Buddy the Elf Bear, The Grinch Bear, and Christmas Pine Tree | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop/the Toy Insider

Build-A-Bear Workshop is decking its halls with holiday cheer with a selection of seasonal, plush friends, including characters based on classic holiday movies, the return of the Merry Mission line, stockings, ornaments, and more.

There’s nothing like a holiday movie to make your spirits bright! Build-A-Bear has plenty of furry friends inspired by festive films, including the limited-edition teddy bear inspired by National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the Grinch, the online-exclusive Buddy the Elf Bear, the online-exclusive A Christmas Story Bear wearing *the* pink bunny costume, and the Polar Express Bear with a golden ticket tag on its ear.

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The Merry Mission collection is back this year, featuring festive characters in their holiday finest. The sparkly, white reindeer Glisten returns as Snow Magical Glisten, with glittering fur and snowflake antlers and hooves. A fuzzy pink-and-gold Pink Sparkle Llamacorn also joins the Merry Mission crew. Families can also celebrate with Santa’s Reindeer, the online-exclusive Christmas Pine Tree, the online-exclusive Snow Much Fun Bear, and a Hanukkah Gift Set that includes the Lil’ Brownie Cub wearing a blue T-shirt and a bear-sized tallit and yarmulke set.

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to start decorating for the holidays, too. Families can add the Bear Bell Ornament to their tree or personalize the Holiday Hugs Stocking with up to one line of embroidery. Shop in stores or online at the Build-A-Bear Giftshop, an online shop with a Bear Builder tool to build customized gifts with the Record Your Voice sound chip and virtual Heart Ceremony.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.