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

This list has something for everyone, from ‘Friends’ heads to Disney adults.
Your Christmas tree can be the pop culture crossover event of the century.
Your Christmas tree can be the pop culture crossover event of the century. / (Grogu and TARDIS) Hallmark/Amazon; (Bob Ross) Kurt Adler/Amazon; (Background) Justin Dodd/Mental Floss
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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 you’re shopping for someone who is—chances are that you can find an ornament that embraces your (or their) fandom. To help you out, we’ve gathered 13 of the best pop culture Christmas ornaments that deserve a spot on your tree.

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

'friends' christmas ornament showing monica with a turkey on her head
Could this *be* any more festive? / Hallmark/Amazon

Thanks to Max, Friends is still readily available for a rewatch this holiday season. 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?

Buy it: Amazon

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 20th Anniversary Ornament; $16

christmas ornament showing harry potter holding the sorcerer's stone
Good thing Voldemort couldn't have just ordered the Sorcerer's Stone on Amazon. / Hallmark/Amazon

Hallmark released this ornament in 2021 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (which, though it’s not technically a Christmas movie, does have a surprising link to a certain holiday classic). Feel free to sneak the ornament into the nearest Potterhead’s pocket for a funny life-imitates-art moment.

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3. The Office Dundie Award Ornament; $13

the office dundie award ornament on a christmas tree
Can you feel God on this Christmas tree? / Hallmark/Amazon

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. The Mandalorian The Child Ornament; $14

christmas ornament with baby yoda sitting on a storm trooper helmet
Dangerous perch. / Hallmark/Amazon

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; $26

caped super mario christmas ornament
This pretty much makes him a superhero. / Hallmark/Amazon

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

Best pop culture Christmas ornaments: Stranger Things “Santa Things” Ornament
Stranger Things “Santa Things” Ornament / Tree Buddees / Amazon

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; $24

evil spock christmas ornament
He looks a little villainous for a reason. / Hallmark/Amazon

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. The Golden Girls Blanche Devereaux Ornament; $26

'golden girls' blanche christmas ornament
Blanche will add a little glamour to your tree. / Hallmark/Amazon

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. 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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9. The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Ornament; $43

christmas ornament showing jack skellington reading 'a christmas carol' in bed
He's about to learn the word 'humbug.' / Hallmark/Amazon

If you know someone who considers The Nightmare Before Christmas to be more of a Christmas classic than a Halloween one, 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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10. Doctor Who TARDIS Ornament; $9

doctor who TARDIS christmas ornament
Not a functioning time machine. / Hallmark/Amazon

Doctor Who fans tend to have a special place in their heart for the show’s Christmas specials, so they’ll surely appreciate adding a little TARDIS to their tree this year.

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11. Bob Ross “Happy Little Christmas” Ornament; $10

bob ross christmas ornament
He'll teach all your other ornaments how to paint. / Kurt Adler/Amazon

The joy of hanging a miniature Bob Ross figurine on your Christmas tree is almost unmatched. Naturally, he’s forgoing merry and wishing you a happy little Christmas, instead.

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12. SpongeBob and Patrick Christmas Ornaments; $15

spongebob and patrick christmas ornaments
They're excited to be suspended in air rather than water for once. / Kurt Adler/Amazon

Everyone knows someone who has a SpongeBob SquarePants quote for practically every situation. This set of two ornaments featuring the show’s leading buddies is for that person.

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13. Cinderella’s Castle 2023 Ornament; $17

cinderella's castle christmas ornament
Slightly subtler than Mickey in a Santa hat. / Lenox/Amazon

Lenox’s 2023 edition of Cinderella’s castle is porcelain with 24-karat gold accents—an especially sophisticated way for Disney adults to showcase their fandom this Christmas.

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A version of this story originally ran in 2021; it has been updated for 2023.