Friday, December 12, 2014

The Contest - Week 27: Lemax

Week 27 of The Contest continues!


Dear Lemax,

I just wanted to let you know that I am not a knick-knack person. I hate Waterford Crystal, Beleek Irish plates, and all things Precious Moments. Anyone who has ever gifted me with one of these items would easily be able to buy them back for a quarter at my yearly garage sale. 

Dustables are society's way of keeping citizens from rising up and demanding a better and more perfect world.

It's a theory, anyway.

There are a few exceptions to my no knick-knack world realm.  Lemax Christmas Village pieces are included.

I LOVE the sh*t.

Like LOVE LOVE LOVE the sh*t.

I don't have enough plugs in my house to contain them all.

Last Christmas, I swore that I needed to put an end to the madness and stop buying more.  But then November rolled around.

The bell tower and little ice pond were like waving Heisenberg's blue baggie in front of a meth addict.  I got them on sale at Michael's with a 20% off coupon.

And I am so happy I did.

I figure that in lieu of having a year-round buying problem or serious drug addiction, Lemax is my contained little love affair.

Thank you for always bringing a little naughty to my nice.


Marianne Walsh


So did Lemax respond?  Not yet.  I have a feeling they're filling my latest order.  It could take some time.

My score stands firmly at 68.  Check out the competition HERE!


  1. This stuff is great. But not as great as your Heisenberg reference.


  2. I feel fully shamed now as my Dickens' village is nestled all snug in the boxes I store it in! I should learn to put my houses up BEFORE I go put up my grandmother's collection. No fake snow for your town? But is hides any dust!

  3. Good letter. I hope they send you a nice Christmas gift. I don't really collect anything, but I have always wanted some of those Christmas village pieces. I won't start because it would be so hard to stop.