About Us

allelvesWelcome to M. C. Twinklin’s, Atlanta’s unique Christmas store, where your Home for the Holidays is our #1 concern.

Since 1982, we have brought quality, permanent Christmas trees, decor, gifts, and accessories to the greater Atlanta market. With 18 fully-decorated trees on display, fireplace mantle decor, and elegantly dressed chandeliers and staircases, inspiration is tucked into each vignette.

With “all-through-the-house” decorating ideas, M.C. Twinklin’s encourages you to experience Christmas as the magical fantasy we believe it was meant to be. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will enhance your visit, be it inspirational or service-related.

Our services include support for the use and maintenance of our products, custom bows and arrangements, and design-related expertise. Make a visit to M. C. Twinklin’s a part of your holiday inspiration and merriment.


In 1982, M. C. Twinklin’s opened its doors as a seasonal holiday store serving the greater Atlanta area. Originally a partnership between Cheryl Gaston and her brother-in-law, Ms. Gaston took over the company in 1994. For 34 years, M. C. Twinklin’s has been the premier Atlanta shopping experience for holiday decor and best-quality permanent trees, wreaths and garlands.

Our Staff

Cheryl Gaston – The Elf Herself

elfherselfAs the manager, and current owner, Cheryl spends months in the off-season planning and buying for each upcoming season. Putting her interior design degree to good use, she also works with suppliers on new and exciting products. She is usually seen wearing a smile and the largest bow in the room.

Marsha Timm – Traveling Floral Elf

marshaAll the way from Clearwater, Florida, Marsha arrives (like magic) for set-up and the high sales season. She stays busy creating beautiful floral designs for the store and for our customers. She is also Cheryl’s sister – just wait for the laugh. When she is not creating for the store, she is quilting for fun and friends.

Pat Whitford – Decorating Elf

decoratingelfPat is a prominent local interior decoratr whose holiday creations grace some of Atlanta’s most beautiful homes. She has been with M. C. Twinklin’s for more than 20 years. Her sales experience and decorating talent set a high standard for our clients – hence the tiara.

Kristi Hill – High Flying Elf

highflyingelfKristi’s years of visual design experience make our store a more beautiful place. Her visual presentations and sales suggestions have inspired and delighted customers for the past 6 years. She is often seen hanging one-handed off the 10-foot ladder.

Margie King – Inventory Elf

inventoryelfAffectionately nicknamed “Energizer Bunny”, Margie brings years of retail experience to our store. She is talented, fast, and efficient, keeping our stock current and organized. Margie is also the proud mother of 3 sons, two of whom are former tree elves.

Jake McDaniel – Lead Tree Elf

jakeBack by popular demand, Jake has helped with the tree sales, set-up, and repairs since 2010.

Kyle Wilson – Snow Elf

Kyle-SnowElfAssisting with set up for the third year, Kyle disappears when the snow flies, to Utah where he is the only certified snowboard instructing elf.

Dorian Raab – Tree Elf

dorianBalancing two jobs, Dorian will be setting up trees and helping around the store.

Mark Minor – Assistant Inventory Elf

mark-apprenticeElfBack for a second year, he will be assisting with inventory and set up. Welcome back, Mark.





Santiago Jimenez – Construction Elf

construction-elfNew with the elves this season is Santiago. His engineering mind aided in the new display construction and his bright smile only makes M. C. Twinklin’s a happier place.


Jackie George – Sales Elf 

sales-elfOur newest Sales Elf, Jackie George, joined us mid season in 2014.  With her welcoming smile and a lifelong love of selling, she is a wonderful addition to our staff.




Cindy Frayer-Beck – Apprentice Floral Island Elf

Apprentice Elf and floral island monitor. Previously with the Gwinnett County schools, Cindy brings exuberance and cheer to our staff.