I didn't buy too much holiday-themed merchandise; the rewards can be high, but there's a lot of marking down involved. I couldn't resist the South African candles that we used in our Africa display, but this time with red-and-green Christmas or blue-and-white winter colors (suitable for Hanukkah celebrations).
While restocking the resin birds that have been such a big hit, we also brought in some tin ornaments, which not surprisingingly, match the candles. The red and green ornaments, which come in bird, star, tree and heart, are $2.95 while the 3D snowflakes are $4.95.
On the book front, here's the recent Journal Sentinel Christmas book roundup. Jason said we've gotten a fast start on Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'. Alas, I don't read many Christmas novellas so I can't tell which ones are best.
And continuing our snowflake them (the third mention), Stacie and Jocelyn are very hot on Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts.