When you combine Christmas and Disney Christmas decor, you get a family-friendly decor scheme that’s warm and welcoming. Disney evokes a happy, positive vibe perfectly suited to the merriment of Christmas. Displaying Disney decor during the holidays also gives you a way to enjoy heavily themed pieces without feeling like your home looks childish.
If you want a decoration with dual uses, consider the Kurt Adler Mickey Mouse Treetop/Tablepiece with Bendable Arms. This piece features Mickey Mouse resplendent in a Santa suit. He holds two candy canes in one hand and has arms you can bend according to your preference.
Decorations fall into a slew of different categories, and Disney Christmas decor is no exception. Regardless of the type of piece you need, chances are good that you can find it in Disney form. Options available include:
There’s a treasure trove of characters and items in the vast Disney catalog. As a result, regardless of your taste in Disney fare, the right Disney Christmas decor for your home exists. Think about which Disney representations appeal to you. Do classic characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck make your heart happy? Does Cinderella’s castle make you swoon? Do you prefer something more symbolic like Mickey ears?
Disney Christmas decor might be composed of one or several types of material. Certain categories of decorations tend to commonly use the same or similar materials across pieces. For example, figurines are often made of porcelain, resin, ceramic, crystal or glass. Illustrating the use of multiple materials in a single piece, some figurines also include fabric in the form of clothing or metal in the form of accessories.
When it comes to size, the size of your Disney Christmas decor should always balance the square footage of the space. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, size also plays a critical role in the function of certain types of decor. Ornaments are a prime example. If an ornament is too large for the space between the branches of your tree, it won’t hang properly. It might also knock other ornaments off-kilter.
Disney Christmas decor has some very fun design details, thanks to the combination of Disney whimsy and seasonal merriment. Particularly festive details include fake snow (created by cotton pieces, flocking and styrofoam beads), gold or silver accents, red velvet ribbon and holiday-related clothing.
Regardless of whether a Disney Christmas decor piece stands upright or hangs, it must be stable (if it’s standing upright) or secure (if it’s hanging). You don’t want the piece to fall and get damaged, or worse, destroyed entirely. Make sure that standing decorations have a sturdy base that’s heavier and slightly wider than their body. As for hanging pieces, the material from which they’re suspended should be strong and shouldn’t rip or break easily.
Well-made, legitimate Disney Christmas decor ranges from $35 to several hundred dollars in price.
A. The popularity of Disney Christmas decor has, unfortunately, spawned a lot of cheaply made knockoffs. Know signs of a cheap, unauthorized imitation. These signs include a retailer that’s wholly unfamiliar to you or anyone in your circle. If you’ve never heard of them, chances are, it’s a company that produces poor-quality products. You should also ask the retailer if the piece has been authorized by the Walt Disney company. If the company that produced the piece is a Disney partner, the quality is much more likely to be good.
A. Yes, you can mix the two. In fact, doing so is recommended to avoid the risk of going overboard with Disney Christmas decor.
Kurt Adler Mickey Mouse Treetop/Tablepiece with Bendable Arms: available at Amazon
Our take: Officially licensed by Disney, this Mickey Mouse tree topper/tabletop decoration exudes holiday cheer in a Santa suit.
What we like: Standing at 10 inches tall, this piece looks great on top of your tree or a table. It depicts Mickey Mouse dressed as Santa Claus and holding two candy canes in one hand. Mickey’s arms are bendable, allowing you to position them any way you like.
What we dislike: A small number of buyers reported that while the piece worked well as a tabletop decoration, it didn’t remain secured to the top of their tree.
Enesco Jim Shore Disney Traditions Christmas Mickey Mouse and Friends Figurine: available at Amazon
Our take: The Disney gang is ready to wish you and your loved ones Merry Christmas, as depicted in this festive figurine.
What we like: Classic Disney characters Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto wear Christmas stocking caps. The gang forms a holiday pyramid atop a platform adorned with a hand-painted red ribbon and holly berries, green leaves and brown pine cones. The great attention paid to detail is evident in the design details.
What we dislike: At least one buyer reported that the box was beaten up upon arrival, which ruined their plan to give it to a Disney memorabilia collector.
Lenox Princess Three-Piece Mini Ornament Set: available at Macy’s
Our take: Adults and children alike will find this trio of pretty Disney princess ornaments enchanting.
What we like: Belle, Cinderella and Snow White are featured in this three-piece ornament set. Crafted of chip-resistant porcelain, the quality of these ornaments is clear. The finely wrought details include gold accents and an ombré color effect on the skirts of the dresses. Each princess holds an offering in her arms.
What we dislike: The miniature size of these ornaments might be too small for some people’s trees.
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