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As I sit here wearing what can only be described as a Hanukkah miracle and I wait for Spicy Kung Pao Chicken dinner to finish microwaving, I thought I’d give a little shout out to December, and not for the holidays and not even for my birthday (or as I used to say, ‘the day heaven lost an angel”). No I give a shout out to December because it brings on something near and dear to my heart: NOVELTY PRODUCTS!

I love me a novelty product. Apparently some people think it is the ONLY thing that I like, because I get an abundance of them as gifts. And while I do like some other things too, novelty products are nothing short of AWESOME. Think about it. The Snuggie. The Bump It (and Snooki and all her noveltiness that came along with her). The Candy Cane Jo-Jo’s (for all of you who shop at the Trader Joes‘ in Brookline, they are sold out!).

Tonight after my run (Day 2 of Couch 2 5K complete and not dead on the side of the JCC track!), I decided to stop in Trader Joes as I needed groceries and I needed a little retail therapy. H was my trusty co-shopper and I must have been REALLY dilusional because on two seperate occasions I saw people I knew and screamed out, “Hey I know you”. Right, couldn’t even remember their names. Nonetheless, I left with $54 worth  of groceries with more than half  being some sort of novelty  (I know, I know, I shop at Trader Joes because it is a novelty grocery store). BUT, come December, you bring in the SEASONAL NOVELTY PRODUCTS!

A few highlights (with reviews to come):

-Dark Chocolate Minty Mallows (if my sister read this blog, she’d be  freaking her freak).

-A Holiday  Joe-Joe Medley that is sure to be a delight (TJ employee confirmed)

-Dark Chocolate Almond Bark (a fancier and bigger version of Hershey’s with almonds–SCORE)

-Not one but TWO bags of Mint Chocolate Covered Pretzel Slims (I figured this could be this season’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s and I was a girl scout–I gotta be prepared).

Who else is ready to novelty?

PS. I really don’t hate the holidays. I love them a lot. But nothing quite says novelty, like acapella song parodies about the holidays. Enjoy!

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