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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/pomh/?comic=145

Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A shopping centre (mall) with a supermarket and a shopping centre Santa Claus.}
song lyrics:
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go...
All the supermarket’s shelves
are stocked with caps and elves
Fake trees and Santas,
stars and glitter snow!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in ev’ry store
This festive selling will start to pall,
cos we’re in for the long haul
It’s still Oc-to-ber!

{A small boy dressed as Harry Potter asks Santa a question.}
boy: Are you Dumbledore?

The author writes:

I guess it will actually be November by the time this strip runs, but I actually saw some Christmas items in supermarkets in early September, although they went into hiding again for a few weeks leading up to Halloween.

While googling and searching YouTube for this song, I kept getting completion suggestions, all of which included the wordoid "alot", even though I had typed "a lot". It started annoying me just like the Google Docs spell-checker that keeps marking "all right" as a spelling error and suggesting "alright" as a replacement.

My favourite version of this song is the Lovecraftian version (Note: the video is a fan video, not the original creators.) I could sing this version, but I'd be hard-pressed to produce the lyrics to the original.

Drawn in Krita and in Inkscape.