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

10th and Final in the series.

Magic Cord (light & sound)

It's "mission accomplished!" for Santa. Rounding out the Once Upon a Christmas series.

Features the jolly old elf relaxing after a very busy Christmas Eve. With his boots and hat nearby, Santa gets comfy with a mug of cheer in one hand and a snow globe in the other, while a puppy at his feet begs for attention.

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 audio of Santa talking while music from "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" plays.

Dialogue:

Oh, There's nothing quite like kicking back to relax after a job well done. Ho, ho, ho.
[WHISTLES]
Here, boy.
[DOG BARKS]
Ho, ho, ho. When I think about the happy faces of children all over the world, ho, ho, it makes me chuckle with delight. Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas, little buddy.
[DOG BARKS]

Requires Hallmark's Magic Cord power source (not included).

  • Artist: Tom Best, Robert Chad and Jim Kemme
  • Released: 2020 (Ornament Premiere)
  • Retail Price: $29.99 USA/$37.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.58" w. x 4.22" h. x 3.52" d.
  • SKU: QXR9174
  • 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

10th and Final in the series.

Magic Cord (light & sound)

It's "mission accomplished!" for Santa. Rounding out the Once Upon a Christmas series.

Features the jolly old elf relaxing after a very busy Christmas Eve. With his boots and hat nearby, Santa gets comfy with a mug of cheer in one hand and a snow globe in the other, while a puppy at his feet begs for attention.

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 audio of Santa talking while music from "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" plays.

Dialogue:

Oh, There's nothing quite like kicking back to relax after a job well done. Ho, ho, ho.
[WHISTLES]
Here, boy.
[DOG BARKS]
Ho, ho, ho. When I think about the happy faces of children all over the world, ho, ho, it makes me chuckle with delight. Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas, little buddy.
[DOG BARKS]

Requires Hallmark's Magic Cord power source (not included).

  • Artist: Tom Best, Robert Chad and Jim Kemme
  • Released: 2020 (Ornament Premiere)
  • Retail Price: $29.99 USA/$37.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.58" w. x 4.22" h. x 3.52" d.
  • SKU: QXR9174
  • 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.