A Guide to Holiday-Themed Pop Culture Holiday Gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Mostly. Long lines, parking lot fiascoes, frustrated customers, and sold-out items on shelves definitely aren’t wonderful. In fact, shopping this time of year is downright exhausting, and it can drain your excitement for the holiday. Don’t despair though, because we have a way to help with both problems. We’re here to make your shopping easy while celebrating your love of the season itself. Here’s our Holiday Gift Guide for our favorite pop culture holiday gifts.

Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar

Funko Minis in front of the 2019 Harry Potter Advent CalendarFunko

Why celebrate only 12 days of Christmas when you can double up on this magical time of the year with Funko’s Harry Potter Advent Calendar for 2019. For 24 days you will open up to discover a different mini-figure that will help you recreate Hogwarts’ Yule Ball scene from The Goblet of Fire. ( $39.99)

If you want even more from the wizarding world you can also get Harry Potter Advent calendars from LEGO and Insight Editions.

Home Alone Christmas LP

A Guide to Holiday-Themed Pop Culture Holiday Gifts_2Real Gone Music

Home Alone remains our favorite Christmas movie about attempted murder. Now the soundtrack from both Macaulay Culkin films can be a part of our favorite Christmas albums. Real Gone Records’ limited edition (only 1,500 copies), 12-track LP celebratesJohn Williams’ score for the franchise. The holly green pressed vinyl also features both classic Christmas tracks along with new versions from contemporary artists. ( $21.98)

Love Actually Original Soundtrack

Cover art for the Love Actually Original Soundtrack LPReal Gone Music

This holiday season give that special someone the gift of romance with Real Gone Music‘s two-disc LP of the complete soundtrack of 2003’s Love Actually. Featuring songs from The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, The Pointer Sisters, and more, both discs come in a red-and-white candy cane pressing. It also includes a bonus Christmas track from Otis Redding, and who doesn’t love Otis Redding? ( $26.98)

Scrooged Soundtrack

Album cover for Scrooged with Bill MurrayEnjoy The Ride Records/Paramount

Scrooged remains one of the best adaptation of A Christmas Carol ever made. Danny Elfman’s fantastic score is a big reason why. Now Enjoy the Ride Records has teamed up with Paramount to make the soundtrack available on vinyl for the first time. The Cigar Smoke Swirl pressing comes with bonus tracks from the film, and is available in limited edition versions featuring  different vinyl designs. The web-only variants celebrate the Ghosts of Christmas past, with Taxi Cab Splatter (200 copies), Snowflakes and Moonbeams (150), and Reaper Swirl (150). A Red and White Swirl pressing (300 copies) can be found between Bull Moose and Zia, and Urban Outfitters offers a Red and Gold Swirl (500) version. ( $30.99)

Scrooged DVD with Ornament

Bill Murray on the cover of the Scrooged DVDParamount

We love Scrooge‘s score; we also love watching it too. And you know what everyone loves? Bonus gifts. You can get both with this in-store only Walmart exclusive Scrooged DVD. It comes with a “bah humbug” red stocking ornament.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles DVD with Ornament
John Candy and Steve Martin on the DVD cover of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles


That’s not Walmart’s only exclusive, in-store only DVD with ornament. John Candy and Steve Martin’s 1987 buddy film from director John Hughes comes with a green “those aren’t pillows” tree ornament to hang on your own Christmas tree.

It’s a Wonderful Life DVD with Ornament

Goerge Bailey hugs his family on the cover of Its a Wonderful Life DVDParamount

The ultimate Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, also comes with its own DVD and ornament release. The ornaments come in the shape of a—what else—a bell that reminds us every time one rings an angel gets its wings. You can pick one up at your nearest Walmart, but this DVD is also available at Amazon. ($17.99)

It’s a Wonderful Life 4K Blu-Ray

George Bailey hugs his family on the cover of the Its a Wonderful Life 4K Blu-rayParamount

No matter how many times you’ve seen It’s a Wonderful Life (and for us it’s many, many, many times), you’ve never seen it like this. The film is now available for the first-time ever in Ultra-HD 4k. The two-disc set was fully-restored from the movie’s original negatives, and comes in both its original black-and-white and colorized versions. ( $19.96)

Doctor Who Christmas Ornaments

The Thirteenth Doctor and a Tardis with a wreath ornamentBBC Shop

We’re simply havin’ a wonderful wibbly wobbly Christmastimey wimey season with the BBC Shop’s Doctor Who ornaments. The collection include ornaments of the Thirteenth Doctor, a glass gingerbread TARDIS, blue TARDIS machines (both with a Christmas wreath and without), a glass Adipose, and a four-piece Dalek Ornament set. (Priced from $9.99 to $19.98)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Figurines

Griswald tree on car and Cousin Eddie figurinesDepartment 56/Amazon

Some Christmas movies are classics because they’re hopeful and touching. Only one is a Christmas classic because it features Uncle Eddie in his bathrobe emptying his RV waste into a public sewer. Now you can celebrate that heartwarming moment in your own home thanks to Department 56’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation figurines. The collection includes pieces like the Griswold home, Clark plugging the lights in, the family’s oversized tree tied to the car, and tons more great figures. ( $18.27-$129.99)

Halloween Inspired Wrapping Paper

Black Halloween-decorated wrapping paper, two kindsSkelly Paper Co.

What? We said this was a holiday themed gift guide, and Halloween is a holiday. Besides, you need to wrap your presents, and with Skelly Paper Co.’s Halloween gift-wrapping paper you can celebrate the two most wonderful times of the year. ($6.00 each)

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Featured Image: Funko/Department 56

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