Hallmark’s Rose Nylund Ornament Plays Audio of Her Iconic “Golden Girls” Lines
Christmas just got a lot more golden: Hallmark debuted a new “Golden Girls” ornament of the beloved Rose Nylund—and it emits audio of iconic lines from the fictional character popularized by Betty White. Available for pre-order now for $19.99, the Rose Nylund ornament crafted by artist Gregor Benedetti is a plastic rendering of the Miami local in her famed blue suit with a yellow coffee mug in tow. The battery-operated gem plays hilarious recordings of Rose’s quotes and anecdotes about St. Olaf—her often-referred-to hometown in Minnesota—from the 1985 sitcom.
“It’s like we say in St. Olaf: Christmas without fruitcake is like St. Sigmund’s Day without the headless boy” and “You’re not going to believe this, but I have a St. Olaf story about this” are just a few of the delightful Roseisms that play from the ornament. Simply press play and White’s iconic voice-over will spark some holiday joy. The product, slated to ship in October, requires three LR44 batteries, which will be included with the initial order. The Rose ornament will impart some much-needed St. Olaf wisdom as we devour some delicious cheesecake this holiday season.
Hallmark’s Rose Nylund ornament comes after the release of “Golden Girls” wallpaper, “Golden Girls” Monopoly, and “Golden Girls” puzzles. A “Golden Girls” house in Los Angeles—used for exterior shots in the first season before being replicated in a studio in Florida—recently sold for over $4 million. Basically, there’s no such thing as too much “Golden Girls” products and memorabilia—Rose Nylund, Dorothy Zbornak, Blanche Devereaux, and Sophia Petrillo will never go out of style.
There’s no telling if Hallmark will debut Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia ornaments, too, but it would be a holiday miracle for “Golden Girls” fans. We could hear the Dorothyisms, Blancheisms, and Sophiaisms now— and not all of them are PG-13.