This past Halloween we focused on the best gloves to protect villains in horror movies, so as we turned from trick or treat to holly jolly, we thought it would only be fitting to focus on the best gloves for famous holiday movie characters. Plus, let’s just say that we’ve had some time to watch all of our favorites during our holiday break!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A misunderstood hairy and green creature (who lives like a hermit atop Mount Crumpit) decides to teach the Christmas-obsessed village below the mountain a lesson by stealing Christmas and Christmas cheer.
The Grinch, with a heart two sizes too small, is a grouchy, cave-dwelling creature who despises Christmas and anything remotely fun. He prefers to be alone, likes to wear stinky clothes, and enjoys eating garbage. Yes, garbage.
While finding all things repulsive quite delightful, he adores crunchin’ on some garbage most of all – especially broken glass! Broken dishes, bottles, light bulbs – the works. Digging through garbage has its risks (and rewards, I guess, if you’re a Grinch) like hypodermic needles, broken glass and more. He’s going to need some serious cut and puncture resistant gloves if he’s gonna continue to dig his paws through all that junk! Plus, these gloves just happen to match the Grinch’s infamous green look ever so nicely.
Our safety recommendation: MXHV2PB
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Family man wants the idyllic perfect family and the idyllic perfect Christmas and does everything in his power to keep everything and everyone in line for the holidays. While also (impatiently) waiting for his yearly bonus to come through, things take a turn when his country-dwelling family come to visit.
Clark Griswold is a perfectionist. He works hard and wants his family to reflect the perfect image of success, happiness and wealth. So, naturally, he needs the perfect tree, perfect lights, perfect dinner and he needs to give his family the ultimate gift of a pool, turning himself into a pseudo-Santa.
What would complete Clark’s obsession with all things perfect and all things Christmas? Red gloves! They not only complete his look, but also will come in handy when uprooting and carrying a massive Christmas tree, which requires cut, puncture and abrasion resistance. PLUS the glove’s name is practically SANTA!
Our safety recommendation: SNTAPVC
The Santa Clause
Upon hearing noises coming from the roof, a toy company executive decides to check it out and, in the process, scares the person on the roof, causing the intruder to slip and fall. Turns out the intruder was none other than Santa Claus and after putting the suit on, the toy exec learns that he’s going to turn into the jolly old fella and will be forced to move to the North Pole to report for his duties.
We’re not going to focus on the main character for this one. Instead, we’re looking at those little elves in Santa’s workshop who are working away to make sure kids around the world wake up to their coveted gifts.
They may have a rewarding job, but it’s not easy. Assembling toys, some tiny and some sharp, all at a time-sensitive speed means these elves are going to need some puncture, abrasion and cut resistance. Plus, these gloves are green, so they’re sure to complement the North Pole’s color palette!
Our safety recommendation: STAGHVPN
An elf in the North Pole named Buddy learns that he’s not really an elf – he’s human. Shenanigans ensue as Buddy heads to New York to find his real dad, who happens to be on Santa’s naughty list! *Audible gasp*
Buddy the Elf. Buddy was raised as an elf, which means he’s got a particular diet and way of life. Spaghetti for dinner? That’s normal. Adding maple syrup, marshmallows, pop tarts and candy to said spaghetti? Just a tad too sugary for me, thanks! He was also raised to be super jolly, wonderfully naïve, and an absolute champion when it comes to snowball fights.
Old man winter’s frosty breath. Snowball fights have a tendency to occur in cold weather. Weird, huh? Well, if Buddy wants to keep his reigning title of snowball fight champion, he’s going to need some gloves with excellent mobility for picking up and packing snow, anti-split PVC palm patches for keeping a firm grip on those snowballs, and the ability to keep his hands warm in frigid cold conditions.
Our safety recommendation: SNOWD388V
Bratty kid annoys family on the eve of a family holiday vacation and wishes he had no family. Family accidentally leave for the airport the following day without him. Kid thinks his wish came true. Thinking no one is home, the Wet Bandits (two con men) decide they want to burglarize kid’s house, not knowing this kid isn’t going to make it easy.
P.S. I know this question has been posed on the Internet a million times, but seriously, how are they able to afford that massive house and a vacation to Paris for the whole family!?
Kevin McAllister. He wants to enjoy the comfort of an empty, family-free house but when the Wet Bandits decide to mess with him, he decides to booby trap the entire house and lure them in. Kind of sounds like a horror movie, but I swear it’s not.
All the booby traps! Boiling-hot doorknobs, swinging paint cans, falling hot irons, loose nails. You name it, Kevin did it. Again, I promise it’s not a horror movie. If Kevin’s going to fend off the Wet Bandits, he’s going to need some gloves that can dish out some serious heat and puncture protection while he sets up his elaborate booby traps.
Our safety recommendation: NE240TKL
*We hope you enjoyed our fun, light-hearted take on re-positioning industrial gloves for residential use. The suggested uses for the gloves featured in this blog are for entertainment purposes only and not the intended uses of the glove.