Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 20, 1987
Calvin: Can we get this tree, Mom? Can we? Mom: I don't know, Calvin. It's awfully expensive. Calvin: Yeah, but just think how much loot would fit under it! Dad! Come bring the Christmas tree Mom and I picked! It's a great one! Dad: This year I thought we'd just keep the tree in the garage. Calvin: In the garage?! Dad: Sure, you can go out and look at it any time you like, and it saves all the trouble of decorating it. Calvin: We're not going to decorate it?!!! Dad: Why bother? We just take it all down in two weeks on Christmas day. If you get a present.... Calvin: If I get a present?! Dad: You can take it out to the garage to open, and pretend the tree has lots of lights and..... Calvin: Mommmm! Mom: I know somebody who's going to get a lot of coal in his stocking, buster. Dad: This season gets less jolly every year..