Holiday Barbie Dolls

Holiday Barbie Dolls

 2013 marked the 25th anniversary of Holiday Barbie Dolls. For many of us, it just wouldn't be Christmas without Barbie. Most of us have childhood memories of Christmas morning with Barbie gifts under the tree and today we have Holiday Barbies and ornaments to help celebrate the season.

 In addition to the official Holiday doll produced every year, there are Barbie Christmas Ornaments and other Holiday Barbies - special editions, grocery store versions, even an Angel series.


Happy Holiday Barbie Dolls

Happy Holiday Barbie Dolls Dolls were made from 1988 to 1998. The 1988 Happy Holiday Barbie is considered to be the first "Collectible Barbie", although it wasn't originally planned that way. The dolls rapidly sold out and almost immediately began to command big prices on the secondary market. Based on the popularity of that doll, Mattel realized there was a huge market for Barbie Dolls for adult collectors. This was the beginning of the "Barbie craze" that continued to grow, reached an absolute fevered pitch in the late 1990s (thanks to the advent of eBay). Unfortunately for many, the craze has died down since the early 2000s, but there are still many adult Barbie collectors.

This series was one of the most (if not the most) popular of all times. Many began their Barbie collection because of this series and many collected only this line. Many girls received a "Happy Holiday" Barbie each year for Christmas.   

Since the end of the Happy Holiday Series in 1998 there have been Holiday Barbie Dolls every year, but there has not been a continual series like the earlier one.

In 1999 the Holiday Barbie was called Millenium Princess, in celebration of the new millenium.  From 2000 to 2002 the Holiday Barbies were the Celebration Series.  In 2003 the Holiday Barbie was called Winter Fantasy.   Since 2004 they have been called Holiday Barbie.  These are the "official" Holiday Barbies - there have been many other holiday themed dolls - porcelain, angels, pink box, etc.  Here are all of the Holiday Barbies - Click on the picture or link to view information about each doll.

1988 Happy Holiday Barbie

1988 Happy Holiday Barbie

1989 Happy Holiday Barbie

1989 Happy Holiday Barbie

1990 Happy Holiday Barbie

1990 Happy Holiday Barbie

1991 Happy Holiday Barbie

1991 Happy Holiday Barbie

1992 Happy Holiday Barbie

1992 Happy Holiday Barbie

1993 Happy Holiday Barbie

1993 Happy Holiday Barbie

1994 Happy Holiday Barbie

1994 Happy Holiday Barbie

1995 Happy Holiday Barbie

1995 Happy Holiday Barbie

1996 Happy Holiday Barbie

1996 Happy Holiday Barbie

1997 Happy Holiday Barbie

1997 Happy Holiday Barbie

1998 Happy Holiday Barbie

1998 Happy Holiday Barbie

1999 Millennium Princess

1999 Millennium Princess

2000 Celebration Barbie

2000 Celebration Barbie

2001 Celebration Barbie

2001 Celebration Barbie

2002 Holiday Celebration Barbie

2002 Holiday Celebration Barbie

2003 Winter Fantasy Barbie

2003 Winter Fantasy

2004 Holiday Barbie

2004 Holiday Barbie

2005 Holiday Barbie

2005 Holiday Barbie

2006 Holiday Barbie

2006 Holiday Barbie

2007 Holiday Barbie

2007 Holiday Barbie

2008 Holiday Barbie

2008 Holiday Barbie

2009 Holiday Barbie

2009 Holiday Barbie

2010 Holiday Barbie

2010 Holiday Barbie

2011 Holiday Barbie

2011 Holiday Barbie

2012 Holiday Barbie Dolls

2012 Holiday Barbie

2013 Holiday Barbie

2013 Holiday Barbie


Pink Box Holiday Barbie Dolls

Special Edition Pink Box Holiday Barbies are also known as Grocery Store and/or Drugstore Holiday dolls because they have been sold in grocery and drug stores since 1993.  They are very inexpensive and fun to collect and to use for decorating! 

1993 Holiday Hostess Barbie

1993 Holiday Hostess Barbie

1994 Holiday Dreams Barbie

1994 Holiday Dreams Barbie

1995 Caroling Fun Barbie

1995 Caroling Fun Barbie

1996 Holiday Season Barbie

1996 Holiday Season Barbie

1997 Holiday Treats Barbie

1997 Holiday Treats Barbie

1998 Festive Season Barbie

1998 Festive Season Barbie

1999 Tree Trimming Barbie

1999 Tree Trimming Barbie

2000 Holiday Surprise Barbie

2000 Holiday Surprise Barbie

2001 Holiday Excitement Barbie

2001 Holiday Excitement Barbie

2002 Season's Sparkle Barbie

2002 Season's Sparkle Barbie

2003 Holiday Joy Barbie

2003 Holiday Joy Barbie

2004 Santa's Helper Barbie

2004 Santa's Helper Barbie

2005 Holiday Angel Barbie

2005 Holiday Angel Barbie

2006 Holiday Angel Barbie

2006 Holiday Angel Barbie

2007 Holiday Wishes Barbie

2007 Holiday Wishes Barbie

2008 Holiday Party Barbie

2008 Holiday Party Barbie



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