Usually when we post a bonus comic we use it as an opportunity to push the next scheduled comic back by a week, to help ease the pressure on our permanently under-filled queue of finished strips. This time, however, we’ve decided to stick to our original schedule, despite last week’s “Wikileaks” bonus comic, giving you three strips in as many weeks! No wonder I feel exhausted.

Of course the incessant repetition of the same Christmas songs over and over and over again, across every shop and radio station, is probably also doing its bit to add to that exhaustion. But it’s also the reason for sticking to our original schedule. Yes, it’s that time of year again when we feel compelled to rack our brains for a suitably festive comic strip. Last year it was “Frosty Reception” – a strip whose only connection to the season of goodwill was the inclusion of some snow and a snowman – and a show of the typical lack of goodwill that military powers around the world tend to show. What happened to the days of calling a truce for a nice game of football?

This year we’ve gone for something more obviously referential (though perhaps not reverential) to Christmas. We hope the Christians reading this won’t take any offence, as none is intended. And for the non-Christians reading this, we’ll be back with more secular humour in the New Year. In the meantime we hope you all enjoy whatever seasonal festival you wish to celebrate, and remember that the Greys will be back, on schedule, on the 6th January and each fortnight thereafter throughout the year.

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↓ Transcript
G1: The flux capacitor is working perfectly sir and, as ordered, we have travelled back in time to witness the birth of Jesus

G2: It's very dark out there… I can't see a thing. Turn on the external spotlight!

G1: Are you sure sir? The Humans might notice us

[Scene shows a typical nativity scene, but with the Greys' spaceship beaming a spotlight down]

G2: Don't worry, they're still quite primitive at this point in time. They'll probably just mistake us for a star.