So we have some holiday sad news and some holiday glad news in our house. The sad news is that we decided to skip the Christmas tree this year. We have two terribly crazy rambunctious kittens and the combination of nutso cats and a big ‘ol tree with fragile ornaments can only spell disaster.
The glad news is that we just got something that will bring the holiday cheer to our living room and help make up for the lack of tree: Hallmark's Interactive Musical Christmas Concert Snowmen and The Conductor.
Let me just saw that this is the absolute cutest holiday decor I have seen in ages. It is so fun! It is a set of 21 stackable snowmen that all join together to play little concerts complete with awesome light effects. The set even includes The Conductor who “leads” the show.
I'll show you the video I took, which gives you an idea of how cool it is, but keep in mind that smartphone video in a dimly lit room is NOT very good quality. It really doesn't do the show justice! You can also see the “official” video below mine.
I was so excited about the snowmen that I had to face time with my hubby (who is currently in South America for work) to show him how cute they were. Even my big manly husband said it was his favorite Christmas decoration that I have EVER gotten. That is high praise!
The set runs on AAA batteries, so you can set it anywhere you like and don't have to worry about a cord. There are several choices for playing the snowmen – my favorite is the intermittent mode where every 3 minutes or so they will turn on and give you a sound and light show. There are 21 different songs in all!
To make the set play in Continuous mode, press and hold the button on the conductor or any snowman section for 4 seconds. The snowmen will then perform every 2-3 minutes. Press and hold again to turn off continuous play.
Hallmark's Interactive Musical Christmas Concert Snowmen and The Conductor is available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and at Hallmark.com.