The Simpsons Christmas
- 1 Season
There are several Christmas episodes of the show The Simpsons. The first Christmas special aired in 1989. It was also the first full-length episode of the series in the 1980s. The show begins by Homer learning that he won't get a bonus for Christmas from Mr. Burns. He has no money to buy presents for his family, so he gets a job as a mall Santa. This job doesn't pay enough, so Homer looks to other sources to make money. Homer and Bart end up going to a dog track to bet on a dog to try to make money. One of the dogs doesn't do well in the race, and the owner of the dog decides he doesn't want him. Homer does something thoughtful for his family for the holidays since he doesn't have a lot of money to buy gifts. As the family gathers around the tree, they discover the true meaning of the Christmas season.