(Strip Number 356, Original Publication Date, 23 December 1982)
Panel 1: We find John smiling with anticipation at the presents carefully arranged under the tree. Since it's a benign version of Lynn's "John is Elly's oldest child" meme, I think it's kind of cute that he's as giddy as Mike and Lizzie.
Panel 2: His shaking one present so he can part-way figure out what's inside it is equally cute and funny.
Panel 3: As is his sniffing another box in case it's cologne and the "busted" look on his face when Elly catches him in the act.
Panel 4: Even his sheepish "You wrap things too well" is something I can get behind.
Summary: The problem, of course, is that Lynn's notes will inevitably ruin my ability to really enjoy this benignly bland slice-of-life strip.