Christmas ornaments that will make you go 'WTF?' 2011 edition
Taking a look at a family's Christmas tree decorations can be surprisingly personal. Many folks adorn their pine with pieces commemorating weddings, births, and graduations. Some are family heirlooms, some handmade, and others are so special that they always go in the best spot on the tree.
And then there are the ones that you wouldn't miss if they ended up in the wrapping paper trash, the ones you put off throwing away, and the ones that you can't even remember where they came from.
Ornaments come in all shapes and sizes, and can be cute, stupid, and, sometimes, just plain ugly. This holiday season, we took a moment to surf some websites peddling pieces (Etsy is always a goldmine) in search of some of the weirdest, most hilarious, and downright disturbing holiday ornaments on the market this year (like the Kewpie fork to your right). Enter at your own risk.
Because nothing says "Tidings of Comfort and Joy" like a Christmas tree topped with a star made from used shotgun casings, right?
Although, perhaps this would make a nice gift for the hunter in your family?
Hm. Elegant might not be the best word to use for this lop-sided starfish...
Elegant, however, is the only word that should be used to describe this stylish underwater sea creature. We're not sure how that tank top and hat would work underwater, but who cares. He's going to make it work.
Do you know someone who suffers from Seasonal Affect Disorder? This sorrowful cloud allows folks to commemorate their painful health issue.
If you hadn't already read the name of this ornament, would you be able to tell what it is? Think of it as the Rorschach test of tree ornaments. Is it a brown tornado? A flattened penny? A bronzed cow turd? Asking friends and family what they think it is could be very telling as to their character and imagination.
Okay so, bacon is cool and all, but can this bacon-as-everything trend end? Do you really need bacon earrings, Band Aids, mouthwash, and soap? These are one of over a dozen bacon ornaments to be found on Esty. Keep the bacon on your plates and in your wallets, folks.
When you think of an endearing Christmas-tree ornament, does a decapitated Kewpie doll attached to a fork with a nail driven through its eye come to mind? If it does, it's time for some major therapy.
It's always great to try for a more green Christmas. However, while this "gift-shaped" ornament is made out of solar panels, the material doesn't actually do anything special. It's just there. Doesn't that seem just a little... wasteful?
Now that the initial intrigue has passed, is anyone still using Google Plus? Who knows how relevant this ornament will be in five years, or... now, but it would probably be fun to try to explain it to kids 10-20 years from now.
Snowmen are sexual beings, and all sexual creatures have needs, alright? Snowmen only have a few months before they turn into grey slush, so they might as well have some fun while they can, right?
Do you think of your cat as an angel with human hands and pipe cleaner legs and tail? This is the ornament for you.
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