Home for the Holidays 2003 – Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page, December 21, 2003.

In the Sunday page episode above, from the 2003 furlough sequence, Sarge explains to Beetle’s father some of Otto’s unique attributes.

The story continues with the two daily strips below, as Sarge takes full advantage of Mrs. Bailey’s home cooking.

On Christmas Eve, Beetle’s Mom tries to get Sarge to have more patience and understanding for her baby boy.The Christmas Day strip features the full-cast, including Beetle’s sister Lois and the rest of the Flagston family.
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Home for the Holidays 2003 – Part 1

Beetle took his first furlough home to visit his family in 1952. The introductory set of daily strips in this series can be seen at: http://beetlebailey.com/2015/08/21/the-first-furlough-part-1/

To complete the story from 1952, click the “next” button in the upper right-hand corner of the web page to see the following two posts.

In April 1954, Beetle went home again and visited his sister Lois and her husband Hi. They became the stars of their own strip six months later.
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Santa and Sarge

Beetle Bailey Sunday page, December 19, 1999.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page, December 19, 1999.

Many comic strips focus on holiday themes throughout the month of December with episodes about shopping, decorating, feasting on food, sending cards and exchanging gifts. At Camp Swampy, life goes on as usual, with the solidiers engaging in the typical activities they do throughout the year. A nod to the holiday usually only appears on Christmas Day.
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