Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Hank Gillette

    Hank Gillette said, about 1 year ago

    Christmas brings out the child in Janis.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 1 year ago

    I always want Christmas to be like it was when I was a kid. And yes, I use the big old bulbs…..

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 1 year ago

    Colored bulbs!!!!!! Many colors! Broadcast them to the sky! White lights at Christmas suck…….

  4. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 1 year ago

    I wonder if we’ll see their step-granddaughter around Christmas….

  5. Jean

    Jean said, about 1 year ago

    I think multi colored bulbs look so festive and happy, all white bulbs is boring and really doesn’t say Christmas to me. Christmas brings out the inner child in all of us I think.

  6. Reppr

    Reppr said, about 1 year ago

    I like white bulbs!

    Or some years all blue.

  7. bsqnbay

    bsqnbay said, about 1 year ago

    Not sure I get Arlo’s response. Is he not a fan of Christmas trees?

  8. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, about 1 year ago

    @Jean

    I hate Christmas…

  9. kerumbo

    kerumbo GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Nice cartoon, but I can’t help noticing: Almost every Christmas tree, in every comic strip, has that “X”-shaped wooden base — it’s one of those cartoon conventions, like sweat-drops to show fear (in his great “Lexicon of Comicana,” Mort Walker called those “plewds”). But I have never seen a Christmas tree base like that in real life, ever.

  10. wcgreen3

    wcgreen3 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Unfortunately, most women cannot be pleased so easily

  11. EarlP2

    EarlP2 said, about 1 year ago

    @kerumbo

    Stop by most any tree lot, those are in use to display the tree for sale. And it goes with the netting that “shrinks” the tree for transport home. Arlo freeing the tree with a single stroke of the knife is a parody of an earlier time of trudging through the woods with an axe to select a live tree from the wild.

  12. celecca

    celecca said, about 1 year ago

    if my husband were to walk in with a tree, I’d start crying. Then I would decorate it with childlike enthusiasm. But it won’t happen-it hasn’t happened, yet…

  13. shel4

    shel4 said, about 1 year ago

    @Varnes

    I agree with you 100%

  14. finale

    finale said, about 1 year ago

    @bsqnbay

    Arlo is a “Selection Master”….as such, he expects himself to be near perfection.

  15. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, about 1 year ago

    @kerumbo

    When I was a kid, back around 1950, our trees had bases like that. If I recall, they were pretty unstable which probably accounts for their going out of favor.

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