That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for August 10, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    During the summer, Santa tries to figure out new ways ”to raise funds” for his workshop.

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    Solstice*1947  4 months ago

    /// “HANDS UP!” Santa Claus now seems to say

    as he aims a revolver your way.

    Why this vicious attack?

    Put your cash in his sack.

    He brings gifts; it’s the parents who pay.

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    rmremail  4 months ago

    Santa defending himself during a home invasion.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Who are you accusing of breaking into your home?”

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    rmremail  4 months ago

    Give me all the cocaine that you got! I need enough for two dozen elves and one reindeer.

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    “Bad Santa III: Hand Over the Cookies!”

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    Tyge Premium Member 4 months ago

    ♪Hanging my stocking I can hear a knocking.♪

    ♪Zat you, Santa Claus?♪

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    Zykoic  4 months ago

    Who cleans the stable after that?

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    Jayalexander  4 months ago

    Anti-claus. Who says crime doesn’t pay. I’ve stuffed my last chimney. Gimme’ all your Bitcoin and you can have these crappy reindeer.

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    Exasperated999  4 months ago

    Well, do ya feel lucky, punk, well, do ya??

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 4 months ago

    The comments may be funny, but the cartoon seems to be quite tasteless and non-funny in today’s gun culture.

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    PraiseofFolly  4 months ago

    “Deadeye Nick”?

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    jdculhane46  4 months ago

    When you’ve been so bad that a lump of coal is no longer the answer

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    P51Strega  4 months ago

    ♪ Santa Clause is gunning through town ♫

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    Egrayjames  4 months ago

    Santa just hasn’t been the same since he quit taking his ProZac!

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    Emjeff  4 months ago

    uggh. That is an ugly painting

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    Reader  4 months ago

    “I know you’ve been jingling Mrs. Klaus’ bells!”

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    lagoulou  4 months ago

    This is not funny..

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    dexterwhite  4 months ago

    Yes, you are right. This is the most powerful handgun in the world and it would blow your head clean off. Do you feel lucky, punk?

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    Call me Ishmael  4 months ago

    “Santa Claus – he’ll sleigh you!”

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    kwardecke Premium Member 4 months ago

    Will Crawford was a political cartoonist

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    2Goldfish  4 months ago

    Christmas in July… er, August?

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    aerotica69  4 months ago

    “Father Christmas” had finally heard that Kinks song one too many times.


    This ain’t no 34th Street, fella.


    Yo, Hollywood – more christmas movies like Die Hard, fewer christmas movies like Elf. Capish?

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’ll shoot any elf who fools around with the Mrs. while I am on my deliveries!

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    Elizabeth C Premium Member 4 months ago

    From the Library of Congress:Title: “Hands up!” / Will Crawford. Creator(s): Crawford, Will, 1869-1944, artist Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, Puck Building, 1912 December 11. Caption: As Santa Claus looks to some of us. Illus. in: Puck, v. 72, no. 1867 (1912 December 11), cover.

    From WikipediaPuck was the first successful humor magazine in the United States of colorful cartoons, caricatures and political satire of the issues of the day. It was founded in 1871 as a German-language publication by Joseph Keppler, an Austrian-born cartoonist.1 Puck’s first English-language edition was published in 1877, covering issues like New York City’s Tammany Hall, presidential politics, and social issues of the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

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    LakeOrion  4 months ago

    This painting was on the cover of an early satirical magazine called “Puck” on December 11, 1912.

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    rugeirn  4 months ago

    On the original Puck cover, there’s a subtitle: “As Santa Claus looks to some of us.” That suggests Will Crawford’s intent was to satirize the, shall we say, obligatory nature of some Christmas gift-giving.

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    prrdh  4 months ago

    Santa’s resolution of the supply chain problem arising from the elves’ strike ended up driving Toys “R” Us into bankruptcy.

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    Call me Ishmael  4 months ago

    “Twas the night before Christmas” when (to my chagrin)/

    I discovered that Santa has a mean, evil twin/

    While the rest of the world by his brother is charmed/

    This nasty old b@$t@rd goes heavily armed//

    He follows his brother into every abode/

    Taking back any gift that his brother bestowed//

    And if you should wonder why he is legend’s unsaid/

    It’s because those who met him are probably dead..

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    Holden Awn  4 months ago

    That revolver is, by its appearance, not loaded.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  4 months ago

    Santa says it’s bedtime, kids. Don’t make Santa angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

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    Khatkhattu Premium Member 4 months ago

    Just like the Corleone family, the Claus family had three brothers. The third makes his appearance at 1:54 in this clip.

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    Tyge Premium Member 4 months ago

    Santa makin’ his rounds in Da Hood.

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    Another Take  4 months ago

    Ralphie as an adult. He traded his Red Ryder 500 shot with a compass in the stock for a lousy 6 shooter. And as you can see, he did indeed shoot an eye out – his left one.

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    suñña  4 months ago

    Still winning the War on Christmas.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 4 months ago

    Then one foggy Christmas eve the sheriff came to say,

    Santa with your gun so bright, won’t you kill my wife tonight?

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    stamps  4 months ago

    So this is how St. Nick gets all those presents. And to think I believed in elves toiling away at the North Pole all these years.

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    Helen Ferrieux  4 months ago

    “Have you been a good boy this year?”

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    mabrndt Premium Member 4 months ago

    Hands up!

    Paste (including the quote marks) 

    "Category:Santa Claus in art" 

    (syntax supported by the Google, Bing, and Yahoo search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and chose the first Category: found, and once there find the first 49408 text string, and click its link for info and links that point to more info about this photomechanical print.


    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (Ctrl- or right-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2975 (August 10, 2022) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment, and using the dropdown menu (even larger if you trim what’s after .png from the URL). I have added a comment there (awaiting Mr. Melcher’s approval) pointing to some info about this artist. First work by him used here.

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    lawguy05  4 months ago

    Old West Santa. People wanting to censor humor? GEEZ!!

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    Mostly Water Premium Member 4 months ago

    Santa standing his ground.

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    GoComicsGo!  4 months ago

    “This year I want presents… So gimme.”

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    wincoach Premium Member 4 months ago

    Only people in the know knew Santa’s sleigh secretly relied on a gas-powered engine and with the price of gas it is Santa had to find ways to purchase said gas.

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    d1234dick Premium Member 4 months ago

    Santa needed a way to protect his bag of toys in the high crime areas since the DA’s weren’t doing their job.

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    bhopal39  4 months ago

    Go ahead…make my Holiday!

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    fritzoid Premium Member 4 months ago

    “I’ll put your eye out, kid!”

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    Dragoncat  4 months ago

    When stuffing coal in the stocking just doesn’t seem to get through to them anymore…

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    santa72404  4 months ago

    This was how Santa discourages those extra clingy lap wetters in the year 1912.

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    Call me Ishmael  4 months ago

    Department store Santa “goes postal”.

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