In this four-part Christmas episode, Bart gets even with Santa Claus, Lisa dreams of an Inglourious Basterds-style Christmas, Marge receives a night time visit from the most powerful force in the universe, Martha Claus (Martha Stewart) who teaches her the true meaning of Christmas, and The Simpsons appear as puppets with pop singer Katy Perry.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
performed by Vince Guaraldi Trio

This Song is played in The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
Linus plays this song.

O Tannenbaum
performed by Unknown

This Song is played in The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
The Simpsons family sings this song.

Strange Days
performed by The Doors

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This Song is played in The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
This song plays after the train's engine is filled with pot leaves.

It refers to these songs...

I Kissed a Girl
performed by Katy Perry

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  • Type: Song
This Song is referred to by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
Mr. Burns kisses Katy Perry and quotes this song by saying, "I kissed a girl and I liked it".

It parodies these movies...

Inglourious Basterds

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This Movie is parodied by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
Marge kills Nazis in the style of Inglourious Basterds.
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The Muppet Christmas Carol
part of The Muppets

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This Movie is parodied by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
Maggie wants to watch "A Fluppet Christmas".

The Polar Express

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is parodied by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
Otto drives a parody of the Polar Express train.
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It refers to these movies...

A Charlie Brown Christmas
part of Peanuts

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This Movie is referred to by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
Linus plays the piano in a parody of A Charie Brown Christmas.

Yellow Submarine

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
There are several references to this Beatles movie in the psychadelic scene with The Polar Express train.
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It refers to these television series...

Sesame Street

This Television Series is referred to by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
The puppet scene is a parody of Sesame Street, including Moe acting like Cookie Monster.
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The Muppet Show

This Television Series is referred to by The Fight Before Christmas part of The Simpsons Season 22
The puppet scene is a parody of The Muppet Show.
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

The Simpsons Season 22

# Title Air Date
The Simpsons
22:1 Elementary School Musical Sep 26, 2010
22:2 Loan-a-Lisa Oct 3, 2010
22:3 MoneyBART Oct 10, 2010
22:4 Treehouse of Horror XXI Nov 7, 2010
22:5 Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life Nov 14, 2010
22:6 The Fool Monty Nov 21, 2010
22:7 How Munched is that Birdie in the Window? Nov 28, 2010
22:8 The Fight Before Christmas Dec 5, 2010
22:9 Donnie Fatso Dec 12, 2010
22:10 Mom's I'd Like to Forget Jan 9, 2011
22:11 Flaming Moe Jan 16, 2011
22:12 Homer the Father Jan 23, 2011
22:13 The Blue and the Gray Feb 13, 2011
22:14 Angry Dad: The Movie Feb 20, 2011
22:15 The Scorpion's Tale Mar 6, 2011
22:16 A Midsummer's Nice Dream Mar 13, 2011
22:17 Love Is A Many Strangled Thing Mar 27, 2011
22:18 The Great Simpsina Apr 10, 2011
22:19 The Real Housewives of Fat Tony May 1, 2011
22:20 Homer Scissorhands May 8, 2011
22:21 500 Keys May 15, 2011
22:22 The Ned-Liest Catch May 22, 2011