This episode contains several allusions to It's a Wonderful Life
-The title 'It Happened One Night Before Christmas' is a parody of 'It Happened One Christmas', a gender-reversal version of 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
-$8,000 is the amount of money Charlie Bailey's Uncle Billy misplaced in the movie and both characters had misplaced it as well as a newspaper.
-Freddy. T. Totter is a parody of Henry. F. Potter.
-The town in the episode is named Bedspread Falls while the town in the movie is named Bedford Falls.
-Totter planned to rename Bedspread Falls after himself like Potter did to Bedford Falls in the timeline where George Bailey didn't exist.