Gonkert is such a stylish little guy. He’s got an amazing soft furry beard and hat under his silver wig, which matches perfectly with the white trim around it!
He’s the most festive of all Santas! He has an impressive soft, felt-like grey body with arms that co-ordinate to his amazing hat and cute little feet. His weighted base allows him sit stable on any window sill or perch around your fireplace mantel – just watch out for those who want nothing more than playing hide ‘n’ seek under this year’s tree while they celebrate their winter break.
Jinx is a lively little fellow who always has an explorer’s spirit. He loves climbing up on his perch or window sill, and then hiding underneath it to play “find me! Get Down Here!” under the tree during our family gatherings at Christmas time.
What is the origin of Gonks?
The first mention of a gonk dates back to 1600 in Norway and possibly even earlier than the 13th Century. A well-known motif of Nordic folklore, these creatures are said protectors but tend have short tempers with an occasional mischievous streak that can’t resist playing pranks on those they love most – especially children!
What does a Christmas Gonk do?
Caring for a home is not easy, and the winter season can be especially challenging. That’s why it might help to have some Gonks around! These adorable little creatures are quirky like gnome-like figurines with their faces almost entirely covered by large hats (you only see those bulbous noses). According tradition, it’s thought that these protectors stay active all year long but are most likely to be around at Christmas time.
Are Gonks just for Xmas?
Gonks are nothing new to Christmas time. They originated in Scandinavian folklore and were believed to protect farms from catastrophes or bad luck, just like their North American counterparts Santa Claus!
Who invented Gonks?
Robert Benson – Gonks are a fun and creative toy that has been around for over 50 years. They were invented in England back when it was called Great Britain, but now only reside there thanks to the popularity they gained from celebrities like Ringo Starr who endorsed them heavily!