The whole town of Springfield is getting into the spirit of the season in The Simpsons Christmas episode, “White Christmas Blues.” Nuclear fallout has out-of-towners flocking to Springfield for a white Christmas so Homer and Marge turn their home into a bed and breakfast to help stuff their stocking and wallets.
The opening has been completely redecorated with Barney as Santa and Santa’s Little Helper as Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, while the rest of the town has been transformed into elves. Even Apu hangs stockings with his children on a statue of his eight-armed god. The only scrooge is Comic Book Guy, who is the sole person celebrating Festivus “the holiday for the rest of us.”
There’s a hidden Easter egg just as the camera pans to the Simpson house. Mrs. Krabappel is shown as a Christmas angel in memory of voice actress Marcia Wallace, who died this year. Floating beside her is Simpsons Writer Don Payne, who also passed away.
The Simpsons couch gag ends with the family posing in front of the couch for a vintage Christmas photo.