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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Collectible!

It's the holidays again! Time for spending time with friends, baking holiday treats, and rolling our eyes at the collectible crap in the latest Hallmark catalog.

Let's see what our friendly neighborhood Hallmark store has to offer this season:

The utter creepiness of Precious Moments. Can someone tell me why these children are getting married?









The sheer weirdness of Willow Tree. Nope, she doesn't have a face. But she does have a pineapple! And wings!

















The delightful yumminess of Yankee candles. (OK, I do like the Yankee candles.)
















Now for some ornaments:


A Barbie dressed in tin foil...














A tiger that appears to have been skewered...









...and this guy. Hey, I'm just as much of a Star Wars fan as anyone else. But do I really want Emperor Palpatine on my Christmas tree? I'm thinking not.

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8 Comments:

  • At Wed Nov 26, 07:11:00 AM, Blogger Sarah P said…

    Deana, you are fabulous. Thank you for calling out Precious Moments. They ARE creepy.
    Brock and I laughed at the tiger one...seriously, Hallmark. Think it through.

     
  • At Wed Nov 26, 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Melissa E. said…

    Talk about creepy - have you seen the new "Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds" edition of Barbie? She's wearing a green boucle suit, carrying a briefcase, and has blackbirds stuck to her chest and hair and circling overhead in the packaging. The creepiest part is that Barbie still has her million-dollar smile on! (Yours for only $34.88 at Wal-Mart.)

     
  • At Thu Nov 27, 08:25:00 AM, Blogger SG said…

    I so get you! :)
    Hallmark verges on creepy 80% of the time! My two year old is terrified of all their singing statues. (The tag clearly states they are NOT TOYS!) Especially hen there is a whole wall of them and some snot nose has to make them all sing at once. Really it scares me too!

     
  • At Thu Nov 27, 10:24:00 AM, Anonymous Linda said…

    Your blog brings lots of joy to my serious days..

     
  • At Sun Nov 30, 12:03:00 AM, Blogger Paige said…

    Yeah, I like Precious Moments and Willow Tree (though the pineapple is a bit odd), but Emperor Palpatine is not getting on my tree. Hey, btw, I made a new blog on here. :-)

     
  • At Sun Nov 30, 03:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    However, Emily Trice Macht...ACU grad has a new line called Dear Heart and sells in some Hallmarks...through Demdaco (same company that distributes Willow Tree)and it is great! Look it up on Demdaco and ask for it at your local Hallmark...
    T from Texas who also loves your blog

     
  • At Tue Dec 02, 06:32:00 PM, Blogger Jennifer C said…

    OK, I've never thought about Precious Moments or Willowtree--well, except to wonder WHY they were so pricey, and WHY people bought them, but you're right, they're creepy!

    I was in my dentist's waiting room (Dr. Jones on JFK in NLR) today flipping through a magazine (OK, checking out the details of Jermain T's house!) and there was your name on the Boulevard Bread/Diane's story. I wanted to tell all the other people in there---hey, I know the girl who wrote this--but then I realized that reading your blog probably doesn't qualify as actually knowing...so I kept that info to myself. Still pretty cool though!

     
  • At Thu Dec 04, 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said…

    so, I read this blog entry the day you posted it and laughed. I have 1 willow tree figurine that was given to me after speaking to a woman's class. And it sits on a shelf by my computer screen. And ya know what? since reading your blog, I haven't looked at it the same. In fact, I'm ready to toss it now!

     

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