Product: Christmas Decoration
Christmas Boa   (+1, -1)  [vote for, against]
Wearable Christmas wreath

I just saw a Christmas card (yeah, it's August, I know), showing a reindeer with a Christmas wreath around its neck. And that set me thinking.

Now, a real Christmas wreath would be hard to get on and off, having no opening, and awfully scratchy to wear, even before the pine needles dried out.

So, I propose the Christmas Boa: a wrap made out of soft lightweight materials (some R&D needed here, I admit), fashioned in the shape of pine fronds, mingled with holly and mistletoe, soft baubles, and twinkling Christmas lights (probably LEDs for light weight and low power). The batery pack (4 AA's, light enough to carry) would be hidden in the back, carefully cushioned for comfort.

All the while, the wreath would give of the fragrant Christmassy aroma of forest pines, fresh cinnamon, eggnog, roast chesnuts, hot chocolate or mulled cider. (Thanks, Fishrat!)

And you, I and Farmer John can go carolling, snug in these warm and cosy seasonal collars. Though, unlike the stationery stores, I think we will wait until December for that.
-- DrCurry, Aug 08 2004

Like it - any chance of creating a spicy seasonal whiff to go with it? +
-- Fishrat, Aug 08 2004

I'll join you if we leave out "Don we now our gay apparel...".
-- FarmerJohn, Aug 08 2004

I love it!
-- blissmiss, Aug 08 2004

Sorry [DrC] but I gotta fishbone this. The constant exploitation of Christmas is something to be deplored. Neither twinkling lights nor pine scented plastic has anything to do with Christmas. Could you rename the (otherwise excellent) idea "Xmas Boa"?
-- gnomethang, Aug 08 2004

Just the three of you? Not very barbershop.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 08 2004

I love christmas but I think all those christmasy decorations/clothes are over rated. I'm sorry but I'll have to give this one a fish too: anything making christmas more cliché and less "the real feeling" can't be good.
-- Pericles, Aug 09 2004

I pictured a large snake with lights and tinsel (giggle)

[DrC] cute idea, probably baked but it's too early to shop for links,
-- dentworth, Aug 10 2004

As if reindeer antler headbands and christmas tree light earrings weren't bad enough. But I would definitely love to stand across the street from where 3 men in boas (green and red feathers, please) with baubles and lights are singing carols and heckle them mercilessly.
-- Machiavelli, Aug 10 2004

oh yes, christmas animated green / red men, love it.
-- po, Aug 10 2004

Define: animated. +
-- thumbwax, Aug 10 2004

anything with a pulse!
-- po, Aug 10 2004

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