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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 02, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 8 days ago

    And think of all the discount Christmas candy you can use at Easter.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  8 days ago

    I once heard a (supposedly true) story about some people who brought home a Christmas tree, only to discover a baby owl living in it.

    I wonder if the tree they’ll pick up will have an animal or two living there as well.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  8 days ago

    As Mom pointed out in another Christmas tree joke made by Dad, she knows who’s getting a lot of coal in his stocking. (Oh, Calvin, you’re so gullible to your paternal pranks.)

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  8 days ago

    Or save your own from previous years.

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    codycab  8 days ago

    Be glad you’re getting a tree at all, Calvin.

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    Watcher  8 days ago

    Just think Calvin, with a pre-owned Christmas tree you will get pre-owned gifts and Dad will say it builds character. BTW Calvin, your parents are pre-owned too.

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    jayendra1977  8 days ago

    Ha ha….this one is so funny…..dad’s answers r always so amusing….

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    bluram  8 days ago

    Defiantly my kind of Dad without a doubt.

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    mattro53  8 days ago

    Dad’s got the most logical approach. It really appeals to my cheapiosity.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 8 days ago

    One of my all-time favorite C & H’s.

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    assrdood  8 days ago

    Calvin’s Dad has an attitude similar to mine. It’s a humbug kind of thing. In my case I’m already tired of the season – All the retail stores started pushing at Halloween.

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    jvn  8 days ago

    Dad deserves Calvin.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 8 days ago

    Did you know that Christmas trees are probably a legacy of pagan Germany’s tree-worship? (Oh, you did.)

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    Enrico La Talpa aka Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 8 days ago

    My father making fun of me like Calvin’s , i.e. he spoke to me of when he was a General in the Army .

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    Zykoic  8 days ago

    Celebrate orthodox Christmas.

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    coomback  8 days ago

    Love how dad jacks with Calvin …

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    M2MM  8 days ago

    I had to live with a husband (and his dad) who did this to our boys. It wasn’t as funny as it looks. However, if I didn’t join in, the kids figured that it was just a scam, eventually.

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    rshive  8 days ago

    Messing with Calvin’s mind again, eh Dad?

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    Gary Fabian  8 days ago

    This sounds like something my Dad would have said. Mom would add her jabs, as well.

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    josh_bisbee  8 days ago

    Since I live alone in an apartment, I don’t feel the need to find space for a tree or put any decorations up.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 8 days ago

    Way to go, Dad!!!

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 8 days ago

    I’ve told my kids lots of tall stories but this one and the K Mart blue light special can’t be beat!

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 8 days ago

    Calvin’s dad reminds me of the father who, on Xmas Eve, went outside with his shotgun, fired two blasts, & told his children, “No Xmas this year, kids. Santa just blew his brains out in our backyard!”

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    chmsam  8 days ago

    Complete with squirrels and a birds nest or three, and for extra money ya get a snarling dog chained to the tree trunk. Don’t forget to mention that Santa whips the elves who don’t make the toys fast enough and that the tinsel is really the permanently frozen tears of orphans peeled off their faces, sometimes with extra skin. Those child psychologists have mouths to feed too ya know.

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    Aaberon  8 days ago

    Dad’s facial expressions are always SO perfect.

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    A R V reader  8 days ago

    Is putting fear in a child before Christmas a character builder?

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  8 days ago

    With that kind of reaction from Calvin, definitely worth it.

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    SunflowerGirl100  8 days ago

    The Twelve Days of Christmas begin on Christmas. They are not Advent. Therefore, you could start decorating then! I reminded people of this one year when I was late sending out my Christmas cards.

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    jel354  8 days ago

    Dad is responding to Calvin being on Santa’s naughty list.

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    bookworm0812  8 days ago

    LOL! I remember that one! Poor kid.

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    blairleroys Premium Member 8 days ago

    Christmas has been canceled this year due to lack of interest.

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    Dani Rice  8 days ago

    The Late and Unlamented was the perfect Scrooge – or Grinch. One particular year I asked him if he was going to go buy a Christmas tree, and he said he was going to cut down a tree. Standing in our yard and turning 360 there was nothing but grey, leafless deciduous trees. He took his ax and set out. When the girls and I left for midnight Mass, there was still no tree. When we got home, there was a tree in the living room, which he expected ME to decorate. He’d gone out and taken a leftover tree from a Boy Scout lot!

    Just remember, he died a natural death. Nat-you-ral. Got that?

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    Ken Otwell  8 days ago

    Well.. that certainly explains a lot about Calvin’s personality!

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    PhyllisDevon  8 days ago

    so are the days of the week….Thorsday/Thursday…etc…

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    fgerbil46  8 days ago

    I just love the way Calvin’s Dad jokes around. Brings back fond and funny memories. :-)

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    sundogusa  8 days ago

    This does explain some of Calvin’s problems.

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    gantech  8 days ago

    No wonder Calvin has personal gravity and size hiccups…

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    Snoots  8 days ago

    His dad is an evil genius. And we wonder why Calvin is the way he is.

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    WCraft Premium Member 8 days ago

    I love it!! If you dish it out, you have to be wiling to take it, too!

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    sookmi  8 days ago

    who cares what was, what matters is what you believe and what you do about it. If I put up a tree to celebrate the birth of my savior Jesus Christ, that is what it represents to me not what it may have meant to a pagan germanic tribe 2000 years ago.

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    hagarthehorrible  8 days ago

    Perfect expression of a six year old upon hearing the idea of xmas tree after new year. Dad is too harsh on this sweetie.

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    JohnFarson19  8 days ago

    A friend of mine’s father said he was going to “shoot Santa”. He told them "I don’t care who it is, anyone comes sneaking into my house is going to get shot. My friend woke up, emptied his gun case and buried them in the backyard. I do love Cal’s Dad and I love Calvin’s rapid insanity. I a puddle of goo by the 4th panel

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    Dianne50  8 days ago

    My dad always went to the tree lot just as it was closing and got a tree, usually for free, but one time the guy made him pay $0.25. Dad wasn’t mean; we were just poor. And truth to tell, I think believing that Santa brought the tree Christmas Eve was more magical and fun than waking up to a dusty old tree that’s been standing there for a month.

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    SHIVA  8 days ago

    His Dad sure likes to rattle his cage!!

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    Scott Sallstrom  8 days ago

    Didn’t we tell you? We converted to Eastern Orthodox & we won’t have Christmas until January 6th.

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    Night-Gaunt49  8 days ago

    The Yggdrasil, is represented in the fir tree. The lights and ornaments represent the cosmos the planets and stars.

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    geophro  8 days ago

    A Top Ten strip.

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    mistercatworks  8 days ago

    I had a scheme to ship “slightly used” U.S. Christmas trees to Russia in time for Father Christmas on January 6th. Unfortunately, everyone expected free shipping, so the deal fell through. :)

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    fix-n-fly  8 days ago

    Just put a Christmas tree skirt on Calvin, along with a few ornaments and lights. That way Calvin can be close to the tree all season long.

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    basicallystupid15 Premium Member 8 days ago

    Your supposed to take it down?

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    AaronHayes  8 days ago

    That sounds like something my dad would say. He never helps to put up our tree, and I don’t honestly think that he likes seeing it up for some weird reason.

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    KevDoneIt  8 days ago

    This Druid volunteered to sing in the community choir. He was asked, “don’t druids worship trees.” he replied that he was a Reformed Druid. He said We worship plywood.

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    jacquelindavis  8 days ago

    I’m telling you, Calvin is just like his dad.

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    djhaisell Premium Member 7 days ago

    When Calvin’s putting you in the scary nursing home, Dad, remember this moment.

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    nsr60  7 days ago

    Maybe they’re Eastern Orthodox.

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    lindz.coop  7 days ago

    And we wonder why Calvin is the way he is…..

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    donwestonmysteries  7 days ago

    Bad Dad

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