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?
This special went on to be the series premiere. It is now listed as episode 7G08, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". See more
When Marge tells Homer to close his eyes as she takes out the money jar, her necklace is red. When she takes it out of her hair in the next shot, the necklace is white. See more
What are the odds on Santa's Little Helper?
99 to 1.
Wow! You hear that, Boy? 99 times 13 equals Merry Christmas!
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
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Music by Lewis H. Redner
Lyrics by Phillips Brooks See more