I got the Merry Moonlight Outfit in December of 2004. It comes with a dark blue dress, silver stockings, silver shoes, silver gloves, a silver cape, a silver bag, and six silver hairclips. It's a cute outfit, though not my favourite holiday outfit. (I was considering selling mine, but I've decided to keep it.)
The bodice and sleeves of the dress are a dark blue velvet material, with a tulle sash. The skirt of the dress is a dark blue soft tulle material, covered in silver sparkles, with a dark blue satin underskirt beneath. I count four layers of tulle, which adds a bit of volume to the dress. The velcro on the back of the dress does get snagged in the tulle, and I wish they'd used a snag-free velcro instead. As with other velvet AG dresses, the material is likely to stain doll vinyl and cloth and should be stored carefully.
The silver stockings are one of my favourite parts of this outfit. They are made with a shimery silver and slightly transparent material, with elastic to keep them up.
The silver shoes are adorable too. They fasten with little snaps and stay on with no trouble.
I'm not a big fan of the cape or the gloves. The cape is silver satin with snowflake embroidery and a snowflake broach. The gloves are silver satin and just look really awkward on the doll's hands.
The silver bag isn't anything special either. It snaps at the top and has a snowflake embroidered on the front. It's made with a really stiff material, which does not appeal to me.
The metal hairclips are adorable, however. There are six of them, each with rhinestone detail. They are very small and easily misplaced, but I've managed to keep mine for the last 9+ years.
Overall, I'd give this outfit a B because I don't care for the cape, gloves, or bag at all, but the rest of the outfit is adorable.
The Winter Magic Accessories come with a muff, earmuffs, a silver bell ornament, a silver gift box, and four greeting cards. I got this set with the Winter Magic Outfit in 2004, and I think the muff and earmuffs make the basic outfit feel more complete, though maybe not worth the original $20. The muff is stretchy at either end and easily covers a doll's hands. It also has a little string inside and can double as a fluffy bag (with a hole out the other end). The main issue I have with these accessories is that the earmuffs have not held up over the years and have broken. The bell, gift box, and cards are a cute touch though. (I remember getting this set as a gift on Christmas 2004 and knowing exactly what was inside because of that bell!) Overall, I'd give this set a C- because it's not worth the original price and the earmuffs broke.
The Radiant Rhinestones Outfit is my favourite holiday dress. The outfit comes with a red velvet dress, standard white tights, red velvet mules, a white suede coat, and a gold hanger. I recieved this outfit as a gift on Christmas 2003, and it was my very first modern AG outfit.
There are rhinestones and snowflakes embroidered on lower right part of the dress and a belt with rhinestone detail - adds a cute touch! The bodice of the dress is lined with a red satin material. The mules are made of the same red velvet material as the dress and have little velvet bows and rhinestones on the front of the shoe.
The red velvet on the dress and mules does have a horrible tendency to stain doll vinyl and cloth. My tights are stained red where they've come into contact with the velvet. This does not bother me, as I only use these tights with this outfit. However, I would advise caution with storage and would not recommend leaving this outfit on a doll for an extended length of time.
The coat that comes with this outfit is also very sweet, though I rarely use it. It's made of suede and faux fur and features embroidered snowflakes and sequins on the front.
The hanger is also unique to this outfit. It's gold and says, "2003 / Holiday Limited Edition / American Girl".
Overall, I'd give this outfit an A because while it's my favourite, it does stain.
This is my favourite Christmas outfit ever made by AG! I love every detail: how it’s lined like a real dress and coat, the sequin and rhinestone details, and the sleeves. I really love the sleeves. They have a very nice bell-shape to them, subtle, but lovely. The shoes are adorable too, with their rhinestones and bows, but they don’t stay on the doll’s feet very well as they have no backs. This dress and shoes are also notorious for staining dolls and the tights, but as long as your doll doesn’t wear it for more than a couple weeks of the holiday season, she should be fine.
I really love these PJs. The slippers are my favourite part, but if you want them to stay on, it’s not going to happen. The material is thicker than the more recent PJs that AG has been making, and this is one reason that I like these ones more. They just seem more durable, in my opinion. The snowflakes on the PJs are very pretty and shiny, and I’m a big fan of dark blue. Molly’s wearing these PJs right now, and she looks stunning in them.
My grade: A (The A lost a + because of the slippers not staying on well.)
Jess has to be one of my favourite dolls. I love her unique face mold (shared only with Ivy), and her hair is so much fun to play with. Jess's hair looks great in any style I've put it in, and Jess looks good in any outfit. My grade: A+ (mod edit to remove broken image links)
Kirsten was my first doll, and she is still one of my favourites. She looks great in both modern and historical clothes. Her historical era also fascinates me, and I love the way she looks in all of her clothes. Her hair is also so much fun to play with - she has the longest hair out of my dolls (except for perhaps Addy). I also love her blue eyes. My grade: A+
I won Molly and Emily from B&N soon after the Molly movie in 2006. I had no intention of ever buying Molly before I won her, and I have to say I really love her now. I love her hair - it was very wavy when I look it out of her braids, and a year and a half later, the waves are still there. My Molly doesn't usually wear glasses or dress in historical clothes. She looks adorable in modern clothes, though. My grade: A+ (mod edit to remove broken image links)
I won my Emily and Molly from B&N soon after their movie, and I really love Emily. Her hair can be braided, and I love the fact that it's red. Overall, I think the doll's a bit plain, but she's cute in most outfits. My Emily spends most of her time in modern attire, though that might be due to my lack of interest in 1940's clothes. I love her eyes too. My grade: A-
I love my Nellie - I got her soon after her release. She looks great in both modern and historical clothing. I usually buy Sam's clothes because I'm not fussed on most of hers, and she looks great in Sam's dresses. Her hair is so easy to style, and it looks so cute in pigtails. And I absolutely adore her dark blue eyes! My grade: A
I love my Addy. She's so hug-able! I bought her at AGPLA on 8 March 2008, and I am so glad that I chose her! I love her hair, her colouring, her story and time period, her earrings and her face mold. She does not photograph well, but she is absolutely gorgeous in real life, and she has the loveliest expression.