Model: 1997 Sixties Fun Barbie
"Balboa Park Christmastime""
"Merry Christmas Francie"
Model: 1966 Kitty Corner Francie
Model: 1995 "Solo in the Spotlight" Ponytail Barbie Reproduction
Models: 1962 Bubble Cut Barbie; 1968 Twist 'n Turn Stacey; 1970 Twist 'n Turn Barbie; 1970 Living Barbie; 1972 Malibu P.J.
Models: 1987 Barbie & the Rockers: Barbie; Ken; Dana; Dee Dee; Diva; Derek
Models: 1973 Malibu Christie; 1970 Twist 'n Turn P.J.; 1967 Twist 'n Turn Barbie
Model: 1963 Midge
"It's a Superstar Christmas!"
Models: 1962 Ponytail Barbie; 1971 Malibu Ken; 1969 Talking Ken; 1970 Brad
"Merry Christmas Barbie 1959"
"Merry Christmas Ken"
Models: 1970 Twist 'n Turn Barbie; 1968 Talking Barbie
Model: 1964 Swirl Ponytail Barbie
Model: 1959 Ponytail Barbie
Models: 1966 Brunette Francie; 1966 Blonde Francie; 1966 Black Francie; 1967 Casey
Merry Christmas Barbie, Happy New Year too.
Barbie and Christmas! They sure go hand and hand, especially for millions of children who received Barbie and her wide range of friends and accessories as presents under the tree since she made her debut for Christmas 1959.
For the Christmas Season of 2017 I created a series of festive Barbie photo shoots around my San Diego, California home. I picked various dolls and used vintage holiday decorations as backdrops, including an original 1960s aluminum tree. I even ventured out to Balboa Park and Silver Strand State Beach for on-location holiday shoots. I literally was as busy as an elf in Santa's Workshop! The whole time I was doing these photographs I had the mantra of "It's a Barbie Christmas!" stuck in my head, so fittingly I picked it to be the title of this Barbie Christmas Showcase. These photos are my gift to you. I thank you for visiting my website. I hope you'll visit again as I enjoy updating it periodically.
The Barbie dolls and I wish you a Merry Christmas, Season Greetings, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Bah Humbug (for you Grinches out there), and a wonderful New Year!
~ David Mansour
Beyond the Valley of the Barbie Dolls
"Mary Merry Midge"
Model: 1965 American Girl Barbie
Models: 1971 Malibu Barbie; 1971 Malibu Ken
"Merry California Christmas"
"Have Yourself a Groovy Little Christmas"
"Barbie and Ken, the Queen and King of Christmas"
"It's a Very Diva Christmas"
"Merry Christmas Barbie 1965"
Model: 1980 Black Barbie
Models: 1977 Superstar Barbie; 1978 Superstar Ken
"Barbie, the Christmas Hostess"
Model: 1970 New Good Lookin' Ken
"Fah Who Far-aze Francie""
"Have Yourself a Soulful Christmas"
"Miss Christmas Swirl 1964"
Of course, it wouldn't be a Barbie Christmas without a few Barbie ornaments on the tree (courtesy of Hallmark)!
Models: 2016 The Barbie Look City Shine Dolls
"Rockers Around the Christmas Tree"
Artist/photographer Me - at home and on the beach!
Model: 1967 Twist 'n Turn Barbie
Models: 1964 Swirl Ponytail Barbie; 1961 Ken
"It's a Mod, Mod, Mod Christmas"