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This page contains trivia for "The Spirit of Christmas". Remember, trivia must be factual, provable, and it is always best to cite your source for not-so-obvious trivia. If you would like to dispute a trivia point, please discuss it in the article comments.

The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty

References to Popular Culture

  • Frosty is based on the Rankin & Bass Christmas special Frosty the Snowman. This was first broadcast on December 7, 1969 on CBS. It has since become a staple holiday program through the years.

Kenny's Death

  • The boy resembling Cartman (who is called "Kenny") gets grabbed by one of Frosty's tentacles and is thrown at a distance. He gets slammed into the ground and quickly bleeds to death.

The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Santa


  • When Santa Claus spins Jesus Christ around and throws him, Jesus lands next to a snowman wearing a hat. This is a reference to The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus Vs. Frosty.
  • When Jesus and Santa begin to scream before the fight, if you listen closely you can hear the Fataity sound effect from the Mortal Kombat video games.

References to Popular Culture

  • The introductory music is from "It Happened In Sun Valley", in the Twentieth Century-Fox Picture Sun Valley Serenade.
  • During the fight, a Mortal Kombat 3 tune plays.
  • "There can be only one" is a reference to the Highlander movies, in which every time an Immortal kills another, he adds the others powers to his own with the statement.
  • The idea of a snowman coming to life was inspired by the Rankin & Bass cartoon Frosty the Snowman.
  • The statue Kenny's head knocked over is one of Orgazmo, only here it is a mirror image. The Orgazmorator looks quite different here, too.
  • Jesus executes a flawless Three Stooges eye gouge to Santa.
  • The scene when the statue falls on the children is very much like the scene at the end of the Monty Python opening credits in which the foot squishes the chicken/man. They both have very similar squishing sounds as well.
  • "Come on, lumberboy!" is a reference to the fact that Jesus followed stepfather Joseph into carpentry.

References in Other Episodes

  • In "The Simpsons Already Did It", Tweek says while he's putting the carrot on the snowman, he's afraid it will come to life and kill him. Stan replies, "When did that ever happen? Besides that one time", a reference to "Jesus vs. Frosty".
  • In "A Very Crappy Christmas", the boys create their own cut-out animation, which is clips used from "Jesus vs. Santa".
  • It was referenced in "Red Sleigh Down", where in the middle of the episode the four boys say "Jesus!" and shake their heads side-to-side in exactly the same way that the Stan and Kyle-resembling boys did in the short film.

Kenny's Death

  • Kenny gets decapitated by Santa, causing his head to fly off and hit a statue which topples over, crushing some children. At the end of the film, a bunch of rats eat his corpse.

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