All of My Favorite Sci-Fi Christmas Ornaments

All of My Favorite Sci-Fi Christmas Ornaments

From Star Wars and Spider-Man, to Aliens and Mario, we've having a pop culture Christmas.

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the millennium falcon hanging on a tree
This ornament is definitely not a piece of junk.
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When we bought a second tree, it was officially a problem. I’ve loved sci-fi and pop culture my entire life. So, when I was young, my mom started taking me to Hallmark each year to buy a few of the latest Keepsake ornaments. Even after I moved out, each year I’d give her a list and that year’s ornaments were part of my Christmas presents. Sadly, my mom passed away in 2020 but our tradition for pop culture Christmas ornaments continues. In fact, it may have gotten worse.

After completely covering a 7.5-foot tree for the past several years, this year my wife and I decided to buy a 10-foot tree to go along with the 7.5-footer. And, even though I’d estimate 100 or so ornaments are still in my childhood home where I left them, we were still able to fill the big tree, with the smaller one reserved just for ornaments I bought this year.

What follows is a slideshow of my favorites from this emotional but obviously expensive obsession. Some of these were released by Hallmark this year and are still in stores. Others are long retired. But there’s a little bit of everything in here. Check it out.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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This is from 2022 and is still available.

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The Razor Crest

The Razor Crest

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This is from 2022 and is still available.

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Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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This is from 2022 and is still available.

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Luke Skywalker from The Mandalorian

Luke Skywalker from The Mandalorian

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This is from 2022 and is still available.

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Quidditch Set

Quidditch Set

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This is from 2022 and is still available.

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Raccoon Mario

Raccoon Mario

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This is from 2022 and is still available.

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Sega Genesis

Sega Genesis

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This is from 2022 and is still available. (Also, I have NES and Super Nintendo ornaments, too, but didn’t want to put all of the consoles into this slide show.)

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Amazing Fantasy #15

Amazing Fantasy #15

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This is from 2022 and is still available.

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Ripley’s Powerloader from Aliens

Ripley’s Powerloader from Aliens

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Get away from the presents, you...

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Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime

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Roll out!

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Darth Vader in a holiday sweater

Darth Vader in a holiday sweater

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Because why not?

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

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Yes, it plays the music.

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Jaws

Jaws

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Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Christmas tree lot.

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Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Slugs not included.

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Amélie by Brad Albright

Amélie by Brad Albright

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Not every pop culture ornament I have is Hallmark, just 90% of them. Artist Brad Albright has some amazing ones and you can see them all, including this Amélie one, here.

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Ecto-1

Ecto-1

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I ain’t afraid of no tree.

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Hitchhiking Ghosts

Hitchhiking Ghosts

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Straight from The Haunted Mansion.

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Millennium Falcon

Millennium Falcon

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I have more than one of these.

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Grimlock

Grimlock

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Me, Grimlock, ornament!

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Obi-Wan vs. Vader

Obi-Wan vs. Vader

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It plays the dialogue.

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AT-AT

AT-AT

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I need more Hoth ornaments.

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Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt

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Rancor not included (though it’s one of the few I don’t have and would really like!).

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The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer

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A deep cut, but a welcome one.

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Queen Alien

Queen Alien

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It’s hard to find this one cause the green blends in on the tree.

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Serenity

Serenity

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From Firefly, the show. And Serenity, the movie.

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Walt and Mickey

Walt and Mickey

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Not every ornament is on the tree. Some stay out on display all year, like this one of Walt Disney and Mickey’s statue at Disneyland.

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Han in Carbonite

Han in Carbonite

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Also on display at all times. For obvious reasons.

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Ralph McQuarrie droids

Ralph McQuarrie droids

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C-3PO and R2-D2 from Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art. Sold as a set.

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Up

Up

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This one plays the music too. Cue tears.

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The Legend of Zelda cartridge

The Legend of Zelda cartridge

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And again, that’s just 30. But I think it’s proof not all Hallmark ornaments are creepy.

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