Time for the wonderful, the strange, the slightly bizarre. (Because those darn Christmas cards still aren't done). I went searching for Christmas items that do something when you add water. How's that for a theme?
Magic Christmas Tree
I have one of these hanging around somewhere. I think mine came from Oriental Trading, although I couldn't find them on their site during a cursory look. They are available from Armchair World, and maybe at the Dollar Store.
There's a really fancy (and better looking one) at Online Science Mall. They have a snowman, too.
I might have to get one of these, that's pretty cool.
Grow a Christmas Tree
You can grow a REAL tree in this package from DealExtreme.
This stuff just looks weird.
Place the rosette in hot water and watch it unfold as your tea steeps. But how does it taste? Available from Margaret's Fine Imports.
And finally, how about some Snowman Soup?