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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.
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.
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.