Saturday, December 25, 2010

12 Days of Christmas 2010! Step into Christmas with Archie and the Gang

Merry Christmas, Groove-ophiles! It's Ol' Groove's fave day of the year, and I sure am glad you've stopped by to share a part of this special time with me. More than anything else, this day is about love, and when it comes to love and knowing what the Spirit of Christmas is, Archie and the gang sure know where it's at. Just check out this quartet of holiday tales. They'll make you laugh, make you think, and maybe even bring a tear to your eye. Yeah, it's a little sentimental and old fashioned, but who cares? It's Christmas, baby!
We'll kick things off with Miss Beazley who learns how easily putting a little love in your heart spreads love to those around you. From Archie Giant Series (aka Archie's Christmas Love-In) #192 (1971) here's "The Missing Ingredient"...

Jughead's best friend Hot Dog finds out that it's better to give than receive in "Canine Convert" from Archie Giant Series (better known as Archie's Christmas Stocking) #203 (1972)...

Even a Scrooge like Mr. Lodge can find a heart during Christmas. Just dig "Run for the Hills" from Archie Giant Series (aka Archie's Christmas Stocking) #216 (1973)...

And finally, in Archie Giant Series (another Archie's Christmas Love-In) #205 (1972), Archie and the whole gang learn what Christmas is really all about. Don't let the title fool ya, "Blizzard Wizard" is where it's at!

Ol' Groove hopes you've enjoyed your time in Groove City this Christmas. Here's wishing all of you real Peace and Love. Not for just today, but for every day! Feliz Navidad!

1 comment:

  1. hope you get everything you never wanted, Groove, old chum! have a GREAT day!



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