I haven’t forgotten the old strips featuring Ben and Nettie! I am away from my desk and scanner for a couple of days longer than I’d anticipated. I will get back to the prototype of Arlo and Janis, as well as show you some other characters, tomorrow. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll enjoy this old strip from 1989. I was a Christmas junkie myself as a kid, a la Ralphie Parker in the classic movie A Christmas Story. Trimming the family tree was a big deal!