The Simpsons’ “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” To Get FOX Prime-time Re-Airing

‘Tis the season.

The last new episode of The Simpsons will premiere this Sunday Night @ 8 pm ET guest-starring Jane Lynch as “Jeannie”. In the episode entitled “‘Tis the 30th Season”, after a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas, however, Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

After that, FOX is planning to re-air “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, the very first episode of The Simpsons to ever air on FOX on December 23rd @ 8 pm ET. For those that don’t know, the episode featured the backstory on how Homer and the gang adopted Santa’s Little Helper from nearly being put down (one has to assume after how his previous owner treated him) after losing out at a dog race.  The episode was written by Mimi Pond and directed by David Silverman.
Update 12/6: FXX has announced a special marathon of their own on December 16th with hand-picked episodes for a 15-hour marathon. Here is what will be shown:
9 a.m. “Life on the Fast Lane” (Season 1, Episode 9)
9:30 a.m. “Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment” (Season 2, Episode 13)
10 a.m. “Radio Bart” (Season 3, Episode 13)
10:30 a.m. “Marge vs. the Monorail” (Season 4, Episode 12)
11 a.m. “Cape Feare” (Season 5, Episode 2)
11:30 a.m. “Lisa’s Wedding” (Season 6, Episode 19)
12 p.m. “Treehouse of Horror VI” (Season 7, Episode 6)
12:30 p.m. “Homer’s Phobia” (Season 8, Episode 15)
1 p.m. “Trash of the Titans” (Season 9, Episode 22)
1:30 p.m. “Viva Ned Flanders” (Season 10, Episode 10)
2 p.m. “Behind the Laughter” (Season 11, Episode 22)
2:30 p.m. “HOMR” (Season 12, Episode 9)
3 p.m. “She of Little Faith” (Season 13, Episode 6)
3:30 p.m. “Three Gays of the Condo” (Season 14, Episode 17)
4 p.m. “The Way We Weren’t” (Season 15, Episode 20)
4:30 p.m. “Future-Drama” (Season 16, Episode 15)
5 p.m. “The Seemingly Never-Ending Story” (Season 17, Episode 13)
5:30 p.m. “The Haw-Hawed Couple” (Season 18, Episode 8)
6 p.m. “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind” (Season 19, Episode 9)
6:30 p.m. “Gone Maggie Gone” (Season 20, Episode 13)
7 p.m. “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” (Season 21, Episode 10)
7:30 p.m. “Angry Dad: The Movie” (Season 22, Episode 14)
8 p.m. “Holidays of Future Passed” (Season 23, Episode 9)
8:30 p.m. “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” (Season 24, Episode 2)
9 p.m. “Brick Like Me” (Season 25, Episode 20)
9:30 p.m. “Treehouse of Horror XXV” (Season 26, Episode 4)
10 p.m. “Halloween of Horror” (Season 27, Episode 4)
10:30 p.m. “The Town” (Season 28, Episode 3)
11 p.m. “Gone Boy” (Season 29, Episode 9)
11:30 p.m. “Bart’s Not Dead” (Season 30, Episode 1)

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