(January 1980)

Harvey, 1980 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications Inc.
Brand
Harvey World
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0716585642101
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Richie Rich Holiday Digest Magazine / cover / 1 page (report information)

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And I'd like a new sled... new bells for my reindeer...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa has switched roles with Richie, by sitting on Richie's lap and giving his list of items he wants for Christmas. Considering how wealthy Richie is, no wonder Santa wants something from Richie!

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table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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Richie Rich; Professor Keenbean; Gloria Glad; Casper; Jackie Jokers; Dollar

Indexer Notes

Teasers and illustrations for five of the issue's featured stories: "A Christmas Treeless Christmas", "The Wish-a-Toy Machine", "What Richie Gave to Me", "The Merriest Christmas" and "The New Year's Chase".

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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I made it! I finally drove two!
Genre
humor; children; sports
Characters
Richie Rich; Reggie Van Dough
Keywords
golf; golf course

A Christmas Treeless Christmas (Table of Contents: 3)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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adventure; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; Dollar; Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Cadbury; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; Gloria Glad; Dr. N-R-Gee
Synopsis
The evil Dr. N-R-Gee threatens to cause havoc during Christmas, whether it be blackouts or setting Christmas trees on fire.
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Keywords
blackout; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "Dr. N-R-Gee Strikes!"

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Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has presents for everyone!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Jackie Jokers; Gloria Glad; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; Dollar
Synopsis
Dressed as Santa Claus, Jackie passes out gifts for Richie and his friends, and asks them if they were good kids. But when Jackie asks the same question to Dollar, he responds by licking Jackie on the face, causing confusion as to whether Dollar responded with a yes or a no.

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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Well, we're finally here! We'd better check in!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; Reggie Van Dough
Synopsis
Richie and his friends take a long walk to a camp, but Reggie wants to check in later because he is tired, so he decides to lay down and rest - without realizing that he is laying on a bed of poison ivy!
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Keywords
camp; hiking; poison ivy

A Christmas Treeless Christmas - Part 2: Dr. N-R-Gee Strikes! (Table of Contents: 6)

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adventure; children; crime
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Richie Rich; Cadbury; Bascomb; Dr. N-R-Gee; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich
Synopsis
Dr. N-R-Gee orders the Riches to pay ransom in order for the villain to cancel his plans to cause havoc during Christmas. Things get even more strange when he is told to climb a light beam to deliver the ransom - which Richie doesn't believe, but is proven wrong.
Keywords
Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

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Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Dots all around her -- Bed, pictures, everything!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dot Polka; Mr. Polka; Mrs. Polka
Synopsis
Mr. Polka is frustrated over Dot's preoccupation over dots, and wishes Dot would find something better to do with her life than think about dots. Suddenly, Dot decides to go to the library so she could read a book about American history - to escape from her parents debating over dots.

Indexer Notes

Despite the feature mentioning "Uncles and Aunts", none of Dot's uncles nor aunts appear in this story.

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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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humor; children; sports
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Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Peewee Friendly
Synopsis
After Freckles scores a touchdown during a game of football, it suddenly starts to rain and Freckles realizes their game is over. However, Richie's gigantic umbrella saves the day.
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

There is no dialogue in the first panel.

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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I now own some of the finest specimens of kangaroos in the world, Cousin Reggie!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Reggie Van Dough
Synopsis
After observing some of Richie's kangaroos and Richie telling Reggie they are tame, but warning him that if he goes near one it could kick back. Reggie decides to put it to the test by dressing as a joey, but assuming Reggie is a joey, an adult kangaroo comes after Reggie and cuddles him like a baby.
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ksngaroo

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Chef Pierre / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
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Chef Pierre; Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Richie Rich
Synopsis
Chef Pierre does the finishing touches of a roast beef he is cooking, by using a device to put just one drop of his famous zuppo sauce, but when Mrs. Rich comes in, Pierre is distracted and ends up ruining the meal by putting in too much zuppo sauce.
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Volunteer Santa (Table of Contents: 11)

Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Jackie Jokers; Bascomb; Professor Keenbean
Synopsis
Jackie volunteers to play the role of Santa at a children's home. Richie provides him with Professor Keenbean's mechanical reindeer and a sled.
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Little Dot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Dot, I'm so glad you could come babysit for Donny!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dot Polka; Donny
Synopsis
Dot babysits for a little boy, but while Dot is pasting dots to her scrapbook in a room away from the little boy, he constantly changes the channel on his television set, and Dot orders the boy to cease such behavior.
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Keywords
babysitting

The Wish-a-Toy Machine (Table of Contents: 13)

Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
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Jackie Jokers; Ben Booker; Richie Rich; Professor Keenbean
Synopsis
After a failed attempt to get a comedy gig, Keenbean shows off his latest invention to Richie and Jackie - a machine that physically transports toys upon a person's command. After the machine malfunctions, Jackie gets his wish fulfilled - a comedy gig.
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Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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humor; children
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Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; Jackie Jokers; Richie Rich
Synopsis
Pee Wee is sad after he learns from Jackie about no snow in the forecast, so to raise Pee Wee's spirits, Jackie arranges for Richie to produce snow on the lawn of the Friendly residence, by using a snow-producing machine nearby.

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Little Lotta / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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It's been a nice party, but it's awfully late, Lotta!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dot Polka; Lotta Plump
Synopsis
As Dot and Lotta walk home from a party late at night, realizing that neighbors are asleep, Dot does some talking, but Lotta's "SH-H!" sound is loud enough, it wakes up the neighbors!

Richie Rich and Sheriff Peewee (Table of Contents: 16)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Peewee Friendly
Synopsis
Pee Wee daydreams of what it is like to be a sheriff in a wild west ghost town.

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Little Lotta / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
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Lotta Plump; bullies
Synopsis
Bullies swipe Lotta's robe off a clothes line and use it to make a teepee so they could have a pow-wow.

Bold for Gold, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 18)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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adventure; children
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Richie Rich; Reggie Van Dough
Synopsis
Richie and Reggie fly out to a Rich-owned island and meet with some friendly natives. Reggie spots a golden statue that bears his likeness, and he decides to pilfer it.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "Richie Rich and the Spirit of Mischief".

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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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What's the matter, dear?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Richie Rich
Synopsis
Richie doesn't seem to be interested in a gold vase his father purchased, but one gold thing does interest Richie - a gold star his tutor gave him on his English composition.
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Bold for Gold - Part 2: Richie Rich and the Spirit of Mischief (Table of Contents: 20)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Reggie Van Dough
Synopsis
Richie and Reggie encounter bad luck and bad weather when they try to depart from the island with the gold statue Reggie stole.
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Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

Richie Rich and the Present (Table of Contents: 21)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children
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Aunt Moola; Regina Rich; Richie Rich; Cadbury; Reggie Van Dough; miner
Synopsis
Richie is so embarrassed after Aunt Moola observes a gold statuette of Richie and desperately tries to get rid of it. But despite best efforts, he fails every time.
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Keywords
statue; statuette

Not as Good as Gold (Table of Contents: 22)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Reggie Van Dough; Professor Jingles
Synopsis
Reggie tampers with Professor Jingles' invention, a time machine, which transports Richie and Reggie back in time to the frontier days, and encounter gold prospectors who threaten to beat up Reggie after he decides to take some gold nuggets, but luckily they end up transporting back to the 1970s safe from harm's way.

Cell-Shocked (Table of Contents: 23)

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humor; children; crime; western-frontier
Characters
Richie Rich; Cadbury
Synopsis
Richie and Cadbury explore Mr. Rich's ghost town which is in disrepair. When they hear gunshots, they end up seeking refuge - in a jail. To make matters worse, two crooks use the jail to hold Richie and Cadbury hostage. The two manage to find a way to escape and bring the crooks to justice.
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What Richie Gave to Me! (Table of Contents: 24)

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humor; children
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Gloria Glad; Richie Rich
Synopsis
Gloria sings "The 12 Days of Christmas" to two of her female friends about all the luxurious gifts Richie gave her, using "Richie" instead of "my true love" in the lyrics.
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Well-Balanced Butler (Table of Contents: 25)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Cadbury
Synopsis
Cadbury tells Richie about his experiences as a trapeze artist at a circus.
Keywords
circus

Indexer Notes

This story is not to be confused with a later story "The Well-Balanced Butler" - which involves rescuing a kite.

A Christmas Caper (Table of Contents: 26)

Jackie Jokers Theatre Special / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children; satire-parody
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Jackie Jokers [as Eversneezer Scrooge]; Ricky Moony [as Teeny Tim]
Synopsis
Parody of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Boy, I'm dirty and hungry after trying to use a cave playhouse!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; waitress
Synopsis
After an afternoon of looking for gold, Richie is hungry and goes to a restaurant in town. While he does have barely enough to pay for the meal, he doesn't have enough to leave a tip, so he leaves one of his finds - a gold nugget.
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Jackie Jokers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Mm-mmm, preparing holiday dinner?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jackie Jokers; Chef Pierre
Synopsis
Jackie uses ventriloquism skills to make Chef Pierre's pie talk to Jackie, and he responds by eating a piece of the pie.

The Merriest Christmas, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 29)

Richie Rich and Casper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural
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Richie Rich; Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Casper; Wendy; Wendy's Aunties
Synopsis
As the Riches enjoy Christmas, Casper makes a surprise visit holding an Aladdin-style lamp in his hand. Richie makes a wish, but will good things happen to him?

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. Continues into "The Meany Genie".

The Merriest Christmas - Part 2: The Meany Genie (Table of Contents: 30)

Richie Rich and Casper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural
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Richie Rich; Casper; Wendy; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich
Synopsis
The Genie inside the magic lamp causes havoc in the Rich mansion during Christmas, and even transport Richie's family inside the lamp to be held hostage.
Keywords
magic lamp

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3. Continues into "and a Happy New Year".

The Merriest Christmas - Part 3: and a Happy New Year (Table of Contents: 31)

Richie Rich and Casper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural
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Richie Rich; Casper; Wendy; Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Cadbury
Synopsis
Wendy uses magic to undo the damage the genie caused during Christmas, and free Richie's family from captivity.

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a three-part story.

Mayda Munny and Nasty Ann (Table of Contents: 32)

Mayda Munny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children
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Mayda Munny; Mrs. Munny
Synopsis
Mayda reluctantly visits her mean cousin Ann, and her mischief gets out of hand, Mayda is ultimately scared away.
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Let Us Play (Table of Contents: 33)

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I love visiting different playgrounds, Richie!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Gloria Glad
Synopsis
Gloria tries out playground equipment on Richie's private playground, but she ends up getting frustrated after some of the equipment automatically does things she doesn't expect.
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Keywords
playground

Indexer Notes

This story is not to be confused with another story of the same title, which involves a different series of events.

Richie Rich and the Laughing Visitors, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 34)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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adventure; children; crime
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Richie Rich; crooks; aliens
Synopsis
As two crooks rob the Rich estate, aliens from another planet make landfall and use a ray gun to make the crooks surrender the stolen items to the aliens. They even bring a knight's golden armor to them, without realizing that Richie is inside.
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Keywords
flying saucer

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "It's Only Gold".

The Laughing Visitors - Part 2: It's Only Gold (Table of Contents: 35)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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adventure; children
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Richie Rich; aliens; Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
As the flying saucer goes father away from Earth, Richie reveals he is inside the golden suit of armor, and orders the aliens to return the gold, but Richie surrenders to the aliens who then show him video footage of their home planet, which is nothing but gold.
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Keywords
flying saucer

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

Dollar's Xmas (Table of Contents: 36)

Richie's Dog Dollar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
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Dollar; Santa Claus; Richie Rich; Chef Pierre; Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Cadbury
Synopsis
After watching a prime time TV show on Christmas Eve, Dollar hopes he receives a big serving of dog food for Christmas. So Dollar decides to hang up four Christmas stockings in hopes of maximizing his reward. But he ends up receiving a key, much to Dollar's dismay - until Richie informs Dollar it is a key to a chest which reveals a big pot of Chef Pierre's best food. Later on, the same TV announcer asks the viewers if they got what they wanted - Dollar said yes, and he was feeling quite full.
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Keywords
Christmas stocking; key

The New Year's Chase (Table of Contents: 37)

Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Richie Rich; Jackie Jokers; Dollar; Bascomb
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After missing New Year's celebration due to a broken clock, Richie and Jackie travel across many different time zones in hopes of celebrating the new year elsewhere in the world before it is dawn in the last remaining time zone. They end up celebrating on a remote island with its natives celebrating in return.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["And I'd like a new sled... new bells for my reindeer..."]
    Richie Rich Holiday Digest Magazine
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["I made it! I finally drove two!"]
    Richie Rich
  4. 3. A Christmas Treeless Christmas
    Richie Rich
  5. 4. ["Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has presents for everyone!"]
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers
  6. 5. ["Well, we're finally here! We'd better check in!"]
    Richie Rich
  7. 6. A Christmas Treeless Christmas - Part 2: Dr. N-R-Gee Strikes!
    Richie Rich
  8. 7. ["Dots all around her -- Bed, pictures, everything!"]
    Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Richie Rich
  10. 9. ["I now own some of the finest specimens of kangaroos in the world, Cousin Reggie!"]
    Richie Rich
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Chef Pierre
  12. 11. Volunteer Santa
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers
  13. 12. ["Dot, I'm so glad you could come babysit for Donny!"]
    Little Dot
  14. 13. The Wish-a-Toy Machine
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers
  16. 15. ["It's been a nice party, but it's awfully late, Lotta!"]
    Little Lotta
  17. 16. Richie Rich and Sheriff Peewee
    Richie Rich
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Little Lotta
  19. 18. Bold for Gold, Part 1
    Richie Rich
  20. 19. ["What's the matter, dear?"]
    Richie Rich
  21. 20. Bold for Gold - Part 2: Richie Rich and the Spirit of Mischief
    Richie Rich
  22. 21. Richie Rich and the Present
    Richie Rich
  23. 22. Not as Good as Gold
    Richie Rich
  24. 23. Cell-Shocked
    Richie Rich
  25. 24. What Richie Gave to Me!
    Richie Rich
  26. 25. Well-Balanced Butler
    Richie Rich
  27. 26. A Christmas Caper
    Jackie Jokers Theatre Special
  28. 27. ["Boy, I'm dirty and hungry after trying to use a cave playhouse!"]
    Richie Rich
  29. 28. ["Mm-mmm, preparing holiday dinner?"]
    Jackie Jokers
  30. 29. The Merriest Christmas, Part 1
    Richie Rich and Casper
  31. 30. The Merriest Christmas - Part 2: The Meany Genie
    Richie Rich and Casper
  32. 31. The Merriest Christmas - Part 3: and a Happy New Year
    Richie Rich and Casper
  33. 32. Mayda Munny and Nasty Ann
    Mayda Munny
  34. 33. Let Us Play
    Richie Rich
  35. 34. Richie Rich and the Laughing Visitors, Part 1
    Richie Rich
  36. 35. The Laughing Visitors - Part 2: It's Only Gold
    Richie Rich
  37. 36. Dollar's Xmas
    Richie's Dog Dollar
  38. 37. The New Year's Chase
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers
  39. 38. ["Mr. Jones, have you any Richie Rich comics?"]
    Richie Rich
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
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