‘The Simpsons’ Episode Guide (Dec. 7): Homer Skips Christmas

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‘The Simpsons’ Episode Guide (Dec. 7): Homer Skips Christmas

“I Won’t Be Home For Christmas” (12/07/14) – After Moe convinces Homer to stay out drinking on Christmas Eve, a furious Marge tells Homer not to come home.

This leads to Homer’s sad trek through lonely Springfield, where he learns that the only place where one should truly get drunk on Christmas is home in an all-new episode of “The Simpsons” airing Sunday, Dec. 7 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Now in its 26th season, “The Simpsons” continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. As the longest-running scripted series in television history, which Entertainment Weekly called the “No. 1 Greatest American Sitcom,” “The Simpsons” has become one of the most consistently groundbreaking, innovative and recognizable entertainment franchises throughout the world. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and the family members, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, are television icons.

“The Simpsons” reside in the town of Springfield. Homer (Dan Castellaneta) works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; Marge (Julie Kavner) tries to keep the peace in her family; Bart (Nancy Cartwright) is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; eight-year-old Lisa (Yeardley Smith) is the intelligent, saxophone-playing, vegetarian member of the family; and baby Maggie conveys emotions via pacifier sucks.

The critically praised series has been bestowed with numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, 28 Emmy Awards, 29 Annie Awards, five Genesis Awards and seven Environmental Media Awards. “The Simpsons” has been the subject of a hit feature film; created “The Simpsons” Ride at Universal Studios; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; was honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening; was named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine; and, most recently, won Vulture.com’s Sitcom Smackdown, earning the title “The Best Sitcom of the Past 30 Years.”

America’s favorite family continues to entertain viewers this season with its wild and outlandish adventures, including Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) giving his employees high-tech eyeglasses, so he can spy on them; Bart befriending a recent transfer student, who is an aspiring champion in the niche sport of falconry; Marge inviting Grampa (Castellaneta) and two other octogenarians to live at “The Simpsons”’ house after the Retirement Castle is closed for health violations; and Lisa discovering that Sideshow Bob (guest voice Kelsey Grammer) is now the chief scientist at a massive chemical engineering company. Additional upcoming guest voices include Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler John Oliver, Will Lyman and Daniel Radcliffe.

“The Simpsons” is a Gracie Films production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Matt Selman and John Frink are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.

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