It's Christmastime and the Uncanny X-Men are enjoying a bit of much needed R&R at Rockefeller Center! (Yes, yes, I know it's actually August 28, not Christmas. Bear with me. I'm goin' someplace with this. Sheesh.) Wow, and it looks like everybody who's anybody is there in the snow of Manhattan today! There's Nightcrawler (using his image inducer to cosplay either Errol Flynn or Tony Stark), Colossus, Storm, Phoenix, Cyclops, Wolverine, Moira MacTaggart, and Banshee. Apparently they left Chuck in the car. Oh, don't whine...he's perfectly happy there...he's got his Game Boy.
But look close, Waldo-style, and you might spot more than our uncanny 'uns hanging around 30 Rock. Could that be...Matt Murdock?:
And check it out: Colonel Nick Fury's there, accompanied by the lovely Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine! Better make sure you buy her a fancy and expensive gift for the holiday, Nick...that Dustbuster ain't gonna be appreciated! (And look, it's Chris Claremont. Is it just me or is he giving Storm the googly-eyes? Face front, CC...or at least put your eyes on your lovely companion, Marvel colorist Bonnie Wilford!)
And take a look who's skating on the Rock Center Ice Rink!:
Also, somewhere in that crowd? Liz Lemon.
Turn the page and the cameos keep comin' so hard they're seeping through from another universe! There's Galaxy Broadcasting anchorman Clark Kent arm in arm with belle du super Lois Lane, while Julius "Be Original" Schwartz looks over their shoulders to make certain their Christmas kisses stay "G" rated.
But the best Christmas gift of 'em all...is a cameo from The Dynamic Duo! No, not those two...these two!
All panels are from [Uncanny] X-Men #98 (April 1976), scripted by Chris Claremont, pencilled by Dave Cockrum, inked by Sam Grainger, colored by Janice Cohen, lettered by Sam Rosen
Don't got the comic? Have somebody read it aloud to you!: