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Miracle on Evergreen Terrace 

When Bart accidentally burns down the family's Christmas tree and gifts, he claims that a robber stole everything. As a result, the town gets them a new tree and pitches in to raise funds.

Director:

Bob Anderson

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa / Barney / Krusty / Sideshow Mel (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Lou / Moe Szyslak / Apu / Kliff / Store Clerk / Carl / Jeopardy Judge / Comic Book Guy / The Sea Captain (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Jasper / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner (voice)
Alex Trebek ... Himself (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Patches (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Poor Violet (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover (voice)
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Storyline

When Bart accidentally burns down the family's Christmas tree and gifts, he claims that a robber stole everything. As a result, the town gets them a new tree and pitches in to raise funds.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Homer arrives at Try-N-Save, he parks across three disabled parking spaces. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bart: Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.
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Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by Hank Azaria
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Ho-ho-hum
11 September 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

I'm not gonna lie, I was somewhat disappointed in this middling Christmas offering. Bart learns a valuable lesson, the town turns on the Simpsons and the holiday itself hangs in the balance. Even Alex Trebek shows up in an inexplicable cameo. But it doesn't hang together well (at all) and comes off rather haphazardly.

To its credit, I like the final message; that when the chips are down, family still have themselves. And it's got one really good gag, with Homer stepping in to show Lisa how to properly strangle her brother:

Lisa: "Why, you little-!" Homer: "Lisa, no! Your hands are too weak!"

But as a holiday episode, it feels like the laughs and the sentiment should be stronger.

6/10


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