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Simpson Xmas
The Krusty the Clown Show

So, to those of you groovin' on my holiday rap,

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good nap.

Bart Simpson

Simpson Xmas is the thirty-fourth Simpsons short and originally aired on The Tracey Ullman Show on December 18, 1988.


Bart narrates a parody of the poem Twas The Night Before Christmas. The words consisted of:

'Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the home,
Not a creature was stirring,
'cept for me and this poem.

My sisters were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of candy bars danced in their heads.
Then I sprang like a spring, and snuck like a sneak,
Down the stairs to the gifts, for just a quick peek.

When lo and behold, what did I see?
Lisa and Maggie had just beaten me.
I poked at my package, and said, "This is rad, man!"
Then noticed dad's shadow, he looked like a madman.

"Oh Maggie, oh Lisa, oh little Bartholomew,
Go upstairs, go right now, before I kill all of you!"
And so into bed we fled in a flash,
Awaiting 'til morning to open our stash.

At last, daybreak came, and we scampered so cheerily,
While Mom and Dad yawned and gazed at us, wearily.

For Maggie, a pacifier. For Lisa, some dolls.
For me, a big burp-gun which shoots ping-pong balls.
Then on came the T.V., and we started to doze
Through all the exciting Christmas theme shows.

So, to those of you groovin' on my holiday rap,
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good nap.


  • Ironically, this aired one year and one day (a.k.a. a leap-year) before the official Simpsons Christmas special.
  • When Homer addresses Maggie and Lisa, he points to them vice-versa.

Shorts: Season 2 Shorts: Season 3 Episodes Season 1
Shut Up SimpsonsThe Shell GameThe Bart Simpson ShowPunching BagSimpson XmasThe Krusty the Clown ShowBart the HeroBart's Little FantasyScary MovieHome HypnotismShopliftingEcho CanyonBathtimeBart's NightmareBart of the JungleFamily TherapyMaggie in Peril: Chapter OneMaggie in Peril: The Thrilling ConclusionTV Simpsons