Over the last 30 seasons, The Simpsons has seen many holiday specials and in this list, I’ll give you a rundown, in no particular order, of the top 10 episodes available on Disney+ right now to get you in the Christmas spirit.
10) The Fight Before Christmas (Season 22, Episode 8)
Marge gets depressed when the rest of the family does not get into the holiday spirit, and she writes a letter, hoping to get some help; Mr. Burns and Moe’s new friend delay the Simpsons as they attempt to travel to Hawaii for the holiday.
9) She Of Little Faith (Season 13, Episode 6)
Desperate for money, the First Church of Springfield plans to rent out its wall space to local advertisers. Horrified at the living commercial the church has become, Lisa withdraws herself from the church and converts to Buddhism.
8) Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (Season 9, Episode 10)
People throughout Springfield open their hearts—and wallets—after Bart accidentally burns the family’s Christmas presents and claims they were stolen by a burglar, but when the truth is alas revealed, the Simpsons find themselves pariahs.
7) ‘Tis The Fifteenth Season (Season 15, Episode 7)
After spending all his money on an expensive gift for himself, and the family thinking he should be less of an egoist, Homer decides to change his ways.
6) Holidays Of Future Passed (Season 23, Episode 9)
At Christmas 30 years in the future, Bart and Lisa bring their kids to Homer and Marge’s house. When there, they learn about parenting and loving your family. Meanwhile, a pregnant Maggie is traveling to visit her family and falls into labor after arriving in Springfield.
5) Simpsons Christmas Stories (Season 17, Episode 9)
Homer tells the tale of the first Christmas ever, while Grandpa pursues his decade-old feud with Santa.
4) Marge Be Not Proud (Season 7, Episode 11)
Marge’s relationship with Bart is strained when he is caught shoplifting before Christmas.
3) I Won’t Be Home for Christmas (Season 26, Episode 7)
Marge kicks Homer out of the house after Moe convinces him to stay out all night on Christmas Eve at his tavern. Depressed, Homer takes a lonely walk through Springfield instead of being with his family.
2) Grift of the Magi (Season 11, Episode 9)
A sinister toy company unveils Funzo, the next “Tickle Me Elmo”-style fad to Springfield’s Christmas shoppers. The toy is a huge success, in part because it is programmed to destroy other toys.
1) Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire (Season 1, Episode 1)
The family is forced to spend all of their savings to get Bart’s new tattoo removed, and with no money Christmas, Homer is forced to become a store Santa.
What is your favourite Simpsons Christmas episode?