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The episode opens with an elaborate Christmas couch gag before airing a holiday segment of "Itchy and Scratchy."
Homer places the Christmas decorations up before he takes down the Halloween decorations. Marge scolds Homer as he hangs a skeleton with a Santa Claus beard.
Meanwhile, Lisa and Bart lounge on the couch. Obviously bored, the Simpson kids are glued to the television set as Kent Brockman announces the plague of global warming in front of a “Sleetless in Seattle” headline.
Two weeks before Christmas, a heatwave strikes Springfield as Marge places away the hats and mittens because of the warmth.
When Homer goes to the backyard, he discovers that his hammock is filled with snow. Soon the kids find out that snow has fallen upon them finally.
A grateful Homer falls on his knees and says, “I don't have to pick up the dog poop!”
In the town center, Professor Frink tries to explain the origin of the snow, while the mayor calls the town a tourist attraction for its snow.
The town denizens are in the Christmas spirit with Nelson Muntz's mom on the stripper pole, Moe's Tavern turning into Santa's workshop, kids making snow angels.
When Marge goes to the Kwik-E-Mart, she's overwhelmed with the parking and the shopping. Everywhere she goes, Marge is reminded of how she can't afford Christmas. She feels like a failure.
Then, a family drives by Marge as she's about to enter her home. The patriarch of the family offers Marge $300 to spend the night at the Simpson household because there's no place else to go. Marge seems hesitant.
Nevertheless, Homer discovers a family in his living room. At first, Homer thinks Marge has remarried after his passing, but then he realizes he's not dead. Marge tells Homer that these are their new boarders.
Homer doesn't like the idea of sharing the room other than with Marge. Marge hands him a pamphlet of the Simpsons' Bed and Breakfast and asks Homer, “What would baby Jesus do?” in this situation.
Homer automatically thinks of baby Jesus in various business management scenarios before supporting Marge's impulsive scheme.
A happy Marge asks that Homer take care of their boarders sitting at Table Three, but Homer says he's on a break.
Will the Simpsons have enough money for a jolly Christmas, or will their guests take over their space?
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