Garfield by Jim Davis for December 26, 2010

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    legaleagle48  over 13 years ago

    Post-holiday depression is kicking in early this year; it’s not even New Year’s Eve yet.

    (Actually, I think it’s the lack of cookies that’s pushed Garfield over the edge!)

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    possiblekim  over 13 years ago

    I feel your pain Garfield… :’(

    EDIT: I think this is the first time I saw Garfield hug Jon and cry at the same time :)

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    Llewellenbruce  over 13 years ago

    It’s not so peaceful at all the big retail stores the day after Christmas.

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    BooksLover  over 13 years ago

    Here in Italy the Christmas season doesn’t officially end until 7 January. This because 26 December is Holiday again (Saint Stephen), then there is the expectation for New Year Eve and the First Day of the Year. And it’s not ended yet. On 6 January it’s Epiphany, and arrive the “Befana”, an old kind woman, that ride a broom but it’s not a mean witch. She takes the last sweets to all. After that, we wake up on 7 January, and Christmas time it’s really gone. In fact we say “Arriva l’Epifania e tutte le feste si porta via” that means “It arrive Epiphany and takes away all (Christmas) Holidays”. Sorry the rhyme gets lost, Hope my english was good enough. Happy New Year to All. :-)

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    PriyaJ.hcl  over 13 years ago

    The empty cookie jar must have been the last straw for Garfield :(

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    x_Tech  over 13 years ago

    This calls for the Mid-Holiday Deep Dish Lasagna.

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    magnamax  over 13 years ago

    Jusy: Thank you. I enjoy hearing about how Christmas and other Holidays are spent elsewhere. Your English is very good.

    Happy New Year!
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    Dkram  over 13 years ago

    Coffey hour after church today is called Christmas cookie roundup, nuff said.

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    peter0423  over 13 years ago

    Before anybody jumps on Clark Kent because of the old cliche that your average fruitcake can be carved into a serviceable bowling ball, let me tell you: a fresh, really well-made fruitcake is pure ambrosia. (Try ordering one from the Collin Street Bakery in Waxahachie, Texas – thank me later.)

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    RadioTom  over 13 years ago

    Everyone knows the song “12 days Of Christmas”, right?

    Start with Christmas, 12/25; then Christmastide is: 1st day = 12/26 2nd day = 12/27 3rd day = 12/28 4th day = 12/29 5th day = 12/30 6th day = 12/31 7th day = 1/1 8th day = 1/2 9th day = 1/3 10th day = 1/4 11th day = 1/5 12th day = 1/6; and the season ends with Epiphany.

    In the US, the Catholic Church has moved Epiphany to the second Sunday after Christmas, to simplify the calendar.

    Meanwhile, Garfield can link in to Radio X T Z - Sixty Hours of Christmas runs through midnight tonight; and even then, we’ll gradually taper off between now and 1/6; 1/7 will be the first day without ANY Christmas music since 11/26/10…

    http://radioxtz.com

    Enjoy!

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    anniebird  over 13 years ago

    The Italian story was lovely. Never apologize for your English. Let US do that!

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    legaleagle48  over 13 years ago

    Buone Feste, JusyCat! Che la Befana ti porti il desio del tuo cuore! :)

    (Translation: Happy Holidays, JusyCat! May La Befana bring you the desire of your heart!)

    Also, don’t forget the old Neapolitan tradition that you should try to do all of your favorite things on New Year’s Day; that way, you can keep doing them all year long. In Garfield’s case, that would be eating and sleeping!

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    LittleSister18  over 13 years ago

    Please don’t cry Garfield because that makes me sad.

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    lightenup Premium Member over 13 years ago

    I’m glad Garfield said that today is quiet and peaceful. It’s much nicer than hearing about how depressing and a letdown it is. It’s my birthday today and I’d like to hear some good things about it.

    @JusyCat - my husband is from Spain and it’s similar there. The Three Kings (Reyes Magos) arrive on Jan 6 and that’s their big gift day. Which makes sense because that’s when they brought gifts to Jesus. My kids had it made one year when we celebrated Christmas in the US on Dec 25 and then went to Spain for New Years and celebrated again on Jan 6. I had to keep telling them that this was not typical (they were 3 and 5 years old).

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    IdahoSpud  over 13 years ago

    SCAATY_423 and Clark Kent, I’m wit’ yous guys. Fruitcake is good.

    Garfield, what about playing with the presents? You must be very easily bored.

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    Allan CB Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Idaho “Garfield … you must be very easily bored.” That’s like saying Odie is not that bright LOL. It’s like saying the sky is blue. OF COURSE He’s easily bored, he has the attention span of a ADHD 8 year old, who just ate 5 pounds of jelly beans!

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    codycab  over 13 years ago

    Garfield’s like that every year.

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    rgcviper  over 13 years ago

    Aww … poor Garfield. But just think, buddy … only 364 more days until Christmas now! :)

    Reading these international traditions was interesting. Thanks for posting.

    And, Happy Birthday, lightenup!

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 13 years ago

    lightenup, today is St. Stephen’s Day, the “Feast of Stephen.” I think that’s pretty cool!

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    pyrowesel  over 13 years ago

    Quiet and peaceful? Garfield has obviously never been to a mall the day after Christmas. It’s like a frenzy! The busyness is comparable to Black Friday.

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    Delirium108  over 13 years ago

    Sacrifice the cookies to the egg nog gods!

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    lightenup Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Thank you for the kind birthday wishes! :-)

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    COWBOY7  over 13 years ago

    I’m with you Garfield!

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    GargiSanzgiri  over 13 years ago

    awwwwwwwww….so cuttttttte!!!!!!

    Good we get to see the sensitive side of Garfield once a year……… :D

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    IdahoSpud  over 13 years ago

    Jon must have accrued another tree. The first one was loosing needles so fast, it would have been absolutely bare by now.

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    Pets of the comics  over 3 years ago

    awwwwww. don’t cry

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    WentBrown  over 3 years ago

    Awwwwww.

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    RLinGoComics (REBRANDING) #SupportUkraineandIsrael  6 months ago

    All the carols have been sung… All the cookies have been scarfed… All the cats are emotional…

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