Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 25, 1971
Rufus: Mike? Hiya, man. This is Rufus!...Merry Christmas, you ol' cowboy! How've ya been?...Me?...Fine, just fine. My Christmas has been great! Got the tree decorated up, and I opened my present from mom. It was a pencil...yup, a pencil! A real-beaut! It's a no. 3 orange. It was my only present, but I'm not complaining, not me! I can't wait to try it out! ...Well, bye, Mike....I hope you enjoy the rest of your Christmas! Mike: Fat chance.