Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ornament Review: Snowtop Santa - 2017 Hallmark Table Top Decoration

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful larger piece with fun light effect
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
Larger Snowtop piece
Adds a twinkling light effect
Collectors will love

I’m Enjoying This Table Top Santa Snowman

I was going to resist Snowtop Santa.  No really, I was.  You can stop laughing now.  While I love the Snowtop Lodge series, this is a more expensive tabletop release from Hallmark, and I don’t have a lot of places to set out pieces like this.  Then I caved, and I’m glad I did.

This piece has a few nods to this year’s ornament sized entry in the Snowtop Lodge series, Benny M. Merrymaker.  Both snowmen share a similar face and smile, both are wearing Santa hats, and both are holding wreaths.  But there the similarities end.  Snowtop Santa is wearing a plaid scarf that has hints of green in the mostly red and white pattern.  And the scene on the lower part of his body is very different.  It features a snowy village on Christmas Eve.  How do we know it is Christmas Eve?  We can see Santa flying away after leaving toys for all the good children there.  The details on this scene are amazing – better than we normally get on the ornaments since this is a bigger piece.  There is glitter that adds some fun sparkle to the whole thing as well.

The main reason I wound up buying this piece is because of the optional light effect.  The stars in the scene have holes in them, and the piece includes a battery operated fake candle.  Turn it on, and you can see light flickering through the holes, making it look like the stars are twinkling.  I absolutely love it!  It’s a wonderful touch.  Unfortunately, the candle does seem to get dimmer after you’ve had it on for a while, but after you turn it off for a little while, you’ll find that it is at full strength again.

As I said, this is a table top piece, so you’ll find it has a sturdy, flat base.  There is no way to hang it on your tree, but that’s okay.  It’s about ten and a half inches tall, so it would take up way too much space on the tree, and it’s so heavy it wouldn’t stay on a branch.  However, under the tree, it would look fantastic.  Since it is made mostly from porcelain, you’ll want to make sure you put it someplace where there is no danger of it getting knocked over and broken.

I’m so glad I bought Snowtop Santa.  The light effect makes this beautiful piece even more special.  I’m looking forward to putting him under my tree for years to come.

And he looks great with the rest of the Snowtop Lodge series.

Original Price: $49.95, or $29.95 with the purchase of any ornament

1 comment:

  1. Aww, super cute! I need to keep an eye out for this one next year if it's still around!


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