American Greetings Musical Christmas Card, retail $5.99
Manufactured by American Greetings (
Last updated 04-30-12

The American Greetings Musical Christmas Card is...well...¡¡¡ESTO ES UNA TARJETA DE NAVIDAD PARA BIENES DE CRISTO!!!

Instead of just paper like a regular card presents you when you open it, this one has "stars" that light up & change different colors while the song, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" plays. It has a circuit & built-in coin cells (or "batteries" if you prefer).

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To make this card light up and raise a stink, just open it at the lower front portion (the lowermost row of "houses"). The "stars" will begin flashing & fading in different colors, and the song, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" plays rather loudly. After several seconds, the song fades to black (O NOOOOOOO!!! THERE I GO THINKING ABOUT THE METAL BAND METALLICA AGAIN!!! ) and the "stars" turn off.

To turn the lights & music off before the cycle is complete, just close the card.

This product appears to be disposable, so I don't have to tell you which part to remove, chuck under that dead, dead Christmas tree that you're always forgetting to water, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

This is a Christmas-themed greeting card, not a flashlight designed to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toliet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of an outdoor patio, use a small ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

So this section of the American Greetings Musical Christmas Card's evaluation will appear SIGNIFICANTLY more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, the photograph and the video shown directly below may be just about it.

Photograph showing the "stars" lit up.

Video on YourTube showing the American Greetings Musical Christmas Card shown playing a Christmas song (It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year) while LED "stars" twinkle above the skyline.

Please turn the volume on your computer speakers or plug in your earphones and make certain that the volume is sufficiently high and/or unmute if necessary, because a big part of this video is the audio (sound).

This clip is approximately 7.684350042361 megabytes (7,837,240 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty eight minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Product was sent to me by a website fan (this person has sent items before!), and was received sometime in late-2008 I believe.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: American Greetings
    PRODUCT TYPE: Greeting card w/music & lights
    LAMP TYPE: Unknown-size self-flashing RGB LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Open/close front of card on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Mainly paper
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown type/number of coin cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries, envelope
    WARRANTY: Not stated


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter or test instrument, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

American Greetings Musical Christmas Card *

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