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Hallmark: All Aboard for Holiday Fun!

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Overall Impression: Snoopy’s doghouse is transformed into a colorful Christmas steam engine

  • Nice: Very whimsical use of the doghouse as train engine.
  • Naughty: Smoke from the balloon stack would quickly suffocate poor old Snoopy and Woodstock.
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This handcrafted Hallmark Keepsake ornament is dated for 2009 and shows Snoopy and Woodstock riding atop Snoopy’s doghouse, which is now a Christmas-themed steam engine. A colorful black and gold balloon smokestack sits on a green smokebox; the engine is numbered for the year 2009. Snoopy, in his engineer’s hat, holds the line to the bell. The wheels turn on the ornament. A green Christmas garland and bow adorn the sides of the red doghouse/boiler, and there is a wreath over the rear entrance.

The box description reads: “Snoopy and Woodstock are ready to roll! They’ve filled up the boiler and poured on the coal! They’ve decked out their engine in bright red and green. Whoo-whoo! This is one awesome Christmas machine!” There is no credit given for the design of the ornament. It is about 4 inches tall and is made in Thailand.

This ornament is item #QXI1142 and retailed for $15.00 in the U.S.

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