Department 56 was founded in 1976, offering just six hand-painted ceramic Christmas decorations. Today the brand carries a variety of holiday decor including lighted ceramic villages, ornaments, figurines, Halloween decorations, Easter decorations, St. Patrick's Day decorations, Mother's Day gifts, ... Read More Father's Day gifts, and gift sets. The Snowbabies collection by Department 56 is crafted with porcelain bisque and then hand-painted for a custom look. Snowbabies has five lines: Celebrations, Classic Collection, SnowDream, Guest Collection, and Snowbabies Accessories. The Snowbabies Disney Guest Collection features look-alikes of Disney princesses such as Belle, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. The Snowbabies SnowDream collection features ornaments and figurines such as the Sweet Dreams Figurine, the Reindeer Ride Ornament, and the My Little Angel tree topper. Department 56 also offers holiday decorations from classic themes such as A Christmas Story, Dr. Suess, Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and The Wizard of Oz. The Peanuts Sorcerer?s Apprentice Snoopy figurine is a Halloween favorite, showing Snoopy and Woodstock trying to cast a spell on a pumpkin. The Department 56 Grinch Max Cookie Jar features the head of Max the dog from Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.