“Christmas With The Simpsons” – Review

I do so love The Simpsons!

Christmas With The Simpsons is a collection of five Christmas-related episodes. Well, four really. “Mr. Plow” takes place in Winter, and there’s that snappy Mr. Plow theme song, but as far as I can tell there are no holiday references.

The other four episodes are as follows:

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“Miracle on Evergreen Terrace” – Bart burns down the family’s plastic Christmas tree and then lies about it. When the truth is found out, the town, as usual, resorts to angry mob justice.

“Grift of the Magi” – When the school is run by a private company, the children are used to design the next big Christmas toy.

“She of Little Faith” – Lisa converts to Buddhism after the church becomes commercialized thanks to Mr. Burns. This episode contains one of my favorite Simpsons quotes: Lovejoy – “That is a false analogy!”, Lisa – “No, it’s not. It’s apt. APT!”

There’s also another Simpsons Christmas DVD available, but neither has one of my favorite Christmas Simpsons, “Marge Be Not Proud” where Bart steals the video game. How’d they miss this one?!

Anyway, if you’re a big Simpsons fan you’re probably buying the boxed sets of the seasons, but if you’re a casual Simpsons junkie, then Christmas With The Simpsons is probably for you.

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