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Living in a Winter Wonderland
The holiday Barbies are all about wintry elegance and style, and the 2008 doll is no exception. Barbie's sophisticated holiday hairdo cascades down her back in a mass of curls tied slightly to the side. The sheer bodice of her gown--the same one she wears in the "Barbie in a Christmas Carol" DVD-- is embroidered with shimmery snowflakes that match the silver of the tiered, pleated skirt.
A gauzy sash wraps around her waist and floats down the front of the gown. White slingback heels complete Holiday Barbie's breathtaking ensemble. For those who like to keep Barbie in her packaging, the 2008 design doesn't disappoint: a red foil background is decorated with ornaments and 3-D snowflakes suspended in midair.
Little Touches Make Barbie Fabulous
We love the little touches on this Holiday Barbie, like the painted red nails that match her lipstick, the ultra-thick lashes, and the drop earrings that dangle down past her shoulders. We also like the snowflakes that shimmer lightly on her dress as if they've just fallen from the sky. Her right arm is cocked permanently at the elbow so it looks like she's waving. You can also turn this arm so her hand is on her hip.
We could imagine however, that little girls might wish to bend the elbow into a normal position from time to time. And while Barbie's holiday gown manages to be both stunning and durable, her shoes are functional white plastic that don't really live up to the rest of the outfit (plus they're hard to put on). Fortunately, the shoes are hidden by the long dress. Overall, we think Barbie collectors and little girls alike will be thrilled to add this cooly fabulous 2008 Holiday Barbie to their collection.
What's in the Box
2008 Holiday Barbie with gown, earrings, shoes, and display stand.
Bought this for my granddaughter last year. It arrived on time and product was as advertised. Would recommend it to anyone who has a granddaughter who loves Barbie dolls.Published 9 months ago by Katherine Jones
My two granddaughters wait every year for there Holiday Barbie's from Grandma.
They are always so special and beautiful collectors.
This is a beautiful doll. I got it for my daughter who is 7 and she loves it! Everyone that sees it comments on how beautiful it is!Published on January 4, 2011 by Rosie
My daughter wanted this doll since she debuted and hadn't let me (Santa) live down not buying it. With every new addition to her Barbie collection, she would say "I want that 2008... Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Shawna Chambers
I just received this doll today which I will be giving to my daughter on Christmas. The box was damaged, it was bent at the front and two white lines where the plastic was bent... Read morePublished on December 9, 2010 by stigabre
I am ten and though I didn't buy this yet, I am BEGGING my dad too. This doll is mainly to admire. The dress is so beautiful and my dad, who hates barbie dolls, says in... Read morePublished on November 25, 2010
I gave this barbie to my wife as a present. She absolutely loved it. It is with me for over 6 months and it still looks new. Read morePublished on September 8, 2010 by Barun Sinha
I always buy the holiday Barbie's for my daughter each year at Christmas. We always keep them in the box and collect them. The are very expensive though. Read morePublished on May 30, 2010 by Stacy Kinder
This Barbie is a special addition to my NRFB collection. She is the only Barbie in my collection with rooted lashes (Holiday Barbie 2009 does not have rooted lashes). Read morePublished on March 31, 2010 by QMM22