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Weekly Happenings…but scroll down further for other events!

Mondays: Funday Monday

  • 5:00pm on our Facebook page
  • featuring 5 sale items, a couple of “commercial announcements”, and perhaps a hot seller or two.
  • then immediately following our Facebook Live event, our Funday Monday tab on our web store,, will be open for you to shop for the Funday Monday specials you are interested in.
  • The sale lasts until Sunday OR until the item is sold out.
  • First come/first served so happy shopping.

Tuesday: Open by Chance

  • We are usually here on Tuesday by 10:00am and working until around 3:00pm doing display changes and set-ups…but we love company!
  • Call us 607–734–9547 to make sure we’re around!

Tuesday: Maple Avenue Walking Tours (summer only)

  • Reservations and masks required (607–734–9547)

Wednesdays: Web Store Wednesday

  • Have you checked out our web store?
  • Every Wednesday, use the code WW5OFF for $5.00 off your order of $38 or more (excludes truffles/fudge since they are on sale as well as our Funday Monday deals)
  • PLUS on Wednesdays we often have NEW items added to our web store.

Thursdays: Truffle Thursdays

  • YES….you’ll receive your choice of a FREE truffle with any purchase if you shop with us on Thursday

Facebook Live on Fridays at 9:30

  • Join us at 9:30am on our Facebook page where we’ll tell you a few of our new items for the week, any special weekend fun we’re having, and remind you that Fridays at The Christmas House are “Free Bracelet Fridays”

Fridays: Free Bracelet Friday

  • Choose from one of a dozen colors of fun stretchy bracelets each Friday when you shop OR our weekend special (when available)

Saturdays: Introducing….

  • Saturdays is the day we’ll be featuring a new item or line to you as you shop. Oh..and sometimes there’ll be a discount or sample involved:-)

October 2020

Friday - mid-day Sunday, October 23 - 25: Halloween Closeout Sale

  • Did you just never get around to getting some new decor for the season? It’s not too late! Stop b for our best deals of the spooky season:-)
    • NOTE: Halloween Village Teardown begins the afternoon of the 25th so don’t delay!
  • BONUS OFFER: Spend $50 or more and receive a Michel Design Works 4.7oz foaming soap in a harvest scent

October 30 - November 1: No tricks, All treats this weekend with if you’re looking for some great masks!

  • FREE mask clip lanyard with any mask purchase OR (new) choose a silicone “inner support bracket” for your mask (we’ll explain…LOL)
    • YES we have Christmas/Holiday/Winter masks in stock
    • check out our basket of $5.00 lightweight masks
  • (Served) Samples of “Wings”, a delicious invention from mid-state. Crispy potato chips, slathered in peanut butter, and dipped in either milk or dark chocolate.

Saturday, October 31: Happy Halloween

November 2020

Thursday, November 5, National Donut Day

  • We’ll be celebrating today - Veterans Day
  • Ask about our “Donut” postcard special
  • Sign up to win a dozen free donuts/doughnuts from Kountry Kruller

Wednesday, November 11: We Salute All Veterans

  • THANK YOU for your service
  • Please enjoy a free truffle on us!

Friday - Sunday, November 13–15: Fontanini Nativity

‘’‘! (OLD NEWS) You Missed It (darn it!)

PREVIEW WEEK starts Thursday, June 25

  • YES it’s a bit earlier than usual but it’s 6 months until Christmas and we just loved that date! LOL
  • June 25 - 30
  • We’ll be here daily from 10am (or earlier:-) until 4:00pm so stop by for your sneak peek!
  • Please wear a mask (or we have one available for you right inside the door)

INAUGURAL Funday Monday Facebook Live event: Monday, June 29

  • 5:00pm on our Facebook page
  • featuring 5 sale items, a couple of “commercial announcements”, and maybe a hot seller or two
  • then immediately following our Facebook Live event, our Funday Monday tab on our web store,, will be open for you to shop for the Funday Monday specials you are interested in.
  • WARNING: First come/first served!

Our Official Grand Reopening Celebration: July 1–5, 2020

  • Join us as we kick off our 38th season with new displays, new gifts, and don’t let me forget new TRUFFLE flavors:-)
  • Also NEW….a web store (yes again! LOL) You’ll find us at
  • NEW curbside delivery if that suits your fancy and we’re also offering local delivery in the 149 zip codes
  • NEW Funday Mondays (read below) LIVE every Monday at 5pm on our Facebook page (
  • We’ll be keeping our regular Facebook Live to tell you what’s new but have moved it to Fridays at 9:30am
  • Mini Fudge Love truffle samples every day
  • 38 lucky winners of $10.00 Gift Certificates (in honor of our 38th season!)
  • FREE patriotic gift with any purchase July 1–4
    • YES we are open on July 4 but with shortened hours (10am - 4pm)
  • Last but not least, please wear a mask (or we have one available for you right inside the door)

National Peach Month Celebration: July 10–12, 2020

  • This weekend you’ll enjoy taste testing several of our gourmet peach items.
  • Peach items include 3 peach salsas (watch that habanero one!), a peach butter, 2 jams with peach in them and a peach butter.
  • We think that’s pretty “peachy keen” don’t you? Oh..and do be a “peach” and stop by. OK…..I know, I know. Enough already! :-)

PuzzleMania: July 17 - 19, 2020

  • Join us this weekend as we unveil all of the puzzles we’ve been able to get our hands on at this point!
  • Sign up to win a puzzle of your choice (yes…even if it’s one of those expensive 3D ones). You receive one chance for each puzzle you purchase during the weekend.
  • Make sure you get your Lucky 7 Club card (buy 6 puzzles, get the 7th one 1/2 price up to the most expensive one purchased)
  • Lucky 7 Club Cards are good at both The Christmas House and our sister store, Happy Hippo (Center Court in Arnot Mall)

It’s Christmas In July this (long) weekend, July 24–27!

  • Christmas Cash with each $20 in purchases

(use September- December just like real money!)

  • Enter to win a $100 Shopping Spree Gift Certificate

(we’ll draw during Funday Monday)

  • Cut-Out Christmas Cookies (we can’t host a decorating station this year but you can eat it here or get it to go)
  • FREE Jingle Buddy pin just for joining us!
  • Our Christmas Funday Monday specials continue in-store (and other “burst” specials)

Saturday, August 1: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (even if they DO have to social distance:-)

  • YES….it will be different this year but we’ll still make it a lot of fun
  • In-store specials for one day only!
    • Introducing josan earrings ($25. a pair but on special for 2/$40)
    • Yoga Sandals: BOGO (reg. $6.99 a pair) or just $4.99 if you only want one pair
  • Porch Guests:
    • Anne Beebe: Learn about their local honey and the bees who make it!
    • Melissa Rinker: Fitting right into our theme, Lemongrass Spa is a woman founded and driven company that sells natural skin care products that our guest, Melissa Rinker, has found to work well for her family. You can learn more about Lemongrass Spa from 12–4pm today.
  • Gift for attending (no craft porch activity so this will be your take and make-at-home project:-)
  • Enter our drawing (done every 15 minutes) to win a pair of Swarovski post earrings
  • Mystery Gift Bags
    • $20, with any other purchase
    • 1/pp
  • “Passed” samples from our gourmet department (The Christmas House Christmas Jam and Savory Saltine Crackers)
  • Christmas Cards: BOGO (VIP Club members, ask us about your special deal;-)

National Picnic Month Celebration

  • Join us as we celebration National Picnic Month, Thursday - Sunday, August 6–9
  • All of our picnic supplies (BBQ items, foods, cookbooks, wine glasses, pocket roasters…and there’s more!) will be 25% off. If you can envision that it’s picnic-ready, it’s on sale!
  • Enter to win our filled picnic basket (value is over $125)

Sunday, August 9: National Book Lovers Day

  • All of our cookbooks are 50% off

Beach Day Savings (& it’s National Creamsicle Day:-): Friday - Sunday, August 14–16

  • Grab a canvas beach bag for $5.00 (reg. $14.99), fill it and receive 10% off or pay $10.00 and receive 20% of.
    • Available for in-store purchases only and the regular exclusions apply (charity partners, sale items, 2020 collectibles)
  • Have a walk down memory lane as you enjoy a cool icy creamsicle treat on us!
  • FREE slushie cup for anyone who wants one (these didn’t work as well as they should have but it was fun trying:-)
  • Sign-up to win a Jim Shore Coastal Angel

August 2020

Tuesday, August 18: Right-To-Vote Day (thanks fearless women who have gone ahead of us!)

  • Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.
  • Visit our Iconic Women tree (and area) in the store, decorated just for this occasion.

National “Eat Local Day”

  • Join us this weekend, (August 21–23), as we provide you with a scavenger hunt with some GREAT prizes.
  • It’s “Eat Local” day/weekend so our prizes will be 5 $25.00 gift certificates to local restaurants
  • Hill Top Inn, Maple Lawn Dairy, Lights, Sweet-n-Saucy, and RYE
  • Stop by Friday - Sunday to “scavenge” your way to be a possible winner!

Olde Tyme Summer Festival: Sunday, August 23, 2020 BOO HOO! CANCELLED. See you in 2021!

Back to School Weekend Blues: August 28 - 31

  • Free Mask Clip with any mask purchase
  • BULK Masks on sale (50 per packet), while supplies last
  • FREE Truffle to all school workers (teachers, admins, support staff, drivers…ALL of you:-)
  • Two Left Feet Socks: 2/$10.00 (reg. $9.99 each)
  • Other school “supplies” like Leggings, Smarty Pits (aluminum free) Deodorant, Soaps.

September 2020

Special Closings

  • Closed Labor Day Monday, September 7
  • NO Funday Monday on 9/7 (see you on the 14th!)

“Onesie” Porch Sale: Friday - Sunday, September 11–13

  • NO! Not the baby variety:-)
  • We are filling our porch with items that we only have one left (making more room for our fall gifts!)
  • Everything on our onesie sale will be 50% off
  • We’ve never done this before but it’s going to be FUN!

SPCA Scavenger Hunt: Saturday, September 12

  • Are you signed up? Great prizes and a great cause.

Foodie & Kitchen Gadget: September September 19

  • Join us on the porch from 11am - 3pm for a served sampling of 12 of our delicious delectables

Friday, 9/25 OPEN 9:25am - 9:25pm (note the clever use of 925 and 25….tee hee:-)

  • ALL WEEKEND: ask us to receive 25% off any one eligible items (see our exclusions)
  • ALL WEEKEND: FREE holiday towel with any purchase of $25 or more
  • $100 Gift Certificate Drawing
  • NOTE: 3 months until Christmas

Monday, September 28: Funday Monday

Friday - Sunday, October 2–4: Halloween Fun

  • Halloween Happenings are ON this weekend at The Christmas House (361 Historic Maple Avenue in Elmira)
    • FREE pair of Halloween (ladies) socks with your purchase of $31 or more
    • 31% off our sale cart of Halloween decor
    • 31% off select Halloween village buildings and accessories
    • Enter to win our orange purse stuffed with Halloween delights

Fall Open House: Columbus Day Weekend (October 9–12)

  • You are going to LOVE your choice of a holiday apron (with any non-sale purchase of $38.00 or more)
    • Super CUTE apron AND packaging with 3 styles to choose from:-)
  • Check out our new ladies accessories for fall…socks, scarves, PJ pants, and fleece-lined leggings
  • BOGO area of both mens and womens items. Check out the gloves, hats, thermals and socks.

Thursday, October 15: Global Handwashing Day

  • This sure is pertinent this year!
  • Check out our display of BOGO soaps.
  • Great stocking stuffers…plus for the usual use.

Friday - Sunday, October 16–18 Mixing it Up with Carmie’s Kitchen

  • We are super excited to introduce you to our new dip company, Carmie’s Kitchen
    • regular dips, baked dips, cheeseball/dips, and a few “sweet” cheesecake mixes mixes
  • B2/G1…buy 2, get 1 FREE this weekend (reg. $4.99 each)
  • Carmie’s Recipe Contest: Using one of our Carmie’s Kitchen recipes, give us a recipe card with ideas to share with other shoppers. We’ll be picking 5 winners on 10/31 who will receive a Carmie’s Kitchen mix of their choice. You’ll receive an EXTRA chance if you have a photo to share ( with your recipe.
  • We will be offering some served samplings at different times throughout each day including:
    • Dips: Artichoke Parmesan; Roasted Garlic; Sweet Pepper & Tomato
    • Cheeseball: Mariachi Mexican; Italian Artichoke
    • Cheesecake Dips: Caramel Chocolate Fudge; Cinnamon Apple Swirl
  • GIFT: When you spend $38 or more we’ll treat you to a free tie towels in a harvest theme for your kitchen OR a holiday apron
    • Super Cute themes are:Pumpkin Spice, Football, Red Truck and Pumpkins in the tie towels
    • Aprons include a buffalo plaid, “Eat, Drink and Be Merry”, or “Dashing Thru the Dough” or “We Whisk you a Merry Christmas”

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