- Digital Destruction: A somewhat bizarre example. When the episode was included on the Season 16 DVD set as a bonus feature, it was cropped to 4:3 (full screen) as opposed to it's original 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio. Averted on the Blu-ray release for the season which includes the episode in full 16:9.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Averted; As of 2019 this is the only Season 23 episode to be released on DVD, albeit as a bonus feature on the Season 16 set and (as mentioned above) being cropped to 4:3 (full screen) on the standard DVD set as opposed to it's original 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.
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- What Could Have Been: As mentioned in Series Fauxnale, this episode was slated to be the final episode, as FOX was having budget issues with the show (the show was becoming too expensive to advertise and Bob's Burgers was becoming more popular, blowing both this show and most of Seth MacFarlane's shows out of the water). Once everyone agreed to take a pay cut in order to keep the show afloat for at least two more seasons (the 24th and 25th seasons, with this being set as a Christmas episode. The show would end up lasting for far longer than just two more seasons though, with seasons 31 and 32 being ordered in 2019.
Trivia / The Simpsons S 23 E 9 Holidays Of Future Passed