Douglas Fir is a classic animated Christmas decoration made in 1996. He has the appearance of a realistic Christmas tree wearing a Santa hat on top. He is motion and sound activated. When activated, his glowing eyes will open with his mouth as he talks and sings Christmas carols.
- Early Variant: sings the same Pat Boone version of Jingle Bells just like the Rocking chair santa or the same recording of Santa Claus is coming to town as the Animated Santa At Desk
- Deep Voice (1996): sings "Jingle bells", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", or deck the halls. Came in mini and deluxe versions with aux capability
- High Voice (1997): sings "Jingle bells", "Up On the Housetop", and "O Christmas Tree". Came in mini and deluxe versions with aux capability
- Dancing Douglas Fir (1997): sings "Up On The Housetop" and "Jingle Bell Rock".
- 4ft Deluxe Version (1996) More deluxe appearance, sings Deck the halls, 12 days of Christmas, jingle bells, up on the housetop, and Oh Christmas tree and includes aux cord, cassette tape and microphone.
- There were later douglas firs that would only sing 2 songs
Other Variants Edit
- Penelope Pine is a female tree with earrings and a bow that sings "Jingle Bell Rock" while dancing.
- Douglas Fir the Talking Wreath is a Christmas Wreath with a red bow that sings "Up On the Housetop" and "Deck the Halls".
- Connie Fir is another female tree with a red bow that sings "Jingle Bells", "Deck the Halls", and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
- The Reindeer Topiary sings "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". The website incorrectly claims it sings "Jingle Bell Rock".
- The Singing Pine Reindeer sings "Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Happy Holidays to You".
- The Duck Topiary quacks "Jingle Bells".
- The Teddy Bear Topiary sings "Jingle Bell Rock".
- Woody and Forest are a pair of trees on a base that sing "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
- The Douglas Fir Talking Tree Kit is a set of eyes and a mouth that can be put on a regular Christmas Tree. It sings "Jingle Bells", "Deck the Halls", "Up On the Housetop", "O Christmas Tree", and "The 12 Days of Christmas".
- Chris the Singing Christmas Tree is very similar to Douglas Fir and sings "Jingle Bells", "Deck the Halls", and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
- Rocking and Dancing Douglas Fir sings "Jingle Bell Rock", but the website has a typo that says "Jungle Bell Rock" There is also a silver version called Rocking douglas fir JR and sings jingle bell rock, and is exclusive to Australia.
- The 2007 Douglas Fir sings a new recording of "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls".
- The 2008 Douglas Fir has multiple recordings from previous models. All of them sing a different recording of "Jingle Bells" from 1996, 1997 or 2007. It also sings the 1996 version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", the 1997 version of "Up On the Housetop", and the 2007 version of "Deck the Halls".
- Some of the Douglas Firs came with a cassette tape that you can use to make him tell stories and sing additional songs. They also came with a patch cord so you can make him sing/say whatever you want through a Radio, Stereo, or CD Player.
- Some even came with a microphone so it is easier to say whatever you want, without the hassle of connecting it from a karaoke machine or a similar device.
- There are many combinations of eyes that can be found on the original Douglas Firs. There are three different base eyes: A cat-like eye, A round eye with a black dot, and clear eyes with a small white dot in a bigger black dot. These can be either green or orange. The 2007 model has more realistic looking blue eyes.
- Some Versions do not have Light-up eyes.
- Very early and rare versions only sang "Jingle Bells" from Rocking Chair Santa
- the AUX version has real microchips and they are: 2 NE555N, LA4160 7T6, UA741CN H2Z7C9, and a CD4011BE H9732.
- The epoxy blob's (audio for the tree when it is not in AUX mode) number is GEM13000A-1
- When you use an adapter with a lower voltage (e. g. 3 Volts) in the AUX versions, the eyes will open for a few seconds, then closes and sings without any movement
- Douglas Fir was the first product to use Gemmy's "Synchro-motion" technology, which allows him to move his mouth in sync with the words.
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