On Christmas Eve, Marge admonishes the family not to open presents until 7 a.m. the next morning. Bart finds a way around the directive and opens his gifts at 5 a.m. However, his prized gift - a remote-controlled fire truck - overheats and causes a fire that engulfs the tree and presents. The family investigates and Bart tells them that a burglar has struck. As a result of Kent Brockman's human interest story, the entire town donates gifts and cash to the Simpsons for their "misfortune." Eventually, Bart admits the truth, angering his clueless family but angering the town even more (when Brockman finds out the truth). The family is made into outcasts, and Marge's attempt to win the needed funds on "Jeopardy!" (to pay everybody back) fails miserably. Eventually, the townspeople loot the Simpsons' home ... save for a dust rag.
Did You Know?
When Bart opens the envelope, he says, "Aunt Selma. Always good for a fin." A "fin" is five dollars but he's clearly holding a one-dollar bill. See more
[holding up a present
Hocus pocus! Mucus puke-us! My powers of deduction tell me you are getting a hand-made sweater, possibly... yellow.
Mom, make him stop!
Bart, put down that yellow sweater.
References Miracle on 34th Street
Jeopardy Theme Song
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