The frosty split between Rudy and Judi Giuliani devolved into a wreck-the-halls battle Thursday — as she accused him of swiping her Christmas decorations and he griped that she took his cable box.
The Christmas-in-July jousting erupted in Manhattan’s Divorce Court as the onetime power couple turned from battling over millions of dollars in assets to more pressing issues — the whereabouts of her colossal toy soldiers and his TV remotes.
Judi “has a huge walk-in closet of decorations” that Rudy is holding hostage, a friend told The Post, referring to a holiday stash that Judi kept at their condo at East 66th Street and Madison Avenue before their split.
“Many of them were family heirlooms,” including a set of irreplaceable blown-glass Christmas tree ornaments belonging to Judi’s grandmother, the pal said.
“There’s 6-foot-high wooden soldiers” — a battalion’s worth, the source added.
The decorations had piled up over their 15-year marriage, but when Judi packed up the apartment and moved out in late May to decamp full-time to their Southampton mansion, she realized she had forgotten to clear out the closet, the friend said.
In what has now turned into a jingle hell, she asked her lawyer to get the collection back and Rudy’s team refused, sources close to Judi told Page Six.
The pals claim that the former New York City mayor, who now works as an attorney to President Trump, won’t give back her holiday paraphernalia because she vindictively walked off with his cable box and remote controls — to make sure he couldn’t watch himself on TV.
He also wants her to give back a pair of antique chairs that he fancies, her side claims.
But Rudy denies he’s the Grinch.
“Yes, Judi left her Christmas decorations behind,” he told Page Six.
“But I’ve packed them up and sent them to my lawyer to return them to her.”
They are likely somewhere in transit, he said.
Anyway, Rudy said, what’s the rush?
“I don’t know why she’s so upset. There’s a lot of time before Christmas, unless she wants to celebrate it on August 25th this year, in which case I will expedite the shipment,” he said.
Rudy, 75, complained that he has been limited to using his iPad to watch TV and wants his cable box and remote controls back.
Still, “I actually think I look better on a small screen rather than in high definition,” he conceded.
In Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday, the two sides continued duking it out over their estimated $30 million in assets.
Through her lawyer, Bernard Clair, Judi, 64, accused Rudy of working for free as Trump’s lawyer not out of patriotism but as a strategy to lower his income and thereby decrease his $42,000 monthly alimony payments.
“You have a man who comes into court saying, ‘Woe is me,’ financially,” Clair said.
Clair said that just 10 days after the divorce began, Rudy dropped $50,000 on a private-jet subscription service, which he once used to fly his girlfriend when he wasn’t even on the plane.
Clair said Rudy told him in a deposition that he paid for the London trip with money he got from his podcast, which Clair says hasn’t begun airing yet.
“That could be an issue at trial about whether he is or he is not purposefully lowering his income for the purpose of getting through this action,” Clair said.
The couple’s case is expected to go to trial for a month in January.
Rudy’s lawyer, Faith Miller, said that under his current salary, her client cannot support the lifestyle the couple once enjoyed.
“He doesn’t have it, and the burn rate to support Ms. Giuliani’s lifestyle and the court’s order is approximately $110,000 a month, net of taxes, before he buys himself a cup of coffee,” Miller said.
“He has made over $800,000, and every penny is going toward marital expenses,” Miller told the judge, noting Rudy pays Judi $42,000 in support payments each month.
Miller also said that when Rudy moved back into the East 66th Street apartment, Judi had stripped the place and left it messy.
“She took everything . . . china, silverware, everything off the walls,” Miller said, prompting an outburst from Judi, who slammed her hand on the table and shouted, “I did not!”
Clair told the judge that he wants an accounting of Rudy’s money since he claims to be financially struggling to the point he had to borrow $100,000 from one of Trump’s other lawyers, Marc Mukasey, and another $500,000 from another man.
Rudy later told reporters that he borrowed the money from Mukasey to pay taxes, since his money is locked up in the divorce.
He said he had paid 90 percent of it back already.
Asked whether Trump’s tax cuts had a negative impact on him, he said, “They worked out really well for me — except my wife has tied up all my money.
“This has been going on now from April 4 of 2018 until today,” he said.
“You are talking about a $5 million account that I can’t have access to even though they are joint funds.”
Miller complained to the judge, “Ms. Giuliani would have Mr. Giuliani work forever to support her lifestyle.
“She is a registered nurse” who refuses to work.
“There is no reason he should feel financial pressure at this stage in his life with the estate that he has amassed,” Miller added.
Miller also said that Judi hadn’t paid $77,000 in fees owed on their Manhattan apartment and that when Rudy moved back in May, he got a “termination notice.”
Outside court, Judi insisted to reporters that she didn’t steal anything from the Upper East Side apartment.
“I was entitled to my family antiques, and he knew that,” she said.
She added that her husband “kept all of my grandmother’s Christmas decorations,” while she has “some of the rugs [and] things like that.”