(February 1977)

Archie, 1973 Series
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164
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
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Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Santa Claus; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Li'l Jinx; Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Pop Tate

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Winter Wonderland (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie tries to celebrate the beauty and innocence of winter, but everyone and everything is conspiring to make him hate the snow.
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Indexer Notes

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Engage the Enemy (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
Vince DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Veronica goes on the war path when she mistakenly assumes Archie is giving Betty an engagement ring for Christmas.
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Indexer Notes

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our experiment is ready for the snow!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Professor Flutesnoot; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie messes up a science experiment.

Snow Job (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie says he's going bird-watching in a blizzard. Jughead and Reggie can't overcome their curiosity and trudge through the snow to Archie's favorite bird-watching spot, in Veronica's back yard.
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Keywords
bird-watching; blizzard; Christmas tree; curiosity; snow

A Christmas Tale (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In the spirit of giving, the boys decide to cut down a huge Christmas tree to be filled with presents for the needy. Veronica promises a whole month of exclusive dates to the boy who cuts down the largest tree. Archie and Jughead are working together so Archie can be the winner, while Betty and Reggie work together to stop them and to get the biggest tree so Reggie can be the winner.
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Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

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Bowled Over! (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Creak
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Hap has to forego his bowling night to help Jinx build snowmen.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you see these beautiful Christmas-Tree ornaments Jughead sold pop?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Pop bought some Christmas ornaments from Jughead.

Looky, Looky, Looky... Here Comes Cookie! (Table of Contents: 9)

Miss Beazly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
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Letters
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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.
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Keywords
Christmas

Birdman of Riverdale (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
While Moose is occupied nursing a bird back to health, Reggie tries to move in on Midge.
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Christmas Ahead! (Table of Contents: 11)

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Indexer Notes

Find-the-Word puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! I thought you said you cut this tree down!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie tells Betty about Veronica's Christmas tree.
Keywords
Christmas tree

Santa's Cause! (Table of Contents: 13)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie asks Mr. Weatherbee to play Santa at the orphans' home.
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; orphanage

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

Gift Tift (Table of Contents: 14)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Santa Claus; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica is in a rush to finish her last minute shopping.
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Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

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A Drop In (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx visualizes Santa coming.
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Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus; superstition

Cold Comfort (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Archie and his friends build an igloo.
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Keywords
igloo

Indexer Notes

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Split Second (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
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Letters
Vincent DeCarlo ?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang goes ice skating on the local pond. Betty tries to impress Archie by jumping over some barrels.
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Keywords
ice skating

Indexer Notes

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gruel? Miss Beazly, where did you learn to cook...
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee doesn't like Miss Beazly's cooking.

Finders Are Not Keepers (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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typeset

Genre
teen

Package Deal (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Vigoda
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie goes shopping with Veronica and has to carry all of her Christmas packages.
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Keywords
Christmas; doll carriage; presents

Indexer Notes

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Light Humor (Table of Contents: 21)

Moose / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Moose can't decide on a Christmas present for Archie.
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Keywords
Christmas; presents

Indexer Notes

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Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Jinx is wondering what her Christmas gift will be.
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Holiday (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge receives an ugly sculpture from his aunt and hopes that Archie will accidentally break it.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Jughead Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you name the slang expression by unscrambling the drawings below?

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys are chopping some of that ice off the roof!
Characters
Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie has an accident while on the roof.

Ski Scamps (Table of Contents: 26)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Yes, Ronnie! There's no ski thrill quite like zooming down the powder snow at St. Moritz!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie tries to compete with Reggie on the ski slopes.
Reprints
Keywords
ski lift; skiing

Christmas Present? (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
The boys don't want to sing the same old Christmas carols with the girls, so they go off on their own, but the people of Riverdale don't respond well to their modern lyrics.
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas carols

Indexer Notes

Credits from the the index of the original printing.

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Svenson!! Last Friday I told you to take a dozen boys and shovel off the school walks!
Genre
teen
Characters
Svenson; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Svenson gets help with the school walks.

De-Lighted (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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Al Hartley
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AlHartey

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.
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Keywords
Christmas

Exchange Student (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Archie buys Veronica a bottle of perfume for Christmas, but accidentally gets it spilled all over him before he can give it to her. When Veronica smells him, she thinks he's been with some other girl.
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Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Snow Man (Table of Contents: 31)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gregory; Hap Halliday; Gigi
Synopsis
Hap offers the kids a dollar for who makes the best snowman.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughead! What're you doing way down there off the trail!
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead wants to know if he can pray in ski-school.
Keywords
skiing

It's Nice To Be Nice (Table of Contents: 33)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie endures a load of verbal abuse from both Veronica and Reggie in order to save enough money for a special purpose.
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Indexer Notes

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The Helpful Helpers (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
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Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Mr. Crump
Synopsis
While Fred tries unsuccessfully to get a raise, Little Archie gets a paper route to help out with his dad's money problems. But when Little Archie gets sick, Fred has to deliver the papers.
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Keywords
paper route

Indexer Notes

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Holiday Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 35)

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Can you spot the two identical stockings?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Svenson! Why haven't you cleared the front walk!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Svenson; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Svenson has a cold.

Winter Carnival (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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George Frese ?
Pencils
George Frese
Inks
George Frese ?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleets
Synopsis
Despite Mr. Weatherbee's worrying, the gang wins the Winter Carnival games trophy for Riverdale, through chaos.
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Indexer Notes

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Operation Finger (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
When Greg injures his finger, Jinx gives him a practical gift for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
back scratcher; Christmas; finger; football; injury

Boots (Table of Contents: 39)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee makes Jughead remove his boots because of the loud noise they make on the floor. Then he comes to understand just how much more annoying Jughead can be when you can't hear him coming.
Reprints
Keywords
boots; sneakers

Indexer Notes

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Just Be Claus (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jingles
Synopsis
Betty explains to Jingles that Santa Claus is known by many names around the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; elf; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 41)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's Christmas card shows her posing in a Santa outfit amid doll replicas of her friends.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Winter Wonderland
    Archie
  4. 3. Engage the Enemy
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["Our experiment is ready for the snow!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Snow Job
    Jughead
  7. 6. A Christmas Tale
    Archie
  8. 7. Bowled Over!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. ["Did you see these beautiful Christmas-Tree ornaments Jughead sold pop?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  10. 9. Looky, Looky, Looky... Here Comes Cookie!
    Miss Beazly
  11. 10. Birdman of Riverdale
    Betty
  12. 11. Christmas Ahead!
  13. 12. ["Archie! I thought you said you cut this tree down!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  14. 13. Santa's Cause!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  15. 14. Gift Tift
    Reggie
  16. 15. A Drop In
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Cold Comfort
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Split Second
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. ["Gruel? Miss Beazly, where did you learn to cook..."]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  20. 19. Finders Are Not Keepers
    Archie
  21. 20. Package Deal
    Archie
  22. 21. Light Humor
    Moose
  23. 22. Wishful Thinking
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. Holiday
    Archie
  25. 24. ["Can you name the slang expression by unscrambling the drawings below?"]
    Jughead Fun Page
  26. 25. ["The boys are chopping some of that ice off the roof!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  27. 26. Ski Scamps
    Reggie
  28. 27. Christmas Present?
    Archie
  29. 28. ["Svenson!! Last Friday I told you to take a dozen boys and shovel off the school walks!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  30. 29. De-Lighted
    Mr. Lodge
  31. 30. Exchange Student
    Archie
  32. 31. Snow Man
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. ["Jughead! What're you doing way down there off the trail!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  34. 33. It's Nice To Be Nice
    Veronica
  35. 34. The Helpful Helpers
    Little Archie
  36. 35. Holiday Puzzle Page
  37. 36. ["Svenson! Why haven't you cleared the front walk!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  38. 37. Winter Carnival
    Archie
  39. 38. Operation Finger
    Li'l Jinx
  40. 39. Boots
    Jughead
  41. 40. Just Be Claus
    Archie
  42. 41. Veronica's Christmas Card
    Veronica
  43. 42. [Laugh Comics Digest No. 9]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. [Jughead with Archie Digest #19]
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