Classics Disney’s Christmas comic strips
In all those years in the United States, I loved to leaf through the daily papers especially during the four weeks before Christmas, and enjoyed the Christmas Disney special edition that ended on 24 December. The strips were a mix of the various Disney characters, Dumbo with Merlin, the fairies of the Sleeping Beauty with the seven dwarfs, and many more. Moreover, on Christmas day the strips were full of Christmas greetings (often interrupting the story) or at least – still today – dealt with Christmas themes that culminated on the 25th. Also the comic books in the month of December recounted adventures – with suitable covers – of Christmas themes or about Santa Claus. In the UK, this habit is the same, while it is rarer for the French productions, with the excuse of less periodic publication deadlines. In Italy however, mostly due to the scheduled releases, there have always been very few with the Christmas theme. There were some exceptions though; only Max Bunker paid attention to them. And yet it wouldn’t have been difficult at all to plan it, especially now that the long adventures in serials are becoming increasingly rare.