Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others
The swing tune played by Cyrus's watch during the aircraft carrier sequence is Glenn Miller's "American Patrol", an appropriate song for a bunch of pilots about to take to the skies.
(Santa Claus, Grampa, and his brother, Cyrus, are relaxing on the beach)
Grampa: Why did you never come back to pick me up?
Santa: Oh, I kept putting it off and putting it off.
Cyrus: And I'm sorry for not calling, I was too busy with my fifteen native wives.
Grampa: Fifteen?! Ooh, that's a lot of sex.
Cyrus: I said 'wives', not 'girlfriends'.
Professor Frink (as Wise Man): I have myrrh, which I'm re-gifting, because who needs myrrh?
(Lenny the Shepherd is playing with Baby Jesus)
Lenny the Shepherd: I got the Messiah's nose. I got the Messiah's nose.
Carl the Shepherd: Give it back, give it back, he'll kill us all!
(Mary is trying to calm a crying baby Jesus)
Marge (as Mary): Anytime anyone suffers in the world he starts crying again. (to Joseph) Can you do something?
Homer (as Joseph): Me? But I'm watching the Orange Bowl.
(he is looking at a bowl of oranges).
Abe: Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, months turned back into days…
Burns (as Herod): He put his halo on a duck. The oldest trick in the book.
Cyrus: Kamikazes at two o'clock.
Abe: Well I usually don't drink after lunch but… Oh, my God. The Sky's full of that kind of plane that crashes into the boat.
Homer: And did you know…that little baby Jesus grew up to be…Jesus? (everyone gasps) I know, it's weird, isn't it?
Lisa as the Angel: (appearing as Joseph goes to strangle Jesus) Joseph, no! He has to stay alive till he's thirty-three when he'll be renounced by his friends and crucified!
Bart as Baby Jesus: Huh?
Lisa as the Angel: Sorry kid.
Moe as the Innkeeper: Now don't you worry, I got plenty of rooms in my inn. (gives key to Joseph) All with brand new carpeting.
Marge as Mary: I think my water just broke!
Moe as the Innkeeper: (snatches key back and points to barn outside) You can have the barn. Now feel free to come by the main house for breakfast. There won't be any.
Lisa as the Angel: Hail Mary, full of grace.
Homer as Joseph: (muttering) That's not all she's full of.
Lisa as the Angel: Quiet, you! Mary, you carry in your womb the son of God, who will grow up to become King of the Jews.
Marge as Mary: So, not a doctor.
Lisa as the Angel: Well, he will be able to heal the sick.
Marge as Mary: But nothing to hang on the wall?
Homer: (addressing the congregation) You know how your paperboy always sends you a Christmas card with his home address on it? What's up with that?
Paperboy: I wanted you to tip me!
Homer: No tip till they bring back Hagar the Horrible!
Paperboy: That's not my decision.
Homer: Oh it's never anybody's decision.
Marge as Mary: Husband, as you know, I have never been with a man.
Homer as Joseph: (scoffs) Tell me about it.
Marge as Mary: And yet I am with child! (she reveals she is pregnant)
Homer as Joseph: A pregnant virgin? Ohh! That every man's worse nightmare!
This episode was nominated for the 2007 WGA Award (TV) for Animation.
This is the first mention and appearance of Abe's brother, Cyrus Simpson.
Although their voices are heard in this episode, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille and Karl Weidergott were not credited for their appearance in this episode.
Blackboard Joke: None.
Couch Gag: The Springfield Shopper headline reads: "Couch Gag Thrills Nation,", featuring a front page photo of the family on their couch.
This is the first Christmas trilogy, although each piece is not given a separate title as has been done in other trilogies.
Homer and Skinner partake in some Three Stooges comedy while trying to entertain baby Bart.
Betty Grable pin-up picture: When Grandpa first pictures Burns as a woman, Burns is in the same pose as this famous WWII pin-up photo.
When Bart (Jesus) turns Homer's (Joseph's) wine into to water he crosses his arms in a similar way to the genie, Jeannie, from I Dream of Jeannie, a popular American sitcom, which aired from 1965-1970.
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