Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ornament Review: Cookie Cutter Christmas #3 - Christmas Caroling - 2014 Hallmark Ornament



Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Great scene framed by an appropriate shape
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
Singing in a bell
Mouse gives us this next cute scene
Outstanding series




Christmas Caroling Inside a Bell

While I collect many of Hallmark’s ornament series, there are a few that are easily my favorites.  One of those is Cookie Cutter Christmas.  This series is just so incredibly cute.  And the 2014 entry is another perfect example of why.

This series features a mouse doing something Christmassy from inside a cookie cutter.  This year’s shape is a bell.  And the mouse?  He’s going door to door singing Christmas carols.  He’s currently standing in front of a door with his music in front of him singing his heart out.

This scene would be cute enough, but what makes it sweeter is that the landscape is made out of treats.  The house where he is caroling is a gingerbread house.  The bush out front is a cupcake.  The doormat is a bar of chocolate and the light pole behind him looks like the straight part of a candy cane.  The snow he’s standing on is really frosting, and a little bit of it is leaking out of the bottom of the bell.

All this combines to give us a very cute scene.  It would be great as it is, but I think it is even better because it is in the bell cookie cutter shape.  Or maybe I’m just in awe because I couldn’t imagine coming up with something so detailed and great looking that fits inside a certain shape and still looks great.  Plus, for this year, we’ve got our mouse singing while inside a musical instrument.  How perfect is that?

Because the ornament is shaped like a bell, this isn’t an ornament you can stand to display.  You’ll definitely be using the hook on the top of the ornament, and when you do, you’ll find that it hangs straight.

This is the third official piece in the series (there have already been two companion pieces).  As a result, you’ll find a 3 in a Christmas three on the back side of the cutter along with the handle.  This is supposed to be a cookie cutter, remember?

The small details and the creativity make this a winning series, and 2014's Cookie Cutter Christmas continues the trend.  You’ll definitely be glad you got this great ornament.

Be sure to check out the other cute ornaments in the Cookie Cutter Christmas series.

Original Price: $12.95

2 comments:

  1. Your review was right on the money. This series is just darling and hits all the right notes. All those little details in such a tiny space...as the French would say...incroyable!

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    1. I just don't see how she packs it all into these ornaments, but they are amazing.

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