Season’s greetings from Springfield! The Simpsons: Tapped Out, the iOS simulation game based on the hit animated sitcom, has just been updated for the holidays.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out instantly became a popular game among players when it was released back in March. Perhaps a little too popular, as it was eventually pulled out of the App Store on account of insufficient resources. Fortunately, the game made its much-awaited comeback last August.

Last October, The Simpsons: Tapped Out went all-out spooktacular with a “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween update. This month, the game has been decked out for the holidays through its new Christmas update.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Here’s what’s new in the holiday-ready version of The Simpsons: Tapped Out:

  • New Characters – Go on a binge with Barney, blast Sideshow Mel from a cannon, and have Santa Homer endure whiny kids’ wishes. And it wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa’s Little Helper!
  • New Buildings – Steal a copy of Bonestorm from the Try-N-Save, roll a strike at the Bowl-a-rama, and feed the reindeer at Santa’s Village.
  • Put Up Lights – Decorate your Springfield with Holiday Light façades for all the homes around town.
  • Decorations – Spruce up your Springfield with the Holiday Tree, Kiddie Ride, and more.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or later, The Simpsons: Tapped Out is available in the App Store for free.