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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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Balsam Hill

Brighten your spirits this season with our enticing Pine scented ornament sticks. This enlivening natural fragrance is endowed wit...h the unique sweetness of majestic mountain pines. Fresh and crisp with a hint of mint, our Pine scented Christmas ornaments are the perfect finishing touch for the magical ambiance you so lovingly create in your home each year. Just hang our dark green scent sticks within the boughs of your beautiful Christmas tree or wreath, and their alluring fragrance will greet you and your guests with that storied holiday experience. read more

Balsam Hill

Made especially for your white Christmas tree, the Balsam Hill™ White Tree Topper Extension Kit ensures that your tree toppe...r sits safe and secure atop your tree. With its 18 white metal rod, extra white tips and white zip ties, this patented innovation easily attaches to your tree and discreetly supports your tree's crowning jewel. Let your Christmas tree topper stand out with our convenient White Tree Topper Extension Kit. read more

TreeClassics Christmas Trees

Inspired by celestial beauty, Tree Classics' Silent Night Angel Tree Topper measures 10 inches high and 4 inches wide. This tree t...opper's garments are crated from satin, organza, and lace. This angel is wearing earth-tone robes, with detailed wings at... read more

Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill Crystal Amber Ornaments are available in a set of 24. These handcrafted Christmas ornaments are made of crystal and co...me in an amber color to accent any tree, wreath, or garland. Each set contains two types of jewel-cut designs to add an extra dimension of elegance to your holiday display. 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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Savoy House

Savoy House - Elba - A strong, stately family of forged iron pieces crafted to represent a truly rugged look. Its circular motif s...tands out on each arm with a chunky rivet detail, while oversized candle sleeves and long, clean lines all finished in Oiled Copper add to its authenticity.Bulb Included: No Bulb Type: Incandescent Candle Cover Type: Ivory Beeswax Collection: Elba Energy Star Compliant: No Finish: Oiled Copper Height: 40-1 4 Length: 27-1 4 Max Wattage: 60 Number of arms: 6 Number of Lights: 8 Safety Rating: UL, CUL Socket 1 Base: Candelabra Socket 1 Max Wattage: 60 Type: Island Lights Voltage: 120 Weight: 27.72 Width: 40-1 4. read more

Savoy House

Savoy House - Savonia - Elegance comes to life in Savonia with a rich, deeply toned Oxidized Silver finish, exquisite filigreed or...namentation and an abundance of tone on tone variation. Layers of tiered candles accompanied by Dupioni silk shades add to the dramatic, yet graceful design. The family features an impressive oversized pocket sconce and trestle with a filigreed frame banding that are certain to impress.Bulb Included: No Bulb Type: Incandescent Collection: Savonia Energy Star Compliant: No Finish: Oxidized Silver Height: 19 Max Wattage: 100 Number of Lights: 4 Safety Rating: UL, CUL Shade: Cream Shantung Shades Socket 1 Base: Edison Socket 1 Max Wattage: 100 Type: Island Lights Voltage: 120 Weight: 25.96 Width: 39-3 4. read more

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You're cordially invited to the home of Disney holiday magic, where all the season's traditions come together under the roof of th...is Christmas sculpture featuring your favorite Disney characters. Watch as each room lights up, highlighting the raised relief scene embedded within as the voice of Mickey Mouse narrates the beloved poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.A Bradford Exchange first, this handcrafted Christmas sculpture is filled with amazing details that bring every festive decoration and Disney character to life. Follow along as each window lights up, revealing a heartwarming scene from the story, from Cinderella hanging stockings by the chimney with care, to Donald nestled all snug in his bed and Tinker Bell on the rooftop with Santa. It's the perfect magical addition to your treasured Disney Christmas decor, but don't delay; this edition is strictly limited to 120 days and strong demand is expected. A fine collectible, not intended for children. 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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The Bradford Exchange

Of all the season's gifts, the sparkle of fresh fallen snow is perhaps the most enchanting. Add wintry wonder to your Christmas de...cor with a collectible Thomas Kinkade Santa Claus figurine, a first-ever Bradford Exchange exclusive to showcase holiday songs, a moving Santa Claus, gleaming LED lights and unique laser-cut snowflakes.Be charmed by the vision of the Painter of Light with this limited-edition Thomas Kinkade tabletop Santa figurine. Dressed in resplendent winter white, the handcrafted Santa Claus figurine rotates in circular motion to sprinkle an array of silvery snowflakes on the village below. Inspired by Mr. Kinkade's beloved holiday artwork, the village features 8 hand-painted buildings, a horse-drawn carriage, villagers and more. At the flip of a switch, the rosy-cheeked Santa merrily rotates and 16 LED lights glow within the village buildings and illuminate Mr. Kinkade's artwork. Plus, you'll hear a medley of 8 classic holiday songs. Glitter-touched snow adorns Santa's robe and the village atop the handsome wooden base. This Christmas wish come true is expected to generate exceptional demand. Don't delay - read more

The Bradford Exchange

Thomas Kinkade Moving Santa Claus Tabletop Figurine: And To All A Good Night - Of all the season's gifts, the sparkle of fresh fal...len snow is perhaps the most enchanting. Add wintry wonder to your Christmas decor with a collectible Thomas Kinkade Santa... read more

M I Hummel

With the light of his lantern guiding him home, this 'Christmas is Coming' figurine is ready to share the holidays with someone sp...ecial. From the detail of the heart on the tree to the real rope he carries, this charmer is sure to warm up your home.... 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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PersonalizationMall

Entertain visiting family and friends this holiday season in elegant, personalized style with our Holiday Wreath Personalized Serv...ing Tray.This elegant acrylic serving tray is printed with a translucent design and features any initial displayed in the center of the wreath followed by any greeting and family's name below it. This is the perfect serving tray for all of your holiday entertaining. read more

Susquehanna Glass

ZSG2327 Features Glass is sand etched with a holiday design inspired by vintage christmas ornaments Dishwasher safe Made and decor...ated in the USA Product Type: Wine tumbler/Stemless wine glass Style: Holiday Color: Clear Primary Material: Lead Free Crystal Number of Items Included: 4 Glass/Crystal Component: Yes Number of Glasses In Set: 4 Dishwasher Safe: Yes Capacity: 19 Ounces Country of Manufacture: United States Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Glass/Crystal Type: Etched Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 9'' Overall Width - Side to Side: 3'' Overall Depth - Front to Back: 3'' Overall Product Weight: 0.48 lbs read more

Lenox

The perfect accent piece for your holiday dcor. Functional and festive, this bowl will serve you and your guests beautifully throu...ghout the holiday season. Crafted in the Lenox tradition of translucent ivory bone china, it bears luxurious bands of precious gold on the rim and base. A stunning holiday accent piece. Brand: LENOX Ware Type: CHINA Collection: DIMENSION Pattern: HOLIDAY Pattern Trim: GOLD Color: IVORY Intro Date: Jan 01, 1974 Country of Origin: USA Boxed Dimensions: L 11.80000 H 8.30000 W 11.20000 INCH Weight: 2.75000 LB read more

Lenox

A wonderful addition to your table for this and every holiday season, this festive plate is crafted of Lenox fine china and rimmed... in precious gold. It's as beautiful as it is functional, enhancing the Lenox Holiday dinnerware. 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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Woodwaves

Ceramic Village This festive and timeless ceramic village set will add a sense of uniqueness and warmth to your holiday decor. App...roximate Church Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5" x 12"H Set of 6 Includes one of each design read more

Improvements

The Shimmering Nativity expresses the true meaning of Christmas. These plug-in Christmas decorations can be used indoors or outdoo...rs. The Shimmering Holy Family is easy to assemble and disassemble for storage. Our Shimmering Nativity brings the... read more

Novica

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. An angel stands watch over ...Mary, Joseph and the babe in the manger in this nativity scene. By members of the God's Seed Cooperative in El Salvador,... read more

Bradford Exchange

The miraculous story of the First Christmas is a joyful reminder of the true meaning of the season. Now a breathtaking presentatio...n inspired by the artistry of Thomas Kinkade celebrates the Nativity with a tabletop centerpiece glowing with inspiration. The O Holy Night Always in Bloom® Illuminated Crystal Centerpiece combines the festive beauty of hand-formed silken flowers with a handcrafted Nativity display inspired by the heartfelt art of Thomas Kinkade. This tabletop centerpiece even features a genuine crystal stable that lights up with a heavenly glow as holiday music plays. Available in a limited edition exclusively from The Bradford Exchange, it's a radiant Christmas decoration unlike anything found in stores!This stunning Thomas Kinkade O Holy Night Table Centerpiece features an artful arrangement of lifelike poinsettias, delicate white blossoms, evergreen and holly leaves, individually handcrafted using a silky-soft material and embellished with ruby red berries and a magnificent fabric bow. At the center of this lush floral setting, a hand-sculpted and hand-painted traditional Nativity scene is bathed in radiant LED illumination emanating from the multi-faceted crystal stable. The glowing lights also highlight the glittering accents on the "natural stone" floor and decorative branches. The melody of 8 beloved holiday songs adds to the ambience. Strong demand is expected for this Thomas Kinkade-inspired tabletop centerpiece, so hurry - order now! 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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Fitz and Floyd
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Dimensions: 7L x 5.63W x 6.75H in.. Resin construction. Musical Santa and toys figurine. Hand-painted full color finish. Not only ...is the Fitz and Floyd Santas Toy Shop Musical Tune Figurine artfully sculpted and perfectly hand-painted, it also plays Toyland. Sure to be a treasured addition to your Christmas decor and an heirloom your children will grow up loving.About Fitz and FloydFitz and Floyd is recognized worldwide as a leader amongst the style- and quality-conscious. For 50 years, their unique designs have made them the leader in the purveyor of hand-painted ceramic dinnerware, tableware, accessories, giftware, and collectibles. All Fitz and Floyd pieces are easy to spot. Each piece is distinctively hand-crafted by artisans, from the drawing board to the sculpting wheel and kiln.The company's Dallas-based studios are renowned for producing over 500 unique designs per year. Creations range from presidential dinnerware for the White House or a tea service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the perfect centerpiece for your table, and each design is lovingly crafted in the highest quality. Meticulous craftsmanship and exquisite detail make every Fitz and Floyd piece a treasured heirloom-quality gift. read more

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Yosemite Home Decor
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- Yosemite Home Decor features an exciting and vibrant line of abstract artwork. This painting depicts a brightly colored home in ...orange and pink hues. This grand villa is set against an amber colored sunset in a valley filled with lush trees and ro read more

Tuscan Village : 48 x 30-Inch Wall Art Yosemite Home Decor DCD107
Yosemite Home Decor
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A sculptural Empire State Building stands out from the New York skyline in this black and white photographic print. This stunning ...piece is framed and matted for easy hanging. read more

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Fitz and Floyd
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Dimensions: 8.75D x 18.5H in.. Earthenware construction. Traditional Santa Claus figurine. Hand-painted full color finish. The tra...ditional Father Christmas depicted in this Fitz and Floyd Town and Country Santa Figurine features a cheerful red and white outfit and is surrounded by woodland animals. At 18.5 inches tall, this figurine is sure to cut a fine figure within your Christmas display.About Fitz and FloydFitz and Floyd is recognized worldwide as a leader amongst the style- and quality-conscious. For 50 years, their unique designs have made them the leader in the purveyor of hand-painted ceramic dinnerware, tableware, accessories, giftware, and collectibles. All Fitz and Floyd pieces are easy to spot. Each piece is distinctively hand-crafted by artisans, from the drawing board to the sculpting wheel and kiln.The company's Dallas-based studios are renowned for producing over 500 unique designs per year. Creations range from presidential dinnerware for the White House or a tea service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the perfect centerpiece for your table, and each design is lovingly crafted in the highest quality. Meticulous craftsmanship and exquisite detail make every Fitz and Floyd piece a treasured heirloom-quality gift. read more

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Fitz and Floyd
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Dimensions: 6L x 5.5W x 6.75H in.. Resin construction. Musical nativity scene. Hand-painted full color finish. The Fitz and Floyd ...The Journey Musical Tune Figurine is a artistically-sculpted and hand-painted nativity scene. Not just a reflection of the reason for the season, this figurine is also a music box. Sure to be a Christmas heirloom piece!About Fitz and FloydFitz and Floyd is recognized worldwide as a leader amongst the style- and quality-conscious. For 50 years, their unique designs have made them the leader in the purveyor of hand-painted ceramic dinnerware, tableware, accessories, giftware, and collectibles. All Fitz and Floyd pieces are easy to spot. Each piece is distinctively hand-crafted by artisans, from the drawing board to the sculpting wheel and kiln.The company's Dallas-based studios are renowned for producing over 500 unique designs per year. Creations range from presidential dinnerware for the White House or a tea service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the perfect centerpiece for your table, and each design is lovingly crafted in the highest quality. Meticulous craftsmanship and exquisite detail make every Fitz and Floyd piece a treasured heirloom-quality gift. read more

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Dimensions: 8.5D x 19.5H in.. Earthenware construction. Traditional Santa Claus figurine. Hand-painted full color finish. At just ...over 1.5 feet tall and artistically hand-painted, the Fitz and Floyd Regal Holiday Santa Figurine is designed to be a prominent addition to your Christmas display. This earthenware figure has a traditional Father Christmas design. About Fitz and FloydFitz and Floyd is recognized worldwide as a leader amongst the style- and quality-conscious. For 50 years, their unique designs have made them the leader in the purveyor of hand-painted ceramic dinnerware, tableware, accessories, giftware, and collectibles. All Fitz and Floyd pieces are easy to spot. Each piece is distinctively hand-crafted by artisans, from the drawing board to the sculpting wheel and kiln.The company's Dallas-based studios are renowned for producing over 500 unique designs per year. Creations range from presidential dinnerware for the White House or a tea service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the perfect centerpiece for your table, and each design is lovingly crafted in the highest quality. Meticulous craftsmanship and exquisite detail make every Fitz and Floyd piece a treasured heirloom-quality gift. read more

Fitz and Floyd Regal Holiday Santa Figurine
Fitz and Floyd
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Dimensions: 6.5L x 6.25W x 7.5H in.. Resin construction. Musical snowmen figurine. Hand-painted full color finish. The Fitz and Fl...oyd Making Friends Musical Tune Figurine is hand-painted by an artisan to be a delightful addition to your Christmas display. Wind the figurine up to hear its Christmas-inspired tune. About Fitz and FloydFitz and Floyd is recognized worldwide as a leader amongst the style- and quality-conscious. For 50 years, their unique designs have made them the leader in the purveyor of hand-painted ceramic dinnerware, tableware, accessories, giftware, and collectibles. All Fitz and Floyd pieces are easy to spot. Each piece is distinctively hand-crafted by artisans, from the drawing board to the sculpting wheel and kiln.The company's Dallas-based studios are renowned for producing over 500 unique designs per year. Creations range from presidential dinnerware for the White House or a tea service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the perfect centerpiece for your table, and each design is lovingly crafted in the highest quality. Meticulous craftsmanship and exquisite detail make every Fitz and Floyd piece a treasured heirloom-quality gift. read more

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Dimensions: 4.75L x 10.75W x 15.5H in.. Earthenware construction. Traditional reindeer figurine. Hand-painted full color finish. T...he traditional design and bold red and white pattern on this Fitz and Floyd Town and Country Deer Figurine is sure to command attention among your Christmas display. This earthenware reindeer figurine features detailed hand painting.About Fitz and FloydFitz and Floyd is recognized worldwide as a leader amongst the style- and quality-conscious. For 50 years, their unique designs have made them the leader in the purveyor of hand-painted ceramic dinnerware, tableware, accessories, giftware, and collectibles. All Fitz and Floyd pieces are easy to spot. Each piece is distinctively hand-crafted by artisans, from the drawing board to the sculpting wheel and kiln.The company's Dallas-based studios are renowned for producing over 500 unique designs per year. Creations range from presidential dinnerware for the White House or a tea service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the perfect centerpiece for your table, and each design is lovingly crafted in the highest quality. Meticulous craftsmanship and exquisite detail make every Fitz and Floyd piece a treasured heirloom-quality gift. read more

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