Looking for some great nerdy Christmas ornaments for 2021? Look no further!
The holiday season is finally upon us and looking back at the year behind us, it’s safe to say that we’ve had a great year — at least, on the nerd side of things. God of War, Spider-Man for the PS4, and a new Call of Duty that’s actually worth playing are just a few of the year’s highlights.
But every year, around this time of year, we start thinking about all of the nerdy decorations and gifts that we’re going to buy. From nerdy Christmas sweaters to BB-8 Lawn Ornaments, there’s no shortage of fun Christmas-themed items based on our favorite video game, movie, and TV franchises. In fact, you’ll find a great Christmas tree ornament based on most of your favorite properties, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pokemon, and more.
We were really hoping to find some incredible Overwatch Christmas ornaments, but for now, we’re not finding any that are worth posting (so, you know, c’mon Etsy-ers, step your game up!!). Still, there are plenty of nerdy Christmas ornaments to geek out about this holiday season.
Here are the top 31 best nerdy Christmas ornaments available this year:
See Also: Christmas Movies on TV
Star Trek: Picard and Data
Engage! Join the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D and take charge in the captain’s chair with this collectible Hallmark ornament. Jean-Luc Picard sits confidently while Lieutenant Commander Data stands by him, ready for action. Featuring many phrases and dialogue from the television show, this collectible is a good choice for any New Generation Trekkie out there. It’s great to see ornaments that have dialogue to add to the fun, nerdy times this holiday season, and this is no exception.
Doctor Who Bad Wolf TARDIS Ornament
Groot Christmas Ornament
If you’re looking to make your Christmas tree just a little geekier, this Groot ornament is sure to do the trick. From the Hallmark Keepsake line, this depiction of Groot is from the most recent film in the series, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
For the sake of convenience, Hallmark has been kind enough to offer this little Groot online, and it’s available on Amazon. This way, there is no need to walk into your nearest Hallmark store and risk sorting through all the Disney princesses to get at the Marvel ornaments.
Groot plays “Flash Light” by Parliament with a push of a button at his feet. It’s not the most known song for most of the younger audience that might enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy, but it is the epitome of funk from the 70s.
George Clinton, the man that led the band, wrote funk into the pages of music history books. As such, though Parliament may not be well known to younger folks, the band made quite the mark in the 70s. Nevertheless, nothing like that old funk music to remind you of everything Star-Lord and Rocket.
To get that music going, you’ll need 2 LR44 batteries that are included. Just in case the batteries run out of juice, however, they are completely replaceable. This Groot stands at 4.2″ tall and his base is 3.3″ wide and 1.8″ deep. He is made entirely out of plastic, so you don’t have to worry about dropping him, especially if your pet decides the song is annoying and takes Groot off the tree.
Groot looks exactly as he does in the film. No longer the Baby Groot in his little plant pot, teenage Groot is short but sturdy with a tough-looking core and thick branch legs. He wears a small smile and seems poised mid-dance move.
His eyes are the usual beady black and his “hair” is brown with a little moss here and there. The base he stands on is silver and textured much like the floor of a space ship, giving the appearance of metal grating.
Hallmark Keepsake Deadpool Christmas Ornament
The Merc With a Mouth can now hang from your tree, breaking the fourth wall time and time again this Christmas. Grabbing his sword, Deadpool is ready for action with his signature look, suit, and expression. This collectible also shows his sense of humor, complete with a thumbs up! For fans of the Marvel comics or movie, this Deadpool ornament is a great depiction of his overall character. As Deadpool said, “with great power comes great merchandising opportunities”.
Game of Thrones Helmets Ornament Set
New Stormtrooper Ornament (Motion-Activated)
Star Wars ornaments are very popular around the holidays, and this new 2017 Stormtropper adds to the holiday fun and festivities. Complete with a Santa hat, this trooper is ready to guard the presents under the tree with key phrases from the movies. If anyone gets close, it will detect them with a motion sensor and warn them to back away, making it a unique piece to add to your tree. This is a great novelty item for any fan of the sci-fi movies and series.
Hallmark Keepsake BB-8 Ornament
Hallmark Star Wars The Force Awakens t-70 X-Wing Fighter Ornament
Hallmark Marvel Holiday Ornaments
Harry Potter Olivander’s Wand Shop Ornament
Also featured on our list of the 21 Magical Harry Potter Christmas tree ornaments.
Game of Thrones White Walker Ornament
C3P0 Star Wars Ornament
Batman v Superman Batmobile Ornament
Batman Forever Batmobile Ornament
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead Christmas Tree Ornament
Godzilla Christmas Ornament (Carlton Heirloom Magic)
Hallmark Keepsake Guardians of the Galaxy Groovin’ Groot Ornament
Hallmark Back to the Future Part II DeLorean Ornament
Harry Potter Hedwig Christmas Ornament
Everyone’s favorite owl from the Harry Potter series now has an even more adorable design this holiday season. Part of the stylized Harry Potter set, this “chibi” version of the character is so cute and will perch on your Christmas tree, waiting for Harry’s call. If you want to add more Hogwarts love, there are also Dobby, Harry, Hermione, and Ron ornaments sold separately.
Edna (The Incredibles)
NO CAPES!!! From the popular animated movie, The Incredibles, Edna is the famous superhero costume designer who now has her own ornament where she can regulate the fashion world from the edge of her seat. One of the funniest and greatest characters in the movie, Edna designs the superhero looks and takes charge on any fashion mishaps. She’ll sit there silently judging the access tinsel and design of your tree, but for any Disney or Incredibles fan, she’s a keeper.
Hallmark Wonder Woman Movie Ornament
Diana, the powerful princess of the Amazon, stormed into theaters this past year. Now, have your own Wonder Woman film ornament this holiday season. Complete with the iconic skirt, top, sword, and shield, this version of Diana looks just like her movie counterpart. She’s ready to protect your tree. For fans of the DC comics, the latest film, or Wonder Woman herself, this high-quality keepsake is a great choice for a gift or to trim the tree.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ornament Set
Whether you are a fan of the series or want some 1980’s nostalgia, this Skeletor ornament from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is a fun addition to your tree. As one of the main enemies in the series, Skeletor the sorcerer constantly plots ways to defeat He-Man. Now, he is plotting to make you have a happy holiday! This piece includes his famous staff and look, complete with Hallmark quality (seriously, all of the new tree ornaments from He-Man look incredible).
Gund Pusheen Stocking Holiday Ornament
Meowy Christmas! Who doesn’t love Pusheen the cat? The famous fat cat is known for its adorable appearance, cuddly line of toys and hilarious comics. Pusheen is a popular at nerd conventions and in the community, which makes it a fantastic ornament for any fan’s tree. This plush hanger features Pusheen stuffed in a stocking, and is soft and huggable. If you don’t want the stocking, it’s removable so you can just have Pusheen trim the tree. It’s adorable and well made.
Super Mario Bros. 12 Piece Holiday Christmas Ornament Set
Collect coins with this new Mario ornament, complete with the famous “?” box. Whether you are pouring hours into Super Mario Odyssey or you prefer the classics, this Hallmark Keepsake collectible is guaranteed to 1-UP your Christmas tree this year. Featuring the main man of the games, this piece perfectly depicts him the moment he gets another coin. Want more characters? There are also Luigi and Yoshi ornaments to add to your own Super Mario (Christmas) World. Perfect for the Super Mario Odyssey fan.
Creepin’ on your Christmas tree, this Minecraft ornament is ready to be added to the decorations and creations of your holiday display–just like the game! Sitting on a TNT block, the creeper sits patiently. No worries, though. He won’t attack with his mob this time. For all ages, this is a fun ornament for fans of the hit Indie game.
Pokeball Christmas Ornament
These Poké Balls are perfectly fit to sit right next to all your other classic plain red, green, silver, or whichever color theme you decide on this year.
Though October might be a little early to start thinking about Christmas — with Halloween not even over yet — it is never too early to start with online orders. ThinkGeek is great with shipping, but anything close to Christmas and the post office slows down to a crawl. So a little over a month in advance will at least ensure you get all of your geeky Christmas decorations on time.
As to the Poké Balls themselves, this set of four has that metallic sheen that glass ornaments tend to have, giving that extra classy look. They are 3″ in diameter, so on the bigger side of the usual ball ornaments you’ve got tucked away in the basement.
The design of these Poké Balls is rather precise to the game versions. The top is bright red, the button a clean white. Instead of the usual coat of paint to denote the two halves, these ornaments actually have a physical black crease in the middle. In addition to the white button at the front even popping out a bit.
Again, subtle and classy. These don’t look like cheap knock-offs and are priced about the same as the more elaborate set of ornaments out there. Snow and winter scenes always seem to cost a pretty penny before Christmas is over.
Despite their real appearance, we advise you not to throw these ornaments; catch your Pokémon with the Poké Balls in your game — you’ll have a far higher chance of actually catching the Pokémon. Also, you won’t have to clean up the thinnest of thin glass shards and particles.