[[caption-width-right:350:You really fucked up this time, Bart Simpson.[[labelnote: Wait...]]Where's her arm?![[/labelnote]]]]

Episode - 3F07\\
First Aired - 12/17/1995

In the second ChristmasEpisode, Bart gets busted for shoplifting the season's must-have video game and Marge decides to cut him out of everything the family is doing for Christmas, out of depression and the realization that he's not the little boy she loves anymore.

!! Tropes:
* TheAtoner: Bart becomes guilt-ridden when Marge becomes heartbroken by his shoplifting and tries to make it up to her.
* BadassSanta: In the video game commercial.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Bart felt smothered by Marge's babying of him. [[OhCrap Not too long after he was caught shoplifting...]]
* {{Bowdlerization}}: The original FOX broadcast cut out the store detective's line, "If I wanted smoke blown up my ass, I'd stay at home with a pack of cigarettes and a short length of hose." This line is also cut on the UK's Sky One channel. (Unusually, the original US broadcast was the ''only'' time this line wasn't heard apart from that. The syndicated version and the DVD have the line intact)
* BrickJoke: When Bart tries to rent a copy of "Bonestorm" from The Android's Dungeon, Comic Book Guy doesn't have any but tries to convince Bart to rent "Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge" since no one was buying it, which is what Bart ends up getting for Christmas.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: What leads Bart to feel guilty and try to atone for the shoplifting is seeing how badly it hurt Marge.
* ExposedToTheElements: Bart has a coat on when he's outside, but his shorts make his legs clearly exposed to the bitter cold.
* {{Foil}}: Gavin, the spoiled brat at Try-N-Save, is Bart if Marge had completely given up on raising Bart at an early age.
* GottaHaveItGonnaStealIt: Bart is caught trying to steal a copy of ''Bonestorm'' from the Try-N-Save.
* HeroicBSOD: The news of her son's shoplifting left Marge quite numbed.
* HypocriticalHumor: As Bart is led away after being caught shoplifting:
-->'''Gavin's mother:''' That boy's parents must've made some big mistakes.\\
'''Gavin:''' [[LampshadeHanging Shut up, Mom!]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Detective Don Brodka. He has every right to be pissed about Bart's shoplifting, (attempt to) notify his parents, and ban him from the store...but when Bart and his family come back to get their picture taken, Brodka could have at least waited until their picture was done before he chastises the boy again. But he doesn't, and the picture shows a husky arm grabbing Bart.
* KarmaHoudini: Nelson and Jimbo don't get busted for stealing, but Bart does and suffers the consequences for it.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: A play on famous sonnet by Creator/JohnDonne "Death Be Not Proud".
* MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal: Marge's initial reaction when Bart is confronted for shoplifting during the family photo. [[TearJerker But when the security guard shows her the undeniable proof...]]
--> '''Marge:''' [[DisappointedInYou Oh, Bart...]]
* MyBelovedSmother: Marge, to Bart. At first, at least.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Bart's reaction when he sees how much his shoplifting has hurt Marge.
* {{Pun}}: Based on Troy [=McClure=]'s documentary, the word "shoplifting" came from ancient times when shops were small stands thieves literally lifted to steal from.
* ShoutOut
** The ''Bonestorm'' video game is a ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' parody. The characters in the commercial even resemble Goro.
** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Luigi]], Franchise/DonkeyKong, and Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog all appear in Bart's fantasy and convince him to steal a copy of ''Bonestorm''.
*** This gets homaged in LegoDimensions when Sonic and Bart interact. "Remember, Bart: If you see a Gold Brick, just take it! Takeittakeittakeittakeit! TAKE IT!"
* SpoiledBrat: Bart meets one (named Gavin) when he goes to Try 'n Save to stare at the game.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Detective Don Brodka. He calls the Simpson household to report that Bart was arrested for shoplifting. There are "uh-huh" and "that's right"s in his phone call, suggesting that he's talking to someone on the other end, but after he hangs up:
--> '''Don''': They weren't home, ''uh-huh''. But I left a message on their answering machine, ''that's right''.
* TakeThat: As Homer reprimands Bart for stealing:
-->"We live in a society of laws! Why do you think I took you to all those ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies?! For fun?! Well, I didn't hear anyone laughing! Did you?! [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy Well, except for the guy who did sound effects...]]"
** Bart hides the tape with Brodka's message in the place no one would look for it: a tape cassette cover for Allan Sherman's "Camp Granada".