Plot: 'Tis the season when the thoughts of Scooby Snacks dance in one's head.
Scooby-Doo's Christmas present to the reader is a brisk Nutcracker themed mystery sure to please those having a sweet tooth for detection. Joe Edkin deftly creates suspicion to raise the level of surprise when the meddling kids remove the mask.
...In the second mystery, the artwork is a lot of fun with sight gags galore and a delectable design for Daphne. The first mystery shows Joe Staton's mastery of faces, but the colors for Daphne's ballet costume are abominable, and Mr. Staton makes her as graceful as a swan wearing galoshes.