"Bobby, It's Cold Outside" is the sixteenth Christmas-themed episode of the FOX animated sitcom The Simpsons, airing as the tenth episode of its thirty-first season. It is the second Christmas episode to air on December 15, 2019, following "White Christmas Blues", which premiered six years prior. The episode aired two days before the 30th anniversary of the series premiere, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".


Five weeks before Christmas, Lenny orders his Christmas gift online, and two days later UPS carefully delivers it, but someone steals it before he could grab it.

At an abandoned lighthouse, Sideshow Bob is decorating his tree with decorations of dead Barts when he is visited by Cassandra Patterson, a woman who lives in the nearby lighthouse, bringing him muffins and flirting with him, asking for any dark secret and if he ever thought about children. She tells him she mentioned him in town, and Bob knows he let his guard down around her when two men come visiting, but they offer him a job at the Springfield Mall as Santa. Meanwhile more people are getting robbed of their delivered gifts.

Meanwhile, at Evergreen Terrace, Homer is blowing his Santa inflatable but to do it quicker he used the car's gas and blows it away in flames, burning the tree too, with Ned extinguishing it. Afterwards, Marge informs him they're going to Santa's Village with the kids and Homer tries to fly away like his balloon but Marge stops him.

At the Village, Bart skips the line to see Santa thanks to Milhouse Van Houten and finds out the hard way who he really is. Bob tries to strangle him but he can't because he can't step out of character, so Bart hits him with a fan and tries to show security who he is but fails and the Simspons run away when Homer finds out as an old Krings Kringle Union member, he has to pose to photos as Santa too.

When a plan to trick the robbers with gun powder fails for Lenny, he says to Carl who the culprit is, writing with his blood the letters SB. When the news gets on TV, Homer calls the cops to reveal that SB means Selma Bouvier and has her arrested. But Bart knows better, so he takes the bus back to the Village and finds the plan, but it's just his life goals. When Bob finds him reading it, to prove to Bart that he's not going to kill him, Bob agrees to help Bart find the culprit, by concealing himself in a box and is placed on the porch.

The thief arrives and the family follows the van to a hangar, finding out Smithers and Mr. Burns were the culprits, and Lisa catches on why he did it, because he's depressed.

Mr. Burns tells the story of how he got heartbroken on Christmas, when he asked Santa just a hug and a smile from his parents and they never delivered, taking him to boarding school instead, and the next time they met they died (though his mother is seen alive in present time).

Bob reaches into his heart, reminding him how they made him strong as the biggest present. Burns and Smithers then give presents back to the people in town on a sled.

On Christmas Day, Homer and Marge snuggle together just before the kids open the presents, and they go to the basement to enjoy some time together, just after Grampa takes a picture to bless everyone with "Merry Christmas from the Simpsons!".

Back at the lighthouse, Cassandra brings Bob a Christmas present (a rake) and tells Bob that she knows who he is. She tells Bob that she wants him to kiss her before the two of them start singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" together. She and Bob then sign a "Snuggle Contract" saying that both of them knew what they were getting into, just after Captain McCallister crashes into a rock because the lighthouse light wasn't lit.

At the Springfield International Airport, Ballmer meets Mr. Burns. Burns asks him how he could be so positive about everything and asked if he could teach him how to do it. Ballmer then gives Burns a pep talk. When Burns tries to copy his motions, he hurts himself and has to be taken away in an ambulance, with Steve Ballmer going with him.


  • In Mr. Burns' flashback, his mother, Daphne Burns, died. However, she is seen alive in the present.
  • Smithers' birthday is revealed to be on Christmas.

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Television episodes and specials
Live-action shows
M*A*S*H "Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve"
Tracey Ullman "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip"
The X Files "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas"
Malcolm in the Middle "Christmas" • "Christmas Trees" • "Pearl Harbor" • "Hal's Christmas Gift
Bones "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "The Goop on the Girl"
How I Met Your Mother "How Lily Stole Christmas" • "Little Minnesota" • "False Positive" • "Symphony of Illumination" • "The Over-Correction" • "The Final Page, Part 1" • "The Final Page, Part 2"
Glee "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "Glee, Actually" • "Previously Unaired Christmas"
New Girl "The 23rd" • "Santa" • "LAXmas" • "Christmas Eve Eve"
The Mindy Project "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" • "Christmas Party Sex Trap" • "Christmas" • "When Mindy Met Danny"
Last Man Standing "Last Christmas Standing" • "Putting a Hit on Christmas" • "Elfie" • "Wedding Planning" • "Gift of the Wise Man"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Christmas" • "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" • "Yippie Kayak" • "Captain Latvia"
The Moodys "Pilot" • "Episode Two" • "Episode Three" • "Episode Four" • "Episode Five" • "Episode Six"
Other shows "Christmas Story" • "The Worst Noel" • "Amends" • "Blue Christmas" • "A Christmas Story" • "Cookies for Santa" • "In God We Trust" • "Road to Tradition" • "Afternoon Delight" • "Christmas" • "The Glitch That Stole Christmas" • "Secret Santa"
Animated shows and specials
The Simpsons "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Holidays of Future Passed" • "White Christmas Blues" • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas • "The Nightmare After Krustmas" • "'Tis the 30th Season" • "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" • "The Way of The Dog" • "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas"
King of the Hill "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" • "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" • "Hillennium" • "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" • "The Father, the Son, and J.C." • "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" • "Ms. Wakefield"
Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Story Never" • "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" • "Rapture's Delight" • "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" • "Road to the North Pole" • "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls" • "Murray Christmas" • "Season's Beatings" • "Die Semi-Hard" • "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" • "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry" • "Minstrel Krampus" • "Christmas Guy" • "Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas" • "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin" • "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" • "Ninety North, Zero West" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" • "Santa, Schmanta" • "Christmas is Coming" • "Yule. Tide. Repeat." • "The First No L"
Futurama "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular"
Bob's Burgers "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" • "Christmas in the Car" • "Father of the Bob" • "Nice-Capades" • "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" • "The Bleakening" • "Better Off Sled" • "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" • "Yachty or Nice"
Other cartoons "Hook's Christmas" • "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other ReindeerIce Age: A Mammoth Christmas • "The War on Grafelnik" • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard"
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