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Christmas Collectibles Buying Guide

Perhaps you have one or two Christmas collectible items and you're interested in adding more. Maybe you inherited a set and want to complement it with a few new purchases. Or maybe you're just starting from scratch to build a series that you, too, can pass down as heirlooms. Whatever your motivation, here's your guide to shopping for Christmas collectibles.

Types of Christmas Collectibles

Types of Christmas Collectibles

Just as each of us has our likes and preferences when it comes to everyday decor, so too does each of us have our likes and preferences when it comes to Christmas collectibles. What is valuable and sought-after by some is not the same for others. A prized collection might include sentimental offerings accumulated through the years. Others might cherish a set that includes some older pieces accented with newer items. To assemble your own personal and treasured Christmas collectibles, start by reviewing the types: ornaments; villages and buildings; characters and figures; plates; and Nativity scenes.

Ornaments

There's an ornament to suit every style, with a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and costs available. These collectibles range from simple colored orbs to very elaborate (and expensive) figurines.

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Kurt Adler
$23.79 $31.50
at Casa

Kurt Adler Capiz Snowflake w/ Gem Lighted Treetop This Kurt Adler Capiz Snowflake with Gem Lighted Treetop is a fun;festive way to... add to the lighting and decor of your Christmas tree Its silver plated and silver glittered finish is accentuated by the lights from within. This treetop includes 4 spare bulbs and 2 spare fuses. Gem-adorned capiz design Silver plated and silver glittered finish Includes 4 spare bulbs and 2 spare fuses Dimensions: 9.5in length x 9.5in width x 2in heightWeight: 0.52lb read more

Kurt Adler
$20.00
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Kurt Adler Acrylic Silver Star Ornament 9-3/4 This Kurt Adler 9.75 Acrylic Silver Star Ornament is a festive;elegant way to add to... your holiday decor The ornament stuns in its rhinestone and pearl design with glitter accents. It is sure to dazzle and bring glamour to any Christmas tree. Measures approximately 9.75 Made of plastic and metal Beautifully detailed read more

Kurt Adler
$8.19
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Kurt Adler Philadelphia Phillies Citizens Bank Park w/ Baseball Ornament 3-3/4 The perfect item for any die-hard Philadelphia Phil...lies fan, this 3-3/4-Inch bas-relief flat back resin ornament is a miniature, detailed replica of Citizens Bank Park, complete with the specific architecture of the stadium, the green of the field, and the stands. Above the field is a classic baseball with the Phillies logo on the front. Above the entrance to the stadium is a red Phillies sign. 3-3/4-Inch major league baseball resin ornament Resin Resin ornament read more

Kurt Adler
$13.29 $20.00
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Kurt Adler Coca-Cola Train Ornament A perfect decor piece for the holiday, this Coca-Cola train is decked out in red and green wit...h classic Coca-Cola bottles. ?Coca-Cola ornament ?plastic/resin ?coca-cola truck Dimensions: 1.2? x 2.2? x 5.6?. read more

Villages and Buildings

A newer category of Christmas collectibles, villages and buildings are designed and decorated to represent Christmas scenes in a town or in the country, such as houses, churches, and stores. Smaller accent pieces include a variety of items, including people, pets, and even light poles.

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Ulbricht
$19.00 $25.00
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The Christian Ulbricht line of wooden Christmas ornaments offers something for everyone. The House with Snowman Ornament is carefu...lly painted with bright colors and has great details. If you are looking for the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas tree look no further than the House with a Snowman Ornament by Christian Ulbricht! Features:House with Snowman Christmas Ornament Ornament is crafted with great detail and bright colors Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 2 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.5 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 1 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.05 Pounds read more

Artistic Reflections
$49.00 $69.84
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This print has a clear acrylic coating to give it the appearance of an original oil painting. Features: Includes method for hangin...g Made in the USA Dimensions: 16" H x 22" W x 3" D, 5.5 lbs read more

Department 56

Introduced January, 2013. Fire It Up Dad!. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and all related characters and elements are trade...marks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment. Size: 3.15 x 2.17 x 1.38". read more

Department 56
$20.00
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Department 56 Accessories for Village Collection Picket Lane Lampposts 4.72 Use Department 56 Cross Product accessories to enhance... your Village display. Part of the Picket Lane grouping, use to create a coordinated landscape. Set of 2. Trust genuine department 56 village accessories Meticuously hand crafted Weight: 0.26lb read more

Characters and Figures

Character Christmas collectibles can be anything from a small statue of the beloved Santa Claus to a plush toy handed down from generation to generation. Characters can be used to adorn mantels, tabletops, counters, or other key spots in the home.

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Precious Moments
$61.50 $81.54
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Renowned artist Pipka is known the world over for her intriguing Santa designs. She has created this Santa in honor of Christmas i...n Denmark, which they call ''Jul''. Part of the ''World of Santas'' collection, this festive design has a St. Lucia doll tucked in his pocket as he prepares to deliver his gifts. Features:Rich in detail, this piece is hand painted Meticulously crafted from cold-cast resin Packaged in a Christmas themed decorative box World of Santas collection Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 5 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.5 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 2.5 Inches Overall Product Weight: 1 Pounds read more

Precious Moments
$55.00 $91.39
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Santa surely knows the pleasures of reading. Children from around the world ask him for all kinds of books every Christmas. Talent...ed artist Pipka has created this colorful holiday design, celebrating the knowledge gained from the pages of a good read. Features:Limited to 9,700 pieces and individually numbered Meticulously crafted from cold-cast resin Packaged in a Christmas themed decorative box Reflections of Christmas collection Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 6 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.75 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 2.75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 1 Pounds read more

Roman, Inc.

This piece stands out among other holiday figurines. With a detailed Angel Holding a Star with an intricate Holy Family design, th...is delicately sophisticated figurine is a charming piece to own. A Roman exclusive, and part of their Joseph's Studio Collection, this figurine is an ideal addition to your Christmas collection. Features:Roman exclusive figurine Made of a resin-stone mix Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 15.75 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 7.5 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 4 Inches Overall Product Weight: 2.85 Pounds read more

Plates

Plates that are prized as Christmas collectibles are typically ceramic or porcelain; pieces in a set may depict a series of related scenes, or they may show stand-alone images.

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3dRose
$17.09 $18.99
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CherylsArt Holidays Halloween - Nine Happy Pumpkins sitting in Straw - Mugs Product Features: Made of white ceramic Image printed ...on both sides High gloss finish Available in 11 oz and 15 oz Contains no lead Product Details: Nine Happy Pumpkins sitting in Straw Mug is available in both 11 oz and 15 oz. Why drink out of an ordinary mug when a custom printed mug is so much cooler? This ceramic mug is lead free, microwave safe and FDA approved. Image is printed on both sides. Hand washing is recommended. Added on September 12, 2013 read more

222 Fifth
$79.99 $199.99
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Set a traditional holiday table with this 222 Fifth Christmas Foliage dinnerware set. Product Features: Holly and berries create... a classic look. Fine china ensures lasting quality and beauty. What's Included: Four 11.25-in. dinner plates Four 9-in. salad plates Four 5.5-in. bowls Product Construction and Care: Porcelain Dishwasher and microwave safe Product Details: Model no. 7122 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Rachael Ray
$19.99 $39.99
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Featuring a merry holiday motif, these Rachael Ray appetizer plates are sure to brighten this year's festivities. Product Feature...s: Adorable owl and Christmas tree design lends holiday cheer. Sturdy porcelain construction ensures lasting beauty. What's Included: Four 6.75-in. appetizer plates Product Construction and Care: Porcelain Dishwasher and microwave safe Product Details: Model no. 58661 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Spode
$35.99 $80.00
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Spode Christmas Tree Peppermint Canape Plate 6.5, Set of 4 Spode Christmas Tree has graced tables all over the world since 1938. T...he pattern features a green banded traditional Christmas tree design. Each year this beautifully classic pattern adds many new dinnerware, accessories and giftware to its range. There is no better holiday tradition than the gift of Spode Christmas Tree. Introduced in 2011 this set of 4 canape plates with candy cane boarder comes beautifully gift boxed. Weight: 0.5lb read more

Nativity Scenes

Some Nativity scenes are fairly simple wooden figures, while others are elaborately painted and fairly fragile. Most Nativity scenes can be added to over time.

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Willow Tree

As enduring as the story it portrays, the six-piece Nativity is as loved today as when it was originally introduced in 2000. Its s...implicity and form has made it a timeless classic. As a Christmas gift, wedding gift or self-purchase, the Willow Tree Nativity continues on as a family tradition. Sentiment: Behold the awe and wonder of the Christmas Story. Resin, wood composite. Measurements: Tallest 9.5"h. read more

Grandin Road

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with our gorgeous Patience Brewster Nativity Scene. Artist Patience Brewster has created w...hat she feels is true to the story of the first Christmas, with an ever-so-subtle whimsical touch. Baby Jesus can lie in the manger, or be held by Mary or Joseph. This scene is a wonderful rendering of heirloom quality. Made from hand-molded stone resin Sizes range from 2-1/2?H to 10?H Hand-painted with exquisite detailing Magi figurines and animals are sold separately below. read more

Caspari
$17.19
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Entertaining w/ Caspari Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar, Nativity Scene The christmas pop-up advent calendar featuring the nativi...ty scene design from caspari is a festive tradition for any family to celebrate the days of december leading up to christmas. The traditional art features the three wiseman, mary, joseph and baby jesus. The calendar opens accordion style and sits flat on a tabletop. Steeped in 1900 century german lutheran history, advent calendars have always been an active, engaging way to count down the days to christmas for children and adults both. Behind each door is a themed picture. Advent calendars with the story book are also available from caspari. Celebrate the holidays with caspari. Christmas pop-up advent calendar featuring the nativity scene Sits on a tabletop; full color illustrations One door to open for every day from december 1 to december 24; picture behind every door Beautifully drawn to enjoy every day Perfect tradition for children and adults alike Dimensions: 12in length x 0.25in width x 10.25in height read more

Novica

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. By Jose Arriola, this nativ...ity scene depicts the Holy Family, angels and shepherds in the traditional weavings of Totonicapan in Southeastern Guatemala. Crafted and painted by hand, the sculptures include a donkey, a gentle cow and two fluffy sheep. Product Features: Colors: Black, red, yellow Materal: Ceramic Largest piece: 3.3 inches high x 1.6 inches wide x 1.6 inches deep Smallest piece: 1 inch high x 0.8 inches wide x 1.2 inches deep Plate: 0.7 inch high x 8.7 inches diameter Set includes: 12 sculptures, plate Story Behind the Art: My favorite thing to do is to create new designs and I love the challenge of crafting and painting them by hand, says Guatemalas Jose Arriola. Each design is proof of the richness of our culture. Working with ceramics has brought me many beautiful things, from learning the craft from my mother and uncles, to providing for my family so that my four children can go to the university. I already have a grandchild and my wish for all of them is that they become independent people with a career of their choice. That they be responsible and be respectful of God. What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen. Imported Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days. read more

Product Features

Product Features

Some people are avid researchers, figuring out where and when their Christmas collectibles were created, how valuable they are, and how many copies exist. Others assemble a beloved set of Christmas collectibles with no heed to the provenance of items, but rather with an intuitive feel for what they like or want. Both approaches—and the middle ground between them—are absolutely acceptable routes to Christmas collecting. Whatever your motivation, though, it's important to review certain product features, either for your own edification or simply to know best how to preserve the items you're paying for. Those include edition or year number; new or used; and materials.

Edition or Year Number

For people who are interested in specifics about the creation of their Christmas collectibles, the edition or year number is an important piece of information to help determine the current and future value.

New or Used

For true collectors, many important Christmas collectibles are purchased as used pieces in good condition. However, many types of Christmas collectibles are available as new pieces.

Materials

Depending on the type, Christmas collectibles may be as varied in material as they are in design—fabric, ceramic, wood, glass, metal, and many others are available.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Because some are highly sought after, certain types or styles of Christmas collectibles will have purchase considerations that rank more important for some than for others. But no matter the Christmas collectibles' origin or market value, assembling a set requires certain purchase considerations. For example, cost will be a factor, as well as condition. Even the most ordinary items will have certain care and storage requirements in order to extend their life—and their value to you and your family. Here's what to keep in mind.

Cost

Obviously, Christmas collectibles that are highly prized will be more expensive. But a Christmas collection can be assembled from those things that are important to you, whether they're expensive or simply momentous, such as a first set of colored holiday orbs purchased for your very first tree.

Condition

Particularly when purchasing used, merchandise should be carefully inspected for cracks, chips, wear and tear, or damage to the finish. That will affect both the current and future value.

Care and Storage

Some Christmas collectibles may not have specific storage requirements, but others—in order to protect them from light, heat, or damp conditions—may need special boxes or particular places in the home.

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Ulbricht
$19.00 $25.00
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The Christian Ulbricht line of wooden Christmas ornaments offers something for everyone. The House with Snowman Ornament is carefu...lly painted with bright colors and has great details. If you are looking for the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas tree look no further than the House with a Snowman Ornament by Christian Ulbricht! Features:House with Snowman Christmas Ornament Ornament is crafted with great detail and bright colors Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 2 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.5 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 1 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.05 Pounds read more

House with Snowman Ornament
Precious Moments
$61.50 $81.54
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Renowned artist Pipka is known the world over for her intriguing Santa designs. She has created this Santa in honor of Christmas i...n Denmark, which they call ''Jul''. Part of the ''World of Santas'' collection, this festive design has a St. Lucia doll tucked in his pocket as he prepares to deliver his gifts. Features:Rich in detail, this piece is hand painted Meticulously crafted from cold-cast resin Packaged in a Christmas themed decorative box World of Santas collection Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 5 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.5 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 2.5 Inches Overall Product Weight: 1 Pounds read more

"Denmark" Denmark Santa Figurine
Precious Moments
$55.00 $91.39
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Santa surely knows the pleasures of reading. Children from around the world ask him for all kinds of books every Christmas. Talent...ed artist Pipka has created this colorful holiday design, celebrating the knowledge gained from the pages of a good read. Features:Limited to 9,700 pieces and individually numbered Meticulously crafted from cold-cast resin Packaged in a Christmas themed decorative box Reflections of Christmas collection Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 6 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.75 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 2.75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 1 Pounds read more

"Pleasure of Reading Santa" Limited Edition Santa Holding Books Figurine
Two's Company
$72.00 $90.00
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Set of 3 Origami Figures Includes: Large Bird, Small Bird, Horse Dimensions from 6 1/2 W x 3 D x 5 1/2 H Material: Porcelain Impor...ted read more

Twos Company Tozai Home Origami Figures (Set of 3)
Artistic Reflections
$49.00 $69.84
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This print has a clear acrylic coating to give it the appearance of an original oil painting. Features: Includes method for hangin...g Made in the USA Dimensions: 16" H x 22" W x 3" D, 5.5 lbs read more

Christmas House Framed Painting Print
Ulbricht
$22.20 $41.07
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The Christian Ulbricht line of wooden Christmas ornaments offers something for everyone. The House with Santa Ornament is carefull...y painted with bright colors and has great details. If you are looking for the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas tree look no further than the House with Santa Ornament by Christian Ulbricht! Features:House with Santa Christmas Ornament Ornament is crafted with great detail and bright colors Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 2 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.5 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 0.75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.01 Pounds read more

House with Santa Ornament
Lladro
$519.99 $1,458.00
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A typical Christmas scene with a boy and a girl who might be brother and sister, in the company of a Golden Retriever dog, placing... their letters to Santa Claus into a mailbox the envelop reads: To Santa, North Pole. They are depicted with naturalism in an updated scene with a focus on small details: the winter garments worn by the children have a woolen-knit texture; a traditional cast-iron mailbox has an antique flavor; there is snow on the mailbox as well as on the ground, and a Christmas wreath with mistletoe and a red ribbon. Materials: Porcelain Setting: Indoor Dimensions: 10 inches high x 8 inches wide Issue Year: 2004 Sculptor: José Luis Alvarez read more

Lladro 'Holiday Wishes' Porcelain Figure
Karen Didion Originals
$96.00 $147.00
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This Christmas collectible is a unique addition to any home. The Lighted Santa with Tree is great for any shelf, mantle, and count...ertop. With this design's elegant touch and beautifully lit tree he's sure to add character and style to any home. Features:Exquisite fabrics and accessories High quality item with hand painted face and hands, glass inset eyes, and real mohair beard Lights are cord operated Crakewood collection Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 17 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 11 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 7 Inches Overall Product Weight: 3.5 Pounds Special Offer: 10 Issues of Martha Stewart Living A $19.95 Value - Included with your purchase (Subscription and Rebate Info) read more

Crakewood Lighted Santa Claus Figurine with Tree
Karen Didion Originals
$76.00 $109.50
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Karen Didion has been capturing memories for 15 years with her extraordinary designs. This Christmas collectible is no exception a...nd is a unique edition to any home. New 17" Tartan Santa is great for any shelf, mantle, and countertop. With this designs vintage touch, he's sure to add character and style to any home. Features:Unique collectible design by Karen Didion High quality item with hand painted face and hands, glass inset eyes and real mohair beard Exquisite fabrics and accessories Great for hostess gift New for 2012 Crakewood collection Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 17 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 10 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 5 Inches Overall Product Weight: 2.5 Pounds Special Offer: 10 Issues of Martha Stewart Living A $19.95 Value - Included with your purchase (Subscription and Rebate Info) read more

Crakewood Tartan Santa Claus Figurine
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