The holiday The Simpsons is most associated with is Halloween. There have been 28 seasons of the longest animated show in primetime history, and 27 “Treehouse of Horror” installments. Surprisingly, there have been only 13 episodes dedicated to Christmas (soon to be 14, after this Sunday’s “The Nightmare After Krustmas”), although one of them was the show’s very first episode. But in that baker’s dozen, there have been some classic holiday moments that are worth remembering with Christmas around the corner.
1. “But he’s a loser! He’s pathetic! He’s… a Simpson.”
The series premiere of The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire,” introduces a problem that has come up time and time again during the show’s 28-season (and counting) run: Homer is worried about money. That’s an issue many of us have, especially around the holidays when gift-giving can set you back hundreds of dollars, but Homer learns an important lesson after bringing home the new family dog, Santa’s Little Helper, from the race track: Even the most expensive present can’t compete with “something to share our love.”