Perhaps Santa and his elves weren’t ever your thing. You’ve always believed the Gingerbread Man had commitment issues and that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (clearly) had a chronic ‘allergy’ problem. Maybe…just maybe…you’re a little monster who would feel more at home in Lady Gaga’s holiday workshop.

This winter, if you traipse your wooden sleigh (or wooden platforms – you choose) to the upper levels of Barneys’ flagship store on Madison Avenue, you’ll uncover a magical floor filled with small limited-edition gifts that were conceived under the creative direction of fashion editor Nicola Formichetti. The playground will feature artwork by multimedia artists Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide Pierson, so expect off-the-wall, geometric, statement artwork that will also be used for Barneys’ holiday windows, packaging, and shopping bags.

Should visions of traveling to New York City dance only in your head, you can experience Barneys’ so-called GAGA’S WORKSHOP on the retailer’s website. A mere selection of Gaga’s pieces will be available for purchase there, but 25% of the proceeds, like every item in the holiday collection, will benefit a charity of Mother Monster’s (a.k.a. Gaga’s) choice.

Barneys’ 2011 holiday campaign won’t become monsterfied until mid-November. But when it does, act fast: before you know it, it will disappear like fairy dust in the cold winter’s air.