This holiday season, Santa is coming to the sewers! 24 Days of Turtle is a countdown until Christmas guaranteed to make you merry. From December 1st through 24th, this advent calendar will shell out 24 different TMNT Holiday-themed treats. Each day will offer something new, something ninja.
DAY 17: COWABUNGA CARL ORNAMENT
Brief hints of TMNT love occasionally surfaced, but my colleagues had no clue how deep into the sewers this devotion went. On Friday, March 23, 2007 everything changed. That morning I slipped on a TMNT t-shirt and proudly wore it to work. Safely tucked in my wallet was a movie ticket to the 4th theatrical film featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
At work, the clock was frozen and my Turtle-anticipation boiled. I kept getting questions about my TMNT t-shirt. Everyone had an inkling I was a fan, but my wardrobe put them over the edge. I was prepared for jabs and jokes at my expense, but to my surprise, they bought movie tickets!
When the big moment came, I was wearing my TMNT t-shirt in a packed theater with a handful of colleagues. The intern even joined in! Say what you will about the movie, but the experience and comradery were incredible.
This Cowabunga Carl ornament brings me back to that night – an evening with adults, but everyone had the heart of a child. I always assume at each stage of my life, I’ll be forced to outgrow the Turtles – a time when I must say goodbye. But, will that ever happen? From a kid, to my college days, and as a working professional – everyone has supported my crazy, cowabunga ways.
And now my Christmas tree supports it too.
DAY 16: COWABUNGA CHRISTMAS COOKIES
DAY 15: CHRISTMAS STOCKING
DAY 14: WRAPPING PAPER
DAY 13: VISITING SANTA
DAY 12: WOODEN ORNAMENTS
DAY 11: NICKELODEON CANDY CANE
DAY 10: MICHAELANGELO'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (COMIC)
DAY 9: GIFT TAGS
DAY 8: SNAKEWEED MISTLETOE
DAY 7: MAGAZINE AD
DAY 6: UNOPENED RAPHAEL ORNAMENT
DAY 5: MINI STOCKINGS
DAY 4: UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER
DAY 3: CHRISTMAS CARD
DAY 2: NICKELODEON ORNAMENTS