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?
First appearances (not including The Tracey Ullman Show
(1987)) of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers (just voice), Mr. Burns, Grandpa, Patty, Selma, Snowball II, Ned Flanders, Todd Flanders, Moe, Barney, Lewis, Milhouse, and Santa's Little Helper. See more
When Marge reveals the Christmas money from her hair, her necklace changes from red to white. 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?
Copyright date given as 1990, despite a 1989 air date. See more
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Music by Lewis H. Redner
Lyrics by Phillips Brooks See more