In 1988, Grolier launched a 'Twas the Night Before Christmas set of ornaments featuring Disney characters.
These were made of "brass filigree." I never knew what this was as a kid, but thanks to the Internet, I now know. Go Google it.
This collection was featured in an advertisement in The Disney Channel Magazine. It was the October 9-November 20, 1988 issue (it has Harry Anderson from the TV show "Night Court" on the cover).
I do not own this set, but I thought is was really amazing, so I saved the magazine.
I love the art design on these, which seems like a vintage Christmas card.
Here are Geppetto and Pinocchio. I guess I may never know which Disney mouse was used for "not even a mouse." Maybe Minnie, or the Cinderella mice, or Timothy from Dumbo?
Snow White stays busy hanging up the Dwarf stockings. I bet they stink from all that time in the diamond mines.
Goofy dreams of candy! At the Disney Parks, Goofy has his own candy line and shops.
Daisy gets ready for a long winter's nap. I'd assume that Donald Duck is represented here wearing a cap, but you know what they say about assuming things...
Thumper looks up at Santa's sleigh. It would be fun to see Bambi as Rudolph. I know the old Pez Rudolph is just the Bambi Pez with a red nose.
All Morty and Ferdie want for Christmas is to finally appear in an animated cartoon.
Tinkerbell is the one that made the reindeer fly!
Lady and the Tramp love each other, but they are also excited about getting their own personal trees (dogs love trees).
This set looks fantastic. I don't know much about it, but it is very unique, and stunning. I'd love to know what artist(s) created these pieces.
Steve Stuart in Disneyland, March 1961
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