Four Color #172 (Nov. 1947):
“Christmas with Mother Goose”
by Walt Kelly

Four Color #172

Title: “Christmas with Mother Goose”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1947

Publisher: Dell
Written by: Walt Kelly
Art by: Walt Kelly

17 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Santa Claus Santa Claus hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Christian
  DC Marvel 1,199
The Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny lead character
CBR Scale: D Christian anthropomorphic animal
rabbit ABC DreamWorks 35
Mother Goose Mother Goose supporting character
  [imagined author of fairy tales, nursery rhymes] Dell 49
Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty lead character
CBR Scale: I sentient inanimate
[egg from nursery rhyme; sat on a wall, had a great fall...] Macmillan 40
Jack Jack supporting character
  [w/Jill went up hill in famed nursery rhyme] John Newbery 23
Jill Jill supporting character
  [w/Jack went up hill in famed nursery rhyme] John Newbery 23
Little Tommy Tucker Little Tommy Tucker non-feature lead character
  [from nursery rhyme; sings for his supper] Mary Cooper 9
the pieman the pieman supporting character
  [in nursery rhyme, met Simple Simon, going to the fair] Celebrity Productions 5
Simple Simon Simple Simon (Simon) lead character
  [from nursery rhyme; met a pieman, going to fair] MGM 20
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (Mary) lead character
  [gardener] Mary Cooper 21
Old Mother Hubbard Old Mother Hubbard (Mrs. Hubbard) lead character
  [dog owner; very poor; her cupboard was bare] J. Harris 17
Three Blind Mice Three Blind Mice supporting character group
CBR Scale: D anthropomorphic animals
mouse Thomas Adams 48
The Crooked Man The Crooked Man (Barnaby Crookedman) supporting character
  [1st app: Nursery Rhymes of England (1842)] T. Richards 8
Five Little Piggies Five Little Piggies supporting character
CBR Scale: D N.A.
pig S. Crowder 2
Little Jack Horner Little Jack Horner lead character
  [ate a Christmas pie] MGM 28
the dog the dog supporting character
CBR Scale: D N.A.
dog J. Harris 2
Goosey Goosey Gander Goosey Goosey Gander non-feature lead character
CBR Scale: D anthropomorphic animal
goose R. Christopher 4

This publication is also known as: Christmas With Mother Goose #172.

1. Remembering
2. Mother Goose Helps Santa
3. My Little Pony
4. Old Granny Hipple Hopple (what if Christmas came at Easter?)
5. Goosey Gander's Gift
6. A Crooked Party
7. Tommy Tucker's Song
8. A Bear For Bed
9. The Three Blind Mice and A Christmas Deed
10. Rub-A-Dub-Dub
11. My Favorite Tree
12. Little Jack Horner's Christmas Pie
13. What's The Day?
14. Contrary Mary And The Angel
15. Christmas Eve
16. The Merry Pigs