The front cover is by Marco Rota (color by Susan Daigle-Leach).
The back cover is by Don Rosa (color by Egmont) and is the first of a planned series of 12 pin-ups commemmorating Scrooge's 60th Anniversary. The inside back cover is a text piece by Rosa, explaining the planned series and shows the evolution of Scrooge from his first appearance in 1947 to his 1951 appearance, which has become the standard look of Scrooge.
The issue includes some illustrated text pieces.
One, "The Early Scrooge" by David Gerstein, describes Scrooge's early appearances.
A second, "Ode to the Disney Ducks", features a previously-unpublished image of Carl Barks' final oil painting along with several quotations and a poem by Barks.
Synopsis: Donald and the boys face a very dismal Christmas until a special invitation comes for them to spend the holiday at the mountain cabin of their wealthy uncle, Scrooge McDuck. But, unknown to them, Scrooge's invitation comes with strings attached.
Notes: This is a reprinting of the very first appearance of Scrooge from Dell Comics' Four-Color Comics #178. Scrooge was only intended as a one-shot character but quickly became a popular addition to the Duck family line (with a few minor changes to the character's personality). In this first appearance, Scrooge's personality is very much in line with his Dickens' namesake.
Synopsis: After yet another of Magica DeSpell's attempts to steal his Number One dime prompts Scrooge to find a way to stop her once and for all, a stray comment by Donald leads Scrooge into a quest to find the Lost Treasury of Croesus.
Notes: Originally printed in a serialized form in Walt Disney Comics & Stories #601-603, this reprint collects them as a single 24-page story.
Synopsis: After losing a big deal because of his rejecting a birthday gift from Donald and the boys, Scrooge concocts a scheme to prove to the other businessman that Donald and the boys only care about his money. The scheme involves one of Gyro's inventions (this one is a "3-D projector"). Too bad the boys have another of Gyro's inventions.