The Simpsons (1989– )
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Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 

Christmas seems doomed for the Simpson family when Homer receives no holiday bonus. Hoping to make extra money, he becomes a mall Santa Claus in an attempt to bring the family a happy holiday.

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Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Elf Moldy / Grampa Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / SNPP employee / Radio singing voice / Boy / Lewis / Cashier / Elf Bubbles (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak (voice)
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Mr. Burns / Principal Seymour Skinner / Mr. Largo / Ned Flanders / Tattoo Guy / Waylon Smithers / Dr. Zitofsky / Loudspeaker Announcer in Shop / Santa Claus Manager / Santa Claus Teacher / Announcer / Clerk (voice)
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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 TnMovieFan2@aol.com

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Twas the Week Before Christmas and Fate Played a Joke. No Tree and No Presents, Homer was Broke!

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Animation | Comedy

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17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Al Jean came up with the title. See more »

Goofs

When Skinner steps up to the podium after the first graders sing, he is not drawn to scale, appearing as tall as the children behind him. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Come on, Dad, if TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs, and it's gonna happen to us.
Homer: Okay, let's go. Who's Tiny Tim?
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Crazy Credits

There is no Blackboard or Couch gag in this episode's opening titles, owing to the holiday theme of the episode making the title sequence different. See more »

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References Batman (1966) See more »

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Dramatic Impact (2)
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Music by Ivor Slaney
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Merry Simpsonmas
19 September 2003 | by (england) – See all my reviews

The simpsons had the first episode as a christmas special. I loved what i saw on the episode, this is the first episode out of the whole series of the simpsons, the date that started with this episode was 17th december 1989.


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