"THE FIRST (ANNOYED GRUNT) - EL" - Reverend Lovejoy's car breaks down en route to Christmas mass and Homer takes over the sermon by telling his version of the birth of Christ. Homer's adaptation features Joseph (Homer), Mary (Marge) and a spiky haired troublemaking baby Jesus escaping from the evil King Herod (Burns.)
"I SAW GRAMPA CUSSING SANTA CLAUSE" - Grandpa explains why he plans to catch Saint Nick in a bear trap on Christmas Eve. As a fighter pilot in WWII, Grandpa was shot down with his gunner, Burns, and became stranded on an island. They thought Santa Clause was an enemy aircraft and shot him from the sky. When they discover their folly, they helped Clause repair his sleigh so he could complete the journey but Burns decided to steal the sleigh and escape the island. Grandpa returned the sleigh to Santa Clause and Clause promised to send help but never did.
"THE NUTCRACKER... SWEET" - The people of Springfield go about their Christmas days set to the tune of the Nutcracker. The activities include Moe attempting suicide, Marge struggling to make Christmas dinner and Homer frantically searching for Marge's gift.