'Wake up Woody': Talking Christmas Tree Returns to Nova Scotia Mall

A talking Christmas tree named Woody returned to a mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for the festive season, video posted on November 19 shows.

Footage shared by local MP Darren Fisher shows a crowd at Mic Mac Mall shouting “wake up Woody”. On the crowd’s third attempt, Woody’s large, cartoonish eyes open to cheers from the audience.

Woody returned to the mall after a 15-year hiatus in 2021, according to local reports. The tree’s return was met with both joy and terror, with some social media users describing the display as a ‘Christmas nightmare’. Credit: Darren Fisher via Storyful

Video transcript

- Count of three, after me, repeat, wake up, Woody. Can we do this?

- Yes! 1, 2, 3.

- (YELLING) Wake up, Woody!

- We've got to [INAUDIBLE]. Let's try again. 1, 2, 3.

- (YELLING) Wake up, Woody!

- All right, one last time, really loud. 1, 2, 3.

- (YELLING) Wake up, Woody!


- Well, shake my branches. Look at everyone! Hi, everyone!

- Hi, Woody!

- Oh my goodness. Hi, Santa.

- Hi, Woody. It's so good to have you back [INAUDIBLE].

- I'm so happy to be back again this year too.

- Everybody's [INAUDIBLE] help with you.

- Look at everyone. Hi, everyone!

- Hi, Woody.

- Wow.