• The Nice Capades are a reference to the "Ice Capades" traveling entertainment show featuring theatrical performances involving ice skating. The hyphen in the official title makes it a reference to the 1941 movie.Ice-Capades which showcased the aforementioned traveling show. The title seen on script cover for this episode lacks the hyphen between the two words making it reference the show rather than the movie.
  • This is the third consecutive holiday-themed episode to air in Season 6 in a row following the Halloween-themed, "The Hauntening" and the Thanksgiving-themed, "Gayle Makin' Bob Sled."
  • This is the first Christmas special episode of the show to air in November and the last episode of 2015. No more episodes premiered in 2015 due to the show's timeslot often being taken over for NFL games.
  • When Louise notices Mall Santa is gone she says "Oh, no, no, no, no, no" in the same way she did in "The Belchies" when the demolition of the factory started. It is most likely that the audio is a sample from said episode rather than a new recording from the recording sessions for this episode.
  • A total of 2.27 million households watched this episode.
  • Gene's "Taco Tuesday" song contains a musical quotation from Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain which was previously used in "Easy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercial" during the Belchers' family commercial.
  • The song, "The Spirits of Christmas" as sung by Mr. Fischoeder features lyrics that Kevin Kline expanded on himself. [1] A full-length version of the song was released on December 23, 2015 by Behind Bob's Burgers YouTube channel along with sheet music.
  • When Teddy is at the mall, he is wearing the same clothes he wore for the Turkey Trot in "Dawn of the Peck", apart from the compression hose.
  • The goldfish "Mall Santa" gifts to Louise hasn't appeared in any other episodes since this one.
  • Gene, Tina and Louise receiving coal on Christmas, which turns out to be a dream bears similarities to Angelica Pickles getting coal on Christmas, which turns out to be a dream from the Rugrats Christmas Special, "The Santa Experience."
  • The store that the massage chair is sold in is called Unnecessaries and seems to sell the types of things that the store Sharper Image sells.


  • Gene's hooded jacket is colored dark blue in this episode, it's usually red.
  • The store Accurate Calendars appears in a different location from where it appeared in "Bad Tina."
  • When "Mall Santa" is changing into his Santa costume, he changes into his coat in only one frame.
  • When Louise is saying that she does not belong on the nice list to Santa, Tina's barrette is missing.


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0 The Demo
1 Human FleshCrawl SpaceSacred CowSexy Dance FightingHamburger Dinner TheaterSheesh! Cab, Bob?Bed & BreakfastArt CrawlSpaghetti Western & MeatballsBurger WarWeekend at Mort'sLobsterfestTorpedo
2 The BelchiesBob Day AfternoonSynchronized SwimmingBurgerbossFood Truckin'Dr. YapMoody FoodieBad TinaBeefsquatch
3 Ear-sy RiderFull BarsBob Fires the KidsMutiny on the WindbreakerAn Indecent Thanksgiving ProposalThe DeepeningTina-Rannosaurus WrecksThe Unbearable Like-Likeness of GeneGod Rest Ye Merry Gentle-MannequinsMother Daughter Laser RazorNude BeachBroadcast Wagstaff School NewsMy Fuzzy ValentineLindapendent WomanO.T. The Outside ToiletTopsyTwo for TinaIt Snakes a VillageFamily FracasThe Kids Run the RestaurantBoyz 4 NowCarpe MuseumThe Unnatural
4 A River Runs Through BobFort NightSeaplane!My Big Fat Greek BobTurkey in a CanPurple Rain-UnionBob and DeliverChristmas in the CarSlumber PartyPresto Tina-OEasy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercialThe Frond FilesMazel TinaUncle TeddyThe Kids Rob a TrainI Get Psy-chic Out of YouThe EquestranautsAmbergrisThe Kids Run AwayGene It OnWharf HorseWorld Wharf II: The Wharfening
5 Work Hard or Die Trying, GirlTina and the Real GhostFriends with Burger-fitsDawn of the PeckBest BurgerFather of the BobTina Tailor Soldier SpyMidday RunSpeakeasy RiderLate Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and LouiseCan't Buy Me MathThe Millie-Churian CandidateThe Gayle TalesLi'l Hard DadAdventures in Chinchilla-SittingThe Runway ClubThe Itty Bitty Ditty CommitteeEat, Spray, LindaHousetrapHawk & ChickThe Oeder Games
6 Sliding BobsThe Land ShipThe HaunteningGayle Makin' Bob SledNice-CapadesThe Cook, The Steve, The Gayle, & Her LoverThe Gene and Courtney ShowSexy Dance HealingSacred CouchLice Things Are LiceHouse of 1000 BouncesStand by GeneWag the HogThe Hormone-iumsPro Tiki/Con TikiBye Bye Boo BooThe Horse Rider-erSecret Admiral-irerGlued, Where's My Bob?
7 Flu-ouiseSea Me NowTeen-a WitchThey Serve Horses, Don't They?Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?The QuirkducersThe Last Gingerbread House on the LeftEx MachTinaBob ActuallyThere's No Business Like Mr. Business BusinessA Few 'Gurt MenLike Gene for ChocolateThe Grand Mama-pest HotelAquaticismAin't Miss Debatin'Eggs for DaysZero Larp ThirtyThe Laser-inthThelma & Louise Except Thelma is LindaMom, Lies, and VideotapeParaders of the Lost FloatInto the Mild
8 BrunchsquatchThe Silence of the LouiseThe Wolf of Wharf StreetSit Me Baby One More TimeThanks-HoardingThe BleakeningV for Valentine-dettaY Tu Ga-Ga TambienThe Secret Ceramics Room of SecretsSleeping with the FrenemyThe Hurt SoccerCheer Up, Sleepy GeneThe Trouble with DoublesGo Tina on the MountainAre You There Bob? It's Me, BirthdayBoywatchAs I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow of RampsMo Mommy Mo ProblemsMission Impos-slug-bleSomething Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You
9 Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now
Unknown season The Taking of Funtime One Two ThreeNightmare on Ocean Avenue StreetI Bob Your PardonTweentrepreneursBetter Off SledLive and Let FlyBobby DriverRoller? I Hardly Know Her!UFO No You Didn'tBed, Bob & BeyondLorenzo's Oil? No, Linda'sThe Helen HuntEvery Which Way but GooseThe Fresh Princ-ipalRoamin' Bob-idayIf You Love It so Much, Why Don't You Marionette?What About Blob?Long Time Listener, First Time BobThe Gene MileP.T.A. It Ain't SoYes Without My Zeke
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