This isn't a happy story, but it's different enough that I found it interesting...
A friend of mine went to a big Xmas pageant. Santa came out and was jitterbugging around with girls onstage, then made his way down the aisle in the middle of the audience, whereupon he had a massive heart attack and died, with his lapel mic picking up his last labored breaths.
My friend said it was the most surreal thing he'd ever seen. I think most of the audience probably converted to Buddhism to shield their children from further pageants.
There might be a lesson in there somewhere, but I doubt it.