Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ornament Review: Winter Fun with Snoopy #2 - Skiing - 1999 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Snoopy having fun skiing
Cons: Tilt to sell Snoopy skiing would have been fun
The Bottom Line:
Snoopy skis down hill
Looks like he is having fun
Miniature done right

Ski Season is Open

I tried skiing once.  My lack of athleticism and balance made it into an interesting experience.  (Fortunately, I didn’t break anything.)  It looks like Snoopy has better luck at the sport, or at least he does in the second Winter Fun withSnoopy ornament from 1999.

Yep, you guessed it.  This ornament finds Snoopy skiing.  He’s standing on the skis with his poles tucked under his arm.  His red and green cap is sticking out behind him, and Woodstock has hitched a ride on his hat so he can experience the thrill of speeding down a mountain.

This series is a miniature series, so it’s much smaller than a normal Hallmark ornament.  We might be missing some detail on the figure, but I’d be hard pressed to tell you for sure what we are missing.  It’s a simple ornament of a simple activity, but it captures that perfectly, and I really do like it as a result.

Snoopy’s skis actually provide a nice flat base, so you could set this out if you wanted to.  Again, it’s a miniature ornament, so it could easily get lost if you do.  You’ll find the 2 in a Christmas tree on the bottom of the skis if you squint.  It’s small, but it’s there.

The loop for hanging the ornament is on the top of Snoopy’s hat.  The ornament hangs straight, which is actually a missed opportunity.  If it tipped forward slightly, it would help sell the illusion that Snoopy was skiing down a hill.  That’s a minor complaint, however.

Am I embarrassed about being out skied by a dog?  In this case, no.  Snoopy as a skier is so much fun, and this ornament captures this idea perfectly.

Collect all the ornaments and enjoy more Winter Fun with Snoopy.

Original Price: $6.95

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