend Terri were in disbanded after her tragic death in a car accident. Less than 18 months after this movie came out, the same thing happened in Real Life to Chilli's (Marli) fellow TLC member, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Vanessa L. Williams plays a beautiful and successful but (initially) snooty Rich Bitch Alpha Bitch who gets off on bossing people around and protecting her empire. Sound familiar?
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  • Hollywood Pudgy: Lampshaded in the film, with both a French airline worker and a horse carriage driver telling the average-sized Ebony this, to her displeasure.
    "Funny, you look thinner on TV."
  • Jerkass Woobie: Ebony, of course.
  • Nightmare Fuel: When Marli takes her head off to prove she is, in fact, dead.note  Also, when she takes off her "face" to reveal to Ebony what her (most likely badly decomposed) visage resembles after being dead for 10 years. This is unrevealed to the audience as her back is to us, but Ebony's horrified expression shows it is not a pretty picture.
    • Ebony's mysteriously badly burned or possibly decomposed body lying in her bed she discovers during her Behind The Music episode.
      • Also doubles as Fridge Horror: if her body is indeed decomposed, that could mean that it lay there for possibly weeks before anyone cared enough to check in on her and find it. How much of a bitch was she?!
      • We may also get a hint of the cause of death: blink and you'll miss it, but Ebony likes to wash down Vicodin with alcohol before bed, which is highly inadvisable.
    • Her being sucked into the TV at the end of the Bad Future segment also qualifies.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: Brian McNamara is more recognized in the TV promos nowadays, especially if it airs on Lifetime Network.
  • Vindicated by History: Upon its premiere in 2000, reaction to the film was mixed and many critics decried it as unnecessary and cheesy. In the following years with many airings in syndication, it's now warmly regarded as an annual showing and one of the better modern remakes of A Christmas Carol.
  • The Woobie: Bob Cratchit and his family, definitely.
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