Cover by Bruce Timm. Stories by Paul Dini with Bruce Timm and Ronnie Del Carmen. Art by Bruce Timm, Ronnie Del Carmen, Kevin Altieri & Butch Lukic, Dan Riba and Glen Murakami. December in Gotham City — that’s the theme of THE BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL, a 64-page one-shot special featuring five thrilling, funny or touching yuletide stories by a slew of creators from The Adventures of Batman & Robin, the hit cartoon from Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy award-winning writer/producer Paul Dini writes all five stories. Art for the lead feature “Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas,” featuring Detective Harvey Bullock teaming with Batgirl in a tense battle against Clayface, is by director/producer Bruce Timm, Dini’s collaborator on the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning THE BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE. Also in the Special, artist Ronnie Del Carmen illustrates “The Harley and the Ivy,” a tale of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in which the duo kidnaps millionaire Bruce Wayne so they can go on an unlimited shopping spree. A madcap New Year’s Eve with the Joker is the subject of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”, the story pencilled by director Kevin Altieri, while elsewhere, Batman and Commissioner Gordon take time out to share some New Year’s cheer in “Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot,” with art by director Dan Riba. And the icing of Gotham City is just the beginning of the poignant Mr. Freeze story “White Christmas,” illustrated by artist Glen Murakami. 64 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.