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Senor Cardgage says he's dying, so Marzipan and Homestar try to cram him with enough Decemberween spirit to save him.
Senor Cardgage says he's dying, so Marzipan and Homestar try to cram him with enough Decemberween spirit to save him.
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{film|Homestar Runner}}, {{film|Marzipan}}, {{film|Coach Z}}, {{film|Senor Cardgage}}, {{film|Strong Sad}}, {{film|Pom Pom}}, {{film|Bubs}}, [[Homeschool Winner]], [[Rafferty]], [[Preshy]], [[Champeen]], [[The Hurricane]], three [[Unguraits]], {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|Strong Mad}}, {{film|The Cheat}}, {{film|The Poopsmith}}, {{film|The King of Town}}, {{film|Homsar}}
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{film|Homestar Runner}}, {{film|Marzipan}}, {{film|Coach Z}}, {{film|Senor Cardgage}}, {{film|Strong Sad}}, {{film|Pom Pom}}, {{film|Bubs}}, [[Homeschool Winner]], [[Rafferdy]], [[Preshy]], [[Champeen]], [[The Hurricane]], three [[Unguraits]], {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|Strong Mad}}, {{film|The Cheat}}, {{film|The Poopsmith}}, {{film|The King of Town}}, {{film|Homsar}}
'''Places:''' [[The Field]], [[Marzipan's House]], [[Bubs' Concession Stand]], [[Telephone Pole]], [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]]
'''Places:''' [[The Field]], [[Marzipan's House]], [[Bubs' Concession Stand]], [[Telephone Pole]], [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]]
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''{A red title card with a holly border slides in from screen right. Words appear as the singers sing them.}''
''{A red title card with a holly border slides in from screen right. Words appear as the singers sing them.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' A Decemberween Mackerel...  (The name of this cartoon!)  
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'''SINGERS:''' A Decemberween Mackerel.  (The name of this cartoon.)  
   
   
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''{Crossfade to Homestar wearing a mistletoe sweater and a red bow lying on Marzipan's couch, the camera slowly trucking back to reveal his entire body.}''
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''{Crossfade to Homestar wearing a mistletoe sweater and a red bow laying on Marzipan's couch, the camera slowing trucking back to reveal his entire body.}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{joyously}'' Oh, Marzipan! Is that you? I'm wearing a sweater made out of mistletoe! And what feels like a colony of venomous bugs! ''{various black insects jump around Homestar's body}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{joyously}'' Oh, Marzipan! Is that you? I'm wearing a sweater made out of mistletoe! And what feels like a colony of venomous bugs! ''{various black insects jump around Homestar's body}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Ah! You! ''{sits up}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Ah! You! ''{sits up}''
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'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' ''{pointing at Homestar}'' Hot pooey.
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'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' ''{sing-song}'' Hot pooey.
''{Marzipan follows screen right.}''
''{Marzipan follows screen right.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey, I love cramming holiday cheer. I'll go get my ''{pulls a black rod wrapped in gold and white tinsel from off screen}'' tinsel-wrapped cram rod!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey, I love cramming holiday cheer. I'll go get my ''{pulls a black rod wrapped in gold and white tinsel from off screen}'' tinsel-wrapped cram rod!
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''{Beat. Homestar glances around once.  Marzipan is not amused.}''
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''{Beat. Homestar glances around once.}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Okay, I'm back.
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Okay, I'm back.
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER & MARZIPAN:''' ''{singing}'' Coach Z's been drinking non-specific mouthwash-rine.
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER & MARZIPAN:''' ''{singing}'' Coach Z's been drinking non-specific mouthwash-rine.
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''{A man's arm holding several sheets of paper comes in from the left.}''
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''{A arm with papers shoots in from screen left.}''
'''MAN:''' I need you to sign here.
'''MAN:''' I need you to sign here.
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''{Homestar pushes the papers away with his cram rod.}''
''{Homestar pushes the papers away with his cram rod.}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{echoey}'' Oh, thanks, guys. That warms my heart.
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'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{echoey}'' Oh, thanks guys. That warms my heart.
''{Cut to a shot inside of the tub.  Strong Sad's face is seen in the bottom right of the frame and a chain around his body.  Homestar is looking through the slats above.}''
''{Cut to a shot inside of the tub.  Strong Sad's face is seen in the bottom right of the frame and a chain around his body.  Homestar is looking through the slats above.}''
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''{Push wipe left to reveal Bubs' Concession Stand.  A silhouette of Bubs can be seen waving his arms.  A line of people can be seen, ending with Marzipan and Cardgage.  Camera slowly pans and reveal Homestar in the foreground.}''
''{Push wipe left to reveal Bubs' Concession Stand.  A silhouette of Bubs can be seen waving his arms.  A line of people can be seen, ending with Marzipan and Cardgage.  Camera slowly pans and reveal Homestar in the foreground.}''
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'''BUBS:''' ''{faintly}'' I've got a sale on everything. I've got all kinds of sales!
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'''BUBS:''' ''{faintly}'' I've got a deal on everything. I've got all kinds of deals!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Say, Bubs. ''{Camera pans to reveal Bubs standing next to Homestar.  Homestar pokes him with the cram rod.}'' What's this line for?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Say, Bubs. ''{Camera pans to reveal Bubs standing next to Homestar.  Homestar pokes him with the cram rod.}'' What's this line for?
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'''HOMESTAR, MARZIPAN, & COACH Z:''' Oh!
'''HOMESTAR, MARZIPAN, & COACH Z:''' Oh!
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''{Cut to medium shot of Marzipan and Cardgage. Cardgage is disheveled and his glasses are falling off.}''
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''{Cut to medium shot of Marzipan and Cardgage. Cardgage is disheveled and his glasses are falling off.}'''
'''MARZIPAN:''' Oh wow, if it was pitch black and I squinted and was a few miles away, ''{cut to a wide silhouette of all standing around the tree}'' this would sort of look like a tree almost! ''{Cut back to previous shot.}'' Isn't it wonderous, Senor? A real miracle-inducing spectacle, isn't it?
'''MARZIPAN:''' Oh wow, if it was pitch black and I squinted and was a few miles away, ''{cut to a wide silhouette of all standing around the tree}'' this would sort of look like a tree almost! ''{Cut back to previous shot.}'' Isn't it wonderous, Senor? A real miracle-inducing spectacle, isn't it?
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'''MARZIPAN:''' Maybe?
'''MARZIPAN:''' Maybe?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' And, who not fifteen minutes ago, told me I ''{cut to the Basement of the Brothers Strong.  Strong Bad is standing on the arm of the orange couch and Cardgage is standing next to it.  Marzipan's dish is sitting on the couch. Cardgage moves his mouth to match what present-Strong Bad is quoting.}'' "might paste away if I Dinty Moore." ''{Strong Bad begins to leap on the dish.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' And, who not fifteen minutes ago, told me I ''{cut to the Basement of the Brothers Strong.  Strong Bad is standing on the arm of the orange couch and Cardgage is standing next to it.  Marzipan's dish is sitting on the couch.}'' "might paste away if I Dinty Moore." ''{Strong Bad begins to leap on the dish.}''
''{Cut back to The Field.  Cardgage stirs and holds up an opened can of stew that says "Dented")''
''{Cut back to The Field.  Cardgage stirs and holds up an opened can of stew that says "Dented")''
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
*A DVR is a [[Wikipedia:Digital video recorder|digital video recorder]].
*A DVR is a [[Wikipedia:Digital video recorder|digital video recorder]].
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*To come down off your high horse is to stop thinking less of other people.
*This toon was released eighteen days before New Year's, which is the time Bubs's "holiday line" lasts.
*This toon was released eighteen days before New Year's, which is the time Bubs's "holiday line" lasts.
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<blockquote>Surprise! Like an errant reindeer that's come loose from the sleigh, hurtling towards the earth at breakneck speed, bursting into flames, and impact cratering the crap out of your front yard...It's a Decemberween cartoon! Marzipan takes it upon herself to try and improve Senor Cardgage's dismal life. Man! Years go by fast, huh?! Cram that holiday cheer! Cram it!</blockquote>
<blockquote>Surprise! Like an errant reindeer that's come loose from the sleigh, hurtling towards the earth at breakneck speed, bursting into flames, and impact cratering the crap out of your front yard...It's a Decemberween cartoon! Marzipan takes it upon herself to try and improve Senor Cardgage's dismal life. Man! Years go by fast, huh?! Cram that holiday cheer! Cram it!</blockquote>
*This is only the second toon of 2010, and the first one released since [[Xeriouxly Forxe]] eight months earlier. It was also the first "real" update (i.e., a toon with a plot) in over a year.
*This is only the second toon of 2010, and the first one released since [[Xeriouxly Forxe]] eight months earlier. It was also the first "real" update (i.e., a toon with a plot) in over a year.
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*On the [[Main Pages]], when "[[Main Page Messages|new holiday toon!]]" was moused over, its words changed to "[[for real]]!".
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*On the homepage, when "[[Main Page Messages|new holiday toon!]]" is moused over, its words change to "[[for real]]!"
*This toon was built at the normal 550&times;400 size but is shown at four times that size (double in each direction), and is the first such toon to be displayed in this way. There are [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}#Screen size|several possible remedies]] for viewers having trouble viewing the toon at this resolution.
*This toon was built at the normal 550&times;400 size but is shown at four times that size (double in each direction), and is the first such toon to be displayed in this way. There are [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}#Screen size|several possible remedies]] for viewers having trouble viewing the toon at this resolution.
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[[File:HotPooeyUncensored.png|thumb|Ohh, there's two of them!]]
[[File:HotPooeyUncensored.png|thumb|Ohh, there's two of them!]]
*Much like [[Homestar Presents: Presents]], this cartoon appears to be presented in a [[Sound Quality|higher audio sample rate]] than usual.
*Much like [[Homestar Presents: Presents]], this cartoon appears to be presented in a [[Sound Quality|higher audio sample rate]] than usual.
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**In fact, it seems that starting with this cartoon, all future Homestar cartoons will have high quality sound.
 
*For four frames, while the title is coming to the foreground, it reads "A Decemberween Miracle".
*For four frames, while the title is coming to the foreground, it reads "A Decemberween Miracle".
*Hot Pooey, beneath its censored bar, is identical to [[Hot Jones]].
*Hot Pooey, beneath its censored bar, is identical to [[Hot Jones]].
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*The leaf of mistletoe that falls from Homestar's "sweater" disappears a few seconds later.
*The leaf of mistletoe that falls from Homestar's "sweater" disappears a few seconds later.
*Senor Cardgage's left hand disappears the moment he finishes rising from the bush. At the same time, a previously-opaque hole in the bush becomes transparent, so a spot of his right hand appears.
*Senor Cardgage's left hand disappears the moment he finishes rising from the bush. At the same time, a previously-opaque hole in the bush becomes transparent, so a spot of his right hand appears.
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*In parts of the toon, the edge of Homestar’s eye is covered by a diagonal white line.
 
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*Strong Sad is [[The Best Decemberween Ever|locked in]] [[Homestar Presents: Presents|a bathtub]].
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*Strong Sad is [[Homestar Presents: Presents|locked in a bathtub]].
*Homestar wants to [[Making Out|make out]] with Marzipan.
*Homestar wants to [[Making Out|make out]] with Marzipan.
*Senor Cardgage claims he is [[death|dying]].
*Senor Cardgage claims he is [[death|dying]].
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*Coach Z pops up wearing a [[Blubb-O's]] box.
*Coach Z pops up wearing a [[Blubb-O's]] box.
[[File:MackeralRejectedCharacters.png|thumb|Rejected for the holidays]]
[[File:MackeralRejectedCharacters.png|thumb|Rejected for the holidays]]
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*The silhouettes of most of the [[rejected characters]] appear in line for Bubs' Concession Stand. The characters are as follows, from first in line to last: Homeschool Winner, Rafferty, Preshy, Champeen, The Hurricane, and three Unguraits standing on top of each other.
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*The silhouettes of most of the [[rejected characters]] appear in line for Bubs' Concession Stand. The characters are as follows, from first in line to last: Homeschool Winner, Rafferdy, Preshy, Champeen, The Hurricane, and three Unguraits standing on top of each other.
*The last line of Marzipan and Homestar's carol, "Coach Z's been drinking nonspecific mouthwash", is a reference to the song "O Decemberween" at the end of [[The Best Decemberween Ever]]. The original line was "Coach Z's been drinking Listerine."
*The last line of Marzipan and Homestar's carol, "Coach Z's been drinking nonspecific mouthwash", is a reference to the song "O Decemberween" at the end of [[The Best Decemberween Ever]]. The original line was "Coach Z's been drinking Listerine."
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*Senor Cardgage appears from [[hammerspace]], accompanied by the traffic noise first heard in [[Senorial Day]], and again in [[hremail3184]].
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*Senor Cardgage appears from [[hammerspace]], accompanied by the traffic noise first heard in [[senorial day]], and again in [[hremail3184]].
*Pom Pom picks up [[Gooblies]] when taking the picture.
*Pom Pom picks up [[Gooblies]] when taking the picture.
*Homestar saying "Our family is literally, and figuratively, so great" is a reference to [[Jibblies 2]].
*Homestar saying "Our family is literally, and figuratively, so great" is a reference to [[Jibblies 2]].
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*Senor Cardgage calls Strong Bad "[[Wikipedia:Pez|Pez dispenser]]".
*Senor Cardgage calls Strong Bad "[[Wikipedia:Pez|Pez dispenser]]".
*Right before Senor Cardgage collapses, he complains about his [[Wikipedia:Toyota Cressida|Toyota Cressida]] (which, in his case, appears to be an organ and not a car).
*Right before Senor Cardgage collapses, he complains about his [[Wikipedia:Toyota Cressida|Toyota Cressida]] (which, in his case, appears to be an organ and not a car).
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===Fast Forward===
 
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*The makers of Hot Jones and Hot Pooey would make an even worse drink in [[The House That Gave Sucky Tricks]].
 
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*Homsar's next appearance after "dying" was in [[I Killed Pom Pom]] (not counting his [[silhouette]] in [[Halloween Safety]] ten days prior), nearly four years later.
 
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