gocomics' archives are missing the strips from December 27-29, 1954. Anyone have access to these strips? Perhaps it's just as well as, other than the Sunday strip, these aren't particularly inspiring, IMO.
The doggy tradition of eating anything offered to them has its pitfalls.
But the wool fibers are the best part!
Another of the surprisingly long-running series of strips involving Snoopy trying to watch television.
This is a good one. The exchange in the lead panel, "Charlie Brown" in a sing-song voice delivered by Lucy followed by a weary "Good grief" from the other, was probably duplicated in at least one football strip. We've had one strip so far in which Lucy pulled away the football that Charlie Brown was trying to kick (twice), but it was accidental, and it hasn't become a yearly tradition yet. This strip brings us closer to the antagonistic relationship that is at the heart of the football strips.
It's also pretty witty. "Once upon a time they lived happily ever after. The end." That's what we call simplifying the equation right there.