Charles Addams' Christmas Cartoons
Charles "Chas" Addams (January 7, 1912 - September 29, 1988) was a cartoonist renowned for his macabre humour, and the creation of a group of recurring characters that would become known collectively as The Addams Family.
The cartoons of Charles Addams regularly appeared in the iconic magazine, The New Yorker. He also collaborated with television producer, David Levy, on the 1964 television series, The Addams Family, by providing character names and personality profiles. In the cartoons, prior to the television series, the members of The Addams Family had no formal names.
Described as a "sociable and debonair" man, he was also delightfully eccentric. Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes were buried in the pet cemetery at his New York estate, called "The Swamp", which he had shared with third wife, "Tee".