In 1976, Hallmark started a line of glass Christmas baubles called Keepsake Ornaments and it quickly became a modern holiday tradition that is now more popular than ever before. Over 200 new ornaments, mostly depicting holiday icons and licensed characters, are released every year. Some of the ornaments are simple figurines while others feature “magic” technology such as lights, sounds and even movement. Whether they end up on your Christmas Tree or at the Henry Ford Museum in the world’s largest Hallmark Ornament Collection, the Elf Squad decided to look at some of our favorite fun and festive new Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments available for Christmas 2022.
Disney Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2022
Mickey and Friends. Princesses. Pixar. Oh my Disney! Let’s start with perhaps the biggest category of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Each year, several Keepsake Ornaments featuring Mickey Mouse and other popular Disney characters are released by Hallmark. (Dozens more are released by Disney themselves.) Considering the strong association between the holiday season and the House of Mouse, this really should come as no surprise.
Our favorite Disney Keepsake Ornament for 2022 is the Walt Disney World Magical Celebration Musical Ornament, which showcases Cinderella’s Castle with light and sound effects commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. The stars surrounding the castle illuminate and the it plays the song “When You Wish Upon a Star”. Two other WDW attractions have their own ornaments as well this year, including Dumbo and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Some other Disney characters featured this year are Chip n’ Dale and Winnie the Pooh, who have their own festive holiday-themed ornaments. There are numerous Disney Princess ornaments including a special 6-pack of glass blown ornaments depicting iconic Princess Dresses, as well as a special porcelain Ariel. Turning Red’s Mai Lei, Encanto’s Mirabel, and Lightyear’s updated Buzz Lightyear also received the Keepsake treatment. Perhaps the most puzzling addition to this year’s lineup is a Disney mix-up ornament set featuring two of the Toy Story Aliens dressed like Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo.
Star Wars Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2022
Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, has been a very popular character around the holiday season since the debut of The Mandalorian. There is no exception when it comes to Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, as there are actually a few offerings in 2022 featuring the little guy. By far the coolest of these ornaments is the Grogu Greetings Ornament, which has Grogu in a gift-wrapped Christmas box chomping on a sugar cookie frog. Aside from being adorable, this Star Wars Keepsake ornament includes new technology from Hallmark that practically brings the character to life on your Christmas Tree. Grogu moves his head, blinks his eyes and moves his mouth in a realistic, almost puppet-like motion, that truly seems like magic.
Another popular streaming Star Wars character getting his own Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments for 2022 is Obi Wan Kenobi, as portrayed by Ewan McGregor. There is also a full collection of Storytellers Keepsake Ornaments from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The Storytellers Ornaments can be displayed alone or connected to interact and even perform scenes from the film. Han Solo and Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, R2D2 and C-3PO, Darth Vader and Princess Leia Organa are all included in the Star Wars Keepsake Storytellers collection for 2022. Rounding out the collection (no pun intended) is the Death Star Musical Tree Topper, which lights up and plays John William’s iconic opening main theme song.
Star Trek Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2022
Star Wars isn’t the only epic space adventure with an amazing Christmas Tree Topper and Keepsake Storyteller Ornament collection from Hallmark this year. Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise Musical Tree Topper is an already popular decoration from Hallmark, and it pairs nicely with this year’s collection of Star Trek Storyteller Ornaments. Considering how movies and tv shows depicting alternate universes are in right now, it makes sense that Hallmark decided to “beam up” some alternate version of beloved Star Trek characters. This year’s Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments feature the “Mirror Mirror” versions of Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, First Officer Spock, Ensign Pavel Chekov, Doctor Leonard McCoy and Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott.
Harry Potter Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2022
While only a few scenes from the Harry Potter series take place on Christmas, the films especially have become a holiday tradition with TV stations playing marathons during the holiday season, and tons of Harry Potter Holiday merchandise being released each year. After all, who wouldn’t want to celebrate Christmas at Hogwarts?
For 2022, Hallmark has continued several series within their Harry Potter collection including a 3D book replica of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and an ornament depicting the notorious Knoctkurn Alley antique shop, Borgin and Burkes. Quirky fan-favorite Luna Lovegood also joins ornaments of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy.
Venturing outside of the originals series, an ornament of Newt Scamander emerging from his suitcase in Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them also joins the keepsake collection.
Christmas Movie Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2022
Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie and there is a good chance that Hallmark has made an ornament depicting yours. For the 2022 Hallmark Keepsake collection, Hallmark is releasing ornaments from Elf, A Christmas Story, Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frosty The Snowman and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. We absolutely love the animated feel of the Elf ornament depicting Buddy sitting on his dad’s lap, and The Grinch ornament that perfectly captures Dr. Seuss’s art style.
Continuing with trend of Storyteller Ornaments, this year’s collection of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Keepsake Ornaments includes the Griswold Family, as they appeared at the start of the film picking out their family Christmas tree the old-fashioned way. The Storyteller Ornaments include interactions between Clark, Ellen, Rusty and Audrey including dialogue from the film, plus additional lights and sounds. These ornaments aren’t going on the shelf Rusty, they’re going on the Christmas tree!
Nintendo Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2022
Many people don’t realize that Nintendo as a company actually predates video games by nearly 100 years, but after the introduction of Mario in the 1980s, home gaming became its biggest industry. A Nintendo console has been on most kids (and many adults) Christmas Lists ever since. This year’s Nintendo Keepsake Ornament collection pays tribute to their company mascot, as well as the upgraded Super Nintendo Entertainment System that ruled the early 90s. In addition to the console, ornaments also include a flying Mario in his Tanooki Suit, Yoshi, Bowser in his Mario Kart, and a set of 6 mini-ornaments featuring turtle shells, power-up mushrooms, a gold coin and a Yoshi Egg. Outside of the world of Super Mario, there is also a Link ornament from The Legend of Zelda.
When Are The Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2022 Available For Sale?
The Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere is July 9-17, 2022, which means many of this year’s Keepsake Ornaments are already available at Hallmark Stores and online retailers. However, 150 ornaments will not be released until The Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut on October 8, 2022, which is when the full collection goes on sale. Members of the Keepsake Ornament Club, a diehard fan club for collectors can purchase specialty ornaments ahead of these dates and get exclusive holiday merchandise.
Since many ornaments sell out before the holiday season even arrives, we recommend picking up any must-have ornaments for your collection as soon as you see them. Which are your favorite ornaments from the 2022 Hallmark Keepsake Collection?