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!
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claims that this episode has been incorrectly credited with creating the "alternate version" of "Jingle Bells" that has become a well-known children's playground song. See more
Marge comes through the door and you see that she has come from a room with a piano in it. It has a music book on it. But when the shot changes so we see Marge turn the jar upside down, the music book has disappeared. See more
Okay, Kids, give me your letters and I'll mail them to Santa at the North Pole.
Oh please, there's only one fat guy who brings us presents and his name ain't Santa.
Copyright date given as 1990, despite a 1989 air date. See more
References A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Music by Ivor Slaney See more