Need Ideas For Displaying Your Department 56 Village?

Tired of displaying your Department 56 village pieces on a table or mantel? Well check out a few of our display ideas we used in our store, The Jolly Christmas Shop.National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Village DisplayTo start we found an old wooden ladder at a garage sale. This ladder actually only cost us $10! Next we went to the hardware store and purchased shelf boards around 3/4" thick. Before…

Christmas Tree Themes 2017!

We've put in countless hours trying to come up with the best tree themes for 2017, and ya know, I think we've done it! These trees have everything from traditional to fun and whimsical to elegant and unique! Take a look and read up on how we came up with these themes below, and when you think you've decided on the one for you, click the link to shop for everything pictured on the tree! Merry Chris…

2015 Christmas Tree Themes

We've worked hard all year long to put these beautiful Christmas tree themes together. We have the perfect tree for anyone.....from traditional to fun to elegant themes we're sure you'll find a tree you love! When you find a theme you like, click the link to shop for everything pictured on the tree. Frozen Christmas Tree Theme Our Frozen tree has a color pallet of silver, blue, and whit…

Department 56's New for 2015 Items

Department 56 has so many wonderful additions for 2015! Let’s take a peek at their offerings for Christmas Villages and accessories. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, especially here at The Jolly Christmas Shop!To see all of the new for 2015 Department 56 items click HERENew for 2015New to Dickens VillageFour Calling Birds Shoppe: A lovely and festive piece complete…

All About Christopher Radko Christmas Ornaments...

How was the Christopher Radko ornament company started?On a quest to replace precious family glass ornaments that were all shattered when the family tree fell, Christopher Radko searched for replacements that would meet his requirements and finding none, went into business for himself designing and crafting European mouth-blown glass ornaments in 1985. What makes Radko ornaments special?R…

Ever wonder what the differences between Department 56's villages were?

Begun in 1976 as a collection of six-hand painted ceramic buildings, Department 56 Villages have grown to be a much loved tradition in homes throughout North America and beyond. The line grew from the original six buildings to a collection that includes several different series of lighted buildings, accessories and display pieces.Ever wonder what the differences between Department 56's village…