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11 of the Best Pop Culture Christmas Ornaments to Add to Your Tree This Year

Elaine Selna
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Christmas trees are a tradition, but that doesn't mean your ornaments have to be the same boring balls and tinsel you've been stringing up for years. If you're a die-hard fan of a specific TV show or movie—or are shopping for someone who is—chances are, you can find an ornament that embraces your (or their) fandom. That's why we’ve gathered 11 of the best pop culture Christmas ornaments that deserve a spot on your tree.

1. Friends “The One With All The Thanksgivings” Ornament; $20

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Thanks to HBO Max, Friends is still as relevant as ever. And you can celebrate one of the show’s most memorable episodes, “The One With All The Thanksgivings,” with this ornament featuring Monica wearing a turkey (and a fez and sunglasses) on her head. This ornament even plays dialogue between Monica and Chandler directly from the episode—could this thing be any more festive?

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2. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone 20th Anniversary Ornament; $18

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone movie adaptation. In honor of this occasion, Hallmark has released several ornaments based on the film, and this one, showing Harry after he discovers the Sorcerer’s Stone, is sure to complete any Potterhead’s holiday decor.

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3. The Office Dundie Award Ornament; $9

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A Dundie is one of the most prestigious honors in the paper biz, and any super-fan of The Office will love having this little gold statue hanging from their tree this year.

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4. Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Ornament; $19

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Baby Yoda is an industry unto himself, and you can add one more piece of adorable merch to your home with this festive ornament. (Just don't ask what happened to the stormtrooper.)

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5. Super Mario Ornament; $18

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Commemorate the caped adventures from Super Mario World with this ornament that recreates one of the Nintendo icon's most popular titles.

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6. Stranger Things "Santa Things" Ornament; $14

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Any fan of the Netflix series Stranger Things will appreciate this fun, Christmas-themed spin on the show’s logo.

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7. Star Trek "Mirror, Mirror" Collection First Officer Spock Ornament; $34

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In the Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror," the crew of the Enterprise comes face to face with their evil counterparts from a parallel universe. And how could you tell they were evil? The goatees, of course. Now, the dastardly version of Spock can bring a stern look of disapproval to your holiday festivities thanks to this interactive ornament that has built-in lights and audio from the episode.

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8. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Ornament; $20

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If 1989's Christmas Vacation is essential viewing for you every holiday season, this keepsake of Clark Griswold will feel right at home on your tree. The ornament itself also includes dialogue of Clark telling Rusty that they’ll have “the best-looking house in town.”

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9. The Golden Girls Blanche Devereaux Ornament; $18

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Blanche Devereaux from The Golden Girls always marched to the beat of her own drum, and now she's getting the Hallmark treatment, complete with the famous red dress she wore to her wedding. And if you press the button on the base, you'll hear Blanche say her famous line, "I've been having a good time and there wasn't even a man in the room."

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10. The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Ornament; $40

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If you know someone who considers The Nightmare Before Christmas to be more of a Christmas film than a Halloween movie, this ornament will be a perfect addition to their tree. It features the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, reading A Christmas Carol with his dog Zero fast asleep at the foot of his bed.

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11. Downton Abbey Light-Up Castle Ornament; $24

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The British period-drama Downton Abbey is famous for its Christmas episodes, and this ornament recreates the series's classy look for your tree. It might be the only thing capable of holding fans over until the release of the new film, Downton Abbey: A New Era, in March 2022.

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