Happy holidays from Robot 6

We're winding down for a long winter's ... weekend here at Robot 6. With the Christmas holiday upon us, the team will be taking a well-deserved break for a few days as we spend time with our other offline family and friends. We'll be back next week, of course, where in addition to our regular blogging shenanigans, you can expect to see a few special year-end features and other fun stuff as we begin the countdown to our big one-year anniversary.

Before heading off to stuff our faces with eggnog and Christmas cookies, though, you'll find a collection of holiday-themed links after the jump. Think of it as a special Christmas Eve version of Comics A.M.

So on behalf of all of Robot 6, have a great holiday and stay safe. We'll see you next week.

(Artwork above: I Rule the Night artist Kevin Colden shares happy holiday wishes).

Holiday cards | IDW's Chris Ryall has been sharing holiday cards and artwork from various IDW folks on his blog, including this one featuring Bat By from the Weekly World News.

Holiday cards | Carlos D’Anda, JJ Kirby, Michael Lopez, Oliver Nome and Livio Ramondelli provided the artwork for Wildstorm's card this year.

Webcomics | Truth Serum shows us that sometimes the best gifts are homemade.

Prose | Comic writer J.M. DeMatteis shares a Christmas tale titled "The Truth about Santa Claus."

Dream casting | Our old friend Graeme McMillan asks, "Which superhero should replace Santa?" Let's Be Friends Again, meanwhile, shows why we might need a new Santa -- apparently he's been recruited by Galactus to be his new herald.

Holiday cards | Archie and the gang got a flying car for Christmas! I want one.

Holiday cards | J. Bone shows why snowmen should just say no to hot cocoa.

Bad Santas | DC's the Source blog shares a silent tale featuring Batman and a bunch of Bad Santas.

DIY | If you're heading to some sort of gift exchange tonight and you're wondering how to package that Circle K gift card, Karl Kerschl has created a lovely holiday card of today's The Abominable Charles Christopher strip.

Holiday cards | Faith Erin Hicks shares a holiday card she made for the comic shop Strange Adventures.

Holiday cards | Cthulhu and Rick Veitch wish you a very merry Eldritch holiday.

By the chimney with care | Caleb Goellner shows us several comic book-themed stockings.

Regifting | Brian Cronin investigates two comic book legends that involve regifting of a sort.

Video | David Letterman, who, um, had a banner year of his own in 2009, makes a special cameo appearance in A Charlie Brown Christmas this year:

Video | The webcomic Octopus Pie celebrates Christmas with a video of their own:

All I Want For Christmas Is The Octopus Pie Christmas Special from Meredith Gran on Vimeo.

Video | I think this came out a year or two ago, but I couldn't think of a better way to end this post than to link to a video of Stan Lee reciting The Night Before Christmas.

Spider-Man's [SPOILER] Tries to Deal with the Ultimate Betrayal

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