Remember Fab 5 Freddy? I do. He was a hip hop pioneer. I also remember Yo! MTV Raps and Ed Lover. The good old days. It’s what helped shape my musical tastes. Thank you Fab 5 Freddy and Happy Holidays to everyone.

The tree went up today. There’s added excitement with OIiver and his two-year old outlook on life. And I’m a big kid anyway, so I’m all for it. Lea and I put it all together and O did his best to disrupt the process. Along the way, I got to hang my favorite ornaments, which is what this post is all about. My favorite 5.

I’m a sucker for Elvis. Especially any gospel music by Mr. Presley. BUT, when it comes to Christmas music, give me some Blue Christmas by Elvis. So good. This ornament is a new edition this year. Courtesy of Garden Ridge. Yep, I went there.

Elvis Presley, Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley, Blue Christmas

Did you know I like planes? Well I do. Especially vintage one’s that Pan Am might have used. I look at this ornament and think about taking a trip to Calcutta. Why not? This was a gift a couple of years ago from my friends Barry and Vic – Pottery Barn – classic, classic present.

Let me on this flight!
Let me on this flight!

I only have one robot ornament. But it’s my #1 choice. You can’t go wrong with Star Wars over Christmas (in fact, Oliver and I watch the original trilogy every year during this time). But I know the tree is in good hands with R2 in it. I’m sure it’s why all the bulbs work. He can fix anything. Lea bought me this from Target this year.

R2-D2 Beep Beep Beep
R2-D2 Beep Beep Beep

If you didn’t know, I also like to take photographs. This ornament is a reminder of that, and another recent purchase from Target. I also like to pretend it’s a Leica Camera…because maybe a real one will end up under the tree?

Not a real Leica :(
Not a real Leica 🙁

Hard not to think about Sir Stirling Moss driving the wheels off this thing. Another wonderful gift from Barry and Vic – this has front and center status in our tree. Now if Sir Stirling would only stop by for Christmas Dinner. He could meet Oliver Sterling…and get to taste my trifle.

Come for dinner Sir Stirling Moss!
Come for dinner Sir Stirling Moss!

Those are my favorite ornaments. Here are a few I would like to add for 2012 –

– Fab 5 Freddy
– Ernest Hemingway
– Salvador Dali
– Something Lego related
– A RobotoWear ornament
– Old Gregg from The Mighty Boosh
– A Citroen D

What are some of your favorite ornaments?

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3 Responses
  1. Paige

    I’ll be unpacking the boxes this weekend so let me see what my faves are when they are all laid out in front of me… all of a sudden I’m excited to see them all rather than dreading it. 🙂

  2. Definitely dig all of those, but my fav is the camera. I know my wife would go NUTS about it! …guess its time to head to Target!