King of the Hill

'Twas the Nut Before Christmas

Season 5, Ep 8, Aired 12/17/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Bill decides to create his own Santa's workshop at home and spread the Christmas cheer to all of Arlen's underprivileged youth. He enjoys it so much that he tries to keep the Santa act going even after Christmas is over. When that doesn't work, he takes in a local juvenile delinquent, Wally, who takes advantage of Bill's good nature. Bobby is sick and tired of being treated like a kid by his father.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Toby Huss

    Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

  • Lauren Tom

    Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Twas Funny Before, During and After Christmas

    By pedroman01, Aug 09, 2013

  • Christmas Review #63

    By tigerdude22, Dec 27, 2011

  • Bill is creepy.

    By cactusjack39, Jan 30, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Bill: I-I-I don't know how to be a father. All the books about it are by comedians and I never know when they're kidding and when they're serious.

    • Wally: 40 ounces for a buck is a good deal. Bobby: Oh, yeah. I just usually drink 30 ouncers but hey, it's the holidays.(drunk) Bobby: Just think, Connie girl when we're grown-ups and marrieds we'll get to do this every night. Connie: Yeah, I want a house just like this-- with soft floors and plastic windows. Joseph: Look at the stars. There's ...so many of them. Wally: You know the best way to sober up? Bounce around a lot-- get it out of your system. (kids laughing) Hank: Bobby?! Bobby: Hey, Dad! I like beer! (Bobby then vomits)

    • Joseph: Well, so much for my New Year's resolution. Bobby: Hey, who says a mustache has to go across your whole lip?

    • Bill: I can't take down Santa's Village. You see how happy those kids are? Hank: Well, they do like jumping. Bill: Yeah. And someone I have a lot of respect for once told me that Christmas is about giving and love. Hank: Yeah, we all got Boomhauer's Christmas card, too-- last month-- in December. Bill: Hank, there'll be plenty of time for these kids to be beaten down by life.But if I extra joy and love into their world now shouldn't I? Dale: Why do you hate love, Hank?

    • Hank: Looks like it's going to be a great New Year. Notre Dame lost, Bill had a great Christmas and now he's taking down his decorations instead of trying to hang himself with them. Dale: Looks like he hired professionals. Or very dedicated amateurs. (Cut to fence no longer blocking their view, showing a Christmas-themed bounce house being used be a very happy Bill) Hank: What the...? Dale: They start the Christmas season earlier and earlier each year.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Valet of the Dales is not responsible for lost or stolen articles." -Dale

    • In this episode, Bill has hired the "Arlen Midget" to be an elf during the Christmas season. However, in the fourth season episode "Hank's Bad Hair Day," Hank says the Arlen Midget spends his winters in Florida.

    Allusions (2)

    • Valet of the Dales The name of Dale's valet service is a take-off of the best selling novel Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966. The story follows three women as they try to find success in New York City and Hollywood. The novel has spawned a movie as well as a soap opera.

    • The title is an allusion to the famous poem written by Clement Clarke Moore, "'Twas the night before Christmas."

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