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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Today's reprint is the one that immediately follows yesterday's; we have, as spotts1701 said, Elly trying (in her own cranky way) to reassure Michael.

Panel 1: We see Elly, Mike, Lizzie and Lawrence in a line full of Milboroughites waiting to see Santa; as the other children scream and misbehave, Elly leans down and says "Michael, stop complaining! We will get there before the twenty-fifth."

Summary: First off, the moody, restive, crying children we see in the line are yet another example of Lynn's cynical view of children-as-a-bothersome-hindrance-to-human-happiness. Second, this second visit wasn't because Mike was greedy. The first time (23 December 1980) this strip appeared, Elly was trying to make sure that her son didn't associate Christmas with blonde nubiles. Since Mike obviously didn't realize why this was happening, her concern was somewhat misplaced.
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