2023 Holiday Photo Contest Winners


The anticipation has come to an end, and the moment we’ve all been eagerly awaiting is finally here! After receiving an overwhelming 500+ heartwarming submissions, the time has arrived to announce the incredible winners of our highly anticipated Decorate Your Home for the Holiday Photo Contest. Your entries flooded in with an abundance of creativity, radiating the true essence of the holiday season—each one brimming with unique spirit and contagious cheer. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants for sharing their festive joy with us. Your enthusiasm and dedication truly made this contest an unforgettable experience. As we bid farewell to the 2023 holiday season, we hope it was filled with cherished moments for each one of you. Looking ahead, we’re eager for the upcoming year. Annalee has lots of cheery designs arriving soon for your 2024 celebrations and festivities.

This year’s grand prize winner impressed us with an intricately detailed living room North Pole setup. The magic was truly in all the details and cleverly created scenes. The display featured a toy shop, wrapping station, mail room, tree farm, tree trimming station, North Pole cafe, Candy Cane factory, and more! It boasted more than 80 elves, two Santas, one Mrs. Claus, and about a dozen reindeer. What remarkable creativity and dedication! Join us in congratulating Jane R. for this grand prize worthy submission.

Grand Prize Winner of 2023

Grand Prize Winner: Jane W. of Peachtree Corners, GA

Grand Prize Winner

We contacted Jane about her Grand Prize submission and she replied, “Wow!!!!! Thank you so much, I am beyond thrilled to receive this message and your kind words- it is such an honor as longtime Annalee lover and collector! I love to put my display together every year and I was so excited to share it this year as I think it’s my favorite to date! The best part is sharing it with my family, neighbors, and friends so what a thrill to be featured on the blog post and share it with so many other Annalee lovers! In addition to these elves, I have more in other areas of my home as well as quite an extensive Snowman and Gingerbread collection, so this gift card will go to great use!

While selecting the grand prize winner ($150 gift card to filled us with glee, we also recognized excellence in each design category, honoring five winners for Best Elf Display, Best Christmas Tree, Best Fireplace/Mantle, Best Staircase, and Best Centerpiece ($100 gift card each to Given the abundance of incredible images, we couldn’t resist acknowledging three runners-up in each category ($25 gift card each to The overwhelming display of festive cheer was truly remarkable and deserves every bit of celebration.

Best Elf Displays of 2023

Winner: Mary S. of Bend, OR

Cherie S.

Runner-Up: Cherie S. of Huntington Beach, CA

Best Christmas Trees of 2023

Best Fireplaces / Mantles of 2023

Runner-Up: Jeffrey L. of Clifton, NJ
This unique entry is very special. Jeffrey L. of Clifton, NJ modified the 2023 Christmas Eve Fireplace exclusive to reflect his family. Big sister helps little brother see the stockings hung. The Christmas cards on the mantle are miniature pictures of his family from the holiday season. It’s a special and unique entry. Don’t miss these other adorable entries from Jeffrey and his family.


Best Staircases of 2023

Best Centerpieces of 2023

Winner: Lisa J. of Elmwood Park, IL

Holiday Photo Contest Centerpiece Designs featuring Annalee Christmas Dolls

Runner-Up: Laura M. of Port Jervis, NY

Holiday Photo Contest Best Centerpiece
Runner-Up: Kasia K. of Tempe, AZ

Annalee Winter Centerpiece Holiday Photo Contest

Runner-Up: Betty D. of Newmarket, NH
Bravo to our 2023 Holiday Photo Contest Winners! Sincerest congratulations to our grand prize winner, category winners, and runners-up. Your creativity and enthusiasm truly illuminated the holiday season. We are also immensely grateful to everyone who shared their stunning holiday decor photos with us, showcasing the joy and warmth that embodies this festive time of year. Your spirited participation has been nothing short of inspiring.

Quotes from Our Winners

Thank you!!! Too much fun!!!” -Rebecca M. of Carmel, IN

Wow, how exciting! Thank you so much! I inherited my Annalee dolls from my grandmother when she passed in 2016, and I have more than doubled her collection since then. I hope my children and grandchildren will enjoy them as much as I do (many many years down the road).” -Candace C. of Eagle Mountain, UT

I’ve been collecting Annalees for 40 years. Most of the ones on our tree are cherished Birthday and Christmas gifts. We are elated.” -Justin O. of Winder, GA

Thank you again…Annalees are pure magic!” -Karen H. of Danville, PA

I am just so excited to receive your email with this wonderful news! I am over the moon with happiness! I have been collecting Annalee dolls for over 15 years and love to decorate with them for every holiday! They are a staple in my home year round and bring such great joy to my family! Christmas is such a treasured time of year because of the special dolls Annalee produces.” -Lisa J. or Elmwood Park, IL

Happy 2024 Everyone!

As a reminder, our post-Christmas Snow Blowout Sale is going on now—where you can enjoy incredible savings of 50% on select holiday designs. Hurry! Quantities are limited and this special pricing ends on January 16th.

In February, expect the arrival of fresh 2024 designs! Anticipate the unveiling of our Love, Irish, and Spring Collections—a treat we’re excited to share with all of you. Stay engaged as we gear up for additional contests and community events in the pipeline. Your support and friendship mean the world to us here at Annalee Dolls. As we venture into this new year, get ready for an abundance of festive celebrations and cherished moments. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for being an integral part of our incredible holiday journey!

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