I’ll Have a Presidential Christmas…

We have a new Christmas store in our mall this year, and it has every type of Christmas ornament that you could ever desire.

And so, for a three year old little girl who absolutely adores Christmas, it’s the funnest toy store in the whole mall.

But despite the glittery fairies and the pink princesses and the Doras and Diegos, there’s always one ornament display that Ali looks for before any of the others… she’s absolutely obsessed with the Barack Obama ornaments.

ObamaOrnaments

I’m not sure if she prefers the sparkly gold ball ones or the jingly bell ones (in case you’re wondering which to buy her), but she’s definitely a fan.

And really, what is a more classy way to celebrate your president than sticking an overly goofily-toothy grinning bust of him atop a bell, and hanging it on a slowly dying tree?

Personal political feelings aside, I really feel sorry for Barack every time we visit him in all his bellish glory.

But, as bad as those are, I’ve noticed a startling trend this Christmas… poor Barack is being sold on everything and in every form.

I don’t remember this type presidential gifts in the past, other than a set of rather distasteful Bill and Hillary figurines, but really, Bill more-than-kinda brought that ridicule on himself.

But Obama – there’s something about him that’s really gotten ahold of the merchandise hockers.  And, since politicians have no rights over their images like the rest of us (I guess due to that whole free speech thing), there’s really nothing he can do but join in.

..Which makes me think that there’s a Christmas tree somewhere in the White House decorated with nothing but ObamaBells.

At any rate, since ObamaGifting is apparently the thing this year, I figured that SOMEONE needed to offer an Obama Gift Guide, and so that’s what I’m here to do.

The following is a countdown of my FAVORITE Obama items (aside from the ornaments above, of course), all of which can be found on Amazon, if you are so inclined to purchase..

10.  Obama Action Figures.

These come in a variety of options, including the standard, serious one,

ObamaActionFig

The gold-suited “Inaugural Edition” (which, according to it’s description, “has eight points of articulation”.  I’m not even sure what that means),

ObamaGoldSuit

(It would have been pretty cool if he’d worn a gold suit to his inauguration, but alas…)

Or the square-headed one, coming in both personalities: President Obama and Super Obama:ObamaSuperObama

9.  The Obama “Change” Bank.

ObamaChangeBank

…So that you can see for yourself all of the change that Obama can contain in that head of his.

8. The WWOD (What Would Obama Do) Answer Card.

WWObamaDo
…in case your Magic 8 Ball finally gave out.

7. The Ukelele-Playin’ Bobble-Headin’ Dashboard Doll.

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I’m pretty sure they fashioned this doll after some of the pictures from Barack’s Hawaiian vacation a while back, but, based on the tabloid pictures, I was almost SURE he had his shirt off that entire vacation, so I’m not positive…

6. The Obama Jedi Knight.

In case you were hoping to tell what side he was on based on the color of his lightsaber, good luck – it’s purple:

ObamaJedi
5. Obama Paper Dolls.

You can get the very formal Campaign Edition,

ObamaPaperDolls

The little-known Cowboy-Rap Artist persona of Obama,

ObamaRama

Or, my favorite, the Barack and Michelle set – which starts ‘em out in their skivvies like ALL proper paper dolls.

ObamaMichellePaperDolls

4. The Obama Family Nesting Dolls.

This is the gift to get if you’re looking for the classiest (ahem, most expensive at $60) ObamaGift.  These are made in Russia in traditional nesting doll format, and my favorite part is that they even included The Dog as the centermost soul of the Obama Nest:

ObamaNestedFigures

3. The Obama Rubber Ducky.

ObamaRubberDuck
but lest you think that duck-nose is the most offensive defamation of our President’s face, there’s always….

2. Obama Toilet Paper.

ObamaTP

Is the Thumbs up really necessary?

And, finally, my favorite Obama Gift of the Season…

1. The Obama Chia Pet.

Which can, much to my delight, be bought in two options.

“The Determined”:

ObamaChiaPetDetermined

And, “The Happy”:

ObamaChiaPetHappy
And if that expression is any indication, I think I have a pretty good guess as to what herb is growing out of “The Happy’s” head.

Happy Shopping, and may your tree be full of ObamaBells.

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Comments

  1. Kitty Engle says:

    I am so clueless. I cannot imagine all that Obama stuff selling as anything but for dirty santa presents. I do not want any president on my Christmas tree. I would not have believed this if you had not posted pictures.

  2. Pretty seriously considering getting my dad the ObamaToilet Paper. Since he (my dad, not Obama) started buying all available guns and ammo once Obama got in office, I am thinking this would be pretty popular

  3. I was waiting for the ObamaChia to make the list…It was immediately on my dirty Santa list for this year’s Tacky Christmas party as of about a week ago…Not sure which version to get though…

  4. My husband would love to wipe his…, um, rear, with that toilet paper.
    And I would love for the obamabells to be the big trend this Christmas. Instead of the plain bells on ribbon necklaces. That’s hilarious.

  5. Too bad the government doesn’t get a piece of the action. Bye, bye Federal Deficit. Or at the very least the Obamas should get a small commission. I’d like to see that manufacturer make Barbara Streisand bells. Heads would roll!

  6. Wow……… I had no idea such, um, presidential delightful(?) gift possibilities were out there. You have certainly expanded my horizons on collectible gift options!

  7. Wow. No idea that this stuff even existed. The paper dolls? Wow, wish I could get my hands on some of this stuff for our Lifegroup Dirty Santa gifts. Wow.

  8. That’s… kind of creepy. I feel especially sorry for his kids. I have to say that now I’m wondering whether we have similar things here in Canada!

  9. Wow….yeah, WOW. I don’t even know what to say.

  10. I can’t get past that gold suit. Oy.

  11. Seriously? Seriously?

  12. Really?
    I’m speechless. (Anyone got a teleprompter to tell me what to say?!) :)

  13. Heavens to Betsy, what is this world coming to?

  14. Sarah Lockhart says:

    Wow! I’m amazed that all this stuff exists. Some of these items would definitley be good Dirty Santa gifts.

  15. oooh! I want the nesting dolls!

  16. I have the action figure! I collect all sorts of action dolls (Austin Powers, Wonder Woman), so when I saw that one, I just had to have it.

    The Chia-Pet is creepy.

  17. Oh my stars and stripes… that is unbelievable. I may have to get some of the TP for a stocking stuffer for the hubby :)

  18. OH. My. Word! Really? Our president has become a joke. That is really sad, not that I’m a supporter, but seriously?

  19. I’ve been by that store several times, but always when the kids were about to loose it, so I’ve never actually been inside.
    I can’t believe there are people who actually buy that stuff! Last year for the Sparks’ family gift/gag gift exchange my father-in-law got the Obama chia pets for his gag gifts & they brought tons of laughs when they were opened! We aren’t doing gag gifts this year, if we were I’d definitely invest in some Obama toilet paper for that!

  20. Nanci Scarpulla says:

    I would buy the JediObama.
    I am a twitter fan.
    I now follow him on Facebook.
    Oh, wait, this is not a give-a-way.
    Well then, I must purchase the Obama bells to match the Bush (snow) men and Clinton balls in my tree.

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