(December 1973)

Archie, 1973 Series
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164
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Bi-monthly
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
An advance on your allowance?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Li'l Jinx

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #5

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Yule Be Sorry! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and the gang are complaining about the cold winter while the Lodge family is in Hawaii.
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Hot and Cold (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
The kids are complaining about winter.
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A Job for Jingles (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
W-who are you?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jingles; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Mr. Lodge; Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Jingles, one of Santa's brownies, shows up to make a report on Archie and the gang.
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Indexer Notes

This story is credited as being from Archie Giant Series Magazine (Archie, 1954 series) #10 but it doesn't appear in that issue. Verified with hard copy of Archie Giant Series Magazine #10.

Quizzles (Table of Contents: 5)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Connect the dots, other words from Christmas and word unscramble.

Which Is Witch (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica tells Archie the Betty traced her ancestry to Salem and might be descended from witches.
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Cool Yule Quiz (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Dilton Doily; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
The Archie gang are dressed as Santas, can you tell who is who?
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Prize Present (Table of Contents: 8)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Cousin Leroy
Synopsis
Leroy thinks a department store Santa is a phony, but a little girl says she got everything she asked for in previous years.
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Black Book Bonanza (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Moose thinks Archie is one of Santa's helpers.
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Frosty the "Know" Man! (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Roz; Gigi; Russ; Greg; Hap Holiday; Jack Frost
Synopsis
The kids are waiting for snow so Li'l Jinx's father pretends to call Jack Frost.

The Christmas Story (Table of Contents: 11)

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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A brief history of Christmas.
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Logical Location (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Where to hang the mistletoe in Pop Tates.
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Ski Frail (Table of Contents: 13)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Harry Lucey ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Jughead and Archie need to write an essay on a popular sport of another country.
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Holiday How-To-Do-Its (Table of Contents: 14)

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Synopsis
Instructions to make a horseshoe set for indoors, a way to check picture alignment and how to have plants water themselves.

Boxed In (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is going to give Veronica the gift of himself.
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Shell Game (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Charlie
Synopsis
Archie tries a new kind of sled.
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Leroy's Stocking (Table of Contents: 17)

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Cousin Leroy
Synopsis
Crossword puzzle.
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Mr. Weatherbee's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Marty Epp
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Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Bad things are happening to Mr. Weatherbee when someone says, "Merry Christmas."
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The Yule Rush (Table of Contents: 19)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Riverdale has been invited to a high school bowl game on New Year's Day, but it's snowing too hard to practice on the field.
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Escape (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge plans to spend Christmas far away where Archie can't hurt him.
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Dream Boy (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Jones; Fred Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead dreamed that Santa gave him and his friends a wishing day and that anything they wished for on that day would come true.
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Xmas Sundae (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Jughead orders a Christmas special sundae.
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Puzzles (Table of Contents: 23)

Li'l Jinx / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Color the dotted shapes and find the hidden animals in the sentences.

A Torrid Yule (Table of Contents: 24)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge took some of the Christmas carol group to Florida for a few days.
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The Willing Spirit (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie gives Reggie Veronica for Christmas.
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Snow Flaky! (Table of Contents: 26)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Greg; Gigi; Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Roz; Russ
Synopsis
The kids have nothing to sled down so Li'l Jinx's father suggests they compete for a snow sculpture contest.

Puzzlers (Table of Contents: 27)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Fill in the odd-numbered squares to get a name; add a letter to bear and rearrange the letters to get another animal's name; two-way crossword puzzles.

Toy Triumph (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie buys an electronic thinking robot for his little cousin.
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Letters to Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 29)

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Santa Claus
Synopsis
Guess who wrote each letter.
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Idiot's Delight (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is so helpless at Christmas shopping, wrapping and tree decorating that she needs Archie to help her.
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To Ski Or Not To Ski (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
The gang is at a ski lodge, but the boys will leave if it doesn't snow.
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The Red, Red Ribbon (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie trudges through a snowstorm to bring Veronica what she needs.
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You'll Get A Bang Out Of This!! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Greg compare Christmas gifts.

Dressed To Kill (Table of Contents: 34)

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typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a fight about a dress and Veronica says she and Archie won't come to Betty's Christmas party.
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Sign and Resign (Table of Contents: 35)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead is running a sign painting business.
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Merry Mail (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is reading Christmas cards he's received.
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R Is For Rooked (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Gaston; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie sends Jughead to find out what Veronica got him as a gift so he'll know what to get her.
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Ringing Reminder (Table of Contents: 38)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Midge asks Moose how many Xmas symbols he can think of.
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Monster Monopoly (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are watching monster movies and Fred wants them to go outside.
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Return To Sender! (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday [Bill]; Chuck; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx writes a letter to Santa and asks her dad to mail it.
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Picture Frame (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a fight and break up and Archie thinks he's going to save money on Christmas gifts by sending them each a picture of himself.
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Keywords
Christmas; gift; photo; picture frame; present

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #273, no credits listed in this digest.

Dis-Missile (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Riverdale High has a toy repair project and Betty and Veronica are handling the letters to Santa so they know who gets what toy, but they find some joke letters from Archie, Jughead and Reggie.
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Christmas Fun (Table of Contents: 43)

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Synopsis
How to make a milk carton guitar, a modernistic wastebasket and a suet bird feeder.

Brainy Exercise (Table of Contents: 44)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dan DeCarlo ?
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Genre
teen
Characters
Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Midge got a device for taking off excess fat.
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Well Suited (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has Archie ask Mr. Lodge to play Santa.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["An advance on your allowance?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Yule Be Sorry!
    Archie
  4. 3. Hot and Cold
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. A Job for Jingles
    Archie
  6. 5. Quizzles
  7. 6. Which Is Witch
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Cool Yule Quiz
  9. 8. Prize Present
    Betty
  10. 9. Black Book Bonanza
    Archie
  11. 10. Frosty the "Know" Man!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. The Christmas Story
  13. 12. Logical Location
    Archie
  14. 13. Ski Frail
    Jughead
  15. 14. Holiday How-To-Do-Its
  16. 15. Boxed In
    Archie
  17. 16. Shell Game
    Archie
  18. 17. Leroy's Stocking
  19. 18. Mr. Weatherbee's Dilemma
    Archie
  20. 19. The Yule Rush
    Coach Kleats
  21. 20. Escape
    Archie
  22. 21. Dream Boy
    Jughead
  23. 22. Xmas Sundae
    Jughead
  24. 23. Puzzles
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. A Torrid Yule
    Veronica
  26. 25. The Willing Spirit
    Archie
  27. 26. Snow Flaky!
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. Puzzlers
  29. 28. Toy Triumph
    Archie
  30. 29. Letters to Santa Claus
  31. 30. Idiot's Delight
    Betty and Veronica
  32. 31. To Ski Or Not To Ski
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. The Red, Red Ribbon
    Archie
  34. 33. You'll Get A Bang Out Of This!!
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Dressed To Kill
  36. 35. Sign and Resign
    Jughead
  37. 36. Merry Mail
    Archie
  38. 37. R Is For Rooked
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Ringing Reminder
    Moose
  40. 39. Monster Monopoly
    Archie
  41. 40. Return To Sender!
    Li'l Jinx
  42. 41. Picture Frame
    Archie
  43. 42. Dis-Missile
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Christmas Fun
  45. 44. Brainy Exercise
    Moose
  46. 45. Well Suited
    Archie
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. ["How would you like to receive a free Christmas gift from Archie?"]
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