Hey there holiday tappers! Howzit? So TSTO is officially in White Christmas mode and the snow is a’falling. I don’t know about you but I love my town covered in snow. As a Southern California resident, I like the snow I can oooh and aaah over without being cold or shoveling it. Of course with a brand new event comes brand new stuff to chat about. My favorite part is of course re-watching Simpsons episodes and then sharing with you just where THAT comes from. For this edition, let’s take a look at the First Ever Christmas Tree.
Once you acquire 8000 presents in the game (the sixth Part 1 prize), the First Ever Christmas Tree is added to your town. This new item comes from “Simpsons Christmas Stories” (S17:E9). After a horrific model train crash at Reverend Lovejoy’s and an unfortunate feinting by Flanders after a papercut, Homer is left to give the sermon at the First Church of Springfield. Homer decides to tell the story of the first Christmas.
Of course this is the story of the birth of Baby Jeebus. It’s actually pretty funny and not too sacrilegious considering its done Simpsons style. I’d actually suggest you watch it if you get the chance. (Disclaimer: I could just be a believer who doesn’t mind a joke or two so please don’t be mad if you disagree.) The new Christmas Tree comes straight from this story ironically. Basically, the regular-ish “babe in a manger” tale is followed by King Herod and his soldiers coming to kill the new King of the Jews. King Herod’s soldiers chase after Joseph, Mary and the baby and Homer foils them by putting Jesus’ halo on a duck and rolling a fir down a hill towards them. The combined soldiers, tree and duck snowball together, make a tree and voila… our new decoration. What a beautiful Hanukkah bush. Mary (played by Marge) says they should call it a Christmas Tree.
Definitely makes this strange new item make a little more sense in this Christmas Event. What do y’all think of it? I’m gonna figure out a swell place for it in my town and just be happy it was a prize and not premium. As a Simpsons nerd, I think “Happy Birthday Jeebus” every time I see it so that in itself is worth the addition to Wookieetown.
Well my friends, have a classy Christmas (or whatever you celebrate). TTFN… Wookiee out!