The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and George Lucas and J.J. Abrams is making the transition to staying in from the cold even easier. With Star Wars Battlefront just hit Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens about to dominate the box offices in little over a month, nerds can't help but to get excited for the upcoming winter. So why not saving time decorating for the holidays by taking some of these ideas to deck the halls in a Star Wars way. Here are some things to celebrate the season:
All the Warmth of a TaunTaun Without the Smell...
A recent staple of the holiday season has been the Ugly Christmas sweater. Whether is was a genuine gift from Crazy Aunt Susan, or the absolutely perfect gag gift to rock the white elephant party, ugly sweaters are one of the latest trends for this time of the year. But happens if your getting ready to head out to "The Force Awakens", but the inches of snow on the ground discourages you from rockin' your Slave Leia cosplay. An experience shopper would buy a sweater that would fit all occasion by getting the lucrative and luxuriously warm Star Wars Ugly Christmas sweater. Because the next film is coming out soon, a lot of retailers, like Amazon, have Christmas sweaters and sweater-looking shirts. But one place to get the real deal, knit sweater is on UglyChristmasSweater.com, they have a wide variety of Star Wars sweaters to accommodate the Jedi and the Sith of the holiday season.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, Covered in Hans, Leia, and Chewie
After all the controversy over whether or not a Christmas tree is accepting to all holiday celebrations. But here's how I see it, the Christmas tree is all accepting and all welcoming. If you choose have a tree as part of your decorations for the season, you decorate whichever way you want, whether its traditional, or a mishmash of special trinkets. If you choose to do so, you can decorate your tree and make it light up brighter than an Ewok tree fort during a party. There are no shortage of Star Wars Ornaments in store and online. You can get some trinkets from the original trilogy, the new trilogy, and the sequel trilogy that's just a month away. There are so many ways to adorn your tree to please every generation of fan in your household.
Not Your Parent's Nativity: An Endorian Event
Although the vision of the holy family is sometimes featured in the more religious holiday celebrations, it doesn't mean that you can't recast it to fit your own decor. In this nativity, featured on L.A. Weekly, creator JP Puerta has exchanged Joseph and Mary for the first couple of the Rebellion, Hans and Leia. There's also an Empirial parade to enjoy the occasion. Not only will this decoration find a use for all of your unboxed action figures, but you can finally put to use your mom's house warming gift of Catholic guilt.
DIY Snowflakes Decorations for Your Personal Death Star
Sometimes buying decorations is just too pricey, especially for licensed merchandise. But fret not, we were born into the Pinterest generation, a generation of inspired do-it-yourselfers on a minor scale. You can snip and string up these Star-Wars inspired snowflake designs to show off your galactic aspirations. Download them here, from ManMade.com, to get a Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Storm Trooper, or X-Wing design. You can make up all the snow on Hoth if you want, without any of the cold.
Observing the Feast of Lightsabers
Sometimes the holiday season can be hard to celebrate, mainly because the entire season just feels as if it were purely just based around Christmas. But with just a little bit of ingenuity, you can make any Hanukkah decoration worthy of the rebellion. Margot Touitou, from PlayBuzz.com, created a list of the most creative menorahs, and one of the menorah's that stood out the most was that made up entirely of every kind of Jedi lightsaber. Although the picture does look photoshopped, you can't help but to hope that a cosplayer with enough flair and gumption can make the Lightsaber Menorah a reality.
The countdown has started, we are less than a month away from The Force Awakens, but more than away from Christmas. Hopefully these tips can help to make your house the most festive in the galaxy.