That’s right—these Planetary String Lights are practically screaming to be used as part of a space-themed Christmas tree.

Strung along an 11 foot long cord, this set of 10 glowing orbs includes the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (yes, even) Pluto. The glass bulbs are painted to look like each of the celestial bodies and can be replaced with a C7 candelabra bulb if there’s a galactic mishap. We also carry a set of replacement bulbs because, well, things happen.

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Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments get nerdier and crazier every year. Apparently, this year will be no different.

Starting on July 9th you can pre-order a remote-controlled Death Star tree topper, a Force Awakens-edition Han Solo, a not-so-cheery Alien queen, and a very special Star Trek ornament that serves as a weird 50th anniversary homage to the show’s first episode, “The Man Trap.”

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pool log

At Christmastime, there’s nothing that I enjoy more than putting on a stupid sweater and getting drunk over the course of an hour while watching flaming bag of sh*t. Thanks Deadpool.

But wait! Deadpool’s “Pool Log” isn’t the only nerdy alternative Yule Log in town this year. Check out the videos below for two additional options that are sure to get you and the people you’re trying so, so hard to tolerate into the holiday spirit.

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robot santa

Shhiiiiiiii…I’m spending Christmas eve hiding in a closet this year.

Now we know the truth behind Google/Boston Dynamics’ robo-dog project. They’re planning to build a real Robot Santa from Futurama to terrorize Apple and Microsoft fans.

Check out the video below.

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deadpool christmas list

I’m sure Deadpool will get everything on his list if he leaves out a plate of tacos and a bottle of Unicorn Tears Gin for Santa.

(via Ryan Reynolds)


Some of us who are already likely to end up on Santa’s Naughty List might as well go full tilt and do Christmas with a twist. I’m thinking these new ornaments and tree toppers by Middle of Beyond are the perfect for boys and girls who’re destined for coal in their stocking.

With ornaments from the Krampus film, The Shining’s Outlook Hotel room key, Cthulhu, an Alien nativity scene and more—there’s something here to delight every person that likes to keep things weird.

See the rest of the collection after the break…

The Wreath Of Khan

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(Josh Ellingson via Laughing Squid)


I know I agreed to go to the Christmas party, but I had a few drinks at the time and was in a particularly good mood. When it comes time to actually do that thing it will be the last thing that I want to do. Just gimme a glass of whiskey and a book.

This ornament is perfect for people like me. Hey, the back of the tree needs decorations too.

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light up lawn tardis

The Doctor has another tiny TARDIS problem—only this time it’s festive. He had another run in with Santa and, well, things ended badly. It’s a long story.

While the Doctor sorts things out, you can use this light-up TARDIS to decorate your lawn for the holidays. We only hope that the bow can be removed so you can use it year round.

Of course, the Doctor is liable to get a bit antsy if he’s in one place for too long. Don’t be surprised if he snaps and asks you something like this…

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Oh Hallmark, thank you for this festive new Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ornament. It plays “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” quote—and that gives me an idea.

I’m going to put up a second “despair” tree this year, complete with this ornament, a Weeping Angel topper and tentacles.

(@johnmartz via io9)