This 2-star masked Santa ornament is our readers' favorite thing on Amazon
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This 2-star masked Santa ornament is our readers' favorite thing on Amazon

It won Black Friday... but why?

Every now and then, you find a feel-good story that encapsulates the spirit of the holiday season and gives you hope for the year to come. And I really hope you find that story, because this ain't it.

As expected, Black Friday saw retailers release a ton of deals and sales; PPE-wearing Santa ornament with a two-star rating on Amazon.

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Take a second to really look at this ornament. Gaze into Santa's eyes, limpid pools of pale blue that seem afraid of something lurking just over your shoulder. Behold his eyebrow, cocked slightly upward as though even he himself is questioning your purchase. And look at that bedazzled mask!

This thing was the top-selling item in our Amazon affiliate program for Black Friday, and and is currently marked as the "#1 Best Seller" in Amazon's Christmas Figurine Ornaments despite 333 people giving it a one star rating. What's going on here? Are a ton of unsuspecting folks about to receive the worst prank gift ever? Did one lone wacko buy a crate of them to complete his fetishistic altar to St. Nick? Are we all being Punk'd?

The ornament's still in stock, if you're somehow inclined to buy it, although the shipping estimate says it might not even arrive until after the new year. Imagine opening a package on January 8th and pulling out Santa's beglittered head, possibly in multiple pieces due to shipping damage. Doesn't that sound fun?

Check out our Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage to score great discounted gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.