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Look Here, Read: “The 1981 Night Before Christmas, or A Final Visit from St. Nicholas”

From Mad #228 (January 1982), here’s “The 1981 Night Before Christmas, or A Final Visit from St. Nicholas,” with doggerel by Frank Jacobs and drawings by Harry North; this post includes scans of all of the original art, which is currently available for purchase, as a complete set, on ebay, from a first-rate seller (not me):

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Don’t worry, kids! Nineteen eighty-one may have been a tough year for old Santa, but he powered through his difficulties and depression, and even now, thirty years into the future, he is still on the job.