(Strip Number 1238, Original Publication Date, 24 December 1986)
Panel 1: It's bedtime and Christmas Eve at the Patterson house. As Elly puts Elizabeth and Bunny to sleep, she says that Santa won't come until she is sound asleep.
Panel 2: As she tries to sleep, she hears what we know to be John and Elly putting the stuff under the tree.
Panel 3: Since she doesn't know what the sounds are, she asks them how can she get sound asleep with all of those sounds.
Summary: You can see her problem. She thinks that if she can't sleep, no presents.