Santa is steadily making his way from the NorthPole, with Christmas fast approaching on December 25, 2010.

And while we can't wait to sip on eggnog and sing along to "Frosty the Snowman" dressed in our new party dresses and festive handbags, we could not resist a recent invite from our friends at ShelterPop to get a jump start on perfecting our gingerbread house-building skills.

Armed with StyleList branded cookies donated from In Record Time, yummy gum drops and peppermints from Economy Candy, graham crackers, and glue guns, we helped to design a pretty stylish gingerbread house for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tenn., to enjoy at their annual holiday party.

See more from AOL's gingerbread house decorating bonanza at ShelterPop!