The holiday season is closing in on us – although it may not feel like it here in Texas. With the holidays comes the release of the newest Star Wars movie. Rogue One hits theaters on December 16, 2016. What better way to celebrate the launch of a new Star Wars movie than combining it with the holidays? Here are a handful of ideas to get your creativity flowing.
Star Wars Holidays
Christmas offers myriad opportunities to combine holiday festivities with Star Wars. You can create all sorts of Christmas decorations that are Star Wars-themed. Popular ideas are Christmas ornaments, stockings and nativity scenes using Star Wars LEGO bricks. And don’t feel like you have to limit yourself – there are many folks out there who have a Christmas tree entirely dedicated to Star Wars. Check out this Darth Vader Christmas tree! If you are an Elf on the Shelf fan, you can incorporate Star Wars into your Elf on the Shelf displays like this one, also featuring Darth Vader.
If you love baking Christmas goodies, consider making some Star Wars cookies. You can buy sugar cookies with Star Wars decorations at your local grocery store, or you can create your own like these Gingerbread Wookie cookies. And if you love ugly sweaters, you’re in luck, as there’s a whole slew of them dedicated to Star Wars-themed Christmas. Check out Bustle’s top 10 list of Star Wars ugly Christmas sweaters for favorites such as Jedi caroling. If you have a tradition of getting new pajamas to wear on Christmas morning, you can find plenty of options online.
Don’t forget Christmas cards! There are plenty of handmade examples on Etsy, or scroll through Pinterest to brainstorm ideas. And if you’re just looking for a sampling of store-bought products, here’s a great list from The Simple Parent of various Star Wars-themed Christmas decorations.
Intergalactic Christmas Lights
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas lights, and folks get really creative about incorporating Star Wars into their lights. You can go for something simple like including Star Wars characters in your light display, to the complexity displayed here in creating a light-sculpture TIE fighter. And you don’t have to limit yourself to the actual lights – a California music teacher created this awesome display to showcase the music of Star Wars along with the lights.
For Hanukkah, there are certainly fewer options, but they are no less entertaining. For Star Wars fans, the dreidel becomes the droidel and your menorah is adorned with a Star Wars character for each candle. You can also find light saber candlesticks and Star Wars kipas that you can use year-round.
Let Us Help You Decorate For the Holidays
If you’re thinking of a Star Wars-themed exterior light display but don’t want the hassle of putting up lights yourself, contact ABC Home & Commercial Services for a quote. We can install lights on the outside of your house, in trees and shrubs, and even line your driveway and adorn your mailbox. We’ll come back and take down your lights and put them back where they were when the holidays are done, so you’re all ready for next year.