Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of fun and inspired Christmas trees based on video games, science fiction and other pop culture memes. So I figured that this holiday season, I’d put together a compilation of some of my favorites of all time.
It’s that time of year. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. It’s time to set up the Christmas tree, string the lights, and hang the ornaments. But if you’re tired of all the jolly and festive holiday traditions, maybe you need to go with something a little darker for your decorations this year.
It’s generally accepted that Batman isn’t supposed to kill any of his foes, but instead just beat them up a bit and then apprehend them. Sure, some interpretations have been a bit fast and loose with the Dark Knight’s moral code, but I prefer to think of him as someone willing to dish out a good beatdown, but never a finishing move.
Christmas might be 6 months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what gifts to buy. Funko is showing off what could be the best stocking stuffer of 2019, a pair of PEZ dispensers based on the holiday classic A Christmas Story.
If you are the sort that waits until the weekend before Christmas to go shopping, it’s that time. That means you finally have to get off your butt and stop procrastinating. The good news is that Target has an insanely good toy sale going on right now where you can get up to 50% off some toys, and have them shipped right to your door or ready for pickup at your local store.
At last, we have something appropriate to wear with our ugly Christmas sweaters. Check out the ‘Ugly Sweater’ colorway of Brooks’ Levitate 2 running shoes. Much like ugly Christmas sweaters, you are either going to love these or hate them.
I love cats, but at Christmas time they love to climb the tree and ruin all of your expensive ornaments – especially when they’re kittens. It can be a nightmare scenario. They climb and sometimes knock your tree down, not even having the common courtesy to yell “timber”.
If you have a muggle in your life that is a big Harry Potter fan, here’s the perfect wrapping paper for your Christmas gifts. You’ll pay 15 bucks for two rolls of the stuff though – not exactly cheap when Walmart has five rolls for less than that price.
Nothing beats the smell of meat wafting up from under the Christmas tree. I’m just guessing that’s true, based on this gift wrap. I have no first-hand knowledge. I’ve never actually had meat under the tree.
Each Christmas when we were kids, we got one of those advent calendars that you opened to count down the days until the big day. The ones we bought always had nasty chocolate inside, but this one sounds much better.
Celebrate the holidays in classic video game style. This Nintendo Light-Up Wreath has a Super Mario Bros 3 theme that combines one of the coolest video games ever with our favorite holiday. The pixel art wreath has power-ups and five green LEDs that blink intermittently in the center of the donut blocks.
Joss Whedon’s Firefly was one of those iconic TV shows that fans love, and are still angry about its cancellation today. If you are a Firefly fan, Hallmark has a sweet Serenity ornament you’ll want to hang on your tree this year.
It seems as if the Bob Ross licensing folks have gone crazy. We have a Bob Ross waffle maker and a Bob Ross calendar. Deadpool has even gotten in on the Ross love with a Deadpool Bob Ross heat-changing coffee cup.
There’s nothing in the universe more festive than a glowing Death Star on Christmas Eve… unless you live on Alderaan, of course. This Hallmark Keepsake Star Wars Death Star Lighted Christmas Tree Topper is both festive and fearsome.
Looking to take your Christmas tree lights to the next level this holiday season? While there are already plenty of LED light strings on the market, the ones I’ve seen in stores generally offer very basic color selections.
Spice up your Christmas tree this year with this Planetary Glass Ornament Set. Because your old ball glass ornaments are boring and not spacey enough. These ornaments mixed with some Star Wars or Star Trek ships and a Doctor Who TARDIS will make your tree into a science-y sci-fi scene that will have Santa excited to visit again next year.