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Golden Age Christmas – The Christmas Chimes

Welcome to the latest edition of Golden Age Christmas, where we will feature a different Golden Age Christmas comic book story every day from now until Christmas Eve!

Today we look at a charming (if a little over-the-top with the religious imagery) tale from Dell’s 1943 Santa Claus Funnies #2 called the “Christmas Chimes.”

Like every other story in this issue, I don’t know who wrote or drew it.

It is about a town that has a fancy church with really fancy bells at the top of the church that have only rung once, on a Christmas long ago. As the story goes, only the best gift will cause the angels to ring the bells.

A local clockmaker in town is trying to make a clock that will satisfy the angels…

Without a clock, the clockmaker only has an apple to give to the Christ child. So when the time for offerings come, he hangs back, hoping that someone else’s offering works. We see a number of impressive offerings but nothing is working…

Cute story, although like I noted, the imagery of the Christ child floating down there and taking the apple was a bit over-the-top.

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