“Only Two Days to Christmas”
Writer & Artist: Sheldon Mayer

It is two days before Christmas and the elves are finished wrapping all the presents. So for the first time Santa and the crew have some free time and decide to have a Christmas party. The party wakes up Baddy Bear who is hibernating in his cave under Santa’s workshop. Baddy wakes up and thinks that an intruder is in his cave. He accidently breaks his honey barrels in the dark and thinks that his footprints are intruders. As he goes around following them the footprints grow in number and he is convinced there are many bandits.

So in a panic he goes to Santa. Santa and Rudolph go to investigate. Meanwhile Grover a talking beaver gets an army formed with the elves and reindeer to fight the bandits. Using Santa’s suspenders they create a giant slingshot that fires bowling balls. Meanwhile Rudolph and Santa stumble around in the dark. Rudolph accidentally bumps his nose causing it to go out. In the dark both Santa and Rudolph fight each other thinking they are bandits. Santa also steps in the honey and leaves footprints and thinks they are from the bandits.

So eventually the whole thing gets into a crazy battle between the various players. Rudolph finally figures it out and creates a cut out of the bandits that he projects with his nose. Thinking the bandits retreated Santa gives out medals to everyone except Rudolph who wasn’t present. With everyone thinking Rudolph is a coward he goes to bed. Eventually the others figure out what happened and melt their medals down to form one big medal to give to Rudolph the real hero.

“Giants Problem”
Writer & Artist: Sheldon Mayer

Grover invents a device that can instantly teleport any object. He wants to use it on Santa’s sleigh. Instead it only transports things into a tree. The tree snaps back and sends the sleigh into the forbidden forest. The forest is home to a giant Eskimo named Big Noodik. Big Noodik thinks that the sleigh is an ice skate and plans to wait for Santa to deliver the other. After some failed attempts to rescue the sleigh, Rudolph gets a message to Santa who brings Noodik two sleighs he can use as skates.

“Take Your Pencil and Find Your Way to Funland!!”

A collection of puzzles and games. A maze where 10 minutes to complete is excellent and 30 means your a complete loser. I see I did do this but history doesn’t record what my time was. A find the twins where you need to pick out the two exact pictures of Santa from a group of seven. Rudolph’s Party Riddles with such gems as “What Stinks and says Oops, Sorry!” Answer: A polite Bee!” Or What has four legs, A trunk and is not an elephant? Answer: Two Tourists. Yep, and these are the best. A step by step instructions on how to draw Grover the talking beaver. Santa’s Safety Target Game. Flip a penny on a target for points. Party Hats from Discarded Christmas Wrappings. How to make hats like elf or cowboy hat from paper plates. Try Making Flippies. Two pictures of Baddy Bear and Grover sawing a log. Flipping the pictures will make a moving image. Finally a connect the dots which we find out how Rudolph and Grover appear to be standing in the air. Answer they’re on an airplane.

So since Christmas is around the corner I decided to do this old gem from my childhood. Yes the story is real corny but it amused me at that young age. Just a fun and goofy comic. So Merry Christmas to you all.

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