2008 Hallmark View-Master Ornament
Oh, I loved a View-Master. It was like having your own little private magic viewing box. I remember they got fancy and made "talking" ones and projector ones, I also remember those broke easy the standard View-Master was bulletproof.
The ornament does work and comes with 3 discs or "reels" of View-Master's 1958 "The Night Before Christmas."
Hallmark Acrylic Nativity
I love a Nativity and this is one of my favorites. Sometimes you luck out, I don't think I'd like this as much if it wasn't for the emerald green cardboard store display it came with.
2018 Hallmark, Slurpee of the Season
Well, it is the simple things in life and I do enjoy a Slurpee. I may not have one as often as I did in my Slurpee drinking prime, but it's Christmas, it's nostalgia. My favorite flavor...Coke mixed with Wild Cherry. Plus, the straw has a built-in spoon, how cool.
Hallmark 1992 Salvation Army Band
As you're walking into your local grocery store and you hear that familiar bell ringing, it's another surefire sign that Christmas is on its way. It's the season of giving and putting some change into the red kettle and saying "Merry Christmas" to the bell ringer in the Santa hat, just makes you feel good.
I was wondering if they made a Salvation Army Christmas ornament and I was very happy when I found this one. It plugs into your Christmas tree lights, so no round batteries, which always makes me happy.
My Favorite (Favourite) British Crackers
Proper British Crackers, I love these. I didn't even know about crackers until around 1995 when I spent Christmas Eve with an English friend of mine. I've been a huge fan ever since and make sure to order mine early every year.
I found these on Etsy. They are from an antique store in England. I can't find the date but I assume they are from the 1960s. I love the Father Christmas artwork on the cover. Some of them are starting to fade with age and how I get through a Christmas without popping one open I'll never know.
(as Princess Winnifred in "Once Upon A Mattress:)
Broadway Legends 2017
I remember as a child lying under my sister's bed (it was a tall bed) watching The Carol Burnett Show every Saturday night. I don't know the play this is from but it's a fun ornament. Not being an autograph person, I did google Carol's autograph...this is not even close, they put no effort into their forgery.
A Proper Glass KISS Bauble, Gartlan 1998
I remember getting this on Christmas morning from one of my nieces. I remember having to tone down my excitement, so as not to hurt others when I opened theirs and I didn't act as enthused. Now, I'm not a Peter Criss fan but I usually have him facing out because the green on his eyes just looks more Christmassy.
Santa's Pipe, Hallmark 1985
You just don't see many pipes out there in the world today (for obvious reasons), not even sure they'd make this ornament today. This conjures up images of Thomas Nast Santas or Clement Moore's: A Visit from St. Nicholas
"The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;"
This particular one has yellowed nicely with age. I've seen a couple of them that were nice and white but I'm happy with the vintage look of this one. As for Santa's particular choice of tobacco, I'm going with a nice Cherry or Peppermint.
My favorite ornament and it's not mine. My sister's mercury glass ornament that was used on an episode of Bewitched. She got it in 2017 from an online auction. Am I 100% positive it's "real"? No. I just let the Christmas Spirit allow me to believe it is.
I do love Bewitched and this ornament is definitely in my top ten, a Hallmark from 2001. It's a great sculp for such a small ornament. It captures Elizabeth Montgomery's fun spirit that made the show such success. I'm still amazed Uncle Arthur was only on ten episodes, it just seemed like he was on more.
The Rockettes are just so Christmasy. Not being a big fan of cities in general, I've never ventured to see them live. Luckily I've gotten to see them on many a Christmas TV special.
I will say that this is one of the most fragile ornaments I have (one foot is glued on and all the bodies reconnected). I've bought a couple of these and each time they arrived broken (cheap plastic shhh).
I do love Lucy. She's always been there for me. Always on the television at some point in the afternoon when I got home from school. She was this animated, fantastically funny, live-action cartoon character.
This Hallmark ornament is from 1999. The feather makes her a delicate one so she gets packed away with extra care.
This was an Etsy find from a few years ago. It's handmade so there are some imperfections but that adds to the charm. When I got it, Hallmark hadn't come out with any Elf ornaments, so I was really excited to get it.
This is one of those ornaments I'm amazed exists. Groucho glasses were big when I was a kid. I was a huge fan and still am. I actually have another ornament of a ghost wearing Groucho glasses.
A Sugar Bear ornament that came in a box of Sugar Crisp cereal.
I love the 1970's and 80's Hallmark ornaments before they specialized in pop culture.
This is a brand new one. I just got it after Christmas.