20 pop culture Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree

Kelly Woo
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

‘Tis the season to trim your Christmas tree, and what better way to personalize it than with your favorite movies, TV shows, music, and other pop culture favorites? The Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Stormborn, can fly alongside the King of the Seas, Aquaman. Pair up a dancing Baby Groot with the TARDIS from Doctor Who (maybe he can time travel his way into growing bigger), and see how well the Friends get along with Luke, Leia, Yoda, and the Star Wars gang. Christmas is a time to bring everyone together, right?

‘Buddy the Elf’

As Buddy says, “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear,” and this figurine does just that by playing audio clips from the movie. Smiling will be your favorite, too, all season long. Buy here

‘A Christmas Story’

The next best thing to the actual leg lamp from the classic movie is this cute-as-a-button cross-stitched ornament. And maybe Santa will leave you a replica of the lamp under the tree… if you haven’t been naughty. Buy here

‘Designing Women’

The fabulous female friends of the classic comedy celebrated their 30th anniversary last year, but why not keep the reunion going all through the holiday season? Buy here

‘Die Hard’

If you believe Die Hard is the ultimate Christmas movie, this set of three placards featuring John McClane, Hans Gruber, and Ellis will have you caroling “Yippee ki yay.” Buy here

‘Doctor Who’

The iconic police booth/time traveling machine is a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the newest Doctor, played for the first time by a woman — Jodie Whittaker, who takes over from Peter Capaldi during the show’s Christmas special. Buy here


To celebrate its 100th episode, Fraiser held an actual live rally in Seattle — with star Kelsey Grammer singing the opening credits of the show. If you were there (or want to pretend like you were), mark the occasion on your tree with this ornament. Buy here


Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross will all be there for you this holiday season with individual ornament balls bearing a classic quote from each character. Plus, there’s a Central Perk and a general show-themed ball to round out the set. Buy here

‘Game of Thrones’

Bend the knee! “You are in the presence of Daenerys Stormborn, of House Targaryen. Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.” Buy here

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Baby Groot loves to dance, so press a button on this ornament and he’ll be bopping and shimmying to music through the holiday season. Buy here

‘Harry Potter’

One of the most precious Christmas gifts the orphaned Harry Potter ever received was the annual sweater made by Mrs. Weasley, which makes this hand-knitted ornament a heartwarming addition to your tree. Buy here


It isn’t just the chill in the air that’ll make you shiver this holiday season — so will this clear ornament ball with Pennywise’s creepy catchphrase. Buy here

‘Justice League’

The King of the Seven Seas will rule your Christmas tree with his mighty trident and fierce pose. Add Aquaman’s pals Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Batman for the complete Justice League set. Buy here

A Very New Wave Christmas by Matthew Lineham

Celebrate the holidays New Wave-style, with these 20 ornaments inspired by musicians — with a seasonal twist. Hang up David Snowie next to Saint Nick Cave, and you’ll be having a very Merry Smithmas. Buy here and here


Theirs is a love that transcends time, so ‘tis always the season for this timeless and beautiful ceramic disc featuring the Scottish maverick and his sassenach. Buy here


If you want to catch a lot of Pokémons this holiday season, you’ll need to load up on Poké balls, so add this set of 12 mini red ornaments to your tree — and maybe you’ll find Pikachu waiting under it on Christmas morning. Buy here

‘South Park’

You won’t be a party pooper with the holiday character that can unite people of all beliefs. Mr. Hanky’s not No. 2 in our books! Buy here

‘Star Wars’

Bring the galaxy far, far away right into your home with this 24-piece set of ornament balls from the original trilogy, featuring Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Yoda. May the Force be with you this Christmas. Buy here

‘The Walking Dead’

Zombies won’t get anywhere near the presents under your tree with Michonne wielding her trusty katana among the branches. Buy here

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’

The only place that might be more amazing than Santa’s workshop is Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, so re-live the magic (and weird moments) with this talking figurine inspired by Gene Wilder’s performance. Buy here

‘The X-Files’

Put Scully and Mulder on the Christmas case with this figurine ornament that also plays the show’s spooky theme song. The truth is out there (about what you’re getting this year). Buy here

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