In the Beyond section of Bed, Bath, and Beyond, there exists a magical item.
This item is so wonderful, so indescribably joyous, that it can only be used at the holidays.
It has the power to bring a smile to the face of any person who holds it in their hand. It has the ability to grow to ten times its original size.
I am speaking, of course, of Snow In A Can.
I discovered this mysterious and original bit of holiday magic while doing some Christmas shopping with my two younger brothers. After assessing this magnificent invention and examining the pros and cons of a purchase of said item, I decided to splurge and take it to the cashier.
$2.99 later, it was mine! Snow In A Can!
As soon as I got home, I rushed into the kitchen, my family assisted me in placing down plastic and newspaper, and I yanked back the pull tab on the aluminum container.
There, inside, was the magical substance – approximately a teaspoon of a fine, white powder.
After retrieving a cup of tap water, I put my sorcery to the test. I filled the can with water, and lo and behold!! It turned to snow!!!!
OK, maybe not snow per se, but a certainly a moist, gelatinous substance that certainly reacted like snow when played with.
We were able to roll it into little balls but, unfortunately, the balls did not join together well enough to make a snowman. The weight of the abdomen completely crushed the base. Even after placing the snowman on a diet and decreasing the circumference of the waist, the base still would not hold up. It was at this point that we performed a base-otomy and constructed a snowman that was only one ball high.
Using the small piece of ribbon (read: scarf) and googly eyes that came in the aluminum can with the powdery pre-snow and miniature snow shovel, we decorated our blobbish snowman and felt the Christmas spirit coursing through our veins.
It was a joyous five minutes.
I whole-heartedly recommend Snow In A Can to all peoples, regardless of age, race, sex, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or baseline holiday spirit level.
I will be back to the Beyond to get another can before the holidays are over. Make no mistake.