The 3rd Day of Christmas Comics: Calamity James 1999 On the third day of Christmas, my Beano gave to me... 🎶 James picking presents 🤣 Beano Team Last Updated: March 9th 2021 Merry Christmas from Calamity James! Poor James and his best pal Alex have been having bad luck since debuting in 1986. The strip has been drawn by a number of Beano artists, but wasn't shown in full colour until 1993. Check out the calamity of the full chaotic page! Want more classic comics? Check out the Beano archive!