(January 1961)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
five times yearly, January, June, September, October and December
On-sale Date
1960-11-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Archie's Christmas Stocking (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The lucky Archie gets a simultaneous mistletoe kiss from his two best girls.
Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

Those Christmas Blues! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, that's it, Archie! She's all ready for trimming!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty (in flashback)
Synopsis
When Archie goes over to Veronica's instead of staying home to trim the tree, his parents think the family Christmases have come to an end, and reminisce about past holiday seasons with Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

In the flashbacks, Fred and Mary are drawn closer to the way they look in the regular Archie comics rather than the versions that appeared in "Little Archie."

Scratch One Disk! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You got a record for Ronnie, for Christmas?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie buys a record of Veronica's favorite group but Jughead overhears Veronica telling Betty that she wants nightshade for Christmas so Archie returns the record and goes looking for a perfume called nightshade.
Reprints

[Merry Christmas Everyone] (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Not Even a Moose (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, no! Now I've seen everything!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
When Archie plays Santa for a school charity drive, Moose thinks he's really Santa Claus, and Archie takes advantage of this to let Midge sit on his lap. Reggie tries to convince Moose that if he pulls Santa's beard, he'll find it's just Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Moose's Xmas Daffynitions (Table of Contents: 6)

Moose [Archie feature] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason

Out on a Limb! (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Perfect! Just the right seasonal touch for in front of the school!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Archie helps put up Christmas decorations for Mr. Weatherbee at the school but accidentally breaks the metal deer he is supposed to put in the schoolyard.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the printing in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) (Archie) #223.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A page to color. Betty and Veronica on a sled.

Code Three (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Juggie! We want to talk to you!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try to get Jughead to find out what Archie's buying them for Christmas. Jughead agrees and Archie says he's too broke to get them anything. Jughead tries to relay that information to them but he has such a bad head cold that they misinterpret what he's saying.

On Her Toes! (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That was a nice 'belly'!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wants to know why ballet dancers stand on their toes when the ballet could just hire taller girls.
Reprints

Archie's Groan-Up Letters to Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Santa, I ask this without any pride...
Genre
humor
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Adults send their Christmas letters to Santa.

More Pull Than Talent! (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you try out for the part in the Xmas play, Arch?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
The boys all try out for the Christmas play.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty [Archie feature] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Illustration says "Pin-up suggestion by Dan DeCarlo Jr."

Dan would have been 13 at this time so it was probably illustrated by Dan DeCarlo Sr.

Gift Collection (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is one day of school I love! The last day before Christmas!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Archie is in charge of collecting gifts for the Christmas grab bag.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #83.

A N-ice Thought! (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Things look so different in the wintertime!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx takes a walk through the park during winter.
Reprints

Chistmas 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The word Christmas is borrowed from the early, English term, Christ's Mass...
Genre
religious

Beyond Belief (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the place!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Hiram Lodge; Clyde; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica wants Archie to play Santa Claus so he tries to get his Santa suit altered.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica decorating a tree.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Betty [Archie feature] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty gets whistled at by a snowman with some help from Reggie and Jughead.

Dishing it Out! (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happened, Archie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred berates Archie for running away from a fight.

A Hunting We Will Go! (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why did we take Juggie along? He's no hunter!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead takes a cannon on a hunting trip.
Keywords
hunting

A Head Start! (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Merry Christmas! I made this for you, Mr. Lodge!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is not impressed by Archie's handmade gift of a bust of himself.

Generous to a Fault! (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie is generous when buying gifts for himself.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue.

Ill Wind (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Egad! What a blizzard!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
A blizzard traps Archie at the Lodge mansion overnight.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Archie's Christmas Stocking
    Archie
  2. 1. Those Christmas Blues!
    Archie
  3. 2. Scratch One Disk!
    Archie
  4. 3. [Merry Christmas Everyone]
    Veronica
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  6. 5. Not Even a Moose
    Archie
  7. 6. Moose's Xmas Daffynitions
    Moose [Archie feature]
  8. 7. Out on a Limb!
    Archie
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  10. 9. Code Three
    Jughead
  11. 10. On Her Toes!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Archie's Groan-Up Letters to Santa Claus
  13. 12. More Pull Than Talent!
    Archie
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Betty [Archie feature]
  15. 14. Gift Collection
    Archie
  16. 15. A N-ice Thought!
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Chistmas 'Round the World
  18. 17. Beyond Belief
    Archie
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Betty [Archie feature]
  21. 20. Dishing it Out!
    Archie
  22. 21. A Hunting We Will Go!
    Jughead
  23. 22. A Head Start!
    Archie
  24. 23. Generous to a Fault!
    Reggie [Archie]
  25. 24. Ill Wind
    Archie
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