Ho Ho Ho! Bring on the Snow: 40 Christmas Snow Globes

December 10th, 2012 Permalink

As Charles Schulz, the American cartoonist for Peanuts, said, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” So here are 40 fantastic Christmas-themed snowy scenes captured for an eternity in globes of water. If you are still wondering about a present for someone, perhaps you will be inspired by Oren Arnold who said, “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”

Lights Around the Globe

Lights Around the Globe. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful,” ~ Norman Vincent Peale. Photo #1 by Jim (wiserbailey)

Snowman in the snow

Snowman in the snow. The first snow globe seems to have come from France during the early 19th century. They were spotted at the Paris Universal Expo of 1878 and have been selling ever since. They have been called “waterglobe,” “snowstorm,” and “snowdome,” but have become popular Christmas decorations; for some families, it’s a Christmas tradition. Today’s snow globes might include “music boxes, moving parts, internal lights, and even electric motors that make the ‘snow’ move so that it is no longer necessary to shake the globe.” Photo #2 by Acid Pix


Clarice and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer snow globe

“Clarice Has the Hots for One Red Nosed Reindeer. Clarice and Rudolph look at each other with longing in our snow globe,” noted the photographer. Photo #3 by Randy Robertson

Snow globe keepsake

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope. Photo #4 by KaroliK

Holiday Christmas lights and Santa snow globe

Holiday Christmas lights and Santa snow globe. “Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included.” ~ Author Unknown. Photo #5 by Steve P.Z. Marquez

Saint Nick in a snow globe, in the snow

Saint Nick in a snow globe, in the snow. “Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live.” ~ Dennis Miller. Photo #6 by Switchology

Deck the halls and the mantles, holiday snow globes

Deck the halls and the mantles. “Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.” ~ Author Unknown. Photo #7 by abbyladybug

Lovers in Nightmare Before Christmas snow globe

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie. “Lovers,” the photographer wrote, “taken of my Nightmare Before Christmas snow globe.” Photo #8 by Darwin Bell

Santa Snow Globe at night in Birmingham

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” ~ Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby. Photo #9 by Lee Jordan

Santa Claus Snow Globe, Merry Christmas

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder. Photo #10 by John Calnan

Sparkly and cute Christmas snow globes

Sparkly and cute Christmas snow globes. “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” ~ Harlan Miller. Photo #11 by BowBelle51 & #12 by Peter Lee

Macro Santa snow globe

Macro Santa. The photographer wrote, “Photographing a snow globe was harder than I thought. It reflects everything. Worse yet, you have to shake it up and the effect only lasts for a few seconds. I used the 10 sec timer, shook it during the countdown, then placed it just before the shutter opened.” Photo #13 by LenDog64

From Inside the Snow Globe with Santa

From Inside the Snow Globe. The photographer added, “Notice how Santa is holding his breath?” Photo #14 by Jackie (Sister72)

Reflections of Christmases Past

“Reflections of Christmases Past. Poinsettias, gingerbread houses, and all of Christmas traditions make our hearts glad.” Photo #15 by garlandcannon (on hiatus)

Santa snow globe

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens. Photo #16 by Sussman Imaging

Snow Globes at night in Birmingham's Annual German Christmas Market

Snow Globes at night in Birmingham’s Annual German Christmas Market. Photo #17 by Tim Ellis

Sparkly shiny distracting snow globe and We Three Kings snow globe

Left: Sparkly shiny distracting things. Right: We Three Kings. Photo #18 by McBeth & #19 by PINKÉ

Sallie snow globe Nightmare Before Christmas Bubble

Sallie in Nightmare Before Christmas Bubble. Photo #19 by Jackie (Sister72)

Let it Snow, snowstorm in snow globe

The photographer wrote, “Snow Globe Snowstorm. Inside this snowglobe is a gingerbread house and some attendants. They are enjoying the first snow of their season. Music: Let It Snow.” Photo #20 by garlandcannon (on hiatus)

An Army of Snowmen

Dundee Gardens: An Army of Snowmen. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” ~ Janice Maeditere. Photo #21 by Diana

Santa snow globe, Frosty snow globe, Little girl praying snow globe under Christmas tree

Santa, Frosty and little girl praying under Christmas tree. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ~ Andy Rooney. Photo #22 by Matthew Griffiths & #23 by xana.antunes & #24 by BenSpark

Penguin snow globes

Penguin Snow Globes. If interested, see Tux or incredibly cute penguins. Photo #25 by PINKÉ

Bokeh Christmas snowglobe

Christmas Bokeh. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” ~ Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas. Photo #26 by David Cabrera

Happy snowmen & Schneekugel mit Nikolaus

Left: Happy snowmen. Right: Snowglobe with Santa Claus (Schneekugel mit Nikolaus). Photo #27 by mel issa & #28 by Usien

Touches of Christmas Snowglobe

Touches of Christmas. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~ Roy L. Smith. Photo #29 by Jenn Vargas

Penguin in a snow globe with holiday lights

Golden penguin without the snow swirling, nice and warm inside by the tree. Reminds me of some of the Christmas songs most often attributed to the wrong singers like Baby It’s Cold Outside and Santa Baby. Photo #30 by Tracy27

Santa Claus glass snow balls

Ho! Ho! Ho! “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” ~ W.T. Ellis. Photo #31 by Picdrome

Christmas kitty snow globes

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” ~ Oren Arnold. Photo #35 by Yortw

Santa checking naughty or nice with snowglobe & 3 Kings of Orient Are bearing gifts

Santa checking naughty or nice with snowglobe & 3 Kings of the Orient. Photo #36 by Larry D. Moore & #37 by @notnixon

It's raining stars snow globe

It’s raining stars…Merry Christmas! “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.” ~ Deborah Whipp. Photo #38 by yáng

A field of wee snowglobe Christmas decorations

Edinburgh Christmas market and fair. The photographer wrote, “A field of wee snowglobe Christmas decorations.” Photo #39 by byronv2

Death of a snow globe, A 7.62mm bullet fired by a VZ-58 rifle tumbles through a piece of thriftstore clutter

Are you a Scrooge and hate the holidays? Well here you go, death of a snow globe. The photographer wrote, “A 7.62mm bullet fired by a VZ-58 rifle tumbles through a piece of thriftstore clutter.” Or as Dr. Seuss said in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, “It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!”…Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” Photo #40 by Jasper Nance


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