The Art Institute was free for the month of January. I got there in time to see the Thorne rooms decorated for Christmas. Well, a some of the rooms were "decorated" for the holidays. I don't know what I was expecting. Something more elaborate but this totally makes sense. I guess my love of miniatures made my imagination run away with me. Tiny Things! Tiny Tiny things! Side note - The Sixty-Eight Rooms' By Marianne Malone is a young adult novel about magically shrinking down the size of the rooms and exploring the worlds in each setup.
They picked a few rooms in different time periods to show how Christmas was celebrated throughout time. One of the rooms wasn't even decorated because of some political/religious reason.
I snapped shots of the ones I liked.
You can see them all here. http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/thorne