(Strip Number 526, Original Publication Date, 26 December 1983)
Panel 1: We start things off with Mike asking Elly if Lawrence, Gordon and Janice can come in for a minute.
Panel 2: It would seem that Elly said yes because we see them take off their coats while Mike explains that he wants to show them what he got for Christmas.
Panel 3: As she and John wash the dishes, they overhear the neighborhood children's praising Mike for getting some really neat stuff.
Panel 4: John makes a waspish comment about how he guesses that they come up to neighborhood standards.
Summary: The interesting thing is that I was expecting the children to be slammed for being materialistic and unappreciative today. I just assumed that the means would be different because I was expecting Elly's holiday cheer to vanish faster than Lynn can fill a panel with TEAR! SHRED! RIIIIIIIP!! so she can inform her readers that the children aren't playing statue but are instead opening gifts.