Geek Christmas Tree 2022 – Star Wars

Behold the firepower of this fully armed and operational Geek Tree!

Continuing Nuketown’s new tradition of themed Geek Trees (because I have way too many geeky ornaments), this year, I went with a Star Wars theme. It features 48 ornaments ranging from Luke Skywalker (1997) to Obi-Wan Kenobi (2021). The geek tree itself is a 9-foot tall narrow artificial tree that stands in our library (aka family room). It stands apart from the family tree, which is typically a natural tree located in our living room (there are far, far too many geek ornaments for the family tree).

As in previous years, I use a mix of color and white lights, augmented by strobing LED star lights from IKEA. The white lights provide much-needed power to the older-style Hallmark ornaments which use it for light and/or sound. It also features two networks of Storyteller ornaments, both of which recount lines from the original Star Wars: A New Hope movie. The older series (starting in 2017 and continuing to 2021) is built around starships like the Star Destroyer and Millenium Falcom. It tells the story of the attack on the first Star Star. The newer Storyteller ornaments (starting in 2021) are character-based and appear to recount earlier parts of the movie (like Luke meeting R2-D2 and C-3PO or his initial encounter with Obi-wan). I added five new ornaments to the tree thanks to Christmas and birthday presents, as well as the after-Christmas sale at Hallmark:

  1. Princess Leia – Storyteller
  2. Han Solo and Chewbacca – Storyteller
  3. Darth Vader – Storyteller
  4. Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Razor Crest
  5. Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Grogu Greetings Ornament With Sound and Motion

I like the ornaments well enough, but I’m hoping they continue the line with Empire Strikes Back-themed ornaments, as that’s my favorite Star Wars movie (and, I suspect, others as well).

The tree topper this year is Santa Yoda, which graced the early Geek Trees, but was rotated out in favor of a Dr. Who “Weeping Angel” before I started going with themed trees.

Other potential additions to this year’s tree are homemade glitter-galaxy ornaments. I bought the supplies to make them for last year’s Star Trek-themed tree but never got around to doing it.


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  1. Luke Skywalker – Empire Strikes Back (1997)
  2. Princess Leia (1998)
  3. Darth Vader (1997)
  4. Boba Fett (1998)*
  5. X-wing Starfighter (1998)
  6. Darth Vader by Christopher Radko (1998)*
  7. Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter (1999)
  8. Naboo Starfighter – Star Wars: Episode I (1999)*
  9. Gungan Submarine (2000)*
  10. R2-D2 (2001)
  11. Luke Skywalker – Return of the Jedi (2002)
  12. SLAVE I Starfighter (2002)
  13. C-3PO (2003)*
  14. Jedi Master Yoda (2003)
  15. Padme Amidala – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2003)
  16. TIE Fighter (2003)
  17. Star Destroyer and Blockade Runner (2004)
  18. Chewbacca and C-3PO (2004)
  19. Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  20. Darth Vader – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (2005)
  21. Santa Yoda – Hand-crafted Fabriche (2005)*
  22. Imperial AT-AT and Rebel Snowspeeder (2006)
  23. Imperial Shuttle – Tydirium (2008)
  24. Luke’s Landspeer – Star Wars: A New Hope (2009)
  25. Han Solo – Star Wars: A New Hope (2009)
  26. His Master’s Bidding – The Empire Strikes Back (2010)
  27. Rebel Snowspeeder – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (2010)
  28. Showdown at the Cantina (2011)
  29. TIE Interceptor – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (2012)
  30. Han Solo to the Rescue – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (2012)
  31. General Grievous – Star Wars Revenge of the Sith (2012)
  32. Darth Vader Peekbuster Ornament (2012)*
  33. All Terrain Scout Transport – AT-ST – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (2013)
  34. Kylo Ren (2015)
  35. Y-Wing Star Fighter – Star Wars: A New Hope (2015)
  36. T-70 X-Wing Fighter – Star Wars – The Force Awakens (2016)
  37. Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter – Storyteller (2017)
  38. Death Star – Storyteller (2017)
  39. Boba Fett (2018)*
  40. TIE Fighter – Storyteller (2018)
  41. Porgs of a Feather – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018)*
  42. Millenium Falcon (2018)
  43. Rey and Kylo Ren – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)*
  44. Y-Wing Starfighter (2019)*
  45. Imperial Star Destroyer – Storyteller (2019)*
  46. X-Wing Starfighter on Dagobah (2020)
  47. Millennium Falcon – Storyteller (2021)
  48. Obi-Wan Kenobi – Storyteller (2021)
  49. Luke Skywalker – Storyteller (2022)
  50. Princess Leia – Storyteller (2022)
  51. Han Solo and Chewbacca – Storyteller (2022)
  52. Darth Vader – Storyteller (2022)
  53. Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Razor Crest (2022)
  54. Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Grogu Greetings Ornament With Sound and Motion (2022)

Asterisked ornaments (*) are part of the Ornament-a-Day 2019 feature.

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