Holy Crap!

Douglas Wood
Submitted by Douglas Wood December 13th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

The most astounding thing about this piece of Christmas kitsch is that for something so totally cheap and crappy, a helluva lot of labor and detail went into making it. This is a music box that plays “Silent Night” when you wind it up. It’s made entirely of lightweight plastic (in Hong Kong); the whole thing weighs about 3 ounces. But as you can see, there are dozens and dozens of parts needed to assemble this as all the decor that’s poorly glued on is in relief: the white urns (the one on the right side near the organist’s head even has a green fern in it), the Christmas trees, the candle lamps, the pedals, the bench, the organist, the piano keyboard, the angels, etc. So someone actually believed that all this fuss would make this a beautiful heirloom that families would want to purchase and display in their homes for the holidays. I’m sure it wasn’t such a silent or holy night for the six-year-old sweat shop workers who assembled this is some god-forsaken factory.

6 Responses to “Holy Crap!”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Absolutely my favorite kind of holiday crap! So many things are glued on crooked it’s astounding. The what’s on Jesus’ back? I love the two angels divebombing.

    The fact that this plays Silent Night is fantastic. The only thing that could be better was if the title on the sheet music was wrong.

    How tall is this thing?

    This is the kind of accouterment that could make this Jew put up a Christmas display.