I like to think this Christmas tree came about because the students in the chemistry lab at Avans University of Applied Sciences were presented a challenge: build a holiday tree using only items you can find in this room. And lo, the Chemistree was born! Unfortunately, if any of these potions should mix, it would result in a massively festive explosion.
Gather ’round the Nord; it’s time to open presents!
This Skyrim tree by Redditor Lanarchy wins the crown for nerdy Christmas decorations this year. Doesn’t it inspire you to incorporate “fus ro dah” in all your favorite carols?
(Reddit via Gamefreaks)
Too bad Christmas is over because I would have totally stolen this brilliant idea.
Our friends at Archie McPhee alerted us to this magnificent Cthulhu-themed Christmas tree they made out of about 50 Cthulhu tentacles and one hard to find plush Cthulhu (though there are alternatives like this and this).
If I was a little kid and my presents were under this tree, I would be grabbing them with a stick at a distance of at least 10 feet.
(via Geyser of Awesome)
The University of Sciences in Philadelphia takes the cake for Christmas trees built by computer geeks. This tree looks to made of old RAM sticks and is sitting atop a Beowulf cluster. You couldn’t make this holiday tree more IT if you tried.
(via Geeks Are Sexy)
Apparently, this tree was displayed at one time in the Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan. What better way to celebrate Christmas than venerating the giant monster that has repeatedly destroyed your city?
The BBC Shop is now selling these exclusive Doctor Who TARDIS and Dalek Christmas ornaments made out of hand-painted glass. The TARDIS and Dalek are 4.5 and 5-inches tall respectively, so these are definitely going to be attention-grabbers.
Product Page (£27 or $42.61 via Blogtor Who)
For some people, the holiday season can be the most depressing time of the year. I say roll with those emotions to create a holiday theme that is festively dark and morbid. Kind of like a goth Martha Stewart.
Product Page ($13)