Let's start with the Christmas issue of The Beano from 1966. A fantastic cover by Dudley Watkins featuring Biffo the Bear. (And yes, my name is written at the top because this is the very issue I had reserved at the newsagents 49 years ago.)
The first strip inside is Punch and Jimmy, the story of two warring brothers, with artwork by Dave Jenner, who was the co-creator of Sammy Shrink for Wham!
Even the adventure strips had a festive theme, with The Iron Fish story containing a snowman, sledges, and a Christmas party. I'm not sure that Danny and Penny's methods of scaring the life out of children in order to guide them to the party are that justified but the artwork by Sandy Calder is nice.
Lord Snooty and His Pals forget that it's Christmas Eve in this strip drawn by Dudley Watkins. Would any child forget that? No matter. It's a great little tale anyway.
On the back page of this 16 page issue, Dennis the Menace ends up whacked and in shock, even though it's Christmas Day. To be fair though, I never analysed it that deeply when I was a kid. It's all good comic fun. Art by Davey Law.
Another Christmas comic later this week!