(January 2000)

Archie, 1997 Series
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Price
1.99 USD; 2.39 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
762816468664 00411
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I told you not to pick Archie as your mall Santa!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas; gift; lap; mall; present; Santa Claus

An Old Fashioned Christmas (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Frank Gagliardo
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead, dressed up as Santa and his reindeer, get a flat tire on the way to the Lodges' Christmas party. They stop to use the phone at an orphaned children's home and decide to celebrate there instead.
Reprints
Keywords
children; Christmas; flat tire; gift; present; reindeer; Santa Claus

Preparation Elevation (Table of Contents: 2)

Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Leroy
Synopsis
Leroy moves his welcome mat up on the roof so Santa knows to stop at his house.
Keywords
Christmas; ladder; roof; welcome mat

All I Want for Xmas Is... Part 1 and 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Jingles; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Jingles the magic Christmas elf comes to Riverdale to visit the gang. He shows the kids his new computer that keeps track of everyone's wishes. But he falls asleep while inputing wishes, and the gang get their wishes swapped.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; computer; elf; gift; present; wish list

The Gambler (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The gang imposes spending limits for their Christmas presents to each other, much to Veronica's dismay.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; credit card; gambling; gift; present

Fresh Idea! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie wants a fresh cut Christmas tree. They venture out into the country to a Christmas tree farm.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

Yule Wail (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie crashes into Mr. Weatherbee while both of them are carrying Christmas presents and ends up taking one of Mr. Weatherbee's gifts with him. He goes over to his house to return it and wrecks more havoc while trying to help Mr. Weatherbee who has a cold.
Reprints
Keywords
accident; caroling; Christmas gift; cold; illness; present

On the Ball (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Svenson
Synopsis
Reggie gets mad at Archie for telling on him when he was throwing snowballs on school grounds. He makes a giant snowball meant for Archie but it lands on Mr. Weatherbee instead.
Reprints
Keywords
roof; snowball

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #66, no credits listed in this digest.

Hanging Hang-Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Hilda solves the problem Sabrina has with reaching the top of the Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
broom; Christmas tree

Photo Fun (Table of Contents: 9)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Hilda Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina and Hilda look at a photo album from past winters.
Reprints
Keywords
snow; witch

Dis-missile (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Grundy; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Riverdale High has a toy repair project. 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.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; letters; present; toy; wish list

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #73, no credits listed in this digest.

Christmas Cheer Up! (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Caryn Antoniuk
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie's dad is having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. Archie takes him Christmas shopping at the mall.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; lights; shopping; tree

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 12)

Editor's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Letter Perfect (Table of Contents: 13)

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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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has finished a letter, but needs to know one thing to send it.
Reprints
Keywords
letter to Santa; mail box; north pole

Picture Frame (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; 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.
Reprints
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.

A No Santa Clause (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Hy Eisman
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Chuck Clayton; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Archie gets stuck being Santa for the annual Christmas party when none of the other guys volunteer.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas party; kiss; lap; Santa Claus

Doggone (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty and Archie play frisbee in the snow. Hot Dog steals their frisbee.
Reprints
Keywords
frisbee; hot chocolate; snow

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #249, no credits listed in this digest.

Dance Fever (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Both Betty and Veronica want to go with Archie to the winter formal. They stay out all day snowmobiling with him, hoping to impress him. The girls both end up getting sick.
Reprints
Keywords
cold; dance; ill; snow; snowmobile

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #257, no credits listed in this digest.

Santa Paws (Table of Contents: 18)

Hot Dog / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Hot Dog
Synopsis
word scramble
Keywords
Christmas

Slide Ride (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead wants to find an easy slope to ski down.
Reprints
Keywords
ski; slide; slope

Present Tense (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica and Archie work temporary jobs to earn money to buy Christmas presents for each other.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; doughnut; gift; ice cream; job; present; weight gain

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

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
XMAS-1D
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Sabrina Spellman
Synopsis
Pin up of Betty and Veronica holding up a snow globe with Archie inside. Sabrina is in the form of a stuffed toy bear on the shelf.
Keywords
Santa; snow globe; toy

Mr. Cool (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jeff Shultz
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is smug having bought Veronica and Betty's Christmas presents months ago. But they already have them and he has to buy new presents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; present; shopping
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I told you not to pick Archie as your mall Santa!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. An Old Fashioned Christmas
    Archie
  3. 2. Preparation Elevation
    Leroy
  4. 3. All I Want for Xmas Is... Part 1 and 2
    Archie and the Gang
  5. 4. The Gambler
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Fresh Idea!
    Archie
  7. 6. Yule Wail
    Archie
  8. 7. On the Ball
    Archie
  9. 8. Hanging Hang-Up
    Sabrina
  10. 9. Photo Fun
    Sabrina
  11. 10. Dis-missile
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. Christmas Cheer Up!
    Archie
  13. 12. Editor's Notebook
    Editor's Notebook
  14. 13. Letter Perfect
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Picture Frame
    Archie
  16. 15. A No Santa Clause
    Archie
  17. 16. Doggone
    Betty
  18. 17. Dance Fever
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. Santa Paws
    Hot Dog
  20. 19. Slide Ride
    Jughead
  21. 20. Present Tense
    Veronica
  22. 21. ["XMAS-1D"]
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Mr. Cool
    Archie
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