Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Fun design
Cons: Tips forward slightly, similar theme to older ornament
The Bottom Line:
Snoopy hard at work
Baking delicious cookies
Christmas Cookies Now Ready
I love sweets. As if you couldn't tell that my regularly reading my blog, right? So naturally, this year’s Baker Snoopy doesn’t have to work that hard to appeal to me.
Yep, for the 2017 edition in Hallmark’s Spotlight on Snoopy series, Snoopy is working as a baker. He’s got a tray with four cookies on it. Woodstock is standing on a corner of the tray holding a shaker, and it looks like this is shaking out the red and green decorations that are on the cookies. The one next to Woodstock has the least on it so far, so obviously, he’s still working on that one. Speaking of red and green, Snoopy is wearing a red chef’s hat and bow tie as well as a green apron.
This ornament is similarly themed to Happiness is a Warm Cookie from a few years back, but it is different enough I don’t mind it too much. I like the non-traditional chef’s hat since red will show up so well on the tree. In fact, I like this ornament overall. I just wish that Snoopy’s ears didn’t have a white border on them again this year. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case on many of Hallmark’s Snoopy ornaments over the years.
This is the twentieth entry in the Spotlight on Snoopy series. And yes, the series marker on the underside of the tray reflects that. Honestly, it’s a little hard to believe it’s been that long, but if I think about it, it certainly makes sense. This series holds a special place in my heart since it was the series I was collecting before I was seriously collecting Hallmark ornaments. Most years, this was the only one I would buy, so it is nice to see this series continue and show no signs of slowing down. And to include my name in tribute in the series piece, well that’s just…me being delusional about a coincidence. Still, I am smiling about that title.
The ornament will stand up on it’s own, although it isn’t completely stable. The only base is Snoopy’s feet, and Woodstock and the tray that Snoopy is holding make it a little front heavy. Still, I wouldn’t worry too much about setting this one out.
Because of that, I’m not super surprised to see that the ornament tips forward slightly when hung. Snoopy looks like he’s standing on his toes. Honestly, by the time you get tree branches around him, you’ll never notice.
Longtime fans of this series will be happy with Baker Snoopy. And if you just enjoy Peanuts ornaments in general, this one will catch your eye as well.
Check out the rest of the Spotlight on Snoopy series.
Original Price: $12.95