Yellow Subterfuge
White Christmas Blues
Steal This Episode


  • This is the second time Bart said "Crap" in front and Marge and she repeats it. The first time was in "A Star is Torn", but in this episode she says "Crap" in her mind.
  • The title is a reference to the Christmas song White Christmas.
  • A spoof of A Charlie Brown Christmas in the theme of the name is "An Itchy & Scratchy Christmas" opening theme song with jingle bells sound and christmas character singing and short episode.
  • The license plate on Marge's car reads SABF01, which is the production code for this episode.
  • Bongo comics is referenced by Jeffery Albertson.
  • Life of 'Pu is a reference to Life of Pi.
  • This is the first episode with the ending music to be longer than the "Grace Films" part.
  • Lisa gets Bart Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island which is the same book that Bart had to do a book report on (but didn't read it) in Bart Gets an "F".
  • El Barto's name is graffiti-tagged on a wall during the opening sequence.
  • During the ending credits, some of the license plates are based off of real license plates:
    • "The Bee Sting State" license plate design is based off the "Aboriginal Australia" license plate offered in the Australian states of Queensland and Victoria.
    • The "Home of the Other Clam Chowder" license plate has some similarities to the design of the Rhode Island "Plum Island Lighthouse" specialty license plate.
    • "The Pickpocket State" license plate has similar colors to the current New York license plate.
    • "America's Second-Greatest Carolina" license plate design is based off of the Oregon "fir tree" license plate.
  • This is the last episode to air in 2013.


  • There is one scene where two Moe Szyslaks are shown at the same time.
  • When Marge is talking to her guests as they prepare to leave and as they begin singing Christmas carols, she is standing next to the couch in the living room and there is a wall a few feet behind her with a plant in a cubbyhole. In the closeup shots of her, she is standing in the sitting room in front of the archway leading to the living room. The couch and the two lamps can be seen behind her in those closeup shots.
  • Reverend Lovejoy is shown alternately with and without a watch while he is typing his sermon.
  • Gloria's Daughter was seen coloring a picture with Dakota, but in the next scene, was seen wearing her regular clothes, in the Cootie Quarantine with a few other girls.

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