Is this the most expensive Christmas decoration? Everything we know, plus the shocking price tag

Even if you love Christmas, you won't love its price

Parent and child looking at Christmas decorations
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Whether you trim the house up like 'Blackpool Illuminations' or keep it simple with just a Christmas tree and one set of lights, we're asking is THIS the most expensive Christmas decoration.

There aren't many weeks left until Christmas, and the Black Friday sales when many parents will be browsing the best Black Friday toy deals is just around the corner. But amid the rising cost of living, some families will want to know which is the cheapest supermarket as they look for how to save money so they can fully enjoy the festive season.

Those who love Christmas will be waiting for Halloween to be over so that they can get the Christmas decorations out. But whether your attack is full to the brim with tinsel, baubles, or fairy lights, or you want to know how to rent a Christmas tree, you might just get a fright when you see a Christmas decoration that is being sold by one high-end retailer - it's price tag is jaw-dropping.

And it comes just after Goodto asked is this the most expensive Christmas grotto?

Is this the most expensive Christmas decoration?

We've stumbled across a nutcracker figurine that could be in the running as being one of the most expensive Christmas decorations. It will set you back a whopping £1,995 from Harrods, and it's a white and gold jewelled giant Nutcracker which stands at 178cm tall.

A description of the item which is available to buy online from other outlets, with a price tag of £1,299.99 (was £1,499.99) reads, "With shimmering gold and white, the 178cm height of this majestic figure makes it a stunning addition to any abode. Its captivating jewels imbue the room with opulence, making it ideal for those who seek out a space of supreme sophistication. Dimensions: L46-W53-H178cm Stunning Jewelled design Designed for indoor use only."

You don't have to be Scrooge to have a limit on the price you would pay for an item but when it comes to Christmas decorations. And with the pressure of turning your home into a grotto with various trends, you can see how people might impulsively buy now and pay later.

Except it's one decoration that you might want to keep the kids (and the pets) away from - so they don't break it.

Harrods Nutcracker

(Image credit: Heidi Scrimgeour)

But if you don't want to splash the cash or get yourself into debt, but you do love a good dupe on everything including the best perfume dupes that smell just like designer scents, then you'll be pleased to know that similar decorations are on sale for less. 

A life-size Soldier Nutcracker is at Robert Dyas for £279.99 on sale, reduced from £479. It is available for free home delivery to most of the UK with a code, and order today for delivery by Monday 13th November.

Its offering is suitable for either indoor or outdoor use and even lights up. He has an impressive top hat, staff, and golden shoulder pads, as well as unique facial features for a festive, modern Nutcracker based on traditional wooden German nutcrackers. These are symbols of good luck and ward off evil spirits serving as protectors of your home. Just be sure to not scare the kids on their way home from school.

The winter Workshop 5.2ft LED Soldier Nutcracker (Christinan 5.2ft model) £478.99

The winter Workshop 5.2ft LED Soldier Nutcracker (Christinan 5.2ft model) was £478.99 now £279.99 | Robert Dyas

This giant Nutcracker is made from weatherproof polyresin material and hand-painted for a unique finish that will never need re-painting. At 5ft tall, Christian arrives fully assembled but will need 3 x AA batteries (not included) for the LED lights built into his jacket. 

His built-in timer function will start automatically when you switch the figure on and light up for six hours and then off for 18 hours, helping to save battery power. 

And Wayfair's Wooded Nutcracker is on sale with 47% off its £106.99 RRP, for £56.99. "This traditional nutcracker soldier is the perfect addition to your Christmas decorations and will deliver festive cheer for the whole family," the description states.

A three-day delivery option is available from an extra £4.99 and shoppers who have purchased the item have given it 3.3 stars out of five. 

One shopper wrote, "I love xmas nut crackers they brighten up a room" and another happy shopper said, "Loved it".

But two others were less impressed, one awarded it one star and claimed, "Small. It’s not as big as image. Image misleads 100. The fireplace is clearly doll size."

Another gave two stars and said, "Thinner and smaller than I thought."

Wayfair Wooden Nutcracker£106.99

Wayfair Wooden Nutcracker was £106.99 now £59.99 |

This wooden Nutcracker has a traditional feel and contemporary finish with its solid wooden base to keep it anchored in position. Dressed in a classic Christmas red and blue suit, the Nutcracker can be displayed around the home wherever you wish to add a little Christmas magic. H 106cm x17cm W x 15cm D and weighs 3kg.

In other money news, if you're wondering which is better Black Friday vs Cyber Monday, or when is Amazon Black Friday, we have everything you need to know. And Martin Lewis reveals how families can get £205 free cash to put toward Christmas (or that Nutcracker decoration).

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)