Darth Santa

Below is a photo of yet another ornament from our Star Wars tree. I confess I’m a bit boggled by the number of Star Wars ornaments I own which feature Darth Vader dressed up in some form of Santa outfit. I love the irony, but it still feels odd 1.

Darth Santa
Panasonic G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 400 • ƒ/1.7 • 1/50 sec

I suppose I should be more concerned with the number of Vader and Dark Side accoutrements I’ve been gifted over the years. Vader is all over our Star Wars tree and when two of Central’s members decided I needed a light saber a few years ago they thought Darth Vader’s was an ideal fit. I mean, Vader is cool 2 but there comes a time when you hope people aren’t trying to tell you something 3.

Still, the irony of Vader offering a Christmas present makes me grin.


  1. Though the snow globe featuring Darth Santa putting everyone on the naughty list is just plain hysterical. 
  2. I’m not, just in case you were wondering. 
  3. You let people know you’d like a Death Star tree-topper one time, and no one ever lets you live it down! 
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