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Encyclopedia > Simpsons Christmas Stories
The Simpsons episode
"Simpsons Christmas Stories"
Homer's depiction of Jesus' birth.
Episode no. 365
Prod. code HABF01
Orig. airdate December 18, 2005
Written by Don Payne
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Couch gag A copy of The Springfield Shopper spins into frame. The headline reads, “COUCH GAG THRILLS NATION” with a photo of The Simpsons on the couch.
Season 17
September 11, 2005May 21, 2006
  1. Bonfire of the Manatees
  2. The Girl Who Slept Too Little
  3. Milhouse of Sand and Fog
  4. Treehouse of Horror XVI
  5. Marge's Son Poisoning
  6. See Homer Run
  7. The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
  8. The Italian Bob
  9. Simpsons Christmas Stories
  10. Homer's Paternity Coot
  11. We're on the Road to D'ohwhere
  12. My Fair Laddy
  13. The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
  14. Bart Has Two Mommies
  15. Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife
  16. Million Dollar Abie
  17. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore
  18. The Wettest Stories Ever Told
  19. Girls Just Want to Have Sums
  20. Regarding Margie
  21. The Monkey Suit
  22. Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
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Contents

Plot

The First Do'h-El

When Reverend Lovejoy can not attend the Christmas sermon due to a horrible train wreck (on his train set), Flanders immediately takes over. However, he gets a paper cut and faints. Homer decides to lead the sermon and tells the story of the first Christmas, with Marge as Mary, Homer as Joseph, Lisa as the angel Gabriel, Mr. Burns as King Herod, and Bart as Baby Jesus. Saint Mary and Saint Mary the Virgin both redirect here. ... For other uses, see Saint Joseph (disambiguation). ... This article is about the archangel Gabriel. ... Herod the Great. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ...


Mary tells Joseph that she is pregnant, even though she is a virgin. The angel Gabriel appears to them and explains that Mary is going to give birth to the Son of God. The three wise men (Dr. Hibbert, Principal Skinner, and Professor Frink) tell King Herod that they are going to give gold, frankincense, and myrrh (which Professor Frink is re-gifting) to the King of the Jews. When Herod thinks that the gifts are for him, the men explain to him that they are for the infant. Herod becomes angry and claims that he will kill the baby. Three Kings, or Three Wise Men redirects here. ... This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... In the television series The Simpsons, the Springfield Elementary School is the school which Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow students attend. ... Professor Johnathan I.Q. Neidelbaum Frink, Jr. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... 100g of frankincense resin. ... 100g of Myrrh. ... “Baby” redirects here. ... In sociology and biology, infanticide is the practice of intentionally causing the death of an infant of a given species, by members of the same species - often by the mother. ...


At the Bethlehem Inn, the innkeeper (Moe) tells Mary and Joseph that he has plenty of rooms available with brand new carpeting. However, when Mary's water breaks, he forces them to stay in the barn. Mary successfully gives birth to the baby, and the three wise men, along with the two shepherds (Lenny and Carl) come to see Jesus. Joseph is upset because he is not Jesus's father, and when he drinks some wine, the baby turns it into water.


When the infant keeps crying, Mary gives him to Joseph. He entertains him by hurting himself and one of the wise men (Skinner). When Baby Jesus finally falls asleep, Herod and his troops find the manger that they are staying in. They escape and trick the soldiers by putting Jesus' halo on a duck. On top of the hill, Joseph cuts down a pine tree, and as it rolls down, the soldiers get caught in it. The soldiers, along with Herod, are arranged like ornaments on the tree, and the duck, still wearing the halo, stands on top of the tree. Mary calls it a Christmas tree, and Homer concludes his service.


I Saw Grampa Cussing Santa Claus

When Bart and Lisa find Grampa trying to stick a bear trap on top of the chimney, Grampa tells them that he is trying to get his revenge on Santa Claus. Bart asks why, and to their dismay, Grampa tells them one of his many stories. Abraham J. Simpson (Grampa or Abe) is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons. ... A typical depiction of Santa Claus. ...


Back in World War II, Grampa and his brother Cyrus (never mentioned until now, and never to be mentioned again) were fighting off Japanese planes when Cyrus got shot down. Shortly after, Grampa, who was accompanied by Mr. Burns, also get shot down and are stranded on an island. After a few months, they see a plane in the sky, and Mr. Burns shoots it down. However, when they go over to investigate, they see that it is actually Santa Claus. They build him a new sleigh and gather up all the presents. When Santa is about to leave, Mr. Burns knocks him unconscious with a coconut and flies away in the sleigh and claims that he is going to keep all the presents. Grampa catches up to him on Prancer, who has been left behind because Santa could not find him, and jumps onboard the sleigh. After he beats Mr. Burns with a tricycle, he gives the sleigh back to Santa. As Santa leaves, he tells Grampa that he'll be back in a few days. However, he never comes back, and Grampa has to get off using a jet ski he made out of coconuts. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Jet ski is the brand name of Kawasaki Heavy Industries personal water craft. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ...


Bart and Lisa believe that it is just another one of Grampa's far-fetched tales, but when they hear a thump in the den, they find that Santa is there. He tells them that Cyrus did not die, but instead crashed into Tahiti. Santa takes Grampa there, and they meet up with Cyrus and his fifteen wives. Santa explains to Grampa that he did not come back for him on the island due to his procrastination and eventually feeling embarrassed about it. Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of the French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. ... The term polygamy (a Greek word meaning the practice of multiple marriage) is used in related ways in social anthropology, sociobiology, and sociology. ... Look up Procrastination in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Nutcracker...Sweet

After the children of Springfield Elementary perform The Nutcracker, everyone begins to go along their day singing to the tune of the songs from the play. This is done after mentioning that the songs in The Nutcracker are in the public domain and thus can be and are played constantly for free. After the opening number (sung to the tune of "Marche"), Moe continues his holiday tradition and attempts suicide thrice, first by hanging himself with popcorn string which fails because it breaks, next by riding a sleigh into open traffic which fails because every car misses him , and then by shooting himself which fails because a flag comes out that says, "merry Christmas", (done to the tune of "Dance of the Flutes"). What appears to be a fourth suicide attempt by Moe's he askes Barney to kill him for Chrismas, and fails because Barney allready got him a wool hat. Moe then says,"Maybe next year". The Nutcracker (Russian: , Shchelkunchik) Op. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ...


That evening, Marge tells Homer that he'll like the present that she got him. Not wanting to upset her, Homer tells her that his present for her is outside and goes to buy her a present (sung to the tune of "Trepak"). Every store is closed, and all Apu has at the Kwik-E-Mart is some jerky made out of trout. Homer searches in garbage cans, gutters, trees, and he even chases down Milhouse, but he can not find anything. Trepak is a musical term referring to a Russian form of dance song built on a quick duple meter. ... The name Jerky comes from the Quechua term charki, meaning dried meat. ... For other uses, see Trout (disambiguation). ...


When he gets home, Marge gives Homer his present (done to "Pas De Deux"). He opens it and sees that it is another present with a tag that reads, "To Marge, From Homer." Marge tells him that she knew that he would forget to give her a present, so she gave him one to give to her. He gives it to her and she unwraps it, and Homer sees that it is a picture of him dressed up as Santa with Marge on his lap. They hug and kiss and Moe, for the fifth time, attempts to commit suicide by riding a sleigh into the road, missing an eighteen-wheel semi. Pas de deux is also a dressage preformance using two horses. ...


Cultural references

  • Homer and Skinner amuses Bart with Three Stooges gags.
  • Homer ends his Christmas sermon with an imitation of Paul Harvey saying "Did you know that Baby Jesus grew up to be...Jesus?"
  • Krusty's sidekick in 1964 bears a striking resemblance to Woody Allen, though his hairdo is very much like Sideshow Mel's. The guests shown on the black-and-white clip are astronaut John Glenn and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • After being shot, Cyrus's plane disappears in a cloud, just like Clevinger's in Catch-22.
  • Cyrus's plane appears to be a F4U Corsair, and Abe's and Mr. Burns's is a SBD Dauntless, which is a dive bomber, not a fighter..
  • When Homer starts taking a drink of wine,baby Bart folds his arms and nods his head and turns it into water.This is a parody of I Dream Of Jeanie.
  • The song, in Grandpa's watch is the "American Patrol", which is an American swing song, composed by Glenn Miller.
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