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COVID Christmas

A day after Thanksgiving and the cartoonist all turn to Christmas. (Actually they were starting to draw Christmas cartoons well before Thanksgiving, but I waited until the day after.)

My cartoon is inspired by the tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas. I love Peanuts and this classic TV special.

A little love won’t help with the pandemic this Christmas, but some common sense, limiting travel and wearing masks will help.

The Charlie Brown Christmas tree is not an uncommon metaphor in editorial cartoons. After I drew my COVID tree I did a search in our vast database and I found this nice one from CagleCartoonist Dave Whamond.

Going back farther, I found this one by CagleCartoonist Milt Priggee, from ten years ago.

That’s the Obama/Biden campaign logo on the ornament. I can’t remember what was going on that would make Milt draw this, two years after Obama’s election, but I like Milt’s tree better than mine. Charlie Brown’s tree always leans to the left; leaning to the right is wrong – maybe Milt didn’t like Obama leaning to the right.

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By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc, which which is a major distributor of editorial cartoons and columns to newspapers and digital publishers. See Daryl's blog at:, see his site at: get permission to reprint his cartoons at: