Most parents will collect a few of these holiday decorations over the years. They’re the grade-three art project that was too lovingly presented to do anything but hang it on the front door year after year, even if it does look like it was dropped several times during a crucial phase of construction. Or, it’s the themed nativity scene that was so schticky, and got such a laugh out of the guests, that it too makes a recurring appearance.
It’s the sentimental value of these gifts that makes them special.
Here’s a collection of the Internet’s best, most adorably hideous Christmas decorations that’ll make you say, “aww, isn’t that sweet” and “um, what even is that” at the same time.
A Real Pickle
This festive pickle puts the tree decorator in a pickle each year: “How deep in this tree do I hide this thing?”
In place of a Drake Christmas album, you can still achieve a Merry Drizzy Christmas with these easy DIY Drake flakes courtesy of MTV. There’s a downloadable image and video making it all too easy.
The Most Golden Star of All
We wish we could have Betty White and the rest of the Golden Girls over for the holidays. But, barring a Christmas miracle, we’ll have to settle for this themed tree topper.
Pom-Pom Christmas 101
Every DIYer has to start somewhere. These pom-pom Christmas trees are about as basic as they come.
Who Wants to Cuddle?
If this item was purchased, was it an extra in a Tim Burton movie? Did it fall into a vat of something very sticky? In any case, it belongs because it’s giving us the Christmas creeps (in a very good way).
From a Galaxy Far, Far away
Here’s a simple way to spice up your old nativity scene, and probably offend your super religious aunt at the same time. Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Jabba…close enough.
Ribbon-Winning Ice Sculpture
It’s the glitter on the heel that really takes this over the top. So bad it’s amazing. All we want to know is, where’s the other skate?
A Bachelor’s Christmas
Not pictured: the pizza dinner set for one in the kitchen. And by “set” we mean there’s a can of beer and a piece of paper towel next to a paper plate.
You probably don’t need to click the link to figure out how to put this little beauty together. But just in case, here’s how to make your Christmas brighter with a toilet paper roll and some other stuff.
Grab the Opener
Finally, that useless cap collection has a purpose! Warning: your house will smell like a dirty dive bar decorated in these handmade creations.
There’s one on every tree
The caption says it all: “The blue Santa is back!” Yes, kids, he is
Making these lightbulb tree ornaments is a great idea; plugging them in is not.
The Real Other Reindeer
We know Dasher and Dancer, Comet and Cupid, and of course Rudolph. But what about Pinecone the OTHER reindeer? He doesn’t have a song, but we think he’s pretty great.