Garfield Christmas Village

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The Garfield Christmas Village is a set of porcelain ornaments featuring the comic strip character Garfield the cat in a series of Christmas settings.

Background

The character of Garfield the cat was created by the American cartoonist Jim Davis in 1978, and the comic strip has become the most syndicated in newspaper history by appearing in 2,580 publications around the world.
The character has appeared in a wide range of books, cartoons and feature films, and merchandise relating to the series is responsible for more than $750 million in sales each year.

The Danbury Mint Garfield Christmas Village

The range of Garfield Christmas Village ornaments was produced by the company Danbury Mint during the 1990s. There were ten pieces in the series, each depicting a different building in a town along with Garfield and his friend Odie the dog. These are:

  • The Bakery
  • The Railroad Station
  • The School House
  • The Toy Shoppe
  • At the Movies
  • The Post Office
  • Christmas at Garfield’s
  • The Court House
  • The Candy Store
  • The Bed & Breakfast

Each of these ornaments features a small light bulb and can be used as a Christmas light when plugged in.

How much is a Garfield Christmas Village worth?

The range is now discontinued, but examples of most of the set can be found on auction sites such as eBay. Prices vary depending on condition, but some examples can sell for between $20 and $70 each including their original boxes.

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