When it comes to decorating your Christmas tree, a lot of the process comes down to personal preference. Some people love tradition. Traditional colors, traditional styles and a traditional approach all leave very little wiggle room. Others aren’t so bound to the classics. If it looks nice, makes you smile or maybe even just came free with your cereal, cram the ornament on the tree. If you fall into the latter category, this list is for you.
In general, most trees are green and host some kind of Christmas lights. However, one of the easiest ways to put your own spin on your tree or to try something a little zany is your choice of ornaments. Ornaments come in all shapes and sizes, meaning that no matter what you’re into, there’s probably an ornament to match.
Ornaments are also a great way to generate Christmas cheer. Whether it’s through sentiment, nostalgia or even humor, picking the right ones can turn your tree from a run-of-the-mill bore-fest to an unforgettable visual experience people are sure to remember.
To get you on the right path in creating a popular and memorable tree, we’ve put together a selection of our favorite funny ornaments. The list includes both topical ornaments and ornaments to last through the years. You’ll also find visually funny ornaments as well as options that get your brain thinking.
Plus, as many of these ornaments are on the budget-friendly side of things, they also make great options for a Secret Santa exchange.
1. Personalized Hand Sanitizer Christmas Ornament
This is easily the most relevant ornament you can buy in 2020, there’s no doubt about that. Grab this personalized hand sanitizer ornament to add to your tree as a true relic of the hellish year we’ve had. No, it doesn’t contain any real hand sanitizer, but it is a great way to provide some laughs from friends and family — especially in later years when 2020 is just a thought from the past.
2. Tree Buddees Donald Trump Christmas Ornament
Whether you love or hate him, hanging this Tree Buddees Donald Trump Christmas Ornament from your tree is definitely going to guarantee laughs (and probably a few small disagreements along the way, too). The resin figure is a life-like representation of “The Donald” and includes his famous red tie and unique mop. And, if the ornament isn’t going to make it onto your tree, why not gift it during your Secret Santa exchange and let your friend or coworker have all the fun.
3. The Sweater King Barry Wood Meme Christmas Tree Ornament
If you’ve made it this far in our technologically-driven society, there’s no way you haven’t yet received a fake, newsworthy text from a buddy expressing concern over the recent election, quarantine or maybe even a storm that included a link to a photo of this man. Pictured is the iconic Barry Wood who was just a regular dude that became a meme for, well, what’s dangling between his legs. Wood has since sadly passed in 2016, but since fans of the meme began to take an interest in his existence, he has amassed a cult following. His fans even took it upon themselves to help raise money for his family during the pandemic and even to give him a proper headstone atop his grave, proving that memes can really do a lot for people.
4. Bite Me Worm Bait Fishing Christmas Ornament
This Bite Me Worm Bait Fishing Christmas Ornament is definitely the “punniest” ornament on our list. As the cheeky little worm hangs down from the float and hook, we’re left wondering whether he’s rude or just inviting his own demise with the “Bite Me!” sign mounted above. Whatever the case, we’re sure your fishing fanatic friends are going to love this hilarious choice of ornament.
5. Christmas Ornament Santa Wearing a Face Mask
You thought we wouldn’t include a mask-related ornament? In this climate? Think again, bucko. Santa is complying with CDC guidelines this year because he’s a smart man whose footsteps we all need to follow. For real, we checked in at the North Pole just last week and saw the big guy himself making his list and checking it twice decked in a face mask and gloves. He even showed us his negative COVID-19 results from the day prior.
6. Personalized Toilet Paper Christmas Tree Christmas Ornament
BEST FOR 2020
Although our first pick depicts the year better than we ever could have imagined, so does this one. Remember the toilet paper crisis that occurred in March? How could you not? As an ode to all of the toilet paper that flew off the shelves this year, snag this ornament and never go paperless again. Decorate it with your family’s name to show your toilet paper survival skills and pray that we never have to walk through a toilet paperless supermarket ever again.
7. Santa Hat Leaf Christmas Ornament
BEST FOR GREEN-LOVERS
To celebrate the legalization of marijuana in four more states (New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana and Arizona) this year, snag yourself this iconic Santa hat marijuana leaf ornament and get festive. Maybe light one up this Christmas, too to celebrate the good news — but only if you’re in one of the 15 states where marijuana is legal. We don’t want to get you guys in trouble.
8. Old World Christmas Mac & Cheese Ornament
BEST FOR CHEESE LOVERS
Ahhh, macaroni and cheese. The godsent gift nobody asked for but simultaneously, are so thankful for. Cover your tree in your love for cheese without creating any food waste with this mac & cheese inspired ornament. Sadly, no, you can’t eat it. But, we know you have a box of Craft in your pantry right now. Maybe it’s time to crack her open and get cooking.
9. Crafty Mom by Kaylin Among Us Ornament
Haven’t been able to stop playing Among Us on your iPhone as of recent? Us either. It’s way too addicting. Catch and eject The Imposter with these ornaments ready to dangle on your tree. Kids and adults that play the game will love the ornaments for their colors and meaning. Maybe it will inspire a game or two, but given how fun it is, realistically it’s probably going to inspire about 10.
10. Cranky Cakes Shop Tiger King Joe Exotic Christmas Decoration
BEST FROM REALITY TV
If 2020 gave us anything good, it was Joe Exotic from the hit Netflix series Tiger King. If you haven’t yet seen it, you’re missing out, because aside from the ongoing pandemic, Tiger King has been one of the wildest rides we’ve ever been on. Who would have thunk there’d be so much chaos amidst the tiger-owning community within the United States? Not us. Whether you’re team Baskin or Exotic, this is a hilarious ornament to prop up on your tree this year.
11. Hallmark A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Ornament
Whether you’ve seen A Christmas Story or not, there’s something quite funny about the leg lamp. For those who have seen the film, this Hallmark A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Ornament provides an additional layer of fun as it brings back memories of the hilarious scene from the film. This is an eye-catching tree addition that also makes a great gift thanks to the included gift box.
12. Tree Buddees Beer Pong Christmas Ornament
BEST FOR BUDS
Got a buddy that doubles as your go-to beer pong partner? Gift him this drinking game-inspired ornament for his tree this year. This funny tree decoration depicts a sight as beautiful as it gets: a ping pong ball splashing inside of a red solo cup to get you that well-deserved winning point. The ornament is made of resin instead of glass for durability’s sake, so no matter how many times your buddy drunkenly stumbles into the tree this year, his ornament will stay safe.
13. Fairly Odd Novelties Poop Ornaments
If you want to give your Christmas visitors a surprise and then a laugh, hang these Fairly Odd Novelties Poop Ornaments from your tree this Christmas. Whenever friends or family visit and inspect the beautiful ornaments hanging from your tree, the last thing they’ll expect is to come across a beautifully-crafted poop ornament. The set includes four different types of poop which have eyes and happy smiles to complete the weirdness.
14. Costume Agent Jesus Selfie Ornament
It turns out it’s not just Millennials who are obsessed with selfies. This Costume Agent Jesus Selfie Ornament features the son of God sporting shades and a smartphone as he throws out the peace sign, surely getting ready for his next Insta post. The fun ornament even shows you the photo he’s taking on the phone’s screen for a truly complete and high quality finish.
15. Fun Express The Ugly Sweater Ornaments
BEST CHRISTMAS COMPETITION PRIZE
We’ve got a new competitor in this year’s ugly Christmas sweater competition. It’s 6-foot tall and covered in pine needles. By investing in this Fun Express The Legend of the Ugly Sweater Ornaments Set, you’ll receive 12 ugly sweater ornaments which can be added to your tree, gifted to others or used as prizes in a Christmas-themed competition. The ugly design sports Rudolph’s head on the front with bright red, blue and green in a variety of stripes and dots. The fun ornaments even come with an attached card which explains the origins of the ugly Christmas sweater competition.
16. Taco Christmas Ornament
BEST FOR FOODIES
Love tacos? Who doesn’t? Pay tribute to your favorite shelled food this Christmas with this scrumptious meat and cheese-filled tree hanger. This deliciously depicted ornament is covered in sparkles to shine brightly next to your tree’s lights. Maybe run to Taco Bell after clicking the buy button. You can use a savory snack.
17. Ganz Merry Merlot Wine Glass Ornament
BEST FOR WINE LOVERS
Got a wine mom on your hands? We’re not surprised. Gift her this appropriate as hell tree hanger this year so she can show her love to her perfect glass. Options come in both red and white, so if she’s a rosé lover, you might want to check elsewhere. Nonetheless, we’re sure this glass of red will be quite the hit. Maybe gift it alongside her favorite bottle, too.
18. Schitt’s Creek Paper Christmas Tree Ornament Set
BEST TV INSPIRED
Your tree’s just missing one thing this year. Well, maybe four things. Decorate your tree with your favorite fictional family from the iconic Schitt’s Creek. Since the show ended, we’ve been looking for ways to fill our the Rose family hole in our hearts, so this ornament set has come just in time. Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis will look fantastic laid against the rest of your ornaments. Just make sure the lighting is good enough for the four of them.
19. Kurt Adler Bob Ross Ornament
MOST LIKELY TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE
The inimitable Bob Ross once said, “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” Thanks to the Kurt Adler Bob Ross “Happy Little Christmas” Figural Ornament, Bob can now rely on your Christmas tree to keep him company throughout the holiday season. This five-inch ornament is great for painting enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates Mr. Ross’s sunny take on life.
20. Llama Christmas Ornament
You already know damn well that llamas are, like, the coolest mammals of all time. Why? Nobody really knows. Maybe it’s just because they’re so goofy looking. Pay tribute to our second favorite furry friend (behind dogs, of course) with this cute llama ornament from Urban Outfitters this Christmas. The ornament comes in three different colors that you can choose from and will look great on your tree.
21. Skating Dinosaur Funny Christmas Tree Ornaments
You could deck out your entire Christmas tree with our favorite Urban Outfitters ornaments, which include everything from adorable koalas to cowboy corgis. But in the interest of time, we’re going to limit ourselves to one more option from this collection, which includes so many funny Christmas tree ornaments. Head to UO to order your very own skateboarding Christmas dinosaur. These adorable felt ornaments also make for great stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts.