Family Guy, Bob's Burgers And The Cleveland Show Get Into The Holiday Spirit This Sunday

Fox's Animation Domination Sunday night line-up will be getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. Fox released a teaser for the animated comedy block and it appears that all of The Simpsons will be airing holiday installments on Sunday night.

For The Cleveland Show, the title character finds that there's some good grub at the local shelter, which entices him to pose as a homeless person so he can get access to the tasty meals. Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman will be guest-voicing in the episode, playing a chauvinistic storeowner who hires Roberta as a Christmas elf.

The Simpsons' "To Cur With Love" doesn't sound like it has anything to do with Christmas or the holidays in general. Grandpa moves home with Homer and Marge when there's a fire at the retirement home, and at some point, Homer gets hooked on a tablet game called "Villageville."

Zach Galifianakis guest stars in Bob's Burgers' "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Mannequins," which has Bob inheriting a storage unit, which happens to be the home Galifianakis' character Chet who - from the previously released pictures - uses the Belcher kids as part of his holiday-themed window displays.

Family Guy will re-tell the nativity story, which in their version, has Meg playing the donkey. Poor Meg!

Finally, The American Dad will feature the voices of Daran Norris and Danny Glover in "Minstrel Krampus." The description for that episode as well as the official synopsis for all of Fox's Sunday night comedies can be found below the trailer for the festive episodes set to air Sunday, December 16 on Fox.

THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “’Tis The Cleveland To Be Sorry”Cleveland (Mike Henry) discovers that the food served at the local homeless shelter is much better than it is at home, so he pretends to be homeless to benefit from the meals. But when the community catches onto his ill-spirited scheme, they confront him and he must apologize to everyone. Meanwhile, chauvinistic storeowner Harris Grundle (guest voice Nick Offerman) hires Roberta (Reagan Gomez) as a Christmas elf but requires all of Santa’s female helpers to don sexy costumes. Later, Kendra (Aseem Batra) saves Christmas for the children of Stoolbend.THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “To Cur With Love”When a fire at the retirement home forces Grampa (Dan Castellaneta) to move back in with the Simpsons, Homer (Castellaneta) throws out his back on moving day. While “resting” at home, he gets hooked on the super-addictive tablet game, “Villageville.” And, in his distraction, he loses the family dog, Santa’s Little Helper. Everyone is angry with Homer for not seeming to care about the missing dog, but Grampa tells them the story of Homer’s long-lost childhood pup, Bongo.BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins”Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) inherits a storage unit, which the Belcher family imagines is filled with treasures. Instead, they find Chet (guest voice Zach Galifianakis), a former employee of Bob’s late uncle, living inside. Linda (John Roberts), feeling the holiday spirit, persuades Bob to invite Chet to stay in the basement of the restaurant. Then they discover that this stranger, who claims he was once a mannequin, has a gift for creating intricate and living window displays and is love-sick for a long-lost fellow mannequin. Bob and the kids go on an adventure to save their holiday display and to reunite Chet with his lady love.FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!”Peter (Seth MacFarlane) tells his own version of the Nativity story.AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Minstrel Krampus”It’s holiday time in Langley Falls and Steve (Scott Grimes) starts acting like a spoiled brat. So Stan (Seth MacFarlane) takes him to see his incarcerated Grandpa Jack (guest voice Daran Norris), who tells the story of how, as a boy, he captured the legendary Minstrel Krampus (guest voice Danny Glover), a Christmas demon who used to punish naughty children on Christmas. Meanwhile, Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) gets a job at the airport, but realizes she may not be cut out for customer service.

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