"Mary Merry Midge"
Model: 1965 American Girl Barbie
Models: 1971 Malibu Barbie; 1971 Malibu Ken
"Merry California Christmas"
Model: 1997 Sixties Fun Barbie
"Balboa Park Christmastime""
"Merry Christmas Francie"
"Barbie and Ken, the Queen and King of Christmas"
Artist/photographer Me - at home and on the beach!
Model: 1967 Twist 'n Turn Barbie
Model: 1966 Kitty Corner Francie
Models: 1964 Swirl Ponytail Barbie; 1961 Ken
"It's a Very Diva Christmas"
Models: 1966 Brunette Francie; 1966 Blonde Francie; 1966 Black Francie; 1967 Casey
"Fah Who Far-aze Francie""
"It's a Mod, Mod, Mod Christmas"
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
"Have Yourself a Soulful Christmas"
Models: 1973 Malibu Christie; 1970 Twist 'n Turn P.J.; 1967 Twist 'n Turn Barbie
Model: 1963 Midge
"Merry Christmas Barbie 1959"
"Merry Christmas Ken"
"Have Yourself a Groovy Little Christmas"
Models: 2016 The Barbie Look City Shine Dolls
Model: 1964 Swirl Ponytail Barbie
Model: 1959 Ponytail Barbie
"Barbie, the Christmas Hostess"
Model: 1970 New Good Lookin' Ken
Model: 1995 "Solo in the Spotlight" Ponytail Barbie Reproduction
"Merry Christmas Barbie 1965"
"Rockers Around the Christmas Tree"
"It's a Superstar Christmas!"
Models: 1962 Ponytail Barbie; 1971 Malibu Ken; 1969 Talking Ken; 1970 Brad
Model: 1980 Black Barbie
Models: 1977 Superstar Barbie; 1978 Superstar Ken
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
Of course, it wouldn't be a Barbie Christmas without a few Barbie ornaments on the tree (courtesy of Hallmark)!
Models: 1970 Twist 'n Turn Barbie; 1968 Talking Barbie
"Miss Christmas Swirl 1964"