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?
Twas the Week Before Christmas and Fate Played a Joke. No Tree and No Presents, Homer was Broke!
Did You Know?
Milhouse Van Houten, Bart Simpson's best friend, is based on the character of Paul Pfeiffer from The Wonder Years
(1988). However, this has been disproven by the writers and the voice actor of Milhouse. See more
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
Look at this tree. Beauty, isn't it?
Why is there a bird house in it?
Er... That's an ornament.
Do I smell gun powder?
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