Lunchtime links

Bart: Come on, Dad, if TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs, and it's gonna happen to us.

Homer: Okay, let's go. Who's Tiny Tim?

And then the world met Santa's Little Helper, who later helped create Santos L. Halper. But that's for another day ...