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Sophus

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Faith in Santa
« on: December 08, 2010, 02:13:22 AM »
Is it just me or do a number of these family Christmas films resemble J.M Barrie's work? They seem to be putting general emphasis on believing "in what you can't see" by having protagonists who learn to have faith in the fat man after going through some doubt during most of the movie. "Oh boy, Santa is real after all! Shame on all the other kids who tell me otherwise."

So in spite of all the holiday commercialism Christians have found a religious use for Santa after all?

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Re: Faith in Santa
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 03:19:50 AM »
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Every time a child says, "I don't believe in fairies," there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

Yuck.  That may be the most disgusting thing I ever heard. :shake:
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Re: Faith in Santa
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 05:42:42 AM »
You make an interesting point. I've never really thought of it that way.
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Re: Faith in Santa
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 02:00:32 PM »
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Every time a child says, "I don't believe in fairies," there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

Yuck.  That may be the most disgusting thing I ever heard. :D

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Re: Faith in Santa
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 03:39:49 PM »
Ah, good ole' St. Nick...

... always saving children from being baked into meat pies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nich ... d_folklore

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Another legend tells how a terrible famine struck the island and a malicious butcher lured three little children into his house, where he slaughtered and butchered them, placing their remains in a barrel to cure, planning to sell them off as ham. Saint Nicholas, visiting the region to care for the hungry, not only saw through the butcher's horrific crime but also resurrected the three boys from the barrel by his prayers.

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Re: Faith in Santa
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 11:06:09 PM »
lol When can we expect the Christmas special Santa vs. Sweeney (Todd) to be released?

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You make an interesting point. I've never really thought of it that way.
I'm not really sure how many films do this but it seems to be the more recent ones at least. I'm thinking of flicks like The Polar Express or Elf.
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