Thomas the Train – Coming Soon to a Christmas Tree Near Me?

Last year, I wanted so badly to get Norton hooked on Thomas the Train.  I took him to Gingerbread Toys, the local toy store (yay for supporting small local businesses!), and was crushed when he had no interest in Thomas the Train at all.  This year, I hadn’t even considered getting him Thomas the Train.  I figured we’d get him an awesome kitchen set and other things to go along with that.  You know, things that will facilitate imaginative play.

While I was out grocery shopping at my local big box store, Norton spotted some Thomas the Train engines on the shelf.  He got so excited when he pointed to them and shouted “Train!”

We don’t watch Thomas in our house.  Actually, about all we watch is Sesame Street.  However, we do live near train tracks that are part of a rather busy shipping line.  (In Prince George, it’s not so much a “wrong side of the tracks” thing as much as it’s a symptom of Prince George being a huge railroad and forestry town.)  Every time Norton hears the train, he yells, “Bye bye, train!”  He’s also delighted when we drive away and see the train along the road.

So with that in mind, I’m thinking that maybe we need to get some Thomas or Chuggington in the house.  I’m leaning towards some kind of train with the wooden tracks because they’re compatible with each other, generally better made and more sturdy, and have a better resale value for when my little ones are no longer little enough to be interested in Thomas the Train.  Besides, I keep thinking that the Misty Island Adventure Set would be something really cool for us to play with.

Thomas the Train – Coming Soon to a Christmas Tree Near Me?

How cool would this be on Christmas morning?

Or perhaps we’ll consider getting Melissa & Doug or Brio wooden train sets.  After all, Thomas, Chuggington, Melissa & Doug, and Brio are all compatible.

Do you have a wooden train enthusiast in your house?  Which train product do you (or your enthusiast) prefer?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. I like the Misty Island set..

  2. My son just loves Thomas and Brio! There are some of those themed gifts under our tree as we speak 🙂

  3. We have a large Thomas collection. It’s been a lot of fun for all three kids.

  4. I have 4 brothers that were obsessed with Trains, Thomas too! We would all spend hours building elaborate tracks… super fun!

  5. I have all girls, but I’m pretty sure my nephew loves thomas the train


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