Hallmark 2022 Video Game Christmas Ornaments

Hallmark always has a wide annual selection of new Christmas ornaments and series, and in the past few years they’ve even done video game related ones!  This year they had even MORE than ever (my wallet is still crying), and I got most of them, so I thought I’d share them with you here.

Raccoon Mario

We’ll start with Mario.  Here’s Raccoon Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3.  This is actually a first in a series of ornaments called Powered Up With Mario.  Hallmark does annual series and so I guess this one will have different power-ups every year.  I can think of better Nintendo franchises to have series about, and we’ll get to those, but I guess Mario is pretty popular.

Mario Kart Bowser

Here’s an example of a better idea for a ornament series.  They’ve already had Mario, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong in karts as past ornaments.  And this year it’s Bowser.  I really like these ornaments because the wheels turn and everything.  I love how Bowser is so big in the kart that his butt can’t even fit in the seat!

Mini Yoshi

Hallmark also makes miniature ornaments for smaller, tabletop trees.  So this year we got a tiny little Yoshi.

Mini Mario Items

To go along with your miniature video game themed Christmas tree, here’s some tiny Mario items.  There’s a Yoshi egg, coin, red and green shells, a Super Mushroom, and a 1up Mushroom.

Mini Pikachu

Mario isn’t the only one who got mini ornaments.  Here’s a cute Christmas themed Pikachu.  Again, these are very tiny.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

And Mario wasn’t the only Nintendo character to get bigger ornaments as well.  Here’s Link from Breath of the Wild.  I had to hold him up because he wouldn’t stand on his own.  Of course, these are meant to be hung on a tree so I guess Link’s in an action pose.  I still like it better when they can stand on their own, though.


And here’s a bigger Pokémon ornament, this time of Eevee.  I guess Eevee’s pretty popular, too.  Pokémon is a franchise that would make a good ornament series, as there are enough characters to keep going for centuries!

Animal Crossing: K.K. Slider

And now for my favorite of this year’s bunch!  It’s K.K. Slider from Animal Crossing!  Press a button, and he even sings the title theme from New Horizons!  The description in the catalog said it just plays the title theme, so I was worried it would just be instrumental and not have him sing in his “mee maa mow” voice.  But he does actually sing it, so I was happy.  Animal Crossing is another franchise they could make a series of, as there are enough characters to keep it going for decades as well!

SEGA Genesis

Nintendo wasn’t the only company to get ornaments.  SEGA got some, too!  Here’s one of the SEGA Genesis.  Like the NES and SNES ornaments that came before it, this one plays sounds.  You’ll first hear the classic “SE-GA” blip followed by the Green Hill Zone song with Sonic sound effects.  I never had a Genesis as a kid, so this one wasn’t as nostalgic for me as the other console ornaments were.

Sonic the Hedgehog

I think this one is based more on the Sonic movie design, since Sonic the Hedgehog 2 came out in theaters this past year.  And I didn’t think that movie was that bad at all.  Again, I had to stand this one up because he was in an action pose.

Dr. Eggman

Strangely enough, Sonic’s arch-nemesis got an ornament, too!  It’s based on his classic design, so I’m surprised they didn’t call him Dr. Robotnik.  I had to hold this one up as well, as his little legs couldn’t stand on their own with that fat body.  Another disappointment about this one is it felt like it was more cheaply made, like it was less solid and hollow.

And those are all the video game themed ornaments I got.  They had a few others, like a Minecraft one and a Fortnite one, but I didn’t get those.  I did get a couple of other ornaments, though, so we’ll take a look at those as well.

Pinky and the Brain

“Gee Brain, whaddya wanna do tonight?”  “The same thing we do every night, Pinky: try to take over the Christmas tree!”  Over the past couple of years, Hallmark made a couple of Animaniacs ornaments.  I thought it would be neat if they did a Pinky and the Brain one, and they did!  And it’s two ornaments, too!  I’m surprised their tails didn’t break off, they’re so thin and flimsy.  Pinky stands on his own pretty well, but the Brain doesn’t with his huge head!  I wonder if they’ll do other Animaniacs characters in the future, like the Goodfeathers?  Probably not.

Terrific Trombone

Every year I buy so many ornaments I usually get a free one.  I’ve never kept them in the past, but I think I’ll keep this one since it’s a trombone and that’s what I used to play in high school.  Well technically I played Bass Trombone, but nobody cares about that.  Not sure why a giant snowflake is sticking out of the bell, but there you go.

And those are all the ornaments I got this year!  I’m really glad we finally got an Animal Crossing one, as I’ve been asking for that for years.  Hopefully next time we’ll get ornaments based on Kirby, Mega Man, or Pac-Man!  Let me know what you think in the comments, and Marry Christmas!

PS: Be sure to check out my ornament articles from past years as well!





One Response to “Hallmark 2022 Video Game Christmas Ornaments”

  1. I love the Hallmark ornaments. I got all the arcade machines and was hoping they would do another one but they didn’t this year. I love KK Slider, and I must get the Pinky and the Brain one for my friend, now that you showed it to me. Eggman is really cool too.

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