Did I scare you?!  Well, Halloween is only 92 days away!

Yes, I know we are a Christmas store .. but some of the other holidays still sneak in on us, too.  One of our most popular displays is the Department 56 Snow Village Halloween – a dark little corner of our store upon which Elf Yvonne has lavished much loving care and attention.  Take a look.  (To see the full-size picture, click on the image two times.)

I know what you’re thinking – “if we could just get rid of that pesky desire to eat at a table/sit on a sofa from time to time, wouldn’t the dining/living room be just the perfect spot to create our permanent Halloween village?!  Best use of space.  EVER.”  Yeah, we get that a lot.

We can’t really help you with that, but we’ll keep showing you what could be!  There are several series within the Halloween Village, and here are the latest haunting additions.

Haunted Rails "Jack & His Lanterns", powered by the Engine in this collection.


Witch Hollow - Three Witches Cauldron Haunt - the cauldrons change color!


Trick-Or-Treat Lane - The Pumpkin House - lined with Jack-o-Lanterns.

Haunted Rails - Blood Creek Jailhouse - Population recently reduced to 13...

 And the Haunted Rails Grain Elevator, highlighted by a rat on the roof and more munching on the grain and generally enjoying the run of the place.  Ick.  Just ick.

Featuring the art work of Travis Louie, Dolly's World of Hypnosis

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?  Dolly, sister, you have got yourself some issues!

Now, for the sake of a certain elf who shall remain nameless (Penny) but who has a well-documented clown phobia (Penny), I am refraining from showing here The Clown House of Terror.  I’ll just say that it includes one scary-looking clown face (sorry, Penny)!

The Department 56 Halloween collection includes the most whimsical (if not some down right freaky) accessories, too!  Witches, skeletons, The Grim Reaper, The Headless Horseman, tombstones, crypts, and the versatile Foggy Point Platform that generates a ghostly mist – details like these will really bring your village of the dead .. to life.  Can I say it that way?

As the catalog says, here’s hoping you “Scare up a perfectly decorated Holiday” – with shivers of Halloween delight!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

 P.S.  It’s only 146 sleeps ’til Christmas!  If you’re shopping for a new Christmas tree this year, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING to U.S. continental destinations – but only for a limited time.


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