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Santa, Schmanta

Santa, Schmanta
Roger tries to make Hanukkah more popular than Christmas.

Season: 15 Episode: 01
Total Episode Count: 235
Prod. no.: CAJN08
First Aired: December 25, 2017

Featuring: Roger
Also Appearing: Stan, Francine, Steve, Klaus, Hayley, Snot, Toshi, Greg Corbin, Principal Lewis, Mrs. Lonstein, Dennis, Daniella, Santa Claus, Schmasher, Schmancer, Schpancer, Schmitzen, Schmomet, Schmupid, Schmonner, Schmitzen, Schmudolf, David Schwimmer, Adam Sandler, Steven Spielberg, Enrique Iglesias
Musical Numbers: Deck the Halls, Viva Nagila, Jingle Bells, Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

Director: Joe Daniello

Assistant Director: Patrick Kochakji
Writers: Teresa Hsiao
Storyboarders: Gerard Galang, Valentino So

Roger's Disguise: Non-standard opening

Plot:
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Following the events of "Ninety North, Zero West", Santa falls from Humbaba and breaks his neck, killing himself.

With the family able to relax now that Santa is dead, Roger can't get any of the family to pay attention to him and his dance because they are celebrating Christmas. He goes over to Snot's house and learns about Hanukkah, deciding to become Jewish so he can spend the time with Snot. While spending time at the mall together, he starts insulting the mall's Santa, pointing out that the real one is dead and fetches the body to prove it. While trying on the Santa suit, he finds he has gained Santa's magic powers and declares Hanukkah to be the new official main holiday of the season.

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In his effort to force the family to bend to his will, he destroys their Christmas decorations. He further moves his workshop and castle to Miami and hires hot college students to serve as his reindeer to pull his Lamborghini sleigh. But while throwing a blast at his castle, Snot finds that he really isn't into celebrating Hanukkah properly and conspires with the Smiths to try to reanimate Santa's corpse, with only partial success. They decide that they need his suit and note that he responds when they discuss the suit. They confront Roger in his castle, but in his fight with Santa, he burns the place down with oil and tries to flee with the family in his Lamborghini, but zombie Santa pulls himself on board and causes them to crash, allowing the suit to return to its rightful owner. Stan tries to reason with Santa to forget the past but he refuses, so the family is forced to run him over in their escape. Back home, Roger is pleased to simply have the family paying attention to him again as Snot and his mom go out for their usual Chinese dinner.

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