Treating Santa Claus as the only reason to celebrate
Ripping off It's A Wonderful Life
Inevitably, the world without this character is going to be so awful and clearly needs them still. This story-line is old and overused by now. Give it a rest.
Treating anyone who doesn't believe in Santa as misguided, cynical, or unhappy
Having one character who doesn't celebrate Christmas because of tragedy
Something bad happened on or near the actual day and the still-very-present pain made them decide to skip everything. But the need to redeem the holiday in someone's eyes is getting old.
So what Christmas special clichés are you sick of?
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