(January 1970)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
eleven times a year
On-sale date
1969
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title is Archie's Christmas Love-In

Keywords
Christmas; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen my children and you shall hear of the true spirit of Christmas!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Midge; Moose Mason; Big Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Archie's gang is seated on the floor holding hands in a circle "hippie" style, while guru Santa Claus instructs them in the meaning of Christmas.
Keywords
Christmas; flower power; hippie; teen

"Perfect for lovers... and music box collectors" (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dig the Decorator (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Betty; Veronica; Dick Hall; Dan Hall; Moose; Midge
Synopsis
The pesky Hall twins fool around as Archie's gang decorates the gym for a Christmas party. When they try to trap Midge under the mistletoe, Moose decks the Halls.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

Keen Scene (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Jughead; Dilton; pretty girls
Synopsis
Dilton rhapsodizes at the natural beauty of the ski area, but Archie only has eyes for girls.
Keywords
ski; skiing

Archie Giant Size Freakout (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Itch Pitch (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Betty; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Betty recommends giving Hot Dog a bath for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; dog

For the Present (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; department store Santa
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx quizzes the Santa.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Understanding Candy (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Reggie; Betty; Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie gives Archie candy laced with pepper, but Archie passes it on to Mr. Weatherbee in the spirit of Christmas. Reggie gulps the entire bagful before Mr. Weatherbee has a chance to taste them.
Reprints
Keywords
candy; Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Betty; Veronica; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Miss Grundy tries new mod hair style and clothing, then is terrified to face her students. They like it, though, and Mr. Weatherbee invites her to dinner.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Designated in title block as a Miss Grundy story

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Love Finds a Way (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Big Ethel; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Shamed by a large Christmas present from Big Ethel, Jughead asks her on a date. In her enthusiasm she gets drenched in snow and starts a cold, so Jughead is spared the date after all.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #17, except for the lettering credits which are listed incorrectly in that digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

If the Spirit Moves You (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Reggie; Moose; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and the rest of the basketball team celebrate both flower power and the spirit of Christmas by handing out flowers and being ultra-polite. Coach Kleats wants to see more aggressiveness, and assumes that Riverdale will lose the next game. Despite his fears, the team plays better than ever and wins.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; Christmas; flower power

Indexer Notes

Designated in title block as a Coach Kleats story

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Flower Children (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie celebrates flower power and the spirit of Christmas by handing out flowers. Miss Grundy objects but Mr. Weatherbee supports the idea, until he discovers that the school is entirely contaminated with allergy-inducing pollen.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; flower power; hippie

Indexer Notes

Designated in title block as a Mr. Weatherbee story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Archie, As you can see my name is Suzanne.
Characters
Archie
Synopsis
Reports from club members; membership application coupon

Indexer Notes

spot illustrations; letters written by Suzanne Engle; Nancy Cassler; Thomas Schweder; Neal Gentry; Mark Friday; James Levester Jr

Think Big (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx debates what to get her dad for a Christmas present.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Looky, Looky, Looky... Here Comes Cookie! (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Al Hartley
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?
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?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Miss Beazley; Mr. Weatherbee; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Miss Beazley slips and falls on the flowers Archie and his gang are distributing. She wants them punished, but Mr. Weatherbee convinces her that it was accidental, and all done in the spirit of love.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Designated in the title block as a Miss Beazley story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

De-Lighted (Table of Contents: 26)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Al Hartley
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Al Hartley

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is decorating his house and yard for a neighborhood contest. Archie's "help" shorts out all the electricity, but the three of them enjoy a cozy evening by the fire.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Identified in the title block as a Mr. Lodge story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Listen my children and you shall hear of the true spirit of Christmas!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. "Perfect for lovers... and music box collectors"
  3. 2. Dig the Decorator
    Archie
  4. 3. Keen Scene
    Archie
  5. 4. Archie Giant Size Freakout
    Archie
  6. 5. Itch Pitch
    Archie
  7. 6. For the Present
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. ["Fantastic no risk offer!!!"]
  9. 8. Understanding Candy
    Archie
  10. 9. ["Sorry, we only hire high school graduates."]
  11. 10. ["10 Way Hair Piece"]
  12. 11. ["Football fans are crazy about this true-to-life football game"]
  13. 12. A Clothes Call
    Archie
  14. 13. ["Amazing $1 Art Offer"]
  15. 14. Love Finds a Way
    Archie
  16. 15. ["Just a few comic book shopping days until Christmas!"]
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Never look short again!"]
  18. 17. ["Coin grab bag free!"]
  19. 18. If the Spirit Moves You
    Archie
  20. 19. ["Here's a whole treasure chest of fun"]
  21. 20. Flower Children
    Archie
  22. 21. ["Get in the groove for a giant fun-in!"]
  23. 22. ["Dear Archie, As you can see my name is Suzanne."]
    Archie Club News
  24. 23. Think Big
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. Looky, Looky, Looky... Here Comes Cookie!
    Archie
  26. 25. ["Girls! Now you can have a fabulous figure the 6 second way!"]
  27. 26. De-Lighted
    Mr. Lodge
  28. 27. ["You'll find one of these catalogs priceless"]
  29. 28. ["100 Little Dolls"]
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