Holiday Barbies began in 1988 with the first release of the Happy Holidays Barbie Doll. The series was a hit and the dolls sold out fast. Collecting Barbie at Christmas was just so much fun! The last Happy Holidays series debuted in 1998 for a total of 20. (Each year they were available in two versions; white or black, except for in 1988 and 1989 and she was only available as a white doll). Mattel continues to release new Holiday Barbies every year. But the 1988 Happy Holidays Barbie still commands the best price on the secondary market. Click the link to the right to see the complete line of Holiday Barbie Dolls.