Grolier Disney Ornaments

These beautiful christmas ornaments were originally called Grolier Disney Ornaments, but have also been known as the Christmas Magic Collection.  David and I have been collecting these ornaments for many years now.  We used to buy them from a company called Grolier but in 2009, they closed up shop and the ornaments were passed to another company to sell.  The new organisation is called Early Moments and they have re-branded the ornaments as Disney Character Ornaments.  Unfortunately, they will not sell the ornaments to anyone based outside of the US which is really annoying!  Fortunately, I have found a way to continue my collection and although shipping is not cheap, I think it is worth it to continue collecting these gorgeous christmas ornaments.

The gallery below is what I consider to be the definitive list of Grolier Disney Ornaments / Early Moments Disney Character Moments.

I had planned to organise the gallery by the various editions but since every ornament that comes out of Early Moments is called a President’s Edition, this now seems pretty pointless!  You’ll also notice that there seems to be different versions of certain ornaments like Bambi, Dumbo, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, to name but a few. I think this has happened when they’ve re-issued an ornament.

I do occasionally have extra grolier disney ornaments to sell so if you would like some of the newer ones, please feel free to contact me. Be warned, they will not be cheap as I have to get them shipped from the US and pay the customs duty on them.

Please feel free to browse through my gallery of grolier disney ornaments. The newest ornaments are at the bottom of the page. If you’d like to see a larger image, please click on the thumbnail.

41 Comments

  1. Delighted to see a comprehensive picture list of the Grolier Set,not seen any where else on the net. I have managed to complete this ornament set but as I dont live in ths US will struggle to get the newest one from Princess and the Frog. Thanks for posting the pictures.
    Alan D

    • Hi Alan,

      Thanks for your kind comments. I know what you mean, if it were not for my friends in the US, we would be struggling too! It just seems so crazy to me that Early Moments refuse to ship to UK customers as I know many people who would happily subscribe to continue collecting these gorgeous ornaments.

      PN

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Excellent quality pictures, they are just so cute. All our family are Disney nuts and I have collected a lot of Disney memorabillia over the years from various sources and trips to the USA. Now I have two very young granddaughters who simply love the films and characters, so this year I started purchasing the Grolier tree ornaments specifically with them in mind. Have 22 now, so hopefully by Christmas next year will have a lot more for the tree. Many thanks for sharing. My favourites are the 3 Good Fairies and Huey, Dewey and Louie, simply fab!!

  3. hello again (we’ve communicated on eBay) – the Aladdin ornament that you have pictured is in front of the Presidents Edition box, but you have it listed as 1st Issue – question: is your 1st Issue Aladdin porcelain or resin? also, I read that there is a Grumpy ornament in both the Christmas Magic series as well as the Presidents Edition series – are they different – or are they the same (both in a kettle)?

    Sorry to bother you with such nonsense – but I am trying to complete my collection and I’d rather collect all of the Presidents Edition ornaments rather than double up!

    • Hi! My Aladdin is definitely a first issue and is resin.  That picture wasn’t taken by me but by a friend who got her Aladdin later.  The box that mine came in is completely different.

      AFAIK, there is only one Grumpy.  The collection was originally known as the Christmas Magic series but as time has passed, parts of the collection have acquired new names e.g. Disney Christmas Angels, President’s Edition etc. 

      It’s no bother at all.  Always happy to help a fellow collector 🙂  BTW, if you ever get another Rapunzel, please do let me know.  Thanks!

      • I have an extra Rapunzel!  I also just got an letter in mail telling me of the next two to be released.  I don’t remember exactly which two it but they are charecters from the movie Cars.  I believe it’s the two that run the tire shop. 

        z3803@yahoo.com

      • Hey there –

        Just wanted to let you know that I just received another Rapunzel direct from Early Moments – if you are interested, I can send you an invoice via PayPal. Unfortunately, you are unable to bid on eBay because of some copyright ordeal and eBay won’t allow me to sell these ornaments internationally (which is why you were having such a hard time bidding before).

        If you’re interested, please let me know. BTW, the next 2 ornaments in the Presidents Edition series are from Cars 2: Luigi & Guido.

        Cheers,
        Christina

        • Hello all, thanks for all the info, im just curious about the mater ornament that came out.  having the hardest time locating that, any help would be gladly accepted…

          rick

          • Hello Rick,

          • Hello Rick,

            The only advice I can offer you is to keep an eye on eBay unless you have a friend in the US who can collect them on your behalf which is how I have gotten around the problem.  Sorry I couldn’t be of more help

        • Hi was just wondering how much do you want for Rapunzel i haven’t been able to get any for years and would love some new fresh ornaments 😉

          • Hello Michelle,

            The Rapunzel is not for sale. If you want one, eBay is a good resource although you may have to pay a small fortune as US sellers know that UK buyers have no other way to get the newer ornaments.

            I do have some ornaments for sale – these are listed under “currently available” at the bottom of my blog post. If you are interested in any of them, let me know

  4. hi.just came across your site and great to know there are other collectors of the grolier ornaments still active.
    shame they are only available in usa .is there any way of getting any missing ones.
    while grolier were selling in uk i collected most of them and shipped many from usa and canada via ebay
    but looking at your list, i’ve obviously fallen behind since they quit the uk

    • Hello rupertdabear,

      There is a US forum called Magical Mountain where some Grolier collectors sell their ornaments but they are mostly the more common ones as opposed to the rarer ones.  I have a list of ones that I am selling at the bottom of my blog post – if you need any of these, please let me know. 

      The only other thing you can do is to keep an eye on eBay but be warned, they tend to go for stupid money and if you have a lot to collect, it could turn out to be quite expensive 🙁

  5. I wonder if you could tell me how to get some of these ornaments. I would like to add to my collection the newest ones; Jessie, Bulls-eye, Mr & Mrs Incredible, Bolt, Luigi, Guido, Three Fairies from Sleeping Beauty, and others. Can you please let me know how to get them? I would sincerely appreciate it. I know some of these are on sale on eBay, however, I can’t afford the extreme prices of them. I saw Mr Incredible going for $100 USD, unbelievable. I hope you see this comment. It is almost a year after you posted yours.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    • Hello!  Are you based in the UK or USA?  If you are in the UK, eBay really is the only place to get them from.  I have a few spare ornaments as listed on my blog but none of the latest ones.  

      If you are based in the US, contact a company called Early Moments who have taken over from Grolier.  They will not ship to the UK though so don’t bother wasting your breath trying to persuade them.  I’m lucky enough to have a friend who lives in the US who is kindly collecting them for me.

      Totally agree with you about the extreme prices on eBay but the trouble is, it’s the bidders that are pushing the prices up, not the seller (although some do start their bids at outrageously high prices).  

      Hope that helps and happy holidays to you and yours as well 🙂

      • Thanks for your assistance with this. I am in USA. I have contacted EM
        to see about duplication of the ones I already have etc. I hope all will
        work out. About the eBay sellers…they start the prices out on the
        newer ones around $100 each. They must have an inside contact to get
        them like they do and to have them in numbers as well. Happy New Year
        PN!

  6. Hey there;
    It’s so good to see all these ornaments as i am now 18 and have grew up with these from my mum and my dad’s sides 😀 I love them; but obviously now that im older im moving on to look into my own place; which means leaving these lovely ornaments behind 🙁 So i’m looking into getting my own collection 🙂 i’v just purchased Roger Rabbit off ebay but the others are going for a big price; which with me being a student i cant afford so i am wondering how much you are looking at for your doubles? I’s be grateful if you could get in touch with me somehow 🙂
    Thanks for your troubles 😀 xx

    • Hey there, 

      Sorry for the late reply.  Drop me a line with your email address on my contact page and let’s talk 🙂

  7. Heya sorry its such a late reply been really busy with exams and things, i cant find your contact page so my email address is xox_Cassie_Hudson_xox@hotmail.com 🙂 Thanks i look forward to hearing from you x

  8. These are amazing. Love the Thumper and Angel Pluto, what a fabulous collection.

  9. Hi Pui Thanks for taking the time to list the ornaments with pictures.

    I`m setting up a website to sell them But still have to iron out a few problems on the site hopefully it will be fixed by Feb 2013.
    I still sell them on ebay but ebays fees are rediculous.
    Thanks
    Ant

  10. Hi looking to buy some of these just started collecting can you email me any you have available & prices

    Many thanks

  11. I need a friend in America lol been collecting a few years and struggling to get last few x

  12. I have a box full of brand new ornament purchased in around 1992. Are they worth anything? All grolier Disney. Thanks

  13. Thank you so much for posting this list! I have not been able to find a comprehensive list of these anywhere. My mother started this collection for me and my brother when we where children, buying one every month. Since we often had very little money to spare we missed several of the ornaments. As an adult I continue to display these on my tree and try to find the missing ones each year. Now I have a daughter, age 2, of my own who loves them and knows them all by name. I look forward to passing them on to her in the future!

  14. Hi I love all the pictures of the ornaments and did not realise the collections were still going as my mother bought them all for me as a child. Is there a list available that will have the numbers with picture so I can see which ones I am missing and can eBay hunt for please.

    Many thanks
    Louise

    • Hi Louise, the collection no longer goes by part numbers. The names you see on my blog are the names on the boxes. This is what you will need to search by. Hope this helps

  15. Hi,
    My father has just had a clearout and came across around 40 of these lovely decorations. I noticed there are 3 i have missing from your list. Would you be interested? they are scrooge mcduck, 101 dalmatians and oliver.

  16. Hi there I have most of the ornaments but need to buy
    Jessy
    Bullseye
    Any Incredibles
    Any Frozen
    Cinderella & coach
    Can you help?
    Basically any of the new releases from the last 5 years or so. Thanks so much

    • Hi Michelle, eBay is going to be your best bet. Unfortunately I’m not willing to help people acquire the ornaments anymore as I’ve been burnt too many times with people changing their minds, wasting my time and costing me money

  17. I do not know if you can advise me on my grolier collection. I started buying them from grolier in the early 1990s.All are boxed and in the original outer collectors boxes. I have 2 full boxes, plus a few extras. I am looking to sell them but I am not sure where to start. Any help would be great. Many thanks

  18. James Szwejbka

    Hello,

    Is there a way to get ornaments I don’t have? If I go through early moments will I be able to get only the ones I need or will I have to go through receiving all of them and sending away the ones I don’t want. Help, and thank you. James

    PS The pictures and list is great.

    • Hi James, if early moments have stock of the ones you are after then you can get them but if not, then eBay will be your only other option. And thanks!

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