Department 56 Original Snow Village National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Freezing Our Baguettes Off Figure


Mom, Dad and the in-laws stand with cocktails in their PJs, witnessing the lighting of the Griswold house.

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As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

The Original Snow Village lets you build a town similar to that of the one found in the movie.

Department 56 Original Snow Village National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Freezing Our Baguettes Off Figure is crafted with unmistakable detail. Joyfully fun and painstakingly detailed, the beauty of Department 56 Snow Village will give you years of excitement. Need Inspiration? Decorating traditions can start with just a few pieces of product combined with your personal touches and creativity! Get started on a mantle, a bookcase and more. You’ll amaze yourself with the simple eye-catching displays you can create for Holidays, Special Days, Every Day.

Their Story:

One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history. The company behind the villages. Over thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman’s, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman’s used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56. Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages,  figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.