Yes we usually do a purge BEFORE the holiday but this year I was too booked up with life that I didn't have time.
Now that we have 3 kids, purging isn't as easy as most of the toys we purged the years before were toys the kids outgrew. Now they have a little brother that will play with the stuff they've outgrown.
What I've specifically saved are The Little People playsets. And those take up alot of space!