A snowstorm traps the kids and Principal Skinner in the school for Christmas vacation.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Abe / Clown / Sideshow Mel / Radio Weatherman / Disco Stu / Santa / Hobgoblin / Soldier #2 (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Al / Third Man / Usher / Man / Ringmaster / Apu / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Elf / Chalmers (voice)
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Jerry / Lenny / Captain McAllister / Announcer / Skinner / Kent Brockman / Ned / Soldier #1 / Factory Guard (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Bo Peep (voice)
Sherri / Terri (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Wardrobe Manager (voice)


Following a fierce blizzard Skinner,Willie and the children are trapped in the school by a huge snow drift. Homer and Ned set out to rescue them but hit a hydrant that explodes,the water turning to ice in the freezing temperature. Finally everybody is freed,however,thanks to Nibbles,the school's hamster,whom Seymour sends out with a message for help. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 December 2000 (USA)  »

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This episode features an inordinate amount of jokes involving male genitalia, ie, the circus performer thrusting his crotch in Homer's face, Wiggum ostensibly urinating in the snow, Willie saying "that's the last time you'll slap your willie around", the ranch dressing hose, Skinner saying "chew through my ball sack", and a particular shot of the salt silo sliding down the hill (where the arrowhead like peak inexplicably becomes round and bulbous). See more »


The hole the hamster makes in the windscreen changes position, in some shots it is against the bottom edge of the windscreen, but in others it in the center of the glass not touching any edges. See more »


Ned Flanders: Homer, I think you hit something.
Homer: I hope it was Flanders.
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References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »


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A good episode
24 December 2012 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

This was a quite underrated episode, in my opinion.

While it is true that this is not in the same league than some of the most memorable classic chapters (Such as "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire") it was very funny to watch from beginning to end, and it was certainly much better than the recent episode (Like the one about Lady Gaga, which was awful)

I liked the part with the old, low-budget film called "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't, But Then Was", an hilarious parody of cheesy and poorly made holiday-themed movies that contain absurd plot that doesn't have actually anything to do with Christmas.

The only thing that I didn't like was the Deux Ex Machina resolution, which was totally unconvincing (I mean, the reaction from Superintendent Chalmers was completely out of character, despite the fact that he says his usual carfare's) But despite that, this was a funny and enjoyable episode, more than appropriate for Christmas.

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