Thursday Story Strip Day.
Today's story is a special Christmas surprise, one of only a few longer sequences from Mort Walker's Beetle Bailey. In this one, like an earlier one in 1962, Beetle takes Sargeant along on a Christmas leave to his parents. The sequence uses the mom and dad that were long established in the strip along with a younger brother. A couple of years earlier it had already been established that Lois from Hi and Lois was Beetle's brother as well and in her own series with husband Hi it was shown she had yet another brother. So Beetle Baile's ws quite big family, but they hardly met - not even at Christmas.