Christmas Decorating with Dolls

'The Grinch' doll by Manhattan Toy

‘The Grinch’ doll by Manhattan Toy

Before you groan and moan about how ‘early’ I am –posting about Christmas and Dolls — I would like to gently remind you that The Pattycake Doll Company is an etailer of dolls, and as such, our Christmas Sales period starts in October.

I don’t mean that we decide to have sales in October, I mean that we see a huge uptick in business starting in October, and in the next eight weeks we will sell more dolls than in the preceding 44 weeks!

And about 10% of our customers are already buying our ‘Santa’s Sack’ gift wrapping service as well. So it’s not just us… our customers are ‘there’ too. Christmas has started at the Pattycake Doll Company!


Perhaps you’ve never considered dolls as ‘Holiday Decor,’ perhaps you’ve only thought of dolls as gifts for children or collectors.

But for our family, when the holidays roll around, we decorate the office with Christmas Themed dolls, and our favorite is The Grinch!

Just about everybody who walks into our office goes over and picks him up or has a comment. He’s really popular. The UPS man bought one (at a discount of course), a couple of visiting sales ladies asked if they could ‘get themselves a Grinch,’ and of course I get asked a bazillion times if I have him out as a warning that I’m some kind of a Grouch/Grinch myself!

I’m not trying to suggest that you rush right over to our site to buy one, (although I wouldn’t complain), but just wanted you to think it over… Would you decorate your house for the holidays with dolls?

PS: We carry Max the Dog and Cindy Lou Who as well, but we don’t put them ‘out.’ They’re popular with the kids as dolls, but not really popular as decor.

Doll Review : ‘The Grinch’ by Manhattan Toy

'The Grinch' doll by Manhattan Toy

‘The Grinch’ doll by Manhattan Toy

With the Holiday doll buying season in full swing, we’re starting to get more of ‘what do you recommend?’ calls* at The Pattycake Doll Company. One of our favorite dolls to recommend is ‘The Grinch.’ Here’s why:

  1. He’s popular… almost every kid over three knows who this guy is, and what he did bad. And kids love ‘bad boys,’ especially when they manage to redeem themselves.
  2. They also love ‘grown-ups,’ who act like kids. They ‘get’ that kind of humor and appreciate it.
  3. Gender neutral. The Grinch can be given to both boys and girls.
  4. Holiday themed… not only do kids love him, but he can be used as seasonal decor in your home or office. (We would suggest that you be careful if you are giving it as a gag gift at the office though; in some circles being called a Grinch is not exactly a positive.)
  5. The doll itself is well made. Colorful, soft plush, 14 inches and cuddly.
  6. We also offer Cindy Lou Who doll and Max the Dog doll. Cindy actually outsells The Grinch doll, but she is not what we would consider gender-neutral, which is why we generally lead with The Grinch character doll

*We can be reached from 9 AM to 9 PM Seven days a week at (646) 481-DOLL.  We spend more time in the warehouse than in the office at this time of the year, so you may have to leave a message.

FTC Disclaimer: We are obligated to disclose the relationship to the supplier or manufacturer for any products we endorse or review. In the case of The Grinch doll, we received no compensation from Manhattan Toy for this review. Our relationship is simply “vendor – reseller.”