Tinsel Pigs, Yoda Lights, And Other Silly Christmas Things

For today’s post, I wanted to share a couple of random things we’ve spotted this Christmas season, and which I thought were kind of amusing. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen some (or all) of these pics, but keep reading to get the full longer-winded story!

It all started when we were browsing around Target last weekend, and saw a shelf of polar bear figurines — just some nice wintery home decor. But then Joe noticed that if you look at their faces, they kind of look suspiciously like squirrels:

Polar Bear Squirrel

I was entertained enough to snap this picture — they totally look like squirrels, right? And from there it became sort of a game looking for more silly Christmas things.

Shortly afterward, in the lights section, we spotted a string of lights that look like Yoda from Star Wars with little Santa Claus hats:

Yoda Christmas Lights

And not far away was this lighted tinsel pig — made up of a wire frame covered in shiny pink tinsel lit up from the inside, and also wearing a Santa Claus hat:

Tinsel Pig

And amongst a slew of other novelty ornaments, there was this one of Animal, one of Lillian’s favorite muppets (right behind Beaker and Swedish Chef, which she calls “Meep” and “Bork” respectively) — also wearing a Santa Claus hat:

Muppet Ornament

And as proof that I have the decorating impulses of a two-year-old, I’ll confess that the muppet ornament may have found its way onto our Christmas tree.

Muppet Ornament On Tree

Speaking of which, our tree is actually lit up and fully decorated as of yesterday! Only two weeks after getting it from the Christmas tree farm, haha. There are a few things we did differently with this year’s tree compared to the last two years, and the photo above gives a little sneak peek — stay tuned for all the pics and details, hopefully in the next few days!

In the meantime, have you guys seen any silly Christmas things this season? A year or two back, we spotted a car that had homemade-looking antlers attached to the roof and a big red Rudolph nose in front, which is a nice little reminder that the possibilities go beyond silly products for sale at the store!


  1. Hi, there! Those are funny. I have to admit that at first glance, I thought those polar bears were actually squirrels!! Speaking of tinsel-covered pigs, we actually have one in our front yard. There is a little story behind the pig that we’ll share with you when you all are down here for Christmas. I loved the Yoda and Animal ornaments. It’s really cool that Lillian loves the Muppets. I personally have so many fond memories attached to them. It’s good to see that she will have them, too. The funniest ornament I have seen this year has to be the pickle ornament. Bill and I have to get one because it represents Rachel (or as Bill calls her, the fickle pickle!). Looking forward to seeing you soon!

    • Haha, I’m glad we’re not the only ones who saw the squirrel resemblance in that polar bear! Pickle ornaments sound hilarious, and I love that you guys have a tinsel pig — can’t wait to hear the story you mention behind that one! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you all as well! :)

  2. Love that Animal ornament! Lillian will get a kick out of pointing out that ornament for years to come! So cool to decorate with some of her favorite things!

    • I think you’re right that she’ll enjoy it for a good many Christmases to come, and as silly as it is, I love being able to incorporate some kid-flavored things into the tree. Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

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