It's not really Christmas until you hear Shatner scream.
July 23, 2016 12:10 PM   Subscribe

For the past twenty-five years, Hallmark has included Star Trek themed Christmas ornaments in it's annual Keepsake ornament series (Memory Alpha has a complete rundown). These range from ships to characters to props to memorable scenes. However, none of these compare to this years' contributions, which include perhaps the pinnacle of their efforts.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (27 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
Stongly considering purchasing 100 units and solely decorating this year's tree with them.

"Daddy had a weird year, kids."
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 12:13 PM on July 23, 2016 [31 favorites]


I approve of this, unsurprisingly.
posted by KHAAAN! at 12:29 PM on July 23, 2016 [28 favorites]


I have almost all of these because my dad's wife collects Hallmark. As she married my dad years after I moved out, she was at a loss as to what to give me each xmas. I imagine she asked him what I was into and he said something like, "Um..I remember her watching Star Trek a lot." Which is him remembering when I was 12-13 and Star Trek classic was on perma-rerun at 7pm on the local UHF station. As a lazy teen, I discovered that the excuse, "Star Trek is on, gotta go" got me out of helping with post-dinner clean up. So, the result is I've been inundated with Star Trek memorabilia for the past 3 decades, especially Hallmark ornaments.

My favorite is the one where it looks like Kirk is sitting on the roaster taking a thoughtful dump, it's the only one that gets on the tree nowadays.
posted by jamaro at 12:34 PM on July 23, 2016 [8 favorites]


I have the Shuttlecraft Galileo ornament and it's the best.
posted by peeedro at 12:37 PM on July 23, 2016 [10 favorites]


Unfortunately I don't have them all yet. And finding lights that work with the old ones is becoming a problem. I highly recommend Hallmark's Journeys Into Space series. The detail is insane.
posted by lagomorphius at 12:37 PM on July 23, 2016


TIL that Hallmark makes an Alien Queen Christmas ornament and I'm not sure how to feel about that but it seems to be equal parts 'yes' and 'what'
posted by drinkyclown at 12:54 PM on July 23, 2016 [12 favorites]


Just...like...wow.
posted by Insert Clever Name Here at 1:12 PM on July 23, 2016


Actually, now I want one of Checkov having a "creature" put into his ear by Khan.

Please?
posted by Insert Clever Name Here at 1:13 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Getting one of these is the only thing that might make me put up a giftmas tree ever again.
posted by Mary Ellen Carter at 1:54 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Do any of the ornaments feature that awesome "fight scene" music they always used ("baba BA BA BA BA BA BA baba BAAAA BA.....")? Because I'm suddenly thinking it would be awesome to have a tree covered with ornaments that play that, and wiring them all so they would start up at the touch of a single remote control button or something - so you could have them all pay it simultaneously and stage battles in your living room.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:49 PM on July 23, 2016 [6 favorites]


posted by EmpressCallipygos Do any of the ornaments feature that awesome "fight scene " music they always used ("baba BA BA BA BA BA BA baba BAAAA BA.....")? Because I'm suddenly thinking it would be awesome to have a tree covered with ornaments that play that, and wiring them all so they would start up at the touch of a single remote control button or something - so you could have them all pay it simultaneously and stage battles in your living room.

Well I just think if you build a Trekmas Tree complete with a Crystalline Entity for the star and a Doomsday Machine electric train, you should thank him instead of saying "You're ruining Christmas again."
posted by mattdidthat at 3:45 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


"baba BA BA BA BA BA BA baba BAAAA BA....."

Yep, here you go.
posted by jamaro at 3:45 PM on July 23, 2016 [7 favorites]


Actually, now I want one of Checkov having a "creature" put into his ear by Khan.

I want one that's just the ear with the larva bloodily exiting it.
posted by Fleebnork at 3:52 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well I can see that this year's Christmas is going to be a tad expensive. My daughter is a big-time Star Trek TOS nut, and I feel obligated to go and get all of them for her.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 4:14 PM on July 23, 2016


I never knew this was a thing. I also didn't know there were still Hallmark stores.
posted by shockingbluamp at 4:24 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Don't forget that Hallmark doesn't have a lock on all the good stuff.

TIL that Hallmark makes an Alien Queen Christmas ornament and I'm not sure how to feel about that but it seems to be equal parts 'yes' and 'what'

Hallmark had a "regular" Alien a couple years ago. It spent a week terrorizing my mom's Christmas village.
posted by lagomorphius at 5:12 PM on July 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


In other Trek news, does the new ship look familar to anyone else? No? Just me? OK, nevermind.
posted by ckape at 7:12 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


ckape: I think it's supposed to, which is great. Go go star destroyer EnterpriseDiscovery!
posted by dumbland at 12:32 AM on July 24, 2016


First off, Fuller answered the question of whether the Discovery, just revealed, was based on Ralph McQuarrie’s ‘70s designs for the Enterprise. Fuller said it was, but “to a point that we can’t legally comment on it until [our legal team] figures out some things.”
Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe

Okay that sounds weird?
posted by dumbland at 12:37 AM on July 24, 2016


My favorite is the one where it looks like Kirk is sitting on the roaster taking a thoughtful dump.

He'd fit in well with that fine Spanish tradition of decorating cribs with a caganer. Do a Google images search for "Spock caganer" and I think you'll like what you see.
posted by Paul Slade at 3:42 AM on July 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


In other Trek news, does the new ship look familar to anyone else? No? Just me? OK, nevermind.

Worst. Starship. EVER.

(Sorry, Ralph.)
posted by entropicamericana at 7:41 AM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Making Shatner scream, since...
posted by Oyéah at 11:58 AM on July 24, 2016


Paul Slade, that right there is worthy of a front page post! Go for it :)
posted by jamaro at 12:12 PM on July 24, 2016


A front page post on caganers? It's been done.
posted by Paul Slade at 12:41 PM on July 24, 2016


When will Hallmark be making a caganer of the Doomsday Machine pooping out the Starship Constellation?
posted by lagomorphius at 2:47 PM on July 24, 2016


Shuttlecraft to Enterprise... This is a holiday memory I didn't even remember having.

$24 in 1992, geez.
posted by Gordafarin at 4:18 AM on July 25, 2016


Except for the original Enterprise you can pick up a lot of these ornaments for not too much money as long as you don't want them in mint condition, which can simply mean not in the original box. There are people who collect them and people who just want to put them on the tree.
posted by lagomorphius at 8:20 AM on July 25, 2016


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