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Since Squishmallows basically broke TikTok in 2020, everyone and their mom had to get one. I’m not kidding — after my mom cuddled up on my couch with a Squishmallow, it was on her Christmas list. They’re just so stinkin’ soft and cozy. If you’re looking for some of the best gifts under $25 to give, Christmas Squishmallows are it. Extra points if you find rare Squishmallows, like those from the holiday Squishmallow releases or hit movies like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Here’s what we learned about the Christmas Squishmallows in 2022, plus exactly where to find them. Who knows, maybe you’re still be able to find one tucked away on a shelf or mixed in with the holiday clearance.
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Where can you find Christmas Squishmallows?
Your best bet is Walmart and Target. Check first online and select store pickup if inventory allows. If you’re browsing in-store, look in both the holiday and toy sections; we’ve seen seasonal Squishmallows in both places. We’ve also seen Squishmallows in-store at Costco during October-December.
If you’re shopping online, there are a bunch of holiday Squishmallows on Amazon. The catch? They’re sold by third-party sellers who’ll usually try to jack up the prices on holiday releases. We get it, though, Squishmallows are hard to get your hands on. I recommend avoiding third-party sellers and making sure the Squishmallows say “Sold and shipped by Amazon” on the product listing.
Where to buy Holiday Squishmallows:
- Cracker Barrel
- Five Below
- Learning Express
- Aldi — in store only
- Costco — in store only
- Albertsons — in store only
- Meijer — in store only
- HomeGoods — in store only
- Here’s the full list of Squishmallows retailers
When do Christmas Squishmallows come out?
Last year Christmas Squishmallows started popping up at retailers at the beginning of October. Five Below quietly added 12 new 4.5-inch Christmas Squishmallows to their website that are online exclusives. They retailed for $4.50 and have a limit of two of each per order. If a Squishmallow is online only, you can’t choose in-store pickup. You could also find Squishmallow merch at Five Below like Squishville collectibles.
Walgreens, Cracker Barrel, and Costco also started putting out their holiday Squishmallows in stores fairly early. But depending on your location, you might still see more Halloween varieties out instead of Christmas offerings. If you can’t find what you want, Walmart.com may have some selection sold by third-party sellers, such as the $20 winter-themed Squishmallows we saw in October 2022.
On Nov. 16, Aldi released the holiday Squishmallows with their Aldi Finds ad. They had 12-inch Squishmallows for $9.99.
Five Below started to release Christmas and Holiday themed Squishmallows with their Black Friday ad. There was another Squishmallow drop on Nov. 27, 2022 at Five Below with even more Holiday Squishmallows.
Related: Set your alarm for the Five Below Squishmallow release that happens just about every Sunday both online and in stores.
What kind of Christmas Squishmallows are there?
Certain Holiday Squishmallows come back year after year, like the whole Rudolph squad (Rudolph, Clarice, Abominable Snowman, Elves, Santa, Fawn, etc). All Christmas collection Squishmallows feature a special bio tag that you won’t find on regular Squishmallows. What’s a bio tag? It has the Squishmallow’s name, “Squishdate”, story, personality, what it likes to do for fun, and more. For Christmas Squishmallows sold prior to 2022, they’ll have a silver tag with snowflakes. For those sold 2022 and beyond, expect a green tag with snowflakes.
Holiday Squishmallows come in 3.5-inch clips, 4-inch ornaments, and plushes 5-inch all the way up to 24 inches. You can also get Christmas Squishmallows in capsules or slippers. Some even come as Flip-a-Mallows, which are Squishmallows that flip inside themselves to become another character.
Pro tip: if you need a gift under $5, Squishmallows clips start at just $4.99. And in addition to individual Squishmallows, retailers like Walgreens and Costco offer Christmas multipacks. Some stores, like Amazon, offer exclusive rare Christmas Squishmallows too.
Related: Love Halloween? Then you gotta check out these Halloween Squishmallows!
The top 25 Christmas Squishmallows we saw in 2022:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
It’s not Christmas without Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ($26.99, Amazon). If you’re a fan like I am, then you need to try and get the whole crew. Rudolph is available in 5 inches, 8 inches, and 16 inches. You may see him available from a third-party seller on Amazon, but we spotted him in stores at Walgreens last year.
Clarice the Reindeer
You can’t have Rudolph without Clarice ($26.99, Amazon). Clarice is available in 5 inches, 8 inches, and 16 inches. Last year, we also saw her at Walgreens.
Hermey the Elf
This Squishmallow is no misfit toy. Hermey ($24.99, Amazon) is available in 8 inches and 12 inches. In 2021, he was spotted at Walgreens and H-E-B.
Bumble the Abominable Snowman
I just love Bumble ($24.99, Amazon)! There’s something about his snowy kind of scary face that makes me want to buy every one I see. Bumble is available in 5 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches. In 2021 he was spotted at Walgreens.
Claire’s is selling a Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Crew 8″ Mystery Squishmallow for $19.99. You have the chance of getting either Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snowman, Clarice the Reindeer, or Rudolph.
Holiday Classic Ornament Set
So far we’ve spotted the Holiday Ornament Sets in store at Walgreens and Costco. Costco had two different versions with eight Squishmallows for $16.99. Walgreens included five Squishmallows for $19.99.
Nick the Santa Claus
There are a few varieties of Santa out there. You can find a Santa Squishmallow with glasses, ear muffs, and even one with his eyes closed. Santa is available in 3.5-inch clips and up to 16 inches. Nick is also available in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set sold at Walgreens and Costco. As expected, we were able to find him in Christmas capsules for 2022.
Nicolette – Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus, or Nicolette, is Nick’s wife. She comes as a 4-inch in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set, a 4.5-inch, and 8-inch. She was also included in Christmas capsules for 2022.
Carol the Christmas Tree Squishmallow
We found Carol at Kroger and Walgreens last year. She’s a green Christmas tree with Christmas lights around her, usually wearing a Santa hat or a gold star. You can get her in three sizes: 8 inches, 12 inches, and 16 inches. She was a part of the Christmas capsules for 2022.
Jingle the Christmas Tree Squishmallow
Jingle is Carol’s twin. She’s a white Christmas tree with a gold star and Christmas lights, available at either 4 or 8 inches tall. Jingle is also available as a Flip-a-Mallow that flips into Santa. She’s been spotted at Albertsons in the past for $9.99.
Garnet the Christmas Tree Squishmallow
Garnet is a pale pink Christmas tree. She has a bright pink star on her head and Christmas lights wrapped around her. She’s only available in a 12-inch size.
Leama the Christmas Tree Squishmallow
We spotted Leama as part of the Holiday Classic Ornament Set sold at Walgreens and Costco. She’s the newest Christmas tree on the block. She’s 4 inches tall and comes with a ribbon loop to hang from your tree.
Darla the Reindeer
Squishmallows have a few reindeer variations, but the one to search for is Darla ($16.99, Claire’s). You can score Darla as an ornament in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set or as an 8-inch. She’s exclusive to Claire’s.
Jangle the Elf
There are multiple elves within Squishmallow: Elliot, Jangle, Emmy, Bartie, Emmeline, Ezrah, Emani, and Fred. Jangle winks! He was available in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Walgreens and as a 13.5-inch plush.
Murray the Nutcracker Mouse
This Nutcracker moose, Murray, was originally introduced in 2021. He’s available in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco and also as a 4.5- and 12-inch plush. We found the 4.5-inch at Aldi in the past.
Beelie the Gnome
Brand new to the Squishmallow world, Beelie is a gnome with a red hat. She’s available in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco.
Chantal the Christmas Cupcake
A cupcake with green and white icing, rainbow sprinkles, and a red and pink stripe cupcake “liner,” Chantal was originally introduced in 2021 as a 5-inch, 8-inch, and 12-inch. In 2022 Chantal became a part of the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco.
Brooke the Polar Bear
This polar bear is available year-round and during Christmas. Brooke can come in a clip or a 12-inch plush wearing a black and red beanie and scarf. In 2022 Brooke was in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco wearing a red and green Santa hat and matching scarf.
Dulce the Peppermint
The Christmas peppermint, Dulce, has white, red, and green swirls and comes in an ornament, or as a 5-inch, 8-inch, 12-inch, and 16-inch plush. Dulce’s part of the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco for 2022.
Manny the Snowman
One of the original Christmas Squishmallows, Manny dates back to 2017. As an ornament, Manny has blue earmuffs and a Christmas-colored patterned scarf. He was available in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco and also by himself as a 5-inch, 8-inch, 12-inch, and 16-inch plush.
Jordan the Gingerbread Boy
Gingerbread boy Jordan was originally introduced in 2019. He’s available as a clip, ornament, and an 8-inch. Jordan wears a Santa hat, bow tie, and has his gumdrop buttons. You can find him in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco.
Alfred the Moose
Is he a moose or is he a reindeer? I guess that can be up to you! He has red buffalo plaid antlers and a scarf. He’s a new release for 2022, and you could find him in the Costco Holiday Classic Ornament Set.
Avery the Duck
Mallard duck Avery comes in a bunch of varieties and sizes. For Christmas, you can find Avery sporting a red trapper hat. You could find him in the Costco Holiday Classic Ornament Set and also as a 10-inch by himself.
Elvita the Bigfoot
Out of the few bigfoot Squishmallows, you’ll want to look for Elvita. She’s a new release for 2022 and was part of the Costco Holiday Classic Ornament Set.
Luna the Penguin
You can find Luna wearing pajamas and either a blue or pink scarf. She comes as an ornament or a plush. Luna with a pink scarf was available in the Holiday Classic Ornament Set from Costco.
Cam the Cat
One of the first eight Squishmallows to ever be released, Cam’s a fan favorite. For Christmas, he comes in a 12-inch Cam with a Santa hat and red scarf. There’s also an ornament Cam with a green and white snowflake hat and scarf.
Sharon the Shark
She was first introduced in the Valentine collection. For Christmas, you could find Sharon in the Costco Holiday Classic Ornament Set sporting a pair of blue and black plaid earmuffs.
Ivy the Dog
You’ll know Ivy as a white and gray dog with a striped scarf. She’s a new release for 2022, and you could find her in the Costco Holiday Classic Ornament Set.
More Holiday Squishmallows
Franny the Flamingo
Who would have thought a flamingo would be in the Christmas lineup? Franny is an 8-inch exclusive Squishmallow in store at Cracker Barrel and retails for $9.99. She’s a pink flamingo with a Christmas hat and Christmas lights wrapped around her. She even has fluffy wings and a tail.
Mickey Mouse with Santa Hat
You can get an 8-inch Mickey Mouse ($19.99, Amazon) with a Santa hat. He was originally released with the 2021 Christmas Squad. You may be able to find him on Amazon from a third party.
Marsha the Peppermint Latte
Warm up with this 16-inch giant Squishmallow, Marsha. She’s a big cup of hot chocolate with a whipped cream swirl and sprinkles. We found her in Target in 2022 for $24.99.