January 17, 2018
oh, Aunt Toni working an odd job because the fire department hasn’t had any fires (yet)?
This must be the reason my local fire department is constantly calling me to ask for monetary donations for the firefighters.
neither did i but it could be worse it could be Les, but to take a guess it’s Bwad
No Shannon arc is complete without Bwad and Toni.
This is a telegraph that this arc will go into overtime.
Hmm. Is Bwad the Santa?
(With due respect to Bwad – to me, the nick name is affectionate – clearly, he is the most developed character in this strip)
Shannon is going to get a BIG surprise!! :-D
What a coincidence- a little contrived, but still a heck of a coincidence…
This is an interesting departure from the usual – the main characters become the dark silhouettes.
Oh, hey, Toni…
That elf looks familiar…
Has the Evans’ team decided to notice Christmas this year? That could be a nice warm up for a very interesting New Year’s Eve when the clock hits midnight.
Jack sees Toni for the first time, Shwing!
Shannon will recongize Toni !!
If Toni is Santa’s Helper, is Brad playing Santa?
Looks like Luann and Shannon didn’t know about Toni’s moonlighting. Toni’s gonna be so busted. Wonder where Brad is moonlighting at?
Is Santa Bwad?
Oh this ought to be good. As soon as Shannon sees Toni, she’s gonna know the Santa is fake, especially if it turns out to be Bwad..
So either Shannon is gonna become distrustful of the one positive male figure in her life or she’s gonna go along with it, knowing Bwad is a fake because she loves her Bwad
Or Jack knows who’s Santa’s helper is goes over kisses her and introduces Luann to his new girlfriend Toni.
Look but don’t touch, Jack.
What are those pink cards Shannon giving out to the children?
And here I was just thinking the other day, that THIS would be a golden opportunity for Brad and Toni to spend some UNINTERRUPTED alone time together, (with Luann watching the kid) ON STRIP! And wouldn’t you know that at least one (and maybe BOTH) spouses are WORKING?
I SWEAR, the Good Guys in this Strip can’t get a break for love of money!
Oh Well. At least We got a fairly GOOD. Idea of what Next Week is gonna be about! Indulging the child further!
Happy Holidays, My Fellow Luannatics!!! ;)
Oh Oh! Christmas comic coming, Toni the elf, Bwad the Santa, Luann and Jack, the future together? Geez, Gunther and Bets, hmmm what does it all mean?
Santa is Brad. Look at his eyes.
Let me guess, Santa is Brad?
Aunt Toni! You’re one of Santa’s elves? A few minutes later, “You’re not Santa, you’re BWAD!”
I saw Toni kissin’ Santa Claus…
Oh boy. Santa is Uncle Bwad.
So Luann is watching Shannon because Toni and Brad had other plans. Why didn’t T and B tell Luann what those plans were. This is going to be awkward.
Might not be a great idea, because if that’s Brad as Santa, Shannon will 1. recognize him right away and 2. YELL out that she knows it’s Brad and ruin it for the other kids.
Toni’s the elf, Brad’s the Santa? Volunteering through the fire department? Or getting paid to save for their dream house? Probably didn’t tell Shannon what they were doing, because she’d recognize them? What a plot!
So Toni did not tell Luann what they were doing, or did Luann have a memory lapse?
Okay, so maybe Luann convinces Shannon to play along with the marvelous game?
How is it possible that Luann is watching Shannon and Toni didn’t mention that shannon needed to be watched because she and brad were playing Santa Claus and an elf?
So I’m thinking that Toni wants kids.
Perhaps the children are under privileged and Toni is handing out vouchers for them to give Santa and receive a toy?
This is about to get hot! (See what I did there?)
Maybe he is not the original, but for sure he’s the best Santa for Shannon♡. Love the fact that Toni and Brad special Christmas duty is become a tradition. Can’t wait to see what Brad and (especially)Toni will think about Jack.
Aunt Toni working an extra job because fire department doesn’t pay enough.
It’s a small world after all.
Steady, there, Jack – she’s married…
Shannon is a little old to be believing so strongly in Santa Claus.
Why didn’t she take the brat with her?
Does that mean Bwad is the Big Man?
Check out the Elf! No womder Santa’s always jolly. HO! HO! HO!
Interesting, we get to see how Toni (at a minimum) greets Jack (Luann, who is this? Luann, this is Jack? Jack, didn’t know you know my sister-in-law. Jack, great to see you again!). The best part will be if a response is required from Luann. No matter a few people might have to shift to my style of coffee. Speaking of such, about time for bao, gravy, and some bacon. Happy Hogswatch to all. May the Hogfather bring you what you wish.
This week had been feeling like filler; thank goodness for the unexpected twist! Of course, it says something about the dullness of the strip’s titular character when the excitement only comes by bringing in someone else.
All Police and Fire Department Personnel always volunteer for the Holidays. Thank God we have them.
I don’t think Jack has met Brad or Toni. Wouldn’t it be funny if Jack Hit on Toni? After all, he did something similar at the dog park with Luann present. She’s a little older that him, but an exceptional quarry. :o)
Then Brad takes offense and the Mall is rocked with a Santa brawl. Sigh. Oh well. Nothing ever happens at Christmas. ;o)
sounds like jack is about to hit on Luann’s sister in law
How dumb can these guys be? Luann is babysitting Shannon BECAUSE Brad and Toni are doing this. Sheesh.
Jack and Luann are so cute together! Comfortable, having fun. Sometimes that’s better than a boyfriend.
Also, this just might be Brad and Toni’s day off. Good for them for volunteering perhaps.
Most firehouses use a 24 hour on 48 hour off shift system. Which leaves plenty of time for gig type work.
Shannon gets passed around like a baton in a relay race. This time, I think Toni is participating in a benefit for the local kids sponsored by the fire department.
I don’t get her logic, wouldn’t she still want her wishes to be relayed to Santa via one of his helpers? Plus Santa doesn’t make the presents, his elf army does it.
So BWAD will be Santa.
Can’t wait till Shannon grows up….
Amazing how drawing two simple features – mouth & eyes – and no context – but we know it’s Toni.
A very sophisticated 6 year old. Should we ask if it’s Santa? “He won’t tell you.”
Brad and Toni need the money after paying the cost of the room addition.
Tell her the truth. Santa does not make the toys. Uses a slave army of elves to make them on the cheap. Though there are rumours of outsourcing.
Santa-Brad, coming up!
Chestnuts nipping at your nose,
Jack Frost Roasting over an open fire
For the automotive enthusiast:
♫ Lugnuts rusting on an old mag wheel… ♪
Santa? Who gives a fig?
Take me to your Santa’s Helper! I’ll see your Santa later!
Not that I am endorsing Shannon’s skepticism, you understand….
tomorrow: Al and Irma prepare stockings for “the boys”.
Am I alone in thinking that Toni has always been drawn to be Hot, hot,hot? Not “pretty girl next door” but world class beauty?
You know, looking at the comments, Bwad is a lot more popular than I thought!
1212 was right. A kid’s innocent mispronunciation of your name can be very endearing. Both an earworm and a term of endearment.
As long as we know it wasn’t meant in meanness or to be demeaning.
Is Brad playing Santa?
Yeah who wants to bet Shannon yanks santa’s beard and accidentally pulls his beard off.
It may be a good idea to consider that younger kids my be reading this ‘comic’….not just sarcastic adults.
I was my town Lighted Christmas Parade 2 years in a row! Loved it! The look of wonder and love in the little kids eyes was soul melting!
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