Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shop The Season: Once Upon A Christmas

Fashion Herald Intern, Craig, takes a break from 34th Street to visit The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park.
I am one of those Christmas people who must resist celebrating the onset of the holiday in October. I usually spend Halloween counting down the minutes until November 1st, and then blast Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You until my neighbors scream. Naturally this makes me a fan of all things involving Christmas ornaments.

Of the many Christmas ornament stores at the Holiday Shops, I felt drawn to Once Upon A Christmas because of the wide selection of ornaments.

I was immediately taken with the New York themed ornament section. Usually, I'm completely turned off by touristy things, but these are just too cute to pass up. As an aspiring Rockette (my gender and leg length have worked against me since birth), I am absolutely inspired by these ornaments:

A little deeper into the store and it's a cartoon wonderland of ornaments. I'm sure these are aimed for children but I lost it at the Spongebob section. How amazing are these?

If you're looking for something a little more timeless, there is a collection of Peanuts ornaments. I'm more of a Snoopy but you're welcome to help yourself to Linus, Lucy, and, of course, Charlie Brown.

Yet, the pièce de résistance for me is The Simpsons ornament selection! Although I haven't watched the show in a while, it will always be a part of my childhood. I'm tempted to buy every single Simpson ornament for my tree.

If you are against the commercialization of Christmas, there are plenty of ornaments that aren't adorned with cartoon characters and pop culture staples. The choice is yours. Enjoy!

Once Upon A Christmas
Booth C03 on the Fountain Terrace (map)

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park 
Official hours*
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

*Look for special extended hours as Christmas approaches. Some shops may be open on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

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