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Not literally a traditional New Year's episode, but published at the end of 1953 and briefly touching upon a New Year's Day theme (college football, for those who partake). As I write this we are actually having a bit of snow where I live -- only an inch or so, but a ripping horizontal wind similar to what's in the strip. No matter, stay out of blizzards and have a good New Year's yourself. And if you happen to come across a stray cougar moaning in the snow, do the right thing.
From December 27, 1953.