Advertisement

Luann by Greg Evans for December 26, 2017

  1. 050183f1 cde3 43dc 88f8 09278c0caf15
    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 3 years ago

    So Nancy’s husband and children ALSO got gift cards?

     •  Reply
  2. Missing large
    Argythree  over 3 years ago

    Looks like everyone had the same problem with knowing what to get, but at least a gift card lets people pick their own gift…

     •  Reply
  3. Eye of god
    SpacedInvader Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I see they did put up a tree. Is that a cord coming out of Dads card?

     •  Reply
  4. Big hug
    Brdshtt Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I wonder how Luann gets all the dots on her pajamas to line up perfectly like that?

     •  Reply
  5. Missing large
    Argythree  over 3 years ago

    The fun thing is that ‘Luann Againn’ is on a similar arc. Today, Luann is thanking Brad for the mug he gave her, complete with a nasty slogan on it. A few days ago, Frank gave Nancy a very sexy nightie (sounds familiar… )

     •  Reply
  6. Sugarloaf scene i
    live2read  over 3 years ago

    One of the best gift cards I’ve ever gotten is one for a movie theater, since I like going to the movies. Of course, a gift card to my favorite restaurant is even better. :)

     •  Reply
  7. Aimg5  mini
    Wizardgoat  over 3 years ago

    No telling who drew Nancy’s name, or whether they also gave her a gift card.

     •  Reply
  8. Ted4th
    seismic-2 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Is it a gift card for dinner at the Fuse? How cheap!

     •  Reply
  9. Screenshot 163
    Cminuscomics&stories Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Aw, they really wanted some junk they would never use that their children would have to carry to the rented dumpster when they die.

     •  Reply
  10. Aimg5  mini
    Wizardgoat  over 3 years ago

    @JPuzzleWhiz: Just thought I’d offer a contrasting comment to yours from yesterday about not correcting other’s spelling and grammar. I know different people have different feelings on the matter.

    But FYI – On one hand, I pride myself in taking the trouble to be virtually perfect on spelling, grammar, and usage. But on the other hand, I do rarely blow it.

    And I’m more than happy for anyone on here to correct me. I’m not annoyed by it. It keeps me on my toes, and reduces the chance that I’ll make the same error again.

    I don’t correct everyone’s errors that I notice, but am more likely to if the error suggests a humorous alternative interpretation. That’s what started the discussion yesterday. I thought that “celibrate” could mean “celebrate by yourself”. So I called it.

     •  Reply
  11. Trollspry
    Enter.Name.Here  over 3 years ago

    Poor dad. Even when given a gift card there’s always a string attached… ;-)

     •  Reply
  12. Avatar2
    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Gift cards, just like money with restrictions! How convenient!

     •  Reply
  13. Gatling cat wallpaper
    ammittai_is_available  over 3 years ago

    One of the gifts we gave my autistic 19 yr old was two gift cards, for iTunes and Google Play. He was ecstatic.

     •  Reply
  14. Big hug
    Brdshtt Premium Member over 3 years ago

    So, were is Nancy’s gift?

     •  Reply
  15. Missing large
    wreck it ralph  over 3 years ago

    I thought Prud was living in Brads old room or has she moved out already

     •  Reply
  16. 23319335 10210502686791380 8223130004357214071 n
    Barry1941  over 3 years ago

    I prefer cash. That way I can go were I want.

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    stephensteve397  over 3 years ago

    There are gift cards you can use anywhere. They’re usually marked with one of the credit card logos. That’s what I prefer.

     •  Reply
  18. Sd1
    Schrodinger's Dog  over 3 years ago

    I’ve only used gift cards for people needing financial help, so they can apply it toward things they need. Otherwise it’s a lazy person’s way out.

     •  Reply
  19. Ignatz
    Ignatz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Several years ago, I gave my brother a $50 gift card to Best Buy. And he got me a $50 gift card to Best Buy. And we decided that this was stupid, and we haven’t exchanged gifts since. It’s really much nicer that way.

     •  Reply
  20. Tyge
    Tyge Premium Member over 3 years ago

    How do you pull names for a “gift exchange” with an odd number of people?

     •  Reply
  21. Tyge
    Tyge Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Isn’t it disappointing when the first person to open a gift reveals what everyone else is getting? (You know the envelopes are from different folks ‘cause the hand writing’s different.) Who’s name did puddles pull?

     •  Reply
  22. 1d688314 6dae 4f59 9de1 8d7ec2824944
    Mordock999 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Wow. A DeGroot Holiday WITHOUT Old Smiley.

    It’s the “Miracle of CHRISTMAS” I tell Ya!

     •  Reply
  23. Missing large
    31768  over 3 years ago

    Money is the perfect gift!

     •  Reply
  24. Missing large
    Argy.Bargy2  over 3 years ago

    @MISTERDANTES: I was going to respond to your post, then I saw that STEPHENSTEVE had already answered it.

     •  Reply
  25. Missing large
    micromos  over 3 years ago

    Pulling names for gifts doesn’t work well. Usually different age groups makes it dificult to buy a good gift.

     •  Reply
  26. Missing large
    AndreaR  over 3 years ago

    I live 1250 miles from my family, and have had years of spending $$$$$$ on actual gifts that the nieces and nephews didn’t like, plus the joy of spending $$$$$ on shipping. Now, other than a few humorous but meaningful gifts, I send them all gift cards, to places I know they will use them. My husband in in charge of his relatives here, and they got cash this year, because …..cash.

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    AndreaR  over 3 years ago

    I live 1250 miles from my family, and have had years of spending $$$$$$ on actual gifts that the nieces and nephews didn’t like, plus the joy of spending $$$$$ on shipping. Now, other than a few humorous but meaningful gifts, I send them all gift cards, to places I know they will use them. My husband in in charge of his relatives here, and they got cash this year, because …..cash.

     •  Reply
  28. Dr stone 2021
    AnyFace  over 3 years ago

    As Tom Lehrer once sang …

    ♫ “Sentiment will not endear it …

    … what’s important is the price.” ♫

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Bw2ZeQcHw

     •  Reply
  29. Dr stone 2021
    AnyFace  over 3 years ago

    As Tom Lehrer once sang …

    ♫ “Sentiment will not endear it …

    … what’s important is the price.” ♫

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Bw2ZeQcHw

     •  Reply
  30. Sd1
    Schrodinger's Dog  over 3 years ago

    note that Luann’s and Frank’s (“DAD”) are in printed letters, where Brad’s and Toni’s are in cursive. Could this be a subtle clue as to female vs. male origins?

     •  Reply
  31. Missing large
    luann1212  over 3 years ago

    I think gift cards are a great idea. Interestingly sometimes the gifted forget to use them, but then remember the old days when a big deal was made about returning gifts people did not want. Same human nature tendency. Really the gift once made is in the hands of the gifted, the gifter has the satisfaction of doing a good thing.

     •  Reply
  32. Opus
    Rocknaww  over 3 years ago

    Gift cards are just fine. When you buy for little kids a small inexpensive gift that gets played with for a few hours isn’t a big loss. They enjoy getting the gift and opening it. Adults are different. Unless I am certain that it’s the right size and color or is compatible with their current tablet/lap top, it’s a gift card.

     •  Reply
  33. Schnoodle
    Schnoodle  over 3 years ago

    I work in the IT department for a company that provides gift card services for various businesses. I can offer these insights related to previous comments.

    Accountants have to deal with the liability of unused gift card balances, and seek to get unused balances of inactive cards off the books.

    Laws regarding removing value from gift cards vary from state to state. Some states allow a periodic “non usage fee.” In some cases, we set up an all-at-once “expire balance to zero if not used in five years” plan. It’s up to our clients to be familiar with the laws in their state.

    Some states declare unused balances of inactive cards to belong to that state, and we help those clients with identifying those cards, and writing off the balances.

    And yes, there is a massive amount of money that is either left over (not used to zero), or never even used once.

     •  Reply
  34. Missing large
    suv2000  over 3 years ago

    I would rather have CASH to spend where I like

     •  Reply
  35. Missing large
    capricorn9th  over 3 years ago

    I know giving physical gifts is all about the thoughtfulness but often than not, they are useless and unfavorable. I rather gift cards to get what I want, need, or whatever. Useless gifts end up in goodwill stores or get re-gifted. Gift card usually guarantees your money is well spent.

     •  Reply
  36. Missing large
    locake  over 3 years ago

    My family just tells each other what we want, and often are with them when they buy it. But we forget what is in each package by the time Christmas arrives. I’m always surprised and happy with my gifts.

     •  Reply
  37. 318346 10150515659374989 119105629988 11258985 63388929 n
    Airman  over 3 years ago

    Christmas: as sterile as an operating room.

     •  Reply
  38. Thinker
    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    Clearly, it runs in the family. Merry Christmas, huh?

    It’s the sentiment that counts?

    Plastic gifting makes for plastic sentiment?

    Oh, well. Deal with it, DeGroots!

     •  Reply
  39. Ligand1
    RSH  over 3 years ago

    Arggggh; I attempted to erase the duplicates of my message and ended up erasing them all. Essentially I said that Frank ad Nancy are busy with the Fuse; Luann and Brad are grown up and should stop expecting gifts. Maybe next year there will be no gift cards and everyone can just relax and enjoy each other’s company. Tradition is hard to kick though.

     •  Reply
  40. Sd1
    Schrodinger's Dog  over 3 years ago

    whatever that is Luann is wearing, I just don’t see it as “her”.

     •  Reply
  41. Me01 sw
    zmech13 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    This is why online wish lists come in handy. Plenty of online retailers will let you make a list of things you’d like, and give you a link you can send friends & family so they can see what you might want.

     •  Reply
  42. Avatar
    M2MM  over 3 years ago

    I give my adult children ca$h in a card (and something in a giftwrapped box). They always appreciate getting cash. It helps them pay for their checked luggage fees when flying home again. Their present to me, is to come for a Christmas visit in the first place.

     •  Reply
  43. Swanavatar150
    robinafox  over 3 years ago

    I can’t help wondering – what is on the other side of those unopened envelopes that everyone is staring at in dumbfounded consternation?

     •  Reply
  44. Img 0816
    auramac  over 3 years ago

    Gift cards are the best. You pick what you want, waste not want not.

     •  Reply
  45. Nick danger small
    cmforzetting  over 3 years ago

    Then you ask Brad what Toni likes. One commenter did mention distance as a factor, but many online retailers allow for “gift” options, including wrapping, a card, a gift receipt, etc.

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment
Advertisement

More From Luann

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement