15 Pop Culture-Inspired String Lights to Illuminate the Holidays

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Whether you’re decorating a tree or lining the walls of your dorm room, string lights are essential. Sure, your traditional bulb light set is classic, but sometimes it pays to branch out. Get creative this season with one (or a few) of these alternate string light sets.

1. TARDIS

Show off your love for Dr. Who with these TARDIS string lights. (We imagine the lights are much bigger on the inside.)

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2. PONIES

Speaking of Dr. Who, you can also get the My Little Pony version of the time traveler, along with a pony named Muffin (known to some fans as “Derpy”).

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3. LEG LAMPS

Instead of placing one lamp in the window, why not fill your home with multiple smaller versions? 

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4. R2D2

With the Star Wars movie right on the horizon, there is no end to sweet merchandise to collect. These R2D2 string lights will look great next to your Darth Vader stocking and Yoda ornament

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5. TURKEYS

Just in time for Thanksgiving: Turkey lights! These might not really count as pop culture-related, but hopefully you can pardon this exception—after all, the president pardons a turkey every year.

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6. SUPERMAN

Feel heroic putting up this Superman light set.

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7. SNOOPY

These Snoopys in Santa garb will be perfect for your next viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas

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8. DARTH VADER

If R2D2 is not the droid you’re looking for, how about these artistic Darth Vader heads? The LED lights can be used both indoors and out.

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9. MINIONS

Not sick of these little yellow guys yet? Then, you might enjoy these lights inspired by the Despicable Me franchise.

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10. YODA

This is the last Star Wars light set on the list, we promise. You can opt for regular Yodas, or Santa Yodas if you want to be extra festive. 

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11. RED SOLO CUPS

Keep it classy with these red plastic cup string lights. They’re perfect to light up your next game of Flip Cup.

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12. KISS

You can get KISS action figures, so it’s not surprising that you can also get band-branded string lights. They will look great in your van. 

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13. WALKING DEAD

These might seem a little grizzly for a family holiday, but look: They’re red and green for Christmas. Grandma is sure to love them.

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14. BATMAN

These string lights are perhaps more practical than fitting a real bat signal into your home.

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15. MORE ZOMBIES

These Walking Dead lights are even more gruesome than the others. The string of decapitated zombie heads is sure to keep other zombies—and neighbors—away.

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November 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
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