(December 1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Book
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 61." Code number is S.C.F. 61-4412. Copyright 1944 by Oskar Lebeck.


Santa Claus Funnies (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

O Christmas Tree (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Poem about Christmas trees. Words do not match the lyrics of the traditional Christmas carol "O Christmas Tree [O Tannenbaum]."

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Text and illustrations.

How Santa Got His Red Suit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus; Jack Frost; Bundle-Crunch; Pinkywink; Timbertop the Giant
Synopsis:
Years ago, Santa did not always wear a red suit. One Christmas eve, Jack Frost steals his sleigh and toys and leaves Santa stranded. He finds refuge at a tiny house full of elves. The elves make toys for the children of the forest and Santa tries to make clothes for the elves from his own garments. The elves convince a passing giant to let them cut out an outfit for Santa from the giant's red coat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Clement Clark Moore
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Away in a Manger (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
[Traditional]
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joseph; Mary; the Christ child
Synopsis:
Illustrated sheet music for the Christmas hymn "Away in a Manger."

Indexer Notes

Text, music, and illustrations.

Miracle in the Wildwood (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sir Boris; Sir Karl; Brother Francis
Synopsis:
Two quarrelsome knights divide the village of Benn in half. As time goes by the village falls away from the Christian religion and becomes a cruel, violent place. One Christmas a strange boy appears, who stops all the aggression in the children and leads them to the Chapel in the Wildwood. Their parents come looking for them and find the children singing hymns together. The villagers vow to change their ways and return to the church.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script paid on March 1, 1944. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Little Fir Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Synopsis:
A little fir tree is taken from the forest to become a Christmas tree.

Indexer Notes

Text story with 13 illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Silent Night (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Mohr (original lyrics)
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mary; Joseph, the Christ Child
Synopsis:
Illustrated sheet music for the Christmas hymn "Silent Night."

Indexer Notes

Text, music, and illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Wonderful Journey of Little Chris Kyro (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
George Kerr ?; L. Bing ?
Inks:
George Kerr ?; L. Bing ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus; Chris Kyro; Joki (reindeer); Vixen (reindeer)
Synopsis:
A little boy in Lappland, Chris Kyo, lends his reindeer to Santa when Vixen is injured and goes with Santa on his trip around the world.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script paid March 8, 1944. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Why Do the Bells of Christmas Ring? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lydia Avery Coonley Ward
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary; the Christ Child
Synopsis:
Illustrated Christmas hymn "Why Do the Bells of Christmas Ring?"

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Text and illustrations.

Jingle Bells (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Lord Pierpont (original song]
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The first verse of the song "Jingle Bells."

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Text and illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. O Christmas Tree
  3. 2. How Santa Got His Red Suit
  4. 3. The Night Before Christmas
  5. 4. Away in a Manger
  6. 5. Miracle in the Wildwood
  7. 6. The Little Fir Tree
  8. 7. Silent Night
  9. 8. The Wonderful Journey of Little Chris Kyro
  10. 9. Why Do the Bells of Christmas Ring?
  11. 10. Jingle Bells
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