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Easter Comics ★★

As you may or may not know, yesterday (Sunday) was Easter, a springtime festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.

When I was a child, I eagerly awaited Easter Sunday as it meant the long-awaited end to the dreaded Lenten season. The forty-day long period of fasting and doing without was hell for a young boy. My father, a strict Catholic, forced us kids to do unimaginable things, such as keeping the TV turned off, giving up sweets, eating fish on Fridays and only rice on Wednesdays. After forty-days of abstinence, I felt as if I myself had come back from the dead on Easter morning.

Anyways, I tried to find some Easter-themed comic strips for you, but unfortunately couldn’t find many.

Heathcliff is a comic strip created by George Gately in 1973 featuring the title character, a wisecracking cat. Heathcliff is similar to the comic strip Garfield, which it predated. Both title cats are orange with black stripes, and noted for their bad temper; a “Beware of Cat” sign has been applied to both. However, the major difference between them is in their lifestyle. While Garfield prefers to stay at home, eat and sleep all day, Heathcliff is street-smart and has a more active and mischievous lifestyle. In addition, Heathcliff is a silent character while Garfield expresses his words with thought bubbles.

Stone Soup, named for the stone soup fable, is an internationally syndicated American comic strip written and illustrated by Jan Eliot. The comic strip, set in Eugene, Oregon, began as a weekly in 1990. The Stone family features a family headed by single mother Val, an uncommon contrast with the ordinary nuclear family depicted in more traditional strips.

For Better or For Worse is a comic strip by Lynn Johnston that began in September 1979, and ended the main story on August 30, 2008, with a postscript epilogue the following day. Starting on September 1, 2008, the strip began re-telling its original story by means of a combination of newly drawn strips and reruns. The strip is set in the fictitious Toronto-area suburban town of Milborough, Ontario; it chronicles the lives of a Canadian family, The Pattersons, and their friends. It is seen in over 2,000 newspapers[1] throughout Canada, the United States and about 20 other countries, and is translated into eight languages from its native English.

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Bing Crosby – White Christmas ★★

White Christmas by Irving Berlin

I’m dreaming of a white christmas,
just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white christmas,
just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white christmas,
with every christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white christmas,
just like the ones I used to know
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white christmas,
with every christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your christmases be white

May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your christmases be white

And may all your christmases be white
And may all your christmases be white
And may all your christmases be
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Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa’s on his way;
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother’s child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you



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A Christmas Story ★★

A Christmas Story, one of my favorite holiday movies, is a 1983 American/Canadian comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, including material from his books In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. Directed by Bob Clark, this film has since become a holiday classic and is shown numerous times on television during the Christmas season. Enjoy!


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The Year without Santa ★★

A little early, but with Advent just around the corner I thought I’d go ahead and post this. The Year without a Santa Claus

 

 

Santa has a bad cold and decides to take a vacation from Christmas. Two of his elves, Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells go out (with Vixen) to find children who believe in Santa in order to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still alive. Enjoy!