In this Christmas anthology episode, Bart goes after Krusty Claus, Lisa dreams of Christmas in World War II Germany, Martha Stewart teaches Marge the true meaning of Christmas, and Katy Perry
appears with Muppet Simpsons.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: When Bart wished Mr. Burns wouldn't sing "12 Days of Christmas", Burns said he'd sing the "original" version with 39 days.
- No Budget: So much was spent to have Katy Perry appear there was only one hound to answer Mr. Burns' usual "release the hounds" command.
- Shout-Out: Mr. Burns decided to visit the Simpsons because he was visited by three spirits.
- Tempting Fate: When the Simpsons were about to depart for Hawaii, Homer said nothing would stop them. Mr. Burns then showed up.