W.L. Swarts
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        Why would anyone need a review of a holiday ornament before deciding whether or not to buy one?!

        The truth is, a lot of holiday ornaments may seem cool for the first moment one hears about them, but when one looks into the substance of the ornament, well, it turns out to be less than what a fan might want.  With the cost of ornaments rising, I found it especially valuable to review holiday ornaments and give people a buying guide for their holiday shopping!

        Before you check out the reviews, I heartily recommend understanding how I review in general.  While all of the ornament reviews are in my blog, W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe, as is my overall standard  - My Reviewing Philosophy - I figured I'd take a moment to run through my criteria for how I review holiday ornaments.

        All holiday ornaments I encounter are evaluated on a ten point scale where 0 (zero) is absolutely abominable through 10 (perfection, your tree is not complete until you hang this ornament on it!).  I start at zero and ornaments work their way up to ten.  What are the criteria I grade on?  Here are the standards:

3 points - Sculpt/Coloring - Does the ornament look like what it is supposed to?  Is the coloring good?  Does any difference between the image on the package and on the ornament itself make sense?

3 points - Balance - When hung properly, does the ornament hang level, in a way that makes sense for the subject?

3 points - Effects - Does the ornament have a light or sound effect?  Is it audible/bright?  Is the effect right for the ornament?

1 point - Collectibility - Is the value of the ornament going to hold up over the years?

        These might seem like pretty strict standards for ornaments, but with collectible ornaments reaching into the $30 range, an informed consumer is a smart consumer!

Holiday Ornament Reviews

Star Trek
1991 U.S.S. Enterprise
1992 Shuttlecraft Galileo
1993 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
1994 Klingon Bird Of Prey
1995 Romulan Warbird
1996 U.S.S. Voyager
1996 Mr. Spock
1997 U.S.S. Defiant
1997 Dr. McCoy ornament
1998 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (Star Trek: First Contact)
1999 U.S.S. Enterprise blown glass ornament
1999 Runabout Rio Grande
1999 Lieutenant Commander Worf
2000 Borg Cube
2001 Space Station Deep Space Nine
2002 Delta Flyer
2003 Scorpion Attack Craft "Star Trek: Nemesis" ornament
2003 Subcommander T'Pol
2004 "City On The Edge Of Forever"
2004 Vulcan Command Ship
2004 Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III
2005 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A
2005 Khan ornament
2006 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Reissue
2008 Communicator ornament
2008 U.S.S. Reliant
2009 Ilia Probe (limited edition!) ornament
2009 Phaser ornament
2009 Klingon Battlecruiser Ornament
2009 "The Menagerie"
2010 Legends Of Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk
2010 "Amok Time"
2010 U.S.S. Enterprise ("Star Trek" film version)
2011 Legends Of Star Trek Spock
2011 "Mirror, Mirror"
2011 Romulan Bird Of Prey
2011 Limited Edition New York Comic Con Exclusive U.S.S. Defiant
2012 Legends Of Star Trek Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
2012 An Extraordinary Meeting
2012 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D 25th Anniversary Edition
2013 Legends Of Star Trek Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
2013 U.S.S. Kelvin
2013 "Arena"
2013 U.S.S. Kelvin (Battle Damaged) Comic Con Exclusive Limited Edition
2014 Vina The Orion Slave Woman (limited edition!)
2014 U.S.S. Vengeance
2014 Legends Of Star Trek Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
2014 "The Devil In The Dark"
2015 Legends Of Star Trek Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
2015 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C
2015 The Needs Of The Many
2016 Legends Of Star Trek Ensign Pavel Chekov (limited edition!)
2016 "The Man Trap"
2016 U.S.S. Enterprise 50th Anniversary Gold Ornament
2017 U.S.S. Franklin

Star Wars
1998 Princess Leia
1999 Max Rebo Band 3-pack Mini-ornaments
2000 Darth Maul
2005 Princess Leia (Slave Leia)
2006 Imperial AT-AT And Snowspeeder
2008 Emperor Palpatine
2009 "A Deadly Duel"
2009 Luke's Landspeeder
2009 Han Solo As A Stormtrooper
2009 Greedo (limited edition!)
2010 "His Masters Bidding"
2010 Lando Calrissian (limited edition!)
2010 Rebel Snowspeeder
2010 Luke Skywalker In X-Wing Pilot Outfit
2010 Boba Fett and Han Solo In Carbonite Mini-ornament set of 2
2011 Bossk (limited edition!)
2011 Slave I
2011 Showdown At The Cantina
2011 Jedi Master Yoda
2011/2012 Lego Darth Vader
2012 Momaw Nadon (limited edition!)
2012 General Grievous
2012 Sith Apprentice Darth Maul
2012 TIE Interceptor
2012 Han Solo To The Rescue
2012 Lego Imperial Stormtrooper
2013 Boushh (limited edition)
2013 All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST)
2013 At Jabba's Mercy
2013 Wicket And Teebo
2013 Jango Fett
2013 Lego Yoda
2014 Sandcrawler
2014 The Rise Of Lord Vader
2014 Cantina Band
2014 Scout Trooper
2014 Lego Boba Fett
2014 Yoda Peekbuster
2015 Admiral Ackbar (limited edition)
2015 C-3PO & R2-D2
2015 There Is No Try
2015 Y-Wing Starfighter
2015 Kylo Ren
2015 Captain Phasma
2015 Holiday Darth Vader Peekbuster
2016 BB-8 "The Force Awakens"
2016 Han Solo "The Force Awakens"
2016 Imperial Stormtrooper Helmet
2016 Royal Or Rebel?
2016 T-70 X-Wing Fighter
2016 Death Trooper Rogue One ornament

Disney
2016 Lumiere "Beauty And The Beast" (Limited Edition!)2016 Arlo And Spot "The Good Dinosaur"
2016 Under The Sea "The Little Mermaid"
2016 "Beauty And The Beast"
2016 Inside Out
2016 Olaf Peekbuster
2016 Dr. Finklestein "Nightmare Before Christmas"2016 Sally "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (Limited Edition!)
2015 Jiminy Cricket "Pinocchio" (Limited Edition!)
2015 Ariel's Thingamabobs "The Little Mermaid"
2015 Tiana Ballerina "The Princess And The Frog"
2015 Rapunzel And Pascal "Tangled" ornament
2015 The Sorcerer's Apprentice "Fantasia" Mickey's Movie Mouseterpieces
2015 Let It Go "Frozen" ornament
2015 Olaf In Summer "Frozen" ornament
2015 Princess Anna "Frozen" ornament
2015 Wall-E
2015 Yo Rugman! "Aladdin" ornament
2015 Girl's Best Friend "Beauty And The Beast"
2014 All Eyes On Belle "Beauty And The Beast"
2014 Bank On Hamm "Toy Story"
2014 The Daring Princess "The Princess And The Frog"
2014 Jessica Rabbit "Who Frames Roger Rabbit"
2014 Disney The Little Mermaid 25th Anniversary ornament
2014 Olaf "Frozen" ornament
2014 Queen Elsa "Frozen" ornament
2014 Rapunzel's Long Locks "Tangled"
2014 Jack's Peculiar Pet "Nightmare Before Christmas" Limited Edition
2014 "This Is Halloween" Nightmare Before Christmas ornament
2013 Beautiful Belle "Beauty And The Beast"
2013 Merida The Archer "Brave"
2013 Ariel's Big Dream "The Little Mermaid"
2013 Under The Sea "The Little Mermaid"
2013 Jack's Sleigh O'Scares "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
2013 Tiana's Party Dress "The Princess And The Frog"
2013 Fierce With A Frying Pan "Tangled"
2012 Merida "Brave" Disney Ornament
2012 The Circle Of Life "The Lion King" Ornament
2012 Monsters, Inc. Pixar Ornament
2012 It's All About The Hair "Tangled" Ornament
2012 On Stranger Tides "Pirates Of The Caribbean"
2012 Jack Sneaks A Peek "A Nightmare Before Christmas"
2011 A Snowy Surprise "A Nightmare Before Christmas" Ornament
2011 Clu's Light Cycle Ornament
2011 Rapunzel "Tangled" Ornament
2011 "Up" Ornament

Other Genre Ornaments
2016 Alien Queen "Aliens" Ornament2016 Catwoman "Batman" Television Series (Limited Edition)2016 Batman "Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice"
2016 Superman "Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice"
2016 Wonder Woman "Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice"2016 Batmobile "Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice"2016 Supergirl "DC SuperHero Girls"
2016 Ballet Wishes Barbie2016 Cherry Pie Barbie2016 Holiday Barbie2016 Barbie Picnic Set (Limited Edition)
2016 Soccer Player Barbie2016 Harry Potter Ornament Collection (Limited Edition)2016 Ollivanders Wand Shop "Harry Potter"
2016 He-Man "Masters Of The Universe"
2016 Rick Grimes "The Walking Dead"
2016 Slinging And Swinging "Spider-Man"
2016 Team Captain America "Captain America: Civil War"
2016 Team Iron Man "Captain America: Civil War"2016 Venom "Spider-Man" ornament
2016 An Honorable Proposal "Gone With The Wind"2016 "The Big Bang Theory" ornament
2016 Green Thumb Snoopy2016 Paratrooper Snoopy2016 Grimlock "Transformers" ornament
2015 Celebration Barbie (Black)
2015 Celebration Barbie (Caucasian)
2015 Celebration Barbie Set (2013/2014 Celebration Barbies)
2015 Hallmark Shopping Barbie ornament
2015 Heat Miser "The Year Without Santa Claus"
2015 Building Buddies Snoopy
2015 Don Vito Corleone "The Godfather"
2015 Hulk Vs. Ultron
2015 Iron Man "Age Of Ultron" ornament
2015 Potted Groot "Guardians Of The Galaxy" ornament2015 The Joker "Batman" ornament (Limited Edition!)
2015 Lynda Carter As Wonder Woman
2015 Dr. Sheldon Cooper "The Big Bang Theory" ornament
2015 "As God Is My Witness" "Gone With The Wind" ornament
2015 Daryl Dixon "The Walking Dead" ornament
2015 "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" ornament
2015 Smaug Awakens "The Hobbit" ornament
2015 Dr. Zaius "Planet Of The Apes"
2015 Platform 9 3/4 "Harry Potter" ornament
2014 The Sorting Hat "Harry Potter" ornament
2014 Alien
2014 Thorin Oakenshield "The Hobbit" ornament
2014 Captain America from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
2014 Hulk Smash!
2014 San Diego Comic Con "Iron Man 3" War Machine ornament
2014 Web-Slinging Wonder "Spider-Man" ornament
2014 Beatris "Tris" Prior "Divergent" ornament
2014 D'Oh! Ho! Ho! "The Simpsons"
2014 Defender Of Mankind "Superman" ornament
2014 Bane "The Dark Knight Rises" Limited Edition ornament
2014 1989 Batmobile
2014 Flying Time Machine "Back To The Future"
2014 Great White Menace "Jaws" ornament
2014 Cornelius "Planet Of The Apes" ornament
2014 Scarlett's White Gown (Limited Edition)
2013 Bilbo Baggins "The Hobbit" ornament
2013 Mockingjay "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" ornament
2013 Pirates Of The Caribbean
2013 Descending Upon Gotham City "Batman"
2013 Man Of Steel
2013 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Man Of Steel ornament
2013 The Joker "The Dark Knight" ornament
2013 Iron Patriot "Iron Man 3"
2013 Scarlett's Green Gown "Gone With The Wind"
2013 Milton Waddams "Office Space" ornament
2013 Bird-Watcher Snoopy "Peanuts" Spotlight On Snoopy Ornament
2013 Hogwarts Castle "Harry Potter" ornament
2012 The Final Battle "Harry Potter" ornament
2012 Captain America "The Avengers"
2012 Iron Man "The Avengers"
2012 Thor "The Avengers"
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man
2012 Barbie Provencale
2012 Brava, Ballerina! Barbie
2012 Holiday Celebration Barbie (Caucasian)
2012 Holiday Celebration Barbie (Black)
2012 Matinee Fashion Barbie
2012 Tweed Indeed Barbie
2012 The Bat "The Dark Knight Rises" (Limited Edition!) Ornament
2012 Batman "The Dark Knight Rises"
2012 Catwoman
2012 Beware My Power "Green Lantern" Ornament
2012 "Gigi" Ornament
2012 Gandalf The Grey "The Hobbit"
2012 Edward And Bella's Wedding "The Twilight Saga" Ornament
2012 Scarlett Meets Her Match "Gone With The Wind" Ornament
2012 Fisherman Snoopy "Peanuts" Ornament
2012 In The Spirit "Peanuts" Ornament
2012 Onstage Antics "Peanuts" Ornament
2012 San Diego Comic Con Gold Centurion "Battlestar Galactica" Ornament
2011 Batman Takes Flight Ornament
2011 Cyclon Centurion "Battlestar Galactica" Ornament
2011 Spider-Man Ornament
2011 Snoopy Claus "Peanuts" Ornament
2011 "Ho! Ho! Ho! Tasty Snow!" "Peanuts" Ornament
2011 Campus Sweetheart Barbie Ornament
2011 Celebration Barbie Ornament (Black)
2011 Celebration Barbie Ornament (Caucasian)
2011 Prima Ballerina Barbie Ornament
2011 The Golden Snitch Harry Potter (Limited Edition!) Ornament
2011 Fleeing The Fiendfyre Harry Potter Ornament
2011 Green Lantern
2011 Indy In Action "Indiana Jones" Ornament
2011 Bella, Edward And Jacob Twilight Ornament
2011 Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates Of The Caribbean Ornament
2011 Thor Ornament
2011 Almost A Kiss "Gone With The Wind" Ornament
2010 Harley Quinn (Limited Edition!) "Batman" Ornament
2010 Light Cycle "Tron: Legacy" Ornament
2010 Scarlett O'Hara "Gone With The Wind" Ornament
2010 Surrounded By Snakes "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" Ornament
2010 Edward And Bella Twilight Ornament
2010 "Defender Of Justice" Iron Man 2 Ornament
2010 "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" Peanuts Ornament
2010 The Pensieve Harry Potter Ornament
2010 Dobby Harry Potter (Limited Edition!) Ornament!
2009 "Harry! Happy Birthday!" Harry Potter Ornament
2009 Wonder Woman Ornament
2009 "Just The Right Tree" Peanuts Ornament
2009 "Welcome To Christmastown" "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Ornament
2009 "Retrieving The Idol" "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" Ornament
2009 "Frankly, My Dear" "Gone With The Wind" Ornament
2009 "Mr. Plow" "The Simpsons" Ornament
2001 Hogwarts School Crest "Harry Potter" Set Of 5
1996 Enchanted Evening Barbie Ornament
1995 Barbie Debut (Brunette) Club Exclusive
1994 Barbie Debut

Other Ornaments
Kurt Adler TARDIS "Doctor Who" Blown Glass Ornament
2016 Foxy Pair2016 Frosty Fun For You Mini-Ornament Set2016 On The Night You Were Born Ornament2016 Season's Treatings2016 Sweet Toot Tuba2016 Winter Wonder Ornament
2015 Big Box Of 64! Crayola Crayons
2015 Happiness Makes Magic
2015 Season's Treatings
2015 Misfit Friends Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Ornament
2015 I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
2015 The Poky Little Puppy
2014 Sound The Trumpet! (Limited Edition)
2014 Snow Miser "The Year Without Santa Claus" Ornament
2014 Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary
2014 White Chocolate Moose (limited edition!)
2014 Mice Cream Sundae Hallmark Club Exclusive Ornament
2014 Kisses For Kaycee (limited edition!)
2013 Mint Chocolate Chipmunk Ornament
2012 Michael Oher Football Legends Ornament
Syracuse Orangemen Blown Glass Helmet Ornament