(updates in italics 12/26/2019)
I used to collect Hallmark's Christmas ornaments. I slowed down last year and completely stopped this year. (Hypocrisy update: Well, I had stopped until I went to a Hallmark store looking for Scooby-Doo ornaments and cartoon cards. Then I slipped off the wagon again. A habit since 1993 is hard to break it turns out, at least at half-price.)
Here's roughly what's on offer for 2019:
|(not pictured - Spider-Man, Lego Robin)|
By 2006, 13 years after Hallmark started licensing them, they had four ornaments - two from DC (Superman The Man of Steel and Batman The Bat-Signal) and two from Marvel (Spider-Man and New Breed of Superheroes).
Christopher Reeve as Superman is this year's Superman, and a bit strange, since there's no anniversary associated with the 1978 movie and 2019.
For some reason, the 1960s Batman tv show continues to be popular, with two ornaments this year. The second of which is a Bat-guitar, for some odd reason.
|(photo from Hallmark's website)|
One wonders who wants to hang Thanos, a genocidal space alien villain on the tree though. That's two ornaments by the way - the Infinity Gauntlet has broken from it's hanger above.
|Here Comes Spidey Claus||$15.99 |
|Lego Robin |
|Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame Thanos||$18.99|
|Christopher Reeve as Superman||$19.99|
|Wonder Woman Invisible Jet||$24.99|