Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas kitsch from the Trekverse

I don't know about the rest of the world, but excessively festive jumpers seem to be all the rage in England at the moment. It seems Freeze have cottoned on to this trend with their latest design, a Star Trek Christmas jumper:


That's just the tip of the tinsel-swathed iceberg when it comes to Christmas in the Trekverse this year though, continue after a jump for a look at the rest of this year's festive fare:

Christmas of course, like so much of what we consider typically human, is a victim of cultural appropriation from the Klingon Empire. Fortunately this year Paul Ruditis and Patrick Faricy are here to fill in the true story of Christmas, in their new book, A Very Klingon Khristmas:
This hilarious parody firmly plants Klingons at the center of the Christmas story—where they rightly should be—including everything from a Santa equipped with retractable claws, tribbles in the stockings of naughty Klingon boys and girls, and the spirited holiday warmth of a hot cup of mulled blood wine. Illustrated in a classic Norman Rockwell–inspired style, A Very Klingon Khristmas is the perfect holiday gift for every Star Trek fan!
You can see a few sample pages from this in one of my previous articles. The rest of this year's Christmas stuff is all decorations. There are of course the usual assortment of Hallmark Keepsakes Christmas tree ornaments, which this year includes the USS Kelvin:


The Star Trek/The Big Bang Theory crossover range also includes a decoration, featuring the Big Bang guys in TOS uniforms, on a bauble from Ripple Junction:


And finally StarTrek.com have a couple of decorative offerings too: A nice string of Starfleet delta lights (good for decorating your Star Trek shrine year round...), and a Starfleet issue stocking:



Oh, and if you've not seen this yet: The best Christmas song ever:



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