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Music Boxes for Christmas

Updated on May 16, 2014

Christmas Music Boxes make Great Gifts

Christmas music boxes add to the festive Christmas decorations. I have several different music boxes that I have collected over the years. Each Christmas I put them out on the tables and shelves in our family room. When my young granddaughters come to visit they head right to the music boxes and ask if they can turn them on. They are always delighted to listen to each of the tunes.

This year I was thinking of a gift that I could give each of my granddaughters and I decided that I would start each of them on a Christmas music box collection. Right now the girls are ages 7,5 and 1 so if I give them a box each year for the next 10-15 years they will have a nice collection to bring with them when they have their own place. In the meantime they will be able to unpack their own special decorations each year at Christmas time.

As I was looking for a music box to choose for this year, I decided to put them all in a Squidoo lens and each year I can keep track of the music boxes I have given to my granddaughters.

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Christmas Tree Music Box

I have several music boxes from San Fransisco Music Box company. They are a very nice quality item and I really enjoy pulling them out each Christmas. This one plays "The Holly and the Ivy".

Cardinals in Christmas Tree Musical Water Globe 46721 - NEW!
Cardinals in Christmas Tree Musical Water Globe 46721 - NEW!

Bright red Cardinal birds had to the beautiful tree on this music box.


Music Boxes for the Holidays

There are so many great music boxes to choose from. Here are a few that I thought you would like.

StealStreet SS-UG-PA-4644 Glass Christmas Tree Music Box
StealStreet SS-UG-PA-4644 Glass Christmas Tree Music Box

A beautiful glass Christmas tree is the center of this music box.

Gold Label World's Fair Swing Carousel Music Box
Gold Label World's Fair Swing Carousel Music Box

There are several World's Fair music boxes. This carousel swing is one of my favorites.

Mr. Christmas Holiday Porcelain Toy Chest Music Box
Mr. Christmas Holiday Porcelain Toy Chest Music Box

This toy chest is a perfect gift for that special child on your list.

Christmas Nutcracker Soldiers Snow Globe by The San Francisco Music Box Company
Christmas Nutcracker Soldiers Snow Globe by The San Francisco Music Box Company

The Nutcracker is always a holiday favorite. This beautifully crafted music box uses the Nutcracker theme.

Nativity Christmas Holiday Music Box Lighted with Holy Family Plays Tune Silent Night - 8 by 5 Inch
Nativity Christmas Holiday Music Box Lighted with Holy Family Plays Tune Silent Night - 8 by 5 Inch

Silent Night is perhaps the most loved Christmas hymn. This music box features this beautiful song on a box with a nativity scene.


Nativity Music Box - Christmas music box

A beautiful classic nativity set on top of a music box.

Mikasa Holiday Splendor Nativity Music Box
Mikasa Holiday Splendor Nativity Music Box

Bea.utiful classic nativity scene


Angels Music Box

Whimsical musical angels are on top of this music box. These German music box plays the tune "Leise rieselt der Schnee".

Thomas Kinkade Christmas Village - music box

This is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. i look forward to putting it out each year.

Santa Music Box

Every music box collection needs a Santa.

St Nicholas Square Santa Music Box
St Nicholas Square Santa Music Box

Cheerful Santa is on this colorful music box.


Snow Globe Music Box - Tweety and Sylvester

Cartoon characters Tweety and Sylvester sleigh around the tree on the music box that plays "Oh Christmas Tree".

Nutcracker Ballet Music Box

I can see one of my granddaughters loving this beautiful little ballerina music box.

Beautiful ballerina's grace this music box. Features include:

*Animated Nutcracker Ballet music box shaped like European opera house

*3 dance scenes complete with movement, lighting, and 9 Tchaikovsky compositions

*High-tech microchip technology ensures superior sound quality

*A/C adapter included; UL listed

*Measures approximately 11 inches wide

Disney Music Box - Mickey and Minnie at Christmas

This darling Mickey Mouse music box would be perfect for my two youngest granddaughters. They love Mickey and Minne.

Precious Moments Angel Music box - heralding angel

I love this dainty angel music box. I bought this one for my newest granddaughter.

Christmas Music Boxes

Music boxes come in many shapes and sizes. You can find some that are part of snow globes and other that are in boxes, still others just sit on top of a musical stand.

What is your favorite type of Christmas Music box?

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Music Boxes for my Granddaughters

updates for each year

Year 1-2010- Each of the girls received a nativity music box. Ella and Kate received one from Precious Moments and Rachel received another type of nativity music box.

Year 2-2011-This year there are four little girls. I purchased the music boxes at the end of last season so they are all ready for the coming year. Here is what I have for each of the girls.

Rachel-Precious Moments Skating Girl




Year 3-2012

Rachel and Ella-Nutcracker Snow Globe

Kate and Emily- Mickey Mouse

Year 4-2013

Rachel- Musical snow globe girl-deer

Ella- Dog interactive snow globe

Kate- Mickey band member

Emily- Minnie band member

Do you have any Christmas music boxes? - stop by and leave me a note

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      Talk about something that makes the holidays seem right - I love music boxes and they are perfect for Christmas time.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      These are all so pretty. It's hard to choose, but the Nutcracker Ballet one is so lovely.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      I really want that Fair Swing Carousel Music Box! The fair swings are one of my favorite rides and the music box brings back so many great memories of the my fair fun!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Either of these music boxes would be a gorgeous gift or beautiful in any home.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 4 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Wish I had a Christmas music box - I'd love most of these! The one with the Swing Carousel is lovely, and of course a Thomas Kincade music box would be delightful.

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      malena10 5 years ago

      No, I do not have Christmas music box, but they are so beautiful and bring true Christmas spirit in your house.

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      love these... especially the angels

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      KayeSI 5 years ago

      We do have a nativity music box and 3 singing penguins :) And what a brilliant idea to scoop them up at the end of one season for the following season. :)

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      mrducksmrnot 6 years ago

      Music boxes are wonderful gifts. I like the train music box listed in this lens. Beautiful lens especially for the season of Christmas. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love music boxes - this lens has some really nice ones!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I like these music boxes on here. It is always nice to have one in your home...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I super love music boxes. Have a plan to get Thomas Kinkade Animated Village Christmas Musical Snowglobe this Christmas. Beautiful!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      These are really beautiful music boxes! I only have a few and they are definitely among my treasured possessions and gifts.

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      What beautiful music boxes! I don't have any - perhaps it's time I put one on my list to Santa.

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      I have one Christmas music box and I do enjoy it! The Thomas Kinkaid one is lovely!

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      poutine 7 years ago

      No, I don't but sure would like one.

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      The Christmas Music Boxes really are lovely and very nicely presented too!

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      I had a lovely music globe that I had on my dresser for many years and would occasionally wind it up and play it. It was so pleasant to listen to.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      These Christmas music boxes are lovely!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! I love Christmas Music Boxes and Snow Globes so sure enjoyed my visit here. thanks

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      These Christmas Musix Boxes are lovely. I am sure your grandkids would enjoy them too

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I may have to put this on my Christmas wish list. They are lovely.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I agree, the Thomas Kinkade Christmas Village is my favourite and would be a great start for their collection. And what a wonderful idea for them. I don't know what is best, buying them all the same, or trying to match to their own individual personalities?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What beautiful Christmas music boxes! Great idea to start a collection for your granddaughters. I think I would get different ones trying to match their likes. It would be hard to choose from these!