Welcome To The Dollhouse

July 12th, 2010

Welcome To The Dollhouse - Christmas

“This is a photo of me when I was about 2 years old around Christmas time. I’m at a house that was decorated every year with hundreds of dolls in various Christmas-themed scenes, but what a pyramid of dolls has to do with Christmas, I don’t know. I don’t remember this at all, so I must have blocked out the creepiness.”

(submitted by Erin)

111 Responses to “Welcome To The Dollhouse”

  1. Pookey says:

    The doll in the Chevy t-shirt is a Baby Tender Love!! I had one and adored her!! funny the the little kid looks like s/he should be up on that little display gondolia!

  2. Gigi says:

    Maybe this is Halloween lawn decor.

  3. Mary says:

    Wasn’t there a horror flick called “Dolls” where this old couple turned mean people into dolls and the dolls would come alive? These dolls remind me of the ones in the movie. Creepy.

    And yes I remember Ramona’s doll, Cheverolet too. 🙂

  4. StefanieW says:

    I have never felt so strong a need to comment on a photo as I have this time. I am overjoyed to see that others are commenting on the doll with the Chevrolet sweater, because it really elevates this photo to a whole new realm of awkwardness. This photo is the caliber of Eye Contact and the Thanksgiving Letter.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I definitely had an outfit like that kid’s when I was a baby. I’m seriously considering asking my mom if I am adopted and if I have a twin…

    Oh yeah, and the fact that people loved to pose me with creepy dolls also makes me wonder. Seriously, I have at least 10 photos with dolls. It’s disgusting.

  6. Sidekick says:

    This belongs in the “Creepy Museum” along with the clown diplays and every Easter Bunny costume ever designed!!!!!

  7. Tony says:

    Ha chucky’s fantasy.

  8. meri says:

    what, is this Scary Family Photos now?

  9. chris says:

    I wonder if this might be at House on the Rock? They have a lot of displays similar to this. Never been there around Christmas, but the lighting in the room and the dolls made me think of that place immediately.

    • eric says:

      I thought of House on the Rock too… especially since the kid is in a winter coat– the place isn’t heated in winter so many of the areas are freezing cold if you visit in December… That coupled with the darkness made me think of House on the Rock immediately. Plus, I know for a face they have a creepy collection of dolls there!

      • ScoutC says:

        You know, they say evil spirits cause freezing cold areas in buildings. Maybe these are more than just ugly, creepy dolls….. Mwaaahaaahaaaa!

    • Stephanie says:

      That is exactly what I was thinking, too, Chris. It looks just like something that would be there, plus I know that during the holiday season they bring out a bunch of intense holiday decorations. We never visited there during the winter, so I have no memories of a doll tree, but it is so much like what would be there. Good catch!

    • JerseyPam says:

      Where is House on the Rock? I want to go there tomorrow!

  10. Rose says:

    Doesn’t look like the live child in the photo really digs them either!

    I actually LOVE the one in the Chevrolet T-Shirt. It reminds me of these two sweet little girls I babysat for when I was in high school. They always slept in their dad’s big ol’ TShirts!

    As far as the creepiest, I vote for the “tall” one in orange and blue dress and prairie hat!

  11. Dorothy says:

    The one in the overalls, next to the Chevrolet doll looks like Pam Anderson during Tool Time days… the whole shot is bizarre!!!!

  12. Celeste says:

    Marshaaaaaaa….we’ve been waiting for youuuuuuu

  13. Cee says:

    Big Baby in Toy Story 3 made me cry.. these dolls make me want to scream and hide!

  14. PaulaNancy says:

    “This season on ‘The Bachelor- Chuckie…'”

  15. railroadspike says:

    Wow. Flashback to Drusilla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “She’s been a bad girl, must go sit in the corner now.”

  16. Oni says:

    wondering what’s at the top..

  17. Troy says:

    Oh be nice. It took 25 garage sales to assemble that collection.

  18. Tara says:

    Is that at the Doll Museum in South Dakota?

  19. Katie says:

    Hi. My name is Chucky. Wanna be my friend?

  20. carol says:

    Whoa! Those are some of the ugliest, creepiest looking dolls I’ve ever seen. It’s like they’re just waiting for the darkness of night to hop down off their pedestals and go about their evil business.

  21. LKT says:

    OMG…Row above the bottom, far right, in full profile…Chucky!

    Ever since seeing that scene from Barbarella where she is attacked by dolls with stainless steel teeth, I have been freaked out by these types of dolls.

    NIGHTMARES for me tonight!

  22. Mamacrab says:

    Does anyone else remember that Ramona (from the Beezus and Ramona books by Beverly Cleary) had a baby doll named Chevrolet? She thought the name was pretty and told her K class when she bought it in for show-n-tell!

  23. Mark says:

    It’s a play on that old Twilight Zone episode – her month vacation is up and it’s time to become a doll again.

  24. Margo says:

    I take it this is a Christmas tree made up of dolls and a few strands of lights? I just *love* the doll in the baggy Chevrolet dress (pillowcase, perhaps?) being front and center! NOT!

  25. Katie C. says:

    The doll to the left of the Chevrolet baby is creepy – her hair is longer on one side than the other.

    SKEEERY and very Talky Tina-ish.

    • Miss Trish says:

      She is totally freaking me out. This is what I get for thinking those of you with clown issues are wusses. Mommeeeeee!

  26. Uncuw Biww says:

    the more I see of these creepy photos, the more I wonder why I envied the kids who celebrated Xmas!

  27. DanaK says:

    OMG – I need to go sit in the corner and rock for a while.

  28. Marie says:

    Oh my that is SO CREEPY. They’re all watching me with their little eyes. Gross.

  29. Karen says:

    This is disturbing. What is that the child is looking at, a doll coming for him? Woooooo

  30. Harry says:

    Ones getting away, stop HER!!!!

  31. erin says:

    RUN!!!! It’s soooo creepy!

  32. Laura says:


  33. jmoore says:

    freakin spooky!

  34. MG says:

    “How could they?! They know I’m a FORD guy…”

  35. Ginger says:

    I have no problem with dolls, but my daughter (she’s 20) would find this entire scenario about as horrifying as anything in her nightmares. Can we please, PLEASE get an explanation?

  36. Josiah says:

    I’m going to have nightmares about this…

  37. The Dude says:

    Merry Christmas Wedding Cake Nightmare . . . I thought this was only in my dreams!!!

  38. Ally says:

    Wow…creepy. It reminds me of a Stephen King book (Tommyknockers maybe?) where the one character has dolls like that and they go crazy and attack her.

  39. Amy says:

    Creepiest Christmas tree EVER.

  40. Snowrider says:

    OK, FOLKS! It’s time to play “submit your vote for the creepiest doll”! I vote for the one dressed all in pink…..DEAD center! *SHIVER*

  41. Steve Morton says:

    Nothing says doll to a young girl like Chevrolet!

  42. Phrankeh says:


  43. Jan says:

    I have a very similar photo and a little history behind mine. In the 60s in small town America it was common to have a yearly doll dressing contest. Women in the community took home a doll (our contest was sponsored by the local bank) and they would make clothing for the doll. I think they sometimes styled/cut the hair, too. The dolls were returned to the bank for judging. After awards were issued, the dolls were given to needy children in the community.

    Looks to me like the Chevrolet dealership owner’s wife didn’t put in much effort, but she has an eye for marketing.

    • boredatwork says:

      HA!! Your final comment and sense of humor is right up my alley! I like the feel good back story that allowed it to make sense for this pic.

    • Rebekah says:

      Thanks for the explanation but it’s still just too damn creepy. Too many little dolly eyes gazing at once.

    • Amy says:

      These dolls look ragged. I feel sorry for any kid that would have to get that for X-Mas.

    • Meredith says:

      OMG! Too funny! As I was reading about the contest, all I could think of was “So what’s with the Chevrolet t-shirt?”…then your comment…HAHAHA!

  44. Brenda says:

    It’s a small world after all . . .

  45. Beki says:

    I’m Talking Tina and I’m going to kill you.

  46. sporkfoo says:

    This is a pretty good illustration of about 65% of my childhood nightmares.

  47. Somegirl says:

    O M G I know where this is, LOL. I think I’ve had my picture taken in front of the ‘doll tree’ too at Christmas time.

  48. Bethany says:

    Be careful kid… Your next on that shelf!! Right next to the chevy tshirt kid that came by yesterday!!

  49. Valarie says:

    Tying them up with Christmas lights?

  50. Laura says:

    I can’t get over how ugly those dolls are. Why collect the ugly ones?

    • Carolina says:

      I think cos they’re ‘antique’. Most of them look to be from the 40’s and 50’s. That’s what dolls always used to look like, at least the ones meant for children to play with. I think their outfits add value as well. It looks as though they are only used as a Christmas display. (Maybe she displays them on shelves the rest of the year.) At any rate, it’s a harmless hobby. I know people who buy dozens upon dozens of custom made true-to-life dolls for thousands of dollars each. I think those are even ‘creepier’ as they look TOO MUCH like real babies.

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