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Christmas Decorations

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 22, 1996.

We continue our holiday-themed series with a Sunday page from 1996 in which Lois recites her recipe for a perfect family Christmas and Trixie adds the icing on the cake in the final panel.

If you look carefully at the wreath above the mantelpiece in the fourth panel you will see the faces of Joan and Dik Browne. Chance Browne often pays tribute to his parents in these seasonal strips.
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A Christmas Present

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 25, 1966.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 25, 1966.

By 1966, when this Christmas Sunday page appeared, Trixie had become the star of the strip. Readers enjoyed watching her discover the world around her and sharing her innocent perceptions.

Most parents can identify with this situation. Young children often find joy in the simplest of activities, like opening a present or playing in a box. For Trixie, what comes in the box is an unexpected surprise.
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Boxing Day

In many countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and Jamaica, the day after Christmas is recognized as Boxing Day. The tradition is traced back to the 1830s in England when servants and trades people received a Christmas box from their employers, which often included gratuities for services rendered.
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