IT�S TIME FOR HO HO HO! AND D�OH D�OH D�OH!
ON �THE SIMPSONS�
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, ON FOX
The Simpsons deliver holiday cheer in this Christmas-themed trilogy. In �The First (Annoyed Grunt) � El,� when Reverend Lovejoy�s car breaks down en route to Christmas mass, Homer takes over the sermon and delivers his version of the birth of Christ (Bart) to his parents Joseph (Homer) and Mary (Marge). �I Saw Grampa Cussing Santa Claus� finds Grampa reminiscing about his daredevil days as a WWII fighter pilot, when he was stranded on an island alongside his gunner, Burns. Grampa recalls mistaking Santa Claus for an enemy aircraft and gunning him down from the sky. Realizing their mistake, Grampa helps Jolly Ol� St. Nick to safety, only to have Burns steal the sleigh and escape the island � leaving Grampa stranded again. The final installment, �The Nutcracker � Sweet,� which finds the townspeople of Springfield preparing for Christmas Day, is set to the tune of the famed �Nutcracker� ballet on THE SIMPSONS episode �Simpsons Christmas Stories� Sunday, Dec. 18 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-1701) (TV-PG L, V)
Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson and Itchy; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Hank Azaria as Mo and Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns and Reverend Lovejoy.