Visiting The Island of Misfit Toys


Laurel Douglas
, Manager, Finance

In our house, it truly begins to feel like the holiday season when the Rankin/Bass Christmas specials start to appear on tv. There is nothing better than cuddling up with the kids to watch much-loved holiday characters like Kris Kringle and Burgermeister Meisterburger, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Yukon Cornelius, and Frosty the Snowman and Professor Hinkle.

When the toys on the Island of Misfit Toys begin to sing, we all join in.
“We’re on the Island of Misfit Toys
Here we don’t want to stay
We want to travel with Santa Claus
In his magic sleigh!

A pack full of toys
Means a sack full of joys
For millions of girls
And for millions of boys
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year.

A jack-in-the-box waits for children to shout
“Wake up! Don’t you know that it’s time to come out?”
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year.

Toys galore, scattered on the floor
There’s no room for more
And it’s all because of Santa Claus.

A scooter for Jimmy
A dolly for Sue
The kind that will even say, “How do you do?”
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year.

If we’re on the Island of Unwanted Toys
We’ll miss all the fun with the girls and the boys
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful day of the year!”