Tom Best

Known from an early age as “that kid who could draw,” Tom Best seemed destined to become an artist. What started as doodles and sketches for his friends and classmates eventually led to more masterful works of art, always intended to make someone smile. Now a pillar of the Hallmark Keepsake Studio, Tom has happily evolved into “that guy who makes ornaments.”


Robert Chad

A veteran sculptor in the Keepsake Studio, Robert Chad actually got his start in cartoons.  As part of a three-man animation company, a typical day consisted of drawing twenty-four slightly different frames for every second of a short film.  Although the venture was short-lived (thank goodness), Robert’s passion for animation in his early career eventually led him to design the three-dimensional characters you now find on your tree!


Jim Kemme

“Most ornaments are challenges, and I love a challenge,” says Keepsake Artist Jim Kemme.  In his 54 years of creating at Hallmark, Jim has worked as a designer of everything from puzzles and posters to candles and ornaments. “As an artist, I’d call myself a realist.  In my mind, I’m always just trying to get it right,” he says with a laugh.

Description

Special Edition

Magic Cord (light & sound)

Features Santa and Mrs. Claus ringing in the new year. As the clock strikes twelve, Santa holds up a sprig of mistletoe and dances with Mrs. Claus. Charming details like Santa's glittery gold hat, his pocket watch poised at midnight, and confetti around the base add to the New Year's Eve fun. Companion ornament to the Once Upon a Christmas series.

Connect this ornament to the Magic Cord to see the continuous light effect.

Press the button to watch it lead all of the ornaments connected to the cord in a synchronized sound and light show! Plays music from "Auld Lang Syne."

Hallmark's Magic Cord power source is Required (sold separately).

  • Artist: Tom Best, Robert Chad and Jim Kemme
  • Released: 2020 (Open House)
  • Retail Price: $29.99 USA/$37.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.54" w. x 5.17" h. x 3.54" d.
  • SKU: QGO1764
  • Produced in: Sri Lanka
  • Production Date(s): 

Time to Rest
Santa’s long Christmas ride comes to an end with this year’s Once Upon a Christmas #10.


“Some fans have said,  ‘You can’t end it; it’s my favorite series!’ But when the story’s reached its conclusion, what else can you do?” says Keepsake Artist Tom Best.

Together with Robert Chad and Jim Kemme, now retired, this trio has been recreating Santa’s Christmas process for the past decade.  This year’s ornament features Santa sitting in his easy chair, finally able to take a break after a busy night of gift-giving.

In addition to the final ornament in the series, this year also includes a companion piece for fans.  With another successful Christmas in the books, Santa dances into the new year with Mrs. Claus, his pocket watch lighting up as midnight strikes.

Connect these ornaments to your Magic Cord, along with the other ornaments in the series, to enjoy the entire tale of Santa’s Christmas adventure displayed on your tree.

“Time to Rest.” 2020 Dream Box postcard.


NOTE: Look for past Keepsake Ornament designs that are incorporated into the design.

Related Ornaments

Each ornament in this series features part of Santa's adventure on Christmas eve night depicted in an intricately detailed scene.

Description

Special Edition

Magic Cord (light & sound)

Features Santa and Mrs. Claus ringing in the new year. As the clock strikes twelve, Santa holds up a sprig of mistletoe and dances with Mrs. Claus. Charming details like Santa's glittery gold hat, his pocket watch poised at midnight, and confetti around the base add to the New Year's Eve fun. Companion ornament to the Once Upon a Christmas series.

Connect this ornament to the Magic Cord to see the continuous light effect.

Press the button to watch it lead all of the ornaments connected to the cord in a synchronized sound and light show! Plays music from "Auld Lang Syne."

Hallmark's Magic Cord power source is Required (sold separately).

  • Artist: Tom Best, Robert Chad and Jim Kemme
  • Released: 2020 (Open House)
  • Retail Price: $29.99 USA/$37.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.54" w. x 5.17" h. x 3.54" d.
  • SKU: QGO1764
  • Produced in: Sri Lanka
  • Production Date(s)

Time to Rest
Santa’s long Christmas ride comes to an end with this year’s Once Upon a Christmas #10.


“Some fans have said,  ‘You can’t end it; it’s my favorite series!’ But when the story’s reached its conclusion, what else can you do?” says Keepsake Artist Tom Best.

Together with Robert Chad and Jim Kemme, now retired, this trio has been recreating Santa’s Christmas process for the past decade.  This year’s ornament features Santa sitting in his easy chair, finally able to take a break after a busy night of gift-giving.

In addition to the final ornament in the series, this year also includes a companion piece for fans.  With another successful Christmas in the books, Santa dances into the new year with Mrs. Claus, his pocket watch lighting up as midnight strikes.

Connect these ornaments to your Magic Cord, along with the other ornaments in the series, to enjoy the entire tale of Santa’s Christmas adventure displayed on your tree.

“Time to Rest.” 2020 Dream Box postcard.


NOTE: Look for past Keepsake Ornament designs that are incorporated into the design.

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Related Ornaments

Each ornament in this series features part of Santa's adventure on Christmas eve night depicted in an intricately detailed scene.