Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
Studio: Gracie Films Release Date : December 17, 1989 Series: Simpsons

Cumulative rating:
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Associated Studio(s)

Klasky Csupo


Homer tries to earn some extra money playing Santa at the mall when he doesn't receive his Christmas bonus and the family's gift money is spent on getting Bart's tattoo removed.


Homer Simpson
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Marge Simpson
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Bartholomew JoJo “Bart” Simpson
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)
Lisa Simpson
(Voice: Yeardley Smith)
Maggie Simpson
Patty Bouvier
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Selma Bouvier
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Ned Flanders
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
Milhouse van Houten
(Voice: Pamela Hayden)
Mr. Charles Montgomery Burns
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
Moe Szyslak
(Voice: Hank Azaria)
Barney Gumble
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Principal Seymour Skinner
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
Abraham "Grandpa" Simpson
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Santa's Little Helper
Snowball II

Music Sources

Marks, Johnny : "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer "
Bernard, Felix & Richard Bernhard Smith : "Winter Wonderland "
Warren, Harry : "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money) "
Gruber, Franz Xaver & Joseph Mohr : "Silent Night "


Fox (Original broadcast network)


Twentieth Century Fox Television


  • In a scene towards the end where Marge is hugging Homer, the background artwork is upside down.


  • The first episode of The Simpsons.


The Simpsons (Season 1, Episode 1)


United States

The Simpsons Christmas Special

United Kingdom

The Simpsons Greatest Hits


United States

The Simpsons: The Complete First Season
The Simpsons - Christmas

Technical Specifications

Production No.: 7G08
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Color
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: Video (NTSC)
Sound Type: Stereo

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