The first Christmas pipes from Tinksy were produced for John B. Hayes Tobacconist in 1983. Every year since then has been well documented on Tinsky's website except...wait for it...2002! Oh well, that's not going to stop me. Firstly, as you can already gather, this is one big Cherrywood, and everything I'm about to say sort of stems from that. Its chamber, for example, is literally going to take you the entirety of the 12 days of Christmas to smoke through, with some left over for New Years. It also sits with the all the immovability of a hefty and plastered mall Santa Claus passed out behind the plastic reindeer. That's all to be expected consequence of substantial girth, such as this. What is a Christmas miracle is how well-oriented and consistent the sandblasted grain is, which is something you don't typically see on pieces this large.