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Old World Christmas Ornaments


Many interesting stories and legends about Christmas can be found in our selection of classic glass Old World Christmas ornaments. Explore the Christmas Chalet's world of traditions, cultures, religions, and myths. Some are good luck ornaments and charms, or reflect age-old Christmas traditions from around the world. Some are vegetables and animals, some are political party Christmas ornaments. Seek and you just might find that perfect ornament or gift.
Most of our delightful Christmas ornaments feature an attached story card. These cards provide nostalgic imagery combined with unique ornament legends.

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Santas

Mid-Century Santa Head Old World Ornament
Mid-Century Santa Head Ornament
40275
3.5"
$10.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children's poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man clad in red the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
Woodland Father Christmas Old World Ornament
Woodland Father Christmas Ornament
40290
4.75"
$19.99

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As the English version of Santa, Father Christmas is considered the patron of children, the poor and needy. Long ago, English lords hired actors to dress as Father Christmas and find needy families to help them. Today, Father Christmas is England's gift-bringer to children.
Nostalgic Santa Old World Ornament
Nostalgic Santa Ornament
40256
4.75"
$13.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure of St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children's poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man clad in red the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
Ringlet Santa Old World Ornament
Ringlet Santa Ornament
40273
4.25"
$12.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children's poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man with the great white beard the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
Fireman Santa Old World Ornament
Fireman Santa Ornament
40109
5"
$18.99

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Always dependable, strong and courageous, firemen embody goodness in their willingness to risk their lives for safety of others. Just as children count on Santa to visit every year, the public depends on the firemen to arrive and protect them in time of need.
Little Old St. Nick Old World Ornament
Little Old St. Nick Ornament
40243
4.5"
$16.99

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St. Nicholas was a generous and benevolent bishop who was legendary for performing miracles many years ago. Today, he is the patron saint of children and sailors worldwide, as well as the European equivalent of Santa Claus. St. Nick's generosity is the basis of the holiday spirit and magic of Christmas.
Father Christmas with Gifts Old World Ornament
Father Christmas with Gifts Ornament
40040
3.25"
$13.99

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As the English version of Santa or St. Nicholas, Father Christmas is considered the patron of children, the poor and needy. Long ago, English lords hired actors to dress as Father Christmas and travel the land to find needy families in order to help them. Today Father Christmas is England's gift-bringer to children.
Miniature St. Nick Old World Ornament
Miniature St. Nick Ornament
40065
2"
$7.99

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St. Nicholas was a very kind and benevolent bishop who was legendary for performing miracles many years ago. Today, he is the patron saint of children and the European equivalent of the American Santa Claus. His kindness and generosity remain a part of the holiday spirit and the magic of Christmas.
Pennsylvania Dutch Santa Old World Ornament
Pennsylvania Dutch
Santa Ornament

40215
5.5"
$17.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
Glistening Santa with Tree Old World Ornament
Glistening Santa with Tree Ornament
40188
5.75"
$19.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas, who was generous and kind to children. Today, he is the jolly folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence, magical delight, love and generosity.
Starry Night Santa Old World Ornament
Starry Night
Santa Ornament

22030
3.75"
$10.99

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Santa Claus is the jolly man dad in red - the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Here he appears in the shape of a nighttime star, wearing his fur trimmed red hat. As a famous song says "He sees you when you're sleeping...!"
Fly Fishing Santa Old World Ornament
Fly Fishing
Santa Ornament

40209
5.25"
$14.99

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Santa works very hard and has a very big job. Every once in a while, however, he likes to take a vacation. Since the North Pole is cold and snowy most of the year, what could be better than a get-away to relax and have fun on a river with some great fly fishing?
Patchwork Santa Old World Ornament
Patchwork Santa Ornament
40184
5.5"
$17.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children's poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man clad in red - the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
Glistening Royal Santa Old World Ornament
Glistening Royal
Santa Ornament

40199
5"
$19.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas, who was generous and kind to children. Today, he is the jolly folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence, magical delight, love and generosity.
Mrs. Claus Old World Ornament
Mrs. Claus
Ornament

10177
4.75"
$12.99

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Since Santa Claus evolved from St. Nicholas, a celibate priest, no Mrs. Claus existed in Europe. However, a Mrs. Claus ornament was originally created by German glassblowers who felt she would be appealing to the American public. The family concept took hold, and Mrs. Claus was welcomed into American holiday stories and celebrations.
Mr. & Mrs. Claus Old World Ornament
Mr. & Mrs. Claus
Ornament

40190
4.25"
$18.99

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Since Santa Claus evolved from St. Nicholas, a celibate priest, no Mrs. Claus existed in Europe. However, a Mrs. Claus ornament was originally created by German glassblowers who felt she would be appealing to the American public. The family concept took hold, and Mrs. Claus was welcomed into American holiday stories and celebrations.
Highland Santa Old World Ornament
Highland Santa
Ornament

40139
5.25"
$18.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure of St. Nicholas. Throughout the world he became the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. This Santa proudly wears a traditional tartan kilt and other clothing of the Scottish highland, as well as playing the popular musical instrument, the bagpipes.
Cell Phone Santa Old World Ornament
Cell Phone
Santa Ornament

40140
3.75"
$11.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure of St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children's poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man clad in red- the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. This Santa uses a cell phone to help keep him on schedule.
Gardener Santa Old World Ornament
Gardener Santa
Ornament

40137
4.25"
$11.99

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Santa works very hard and has a really big job. However, in the summer when it's not so busy and the northern sun shines most of the time, Santa likes to relax in his garden. Growing big, juicy tomatoes and lots of pretty, colorful flowers is a great way for Santa to brighten up his day.
Winemaker Santa Old World Ornament
Winemaker Santa
Ornament

40138
4.25"
$16.99

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Santa works very hard and has a really big job, so it is important that he takes some time to relax. In the summer when he is not as busy, Santa likes to work in his garden. He grows grapes and then makes wine, Santa enjoys the fruits of his labors all year round.
Santa in Bi-Plane Old World Ornament
Santa in
Bi-Plane Ornament

40108
2.75 x 3.75"
$13.99

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The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure of St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children's poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man clad in red - the folk hero all children read about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
Father Christmas with Bells Old World Ornament
Father Christmas
with Bells
Ornament

4.25"
$11.95

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As the English version of Santa or St. Nicholas, Father Christmas is considered the patron of children, the poor and needy. Long ago, English lords hired actors to dress as Father Christmas and travel the land to find needy families in order to help them. Today, Father Christmas is England's gift-bringer to children.
Old World Ornament
Ornament Hangers
1441
$2.75

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The fast and easy way to hang your ornaments! 100 green wire ornament hangers.

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