(article by nerdbastards contributor Adam A. Donaldson, @adamadonaldson)

Hallmark seems to be going all out, and all over, with this year’s offerings of Keepsake Ornaments. Gone are the days when the greeting card company’s licenses are limited to Star Trek and Star Wars, for this year’s collectibles include ones that take inspiration from Harry Potter, A Christmas Story, Up, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Indiana Jones, Green Lantern, Cars, and of course, Star Trek and Star Wars.

It’s an expensive hobby, but play your cards right your Christmas Tree (or Non-Denominational Holiday Celebration Plant, for the less than religious among us) can be adorned with a re-creation of Han Solo’s showdown with Greedo, a Lego Darth Vader with light saber drawn, Shrek’s Puss N Boots in a hat-tipping pose, or maybe the iconic sign from the front of Cheers. The cool pick has to be the either the Nautilus model, the first Romulan Warbird model from the Original Series, or maybe the Mirror Universe Spock mind-melding with the Dr McCoy from Over Here.

However, it should be noted that only four out of the 32 some-odd ornaments being offered have anything to do with Christmas. Check out all the cool new fandom-related decorations, coming soon to Hallmark store near you as well as being available on the Hallmark website. They cost between $15 and $40 each. And remember, there’s only 165 shopping days till Christmas.

Check out the gallery with over 30 ornaments after the cut.

source: /Film


Top 10 Must Have Nerd Ornaments


(Post by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)

Christmas (as well as Kwanzaa and Hanukah) is right around the corner and all those Christmas Tress (or if you want to be politically correct-Holiday Trees) will be going up starting the end of next week. Now, if you’re like me you have a ton on old ornaments lying around back from when you were a child. And don’t get me wrong, you still like your teddy bear 1st Christmas ornament or the cut out circle with macaroni glued all over it from 2nd grade ornament. But since you have become older and wiser and feel the need for some sophistication, the hunt will be on for some more “intelligent” and age appropriate ornaments. So, what do you need? Why, my help of course! I am bringing you the top 10 (in no particular order) must have ornaments for your tree. So go ahead, take a gander, and then start ordering them now!

Just an aside: a majority of the ornaments are from Hallmark, but then again Hallmark makes just about every ornament imaginable!