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Animated Atrocities-Merry Wishmas by AMX-269 Animated Atrocities-Merry Wishmas by AMX-269
On a completely unrelated note, writing this review as a poem was really, really fun.

Okay, back to the topic at hand: holy crud, is this a bad Christmas special. Mainly because I can't really tell who we're supposed to see as the one at fault here. It feels like we're supposed to see the kids as the ones at fault, but at the same time, Santa was purposefully not giving some kids what they really wanted for Christmas. Really, Santa set himself up to be shunned. Speaking of Santa, why did he and Mrs. Claus not look like their CEO forms shown in the first FOP Christmas episode? Yeah, maybe this show's supposed moral would work if it actually looked like the kids were being greedy. And yes, some of them were (namely, Timmy's dad). Instead, we see Timmy not getting a sled (the one thing he wanted) and instead getting a bunch of stuff for shoveling snow. HA HA HA! And why was Timmy's dad one of the people whining about not getting what he wanted? Santa brings presents to kids, not adults, you idiot! Also, Jorgen acting as an antagonist seems out of place at this point, since he slowly became more chaotic good overall. In short, the only moral I can even remotely find in this train wreck is that you shouldn't be greedy at Christmas, but it's okay to purposefully tick people off in order to teach this moral. Merry Christmas!

On another unrelated note, is there anyone else out there who sometimes wishes that humans could just go the way of the bear during winter and hibernate for the season?

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Reviewer2016 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
1-Timmy just wanted a sled, pieces of wood and metal used to go through snow, not Mount Rushmore, or a contract stating him and trixie tang are legally married, yet santa purposefully gave Timmys dad (a literal man child) presents that defied the laws of nature just to teach A TEN YEAR OLD not to be greedy at Christmas.
2-why did santa do it all, last time I checked delivering toys is his job, part of me thinks he was legit trying to teach a lesson the other part of me thinks it was somehow get the world to ask for less toys or pay the elves overtime. He is a business man when not hopped up on fairy dust after all (interpret that any way ya like).
ForeverEvanescent Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Student Writer
This episode wasn't that bad. Not as great as the first Christmas special, but not bad either.
PacBoyMaster Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
This one is a mix bag for me.I did like the plot but the annoying as hell song and the scenes with Santa living with The Turners were just a pain to sit through. 
squidwardfan101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
I actually don't like Santa because if he was real, he'd be a jerk. He only gives presents to kids that aren't poor.
javy905 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Student Photographer
For what it's worth the song in the episode was pretty good at least that's how I remember it
AMX-269 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016   Writer
Well...I suppose musically, "Not on the List" sounds okay, but things start to fall apart once you pay attention to the lyrics. There's really no indication as to whether or not we're supposed to sympathize with the singers. On the one hand, there are instances where it seems Santa's in the wrong (the girl who got a G.I. Joe Expy instead of a dress, and the girl who got beef jerky instead of her front teeth), but on the other hand, there are some singers whose Christmas wishes make them seem selfish (one boy getting a "stupid" wagon instead of an RC dragon, and A.J. wanting a trip to the Space Station). And that's not even getting into why Timmy's Dad and Vicky are even complaining in the first place, because let's face it: chances are Santa's main priorities in gift-giving do not involve teenagers and fully-grown men.

Meanwhile, poor Timmy didn't even get the one thing he wanted for Christmas, but of course, nobody cares. Timmy even flat-out asks Santa at one point why he just didn't give Timmy a sled, and Santa blatantly avoids giving an answer. Yeah, the moral of "better to give than receive" is an okay moral for a Christmas special, but it doesn't work when the main protagonist doesn't get the one reasonable Christmas gift he wanted, and Santa deliberately gives people bad gifts just so he and his family can become freeloaders.

Honestly, I can go on and on about just why this special is so bad. And this might be the only place I can do it now, since TV Tropes got rid of their "Wallbanger" pages.
I would have dispatched the Krampus to go after those ungrateful little shits.
javy905 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Photographer
Ok yeah lyrically it doesn't work Thanks for your thoughts I was just recalling from memory been years since I'd seen it
oldschool1990 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
It's telling when Spongebob does a second Christmas special and makes it great while Fairly Oddparents can't.
darkshadow278 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Nice rhyming.
Carvenamber Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
I have to drop some presents down the chimney, if you know what I mean!
SofiaBlythe2014 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I noticed you released this review on the 6 year anniversary of the episode.
PerkyGoth14 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i wouldn't call this epsiode BAAAAD, like i can see problems with it, but i wouldn't call it bad exactly... it could've been better, but i thought it was actually nice Santa suggested that if you're unhappy with a present on Christmas, you should give something away and have your own 'Merry Wishmas' 
OddAuthor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
You know, I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way about the episode.  I, also, thought it was pretty unfair that Timmy was treated as the "bad guy" when he wished for the coupons to grant wishes to the other kids.  Usually Timmy's condemned for being TOO selfish, but then if he tries to be generous,  still gets condemned.
AMX-269 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015   Writer
In other words, the problem that made "It's a Wishful Life" so bad.
toonbro13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
i liked this ep sure its no christmas everyday but bad is stretching it
treyblowski Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Fun fact
This special was basically a mandate
Nickelodeon Ordered a new Christmas special of the show be made because the Latin american version did not have one because apparently the first few seasons of Fairly Odd Parents had been sold to the Disney of that region
That was straight from the Fairly Odd parents Wiki so the legitimacy behind that is very iffy
AMX-269 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   Writer
I actually did know about that fact. But I don't think the fact that it was mandatory is the problem. To me, that's not really an excuse for the bad writing. It really is a shame since the first FOP Christmas special is pretty good.
Spongey444 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
While this isn't as good as Christmas Everyday, it's still good.
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