The episode title is a parody of the Christmas carol God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.
Sal, the owner of Spanks A Lot is voiced by Fred Stoller, who voices "Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy" on the PBS series WordGirl, a series which regularly features Bob's voice actor H. Jon Benjamin regularly voices Reginald, and where Louise's voice actress Kristen Schaal regularly voices Victoria Best.
This episode is named 'Bob Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins' on Netflix and the Season 3 DVD.
A total of 3.09 million households tuned in to watch this episode.
On the date of its original airing, President Obama gave a speech about the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. In America, the episode was delayed until the last few minutes were then shown. Due to this, the episode performed very poorly in terms of viewers and ratings, being the lowest-rated of the entire series.
To make up for the low numbers and viewers, FOX may have rerun the episode on December 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM.
The episode received positive reviews from critics.
The script cover shows Bob leaning on some Christmas Decorations. One is a reindeer, while the other is a mannequin.
On the Jamaican bobsled from Cool Runnings that Gene imagines having for Christmas, the flag has red where the black is meant to go on the flag.
When Gene starts running to go "talk to Uncle Ernie", just before he starts to pass Louise, her body disappears and it's back again after he runs past her.
When Chet explains to Bob about his window displays, the Burger of the Day changes from the "Santa Claus Is Cumin to Town Burger" to the "Fifth Day of Christmas Burger" which isn't the Burger of the day until the final window scene.
Background painter Julia Kalantarova's last name is mis-spelled 'Kalantaroba' on the end credits.
In March, 2012, the staff showed the script cover for this episode.