Monday, January 21, 2019

Ornament Review: Merry Mickey - Disney Christmas Carolers - 2018 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Fun musical ornament
Cons: Price
The Bottom Line:
Mickey rings bell, sings
Part of interactive set
Merry, bright, and fun

Mickey Makes a Merry Start to Disney's Christmas Carolers

Hallmark introduced a new Power Cord in 2017 that allows ornaments to interact in fun new ways.  They immediately started creating ornaments for it from several of their licensed properties in an attempt to get people to try it out.  It certainly worked for me, which is why I bought all three of the Disney Christmas Carolers ornaments in 2018.  Merry Mickey gets things off to a great start.

These ornaments feature the Fab Three out caroling for our enjoyment.  This one features Mickey, who is the only caroler holding an instrument of any kind – a bell.  They are out caroling, after all.  Mickey is standing under a street light.  He's dressed in a blue jacket and a yellow scarf to help keep him warm, and he's holding a green book with carols in it.

Each ornament in the trio starts a different carol.  When you push the button on Mickey, he leads the others in singing "Jingle Bells."  No surprise since he's holding a bell, right?  The performance lasts about 40 seconds.  Meanwhile, the light above Mickey continues to glow when he is singing and Mickey's arm moves when he rings his bell.

Again, this ornament only produces this show if it is plugged into Hallmark's Power Cord, which is sold separately.  You can buy just Mickey and enjoy the show without the other two, but it is more fun when you have all three of them.

But here's something I confirmed this year - you don't need to have the ornaments plugged into the same Power Cord for them to work.  I'm not sure how far apart they can but, but I plugged my trio into two different cords on my two trees, which are just on opposite sides of my sliding glass door, and they worked just fine.

The ornament has a nice, flat, round base, so you can easily set it out to be displayed if you want.  Or you hang it from your tree, and you'll find that it hangs straight.

These ornaments are expensive, but they are fun.  Factor that in when you decide if you want to buy them.  But if you are willing to spend the money, you'll enjoy Merry Mickey.

Original Price: $34.99

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