For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for December 25, 2021

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    howtheduck  over 1 year ago

    They appear to be singing something in the final panel. I would guess it is “Happy Birthday to You”, but maybe they had to pull the lyrics because they did not want to pay the rights to use the song.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    But it is someone’s birthday, Elizabeth! Christmas —which I wish a merry one— is about the birth of Christ.

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    howtheduck  over 1 year ago

    I don’t believe my family ever had a Christmas cake tradition, aside from fruit cake. Is a Christmas cake a common thing?

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    angelolady Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This is nice!

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    Ryan B Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Very well done, Lynn!

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    ncrist  over 1 year ago

    Christmas music. Away in a Manger.

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    Coopersdad  over 1 year ago

    It appeared to me that in the 3rd panel it finally hit them what Christmas is about.

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    Olddog04  over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas

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    BlitzMcD  over 1 year ago

    Touche, kid!! Happy Birthday Jesus indeed.

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    Salinasong  over 1 year ago

    I would like to say “Merry Christmas” with a song based on a poem I wrote when my daughter was a newborn that I put to music years later. When I did finally put it to music, it was too short, just one verse, so I decided to write a second verse. The title “A Baby Rules the World,” made me think of the Baby Jesus so I decided to write the second verse with that in mind, lyrics that would apply to the Mother of Jesus and any mother anywhere on Earth, and added the subtitle “Mary’s Lullaby.” I’ll make a funny face or twoTo induce a smile or cooA Baby’s smile rules the worldA Baby rules the worldBut if instead I find a frownIt turns my world upside-downA Baby’s tears rules the worldA Baby rules the worldOf all the world’s works of artAnd all that genius can impartThe beauty just describes in partThe day You entered in my heartA Baby’s love rules the worldA Baby rules my world

    I will watch You as You growThen someday the world will knowA Baby’s life rules the worldA Baby rules the worldAnd love will spread throughout the EarthA love that started with Your BirthA Baby’s heart rules the worldA Baby rules the worldAnd my life will live on through YouBecause I know You love me tooAnd after Your last breath is drawnThe love You’ve given will live onA Baby’s love rules the worldA Baby rules my world

    Here is the YouTube link so you can hear it:

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    Richard Howland-Bolton Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t there be 2,022 (or, research suggests, 2,026) candles?

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    Chris  over 1 year ago

    it certainly is, Merry Christmas. :D

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    JaneCl  over 1 year ago

    I believe that it has just recently gone into public domain.

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    phnx1965  over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas from Arizona!

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    to quote “It seems plausible that the Magi were “overjoyed” at again seeing before them, as they traveled southward, “his star,” Jupiter, which at its stationary point was standing still over Bethlehem.We do know for certain that Jupiter performed a retrograde loop in 2 B.C. and that it was stationaryon December 25, interestingly enough, during Hanukkah, the season for giving presents.”

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    Astroman007  over 1 year ago

    I guess the ONE candle is to grow on…

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Jesus is the reason for the season. Happy Birthday Jesus!

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas to all to to all a peaceful New Year my friends.

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’ve always thought this strip was as profound as it was funny. Merry Christmas.

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    C  over 1 year ago

    Not a birthday? You must have been thinking of Saturnalia

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    lynchmother53  over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Jesus!!

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    kab2rb  over 1 year ago

    April is more right then Elizabeth. Merry Christmas.

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    Yardley701  over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Christ!

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    raybarb44  over 1 year ago

    Good thinking. Happy Birthday Jesus…..

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    FGWaiss  over 1 year ago

    Well done, Lynn

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    johnschutt  over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas!1 Timothy 1:15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

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    mitchel.farr  over 1 year ago

    Thank you for remembering our Lord, Jesus Christ’s birthday. God Bless…

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    asrialfeeple  over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas!!

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    Free or Not? Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas and thank you for giving Glory to GOD!!!

    Luke 2:

    8 Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.9The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.d10The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.11

    e For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.12And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”13And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:14“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
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    daddo52  over 1 year ago

    Want to bet mom? The most important birthday of all time.

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    CJ Flintstone  over 1 year ago

    I thought “tando” was toddlerese for “candle”.

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    hagarthehorrible  over 1 year ago

    The three eves in third panel thinking on same lines is cute.

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    phoenixnyc  over 1 year ago

    How lovely that they celebrated Isaac Newton’s birthday.

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