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 21: HOLIDAY JELLO
You've heard it a million times. It's like a playlist with only one song, stuck on repeat.
"Don't play with your food."
Adults love bellowing out that order. But, who are they to judge? They don't exactly set a proper example during the holidays. Adults love to string their popcorn and craft small houses made of cookies. They even stuff candies inside hanging socks! With such strange behavior, there's no way to discourage kids from playing with their festive foods. No one likes a holiday hypocrite.
The Sewer Den is all about being silly. Playing with your food during the snowy season is only natural. For Day 21 of 24 Days of Turtle, forget the jingle, it's all about the jiggle.
Jello was destined for holiday success. Like the ugly Christmas sweater, it's always popping up at someone's party. Although some people don't like Jello, EVERYONE loves playing with it. How can you resist poking a festive gelatinous blob? Impossible, dudes.
Using a set of classic TMNT molds, I cooked up a batch. Red and green Christmas colors Jello filled the Turtle-riffic designs.
I'm eager to offer friends and family something truly special for the holidays. Who else is giving their loved ones Jello in the shape of mutated Turtles and ooze canisters?
As the Jello settled, my anticipation did quite the opposite. My excitement spiked through the roof and straight to the North Pole.
All I want for Christmas is to play with my festive food.
When all was right in the world, my opportunity had arrived. I flipped the molds over and pried out my prize...
What a disappointment! This Jello was not jolly and pulled a Grinch move by refusing to come out of the mold. This was worse than getting coal for Christmas.
Scraps of Turtle Power slopped around on the plate. My wild wish of giving TMNT Jello gifts was dead.
Then I remembered why I whipped up this thing in the first place...
I poked and prodded the Christmas-colored blobs with a mischievous smile. My fingers slide deeper into the holiday goop as the sound of sleigh bells filled my mind. Meanwhile, I just kept waiting. Where were the adults? The frustrated yells? I expected someone to burst in the kitchen and yell STOP!!!
But then, I remembered. I AM an adult. I call the shots. And this Christmas, Turtle Power or not, I am playing with my food.
DAY 20: MICHELANGELO'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (DVD)
DAY 19: SATIN ORNAMENTS
DAY 18: CANDY CANE COIN BANK
DAY 17: COWABUNGA CARL ORNAMENT
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