Is anyone else here familar with Jim Shore's holiday figurines? You can find them in almost any Hallmark and there's shows every so often on QVC. There's one coming up on the 30th I believe. His work is resin but it has a wooden quilted look if that makes any sense. They look like they are made of wood but the patterns are inspiried by his wife's quilting hobby. He has really neat Rudolph pieces.
He's done a great variety of Santa's. He also does Snowmen, Angels, many Christmas and holiday themes. And other special occasion themes was well.
Here's a link to see some of his work, but you really have to see it in person to apprecate how beautiful it is.