and not only did the simpsons get on the frozen band wagon by doing a couch gag with lisa as elisa. but homer once again learns the meaning of christmas mostly what it means to have a family when after homer winds up thanks to moe does not come home on xmas eve. marge has had enough and sends homer away so homer winds up locked in the mall and actully learns what its like to not celebrate the holiday with family and the person supplying it ned flanders as he reveals that his faith and rod and todd after losing both maude and edna is what keeps him going still. which touches homer and then moe tells marge what happen and marge and the kids go hunting and the simpsons wind up with a christmas  after all. homer getting new insite into ned too.