Kate Middleton Ornaments Do Not Capture the Spirit of Christmas


royal wedding ornament
One of the many royal wedding ornaments
Now I love Wills, Kate, and the royal wedding just as much as anybody (ask my co-workers), but a Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commemorative Christmas ornament -- for a whopping $130 -- is where I draw the line.

The ornament, which is quite heinous and totally unfestive-looking if you ask me, is a blue, gold, and white egg-shaped-type thing with a "W" and a "C" embossed on it. The words "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 29th April 2011" are inscribed in honor of their wedding date. Um, yeah, I'll pass.

As much as I love all things royal -- and could read about them until my eyes and/or brain explode -- I cannot justify buying any type of royal paraphernalia. Particularly one that's going to sit on my Christmas tree. And particularly one that costs over $130.

I'm of the mind that A) "fan-type" stuff is a complete and total waste of money (unless you're a die-hard Star Wars fan or something and you're collecting vintage crap or whatever), and B) said "fan-type" stuff has no business making their merry way to our holiday decor. It's cheesy. And I know the holidays are already cheesy to begin with, but it's a different kind of cheesy. A kind of cheesy that doesn't warm your heart and make you chuckle a bit.

Some people will buy this, though. Guaranteed. Prince William and Kate Middleton souvenirs have been all the rage this year. There have been pizzas, refrigerators, and anything else you could think of. What's one, silly little ornament to add to the growing pile of royal stuff?

Just keep it away from my tree, though, please. I prefer my royals to remain on the Internet.

Would you buy this ornament?

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Kritika Kritika

Is this article for rizzle?

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Royal wedding souvenirs are a long standing tradition. Practically every person in Britain will have purchased something or at least collected a free commemorative poster from a newspaper. I still have a jigsaw puzzle and a cup from Charles and Diana's wedding somewhere.

kelti... kelticmom

Royal memorablia is a long standing tradition in the UK. Don't knock an entire culture's choice in Christmas decorations just bc you don't understand it.

kisse... kisses5050

 I have a tiny bridal carriage from Queen Elizabeth's wedding that my grandmother gave me.... I love it.

Krist... KristinRox

Absolutely, positively NOT. There is no way in this world that I would spend money on that. Especiallly 130 dollars.

allie... alliesmom112

No I would not buy it

aneela aneela

nope...not buying that

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