“All these years, I’ve been so wrong. The tinier the train, the more concentrated the fun,” said Sheldon. If you’re looking to honor Sheldon Cooper this holiday season, add a train set to your Christmas tree.
Liking trains is the best way to get in good with Sheldon Cooper. Both on Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory, the character has shown just how much he loves locomotives; both as toys and in real life.
In fact, Sheldon Cooper is so in love with trains that he having a train store nearby is how he judges a city’s viability to become a new home.
Sheldon Cooper Loves Trains Year-Round
Sheldon loves small and collectible trains. He also spent some time soul searching on a real train. Back in Season 7’s “The Locomotive Manipulation,” Sheldon Cooper spent some time trying to figure out his career and his life.
During this episode, we also saw the first time Sheldon ever kissed Amy Farrah Fowler. Not only did he kiss the woman that will one day become his wife, but he surprisingly liked it.
This happened during a Valentine dinner aboard the vintage train.
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
While Sheldon Cooper has gone back and forth on his love for Christmas, he’s never said anything negative about trains. In fact, to bring the two together, all you have to do is place a toy train around the Christmas tree.
Wonderopolis writes, “Beneath the twinkling lights and amongst the packages, tiny tracks weave in and out and around the tree, carrying old-fashioned train cars in an endless loop around the bottom of the tree. So exactly what do toy trains have to do with Christmas and how did this tradition get started?”
Historians report that the tradition has been going on for at least 100 years, even though they’re unsure of the origin. The manufacturer, Lionel, has been making trains for this amount of time and they’re always been popular.
Since Christmas is a time when people travel long distances, the train naturally became associated with Christmas and the holiday season. Back then, the railways were the main outlet for both travel and shipping gifts.
Have you purchased your train set to honor Sheldon Cooper this holiday season?