There is just something magical that happens when you hear a familiar Christmas carol. With just a few music notes, you can recall a childhood holiday, a memorable occasion or a meaningful family tradition. The soundtrack of the season is so fundamental to creating all of those heartwarming and cozy Christmas feelings that we love so much. That’s what so incredible about Christmas music boxes.
Christmas music boxes are incredible for so many reasons. Just take their diversity, for example. Not only are they heirloom-quality masterpieces of craftsmanship and beauty, but they are also imbued with a deep emotionalism that resonates with their touching tunes. Not only are they considered highly collectible, but they can also make wonderful additions to a home’s holiday decor. And because each music box is unique and specific, with its own theme, style, and artistry, shoppers can always find one that will make their Christmas really “sing”.
If you are in the market for a music box, or two, we’ve put together a convenient Buyer’s Guide featuring the Top 5 for Christmas 2020. These musical masterpieces can enhance any holiday celebration with just the turn of a key or the push of a button. Plus, they showcase some familiar stories and songs sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.
1. Thomas Kinkade Holiday Reflections Crystal Music Box
See old-fashioned Christmas traditions, as envisioned by acclaimed artist Thomas Kinkade, come to life in this faceted genuine crystal music box. You will be amazed to witness the intricate, sculptural detailing and handcraftsmanship, punctuated with a Victorian-era village. Plays the melody of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” while skaters gracefully circle a frozen pond.
2. Clara and the Nutcracker Music Box
Witness the romance and beauty of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet “The Nutcracker” with this Heirloom Porcelain music box. The timeless story is captured with elegant Russian-style artwork beneath the lid, which opens to reveal a fully sculpted figure of Clara, twirling to the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” tune.
3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical Carousel
Capture all the heartwarming joy and nostalgia of the perennial “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with this handcrafted musical carousel. You’ll be transported back in time when you glimpse the 6 vignettes from the beloved Christmas TV special. And wait until you watch as Rudolph®, Clarice®, Hermey®, and Santa go-’round and ’round as this musical treasure plays the tune of the titular theme song.
4. A Charlie Brown Christmas Music Box
Spend the season with your favorite PEANUTS friends! This nostalgic music box is inspired by the 1965 holiday classic and showcases a sculptural Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy decorating one of the most famous Christmas trees ever. A heartwarming quote by Linus himself graces the Heirloom Porcelain® base and it plays “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” as a nod to the beloved TV special, and to share Christmas cheer.
5. My Granddaughter I Love You Snow Much Personalized Music Box
Christmas music boxes make excellent gifts too! This jolly heirloom keepsake was created to let your granddaughter “snow” just how much you love her. Even better, her name is featured in the loving message on the lid, incorporated into Dona Gelsinger’s festive grandmother and granddaughter snowman artwork. It even plays the favorite melody of “Jingle Bells” to add more cheer.
Are the songs of the season playing in your head now? With the help of a festive Christmas music box, it won’t be long before they are playing in your heart too. And your home! Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your family truly experience a joyful and peaceful holiday season. And best of luck with your music box shopping too!Top 5 Christmas Music Boxes: Buyer's Guide 2020 by The Bradford Exchange