This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Holiday Barbie Dolls, the 2008 Holiday Barbie is the 20th Holiday Barbie. There have been different series through the years, the first 11 (from 1988 to 1998) were the Happy Holiday Series. The series after that were called Celebration or Holiday Celebration and now they are just called Holiday Barbie.
This year’s Holiday Barbie is wearing a glamorous silver & white gown ‘satin’ and tulle, with tiers of pleated silver lame. She was designed by Sharon Zuckerman and is the first holiday Barbie to have rooted eyelashes. Barbie is wearing the same dress in her new Christmas DVD – “Barbie™ in a Christmas Carol”. She has long silver drop earrings and her long hair is pulled back. The packaging features Christmas ornaments and snowflakes against a red foil background with suspended snowflakes in the package.
Of course there will be a matching Hallmark Ornament, it will be available in October.
There will also be African-American editions of 2008 Holiday Barbie & the Hallmark Ornament.