It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, not really. At least not where I am. It looks more like fall at the moment, but that’s no reason to not get excited about Christmas. Christmas Stories will be a once a day look at my memories from Christmas as well as upcoming products I’ve scoped out, and my favorite Christmas movies and albums. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of geeky stuff in there as well as the usual action and horror movie reviews elsewhere on the site.
So, let’s jump right in. Last week the missus and I were at my beloved Palisades Mall. When we worked at the old Wizard offices in Congers, a group of us would head there for lunch about once a week, usually on New DVD & CD Day. Anyway, we met up for a rousing dinner with some of those same people who used to go to lunch, but before that we ran some errands, which took us to the Hallmark store where I just had to take pictures of some of these awesome Christmas ornaments.
Caddyshack’s not really that geeky, but I love that movie and the gopher, so it clearly made the list. The superhero crop this year includes Wolverine, Spider-Man, Captain America, Batman and Wonder Woman, a pretty impressive collection of heroes. The Ecto-1 one from Ghostbusters looks like you could take the hook off and race it around your floor. And finally, you’ve got Qui-Gon Jinn fighting Darth Maul while Obi-Wan Kenobi is stuck on the other side of the glass from Phantom Menace (plus a side view of a Corpse Bride ornament).
I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up with one of these for the holidays because my Grandma has been buying me one ornament every year since I was a baby and the majority since I was a teenager have been comic book-oriented. That being said, it looks like these ornaments are much better produced than some of the ones I have (like an Ultimate Wolverine carrying a Santa bag of presents, it’s not pretty). I’ll take some pictures this year as we’re setting up the tree for a later post.