‘Tis the season for fun and games!

While we always think of “hot holiday toys,” we don’t always think of toys that are directly inspired by the holidays themselves. What used to be a rarity is now practically a category unto itself — awesome toys, games, books, and activities that bring some seasonal flair into the playroom. From the PAW Patrol pups celebrating Hanukkah and a Christmas reindeer with candy cane antlers to action figures and advent calendars inspired by classic holiday films, we’ve pulled together nearly two dozen new products that are 100% infused with holiday cheer. Check them out below and for more great gift ideas, be sure to consult the Toy Insider‘s 16th annual Holiday Gift Guide!

About the author

James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is editor-in-chief of The Toy Book, a senior editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and editor of the Toy Report, the Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a senior editor and moved up the ranks to deputy editor and editor-in-chief.