all right, kiddies. now that you've passed all the figgy pudding out of your system, it's time to find out who was naughty, and who was stupid. as there was a large number of entries overall, there was also a large number of good ones, and that made it pretty tough, so here comes a large number of honorable mentions.
first off, the "nearly made me spit out my eggnog" awards:
Kajun Firefly - Why must the good die young? - "festive blow-job" is a really funny phrase.
fuzzyman - Side Effects - "cookie fart" is a really funny phrase
fpd - Reindeer Games pt 11 - by royal proclamation of his majesty habnem the great, the phrase "some kind of flying mule deer" must appear in every comic from now on.
secondly, the "miscellaneous shout-out" awards:
lara7 "**** christmas"
**** "there is no rapping in this comic"
fuzzyman "Santa Claus: The Dark Side," "One Thing After Another"
kaufman "Post-Holiday Press Conference"
kramer_vs_kramer "Summer at the North Pole"
Jabizo "After Christmas Trip"
fpd "Women Are From Venus, Snowmen Are From Pluto"
and finally, the winner and organizer of CC89:
Nambuged - the entire "Pencil, Stencil, Good King Wencil" series. very ambitious and perfectly executed. you nearly lost the contest by getting that freakin' song stuck in my head--and for mildly ignoring a couple of rules--but 'tis certainly not the season to be petty, right? congrats.
- email@example.com - **** a cat, kill yourself - my alter ego has five stars