During Christmas at the Simpsons, Bart asks for a tattoo. Marge takes them to the mall to buy presents. Bart sees a tattoo parlor and lies about his age to get a "Mother" tattoo. Marge catches Bart while the tattoo parlor is working on it. Marge runs in and drags Bart out. She spends all the Christmas money on removing Bart's tattoo, and Mr. Burns doesn't give out bonuses. Homer then gets a job at the mall as Santa Claus. Bart goes to the mall and pulls off Homer's beard. Homer is then left without a job, and only gets paid $13.00. Will Christmas get any better for the Simpsons? Written by
Twas the Week Before Christmas and Fate Played a Joke. No Tree and No Presents, Homer was Broke!
Did You Know?
The "Santas of many lands" portion of the Christmas pageant is based on Matt Groening
's experience in the second grade when he did a report on Christmas in Russia. Groening also used that reference in his comic strip "Life in Hell" when he spoofed himself as a young man, being told that it is too bad his grandmother is from Russia, because Christmas is against the law there. See more
Lewis changes skin color from dark to light, when Milhouse dares Bart to sit on Santa's lap. See more
Do you like kids?
What? You mean all the time? Even when they're nuts?
[the interviewer gives him a suspicious look
Uh, I sure do.
During the credits, the Simpsons sing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". See more
Music by Felix Bernard See more