May 26, 2024

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Simpsons Did It!: “White Christmas Blues”

In which Springfield is the only town in America to have a white Christmas.

Hey, another Christmas episode!

Is it good?  Eh.

Essentially, we have two plots.  Because of global warming, no one is getting snow for Christmas in any part of the United States (even Alaska).  But then Springfield gets some snow because the combination of radioactive steam from the power plant combined with the particles that billow out of the Springfield Tire Fire (a part of me really likes that the Tire Fire is a major landmark in this town) somehow causes snow to fall, and that means prices soar as the residents try to gouge all the tourists looking for a White Christmas.

That leads Marge to decide to turn the Simpson house into a bed-and-breakfast for out-of-towners from the Midwest.

This is a rather weird development.  While Marge doesn’t do it out of greed, since otherwise she can’t afford a Christmas for her own family, Homer needs to be talked into it.  You’d think it would be the other way around.

Lisa, meanwhile, decides to buy gifts inexpensive gifts from the heart for her family.  Her selection process leaves a lot to be desired.  She thought Bart would like a book and Homer some vegetable seeds for a garden.  Radishes?  For Homer?  Really?  Lisa bought gifts for others she’d like for herself.  She sucks at gifts from the heart.

Marge, likewise, sucks at being an innkeeper, especially since she hates every second verse and beyond in every Christmas carol.  But even when she snaps, her guests still appreciate what she did yadda yadda yadda.  I’m bored with this one.

Radish seeds…has Lisa ever really paid attention to her father before?