If we’re really being honest with ourselves, one of the holiday traditions we look forward to the most is decorating the tree. There’s just something about staring at a Douglas fir decked out in bits, baubles, tinsel and lights that fill you with Christmas spirit. And while we’re suckers for the occasional nostalgic decoration, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t into some of the more current holiday décor available for our tree-decking whims.
That obviously includes tree ornaments — the most fun of which are undoubtedly those that are riffs on pop culture. Whether you go all-in with a theme or you just sneak in clever nods to your favorite TV shows and movies throughout your branches, you really can’t beat having little hanging tributes to pop culture all over your evergreen.
There certainly hasn’t been any shortage of moments, music, cinema and more in 2019 to inspire this year’s newest crop of trendy ornaments. The Game of Thrones finale, baby Yoda, Keanu Reeves’ renaissance, a bitchin’ season of Stranger Things, the return of Elsa and Anna, baby Yoda, Fleabag, Forky, Mr. Rogers… did we mention baby Yoda?
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and that’s precisely how the following pop-culture ornaments (from this year and year’s past) make us feel.