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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

My favorite Christmas present

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This was in my stocking Christmas morning. The flavors: "Icy Apple" and "Icy Melon."

Well. Never imagined I'd own a Chapstick (or two) with C. S. Lewis' name on it!

(Haven't quite brought myself to use them yet...)

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ChapStick brings you the world of Narnia!

(Anyone else think there's something wrong with this?)


  • You have got to be kidding me! Chapstick?? Next, I suppose Hershey's will be coming out with some Turkish Delight candy!

    Ugh, this kind of marketing really does turn me off. Even though I actually enjoyed the movie!

    steve :)

    By Blogger Steve Sensenig, at 4:24 PM  

  • Well, it was a commercially made movie, so that's what to expect. We don't have to like it, though. How about the marketing of Lewis's books, for that matter?

    Perhaps one reason Christ first came when he did, rather than now, was to avoid at least some of this sort of thing -- "Get them here, leftovers from the feeding of the five thousand!" etc.

    By Blogger Martin LaBar, at 9:20 AM  

  • martin labar wrote: "'Get them here, leftovers from the feeding of the five thousand!' etc."

    That is one of the funniest comments I have read in a while! It reminds me of the time I heard someone say that if all the "splinters of the cross" that people claim to have were put together, it would make a cross 3 miles high and 2 miles wide.

    Although I haven't personally ever met someone who claimed to have a splinter of Jesus' cross, I can believe that it probably does happen.

    I tend to think that this is why we don't ever find original manuscripts of Scripture. Can you imagine how people would "worship" a fragment known to be actually written on by Paul or John or...??

    steve :)

    By Blogger Steve Sensenig, at 11:56 AM  

  • I got the plastic MacDonald's Aslan complete with paper tent yesterday, from my son's Happy Meal.
    I confess.

    By Blogger Julana, at 3:23 PM  

  • Truth be known, Julana, my kids each got a Tumnus (with whistle) a couple weeks ago. They had a wonderful time serenading the other McDonald’s patrons with ancient Narnian tunes (monotonal as they were) :-).

    When he found out he could, my husband bought a complete set of unopened toys; some of us convinced him that it might fetch a nice price on eBay sometime in the future...

    By Blogger Bonnie, at 6:18 PM  

  • I bought the Happy Meal toys for my kids' stockings before Christmas. They love them and the engineered paper backdrops are really clever.

    A friend of mine says there's Kleenex boxes with Narnia graphics on them out there right now.

    I've seen the GoGurt and Trix Yogurt tie ins too.

    The way I look at it, you can never have too much Narnia. :)

    By Blogger Arevanye, at 10:11 PM  

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