(Strip Number 991, Original Publication Date, 14 December 1985)
Panel 1: We find Elly whining about how she can't believe that she's already spent so much this Christmas.
Panel 2: She tells John that she's trying to stay in budget but everything is so expensive.
Panel 3: Elizabeth says they should just ask Santa for all of the presents.
Panel 4: As John laughs behind his sleeve, Elly rolls her eyes in exasperation when Lizzie says that way, it won't cost them anything.
Summary: Given who Elly is, she'd rather believe that Lizzie made an absurd comment to torment her instead of a childish comment because she's five.