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    Christmas Ornament thread

    I am looking into buying a heirloom type ornament for my family, one for tradtion etc. when I was a kid we had sesame street lights for the tree I loved em! I really like the licensed ornaments but I think my geek side will clash with my gf more traditional wants, so though i can get a geek one, I need to find something else anyway share your fave ornaments here!!
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    My family and I collect the Disney Ornaments. We have tons of Mickey's and Pixar. We do switch them around each year, but I always put friends together like Buzz and Woody, the Monster Inc guys, and the Genie from Alladin is always up there too.
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    sounds awesome! I like that! I need to get started on something. I love Christmas and Christmas stuff!
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    My wife and I have various ornaments. Lots of Disney characters one, a few Marvel ones... a Superman one.

    But I think the one that I will be getting for Christmas (yes, I already know that I'm getting it) will be this one:



    It's a Hallmark Cheers ornament, and there is a button on the side. When you press it, it plays the theme song.
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    Personally I think you should have a geek tree! Why think small

    Traditional. Geek.

    PPL have multiple trees in their homes now.
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    an entire geek tree, I like the sound of that!
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    I admit it, I have the geek tree. My wife and I have collected Hallmark ornaments since we got married and we have quite the collection of Star Wars and Star Trek ornaments. With the odd Pirates, and Indiana Jones ones thrown in LOL I think I posted pics of last year's tree on Facebook LOL
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    My mom has been collecting ornaments for years now, and I've been helping her out with the leg work for the past ten. It used to be that everyday after Christmas we'd go out to Downtown San Francisco to Macy's, I. Magnum, Neiman Marcus, and Sakks Fifth Avenue to find awesome artistic/abstract ones that were really unique and awesome looking. But a lot of stores stopped carrying ornaments altogether, and a big influx of rich a'hole people moved into town over the years that made finding ornaments that much harder. Nowadays they just buy them as soon as XMas departments open up and are put out on shelves, months before December even.

    So now I just go to Macy's and Pier 1 and buy whatever's cool that I can, at full price, and gift them to my mom to keep her collection going. I got some neat looking ones in August, but there hasn't been anything great for sale like there used to be in the mid-90's. I might try going into Neiman in the next few days, but it's already December and I doubt they'll have anything left :/

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    I have multiple trees in my house...one tree is more traditional with the very sentimental ornaments from family and the other tree has the "kiddy" ornaments.
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    A cool ornament I got this year is a replica of the classic 80's Glo-Worm. Takes me back as that was my favorite stuffed animal as a kid.

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    I'm not sure if this counts as an ornament, but ever since seeing both the 1962 and 1993 versions of the musical Gypsy, I always wanted someone to make action figures of The Three Strippers - Mazeppa (Faith Dane - 1962, Linda Hart - 1993), Electra (Roxanne Arlen - 1962, Anna McNeely - 1993), and Tessie Tura (Betty Bruce - 1962, Christine Ebersole - 1993). In my imagination, Mazeppa, the Roman Gladiator action figure would come with a trumpet that actually blows real music, Electra would light up when you flick a switch, and Tessie Tura the Butterfly Ballerina would have a spinning action like Spinnerella. In the 1962 version, also starring Rosalind Russell & Natalie Wood, Electra was a Christmas Tree (fitting in with the theme of this thread), and in the 1993 version, also starring Bette Midler & Cynthia Gibb, Electra was representative of the Milky Way.


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    They would make awesome action figures and/or ornaments, especially Electra!

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    I think I have a geek tree, and it was unintentional on my part.

    About 12 years ago, a friend started a tradition of giving me super hero ornaments every year. Now my tree is decked out with super heroes.

    This year, she gave me a Hallmark Superman Crest. It has a button that you can press to make it play the Christopher Reeve's Superman theme.

    Other ornaments
    • 1) Superman with a flaring cape
    • 2) Green Lanthern
    • 3) Spider-Man
    • 4) My personal favorite--a replica of the cover of the Hulk comic featuring the debut of Wolverine. The ornament doubles as a min-comic. When you open it, you can read the initial throw-down between the Hulk and Wolverine.
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    Before I had children I had very beautiful themed trees. After I had kids I embraced the 'geek family' tree. We make a hand made garland (for a few years we had a paper chain made out of geek paper) and decorate with all sorts of fun Hallmark and character ornaments. We even made quilted ornaments in geek themes. Oh and tinsel. I tinsel the heck out of tree.
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    In this year of COVID, it's sad that I don't get to have family over, such a nice haul of ornaments this year for the nerdmas tree.

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    We have old mercury glass, vintage birds, hand painted German glass, and a few that I embroidered or painted. Here's one:

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    Mikey, I feel you. There just aren't many good ornaments from musicals. I have a couple but there's plenty of shows that have come and gone that could have made merch...never mind movie musicals.

    I'm still waiting for a She-Ra ornament too!

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    Wish hallmark made more motu ornaments. Was hoping one a year.

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    These guys all say I have to use shatterproof ornaments from the dollar store, even though those don't make the same satisfying tinkling sound when knocked off the tree.
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    Our favorites. This is as traditional as it gets. Yes, they're pricey, but so are action figures. If you buy two or three a year then in five or six years you'll have the start of a nice collection. Merry Christmas:

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    I am looking into buying a heirloom type ornament for my family, one for tradtion etc. when I was a kid we had sesame street lights for the tree I loved em! I really like the licensed ornaments but I think my geek side will clash with my gf more traditional wants, so though i can get a geek one, I need to find something else anyway share your fave ornaments here!!

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