Originally broadcast 24 December 1937 —12:09
Crazy Quilt heads for the North Pole with Santa Claus, Judy, Jimmy, and Nicki Froodle in pursuit. They catch Crazy Quilt and tackle him to recover the Silver Star. Then they wake up in the attic just in time to decorate the Christmas Tree. Click here to listen:
Well, only for world’s richest. It’s always fun to look at what is available in the way of Christmas decorations should you ever win the lottery. Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite. In 2009 this little bauble rang up the register as the most expensive ornament. Though Christmas decorations are traditionally taken down and put away for another year, this one could be displayed year round. Just to give you an idea of what this bauble is made of, consider the $136,000 price tag first. The one-of-a-kind tree decoration is made of 18-carat white gold and is plastered with over one and half thousand stunning diamonds. Surrounded by two incredible rings made of 18-carat fat gold wire, it features 188 red rubies that took a year to complete the designing and manufacturing. It was dreamed up by 38-year-old Mark Hussey, the owner of 30-year-old family business, Hallmark Jewelers.
Originally broadcast 23 December 1937 — 12:30
Captain Tintop tells how they defeated the Wintergreen Witch and then the group goes to a grand banquet hosted by Santa Claus. After the banquet, Crazy Quilt runs off with the Silver Star once again. Click here to listen:
Originally broadcast 22 December 1937 — 12:30
The Wintergreen Witch appears again aiding the Bad Dolls in defeating the Tin Soldiers. Santa orders out reinforcements while Judy and Jimmy watch the Christmas Parade. After the Parade, Captain Tintop brings back the Silver Star. Click here to listen:
‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ carol gift ideas have turned out out to be the most expensive this year. One of the most popular Christmas carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ specify a series of luxurious gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas. However, this year the prices for these gifts have sky rocketed crossing the $100,000 mark for the first time. According to the annual Christmas Price Index accumulated by PNC Wealth Management, the 364 items repeated across all the song’s verses will cost nearly $101,119 i.e. a 4.4% jump from last year.
But, the PNC’s managing executive of investment James Dunigan said, “The prices of gold rings and calling birds are down this year. While gold commodity prices are at near record highs, the demand for retail gold is waning, and thus our Five Gold Rings sale actually dropped by 0.8% this year.”
Notably, the five gold rings this year will cost $650 in comparison to $645 last year. French hens, calling birds, maids a milking, ladies dancing and lords a leaping are some other items whose prices have declined this year.
For those who are taking the song exactly and buying the 364 items repeated across all the song’s verses, here is a 2010-11 comparison list below:
a.12 Drummers drumming: $2,629.90 ( 3% increase from last year)
b. Seven Swans a swimming: $6,300 (12.5% increase from last year)
c. One Pear tree: $169.99 (3% increase from last year)
d. Six Geese a laying: $162 (3.5% increase from last year)
Interestingly, the complete list of 364 items that would cost $24,000 in the stores will be available for $39,860 online i.e. the prices show 16.1 percent increase over internet prices last year.
A look around the country at people who go all out to deck the halls, and the roof and the yard. Which is your favorite? Read more