@Razzzcat, that is a truly lovely piece of art by @Hyperia90. I love the style and the coloring. Also, nice touch with the roots on the Christmas tree as, obviously, Ivy’s tree would still be alive.
I also really liked New Year’s Evil. “Slaybell’s Ring” was a highlight. The Toyman’s killer robots were obviously based after the Total Justice action figure line from the '90’s. I had quite a few of those action figures and, likely, got most of them for Christmas. Despite the “90’s attitude” take, or maybe because of it, they were my favorite DC figures from the 90’s. I was also blown away by the art of Ramon Villalobos. At first, I thought it was Frank Quitely, who is my favorite.
I’m also celebrating Sinestro Christmas from now on. We got to see Ivy trying her best to help people, but, hey, most New Years resolutions just aren’t meant to be, Pam. Black Adam takes down a legend in the most hilarious story of the book.
I most identified with the Chronos story, though. I do a lot of unproductive (some may say “unhealthy”) ruminating on the past. Sometimes you’d like to think, “Oh, if only this went differently then maybe…” But, I do believe that is often not the case. Most things go down the way they were meant to go down. All you can do is love yourself as best you can for how you actually did turn out because of it.
Finally, Harley gives us another look at how big her heart is by trying to make sure Montoya has a happy holiday season. I haven’t been able to see many Harley/Montoya interactions, so I was glad I was able to read this. Their… friendship…? is pretty complicated, but definitely endearing.
This was all my way of saying, Happy Holidays, Crew! May you all be safe and happy…