These little mice are candle snuffers. Such things are very popular in England, and whenever I visit there, I seek them out. I think I actually bought these here in the U.S. about 20 years ago, but they were imported. There's a whole series of them, all in funny stances. They really aren't a Christmas item, but I think they're cute to add to my Christmas decorating around the house. They always find a way to sit somewhere during December. To make me laugh.