A Beano Christmas on the Isle of Man

Monday, 29 October 2018  |  Gareth

When work started on Beano back in 1937, the team had no idea they were creating a British pop culture icon. Now in its 80th year, Beano is officially recognised as the world's longest-running weekly comic, and has been delighting children – of all ages - for generations!

Beano has also had a wider cultural impact, whether reassuring children in the face of the enemy and their worst fears during the Second World War, or introducing its most famous son, Dennis, as a rebellious icon. Above everything else, Beano is recognised as a great British institution of fun.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year in Beanotown, so Dennis and Gnasher are grumpier than Scrooge when Mum reveals that they're heading to the Isle of Man for a festive visit to a mysterious uncle with a shocking secret...

He's a postman – one of Gnasher's most fearsome foes!

Just when Dennis thinks things can't get any worse, a basking Megalodon munches the family's mobile phones. Humbug! He's now 'marooned' on an island, with no way of communicating with his mischievous mates; Christmas 2018 is cancelled.

That's when Uncle Paul reveals a secret way to message mates to his nephew. He explains how writing a letter or a postcard, sticking a stamp on it, then posting it is like sending an epic text message, only it's delivered by your own postie - 'butler'.

Even cooler, Paul arranges for the stamps to be amazing, funny scenes of Dennis running riot having fun on the Island.

Not only do his friends write back, but they promise to meet together on what's quickly become the Christmas Isle of Mischief, to share the festive fun.

So be inspired by Dennis trying something different to bring a smile to friends and family. This year, let's make sure everyone's dreaming of a 'Write Christmas'!

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